TV Ratings Monday: 'The Voice' Hits New Low & 'Almost Human' Down as 'Mike & Molly' & 'Hostages' Rise

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December 17th, 2013


Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 3.0/8 1.9/5 1.2/3 1.1/3 1.1/3 0.4/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 2.1/7 1.5/5 0.8/3 0.7/2 0.9/2 0.3/1
Total Viewers (million) 11.062 6.609 3.937 4.437 2.807 1.136

NOTE: Last night’s Monday Night Football game (Ravens/Lions) was simulcast on the NBC affiliate in Baltimore and the ABC affiliate in Detroit. As a result, ABC  and 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 3.3 for its performance finale, down two tenths from last week's 3.5 adults 18-49 rating and the lowest rating ever for a performance finale.  The Sing-Off garnered a 2.2, down two tenths from last Monday's 2.4 adults 18-49 rating.

On CBS, How I Met Your Mother notched a season low 2.7, down three tenths from its last original's 3.0 adults 18-49 rating. 2 Broke Girls earned a 2.3, down four tenths from its last original's 2.7 adults 18-49 rating and tying a series low.  Mike and Molly scored a 2.2, up two tenths from last week's 2.0 adults 18-49 rating. Mom earned a series low-tying 1.9, down two tenths from its last original's 2.1 adults 18-49 rating.    Hostages earned a 1.2, up a tenth from last week's 1.1  adults 18-49 rating.

On FOX, Almost Human notched a 1.6, down two tenths from last week's 1.8  adults 18-49 rating. 

On ABC, The Great Christmas Light Fight garnered a 1.2, down two tenths from last Monday's 1.4 adults 18-49 premiere rating.

Broadcast primetime ratings for Monday, December 16, 2013:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM NBC the Voice (8-10PM) 3.3 9 12.70
CBS How I Met Your Mother 2.7 8 7.69
FOX Almost Human 1.6 5 5.28
ABC Prep & Landing -R 1.0 3 4.12
CW Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer -R 0.4 1 1.22
8:30PM CBS 2 Broke Girls 2.3 7 7.57
ABC Prep & Landing: Naughty vs Nice -R 1.0 3 3.94
9:00PM CBS Mike & Molly 2.2 6 8.76
ABC The Great Christmas Light fight (9-11PM) 1.2 3 4.64
FOX Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas -R 0.9 2 2.75
CW The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show -R 0.4 1 1.05
9:30PM CBS Mom 1.9 5 7.31
FOX Dragons: Gift of the Night Fury -R 0.8 2 2.43
10:00PM NBC The Sing-Off 2.2 6 7.78
CBS Hostages 1.2 3 5.05

- 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," 3.0/8; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.2/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.9/5.


  • In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 0.9/5; "Late Show," 0.6/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/3.


  • From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.1/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.


  • From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.5/5 in metered-market households with an encore telecast) beat CBS's first-run "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.1/4).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/4 in 18-49 with an encore) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).


  • At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.9/4 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/3 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.

  • CrimTV

    Wow The CW did pretty well!

  • Seth

    Not good for Almost Human.

  • AllOfHerTw!st

    Almost Moved To Fridays? Go Bones!

  • Greg

    Still decent for Almost Human. If it doesn’t fall any further, it should be renewed.

  • Brandy

    Ouch at 2 Broke Girls!I wonder if everyone though it was on Midseason hiatus since last week was a rerun.

  • Scott

    Nice news for The Voice. It nearly matches last season’s Monday performance for Top 3.

    Interesting how The Christmas Light Fight is getting the same 18-49 demo as X Factor.

  • luka

    The voice finele poorly..

  • Eve

    Does The Voice dip like that before every finale? It’s awkward.

  • Sarah

    It looks like all the promotion Fox did fox Almost Human backfired, at least to me.

  • Eve


    What was the rating for Season 4 finale performance show?

  • HB

    CW shows did good!Better than HoD and BAtB

  • r0ckmypants

    @luka – “The voice finele poorly”

    The “finele” is tonight.

  • Tess

    You know, as an Almost Human fan since before the show even aired, one the things I want the most is to see the show on another night and Bones back to Monday. I guess then the Bones fan will stop complaining and badmouthing Almost Human.

  • psychic

    I’ve been trying not to get too attached to AH because I know it’ll be lucky not to get cancelled before 2014 rolls in.

  • PurpleDrazi

    Well the Sing-Off definitely benefits from The Voice lead in that’s for sure.

    2.2 is not too shabby for Holiday filler.

  • Wa Gwan Tessanne

    I predict The Voice to go > 4.5 for tonight. Anything below it will be a dissapointment.

  • Ultima

    Does The Voice dip like that before every finale?

    No, this is the first time it’s happened.

  • grey

    If ABC’s numbers are inflated I can’t wait to see how much lower they will go in the finals. Whew.

  • Ultima

    What was the rating for Season 4 finale performance show?

    Finale week ratings for The Voice…

    Spring 2012 – 3.8, 4.4

    Fall 2012 – 4.2, 4.9

    Summer 2013 – 3.7, 4.4

  • Wa Gwan Tessanne

    American Idol in their last season only had a 3.0 the day before their finale and a 3.6 for the actual finale so a 3.3 is anything but poorly in this day and age. The competition from cable shows is a lot more fierce nowadays.

    I also think ratings for The Voice will be adjusted up despite football.

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