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[10/01/13 - 08:42 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "Voice," "Blacklist" Keep NBC on Top
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

Primetime Preliminary Fast National Nielsen Data
(includes all DVR playback through 3:00 am)

Here are the highlights of the 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (9/30/13):

NBC (13.461 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.3, #1) was the top draw on Monday thanks to week two of "The Voice" (14.150 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.6, #1) and "The Blacklist" (12.082 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.6, #2).

FOX (7.497 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.6, #2) then was a distant second place with its duo of "Bones" (7.067 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.2, #T6) and "Sleepy Hollow" (7.928 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 3.0, #4).

Next up was ABC (12.157 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T3) and its mix of "Dancing with the Stars" (12.805 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.0, #T9) - tied as its lowest-rated Monday telecast ever - and "Castle" (10.860 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.2, #T6).

Meanwhile, CBS (6.773 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T3) offered up a new "How I Met Your Mother" (7.735 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 3.1, #3), the series premiere of "We Are Men" (6.396 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 2.0, #T9) - marking the network's lowest-rated in-season comedy debut ever - plus originals from "2 Broke Girls" (7.594 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.4, #5) - ties its series low, "Mom" (6.927 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 2.2, #T6) and "Hostages" (5.993 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.5, #11).

And finally on The CW (1.053 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5), the special "iHeartRadio Music Festival, Night 1" (1.053 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #12) rounded out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), the special delivered a 0.5 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+15.79% - Bones
0.00% - Castle
-3.23% - Sleepy Hollow
-5.26% - The Blacklist
-6.12% - The Voice
-8.82% - How I Met Your Mother
-12.00% - Mom
-13.04% - Dancing with the Stars
-14.29% - 2 Broke Girls
-16.67% - Hostages

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+200.00% - Sleepy Hollow (vs. The Mob Doctor)
+15.79% - Castle
+12.50% - The Blacklist (vs. Revolution)
+4.76% - Bones
+2.22% - The Voice
0.00% - Dancing with the Stars
-3.13% - How I Met Your Mother
-4.76% - We Are Men (vs. Partners)
-21.05% - Hostages (vs. Hawaii Five-0)
-24.14% - Mom (vs. Mike & Molly)
-29.41% - 2 Broke Girls
-42.86% - iHeartRadio Music Festival, Night 1

In late-night metered market ratings (via NBC's press release):

· In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 3.0/8; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.0/5; 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 with Jay Leno," 0.9/5; "Late Show," 0.5/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.8/4.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.4/5 in metered-market households and a 0.5/3 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.5/6 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" (0.3/2).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.9/4 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.5/4 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (10/1/12):

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Due to local market preemptions, Fast Nationals for The CW are approximate.]

NBC (11.01 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 4.0, #1) was still the network to beat on Monday with new episodes of "The Voice" (12.32 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.5, #1) and "Revolution" (8.40 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 3.2, #T3).

CBS (7.80 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.6, #2) then claimed second place with its week two mix of "How I Met Your Mother" (8.15 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 3.2, #T3), "Partners" (5.71 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T6), "2 Broke Girls" (9.02 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 3.4, #2), "Mike & Molly" (8.51 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.9, #5) and "Hawaii Five-0" (7.72 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T9).

Next up was ABC (11.58 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.0, #3) and its lineup of "Dancing with the Stars" (12.21 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.0, #8) - its lowest-rated regular telecast ever - and "Castle" (10.33 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T9) - tied as its lowest-rated telecast ever.

Meanwhile, FOX (5.23 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.6, #4) was out of the hunt with originals from "Bones" (6.92 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T6) and "The Mob Doctor" (3.54 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.0, #11).

And finally, The CW (1.72 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #5) closed out the evening with its presentation of the "iHeartRadio Music Festival" (1.72 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #12). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), the special delivered a 0.8 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+7.14% - The Voice
0.00% - Hawaii Five-0
-3.33% - Mike & Molly
-4.55% - Bones
-5.88% - How I Met Your Mother
-8.11% - 2 Broke Girls
-8.57% - Revolution
-12.50% - Partners
-23.08% - The Mob Doctor
-24.00% - Castle
-25.93% - Dancing with the Stars

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+166.67% - Revolution (vs. The Playboy Club)
+150.00% - The Voice (vs. The Sing-Off)
0.00% - iHeartRadio Music Festival (vs. Gossip Girl/Hart of Dixie)
-26.92% - Castle
-28.89% - How I Met Your Mother
-30.00% - Bones (vs. Terra Nova)
-32.56% - Mike & Molly
-35.48% - Dancing with the Stars
-40.63% - Hawaii Five-0
-44.26% - 2 Broke Girls (vs. Two and a Half Men)
-52.27% - Partners (vs. 2 Broke Girls)
-74.36% - The Mob Doctor (vs. House)

In late-night metered market ratings (via NBC's press release):

·In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 2.5/6; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.4/6; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.1/7; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.6/5.

·In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.9/4; "Late Show," 0.7/3; "Nightline," 0.9/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3.

·At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.2/4 in metered-market households) beat CBS's first-run "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.1/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).

·At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households and a 0.3/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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