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[12/31/13 - 08:39 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Viewers, Demos in Repeat Race
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 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (12/30/13):

CBS (5.167 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #1) was the network to beat on the penultimate night of 2013 with its mix of "How I Met Your Mother" (4.673 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T3), "2 Broke Girls" (5.233 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2), "Mike & Molly" (6.295 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1), "Mom" (5.324 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T3) and "Person of Interest" (4.739 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T10).

ABC (3.801 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T2) then claimed the silver with encores of "Happy New Year, Charlie Brown" (4.060 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T5), "Rudolph's Shiny New Year" (3.333 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T8) and "Castle" (4.010 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T10).

Next up was NBC (3.063 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T2) with repeats of "Hollywood Game Night" (3.290 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.0, #7), another "Hollywood Game Night" (3.074 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T5) and "The Blacklist" (2.826 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T12).

Meanwhile, FOX (3.027 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) served up repeats of "Almost Human" (3.407 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T8) and "Sleepy Hollow" (2.648 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T12).

And finally, The CW (1.460 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #5) closed out the evening with a rebroadcast of "iHeart Radio Music Festival, Night 1" (1.460 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.5, #14). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), the special managed a 0.4 rating.

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

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Here are the highlights of the 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (12/31/12):

ABC (10.66 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.1, #1) was the network to beat on the final night of 2012 with its mix of "New Year's Rockin' Eve Celebrates Dick Clark" (9.35 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.6, #2) and "Dick Clark's Primetime New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest" (13.26 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.1, #1).

A distant silver then went to NBC (3.31 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2) with a rebroadcast of "Enchanted" (3.09 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #9) plus "NBC's New Year's Eve with Carson Daly 2012" (3.76 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3).

Next up was CBS (4.03 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) and its all-repeat lineup of "How I Met Your Mother" (3.55 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T4), "How I Met Your Mother" (3.11 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T6), "2 Broke Girls" (4.08 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T4), "Mike & Molly" (4.18 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T6) and "Hawaii Five-0" (4.63 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T6).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.95 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T4) offered up a repeat of "Bones" (3.55 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #10) and a new "The Mob Doctor" (2.35 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #12).

And finally, an encore of the "iHeartRadio Music Festival" (1.32 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #11) on The CW (1.32 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T4) closed out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), the "iHeartRadio Music Festival" delivered a 0.5 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
-50.00% - The Mob Doctor (vs. 12/3/12)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+70.83% - Dick Clark's Primetime New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest (vs. Celebrity Wife Swap)
+8.33% - New Year's Rockin' Eve Celebrates Dick Clark (vs. The Bachelor)
-8.33% - NBC's New Year's Eve with Carson Daly 2012 (vs. Rock Center With Brian Williams)
-66.67% - The Mob Doctor (vs. House (Repeat))

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

* From 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m., "NBC's New Year's Eve with Carson Daly" (4.9 rating, 11 share in metered-market households) is up 14 percent versus last year's 4.3/10 to deliver a three-year high. It's the annual telecast's highest metered-market rating since a 5.2 on December 31, 2009. Other late-night averages last night included: Fox's "New Year's Eve Live," 2.8/6 in metered-market households from 11 p.m.-12:30 a.m.; and "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2013" on ABC, 10.6/25 from 11:30 p.m.-1:15 a.m.

* In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "NBC's New Year's Eve with Carson Daly" (2.8 rating, 10 share in adults 18-49) is up 8 percent versus last year's 2.6/9 to match its highest rating in the Local People Meters in three years. Other results were a 2.0/7 for Fox's "New Year's Eve Live" and 7.7/29 for ABC's "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2013."

* National results for the December 31 late-night programs, including viewer numbers, are due from Nielsen Media Research on Thursday, Jan. 10.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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