TV Ratings Monday: 'The Voice', 'Sleepy Hollow' & 'The Blacklist' Hit Lows as 'How I Met Your Mother' Rises & 'Beauty and the Beast' Stays Flat

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November 5th, 2013

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Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 3.4/9 2.3/6 2.2/6 2.1/6 1.3/3 0.3/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 2.5/7 2.0/6 1.7/5 1.6/5 1.1/3 0.3/1
Total Viewers (million) 11.182 6.978 13.559 7.135 3.365 0.852


NOTE: Last night’s Monday Night Football game (Chicago at Green Bay) was simulcast on the ABC affiliate in Green Bay. As a result, ABC  numbers may be inflated  and subject to more than typical adjustments in the finals. Also, there were some 10-11 p.m. news preemptions in the New York market on several stations.

NBC was number one in Adults 18-49 while ABC was on top with total viewers.

On FOX, Bones returned to a 2.0, down two tenths from its last original's 2.2 adults 18-49 rating. Sleepy Hollow returned to a series low 2.5, down two tenths from its last original's 2.7 adults 18-49 rating. Your predictions were too optimistic.

On NBC, The Voice earned a season low 3.6,down from last week's 4.3 adults 18-49 rating. The Blacklist  garnered a series low 2.9 down from last week's 3.1  adults 18-49 rating.

On CBS, How I Met Your Mother earned a 3.4, up four tenths from last week's 3.0 adults 18-49 rating and the series' best ratings since its premiere.  2 Broke Girls scored a 2.6, down a tenth from last week's 2.7 adults 18-49 rating. The season premiere of Mike and Molly earned a 2.6, down from last year's 3.1 premiere rating but up from the 1.9 that last season's finale earned. Mom garnered a 2.0,down a tenth  from last week's 2.1 adults 18-49 rating. Hostages notched a series low tying 1.1 from last week's 1.2 adults 18-49 rating.

On ABC,  Dancing With the Stars matched last week's 2.1 adults 18-49 rating. Castle notched  a 2.4, up three tenths from last week's 2.1  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, November 4 2013:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM NBC the Voice (8-10PM) 3.6 9 11.63
CBS How I Met Your Mother 3.4 9 8.70
ABC Dancing With the Stars (8-10PM) 2.1 5 14.38
FOX Bones 2.0 5 7.02
CW Hart of Dixie 0.4 1 1.03
8:30PM CBS 2 Broke Girls 2.6 7 8.10
9:00PM CBS Mike & Molly -P 2.6 6 9.11
FOX Sleepy Hollow 2.5 6 6.94
CW Beauty and the Beast 0.3 1 0.67
9:30PM CBS Mom 2.0 5 7.32
10:00PM NBC The Blacklist 2.9 8 10.28
ABC Castle 2.4 7 11.91
CBS Hostages 1.1 3 4.81


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," 2.8/8; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 1.9/5; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.3/6.


  • In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 0.9/4; "Late Show," 0.4/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/4.


  • From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.4/5 in metered-market households and a 0.4/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.


  • From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.4/5 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 0.4/3 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.

  • Phil

    The Blacklist is still doing good

  • Carl

    Sleepy Hollow is still doing very well but there’s getting to be so much hype about it, which makes the show seem a little bit too good, when it’s really just a good show that still needs improvement. I think the show isn’t sure what it wants to be and the ratings are starting to reflect that.


    8:00 p.m.

    ABC – Dancing With the Stars
    Viewers: 13.28 million (#1), A18-49: 1.8/ 5 (#4)

    CBS – How I Met Your Mother
    Viewers: 8.66 million (#3), A18-49: 3.4/ 9 (#1)

    NBC – The Voice
    Viewers: 11.16 million (#2), A18-49: 3.3/ 9 (#2)

    Fox – Bones
    Viewers: 6.95 million (#4), A18-49: 2.0/ 6 (#3)

    CW – Hart of Dixie
    Viewers: 1.15 million (#5), A18-49: 0.4/ 1 (#5)


    8:30 p.m.

    ABC – Dancing With the Stars
    Viewers: 14.20 million (#1), A18-49: 2.0/ 5 (#4)

    CBS – 2 Broke Girls
    Viewers: 8.10 million (#3), A18-49: 2.6/ 7 (#2)

    NBC – The Voice
    Viewers: 11.75 million (#2), A18-49: 3.6/ 9 (#1)

    Fox – Bones
    Viewers: 7.06 million (#4), A18-49: 2.1/ 5 (#3)

    CW – Hart of Dixie
    Viewers: 913,000 (#5), A18-49: 0.4/ 1 (#5)


    9:00 p.m.

    ABC – Dancing With the Stars
    Viewers: 15.03 million (#1), A18-49: 2.3/ 6 (#4)

    CBS – Mike & Molly (season premiere)
    Viewers: 9.11 million (#3), A18-49: 2.6/ 6 (#2)

    NBC – The Voice
    Viewers: 11.77 million (#2), A18-49: 3.8/ 9 (#1)

    Fox – Sleepy Hollow
    Viewers: 7.08 million (#4), A18-49: 2.5/ 6 (#3)

    CW – Beauty and the Beast
    Viewers: 692,000 (#5), A18-49: 0.3/ 1 (#5)


    9:30 p.m.

    ABC – Dancing With the Stars
    Viewers: 15.02 million (#1), A18-49: 2.4/ 6 (#2t)

    CBS – Mom
    Viewers: 7.32 million (#3), A18-49: 2.0/ 5 (#4)

    NBC – The Voice
    Viewers: 11.784 million (#2), A18-49: 3.8/ 9 (#1)

    Fox – Sleepy Hollow
    Viewers: 6.80 million (#4), A18-49: 2.4/ 6 (#2t)

    CW – Beauty and the Beast
    Viewers: 656,000 (#5), A18-49: 0.2/ 1 (#5)


    10:00 p.m.

    ABC – Castle
    Viewers: 12.24 million (#1), A18-49: 2.4/ 6 (#2)

    CBS – Hostages
    Viewers: 5.12 million (#3), A18-49: 1.2/ 3 (#3)

    NBC – The Blacklist
    Viewers: 11.19 million (#2), A18-49: 3.2/ 8 (#1)


    10:30 p.m.

    ABC – Castle
    Viewers: 11.58 million (#1), A18-49: 2.4/ 7 (#2)

    CBS – Hostages
    Viewers: 4.51 million (#3), A18-49: 1.0/ 3 (#3)

    NBC – The Blacklist
    Viewers: 9.37 million (#2), A18-49: 2.5/ 7 (#1)

  • Michael

    Sleepy Hollow :(

  • romo

    Big MNF game.

  • Phil

    Sleepy Hollow will be cancelled after or during season 2

  • Mike

    Well, I am not surprised HIMYM went up.

  • k:Alex

    The Blacklist was great again.
    You want more action, the next episode has more action.
    You want a psycho, the next episode has a psycho.
    Last week I wanted to know more about Reddington, this episode said more about him.

    I hope it will stay at this level because I want way more of it.

  • Macy

    Yes!! Castle.

  • Sam


  • Ryan T

    Here comes HOW I MET YOUR FATHER…

  • rob60990

    So happy that NBC’s shining star The Voice is tanking. Can’t hide behind this show foreven NBC. :D

    Cher did nothing but make DWTS skew even older.

    Nice for HIMYM but horrific 2 Broke Girls could not capitalize on it to help the rest of the night.

    Sleepy Hollow keeps on tanking. I’m sure the fanboys will blame the break.

  • steven

    Will Sleepy Hollow EVER go up again?

  • tommie

    Dear Lord, Beauty & The Beast could possibly even adjust down.

    Can’t CW just cancel this mess already?

  • Me

    Dammit CW! Get rid of B&TB already! That loser is making TCD look like a hit. Anyway, good for HIMYM. I’m enjoying this season and laughing more than I used to! :)

  • Randy

    9 seasons in and How I met your mother is the #1 scripted TV show on Monday night :)

  • Michael

    Fox shows always return to series lies after the word series hiatus

  • Bee

    omg. if that rating sticks, go castle! is that a season high? any reason why?

    and wow. the voice tanked hard from last week. and this really shows that the blacklist has its own audience, falling only 0.2 while its lead-in fell 0.7.

  • casey

    Improvement for CBS comedies (for the most part).
    Huge fall for the Voice, guess it proves that ppl prefer the blind auditions.
    Blacklist and Sleepy Hollow still preforming well!

  • A

    read the disclaimer….ABC’s numbers are inflated. castle will probably adjust down to a 2.0-2.1

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