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.

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.

  • Wa Gwan Tessanne

    Thanks Ultima, now I’m not too sure about my bold prediction anymore lol. I would be happy with anything above a 4.0

  • Andy

    So proud of The Voice. I love that show so much.

  • Compeau

    Every show has been dropping because of Christmas. I’ll bet Almost Human rebounds back to the 1.8-2.0 range when it comes back next year.

  • Wa Gwan Tessanne

    Miley I think you’re confused, you said The Voice but you should’ve said X Factor.

    Having Usher and Shakira back will mean it’s far from tired.

  • Wa Gwan Tessanne

    CeeLo is great, but he never really comes close to winning and I always feel bad for him during the blinds. Usher should be his permanent replacement in the fall and have someone like Timberlake or Beyonce for the summer. I think they can afford it with all their big endorsements/sponsors.

  • CrimTV

    @Miley the Queen

    Even if The Voice does dip to mid 2’s in the future, it will still be a good rating for a network that struggles to average a 1.0 on Thursday nights.

  • Jessica

    Can’t wait for The Voice Season 6. My favorite coaches. Blake, Adam, Shakira & Usher <3 <3

  • tv_viewer

    The Voice season 3 ratings:

    Semifinal performance 3.8 (Monday December 10, 2012)
    Final performance 4.2 (Monday December 17, 2012)
    Final results 4.9 (Tuesday December 18, 2012)

    Like Survivor, the Voice’s ratings are going down. I’m predicting the tonight’s result show will be 3.9.

  • Jayson Deyrulo

    Yeah she’s a Foxy if that’s even a word. The Voice is here for the long run, deal with it people and stop hating because your favs are doing poor in comparison.

  • HeadlessHorseman

    Almost Human can’t afford to fall any further. Given the sorry state that Fox is in, 1.6-1.8 should be enough for renewal.

    @Bones Fans
    Almost Human will not move to Fridays and Bones will not move back to Monday. Why would Fox move Bones back to Mondays when it wins its time slot and the #1 scripted show of the night?

    I can’t see AH moving to Fridays unless either:

    A: It falls below 1.4
    B: It’s renewed for season 2, which will air on Fridays.

  • Tomcatt630

    These days the only shows that get big ratings are ‘elimination contests’. The unwashed masses love to see people get ‘voted off the island’. :P

  • Poppy

    Leave Bones on Fri, it’s doing well or better than the other dramas and let other shows duke it out on Mondays. Almost Human would have been better as a summer series or short series, just not that many fans interested in a retread sci fi show. Give us something original FGS.

  • nerv

    That was possibly one of HIMYM’s best episode this season. The Mother had a lot of scenes which made me love her even more. It should have got a better rating. Oh well. I guess that’s Christmas for you.

  • Al

    Not a big voice fan but its far from cancellation.
    I do think though #s will slowly start to decrease to low 4s and high 3s (which is not bad at all) Its still a major compared to x-factor

    The Voice is coming back in Feb 2014 does anyone think there overkilling it brining it back in 10 weeks??

  • Nikki

    Nice to see Hostages rise… i really enjoy that show. And Witches did good on Sunday. Im a happy camper. lol So far so good with my shows this week. And i dont think i have anymore on lol no Parenthood this week so yeah thats it. Its been a good week for me with TV. =) Happy early birthday to me lol

  • W

    Hostages was amazing last night!

  • cc

    The Voice was probably down with people tuning out who couldn’t find their mute button fast enough with all the screaming of a certain contestant.

    And POI up against the last half of that show tonight.

  • a p garcia

    M&M was kind of funny last night

  • peelit

    Really don’t get what Fox is doing with AH. Their all out ad blitz seems a million years ago. Why go crazy with the promos then pull the anchor for weeks? During the holiday season no less. Guess it gives the sad little bones fans something to feel good about. Although that show would likely be pulling high 1s itself by now. AH is still pulling solid DVR numbers (better than bones) but as a net they need to find a way to get people to tune in live. Maybe a few more tired procedurals is the way to go.

  • Mattie

    I’ll never understand why CBS comedies take a week off and then air a new episode, then take an other week off and then air another new ep. Seems random and messy.

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