One NBC Show Climbs to a Series High Monday Night as Another One Sinks to a Series Low

Jan 21, 2014  •  Post A Comment

NBC had mixed results in the prime-time ratings Monday night, with one series setting an all-time high while another reached an all-time low, based on Nielsen overnights for the key 18-49 demo.

TVbytheNumbers.com reports that NBC’s "Hollywood Game Night," which aired back-to-back installments, rose 30% over its previous original episode, delivering a1.3 average rating in 18-49 for the 8 p.m. hour. The 9 p.m. episode rose to a 1.5, a series high.

NBC’s "The Blacklist" won the 10 p.m. hour among the broadcast nets, despite slipping 8% from last week to a 2.3 average in the 18-49 demo, a series low. Overall for prime time, NBC came in fourth among the big four broadcast nets.

Fox’s two-hour seaon finale of "Sleepy Hollow" rose a little, ticking up 5% from last week to a 2.3 average in 18-49, as Fox won a close race for prime time overall.

Second-place ABC saw its two-hour "The Bachelor" match last week’s season low, a 2.3 average in adults 18-49, while "Castle" ticked up 5% to a 2.0.

Third-place CBS was paced by a 3.0 average for "How I Met Your Mother" in viewers 18-49 — equaling last week’s number. "2 Broke Girls" followed with a 2.7, matching last week’s rating; "Mike & Molly" fell 13% to a 2.1; "Mom" settled for a 1.9, off 10%; and "Intelligence" lost 8% to deliver a 1.1, finishing a distant third in the 10 p.m. hour.

For prime time overall, Fox’s 2.3 average in the 18-49 demo was good enough to put it ahead of ABC (2.2 average), CBS (2.0), NBC (1.7) and Univision (1.3). ABC eased into the top spot in total viewers with 8.2 million, followed by CBS (7.6 million), Fox (6.9 million), NBC (5.9 million) and Univision (3.2 million).

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