TV Ratings Monday: 'The Sing-Off' Returns Up, 'Almost Human' Rises, 'Sleepy Hollow' Down, 'The Voice' Steady

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December 10th, 2013

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Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 2.8/7 2.0/5 1.6/4 1.3/4 1.0/3 0.3/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 2.2/7 1.3/4 1.0/3 0.8/3 0.9/3 0.3/1
Total Viewers (million) 9.856 6.252 6.506 5.332 2.782 0.918

NOTE: Last night’s Monday Night Football game (Cowboys/Bears) was simulcast on the ABC affiliate in Chicago. As a result, ABC  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 matched  last week's 3.4 adults 18-49 rating. The two hour premiere of The Sing-Off garnered a 2.4 up 26 percent from a 1.9 for its previous series premiere on Monday, September 19, 2011.

On CBS,  Mike and Molly scored a 2.0 down 17 percent from last week's 2.4 adults 18-49 rating and ranking as the show’s lowest rated Monday telecast.  Hostages matched last week's 1.1  adults 18-49 rating.

On ABC, Santa Claus is Comin’ To Town matched its 1.7 adults 18-49 rating on Tuesday, December 11, 2012. The series premiere of The Great Christmas Light Fight garnered a 1.8 adults 18-49 rating, up 50 percent from a 1.2 for Extreme Makeover: Home Edition’s performance in the time period last year but down 14 percent from a 2.1 for the January 22, 2013 premiere of The Taste.

On FOX, Almost Human notched a 1.8 up 6 percent from last week's 1.7 adults 18-49 rating.  Sleepy Hollow scored a series low 2.1 adults 18-49 rating down 5 percent  from a 2.2 for its most recent original episode.

On the CW, Kung Fu Panda Holiday Special earned a 0.4 adults 18-49 rating own 69 percent from a 1.3 on December 19, 2011 when it aired on ABC.  Merry Madagascar scored a 0.4 adults 18-49 rating down 73 percent from a 1.5 on November 24, 2010 when it aired on NBC. The One Direction iHeart Radio Album Release Party garnered a 0.2 adults 18-49 rating.

Broadcast primetime ratings for Monday, December 9, 2013:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rtg/Shr Viewers (millions)
8:00 NBC The Voice 3.4/9 12.85
FOX Almost Human 1.8/5 5.98
ABC Santa Claus is Comin' to Town - R 1.7/5 6.42
CBS How I Met Your Mother - R 1.3/4 4.69
CW Kung Fu Panda Holiday Special - R 0.4/1 1.26
8:30 CBS 2 Broke Girls - R 1.2/3 4.82
CW Merry Madagascar - R 0.4/1 1.157
9:00 NBC The Sing-Off (9-11PM) - Season Premiere 2.4/6 8.36
FOX Sleepy Hollow 2.1/5 6.52
CBS Mike & Molly 2.0/5 7.637
ABC The Great Christmas Light Fight - Season Premiere 1.8/4 6.621
CW One Direction iHeartRadio Album Release Party 0.2/0 0.63
9:30 CBS Mom - R 1.3/3 5.52
10:00 ABC Castle - R 1.3/4 6.48
CBS Hostages 1.1/3 4.66

- 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," 3.2/8; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.0/5; 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,” 0.9/4; "Late Show," 0.5/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.8/4.
  • From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.2/4 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" (1.6/6 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (0.9/3).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/2).
  • At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 1.0/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/4 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.

  • Doug

    ABC’s light show didn’t completely bomb…I’m surprised…

  • Vasco Silva

    2 Broke Girls with such low ratings

  • Seth

    Outstanding for Almost Human.

  • SerferTJ

    *Mildly Cheering for Almost Human and Sing-Off*

  • Omega

    Sleepy Hollow would be doing so much better if it were steady. This episode should have came on last week. All the intermissions will disturb its potential. With Dancing With The Stars gone, Sleepy Hollow should’ve had a huge jump.

  • Gregg

    I don’t know anything about IHeartRadio (I’m not even close to what I perceive is their demographic), but it seems like it routinely rates about as bad as anything ever on broadcast TV.

    Maybe its not as trendy as the CW seems to think it is.

  • casey

    Repeat of Castle still beat Hostages….funny

  • Jeff (Canada)

    Up against 3 repeats, Almost Human only managed to gain 0.1 from last week. I would say that’s not a good sign. And it continued to bring down Sleepy Hollow.

  • Edward

    Decent for Sing Off although it should have held more. It’s the most compatible lead in it could have.

    How much will ABC fall given the football inflation?

  • Bradley

    What in the world happened to 2 Broke Girls? Wow.

    Good for The Sing Off. It’s an interesting singing competition that has a limited time run each year. I think it’s a good idea to do it between Thanksgiving and New Years every year.

  • DM

    @Vasco Silva
    2 Broke Girls was a repeat

  • Omega

    2 broke girls has always been terrible. I think this makes it clear that their success is solely based on HIMYM’s success.

  • were123

    2 Broke Girls was a repeat last night

  • Jeff (Canada)

    2 Broke Girls was a repeat last night.

  • Lee

    2 Broke Girls was a Repeat wasn’t it??

  • Mon

    Can’t wait for Hostages finale. It should have been on the 23rd instead of Jan 6.

  • DuMont

    ‘Two Broke Girls’ was an encore last night.


    8:00 p.m.

    ABC – Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town (R)
    Viewers: 6.47 million (#2), A18-49: 1.6/ 5 (#3)

    CBS – How I Met Your Mother (R)
    Viewers: 4.69 million (#4), A18-49: 1.3/ 4 (#4)

    NBC – The Voice
    Viewers: 12.24 million (#1), A18-49: 3.1/ 9 (#1)

    Fox – Almost Human
    Viewers: 6.07 million (#3), A18-49: 1.8/ 5 (#2)

    CW – Kung Fu Panda Holiday Special (R)
    Viewers: 1.26 million (#5), A18-49: 0.4/ 1 (#5)


    8:30 p.m.

    ABC – Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town (R)
    Viewers: 6.37 million (#2), A18-49: 1./ 5 (#2t)

    CBS – 2 Broke Girls (R)
    Viewers: 4.82 million (#4), A18-49: 1.2/ 3 (#4)

    NBC – The Voice
    Viewers: 13.45 million (#1), A18-49: 3.6/10 (#1)

    Fox – Almost Human
    Viewers: 5.89 million (#3), A18-49: 1.8/ 5 (#2t)

    CW – Merry Madagascar (R)
    Viewers: 1.16 million (#5), A18-49: 0.4/ 1 (#5)

  • Ian9outof10

    I do really like Almost Human, I feel like it has somewhere to go over the course of a few seasons. I’ll be cheering for it.

    I can see why it’s hard to call at this stage. Does it have a 22 episode order, or just 9?

  • Samunto

    Having seen the half hours for The Sing-Off it’s worrying that it dropped from a 2.9 to a 2.1 in the final half hour.

    Honestly i think i’ve had enough singing shows for now. Only sticking to The Voice.

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