TV Ratings Monday: '2 Broke Girls', 'Dancing With the Stars' & 'Castle' Up, 'Sleepy Hollow', 'Bones' & 'Mom' Down

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October 15th, 2013

Sleepy Hollow October 14

Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 4.0/11 2.3/6 2.1/6 2.0/5 1.4/4 0.4/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 3.0/9 1.7/5 1.6/5 1.5/5 1.1/3 0.4/1
Total Viewers (million) 13.004 7.318 12.221 7.020 3.613 0.997

Last night’s Monday Night Football game (Colts/Chargers) was simulcast on the NBC affiliate in Indianapolis. As a result, NBC 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 4.5 down 2 percent from last week's 4.6 adults 18-49 rating. The Blacklist  garnered a 3.2 up 3 percent from last week’s 3.1 adults 18-49 rating.  NBC’s line up was pre-empted in Indianapolis for football, so these numbers may be inflated.

On CBS, How I Met Your Mother matched last week's 3.0 adults 18-49 rating. The timeslot premiere of 2 Broke Girls notched a 2.5 up 9 percent from last week's series low 2.3 adults 18-49 rating. Mom garnered a 1.9 down 10 percent from last week's 2.1 adults 18-49 rating. Your predictions were accurate for 2 Broke Girls but too optimistic for Mom. Hostages matched last week's series low 1.2 adults 18-49 rating.

On FOX, Bones scored a 2.0 down 5 percent  from last week's 2.1 adults 18-49 rating. Sleepy Hollow garnered a 2.6 down 7 percent from last week's 2.8 adults 18-49 rating.

On ABC,  Dancing With the Stars earned a 2.1, 5 percent from last week's 2.0 adults 18-49 rating. Castle notched  a 2.2 up 16 percent from last week's 1.9 adults 18-49 rating.

On the CW, the season premiere of Hart of Dixie matched last week’s 0.4. Beauty and the Beast scored a 0.3, even with last week’s adults 18-49 rating.

Broadcast primetime ratings for Monday, October 14, 2013:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rtg/Shr Viewers (millions)
8:00 NBC The Voice (8-10PM) 4.5/12 13.79
CBS How I Met Your Mother 3.0/9 8.00
ABC Dancing With the Stars (8-10PM) 2.1/6 12.79
FOX Bones 2.0/6 7.10
CW Hart of Dixie 0.4/1 1.07
8:30 CBS 2 Broke Girls 2.5/7 7.88
9:00 FOX Sleepy Hollow 2.6/7 7.54
CBS The Big Bang Theory - R 2.2/6 8.49
CW Beauty & the Beast 0.3/1 0.924
9:30 CBS Mom 1.9/5 7.33
10:00 NBC The Blacklist 3.2/9 11.44
ABC Castle 2.2/6 11.09
CBS Hostages 1.2/3 5.22

In Late-Night Metered Markets Monday night:

via NBC press note:

  • In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 2.9/8 with an encore telecast; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.2/6; 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,” 0.9/4 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.5/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.8/4.
  • From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.3/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/3 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.
  • From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.4/5 in metered-market households with an encore) beat CBS's original "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.1/4).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/4 in 18-49 with an encore) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/2).
  • At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/4 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.



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  • Ytr

    Sorry to say it but BATB is really weak, I’ve watched whole season 1 and I can tell that it is really boring

  • Ytr

    Sorry to say it but BATB is really weak, I’ve watched whole season 1 and I can tell that it is really boring

  • HalCapone

    Mondays, Thursdays and Sundays will always be more challenging nights, especially for debuting new shows because of gridiron competition. I don’t see this changing anytime soon for any of the networks.

    CBS is having a very shaky season so far. The bloom has fallen off Mondays. Two Broke Girls in mid 2’s is probably the best it can do and the what follows Girls is just a mess. I can’t see Mom lasting beyond this season, with declines each week. Without Mother next year and without some huge new hit, CBS could be looking much, much worse.

    Other than Sleepy Hollow and “potentially” a good run for The Following when it returns, FOX isn’t looking good this year at all. I think their overall ratings are down double digits from last year. Gordon Ramsey is looking like a much better friend to FOX than Simon Cowell at this point. Hopefully, Sleepy can stop declining in live+same day, in spite of very solid post day of airing DVR numbers are apparently still doing great. Patterns are hard to break so I wouldn’t be surprised if Sleepy lands in the high 1’s, possibly even dipping closer to mid 1’s before the end of its run this season due to both the fantasy genre fatigue curse and DVR usage. The second season pickup PR announcement by FOX is more or less meaningless because there are all sorts of contingencies written into these contracts allowing FOX to either pull out altogether or offer the show to another network/cable outlet. I think Sleepy will see another season but not a third unless FOX pulls out a Fringe get of jail free card.

    ABC is all about stability and holding their own on Mondays, albeit an older audience more typical of CBS. Dancing probably has a few more seasons left in the gas tank. It has certainly owes ABC nothing after its lengthy run of very high ratings for most of that run (not unlike FOX’s American Idol. At some point in the not so distant future, we will all be saying the same thing about The Voice. And Castle is doing remarkably well so unless the leads drop out, I can see Castle humming along for more seasons.

  • The Cool Max

    Good for 2BG, great hold for Mom.

  • amanda

    Sleepy won’t last more than one season. Down .2 every single week.

  • anon

    @Charmed In re. to HOD; Yeah I could see that happening either way. Theyre so close to syndication, esp post S3, that I could see them being renewed fr S4…or at least enough of one to get to syndication.

    Yet though, it is now a unique series in the CW’s line up in that its the only bright, cheery, comedic, female skewing, dramedy on the network (other than Carrie Diaries)…while everything else are darker dramas (content wise as well as physically/visually) with a supernatural/comic book/historical element skewed to appeal to both genders.

    HOD & TCD are a throwback to the vision Ostroff had for the CW, if not content found even earlier on the WB…and are apparently the last we’ll see of Fake Empire Prod on the CW…so whenever they end, it’ll be the end of another era for the network.

  • Jon

    And yet its already renews and grows from its tired lead in. So what are you really talking about lol.

  • Sierra

    @amanda: if you’ve got nothing intelligent to say, dont say anything at all. SH has already been renewed…

  • Jon

    BatB should just get pulled 0.3 and not even a million viewers on a monday is just horendous

  • tommie

    So do we think BatB will be swapped with The Carrie Diaries?

    HoD and BatB seems mismatched to me…

  • Sarah


    “Similarly, Bones should get a big lift with the wedding ep. I expect it to beat Stars.”

    I really want it to, but I’m not getting my hope up. So if it gets at least a 2.3 I’ll be happy.

  • amanda

    Already renewed, but we all know there are ways to get out of that. Sleepy will soon be in the 1s

  • Anon

    So, what is propping up the ratings for 2BG: the new cupcake window (gratuitous ass shots) or the new male waiter character?

    I thought that BBT rerun would do a little better.

  • AllOfHerTw!st

    Dear FOX;

    Please don’t exile Bones to Friday.

    Thank You

  • DrainBamage

    I hear TV By The Numbers is having a clearance sale on Castle trolls this season? Just nobody has been buying them at all anymore. I think they should have a DWTS show of just the Castle cast. The 3 hour Castle block.

  • Sierra

    @Anon: neither, a better lead in is enough…

  • glen

    Seems like a quick drop for CBS – as recently as a couple of seasons ago, CBS owned Monday. Even repeats of their sitcoms would beat the competition. I guess increased competition from other shows didn’t help. Had no idea they were moving Two Broke Girls to half an hour earlier. Interesting move.

  • Sierra

    @amanda: thank you for that Ms Psychic.

  • Alan

    yay 2BG! But, please Sleepy Hollow, stop dropping!

  • amanda

    @Sierra it’s only logical. 2.4, to 2.2, to 2.0, next the 1s.

    Might even be lower than 2.4 with the break.

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