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.

  • TimsDale4ever

    At least the light show was something different. Even though they wouldn’t drag this out for 10 weeks, I was still shocked they picked a winner on the very first episode — and apparently will each episode.

  • HeadlessHorseman

    Why don’t you you tell us what constitutes good ratings then?

    I’d like an actual answers. What are good ratings according to you?

  • Rebecca

    Why are Monday’s tv listings still in Zap2it’s right margin?

    I didn’t have anything new on last night except for Sleepy Hollow, so for the first time in a long time I got to watch it live. And tonight all I’ve got that’s new is The Goldbergs and Trophy Wife. Thank you for holiday breaks, networks.

  • Jagger Dagger

    I remember when SNL’s got good ratings last saturday the 1D fans were saying it was because of the the appearance of One Direction on the show.
    And yet, when 1D gets their own hour last night it bombed hard in the ratings.
    So much for them being such a draw.

  • rob60990

    Another series low for Sleepy Hollow. Such a big hit lmao.

  • ToXiX

    Mike & Molly was pretty good last night.

  • Ram510

    So Mike & Molly=Rules Of Engagement, was it worth the cancellation?

    It doesn’t seem like I heart radio is working for CW

  • jenna

    @rob60990 ????????

    Each week, it’s a new low; I’m loving it, lol.

    You know things are really beginning to fall apart when fans start blaming the schedule.

  • AllOfHerTw!st


    You know that show you like? It’s gonna get canceled someday. Haha!

    :roll: ;-)

  • Patrick Ausgewahlt

    I think if they are going to schedule Sleepy Hallow like a procedual drama would be scheduled, what is the point of having it be 13 episodes a season. The whole ‘limited run’ series point in a little breaks as possible. It’s like when they did that long hiatus of Grimm last year. The point was to return in march and run straight through. They then moved the finale a week back and aired a random repeat. I think they should have aired last night’s episode last week, I thought it was done until New Years.

  • Douglas from Brazil

    Can TVBTN ban @jenna and @rob60990 for commenting?

  • Russell

    ABC shows will adjust down.

    FOX’s Sleepy Hollow would do better if moved to Friday next year.
    Almost Human is a dud and is lucky if it gets a second season.

    NBC’s The Sing Off will only do well when paired with Voice. Otherwise, it’s ratings will be as bad as they were in 2011.

    CBS’s Mike & Molly did well considering it was surrounded by repeats. Melissa McCarthy is great.

  • BlogSnob

    Hostages is a best kept secret. Sorry it didn’t do better but I feel like I am part of a small group of people who continuously tune in for a great ride that others are missing out on. Its a continuing story that you had to catch from the beginning. If you didn’t, your loss!

  • Kaye237

    So many haters here. I don’t watch AH or Sleepy Hollow, but they’re not that bad compare to the others FOX shows that aren’t cartoons for the fall (like family guys, simpson and such). They have many shows in the lows 1 (Glee, X factors, Dads…), even Rising Hope got under 1 if I remember correctly. FOX don’t have a lot of dramas above 1,5 and 2.

    If they both keep falling they can end up in danger, but if they can stay at those levels they have a chance. I have a feelings most of the haters are Bones fans who are upset about the move on friday and biased y how good Bones’s ratings were and are doing.

  • alffan

    @BlogSnob I’m with you on Hostages. Very good show. It’s my #1 first watch DVR show after it airs. The reality is it never got sampled and because of the continuing story, it never had a chance to pick up viewers. I’m just thankful that CBS let it ride out and there is a conclusion. McDermott should win an Emmy for his performance.

    CBS was very high on it and clearly it researched well which is why they put it on Monday – although I think Tuesday would have been better so it could’ve had a drama lead-in …

  • HeadlessHorseman

    @jenna & @rob60990
    So what do you think good ratings are then? What does a show have to get to have good ratings?


    @ Douglas from Brazil

    Since they’re not sock puppeting nor taking on other ID’s, I doubt it, nor do I think either of them should be.

  • Billiam

    Is it really fair to compare the debut of the Christmas shows on CW against when they aired on NBC and ABC? I mean, not all markets have a CW station, right?

  • Eric McInnis

    So what do you think good ratings are then? What does a show have to get to have good ratings?

    While I can’t speak for them, I’d say a show that has good ratings is one that is stable, while also high, which Sleepy Hollow, as it went from 3.5 to 2.1 in a few weeks, and since it has a second season, both jenna and rob60990 believe the show will tank in the second season, due to the common sophomore slump which occurs to many second season shows.

    Though of course, I’d like to add that both jenna and rob60990 are trolls trying to anger SH fans, and make people that take them seriously (i.e. you) look like total buffoons and fanboys, so really you’re complaining to nobody in a way. (Seriously, how hard is it to ignore them?)

  • Billiam

    @BlogSnob and alffan

    Yeah, I watch Hostages right away the next day. I’m also glad they are giving us all 15 episodes. It is very suspenseful.

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