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.

  • Claudia

    Seriously people these are just tv shows some come some go, its not your children…chillax…I love my BATB Ill enjoy whats left of it while I get comfortable with a next favorite one. Good thing here is, none of us are Network executives I doubt they will spend their time posting on tv websites like all of us.

  • DaveV

    Nice to see Castle up.

    I am a little concerned at that half hour drop, hope it keep momentum for next week


    You can’t beat that John Lester/Koji Uehara combo. Just ask the Cards!

  • Michael1

    “Dancing with the Stars” continues to beat its Tuesday Night replacement block of “The Goldbergs” and “Trophy Wife”. Given the programming glitch that occurred last week, I wonder if there’s any chance the results show could be back in the spring. It’s definitely more of “family programming” than “Trophy Wife” is. Would any parents even consider watching “Trophy Wife” with a tween or younger?

  • a p garcia

    I think Hostages will end its limited run never to return. Blacklist just seems to get better.

  • Carmen

    That’s a lot of total viewers for the 8:00 – 9:00 hour. It’s even more when you consider that ESPN has Monday Night Football on in at least 1/2 that hour.

  • Steve

    Damn… I still hear a lot of people complaining about HIMYM. Am I the only one enjoying this season so far? Sure the elongated wedding weekend might get old but so far the in-between as been pretty dang funny.

  • psychic

    “Seriously people these are just tv shows some come some go, its not your children…chillax…”
    Some people (cough) get so attached to TV shows that the characters are like their children and news of cancellation would be like all their children being murdered. (I was like that with Fringe.)

  • Charmed

    HOD steady as a rock, and it might adjust up.

  • anon

    @Claudia LOL I know exactly what you mean. It IS just a matter of enjoying your favorite shows while they last.

  • dantas

    Good morning, y’all!

    Mom is safe for now. In order to stay among CBS future plans, it’ll have to stay above 1.8 for the rest of the season.

    Yeah, Hart Of Dixie will get a shorter fourth and final season.

    Hostages WILL be canceled. It’ll only air all of its 15 episodes if it doesn’t go below 1.0. If it does, it’ll be pulled off the schedule for a later saturday (or maybe summer) burn.

    Beauty and the Beast WILL also be cancelled. It can’t afford to fall to a 0.2 during it’s second season. But that’s what is likely to happen on spring 2014.

  • Russell

    Blacklist and Castle will both be adjusted down. CBS should air all of Hostages episodes and premiere Intelligence in January. It’s too bad that Hostages didn’t make it because it’s a great show. Blacklist is crap I watched it on demand once but couldn’t sit through the whole show. Basically, it will follow in Revolution’s footsteps.

  • Charmed

    @dantas no, HOD will get a full, not final season

  • dantas


    Beauty and the Beast WILL also be cancelled. It can’t afford to have multiple 0.2s during it’s second season. But that’s what is likely to happen most of Spring, 2014.

  • Ultima

    @Sara Bibel
    Game 5 of last year’s series

    World Series was only four games last year! :)

    I assume you mean game five of the 2011 series.

  • k:Alex

    Long live The Blacklist, maybe it will go down 0.1, but as long it stay above 3.0, it’s a solid hit.
    Last week it was the only show at 10pm with a 3.0 rating.

  • steve

    @russell its the best new show & a great show. Also Fact it wasnt adjusted down last week so who knows & will it follow revoultion path maybe but its not a forgone conclusion it will.

  • Avery

    why is Beauty & The Beast always in caps? Annoying

  • steve

    @k:Alex wasnt last week so maybe wont be this week

  • Jon

    If you think HoD season 4 is not its last then you truly are delusional :-)

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