The Blacklist Season 1 Finale

Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 2.8/8 2.1/6 1.8/5 1.3/4 1.1/3 0.4/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 2.0/7 1.6/5 1.3/4 0.7/2 1.0/3 0.2/1
Total Viewers (million) 10.797 12.657 6.349 5.199 2.581 1.057

Note: The CW was pre-empted in New York City and Hartford for Major League Baseball coverage. The network’s ratings are likely to be adjusted in the finals.

NBC was number one among adults 18-49 while ABC won with total viewers.

On NBC, The Voice matched last week’s Monday series low 3.0 adults 18-49 rating. The season finale of The Blacklist scored a 2.6, down 4 percent from last week’s 2.7 adults 18-49 rating. Your predictions were too optimistic.

On FOX, Bones garnered a 1.6 adults 18-49 rating, up 7 percent from a 1.5 for its most recent original episode. 24:Live Another Day notched a 2.0, down 23 percent from a 2.6 adults 18-49 rating for last week’s two hour premiere.

On ABC, Dancing with the Stars garnered a 2.2, up 16 percent from last week’s 1.9 adults 18-49 rating. The season finale of Castle earned a 2.0, up 25 percent from last week’s series low 1.6 adults 18-49 rating, but down 5 percent from a 2.1 for last season’s finale.

On CBS Friends With Better Lives scored a series low 1.5, down 6 percent from last week’s 1.6 adults 18-49 rating.  Mike & Molly notched a 2.0, up 18 percent from last week’s 1.7 adults 18-49 rating.

On The CW, the series finale of Star-Crossed garnered a 0,4, up 33 percent from last week’s 0.3 adults 18-49 rating, but that number may change in the finals since the CW was preempted in New York City and Hartford.


Broadcast primetime ratings for Monday, May 12, 2014 (all Live+Same Day ratings):

Time Net Show 18-49 Rtg/Shr Viewers (millions)
8:00 NBC The Voice 3.0/9 10.95
ABC Dancing With The Stars 2.2/6 13.81
FOX Bones 1.6/5 6.26
CBS 2 Broke Girls – R 1.3/4 5.11
CW Star-Crossed – Series Finale 0.4/1 1.17
8:30 CBS Friends With Better Lives 1.5/5 4.873
9:00 CBS Mike & Molly 2.0/5 6.96
FOX 24: Live Anther Day 2.0/6 6.44
CW The Originals – R 0.3/1 0.95
9:30 CBS Two and a Half Men – R 1.3/3 4.894
10:00 NBC The Blacklist – Season Finale 2.6/7 10.50
ABC Castle – Season Finale 2.0/6 10.36
CBS NCIS – R 0.9/3 4.68

– via NBC press note:


In Late-Night Metered Markets Monday Night:


  • In Nielsen’s 56 metered markets, household results were: “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” 3.1/8; CBS’s “Late Show with David Letterman,” 2.1/5; and ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 2.2/6.
  • In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” 1.3/6; “Late Show,” 0.4/2; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 0.6/3.
  • From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC’s “Nightline” averaged a 1.4/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/3 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.
  • From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, “Late Night with Seth Meyers” (1.4/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS’s “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” (1.0/4).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, “Late Night” (0.6/4 in 18-49) topped “Late Late Show” (0.2/2).
  • At 1:35 a.m., “Last Call with Carson Daly” averaged a 0.8/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/3 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.

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