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TV Ratings Monday:'The Blacklist, '2 Broke Girls, 'Hostages' '& 'Castle' Up, 'The Voice' & 'Mom' Down Against Strong World Series

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October 29th, 2013

The Blacklist October 28

Scoreboard FOX NBC CBS ABC UNI CW
Adults 18-49: rating/Share 3.8/10 3.8/10 2.1/5 2.0/5 1.3/3 0.4/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 3.4/10 2.9/9 1.6/5 1.4/4 1.2/4 0.3/1
Total Viewers (million) 12.594 12.198 6.615 12.207 3.287 0.999

NOTE: Due to the nature of live  programming the ratings for Fox (World Series) are approximate and subject to more than the typical adjustments in the final numbers. Last night’s Monday Night Football game (Seattle at St. Louis) was simulcast on the CW affiliate in St. Louis. As a result, CW numbers may be inflated  and subject to more than typical adjustments in the finals.

NBC and FOX tied for number one in Adults 18-49 while FOX was on top with total viewers.

On FOX, game five of the World Series garnered a 3.8 preliminary adults 18-49 rating, even with Game 5 of the 2011 series (the most recent game 5) but down 14 percent from a preliminary 4.4 for game 4.

On NBC, the first night of the knockout rounds on The Voice earned a 4.2 down 2 percent from last week's 4.3 adults 18-49 rating. The Blacklist  garnered a 3.1 up 3 percent from last week's 3.0  adults 18-49 rating.

On CBS, How I Met Your Mother earned a 2.9 down 3 percent from last week's 3.0 adults 18-49 rating.  2 Broke Girls scored a 2.6 up 4 percent from last week's 2.5  adults 18-49 rating. Mom garnered a from last week's 2.3 adults 18-49 rating. Hostages notched a 1.3 up 8 percent from last week's series low 1.2 adults 18-49 rating.

On ABC,  Dancing With the Stars matched last week's 2.0 adults 18-49 rating, and tied its lowest rated Monday telecast ever. Castle notched  a 2.1 up 11 percent from last week's season low 1.9 adults 18-49 rating.

On the CW, Hart Of Dixie matched last week’s 0.4. Beauty And The Beast matched last week's 0.3 adults 18-49 rating.

Broadcast primetime ratings for Monday, October 28, 2013:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rtg/Shr Viewers (millions)
8:00 NBC The Voice (8-10PM) 4.2/11 12.97
FOX World Series Game 5 (8-11PM) - Live 3.8/10 13.19
CBS How I Met Your Mother 2.9/8 7.63
ABC Dancing with the Stars (8-10PM) 2.0/5 12.972
CW Hart Of Dixie 0.4/1 1.13
8:30 CBS 2 Broke Girls 2.6/7 7.60
9:00 CBS The Big Bang Theory - R 2.5/6 7.94
CW Beauty & the Beast 0.3/1 0.87
9:30 CBS Mom 2.1/5 6.61
10:00 NBC The Blacklist 3.1/8 10.66
ABC Castle 2.1/5 10.68
CBS Hostages 1.3/3 4.95

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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," 2.0/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.0/6.
 
  • In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 1.0/5; "Late Show," 0.5/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3.
 
  • From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.2/4 in metered-market households and a 0.3/2 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" (1.0/4).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/1).
 
  • At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.9/4 in metered-market households and a 0.3/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

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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.

 
  • hmm

    Happy to see Castle up!

  • Mike

    People are getting fed up with HIMYM, too slow, advance the damn wedding plotline.

  • Simon

    Half Hours:

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    8:00 p.m.

    ABC – Dancing With the Stars

    Viewers: 12.16 million (#2), A18-49: 1.9/ 5 (#4)

    CBS – How I Met Your Mother

    Viewers: 7.63 million (#4), A18-49: 2.9/ 8 (#2)

    NBC – The Voice

    Viewers: 12.38 million (#1), A18-49: 3.9/11 (#1)

    Fox – The World Series, Game 5 (Boston Red Sox vs. St. Louis Cardinals)

    Viewers: 11.07 million (#3), A18-49: 2.8/ 8 (#3)

    CW – Hart of Dixie

    Viewers: 1.20 million (#5), A18-49: 0.5/ 1 (#5)

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    8:30 p.m.

    ABC – Dancing With the Stars

    Viewers: 12.93 million (#1), A18-49: 2.0/ 5 (#4)

    CBS – 2 Broke Girls

    Viewers: 7.60 million (#4), A18-49: 2.6/ 7 (#3)

    NBC – The Voice

    Viewers: 12.57 million (#2), A18-49: 4.1/11 (#1)

    Fox – The World Series, Game 5 (Boston Red Sox vs. St. Louis Cardinals)

    Viewers: 11.81 million (#3), A18-49: 3.2/ 8 (#2)

    CW – Hart of Dixie

    Viewers: 1.06 million (#5), A18-49: 0.4/ 1 (#5)

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    9:00 p.m.

    ABC – Dancing With the Stars

    Viewers: 12.98 million (#3), A18-49: 2.0/ 5 (#4)

    CBS – The Big Bang Theory (R)

    Viewers: 7.94 million (#4), A18-49: 2.5/ 6 (#3)

    NBC – The Voice

    Viewers: 13.20 million (#2), A18-49: 4.3/11 (#1)

    Fox – The World Series, Game 5 (Boston Red Sox vs. St. Louis Cardinals)

    Viewers: 13.47 million (#1), A18-49: 3.9/10 (#2)

    CW – Beauty and the Beast

    Viewers: 880,000 (#5), A18-49: 0.3/ 1 (#5)

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    9:30 p.m.

    ABC – Dancing With the Stars

    Viewers: 13.83 million (#2), A18-49: 2.2/ 5 (#3)

    CBS – Mom

    Viewers: 6.61 million (#4), A18-49: 2.1/ 5 (#4)

    NBC – The Voice

    Viewers: 13.73 million (#3), A18-49: 4.5/11 (#1)

    Fox – The World Series, Game 5 (Boston Red Sox vs. St. Louis Cardinals)

    Viewers: 14.02 million (#1), A18-49: 4.2/10 (#2)

    CW – Beauty and the Beast

    Viewers: 853,000 (#5), A18-49: 0.3/ 1 (#5)

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    10:00 p.m.

    ABC – Castle

    Viewers: 11.36 million (#2), A18-49: 2.2/ 6 (#3)

    CBS – Hostages

    Viewers: 5.21 million (#4), A18-49: 1.4/ 3 (#4)

    NBC – The Blacklist

    Viewers: 11.17 million (#2), A18-49: 3.3/ 8 (#2)

    Fox – The World Series, Game 3 (Boston Red Sox vs. St. Louis Cardinals)

    Viewers: 15.25 million (#1), A18-49: 4.6/12 (#1)

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    10:30 p.m.

    ABC – Castle

    Viewers: 9.93 million (#3), A18-49: 1.9/ 5 (#3)

    CBS – Hostages

    Viewers: 4.70 million (#4), A18-49: 1.2/ 3 (#4)

    NBC – The Blacklist

    Viewers: 10.14 million (#2), A18-49: 2.9/ 8 (#2)

    Fox – The World Series, Game 3 (Boston Red Sox vs. St. Louis Cardinals)

    Viewers: 13.49 million (#1), A18-49: 4.1/11 (#1)

  • HeadlessHorseman (formerly JacobYates)

    The Blacklist up despite the Voice being down! Hope it stays steady in the finals like last week.

  • Mon

    Go Blacklist! It just keeps getting better.

  • mando

    The blacklist finally saves NBC.

  • AllOfHerTw!st

    Wow, nice for The Blacklist and Castle.

    Hostages Up

    Hostages is the breakout hit of the season! jk

  • John A

    CW is inflated? Lmao. Great for Castle. What a stable 10pm show for ABC over the years.

  • steve

    Seems like the blacklist has settled in & is where its going to stay. I just hope NBC dont make the same mistake they did with revolution & put it on like a 3 month or whatever hiatus.

  • Revenger

    Hope HOD doesn’t adjust down

  • RyanCanada

    I just want Mike and Molly back

  • Shawn

    I feel sorry for people that were too stupid to watch HOstages. They have missed a really fun show! It has been a blast to watch it.

  • j

    Why are things up with the World Series being on? Hmm.

    Blacklist mildly sucked last night but it’s my only must-see broadcast drama, so good for it.

  • Eric

    The Voice still holding strong. It will adjust up!

  • Alan

    Mom & 2 Broke Girls :(

  • Potato

    @Mike– I personally enjoy it. But I’ve always enjoyed the smaller conflict episodes (one of my favorites from last year is where they’re all trying to steak the Playbook.)

  • A fan

    Yes! Glad to see Castle is steady.

  • Ronak

    Blacklist seems to have settled, good news for NBC. Glad to see Castle chugging along as steady as ever, again outrating its lead-in in the demo.

  • PurpleDrazi

    Blacklist seems to do well independent of it’s lead in. That’s a good sign.

    I gave up on HIMYM a year ago…seems like I made the right choice.

  • David Howell

    The Voice and Blacklist will trade ticks in finals again to leave them both flat. That’s pretty good for both.

    Beauty and the Bearchow.

    I could see Mom getting a marginal Lorre-placating renewal and then going out after 44.

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