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.

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  • CrimTV

    Lol at the people who are saying The Voice is doing terribly, a 3.6 preliminary rating is great for NBC. Calm down.

  • Scandalicious

    Solid night for ABC! Castle was a beast! Also really good for HIMYM – it almost tied The Voice! I was hoping Sleepy Hollow would return higher. I just had a feeling the World Series will have backlash on most FOX shows… The Blacklist still held up really well. The Voice dropped 7 tenths and The Blacklist only 2. I think it is safe to say it is a hit.

    I am glad the CW shows didn’t drop further. At this point I thing these numbers have been established as the bottom for each show.

  • RJ

    The Voice is really starting to sink badly but The Blacklist is holding up fairly well, all things considered. HIMYM is also doing very well for CBS this season. What caused the big spike for Castle?

  • Samunto

    Just what i expected from Sleepy Hollow. These baseball breaks never bode well for Fox. Remember how much New Girl dropped?

    And that’s very low for The Voice.

  • It’s funny

    Castle continues to close in on The Blacklist. That retention between half-hours is pretty impressive.

  • rob60990

    “this really shows that the blacklist has its own audience, falling only 0.2 while its lead-in fell 0.7.”

    I would agree but The Blacklist tanked a lot in the half hour all the way down to a 2.5. There will also likely be adjustments due to The Voice overrun too.

  • mike98

    2 broke girls is a terrible show! i can not wait for when it tanks! bye bye beauty and the beast! so sad to see HIMYM go. its a hilarious and great show. a 2.9 is a all time low for the blacklist? thats pretty good!

  • David Howell

    Castle’s going down but will still have built on DWTS. (2.0/2.2?)

    Mike and Molly premiered at the high end of what I expected. HIMYF still looks an absolute shoo-in to me though. But we said that about NCIS Red!

  • Colin

    What was the purpose of Sleepy Hollow being a repeat last week?

  • gerry

    i figured sleepy hollow and blacklist were done falling. guess not. now i’m wondering if either will survive the spring.

    cw is completely unsurprising.

    didn’t realize until a commercial after it (dvr) that cher was on dwts. if i had known, i might have watched. but if those numbers are inflated, it doesn’t appear that her appearance did the show any favors.

  • mary sue

    Re: Castle’s ratings

    Oh, joy. Does that mean we’re going to get more Alexis now?

  • RayX

    highest rated show of the night is doing terrible. wow, what a hater

  • NII

    The Voice is still #1 in the demo. It’s doing fine. It has better ratings in average compared to last season.

  • ReallyTired

    Entire end of Blacklist was cut off in NYC due to shooting at the Paramus NJ mall.

  • It’s funny

    “Let’s see how many people ignore Castle’s rating inflation due to the football game.”

    What cities were preempted?

  • grey

    “Sleepy Hollow” was excellent last night (I wish more demo had tuned in) and I really hope “Castle” does not get adjusted down for whatever reason(s).

  • Jack

    To the people that were saying that the show will be up because of Christina and Cee Lo, people miss Shakira and Usher bring them back!

  • Nathan

    Castle is definitely going to get adjusted down..

  • Ryan T

    HIMYM should take heed though that its highest rated episodes have thus so far included the Mother. She needs to be integrated with the cast sooner!

  • rob60990

    “What was the purpose of Sleepy Hollow being a repeat last week?”

    FOX aired baseball last week.

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