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[12/03/13 - 08:41 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Dominates with "The Voice," "The Blacklist"
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 (12/2/13):

NBC (12.351 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.5, #1) was the network to beat on Monday with a new "The Voice" (12.397 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.5, #T1) followed by the fall finale of "The Blacklist" (12.257 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.5, #T1).

CBS (6.896 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.0, #2) then claimed the silver with its mix of "How I Met Your Mother" (7.913 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.9, #3), "2 Broke Girls" (8.352 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.7, #4), "Mike & Molly" (8.569 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.4, #5), "Mom" (7.626 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.1, #6) and "Hostages" (4.458 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.1, #10).

Next up was ABC (7.263 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #3) with an encore of "A Charlie Brown Christmas" (7.091 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.9, #7) alongside the new special "CMA Country Christmas" (7.349 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.5, #9).

Meanwhile, FOX (4.451 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #4) served up a new "Almost Human" (5.798 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.7, #8) plus a repeat "Sleepy Hollow" (3.104 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.9, #11).

And finally, a rebroadcast of "It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas" (1.119 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #12) on The CW (1.119 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) closed out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), the movie posted a 0.3 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+16.67% - The Blacklist
6.06% - The Voice
0.00% - How I Met Your Mother
0.00% - 2 Broke Girls
0.00% - Hostages
-4.00% - Mike & Molly
-4.55% - Mom
-10.53% - Almost Human

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - The Blacklist (vs. Blake Shelton's Not-So-Family Christmas)
+22.73% - 2 Broke Girls (vs. 2 Broke Girls (Repeat))
+7.14% - CMA Country Christmas (vs. Extreme Makeover: Home Edition/Castle)
-3.33% - How I Met Your Mother
-10.26% - The Voice
-10.53% - Almost Human (vs. Bones)
-31.43% - Mike & Molly (vs. 2 Broke Girls)
-32.26% - Mom (vs. Mike & Molly)
-50.00% - Hostages (vs. Hawaii Five-0)

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," 2.5/7 with an encore telecast; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 1.9/5 with an encore; 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," 0.8/4 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.4/2 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.3/4 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" (1.4/5 in metered-market households with an encore) beat CBS's first-run "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.0/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49 with an encore) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/2).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.9/4 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (12/3/12):

NBC (10.98 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.5, #1) didn't skip a beat on Monday thanks to a new "The Voice" (11.99 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.9, #1) and the special "Blake Shelton's Not-So-Family Christmas" (8.96 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.8, #5).

CBS (8.92 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.7, #2) then claimed the silver with its mix of "How I Met Your Mother" (8.19 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 3.0, #4), a repeat of "2 Broke Girls" (6.73 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 2.2, #T6), an original "2 Broke Girls" (10.10 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.5, #2), "Mike & Molly" (10.19 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.1, #3) and "Hawaii Five-0" (9.15 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.2, #T6).

Next up was FOX (5.30 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3) with the fall finale of "Bones" (7.26 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.9, #8) alongside a new "The Mob Doctor" (3.35 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.8, #12).

Meanwhile, ABC (5.75 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #4) offered up its combination of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" (4.23 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.9, #11), a second "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" (4.62 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.1, #10) and the fall finale of "Castle" (8.41 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.7, #9).

And finally, originals from "90210" (1.04 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #13) and "Gossip Girl" (0.80 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #14) closed out the evening over on The CW (0.92 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "90210" delivered a 0.7 rating while "Gossip Girl" posted a 0.7 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - 90210
0.00% - Gossip Girl
-4.35% - Hawaii Five-0
-7.14% - The Voice
-8.33% - Extreme Makeover: Home Edition - 9:00
-11.76% - How I Met Your Mother
-12.50% - 2 Broke Girls
-13.89% - Mike & Molly
-15.00% - Castle (vs. 11/19/12)
-17.39% - Bones
-30.77% - Extreme Makeover: Home Edition - 8:00
-33.33% - The Mob Doctor

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+254.55% - The Voice (vs. The Sing-Off)
+211.11% - Blake Shelton's Not-So-Family Christmas (vs. Rock Center With Brian Williams)
+10.00% - Extreme Makeover: Home Edition - 9:00 (vs. You Deserve It)
-5.00% - Bones (vs. American Country Awards)
-15.00% - Castle
-16.67% - 90210 (vs. Gossip Girl)
-26.19% - Mike & Molly
-26.67% - Hawaii Five-0
-30.00% - 2 Broke Girls (vs. Two and a Half Men)
-33.33% - How I Met Your Mother
-50.00% - Gossip Girl (vs. Hart of Dixie)
-60.00% - The Mob Doctor (vs. American Country Awards)
-64.00% - Extreme Makeover: Home Edition - 8:00 (vs. A Charlie Brown Christmas/Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice)

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," 2.9/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.6/6; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 2.9/7; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.5/5 with an encore.

* 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," 0.8/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/3 with an encore.

* At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.4/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.3/5). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.4/2).

* At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.9/4 in metered-market households and a 0.3/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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