TV Ratings Monday: 'The Sing Off' Finale Falls, 'The Great Christmas Light Fight' Finale Up, 'Hollywood Game Night' Flat in Return

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December 24th, 2013

The Sing-Off December 23

Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 1.3/4 1.2/4 1.1/4 0.9/3 0.5/2 0.3/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 1.0/4 0.9/3 0.7/3 0.8/3 0.3/1 0.3/1
Total Viewers (million) 5.052 4.614 4.869 2.605 2.153 0.979

NOTE: Last night’s Monday Night Football game (49ers/Falcons) was simulcast on the CBS affiliate in San Francisco and the ABC affiliate in Atlanta. As a result, ABC  and CBS numbers may be inflated  and subject to more than typical adjustments in the finals. 

ABC was number one in Adults 18-49 and with total viewers.

On NBC, The Sing-Off  garnered a 1.3 down 35 percent from last week's 2.0 adults 18-49 rating and down 19 percent from a 1.6 for its previous season finale on November 28. It should be noted that last Monday it followed The Voice . Hollywood Game Night matched the 1.0 18-49 rating for its most recent new episode on August 29.

On ABC, The Great Christmas Light Fight earned a 1.4 up 40 percent from last week's 1.0 adults 18-49 premiere rating. However, this number is likely inflated due to a football preemption in Atlanta.

Broadcast primetime ratings for Monday, December 23, 2013:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rtg/Shr Viewers (millions)
8:00 NBC The Sing-Off (8-10PM) - season Finale 1.3/4 5.19
ABC Shrek the Halls - R 1.2/4 4.72
CBS How I Met Your Mother - R 1.2/4 4.67
FOX Almost Human - R 0.5/2 2.31
CW The iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2013 - R (8-10PM) 0.3/1 0.98
8:30 CBS 2 Broke Girls - R 1.4/4 5.03
ABC A Chipmunk Christmas - R 1.2/4 4.59
9:00 CBS Mike & Molly - R 1.4/4 5.67
ABC The Great Christmas Light Fight - Season Finale 1.4/4 5.25
FOX Sleepy Hollow - R 0.5/1 1.995
9:30 CBS Mom - R 1.1/3 4.97
10:00 NBC Hollywood Game Night 1.0/3 3.46
CBS Elementary - R 0.8/2 4.44


- 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," 2.6/6 with an encore telecast; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 1.8/4 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.8/4 with an encore.
  • In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 0.8/4 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.4/2 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3 with an encore.
  • From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.1/3 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" (1.5/5 in metered-market households with an encore telecast) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (0.9/3 with an encore).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/4 in 18-49 with an encore) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2 with an encore).
  • At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.9/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


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  • David James

    2 Broke Girls was a repeat last night.

  • Randy

    Before someone freaks out and says something stupid… 2 broke girls was a rerun, despite there not being a little “R” next to it above.

  • JoshuaCanada

    Got sick of HGN back in the summer week after week but watched again last night because of how dead TV is now and was very much entertained. HGN works really well as a special type show instead of week to week. Hopefully NBC doesn’t start airing it week to week in the regular season too (that 1.0 isn’t promising that they’d do it but still, it’s NBC.)

  • Amanda

    Wow, The Sing-Off was very dependent on The Voice lead in.

  • Andy

    What happened to THE SING OFF?

  • Andy

    Love sing off

  • Alan

    Nice repeat for 2BG! I hope it does well when it moves.

  • NBC Fan

    I think Hollywood Game Night should air earlier in the night

  • dan

    sing off dead off

  • Percysowner

    I like the Sing Off and the low ratings make me sad. The one ray of hope is that the hosts have indicated that the only plans NBC has for the Sing Off is to show it for 2 weeks near Christmas, which may mean that these low ratings aren’t quite as bad as if this was seen as more than network filler.

    I am confused by this

    NOTE: Last night’s Monday Night Football game (49ers/Falcons) was simulcast on the CBS affiliate in San Francisco and the ABC affiliate in Atlanta. As a result, ABC and NBC numbers may be inflated and subject to more than typical adjustments in the finals.

    I don’t see why a football game being shown on CBS would affect ratings on NBC. I’m guessing the game was either shown on NBC in San Francisco or that you meant the CBS ratings might be affected. Is there another reason why NBC would be affected by the game?

  • Kissan

    Maybe Hollywood Game Night should go to Thursdays with another reality show. Maybe with Biggest Loser or Celebrity Apprentice?

  • a p garcia

    I watched a little bit of Christmas Light Fight and the winners look like they could be on National Lampoon Christmas Vacation as they can be seen from The International Space Station!

  • josh

    December 9th, 2008 Total Viewers (million) rating/Share: Adults 18-49
    8:00 ABC A Charlie Brown Christmas (R) 11.37 3.8/10
    CBS The Big Bang Theory 10.80 3.7/10
    FOX Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles 5.21 1.9/5
    CW Gossip Girl 3.01 1.5/4
    8:30 CBS How I Met Your Mother 10.49 4.2/11
    9:00 CBS Two and a Half Men 15.65 5.2/13
    NBC Heroes 7.78 3.6/9
    ABC Boston Legal (Series Finale) 9.91 2.3/5
    FOX Prison Break 5.39 2.1/5
    9:30 CBS Worst Week 10.60 3.5/8
    10:00 CBS CSI: Miami 13.62 4.1/10
    ABC Boston Legal (Series Finale) 10.52 2.6/7
    NBC My Own Worst Enemy 3.96 1.8/5

  • HalCapone

    The Stink-Off ends on a very flat note. NBC needs The Voice to precede every one of their shows on every night of the year.

  • Networkman

    2 Broke Girls was funny last night. I know many people may see the show as being crude. Many people didn’t like Married…with Children when it first arrived. They didn’t understand its humor. It does not offend me if a show is not politically correct. As long as the jokes are funny. The actresses on 2 Broke Girls have great chemistry and have great timing. They are the Laverne and Shirley of today.

    I also watched The Light Fight for the first time and really enjoyed it. I think it should return next year. It is great family programming and it was cool to see how people decorated their homes.

  • rick

    Hollywood Game Night would be better in an earlier time slot and with a different host. Jane Lynch is repulsive. The celebrity guests were entertaining though.

  • k:Alex

    NBC will win the night in final numbers.

  • Dan S

    Who thought that bringing back HGN was a good idea ? Interesting that even a rerun of Elementary couldn’t top it though. Yes I know it normally airs on Thur where it regularly gets trumped by Scandal. With so many reruns I signed up with Netflix & have discovered some real gems not ratings dependent.

  • Cookymonzta

    Posted December 24, 2013 at 10:36 AM
    “The Stink-Off ends on a very flat note. NBC needs The Voice to precede every one of their shows on every night of the year.”

    Unfortunately you are right. I smelled ‘Fame L.A.’ when I saw the intro to ‘Smash’, and thought they wouldn’t make it to a second season. The only thing that saved them was that they were riding piggyback on ‘The Voice’.

    But that don’t let ‘X-Factor’ off the hook, because if I’m not mistaken, with the exception of the ‘X-Factor’ series finale, all of ‘Sing-Off’s’ Wednesday and Thursday shows (with no ‘Voice’ lead-in) still beat them; and remarkably, they didn’t lose that many viewers from TWO YEARS AGO, compared to ‘X-Factor’s’ year-to-year.

    If I must say, it is far more of a toss-up for NBC to bring ‘Sing-Off’ back for one more season, than it is for FOX to bring back ‘X-Factor’ once more. Simon just signed a new deal in the U.K., and I think he is going back there to judge…

    …He doesn’t want to be a part of his own sinking ship here in the U.S., and for some reason it smacks of COWARDICE for him, THE CAPTAIN, to jump ship and let his passengers (his dwindling viewership, the judges and the contenders) drown.

    If I were FOX, I would have to go with the obvious: NO SIMON, NO GO! He did create this show, didn’t he?

  • TimsDale4ever

    HGN is really fun and different. I wish more people would watch.

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