TV Ratings Monday: 'The Bachelor' Premiere Up, 'Castle' Down, 'Almost Human' Rises, 'Hostages' Finale Ties Low

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January 7th, 2014

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Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 2.4/6 1.4/3 1.3/3 1.2/3 1.0/2 0.2/0
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 2.1/6 1.1/3 0.9/3 0.9/3 0.5/2 0.2/1
Total Viewers (million) 8.583 3.506 4.475 5.229 4.188 0.631

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

On ABC, the season premiere of The Bachelor earned a 2.7 adults 18-49 rating up 17 percent from a 2.3 for last season’s premiere. Castle scored a season low 1.8 adults 18-49 rating down 14 percent from a 2.1 for its most recent new episode on November 25. Your predictions were far too optimistic. Fan excuse bingo players will note it aired opposite the end of a suspenseful BCS game.

On FOX, Almost Human garnered a 1.7 adults 18-49 rating up 6 percent from a 1.6 on December 16.

On CBS, the two hour series finale of Hostages matched its season low with a 1.0 adults 18-49 rating down 17 percent from a 1.2 on December 16.

Broadcast primetime ratings for Monday, January 6, 2014:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rtg/Shr Viewers (millions)
8:00 ABC The Bachelor (8-10PM) - Season Premiere 2.7/7 8.48
NBC The Blacklist - R 0.9/2 4.50
FOX Almost Human 1.7/4 6.20
CBS 2 Broke Girls - R 1.7/4 6.83
CW Hart of Dixie - R 0.2/1 0.74
8:30 CBS Mom - R 1.3/3 5.18
9:00 CBS Hostages (9-11PM) - Series Finale 1.0/3 4.84
NBC The Blacklist - R 0.9/2 3.88
FOX Sleepy Hollow - R 0.8/2 2.75
CW Beauty & the Beast - R 0.1/0 0.522
10:00 ABC Castle 1.8/4 8.79
NBC The Blacklist - R 1.1/3 4.19

- 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; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 1.8/4; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.3/5.
  • In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 0.8/4; "Late Show," 0.4/1; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/3.
  • From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.3/4 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" (1.7/5 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" (0.7/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/1).
  • At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.9/3 in metered-market households and a 0.3/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

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  • Paul

    The CW was almost invisible last night.

  • Seth

    Outstanding for Almost Human.

  • CrimTV

    Castle matches Revenge, I don’t dislike Castle but just saying, where are the Revenge haters now?

  • Dan

    Did not expect AH to rise, especially when they basically remade the SAW movies with last nights episode. Hopefully that was a “one off” bad episode.

  • Leon

    Happy to see Almost Human up!

  • HeadlessHorseman

    Assuming it doesn’t adjust down, good for Almost Human.

  • Victor Hugo

    Repeat of 2 broke girls ties with Almost Human. #OuchFox

  • Matt

    2BG repeated really well actually

  • rockboy

    Hostages (9-11PM) – Series Finale! Is that right??? There’s still no announcement!

  • Chris J

    The Blacklist repeated well.

    It should have no problem staying at least in the 2s next week without the Voice.

  • omabin

    ABC should have aired Killer Women out of the Bachelor. It was probably very compatible. Castle doesn’t benefit from the high lead-in, it is actually hurt since it’s not compatible. And it’s stupid because later in the season it will air repeats out of the compatible DWTS. The Bachelor premiered amazing, it’s stupid that this show is the replacement and DWTS the main show.

    Also, why didn’t the cw air originals of beauty and the beast since they will burn them off in the summer anyway? 0.3 is bad but it would be better than the 0.1 for the repeat…

  • HeadlessHorseman

    Half hours anybody? And how do you find them?

  • Charmed

    Ouch Castle

  • k:Alex

    The Blacklist repeat almost the same as L&O:SVU, a good sign.

  • Matt M.

    Doesn’t really matter about Castle, though, because it isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. It will rise in weeks to come and settle at around 2.0 and 9.0 million viewers until DWTS returns in the spring. Once DWTS returns, it’ll be back to its usual, dominant low 2’s and above 11.0 million viewers :D

  • aga

    Castle is headed for the axe!

  • Deo

    Altough I´d like to see Castle high, there are no surprises on this demo, at least for me…usually Castle always returns down after winter hiatus:(

  • Max Vrany

    Obvious but still saying it: BCS Championship on ESPN blew everything out of the water.

  • HeadlessHorseman

    Are you seriously wondering, or making a joke? Not trying to be rude, just asking.

  • Teri

    Hopefully the DVR ratings will increase the Castle numbers. Hard to compete with the National Championship of college football.

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