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.

  • Freddy Arrow


    “How can one market (NY) adjust the ratings that much? Are there more Nielson viewers in NY than any where else?”

    Really? Yes, there are more viewers in NY than anywhere else.

  • FRED


    X FACTOR – typo.

    Wonder if anyone will remember X FACTOR is on after the WORLD SERIES?

    I have feeling it will fall below a 2.0 when it finally returns
    Also wonder if the Cee-Lo controversy (drugging a girl’s drink and raping her) will hurt the ratings for the VOICE.

  • dantas


    It was renewed with only a 0.5 after The Vampire Diaries BY MAY, 2013.

    Beauty and the Beast WILL be cancelled. It premiered to a 0.3 this Fall – is the lowest rated non-friday show of the channel right now. And chances are it’ll see many 0.3s during the season.

    CW won’t renew it for a third season because if it does, the Syndication Gods will require a fourth one.

    Embrace yourself, Spring is coming with its horrible numbers…

  • BBFan

    I hope tvbn has the good sense to provide the final #’s for Dixie & Beast after they air in Chicago Sun night. It’s a strange circumstance where fans of the show will get 2 nights b2b of the show.

    For the novices to the site, the 0.6 is a range. They do not round the #’s up. They are truncated. Beast might have done a 0.69 & it would still be reported 0.6. Because Beast had more tv’s than Dixie, it’s reasonable to assume it beat it in 18-49.

    As for the Reign premiere, it was horrible. You have to compare it to Beast’s premiere of last yr. I believe it was the CW’s answer to Thrones which means it might be the 2nd most expensive show on the CW after Vampire Diaries. It makes no sense to bring it back at that cost for less than a 1.0.

  • r0ckmypants

    @BBFan – “For the novices to the site, the 0.6 is a range. They do not round the #’s up. They are truncated. Beast might have done a 0.69 & it would still be reported 0.6. Because Beast had more tv’s than Dixie, it’s reasonable to assume it beat it in 18-49.”

    Oh, dear… you seem to be very confused. Beast did not do a 0.6, let alone a 0.69. Because it was preempted in two of the biggest markets in the country. Football and/or basketball did a 0.6.

  • Mike

    I just read on deadline that Raising Hope Has just got a syndication deal


    bbfan when the game is aired over the air espn is blacked out in those markets

  • eridapo

    @David H

    Yeah I figure we will have to wait to see the breakdown between EPSN and CBS, but I will assume that the show did better on CBS than ESPN given that CBS is not cable. The 50.3 number is amazing, and if we were to split it in half then we can see a 3 tenths of a point adjustment for CBS (beginning with 2BG)


    mike the syndications gods have spoken again lol

  • Jonathan Lanham

    So happy for Mom. I really like that show a lot

  • sabina

    happy for a poor 0.6 / 2, 1:47 spectators? this is a Flop!

  • starship

    BBFan has got to be one of the most deluded BatB fans on here…The numbers are in fact rounded so if something got a 0.69, it would be reported as 0.7, not as 0.6. Also, the pre-empted shows airing at a later date won’t adjust the numbers for that day up in any way. Hope that clears all the confusion, I also watch BatB, but realize that it will end in May (as do the writers, actors, and producers at this point I’m sure), so let’s just hope they wrap up the storyline…

  • eridapo

    Just read this at another forum:

    The game got a 50.3 in Minnesota and a 24.8 rating in New York with Kickoff at 840PM. The breakdown as to who watch on ESPN and who watch on CBS and CW was not given, but if we assume an even split…

    We can say CBS is looking at 3 to 4 tenths adjustment while a similar number adjustment for the CW is possible….

    Minn 1.51% of National Total
    NYC 6.47% of National Total

  • eridapo


    The adjusted numbers for HOD and BatB will be reported on the weekly totals that comes out on Tuesday of next week..


    eridapo I don’t know if this makes a diff but when the game is shown on local tv over the air espn is blacked out in those markets

  • Deo


    “Are there (NY) more Nielsen viewers than anywhere else?”
    I´m not american, and even I can guess the answer: yes?!:)


    not in cincinati when the bengals aired on the cw channel espn was blacked out maybe its just the home team though

  • Tim

    Glad to see Mom rise so much! Hopefully it doesn’t adjust down!

    Wow, Castle down 3 tenths? It will probably adjust up.

  • SJ

    Castle always does better with the more serious episodes than the silly ones. Last week’s episode was really intense and it got a 2.2. This week’s promo indicated a fluff episode (haven’t watched it yet) and the ratings dropped to 1.9, like for the child actor murder episode, which was also on the silly side.

    DWTS will likely adjust up. If it doesn’t, will that 1.9 be the new series low for a performance show?

    Why did Fox randomly decide to air a repeat of Sleepy Hollow last night instead of a new episode since it wasn’t preempted by baseball? And yeah, here we go with the “delaying” of Bones’ Friday launch that will never happen. Yeah, we’ve all seen that move before… ;)

  • eridapo


    Yes. It is a simple matter that NYC is the largest metropolitan area in the country, and Nielsen as a rule tends to mirror their population sample to the the general population. The population of NYC is roughly 6.5% of the US population, so the Nielsen sample for NYC will be of a similar magnitude.

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