TV Ratings Monday: 'The Blacklist' Rises for Fall Finale + 'Mom' & 'Almost Human' Down

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December 3rd, 2013


Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 3.5/9 2.0/5 1.6/4 1.3/3 1.1/3 0.4/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 2.5/8 1.5/5 1.2/4 0.9/3 0.9/3 0.3/1
Total Viewers (million) 12.35 6.90 7.26 4.45 2.80 1.12

NOTE: Last night’s Monday Night Football game (Saints/Seahawks) was simulcast on the NBC affiliate in New Orleans. As a result, NBC  numbers may be inflated  and subject to more than typical adjustments in the finals. 

NBC was number one in Adults 18-49 and with total viewers.

On NBC, The Voice earned a 3.5, up a tenth from last week's 3.4 adults 18-49 rating.The fall finale of The Blacklist garnered a 3.5, up half a ratings point from from last week's 3.0 adults 18-49 rating and currently the series' best rating since its premiere (pending adjustments)

On CBS, How I Met Your Mother matched last week's 2.9  adults 18-49 rating.  2 Broke Girls was even with last week's 2.7 adults 18-49 rating. Mike and Molly garnered a 2.4, down a tenth from last week's 2.5 adults 18-49 rating. Mom notched a 2.1, down two tenths from last week's 2.3 adults 18-49 rating. Hostages matched last week's 1.1  adults 18-49 rating.

On ABC, A CMA Country Christmas notched a 1.5, up a tenth from last year's 1.4 adults 18-49 rating.

On FOX, Almost Human notched a 1.7, down two tenths from last week's 1.9 adults 18-49 rating and the series' lowest rating to date.

Broadcast primetime ratings for Monday, December 1, 2013:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM NBC the Voice 3.5 9 12.40
CBS How I Met Your Mother 2.9 8 7.91
ABC A Charlie Brown Christmas -R 1.9 5 7.09
FOX Almost Human 1.7 5 5.79
CW A Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie -R 0.4 1 1.12
8:30PM CBS 2 Broke Girls 2.7 7 8.35
9:00PM CBS Mike & Molly 2.4 6 8.57
ABC CMA Country Christmas (9-11PM) 1.5 4 7.35
FOX Sleepy Hollow -R 0.9 2 3.10
9:30PM CBS Mom 2.1 5 7.63
10:00PM NBC The Blacklist 3.5 10 12.30
CBS Hostages 1.1 3 4.46

- 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," 2.5/7 with an encore telecast; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 1.9/5 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.2/6.


  • In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 0.8/4 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.4/2 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/3.


  • From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.3/4 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" (1.4/5 in metered-market households with an encore) beat CBS's first-run "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.0/4).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49 with an encore) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/2).


  • 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.

  • Tom

    The Blacklist:::::::::: you’re saving NBC from completely doom

  • joy

    Go Blacklist!!

  • Simon

    The Blacklist! Its half hours were 3.6 and 3.4 so still up from the previous week! It will do fine on its own come January 13th

  • psychic

    I actually forgot Almost Human was even on. I would have watched it, but only because I was a loyal Fringe fan and AH has tons of Fringe easter eggs. Other than that, it lost my interest after episode 3.

  • Steve

    Whoa, Blacklist…

  • steve

    Hopefully the blacklist will remain at a series high bar the premier when the finals come out

  • k:Alex

    YES YES YES, The Blacklist !

  • Ashley

    Almost Human…nooo. I think MNF didn’t help either. I hope it gets renewed.

  • CBSviewer

    The Blacklist tied The Voice ! Great :)

  • fourat sakka

    waaaw the blacklist is on fire !!

  • Toby

    Still don’t get how Mom could rise by almost half a rating point last week…

  • HalCapone

    Looks like the entire Voice audience hung around for The Blacklist. I didn’t watch either but I would bet NBC plastered Blacklist finale promotions throughout The Voice.

    And yes, Almost Human is “almost” dead based on its trajectory.

  • Eelna

    Muppets are beating the crap out of batb and hod. Cw should cancel both, move ttp to 9 pm, premiere star crossed at 8pm and show the 100 after arrow!

  • bjssp

    What’s great about TB is that even if it falls in January, which it probably will to some degree, it probably won’t collapse. NBC can feel confident about building a night around it next year–cough, Wednesday, cough–and planning the rest of its schedule accordingly.

    Then again, let’s hope Intelligence, which actually looks decent, doesn’t dent it too badly.

  • Rick

    Very impressive by The Blacklist

  • Chuck_T

    Blacklist probably could do well on its own without the lead in with the Voice.

  • Michael

    Wow The Blacklist!

  • rob60990

    Fantastic for The Blacklist. While it may adjust down a couple of tenths it should still be up from last week.

    Lmao at Almost Human. What a complete flop. Too bad Sleepy Hollow wasnt on so that loser could hit another series low.

  • Tarik

    2 Broke Girls steady as a rock!!!!
    Almost Human- i kinda like this show, but its ratings are almost on the floor, hope it doesnt hit 1.5 any time soon…..
    The Blacklist- dont watch the show but its ratings are astonishing…

  • Jose Arribas

    Blacklist was amazing last night. The only real hit on NBC in years. Don’t mess it up.

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