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.


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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