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[12/10/13 - 08:29 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Remains in Front with "Voice" Original, "Sing-Off" Return
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 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (12/9/13):

NBC (9.856 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.8, #1) was still the network to beat on Monday with a new "The Voice" (12.847 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.4, #1) followed by the return of "The Sing-Off" (8.361 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.4, #2).

FOX (6.252 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.0, #2) then took home the silver with originals from "Almost Human" (5.981 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T5) and "Sleepy Hollow" (6.524 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.1, #3).

Next up was ABC (6.506 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #3) with repeats of "Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town" (6.418 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.7, #7) and "Castle" (6.479 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T8) bookending the premiere of "The Great Christmas Light Fight" (6.621 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T5).

Meanwhile, CBS (5.332 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #4) served up its combination of "How I Met Your Mother" (4.691 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T8), "2 Broke Girls" (4.824 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.2, #11), a new "Mike & Molly" (7.637 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.0, #4), "Mom" (5.523 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T8) and a new "Hostages" (4.657 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.1, #12).

And finally, The CW (0.918 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the evening with its lineup of "Kung Fu Panda Holiday" (1.259 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T13), "Merry Madagascar" (1.157 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T13) and "One Direction's iHeartRadio Album Release Party" (0.629 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.2, #15).

In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), the former two posted a 0.4 rating while the latter managed a 0.2 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+5.88% - Almost Human
0.00% - Hostages
-2.86% - The Voice
-4.55% - Sleepy Hollow (vs. 11/25/13)
-16.67% - Mike & Molly

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - Sleepy Hollow (vs. American Country Awards)
+33.33% - The Sing-Off (vs. Take It All/Michael Buble Christmas Special)
+28.57% - Almost Human (vs. American Country Awards)
+20.00% - The Great Christmas Light Fight (vs. Extreme Makeover: Home Edition)
-10.53% - The Voice
-50.00% - Mike & Molly (vs. 2 Broke Girls)
-59.26% - Hostages (vs. Hawaii Five-0)
-60.00% - One Direction's iHeartRadio Album Release Party (vs. Gossip Girl)

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," 3.2/8; 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," 0.9/4; "Late Show," 0.5/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.8/4.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.2/4 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" (1.6/6 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (0.9/3). 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 1.0/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/4 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 (12/10/12):

CBS (10.58 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.3, #1) moved into the top spot on Monday with its mix of "How I Met Your Mother" (9.05 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 3.3, #T4), a repeat of "The Big Bang Theory" (10.38 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 3.3, #T4), "2 Broke Girls" (11.78 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 4.0, #1), another "2 Broke Girls" (11.48 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.9, #2) and "Hawaii Five-0" (10.38 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.7, #6).

NBC (8.37 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.5, #2) then had to settle for second place despite a new "The Voice" (12.15 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.8, #3), the premiere of "Take It All" (7.20 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.2, #7) and "Michael Buble Christmas Special" (5.75 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T9).

Next up was ABC (5.60 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T3) with originals from "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" (5.17 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T11), another "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" (5.71 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.5, #8) and a repeat of "Castle" (5.93 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T11).

Meanwhile, FOX (5.12 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T3) offered up its third annual "American Country Awards" (5.12 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T9).

And finally, the fall finale of "90210" (1.16 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #13) and the penultimate week of "Gossip Girl" (1.03 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.5, #14) on The CW (1.09 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #5) closed out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "90210" delivered a 1.0 rating while "Gossip Girl" posted a 1.0 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+44.44% - Extreme Makeover: Home Edition - 8:00
+36.36% - Extreme Makeover: Home Edition - 9:00
+25.00% - Gossip Girl
+22.73% - Hawaii Five-0
+20.00% - 90210
+14.29% - 2 Broke Girls
+10.00% - How I Met Your Mother
-2.56% - The Voice

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+66.67% - Extreme Makeover: Home Edition - 9:00 (vs. You Deserve It)
+50.00% - 90210 (vs. Hart of Dixie (Repeat))
+27.27% - Michael Buble Christmas Special (vs. Rock Center With Brian Williams)
+18.75% - The Voice (vs. Fear Factor)
0.00% - Gossip Girl (vs. Hart of Dixie (Repeat))
0.00% - 2 Broke Girls - 9:30 (vs. Mike & Molly)
-3.57% - Hawaii Five-0
-13.04% - 2 Broke Girls - 9:00 (vs. Two and a Half Men)
-19.51% - How I Met Your Mother (vs. 2 Broke Girls)
-20.00% - American Country Awards (vs. Terra Nova/House (Repeat))
-31.58% - Extreme Makeover: Home Edition - 8:00 (vs. I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown)
-37.14% - Take It All (vs. Fear Factor)

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," 2.8/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.4/6; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 2.9/7; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.4/4.

* In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.8/4; "Late Show," 0.6/3; "Nightline," 0.8/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.

* At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.3/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.2/4). 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 0.8/3 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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