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.

  • dan

    One direction. …hahahahahaha!!!

  • Anon

    I don’t understand the angst about 2BG; it was a rerun and was pretty much inline with the rest of the CBS also-rans.

  • AH FAN!

    SH seems to be an interesting show. I never watched it before last night. And I only watched it because John Nobel from Fringe was on it.

    Although I was half watching it (because I had things to do), I liked it and will definitely tune in for more.

  • Jon

    @jenna…seriously why are you so obsessed with trashing sleepy hollow. We get the fact you don’t like said show. Move along already.

  • Kissan

    Enjoy these ratings from two years ago, when television ratings were much stronger:

    Monday December 5th, 2011


    CBS: HIMYM-4.5 and 11.51 mill. viewers
    ABC: Charlie Brown Christmas-2.8 and 9.05 mill. viewers
    FOX: American Country Awards-2.0 and 7.47 mill. viewers
    NBC: The Sing Off-1.1 and 4.18 mill. viewers
    CW: Gossip Girl-0.6 and 1.28 mill. viewers


    CBS: 2 Broke Girls-4.6 and 12.75 mill. viewers
    ABC: Prep & Landing:Naughty Vs. Nice-2.2 and 6.99 mill. viewers


    CBS: TAAHM-5.1 and 15.18 mill. viewers
    FOX: American Country Awards-2.0 and 7.47 mill. viewers
    NBC: The Sing Off-1.1 and 4.18 mill. viewers
    ABC: You Deserve It-1.0 and 3.56 mill. viewers
    CW: Hart Of Dixie-0.8 and 1.81 mill. viewers


    CBS: Mike & Molly-4.2 and 12.66 mill. viewers


    CBS: Hawaii Five 0-3.0 and 11.01 mill. viewers
    ABC: Castle-2.0 and 8.12 mill. viewers
    NBC: Rock Center-0.9 and 3.42 mill. viewers

  • Sarah


    “Over on Fox, it looks like SH needs to be with Bones. They were doing really good together. Not quite as much now. The move hurt both shows, hopefully, they can recover.”

    I agree that Bones and Sleepy Hollow were doing better together, but I think the move was worst on Sleepy Hollow. Yes, Bones is below 2.0 now, and I don’t like it, but it won its timeslot the last 2 new episodes. And it was Fox’s highest non-animated scripted show last week (combining both demo and viewer numbers).

  • r0ckmypants

    @Sara Bibel – “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.”

    What’s the point in comparing Light Fight to The Taste in January? (Not trying to be snarky, honestly curious. It seems weird to me.)

  • a p garcia

    Remember a producer of M&M trilled about it new direction. Well, the new direction ain’t working!

  • jenna

    Sleepy Hollow is doing good job exposing itself for the fraud hit that it is. With each new dud rating, it continues to slowly tread on the road to cancellation. By season’s end, I wouldn’t be surprised if AH actually overtakes it in the ratings.

    All of the ‘jenna’ posts made after the pg.2 were certainly not made by me. I don’t understand why people have to fake to identity of others to try to get noticed.

    Well, I’ve now created an avi from an original personal pic.

  • Daw Johnson

    I like how commenters here repeatedly post the half-hour numbers without crediting Marc Berman’s forum. If you’re going to do that, at least don’t copy and paste his format.

  • Cath

    Maybe viewers thought “Sleepy Hollow” was a repeat. I did until I double checked so I watched.

  • JerryKurls

    If Sleepy Hollow is cancelled, I’m committing suicide. UGHHH! Curse you TV Gods!

  • Kissan


    The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show got a 3.6 last year out of last years NCIS repeat of 2.0. So yes, it should get above a 3.0 tonight.

  • Tomcatt630

    “Sleepy” was already renewed for S2, don’t freak out.

  • LisaM

    Since the shows I like tend to get cancelled, I hope I won’t be kissing Almost Human and Sleepy Hollow goodbye. Makes Monday viewable.

  • Gaius Bolling

    Sleepy Hollow Was Doing better with the Bones lead in….I mean we already got a season 2…not worried…but Almost Human doesn’t seem to be working

  • AllOfHerTw!st

    Come on Sleepy Holler! Adjust up!

    A new Hostages can’t even beat a repeat Castle. Was that the regular timeslot for Mike & Molly?

  • CraveRecords

    I wouldn’t be surprised if Sleepy Hollow adjusts up and Almost Human adjusts down.

  • Sarah


    “I wouldn’t be surprised if Sleepy Hollow adjusts up and Almost Human adjusts down.”

    I do hope Sleepy Hollow adjusts up, but I don’t think Almost Human will adjust down.

  • Dan

    Wow Mike & Molly has a pulse without the other shows being new.

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