TV Ratings Monday: 'The Voice' & 'Dancing With the Stars' Dip + 'The Blacklist' Steady & 'Bones' Up

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October 22nd, 2013


Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 3.8/10 2.2/6 1.9/5 1.6/4 1.3/3 0.6/2
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 2.9/9 1.7/5 1.5/4 1.2/4 1.1/3 0.5/2
Total Viewers (million) 12.54 7.29 12.29 5.43 3.37 1.55

Last night’s Monday Night Football game (Minnesota at NY Giants) was simulcast on the CBS affiliate in Minnesota and on The CW affiliate in New York. As a result, CBS and 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 fell to a  new season low (for a Monday) 4.2, down three tenths from last week's 4.5  adults 18-49 rating. The Blacklist  matched last week's 3.0  adults 18-49 rating.

On CBS, How I Met Your Mother earned a 2.9, down two tenths from last week's 3.1 adults 18-49 rating.  2 Broke Girls matched last week's 2.6  adults 18-49 rating. Mom garnered a 2.4, up four tenths from last week's 2.0 adults 18-49 rating. Hostages earned a 1.4, up two tenths from last week's series low 1.2 adults 18-49 rating.

On ABC,  Dancing With the Stars earned a season low 1.9, down two tenths from last week's 2.1 adults 18-49 rating. Castle notched  a season low-tying 1.9 down three tenths from last week's 2.2 adults 18-49 rating.

On FOX, Bones scored a 2.1, up a tenth from last week's 2.0 adults 18-49 rating. 

On the CW, Hart of Dixie earned a 0.6, up two tenths from last week’s 0.4. Beauty and the Beast scored a 0.6, up three tenths from last week's 0.3 adults 18-49 rating.

Broadcast primetime ratings for Monday, October 21, 2013:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM NBC the Voice (8-10PM) 4.2 11 13.40
CBS How I Met Your Mother 2.9 9 7.87
FOX Bones 2.1 6 7.49
ABC Dancing With the Stars (8-10PM) 1.9 5 13.11
CW Hart of Dixie 0.6 2 1.43
8:30PM CBS 2 Broke Girls 2.6 7 8.05
9:00PM CBS The Big Bang Theory -R 2.5 6 8.49
FOX Sleepy Hollow -R 1.0 3 3.37
CW Beauty and the Beast 0.6 2 1.67
9:30PM CBS Mom 2.4 6 7.79
10:00PM NBC The Blacklist 3.0 8 10.57
ABC Castle 1.9 5 10.64
CBS Hostages 1.4 4 5.77


via NBC press note:

In Late-Night Metered Markets Monday Night:


  • In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 3.1/8; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 1.9/5; 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,” 0.9/4; "Late Show," 0.5/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/3.


  • From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.4/5 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" (1.5/6 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.1/4).  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 0.4/3 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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  • Scandalicious

    I am very curious the see these final ratings. If the numbers for CBS hold up (plus or minus a couple of tenths) that is pretty solid! NCB is still seeing solid numbers from their monday nights. Which is good because it is just about the only night they ever get good news from. I am also thinking DWTS and Castle could be adjusted up a tenth each. The CW would be thrilled with those numbers! However, I think that when the final numbers come out both will drop to a 0.4 (maybe even lower for Beauty and the Beast).

  • Kissan

    Can anyone tell me why The Voice and DWTS are on until 10:01?

  • allfromthei

    Hopefully not too much of a staggering adjustment down for BATB. Considering it didnt air in NY/NJ and Chicago area (from what I was told) that might not be the case but the lack of a new Sleepy Hollow might off set and keep it at 0.3

  • John A

    HOD will go down by a tenth and BATB will go down 2 or 3 tenths.

  • Deo


    Do you have the half-hours for Castle?:)

  • Hermiod

    HIMYM was preempted on Cincinnati’s CBS affiliate last night. They did’t air it until 1:35am.


    how much of adjustment can there be for cbs because Minneapolis saint paul can not be that big of a market?

  • Edward

    The half hours for Castle are 2.0/1.9.

  • Timmy G

    @Mon, I agree, and I like Jennifer Coolidge, but Sophie is way too over barring. And the fact that cbs insists on using the “applaud” track every time she enters makes it even worse. Last nights episode though was really good, whenever they focus on quirky subjects (such as a cronut) the show excels.

  • AllOfHerTw!st

    Go Bones! Is that repeat number for SH about what Mob Doctor originals got?

    Castle isn’t doing too badly.

    Good for NBC to have The Blacklist remaining at a 3.0 or above (at least preliminarily).

  • Alecia

    So if the trend of the voice adjusting up and 10pm show adjusting down, this will be first week that the blacklist goes under a 3. I wonder where it will finally settle.

  • eridapo

    I was expecting Bones to do better than it did given that this was the long awaited Bones Wedding, and it received a lot of press. It was also one of the better episodes of the season.

    Castle was down, and I sort of figure that it would be since the episode last night was about a Time Traveler killer. I know the “geeky” fans loved it on twitter, but those who tune in to see a who done it Murder Mystery were left with a forgettable COTW. Also those who tune in for Caskett would have been disappointed. Overall given the collapse of other ABC dramas it is nice to see Castle holding even with last year.

    Will not Sat anything about CBS or CW due to NFL numbers being included on the results

    The Voice is still tops, but it is beginning its weekly declines once the live rounds come to an end. With this decline we will soon start seeing Castle beat The Blacklist in viewers but trail it in the demo. There is no doubt the Blacklist will be adjusted down to its first ever under 3.0 performance. I see this becoming the norm. Will settled in the mid 2s.

  • Deo


    Thanks! So, Castle will stay at 1.9, no way a 2.0/1.9 will adjust up:(

  • Jill

    It’s bizarre how a couple of stupid football games in a couple of markets can impact ratings so much. The ratings system truly is a joke.

  • I Love TV!

    Does anyone actually believe Beauty and the Beast will get a 3rd season? I’m sorry BATB fans, i’m no hater but it had less than a million viewers last week and it looks really inflated this week due to football…. Sorry, I hope I’m wrong and your show gets better ratings!

  • Aron

    Is this site gonna post an article on Aereo since it’s pretty big, broadcasters are threatening to go to cable if the Supreme Court don’t hear their petition and shut down Aereo

  • Kissan

    I’m glad 2BG, Mom and TB are doing well. I’m glad Mom got a full season order and I was LOL’ing the whole time yesterday watching it. 2BG also had a good episode too. I’m not watching The Voice anymore so I’m watching DWTS and it was pretty good. And Blacklist was great as usual. I also watched that TLC movie on VH1 yesterday. It was trending on Twitter worldwide.

  • I Love TV!

    Plus DWTS skews really old! Like older than NCIS loool

  • Robsten_Fan

    Goo BATB

  • JayTN

    With “2 Broke Girls” attracting more total viewers that “How I Met Your Mother” (and coming closer in the 18-49 demo) for the second week in a row, it looks like CBS may have been able to plug its 8:30 hole. Now, we’ll just have to wait and see how “Mike & Molly” performs in two weeks.

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