TV Ratings Monday: 'The Voice', 'How I Met Your Mother' & 'Mom' Down, Slight Dips For 'Sleepy Hollow' & 'The Blacklist', 'We Are Men' Debuts Low, 'Bones' Up

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October 1st, 2013

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Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 4.3/12 2.6/7 2.1/6 2.1/6 1.3/4 0.4/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 3.2/10 2.0/6 1.5/5 1.6/5 1.2/4 0.4/1
Total Viewers (million) 13.461 7.497 12.157 6.773 3.407 1.148

Last night’s Monday Night Football game (Dolphins/Saints) was simulcast on the CW affiliate in Miami and the NBC affiliate in New Orleans. As a result, NBC and the CW numbers may be inflated  and subject to more than typical adjustments in the finals.

NBC was number one in Adults 18-49 and with total viewers.

On NBC, The Voice earned a 4.6 adults 18-49 rating, down 10 percent from last week's 5.1 adults 18-49 rating. The Blacklist  garnered a 3.6 down 5 percent from last week’s 3.8 adults 18-49 rating. Your predictions were a tad pessimistic.

On CBS, How I Met Your Mother scored a 3.1 adults 18-49 premiere rating down 16 percent from a 3.7 for last week’s one hour premiere.  The series premiere of We Are Men notched a 2.0 adults 18-49 rating down 17 percent from a 2.4 for last season’s premiere of Partners on September 24, 201 and ranking as CBS's lowest rated in season conedy debut ever2. 2 Broke Girls tied its series low with a 2.4 down 14 percent from last week’s 2.8 adults 18-49 rating. Mom garnered a 2.2 adults 18-49 rating down 12 percent from a 2.5 for last week’s premiere. Hostages earned a 1.5 adults 18-49 rating, down 17 percent from a 1.8 for last week’s premiere.

On FOX, Bones scored a 2.2 up 16 percent from last week's 1.9 adults 18-49 premiere rating. Sleepy Hollow garnered a 3.0 down 3 percent from last week's 3.1 adults 18-49 premiere rating.

On ABC,  Dancing With the Stars earned a 2.0 down 13 percent from last week's 2.3 adults 18-49 rating . Castle notched  a 2.2 adults 18-49 rating, even with last week.

On the CW, the iHeartRadio Music Festival scored a 0.4 down 33 percent from a 0.6 on October 1, 2012.

Broadcast primetime ratings for Monday, September 30, 2013:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rtg/Shr Viewers (millions)
8:00 NBC The Voice (8-10PM) 4.6/13  14.15
CBS How I Met Your Mother 3.1/9 7.73
FOX Bones 2.2/6 7.07
ABC Dancing With the Stars (8-10PM) 2.0/5  12.81
CW iHeart Radio Music Festival Night 1 (8-10PM) 0.4/1  1.05
8:30 CBS We Are Men - Series Premiere 2.0/5 6.40
9:00 FOX Sleepy Hollow 3.0/8 7.93
CBS 2 Broke Girls 2.4/6 7.59
9:30 CBS Mom 2.2/5 6.93
10:00 NBC The Blacklist 3.6/10  12.08
ABC Castle 2.2/6  10.9
CBS Hostages 1.5/4  5.99


In Late-Night Metered Markets Monday night:


  • In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 3.0/8; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.0/5; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.2/6.
  • In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 0.9/5; "Late Show," 0.5/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.8/4.
  • From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.4/5 in metered-market households and a 0.5/3 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.
  • From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.5/6 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.0/4).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).
  • At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.9/4 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.5/4 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


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Time Shifted Viewing – Program ratings for national sources are produced in three streams of data – Live, Live+Same Day (Live+SD) and Live+7 Day. Time shifted figures account for incremental viewing that takes place with DVRs. Live+Same Day (Live+SD) include viewing during the same broadcast day as the original telecast, with a cut-off of 3:00AM local time when meters transmit daily viewing to Nielsen for processing. Live+7 Day ratings include incremental viewing that takes place during the 7 days following a telecast.

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  • jack

    sleepy hollow isn’t moving, halloween. it stays at 8, bones moves to fridays in nov so almost human can be on at 7 before sleepy hollow. that’s what i last read anyway

  • reallypeople


    But Alcatraz was never at SH’s levels. Nor did it manage to get the popular internet fan support that SH has started. And, sci-fi/fantasy/horror projects tend to be a steadier risk and stabilize quicker against a free fall. Just ask the fans of Supernatural. You really can’t compare the two.

  • Ryan


    Hopefully it isn’t the same person that called to Order “How to Be A Gentleman” and “Partners”

  • hmmm

    I think DWTS should be 12 not 2…

  • Mon

    CBS will likely wait for another week to do (announce) something about We Are Men and Hostages but they must have been planning for days now. I agree with The Mentalist to Mondays temporarily before Intelligence premieres. Mike & Molly is a safe thing at 8:30 after a couple of TBBT repeats. But if I were CBS I would put 2BG at 8:30. IT needs HIMYM. Just wishing.

  • Wright

    I’m really liking Hostages. Hopefully more people will start watching. The Blacklist is good too. I watch Hostages live and DVR The Blacklist.

  • Michael1

    NBC has 2 good shows, Football and “The Voice”. Last year, they used “The voice to prop up a sitcom. This year, they seem to be content to use “The Voice” to prop up hour 2 of “The Voice” as well as 2 dramas. Meanwhile Michael J. Fox will get pummelled by the replacement of his “Spin City” replacement on Thursday Nights. Heck, Kutcher got more viewers than Fox and Sheen COMBINED last week.

  • Once & Again

    But i love 2 Broke Girls :( stupid America!

  • CBS makes me happy

    Bring on Mike &Molly please

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Sara Bibel

    DWTS viewership fixed, although ABC might have been happy with its youngest skewing episode ever. Thanks.

  • Networkman

    WOW! First the arrival of James Spader on The Practice caused Dylan McDermott to lose his starring role on the show. And now James Spader’s The Blacklist is most likely going to cause Dylan’s show Hostages to be taken off the air.

    CBS has a big problem on Monday night. It looks like next week We Are Men won’t be able to hit 2.0. Their 9pm hour will be consistently losing to FOX. Sleepy Hollow is really maintaining its numbers. I’m not sure if FOX will be airing the Baseball playoffs. If so, I hope that the Baseball playoff games do not ruin its momentum.

  • gerry

    my question would be as to how much cbs has waiting in the wings. can they afford to dump both we are men and mom? i like the latter enough. i wouldn’t watch the former if you paid me.

    i LIKE hostages. too bad its faring so poorly. i still think cbs will run the full load of episodes, i can just see it moving. after TGW on sunday perhaps? mentalist moves to monday?

  • TimsDale4ever

    OK, after sampling WE ARE MEN and 2 BROKE GIRLS, someone can now be officially embarrassed to be called an American. Horribly idiotic shows….

  • CrimTV


    Yes Fox are still airing Baseball

  • chaarmedcraft

    “I’m sorry to say, but SH will start to fall soon. Alcatraz was stable first weeks too.”

    Well, if you say so then it must be true.

  • Ted Craig


    Hostages numbers are much, much more likely to go down rather than up. When are execs going to learn that good ideas for movies don’t make good ideas for TV shows?

    Also, that people don’t find infidelity cute (Mom)?

  • Donna

    I think Sleepy Hollow is popular BECAUSE it is preposterous.

  • Mike1

    Those new CBS comedies r hurting the night. I feel bad for Hostages, it is not a bad show, but the lead in is awful, a 2.2…. Last year Mike&Molly gave a 2 .9 demo lead in to H50 . I am sure Hostages would be getting better numbers with a 2.9 lead in instead of a 2.2.

  • Ted Craig

    If you ask me, CBS execs got a little cable envy. They’ve been the No. 1 network because they have behaved like a broadcast network. You want cable shows, expect cable ratings.

  • reallypeople


    Exactly. Almost Human as tailor made to be paired with Sleepy Hollow. And Bones, which is already in syndication, seems ready to move to Fridays. FOX won’t sabotage their newest hit by moving it to Fridays, which unless XF is shrunk down to an hour… seems to be the only spot available.

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