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[12/17/13 - 08:24 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Voice" Continues Its Reign for NBC
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 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (12/16/13):

NBC (11.061 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.0, #1) was once again the network to beat on Monday thanks to new episodes of "The Voice" (12.698 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.3, #1) and "The Sing-Off" (7.789 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.2, #T4).

CBS (6.906 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.9, #2) then claimed the silver with originals from "How I Met Your Mother" (7.693 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.7, #2), "2 Broke Girls" (7.569 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.3, #3), "Mike & Molly" (8.760 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.2, #T4), "Mom" (7.307 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.9, #6) and "Hostages" (5.054 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.2, #8).

Next up was FOX (3.937 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3) with a new "Almost Human" (5.283 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.6, #7) followed by encores of "Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas" (2.748 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.9, #13) and "DreamWorks Dragons: Gift of the Night" (2.433 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.8, #14).

Meanwhile, ABC (4.437 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #4) served up repeats of "Disney Prep & Landing" (4.121 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T10) and "Disney Prep & Landing 2: Naughty vs Nice" (3.940 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T10) alongside week two "The Great Christmas Light Fight" (4.357 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T10) and another "The Great Christmas Light Fight" (4.925 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.1, #9).

And finally, rebroadcasts of "Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer" (1.224 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T15) and "The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2013" (1.049 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T15) on The CW (1.136 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) closed out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), the former a 0.4 rating while the latter managed a 0.3 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+10.00% - Mike & Molly
+9.09% - Hostages
-2.94% - The Voice
-6.90% - How I Met Your Mother (vs. 12/2/13)
-8.33% - The Sing-Off
-9.52% - Mom (vs. 12/2/13)
-11.11% - Almost Human
-14.81% - 2 Broke Girls (vs. 12/2/13)
-44.44% - The Great Christmas Light Fight

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+46.67% - The Sing-Off (vs. Take It All)
+6.67% - Almost Human (vs. DreamWorks Dragons: Gift of the Night Fury/Ice Age: Mammoth Christmas (Repeat))
0.00% - The Great Christmas Light Fight - 10:00 (vs. Castle (Repeat))
-9.59% - The Voice (vs. The Voice/1600 Penn)
-16.67% - The Great Christmas Light Fight - 9:00 (vs. Extreme Makeover: Home Edition)
-18.18% - How I Met Your Mother
-34.29% - 2 Broke Girls (vs. How I Met Your Mother)
-37.14% - Mike & Molly (vs. 2 Broke Girls)
-42.42% - 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," 3.0/8; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.2/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.9/5.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.9/5; "Late Show," 0.6/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.1/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/2 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 first-run "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.1/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/4 in 18-49 with an encore) 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 0.3/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (12/17/12):

CBS (9.81 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.1, #1) topped the charts for the second Monday in a row with its mix of "How I Met Your Mother" (8.49 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 3.3, #T4), a second "How I Met Your Mother" (8.83 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 3.5, #T2), "2 Broke Girls" (10.16 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 3.5, #T2), "Mike & Molly" (10.80 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.3, #T4) and "Hawaii Five-0" (10.29 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.4, #6).

NBC (9.32 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.9, #2) once again had to settle for second place with the penultimate installment of "The Voice" (13.23 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.1, #1) followed by a sneak preview of "1600 Penn" (7.19 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.3, #7) and the season finale of "Take It All" (4.51 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T8).

Next up was FOX (3.31 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3) with its holiday lineup of "DreamWorks Dragons: Gift of the Night Fury" (3.90 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T8), "Ice Age: Mammoth Christmas" (4.02 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T8) and "Happiness is a Warm Blanket Charlie Brown" (2.66 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.9, #14).

Meanwhile, ABC (4.84 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #4) offered up a new "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" (4.24 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.0, #13) and a second "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" (4.88 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.2, #11) plus a repeat of "Castle" (5.40 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.1, #12).

And finally, a "Gossip Girl" (1.33 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.6, #16) recap special and the series finale of "Gossip Girl" (1.51 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.8, #15) on The CW (1.42 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #5) closed out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Gossip Girl" delivered a 1.3 rating at 8:00/7:00c and a 1.8 rating at 9:00/8:00c.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+60.00% - Gossip Girl
+7.89% - The Voice
0.00% - How I Met Your Mother
-11.11% - Hawaii Five-0
-12.50% - 2 Broke Girls
-15.38% - Mike & Molly
-20.00% - Extreme Makeover: Home Edition - 9:00
-23.08% - Extreme Makeover: Home Edition - 8:00
-31.82% - Take It All

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+166.67% - Gossip Girl - 9:00 (vs. Hart of Dixie (Repeat))
+127.78% - The Voice (vs. Who's Still Standing?/Fear Factor)
+100.00% - Gossip Girl - 8:00 (vs. Hart of Dixie (Repeat))
+50.00% - Mike & Molly (vs. Mike & Molly (Repeat))
+43.48% - How I Met Your Mother - 8:00 (vs. How I Met Your Mother (Repeat))
+40.00% - 2 Broke Girls (vs. Two and a Half Men (Repeat))
+33.33% - Hawaii Five-0 (vs. Hawaii Five-0 (Repeat))
+29.63% - How I Met Your Mother - 8:30 (vs. 2 Broke Girls (Repeat))
+25.00% - Take It All (vs. Rock Center With Brian Williams)
+9.09% - Extreme Makeover: Home Edition - 9:00 (vs. You Deserve It)
-4.17% - 1600 Penn (vs. Fear Factor)
-25.93% - Extreme Makeover: Home Edition - 8:00 (vs. Kung Fu Panda Holiday Special/A Chipmunk Christmas)
-28.57% - DreamWorks Dragons: Gift of the Night Fury (vs. Terra Nova)

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," 3.3/7; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.5/5.

* 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," 1.0/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.

* 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" (1.2/4). 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 0.8/3 in metered-market households and a 0.2/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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