TV Ratings Monday: 'Sleepy Hollow' Finale Rises, 'The Blacklist' Hits Low, 'Mom', 'Mike & Molly' & 'Intelligence' Down, 'Castle' Up

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January 21st, 2014

Sleepy Hollow Season 1 Finale

Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 2.3/6 2.2/6 2.0/5 1.7/4 1.3/3 0.4/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 1.7/5 2.0/6 1.3/4 1.1/3 1.2/4 0.4/1
Total Viewers (million) 6.932 8.166 7.623 5.873 3.217 1.056

Note: The CW was preempted in Chicago for basketball. Ratings for the CW may be inflated and subject to more than the typical adjustment in the finals.

FOX was number 1 among Adults 18-49, while ABC led with total viewers.

On FOX, the season finale of Sleepy Hollow garnered a 2., up 5 percent from last week's 2.2 adults 18-49 rating. Your predictions were a little optimistic.

On ABC, The Bachelor matched last week's season low 2.3 adults 18-49 rating. Castle scored a 2.0 up 5 percent from last week's 1.9 adults 18-49 rating.

On CBS, How I Met Your Mother matched last week's 3.0 adults 18-49 rating. 2 Broke Girls scored matched last week's 2.7 adults 18-49 rating. Mike & Molly garnered a 2.1 down 13 percent from last week’s 2.4. Mom notched a 1.9 adults 18-49 rating, down 10 percent from last week’s 2.1 and tying its series low.  Intelligence earned a 1.1 down 8 percent from last week's 1.2 adults 18-49 rating.

On NBC, Hollywood Game Night scored a 1.3 adults 18-49 rating up 30 percent from a 1.0 for its last original episode on Christmas Eve. A second episode garnered a series high 1.5 adults 18-49 rating, up 50 percent from the Christmas Eve episode. The Blacklist earned a series low 2.3 down 8 percent from last week’s 2.5 adults 18-49 rating.

On The CW, Hart of Dixie garnered a 0.4 adults 18-49 rating, down 20 percent from last week's 0.5 adults 18-49 rating. Beauty and the Beast earned a 0.4 up 33 percent from last week's 0.3 adults 18-49 rating.

Broadcast primetime ratings for Monday, January 20, 2014:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rtg/Shr Viewers (millions)
8:00 CBS How I Met Your Mother 3.0/8 8.76
ABC The Bachelor (8-10PM) 2.3/6 7.82
FOX Sleepy Hollow (8-10PM) - Season Finale 2.3/6 6.93
NBC Hollywood Game Night 1.3/4 4.72
CW Hart of Dixie 0.4/1 1.18
8:30 CBS 2 Broke Girls 2.7/7 8.91
9:00 CBS Mike & Molly 2.1/5 8.78
NBC Hollywood Game Night 1.5/4 4.23
CW Beauty & the Beast 0.4/1 0.93
9:30 CBS Mom 1.9/5 8.11
10:00 NBC The Blacklist 2.3/6 8.67
ABC Castle 2.0/6 8.85
CBS Intelligence 1.1/3 5.59

- 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 with an encore telecast; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.0/5 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.1/5.
  • In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 0.9/4 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.4/2 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3.
  • 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" (1.5/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.0/3).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/1).
  • At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/3 in metered-market households and a 0.3/2 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.

  • Eridapo

    It amazes me how “well” Castle did last night since most in the online fandom were/ and are calling the episode the worst of the season…. It was all Alexis and hardly any Castle and Beckett. Even the reviews have not been kind. What is likely is that Castle has had according to some two strong well written episodes in the prior weeks, so can this be the case that good will from prior weeks rewarded a bad episode.

    Judging by the halves it is possible since the episode started with a 2.2 and ended with a 1.9

  • Jamiestp


    Lol that lineup is hilariously true! Not saying HIMYM is the reason why the rest of the line up performs “ok” but without a strong lead in they will be pulling in above avg NBC numbers. None of those shows are justifiable hits.

  • Shepherd

    At least Intelligence managed to stem the bleeding some. GB managed to stay on the schedule going as low as 1.0, so as long as Intelligence can hang on it should get to finish out its order. (I guess) Thanks again: Holly, Ultima, Bill.

  • a p garcia

    I think the Blacklist aired one of the better episodes last night.

  • Shepherd

    I thought SH would get a 2.3-2.4 for the finale, but i picked the 2.4-2.5 because I wanted to err on the high side. Perhaps it will get adjusted up. Anyone have the hour breakdowns for the SH finale?

  • HalCapone

    Any 10pm numbers in the high 1’s and above make the show a keeper for now. Anyone who claims The Blacklist is not at least partially Voice dependent is smoking something (please share). Maybe I’m imagining this but I think the demo age is creeping up for The Blacklist while the coveted 18-49 demo is declining in live viewers, at least. Clearly, the show has lost a lot of buzz and some of its mojo.

    Creatively, not sure there is much longevity beyond 2 or possibly 3 seasons of the serial killer craze among The Blacklist, The Following and Hannibal on network television. I get it, broadcast is trying to emulate the cable formula with more edgy and gory programming. If ever there were programs suited for a limited and finite number of episodes, I think it applies to all 3. For me, The Blacklist is carried entirely by the hammy James Spader but he wears thin sooner than later. The Blacklist feels more like a modest hit without its Voice as it heads into the home stretch of this season. And if the Spring cycle of The Voice follows the trajectory of Ex-Fact and American’t Idle, NBC will be the “can’t catch a break network” once again.

  • Terry

    Isn’t CBS’ average at the top wrong? Should be a 2.4, no? (Sorry, perhaps I’m missing something about how that number is calculated? If so just tell me to learn how to read :))

  • Terry

    Never mind. Didn’t include Intelligence in my average. Derp. Really weighing down CBS’ entire night. LOL.

  • Sah

    Half hours:

    8:00 PM

    ABC – The Bachelor
    Viewers: 7.961 million, A18-49: 2.2/6

    CBS – How I Met Your Mother
    Viewers: 8.756 million, A18-49: 3.0/8

    NBC – Hollywood Game Night
    Viewers: 4.672 million, A18-49: 1.2/3

    Fox – Sleepy Hollow
    Viewers: 6.994 million, A18-49: 2.3/6

    CW – Hart of Dixie
    Viewers: 1.277 million, A18-49: 0.4/1

    8:30 PM

    ABC – The Bachelor
    Viewers: 7.700 million, A18-49: 2.2/6

    CBS – 2 Broke Girls
    Viewers: 8.905 million, A18-49: 2.7/7

    NBC – Hollywood Game Night
    Viewers: 4.765 million, A18-49: 1.4/4

    Fox – Sleepy Hollow
    Viewers: 6.681 million, A18-49: 2.2/6

    CW – Hart of Dixie
    Viewers: 1.083 million, A18-49: 0.4/1

    9:00 PM

    ABC – The Bachelor
    Viewers: 7.669 million, A18-49: 2.3/6

    CBS – Mike & Molly
    Viewers: 8.782 million, A18-49: 2.1/5

    NBC – Hollywood Game Night
    Viewers: 4.204 million, A18-49: 1.4/4

    Fox – Sleepy Hollow (Season Finale)
    Viewers: 6.829 million, A18-49: 2.3/6

    CW – Beauty and the Beast
    Viewers: 0.900 million, A18-49: 0.4/1

    9:30 PM

    ABC – The Bachelor
    Viewers: 7.965 million, A18-49: 2.4/6

    CBS – Mom
    Viewers: 8.109 million, A18-49: 1.9/5

    NBC – Hollywood Game Night
    Viewers: 4.257 million, A18-49: 1.5/4

    Fox – Sleepy Hollow (Season Finale)
    Viewers: 7.235 million, A18-49: 2.4/6

    CW – Beauty and the Beast
    Viewers: 0.962 million, A18-49: 0.3/1

    10:00 PM

    ABC – Castle
    Viewers: 9.048 million, A18-49: 2.2/6

    CBS – Intelligence
    Viewers: 5.845 million, A18-49: 1.1/3

    NBC – The Blacklist
    Viewers: 8.919 million, A18-49: 2.4/6

    10:30 PM

    ABC – Castle
    Viewers: 8.655 million, A18-49: 1.9/5

    CBS – Intelligence
    Viewers: 5.341 million, A18-49: 1.0/3

    NBC – The Blacklist
    Viewers: 8.419 million, A18-49: 2.2/6

  • Scream

    Castle!!!! UP!!!! Yeahhh!

  • RBA

    The Blacklist is showing that without the Voice it doesn’t have the legs to be a 3.0 show. I truly did expect the show to stay in the upper 2s without the Voice.

    I also expected Intelligence to do better than it has, but it seems that the show is pretty much incompatible with the lead-ins (much like Hostages). Yes it is a fan excuse bingo square. I don’t think the CBS viewer who watches Mom at 930 is likely to be the type of viewer who will watch a show like Intelligence.

    If CBS wants to be competitive on this time slot again, it will have to move an establish show like The Mentalist or H50 to do so. The audiences for those shows are loyal, so they will follow the show to a new night.

  • DenverDean

    After CM (R) drew a similar rating on Sunday night (against end of football/TF (S), CBS could program any of its procedurals on Monday at 10 and do better. They should swap TM with Intelligence (or move it to Saturday). Nothing really to lose. Also, CBS has those extra UnF S2 episodes that didn’t air last year. Perhaps they use those on Sunday 10?

  • tedtalks

    season high for BatB, season 3 here we come :)

  • Dahne

    @Eridapo – A bad episode doesn’t necessarily correlate to bad ratings. After all, people have to watch the episode to know it’s bad. It can of course effect the second half hour ratings, which did drop for Castle last night.

  • erin

    guys im eating ramen soup :)

  • gerry

    cw is inflated, batb will adjust down.

    sucko for mom, but nice to see 2bg strong. i think that mom’s being a lorre show will get it a renewal for next season but if the numbers don’t improve at that point, it may be over. i said intelligence would drop like a stone in it’s normal slot. too bad for josh. the ad for last night’s ep looked compelling enough.

    the bachelor can bite me.

    blacklist and sleepy hollow both performing nicely.

  • A.C.

    Spectacular failure for INTELLIGENCE

    but I had a feeling i would. The big tune in for the premier were for people nostalgic for SAWYER…when they didn’t get Sawyer they vanished in subsequent viewings.

  • Billiam

    Not worried about The Blacklist… it will come back up, with or without The Voice…

    Intelligence is dead. Sad. It seems to be last year’s ‘Golden Boy’ for CBS. I had high hopes for it. I’m not convinced that networks really gain anything by premiering a new show on a timeslot not meant to be its permanent time slot…

    Hart of Dixie is still stable and may come back up to 0.5 before they move it to Friday.

    I’m pleasantly surprised at BATB. I think the new story arc may be helping the show. For a year, Kat has been with Vincent and TV couples rarely ever make a show but a love triangle makes for good TV… For those of you who were not in diapers when X-Files was on the air, it wasn’t until the last season that they actually allowed Mulder and Scully to get together… in season 9.

  • Ike

    @RBA, that’s a lousy excuse. The major networks have aired four comedies followed by a 10 p.m. drama on various nights for decades. When sitcoms were more popular, that was the most popular network prime-time schedule configuration. NBC’s ER followed four comedies, as did many, many, many, many, many, many, many, many, many other dramas. Really, I can’t type enough “many”s here. Countless dramas have followed four comedies. Beyond countless. Near infinity.

    Intelligence and Hostages are just duds.

  • r0ckmypants

    @DM – “BatB got a 0.4… What will the delusional TCD fans say now?”

    They’ll probably say that it was pre-empted in a major market because… well, it was pre-empted in a major market.

    @s0303 – “revolution never aired without the voice lead in…nbc must have more faith in the blacklist…”

    Or perhaps they just learned from the mistakes they made with Revolution. Revolution went on extended hiatus, which hurt it, and it was never tested without the huge lead-in from The Voice. With The Blacklist, NBC is killing two birds with one stone by airing these episodes: they test how the show fares on its own, and they keep it in the minds’ of viewers.

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