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.

  • HeadlessHorseman

    Too bad Sleepy Hollow isn’t a loser.

  • Sarah

    Love The Blacklist but I feel it got these ratings because of no Castle. It seems they share an audience congrats The Blacklist.

  • Matt

    NBC kept the same audience all night long (12.4m to 12.3m), impressive

  • senor chang


    Does your dick get hard when you tell people to stop enjoying things they like?

  • David Howell

    That’s the slot vacated for midseason, surely. I’d guess a revision to 3.3, but that’s still *huge* for 10pm. NBC have got to move Blacklist to Wednesday and launch a newbie out of Voice in the spring.

    Partial fallback for Mom, I think it’ll be a bubble show down the stretch and get renewed as a sop to Chuck Lorre given that TBBT is in a contract year and Men is surely heading for cancellation given the cost and trajectory.

  • dust

    Matt got too old and his priest isn’t attracted to him anymore.

  • grey

    Football or not “The Black List” truely had no competetion last night. It was a “give me” all the way. The *only* surprise is if it *hadn’t* come in first. Come on.

  • The Best

    If I were NBC, I would do this at mid-season (everything would start feb 24)

    The Voice
    The Voice

    The Voice
    About A Boy

    Chicago PD
    Chicago Fire
    Law & Order : SVU

    Parks & Recreation
    The Blacklist


    Celebrity Apprentice
    Night Shift

  • RDavid

    Good for Blacklist.

    For those commenting here, please don’t feed the trolls.

  • Kerith

    Lol it’s trash like Matt that reminds me why the comments section is always fun to read.

    Way to go Blacklist, and not good for Almost Human. Watched Mike & Molly for the first time this season. They changed the opening credits, and I’m not the least bit pleased. The episode overall was different, Molly being a lot sillier, but I’ll still watch once Sleepy Hollow is done for the season.

  • The Best

    Sorry, I forgot Growing Up Fisher after About A Boy

  • Matt

    FYI, I’m a different matt, not the blacklist trolling idiot matt

  • Matt

    Just to piss off the other matt, I hope James Spader gets a golden glove nomination. He really deserves it

  • hanp

    Surprising that ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’ is not doing as well as Rudolph. I thought it was as popular (if not more).

  • Billiam

    Blacklist will probably adjust down, but hoping by not much.

    It’s pretty pathetic that a re-run Muppets Christmas movie did better than Beauty and The Beast… groan.

    Sorry to say Almost Human is history… but I’m still watching it as long as they let me.

  • Ronald

    The Blacklist is the saving coin for NBC! thsoe are huge numbers.

    Mom was great! it`s sad to see the ratings fall, im glad 2BG is steady!

  • Matt K

    @Matt – you’re giving Matt’s a bad name everywhere with your stupidity

  • Potato

    As long as the CW keeps showing that Muppet movie, Scrubs will never be off the air! Season 14, here we come! ;)

  • DrainBamage

    I like The Blacklist and its doing great, but it will adjust down, hopefully just a .2
    Almost Human is the only new show I watch live, but not for long it seems.(The Blacklist is DVR’ed due to Castle conflict) Network viewing going to be in trouble as all my other shows are at least 3 seasons in and some getting long in the tooth.

  • Carmen

    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

    It just might. I don’t watch it being a Castle fan, but the evidence so far certainly suggests that NBC may have a legitimate hit with the Blacklist.

    It certainly has held its own much better than any other “Voice lead In shows” for NBC in the past 2+ years.
    How it does without the Voice will be the determining factor, but it looks like it (Blacklist) will be fine.

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