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

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


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.


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.

  • Scandalicious

    I feel like all the networks have been really consistent on Monday nights. HOD and BatB same as last week. At least they aren’t falling any more. I am glad The Blacklist is still above a 3.0! Even if it does adjust down a bit i bet it will still be a 3.0. Hopefully HIMYM will adjust to a 3.0 as well!

  • CBS makes me happy

    @ Shawn
    So if people don’t like a show they are
    Stupid ?

  • steve

    @ david howell blacklist last week wasnt adjusted so its not a foregone conclusion it will be adjusted down

  • anon

    @Mike I agree with you. Although I’ve heard some people say that the final season of HIMYM was going to be like ’24’ in the sense that it’ll take the entire season for the wedding storyline to culminate. :P

  • Rick

    @Scandalicious If BATB went any lower no one would be watching. That’s a painfully low rating.

  • tony

    @ Shawn: You feel sorry for people who were too stupid to watch Hostages? So, if you watch Hostages, you are “too stupid”? Go back to school!

  • eridapo

    Good outing for the World Series, and it didn’t seem to impact the 10PM shows at all nor anything else for that matter.

    CBS is pretty much flat when compare to last week as is ABC and NBC. Even the CW is flat, so the WS plus the Football game had no significant impact on the ratings of the Monday shows.

  • Ronald

    The Blacklist is a Hit for NBC i wonder if it`s gonna be like Revolution, that once that get move out from teh voice it will star to fall like a rock….

    Nice to see Hostages and 2BG Up

  • AllOfHerTw!st

    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.

    It looks like it’s an intense show, but I just don’t like Dermott McDylan.

  • Dan

    A BBT repeat with the highest # of viewers of all shows on CBS last night.

  • Deo

    I have to say I wasn´t expecting Castle to be up from last week, so I´m glad…even if it likely adjusts down by a tenth, it will still be up:)

  • Patrick Ausgewahlt

    HIMYM was getting a 2.8 rating in what is equal to this week last year. The announcement of the final season has prevented the ratings from continuing to bleed like it did last year. I hope it can go up next week when the Mother is back!

  • eridapo

    For those who were saying Football and Baseball hurt the dramas of Sunday, may I present Monday’s results. Castle, The Blacklist, and Hostages held steady as did most of the other shows for the night.

  • steve

    @ronald i think what did the most damage for revolution was the hiatus they put it on

  • MH

    Yay Castle might adjust down one tenth looking at the half numbers but still good.

  • Jon

    Oh my god BatB could even be adjusted down. I am speechless.

  • Bear1000

    Go Blacklist GO!! Yay for the Blacklist

  • Samunto

    One can’t stop commending The Blacklist for how steady it has been. Seems sports on FOX didn’t impact the 10pm hour at all. I mean, Hostages went up!

  • Tom Shaw

    Mom was only down compared to airing against a Sleepy Hollow repeat last week; it was actually up a tenth vs. the last time it aired against all first-run competition.

    There’s a reason I didn’t mention Mom’s increase – it was mostly fake.

    Now, if there isn’t as much a crossover of Mom and The Following fans as there are Mom and Sleepy Hollow fans, then Mom could show real growth in the Spring.

  • Melanie

    The CW may be inflated? Oh my. If so that will be really ugly for BATB. I mean, its not pretty anyway, but yeeesh.

    Good for Castle and yaay for the Blacklist. I’m quite liking it and am glad to see it stabilize around a 3.0. God knows NBC needs all the hits it can get.

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