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.

  • Ronak

    Ahh, yes I forgot about how both Castle and TB were affected by the news coverage. I’m guessing that will affect both shows’ ratings (as will the game in Green Bay- but isn’t that a fairly small market?)

  • NII

    @Jack last season of the Voice hit a 2.9 because of Shakira early on. No 1 can understand her Mexican accent.

  • Ryan

    Poor Mom gained viewers this week but the demo went down. Allison Janey was hilarious last night

  • josh


    castle beat once upon a time ? hah

    also M&M beat SH HAHA

  • ReallyTired

    Will WNBC NY replay the episode of Blacklist, since it was not shown in its entirety? Was anything revealed that tcould effect viewers from turning in the next few weeks?

  • Mike

    Sleepy hollow is falling to the viewers
    The following ended with in it’s first season.

  • RBA

    I took a look at the last time Castle was pre-empted for football in Greenbay, and it was on Sept. 24, 2012 (For “After the Storm”).

    The Prelims that day indicated Castle rated 2.5 and 11.38, but after Football was taken out in the finals the show came down to a 2.1 and 10.45. If this pattern holds, we should expect a 4 tenth adjustment in demo and about 750K viewers in the Finals

  • hmm

    Why is so difficult to read the text about preemptions???

  • Lulla

    Just imagine how hight HYMYM would be if the season was actually good!

  • Nasir

    I didn’t watch the episode yet, but I wish Mom would rise.

    CW steady, but very low… No room to drop.

  • Anne

    @Nll Shakira is Columbian not Mexican, but thanks for the racism.

  • Wright

    Sleepy Hollow deserves better ratings. What more do viewers want? Walter saved Icky!!! Hopefully it adjusts up in the finals.

  • harry

    About NBC i cant wait for the time the voice fails and nbc is left with only 1 hit show the blacklist . terrible network ending up first due to the voice and sports. other than that one drama and everything else is flops.

    Great for ABC .

    I cant understand why fox moves one show with decent ratings to fridays…

    CBS should reconsider renewing how i met your mother and offer kutchers salary to himym cast. Paying 700.000 and 300.000 respectively to kutcher ( who is terrible actor) and that kid that farted for 9 seasons , and then blamed the show that made him millionaire is a waste. move the only good actor in two and a half men , alan ( jon cryer) to another show maybe mom .

  • It’s funny

    “Why is so difficult to read the text about preemptions???”

    This could just be my problem, but the text is right below the chart, so it’s easy to skim and scroll right by it. Perhaps if there was a space or two between the chart and the red text, it’d be easier to catch.

  • DaveV

    hoping that castle only adjusts down one tenth, which would still be a season high

  • Kris

    Does news coverage that interrupts a show get adjusted out in the finals, or does that only happen with a planned preemption?

  • gerry

    @ lisa

    i know, i meant survive through the spring and get renewed. sorry for the confusion :)

  • mando

    Why are some losers hate NBC. Did NBC prevent you from watching. T.V?

  • r0ckmypants

    @RJ – “Hey Kevin, you should probably thank Marc Berman if you’re going to post his numbers.”

    Why? They’re numbers, not his intellectual property. It’s not like he invented them.

  • Luna

    Hart Of Dixie still low but solid as a rock, how is this even possible?

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