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.

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  • Rissa

    The Blacklist was awesome last night! I really like HIMYM & Mom too. I kind of like Almost Human but I don’t watch it live. I watch it on the weekends when there is nothing else on my dvr.

  • Sarah

    OMG Almost Human. I honestly thought it would go up without DWTS.

  • Simon

    Seriously, dude, do you get off on shows hitting series lows? Or are you just a troll?

  • PurpleDrazi

    Fantastic episode for the Blacklist. The ratings were well deserved. Even if it drops due to football adjustment I don’t think it will drop that far.

  • Simon

    Jealous, much?

  • Joseph A

    Almost Human would be doing better but not at 8pm vs The Voice ,

    It needs a 9pm slot , I would put this on Friday at 9pm

  • Ian9outof10

    How the hell is The Blacklist doing that well, and Almost Human doing that badly. The quality of the former is nothing like the later.

    TV audiences, you continue to puzzle me.

  • psychic

    “If you watch it, you’re dumb.”
    I don’t watch The Blacklist, but I know that people who call people who watch a show dumb are usually angry about the failure of one of their own shows

  • Tran

    Hooray for The Blacklist. Can’t wait when the series returns on January 13th.

  • mando

    The Blacklist can save NBC’s Thursday next season !! Finallly.

  • Yofray Ray

    @Matt, go piss off!

  • Shil

    Damn, I do like Almost Human…

  • r0ckmypants

    @Eelna – “Muppets are beating the crap out of batb and hod.”

    Look again. The Muppets movie tied Hart of Dixie and was a mere tenth better than Beauty and the Beast. That’s not “beating the crap” out of anything.

  • Setheriel


    So which one of your shows is failing to cause your QQ tears and boring trolling? Pathetic man.

  • Setheriel

    On Topic…

    Fantastic episode of The Blacklist last night. Too bad about Almost Human. Here’s hoping it at least stabilizes at this level.

  • Dan S

    It cracks me up when trolls trash an excellent drama like The Blacklist. It’s every bit as good as several cable dramas & deserves its high ratings. It’ll be just fine without The Voice for 3 weeks. It actually matched TV at 3.5 last night, 100 pct retention.

  • Boiler


    You beat me to the exact same comment. HOD a good show in a bad time slot. It performed much better on Tuesday last year

  • Setheriel


    A country with folks like you in it certainly is something…

  • Brandy

    @eelna, HoD is safe due to syndication and gets the same ratings as the Muppet Christmas Movie

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