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.

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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.

  • Josh

    Its very satisfying seeing the ‘0.2/0′ next to the One Direction special.

  • SophCo

    Mom and HIMYM were repeats and got the same numbers! Didn’t expect that!

  • Krystaaal

    Mom and HIMYM numbers are nothing like the numbers they get for new episodes, what are you on about?

  • r0ckmypants

    @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?”

    There’s a lot of weirdness happening in the post today.

    I agree. What’s the point of saying that an encore presentation of a Christmas special got a lower rating when it traded networks? Obviously that’s the case. Plus, the ratings information for Merry Madagascar violates the site’s own Gunsmoke Rule.

  • Joseph

    Once more, the most-watched program was probably ESPN’s NFL game, especially with two large market teams (Chicago and Dallas) fighting for playoff spots.

  • Village

    Who is Jenna and why is she fat and disgusting?

  • joe

    SH is definitely not a break out hit anymore. Obviously, it’s not getting canceled this season. Fox barely has any shows with ratings. But, let’s be realistic. If this show was on for a 22 episode season, it probably would have fallen to a 1.6 demo by spring. It’s not a big hit. I consider a show that stays consistently about a 2.5 demo to be a very solid hit. A 3.0 and above is a huge hit. This show is at a 2.1 and still dropping.

  • RJC

    The Sing-Off dropped by a fairly severe 0.8 points over its two hour runtime, from a 2.9 Voice-boosted first half hour to a 2.1 in the last half hour. That’s not great and suggests that the show still doesn’t have much pull on its own.

  • RJC

    Also laughing pretty hard at the zero share for the One Direction special.

  • Jon

    What is a gunsmoke rule?

  • Carl

    Good futuristic sci-fi always does poorly on network TV going all the way back to the original Star Trek. It is my favorite type of show, but from a TV studio perspective I don’t understand why they keep bothering to try. The audience just isn’t there for it.

  • Ian9outof10

    @carl, you’re right. Sci-fi on network TV just doesn’t get enough numbers. To be fair, there isn’t even the demand in Sci-fi to keep Sy-Fy interested in it.

    Which is a shame, because it’s all I really want to watch :D


    @ Jon


    Is “no comparing of the ratings of any individual show in any season except the previous one.”

  • Chris_SAdvisor

    AH was up against the voice, and the others were all repeats, so the improvement is due to a lack of competition. Still, a 1.7 is better than I though it would be by now, and is enough for FOX to keep it around.

  • marcus gaskin

    2 broke girls is a repeat, hello.

    Oh, by the way, has person of interest been canceled? They don’t have a premier for the show? Meanwhile “hostages” ratings are seriously low. And those ratings are from new episodes.

    They didn’t have a problem canceling Rob which was a funny show.

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