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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  • sarah

    Does this mean Dancing with the D-List will soon be gone?

  • eridapo


    Exactly.. The last time Castle did a sci fi theme episode it scored a 1.9 and only managed 10.02 viewers (Final Frontier episode 6 which aired 11/5/12 )

  • John C



    eridapo thank you, tom the only reason the cw channel showed the game in nyc is because when the game is on espn or nfl network it must be allowed to be shown on over the air channels, that’s why it aired on the cbs channel in minn

  • ATXCountry

    @reallypeople – I thought the exact same thing…who hasn’t seen the pilot of Sleepy Hollow yet? I mean they gave it away for free on iTunes. Perhaps those 3.3 million just left their TV on for background noise.

  • Douglas from Brazil

    The Blacklist will be adjusted down always because The Voice “steal” the extra minute going until 10:01pm

  • Jimmy L

    CW will certainly be adjusted down. The #1 & #3 (NYC & Chicago) markets aired sports in lieu of network programming. (NFL & NBA)

  • Craig

    Mom had GREAT retention of TBBT’s 2.5 …..WTG MOM!! (By the way…the show was hilarious last night)

  • buttondiet

    Even inflated Hostages only got 1.4… I guess Mom will adjust down too :(

  • C.S.Strowbridge

    Dancing with the Stars is killing Castle. It wasn’t that long ago that show was a major force. Fortunately for Castle, there are plenty of much worse dramas on ABC.

    CBS seems to have stabilized, except for Hostages.

  • Glue

    Great retention from Mom! Are they compatible?

  • Glue

    Why doesn’t CBS do a Chuck Lorre Night? (TBBT, MOM, TAAHM (then some other show) and a Drama.

  • Alan

    I hope 2BG stays that way!

  • Ike

    @Samuel, where are you (and many other commenters) getting this bizarre idea that a drama can’t lead out of a comedy? You clearly weren’t around in (or just don’t remember) the 80s and early 90s when network scheduled were packed to the gills with sitcoms, and virtually every drama led out of a sitcom. NYPD Blue, ER, L.A. Law, and a gazillion other dramas did fine leading out of sitcoms.

    What ELSE are you supposed to air at 10 p.m. ET/PT after a sitcom block, if not a drama?

    There are NO excuses for Hostages. None.

  • NYGirl29

    Ouch, for Castle. When will they learn people don’t watch for sci-fi? I watch Blacklist live and dvr Castle. I went through it right after in less than 1/2 an hour. For me the sci-fi actually wasn’t as bad as the Alexis crap. They need to dump her fast. If I caught it..Daddy pays for you education while you shack up with a loser, and she can afford her part of the rent with an intern job in NYC??? If she wants to grow up Daddy needs to MAN UP and cut her off. Makes Castle look pathetic.

  • Ronak

    Castle wasn’t really “down”, it was simply steady in terms of usual numbers (especially once it is adjusted up by a tenth, as it usually is). It floats at around 2.0 in the demo and 10-11m total viewership.

    And it had really strong audience retention in the half-hours, so I don’t think the fact it was a “Scifi” episode had much to do it with it.

  • Ryan

    Even with adjustments coming it looks like Mom will finally be higher than 2.5 Men. That makes me think this is the final year of Men since it can’t be cheap while Mom can take its place.

  • French Christophe

    I’m amazed how well “Sleepy Hollow” repeats. The pilot episode aired for the third time in a little more than a month and managed to get a demo at 1.0/3!
    Maybe those new viewers will increase the ratings when SH returns with new episodes!(I can’t imagine even big fans of the series, which I am, watching live the pilot for the third time!!

  • pn

    I think people wanted to see Mom after the positive reviews on it, but it had to be against Dancing and The Voice the first few fall weeks. And Voice is taped shows with the battle rounds–they haven’t gotten to the live shows, and those live shows are seen more. I think some people wanted to take a little break from reality competition shows to watch scripted comedies instead. I’m relieved that Hostages improved in its ratings given that it’s competing against heavy hitters Castle and Blacklist. Maybe Castle and Blacklist had weakly acted scenes,plots and stories that week, so they switched to Hostages that hour. It happens with shows some weeks.

  • rgxx

    See NBC Blacklist may look to be a lead in next fall…You don’t make shows a lead in until their numbers hold or strengthen – you destroyed Revolution!

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