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.



Fast Affiliate Ratings: These first national ratings, including demographics, are available at approximately 11 AM (ET) the day after telecast, and are released to subscribing customers daily. These data, from the National People Meter sample, are strictly time-period information, based on the normal broadcast network feed, and include all programming on the affiliated stations, sometimes including network programming, sometimes not. The figures may include stations that did not air the entire network feed, as well as local news breaks or cutaways for local coverage or other programming. Fast Affiliate ratings are not as useful for live programs and are likely to differ significantly from the final results, because the data reflect normal broadcast feed patterns. For example, with a World Series game, Fast Affiliate Ratings would include whatever aired from 8-11PM on affiliates in the Pacific Time Zone, following the live football game, but not game coverage that begins at 5PM PT. The same would be true of Presidential debates as well as live award shows and breaking news reports.

Rating: Estimated percentage of the universe of TV households (or other specified group) tuned to a program in the average minute. Ratings are expressed as a percent.

Share (of Audience): The percent of households (or persons) using television who are tuned to a specific program, station or network in a specific area at a specific time. (See also, Rating, which represents tuning or viewing as a percent of the entire population being measured.)

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.

For more information see Numbers 101 and Numbers 102.

  • CrimeDawg

    Hate to see that The Blacklist will drop below 3 this week since The Voice ran until 10:01.
    Still really enjoying the show and hey it does even better when you factor in the DVR.
    Dont remember who asked but usually running a show over by a minute or two is supposed to prevent you from turning the channel because you would have missed the beginning of the next show.

  • Jean

    @Dillan You don’t say. We know the pre-empting means adjusting down.

  • Helen

    With such good ratings for Bones, FOX decided to keep Bones on Mondays for two more episodes. So happy for the great ratings, loved the wedding!

  • eridapo


    Castle’s halves 2.0 /1.9 and 11.08 /10.20

    Here are the other 10PM shows

    3.3 /2.8 11.35 / 9.78 for the Blacklist
    1.5 /1.3 5.98/ 5.57 for Hostages.

  • Deo


    I see your point about Castle; it was a specific theme, like last year with “The final frontier”, I was expecting a higher demo and it turned out a 1.9.
    Personally, I enjoyed the episode a lot (even if I´m not much into sci-fi), and wasn´t disappointed with the “caskett” moments, they were sweet and foreshadowing hopefully:) But the theme of the episode didn´t sugest it…

  • Joe

    Even with the game going on, Hostages is a fail. Only 5.7 million viewers and 1.4. That is terrible especially for America’s Most Watched Network

  • FRED

    To the NBC fan:

    What do you type on Thursday and Friday after looking at Wednesday and Thursday ratings?

    NBC is strong on SUNDAY ( when NFL is in season) and MON and TUES (when the Voice is on). Wednesday and Thursday are disasters.

  • Billy

    I really wouldn’t be too excited about 2BG. All this means is that it is totally lead in dependent. What is it going to do next year without HIMYM dragging it on its back? 2BG will fail once again next year when it has to anchor its own hour. This proves that it needs a big lead in like HIMYM to put up any kind of ratings.

  • Michael1


    Monday Night Football starts at 8:30 eastern, and is popular among men. CBS can succeed in that time slot when they cater to women. They need their Monday comedies to cater to women. “2 Broke Girls”, “Mike and Molly”, and “Mom” all have strong female leads. That should provide a winning formula. They may not be able to beat “The Voice”, but Female targeted shows are the best bet to go up against MNF.

  • Deo

    Actually, The blacklist may not adjust down with 3.3/2.8, but they lost about 1.5 million viewers in an half-hour! Castle also lost a lot, but not that much…

  • Samuel

    I don’t think anyone can blame Hostages for it’s low ratings. It’s a pretty decent show, but it’s paired with 3 comedies.
    Not exactly the brightest move by CBS. I can only imagine their logic… ‘I know, lets go from a comedy about a mother raising her child, to a drama about a mother trying to save her family from a group of people holding them hostage’.

  • TimsDale4ever

    MOM gets better and better!

  • Jen

    I was expecting a 1.9 for Castle due to the theme of the episode but it´s still pulling up a fight in viewers with The Blacklist; and wow for Mom, TBBT repeats are helping, Lorre must be happy, lets see how it adjust in the finals.

  • jT

    @billy “I really wouldn’t be too excited about 2BG. All this means is that it is totally lead in dependent. What is it going to do next year without HIMYM dragging it on its back? 2BG will fail once again next year when it has to anchor its own hour. This proves that it needs a big lead in like HIMYM to put up any kind of ratings.”

    This is funny when you take into account how much himym struggled.

  • Billy


    It is suicide for CBS to go after female viewers on Monday nights. The younger females watch The Voice, while the middle age and older females watch DWTS, and the males watch football. That is why CBS struggles so mightily on Mondays.

  • reallypeople

    The awkward moment when a repeat of the pilot episode of Sleepy Hollow (really 3.3 ish million people haven’t seen it yet… FOX has only given you like 3 billion opportunities to see it) does almost as well in demo and, in some cases, better in viewership than FOX’s comedies.

  • Tom

    It looks like WPIX, Tribune Media’s New York CW affiliate has washed its hands of the CW’s Monday night schedule in favor of football. This looks like a wise strategy to capture OTA viewers who wouldn’t otherwise go near the CW. Let’s see how that and reruns on CBS and Fox affect the final ratings.

  • eridapo


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

    Minneapolis ranks 15 and represents 1.51% of the National Total
    NYC ranks number 1 and represents 6.47% of the National Total.

    So If you assume the Game did a 6 in Minneapolis, it would translate to a 1 tenth of a point gain.. Given how big football is in the Midwest, I can see the game doing 10 easily in Minnesota which would mean as much as 2 tenths adjustment.

  • Dan

    Not bad for Mom, I assume the night will get better when Mike & Molly returns. Hostages will hopefully air all episodes.

    Good uptick for Hart of Dixie/Beauty and the Beast.

  • ReallyTired

    Giants MNF game was shown on the CW11 here in NY/NJ.

    Numbers will definitely be adjusted down.

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