TV Ratings Monday: 'Almost Human' & 'Sleepy Hollow' Fall, 'Castle' Up, 'The Voice' Down, 'The Blacklist' Steady

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November 26th, 2013

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Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 3.2/9 2.1/6 2.1/6 2.1/5 1.1/3 0.3/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 2.3/7 1.6/5 1.4/4 1.4/4 1.0/3 0.3/1
Total Viewers (million) 11.136 6.800 13.276 6.294 3.009 0.920

NOTE: Last night’s Monday Night Football game (49ers/Redskins) was simulcast on the CBS affiliate in San Francisco. As a result, CBS  numbers may be inflated  and subject to more than typical adjustments in the finals. 

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

On NBC, The Voice earned a 3.3 down 6 percent from last week's 3.5 adults 18-49 rating. The Blacklist garnered a 3.0 adults 18-49 rating, even with its most recent episode. Your predictions were right on the money.

On FOX, Almost Human notched a 1.9 adults 18-49 rating down 17 percent from last week’s 2.3. Sleepy Hollow scored a series low 2.2 down 12 percent from last week's 2.5 adults 18-49 rating.

On CBS, How I Met Your Mother earned a possibly football inflated 2.9 down 6 percent from last week's 3.1 adults 18-49 rating.  2 Broke Girls matched last week's 2.7 adults 18-49 rating. Mike and Molly garnered a 2.5 up 9 percent from last week's series low 2.3 adults 18-49 rating. Mom notched a 2.2 up 16 percent from last week's series low 1.9 adults 18-49 rating. Hostages earned a 1.1 up 10 percent  from  last week's series low 1.0 adults 18-49 rating.

On ABC, Dancing With the Stars notched a 2.2 up 10 percent from last week's series low 2.0 adults 18-49 rating. Castle earned a 2.1 up 11 percent from last week's 1.9 adults 18-49 rating.

On the CW, Hart of Dixie matched last week’s 0.4 adults 18-49 rating. Beauty and the Beast scored matched last week's 0.3 adults 18-49 rating.

Broadcast primetime ratings for Monday, November 25, 2013:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rtg/Shr Viewers (millions)
8:00 NBC The Voice (8-10:PM) 3.3/9 11.29
CBS How I Met Your Mother 2.9/8 8.02
ABC Dancing With the Stars (8-10:01PM) 2.2/6 14.24
FOX Almost Human 1.9/5 6.56
CW Hart of Dixie 0.4/1 1.02
8:30 CBS 2 Broke Girls 2.7/7 7.90
9:00 CBS Mike & Molly 2.5/6 8.43
FOX Sleepy Hollow 2.2/6 5.82
CW Beauty & the Beast 0.3/1 0.83
9:30 CBS Mom 2.2/6 7.30
10:00 NBC The Blacklist 3.0/8 10.83
ABC Castle 2.1/6 11.35
CBS Hostages 1.1/3 4.57

- 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," 3.2/9; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 1.9/5; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.4/6.
  • 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 1.5/5 in metered-market households and a 0.4/3 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.
  • From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.7/6 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" (0.6/4 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 with an encore 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.

  • Bill O’Reilly

    SLEEPY HOLLOW just another boring show. I turned it off after the 1rst commercial break. BOY !, It is so slow and boring. The first 3 shows were ok, with the first being the best. But what happened to the action. These stories are really not even for the most boring age group..No younger/older age group is going to watch this. IT GOES NOWHERE, and FAST…Bring in some new writers.
    On Supernatural. Time to get back to the monsters, such as werewolf, shapeshifters, ghosts and so on. All of this Castiel is getting old. This show needs an injection of new writers and new creativity to make it watchable. Now the last 2 episodes were a step in the right direction, but get back to the season 1 and 2 stories..Ohhhhh, is this getting bad too. I have been a faithful watcher since it came on, what 10 years ago….Get back to what made this a good and fun show. Just kill off Castile and that other dude…The one that is stuck in that cellar room, where he is masturbating all the time when Sammy and Dean leave the house….You know he is…

  • Lara


    I agree on all accounts about Sleepy Hollow, but I’m not quite the bar being that low will help Almost Human.

  • Jon

    @ Cody…..what is your definition of a hit show? It is afterall the number one show on the network. Its all relative I guess. With the current landscape of network Tv id say anything getting a 2.0 or higher is a hit in the networks executives eyes.

  • johnhelvete

    With The Following having 15 episodes and being successful, I thought CBS was smart to follow that model with Hostages instead of going with 13 episodes. Hostages is a complete ratings disaster, I now think that the networks need to protect themselves and go with 13 episodes or fewer when they do a limited serialized show. They can always insist on actors signing deals that allow for a 15 episode second season if the show is a hit.

  • Refrain


    I have a feeling if Almost Human can keep this level of viewership throughout its first season it will have a good shot at being renewed. That’s a big if though.

  • milo

    Fox only has four dramas right now. Glee finishes next year, maybe not even a full season, and if they hadn’t renewed it so early there’s no question it would probably be cancelled. Bones is doing fine and should come back regardless of what night its on. Almost Human, a 1.9 isn’t terrible but dropping so much so fast means it’s probably not coming back.

    So next year Fox will have back Bones and the final season of Glee along with Sleepy Hollow. It may end up being the final season of Bones just because of cast members leaving the show. Of course any show can have a big drop at any time, but based on the ratings so far, is it really that likely that Fox will find enough new dramas (they’re certainly not going to have enough big comedy hits by then to go with fewer dramas) that SH is at the bottom of the heap? Summer 2015 Glee ends, Bones may end, Almost Human has been replaced by a new show that may or not do well, and a couple midseason dramas get tried out in the meantime. Sleepy Hollow gets a third season unless the ratings go in the toilet or Fox has multiple new hit dramas (or both). Not impossible but foolish to bet on that at this point.

    Arguing whether a show is a “hit” or not is silly, especially since people are going to argue whatever seems to make their point, stuff like half hours, whether “hit shows” ever drop a given amount, etc. Last week Sleepy Hollow was the second highest rated new show after Millers (Blacklist was off last week which would have bumped it to number three). It beat out SHIELD as well as all the other new shows. Based on that and that it’s still Fox’s top rated scripted show, I’d argue there’s more good than bad about the show’s ratings. A 2.2 and a .3 drop this week aren’t great but any ratings during a holiday week have the possibility of being an outlier.

    People are entitled to their opinions, but at this point predicting it will be cancelled midway through the second season are doing it out of some sort of hate for the show. There’s no factual basis to predict that, period.

    By the way, has Fox said anything about number of episodes next season? 13 again, or more like a full season of 22?

  • iHeartJoss (She’ll be dearly missed!)

    Okay, I don’t understand. Going off of the half hours Gabriel posted, Sleepy Hollow’s viewership shouldn’t be anywhere under 6 million. It was at 6.64 million and then 6.47. Methinks an upward adjustment should be coming. It also doesn’t help that I still need to watch the episode. I’d better get to it. :)

  • seb

    The last Monday episode of Bones had a 2.0 rating (6shr) with 7.35 million viewers.

    Another week or two of falling AH and Fox will regret shipping off Bones to the Friday graveyard.

  • Mumbo

    I think we can pronounce The Blacklist a legitimate success. Barely lost anything out of The Voice. The show is clearly standing on its own two feet now.

    Just keep nurturing it behind The Voice this season, and then set it free. Should be able to anchor a night next season, maybe NBC can use it to start rebuilding Thursday.

  • iHeartJoss (Bad Nolan, Bad!)

    Sleepy Hollow is still a hit show. I think this dip is not only temporary, but inaccurate. I’m still loving it, and since Person of Interest has gone the way of utter crap, it’s the only show I watch anymore.

  • Refrain


    Sleepy Hollow Season 2 will be 13 episodes. This was a choice made by the producers I believe. Had the producers requested more episodes I’m sure Fox would of accommodated.

  • Sarah


    No, the final numbers should be out soon.

  • Bl00dwerK

    The Blacklist continues to be awesome…

  • Networkman

    I really enjoyed last night’s episode of Almost Human. I feel Michael Ealy and Karl Urban have great chemistry together. I also like Lili Taylor in her role. I think the viewership number is acceptable. Hopefully its demo will rise once The Voice is over. Bones had a loyal fanbase and seemed more suited to compete against The Voice. Some viewers may not be tuning into Almost Human because they are not fans of sci-fi. I don’t know when the MNF game began but that may also be the cause of Almost Human’s target audience not tuning in.

  • Networkman

    I feel Almost Human should have inherited the Thursday 9pm slot after American Idol. I don’t feel Rake is compatible with American Idol. Also I do feel Bones and The Following made a pair. I don’t understand why FOX is really stubborn when it comes to Animation Domination. If American Dad! is in its last season on FOX anyways, why couldn’t they move it to Friday. And then try their scripted comedies on Sunday. It would be great counter-programming as none of the other networks are airing comedies on Sunday. It would be something that has a chance against the cable dramas.

  • Networkman

    Dancing with the Stars still pulls in a great amount of viewers. The 9pm hour had a very nice showing. It would do better in the demo if moved away from The Voice. But this show definitely has some life left in it.

  • Joseph

    I suspect ESPN’s “NFL Monday Night Football” likely won its time period in key demos and maybe overall viewers as well.

    Next week, ESPN has one of the season’s best games: Seattle facing New Orleans in a possible NFC Championship Game preview.

    That game will likely wipe-out the broadcast networks in the ratings.

    It could even become the most-watched cable show ever.

  • randyaw

    I was going to post this great write up about all the shows I don’t watch because I hate them, but then I remembered “I” have a life.

  • Rebecca

    Last night’s Almost Human was SO good, too! I hope somehow it survives!!

  • tim_m

    I guess Jenna is the new max and rob. Hating on one show simply because she doesn’t like it and apparently has nothing better to do with her time.

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