Fox’s ‘Almost Human’ Drops, ‘Blacklist’ Impresses Again on Monday

Almost Human

New drama places fourth in 18-49; 'Dancing,' 'Castle,' 'Mike & Molly' and 'Mom' all on the rise

After a solid two-night launch a week ago, Fox drama “Almost Human” took a step back Monday, falling to a fourth-place finish among young adults in the night’s leadoff hour. The final Monday of November also saw another strong performance by NBC’s “The Blacklist,” which recently set a DVR playback record.

NBC won the night in 18-49, sweeping all six half-hours among the Big Four, while ABC led in total viewers.

According to preliminary national estimates from Nielsen, “Almost Human” averaged a 1.9 rating/5 share in adults 18-49 and 6 million viewers overall, down 17% in the demo from its Monday premiere of last week. It faced slightly tougher competition this week, as NBC’s “The Voice” went from a repeat to an original, and the futuristic cop drama ended up placing fourth in adults 18-49 for the 8 o’clock hour.

The soft night for Fox continued at 9 p.m., as rookie “Sleepy Hollow” fell to a low (2.2/6 in 18-49, 6.6 million viewers overall), and was neck and neck with ABC and CBS for second place among the broadcasters in 18-49.

At NBC, “The Voice” (3.3/9 in 18-49, 11.3 million viewers overall) was down a bit from last week for a season low, but remained the night’s No. 1 entertainment series in adults 18-49 and 25-54 (4.3/10). Holding most of that demo audience at 10 p.m., “The Blacklist” (3.0/8 in 18-49, 10.8 million viewers overall) was in line with its most recent episode of two weeks ago and was Monday’s top scripted program in 18-49 and 25-54 (3.9/9).

In Live+7 numbers released yesterday by Nielsen, the Nov. 3 episode of “The Blacklist” established a record in DVR playback, gaining a whopping 6.6 million viewers in the week following its telecast.

ABC was above average with the season’s final Monday episode of “Dancing With the Stars” (2.2/6 in 18-49, 14.2 million viewers overall) leading into tonight’s finale. And at 10, the fall finale of “Castle” (2.1/6 in 18-49, 11.4 million viewers overall) was up 10% week to week in 18-49 while drawing its largest overall audience since its season premiere. The Alphabet was the most-watched broadcast network for a fourth straight Monday.

At CBS, “Mike & Molly” (2.5/6 in 18-49, 8.4 million viewers overall), “Mom” (2.2/6 in 18-49, 7.3 million viewers overall) and “Hostages” (1.1/3 in 18-49, 4.6 million viewers overall) were all up from last week, with “Mom” tying Fox’s “Sleepy Hollow” in 18-49 at 9:30. In the night’s opening hour, “How I Met Your Mother” was down a bit (2.9/8 in 18-49, 8.0 million viewers overall) and “2 Broke Girls” was flat (2.7/7 in 18-49, 7.9 million viewers overall).

It was status quo at CW for “Hart of Dixie” (0.4/1 in 18-49, 1.0 million viewers overall) and “Beauty and the Beast” (0.3/1 in 18-49, 0.8 million viewers overall).

Preliminary 18-49 averages for the night: NBC, 3.2/9; ABC, CBS and Fox, 2.1/6; Univision, 1.1/3; Telemundo, 0.5/1; CW, 0.3/1.

In total viewers: ABC, 13.3 million; NBC, 11.1 million; CBS, 6.8 million; Fox, 6.3 million; Univision, 3.0 million; Telemundo, 1.3 million; CW, 0.9 million.

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  1. bob says:

    I don’t know How i met your mother gets such high ratings (sorry Neil Patrick I am a BIG fan of your many) I have given this show a try time after time and it just not funny! Almost human is a GREAT show PLEEEEAZE DO NOT CANCEL IT Cancel the bachelor/rette instead!

  2. xavi says:

    almost human and sleepy hollow are AWESOME! too bad ratings are done statistically.

  3. My favorite shows of this season are sleepy hallow and the Voice I have to watch them on demand because of work schedule and celtics basketball

  4. suh.amigo says:

    You people killed Fringe by giving low rating….plz don’t kill ALMOST HUMAN too ..long live sci-fic…. i knw there is syfy channel channel with only science fiction but they only intrested in sci-fantcy sci-fantcy :( we need shows like fringe morethan defiance or warehouse13

  5. Judlyne Lilly says:

    Almost Human is still on my DVR list but that may be temporary. The show looks great, love the actors, Karl Urban and Michael Ealy, Lily Tayor, but the show is like a gun shooting blanks. It seems to me that if you’re going to have ROBOTS as police officers, that they could at least be stronger, be fearless and in better/enhanced physical shape than their human counterparts. As it stands now, the Robot Cops are walking computers and that’s all. Det. Kennex might be better served by having a tablet attached to his uniform. That’s why the ratings are down. The eager audience is waiting for the robots to do something other than stand there and compute.

  6. Ultack says:

    WTH? Finally an intelligent show such as Almost human comes along and the mass of morons prefer the insipid pile of crap Blacklist. I guess its to be expected among the legion of morons we created the last decades, they are way too dumb to appreciate an intelligent content, they can only relate to stuff their level, which is at an extreme low.

  7. Vincent says:

    Damn you people,quit killing good science fiction shows.I swear people have no imagination nowadays.

  8. Dennis says:

    I agree with CADAVRA, I don’t understand why those of us over 49 years old “don’t count” in the ratings !! I have a LOT more disposable income now than I did in my “DEMO” years.

  9. cadavra says:

    So the two most-watched programs of the night ended up in 8th and 9th place in “The Demo.” Too bad “old people” ain’t wanted.

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