Ratings: ‘Blacklist’ Fall Finale Scores Highest Ratings Since Premiere

Harry Joseph Lennix on "The Blacklist" (Photo: NBC)

By Tony Maglio

NBC won six of six primetime half hours — and every key ratings category — on Monday night, thanks to a strong “Blacklist” midseason finale and solid “Voice” performance. The shows tied for first place in the key 18-49 demographic.

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NBC was first in ratings with a 3.5 rating/9 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and first in total viewers with an average of 12.4 million, according to preliminary numbers. ”The Voice” at 8 earned a 3.5/9 and 12.4 million viewers, making it the most-watched program of the night. At 10, “The Blacklist” got a 3.5/10 and 12.3 million viewers — holding on to almost all of its lead-in.

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It should be noted that an NBC affiliate in New Orleans carried last night’s “Monday Night Football” game, perhaps boosting the network’s ratings in the market. So early numbers are subject to change.

Catch-up on Full Episodes of “The Blacklist” Here on xfinityTV

CBS was second in ratings with a 2.0/5 and third in total viewers with 6.9 million. At 8, “How I Met Your Mother” tied its season low with a 2.9/8, adding 7.9 million viewers. At 8:30, “2 Broke Girls” received a 2.7/7 and 8.4 million viewers. “Mike & Molly” at 9 got a 2.4/6 and 8.6 million viewers. “Mom” at 9:30 had a 2.1/5 and 7.6 million viewers. “Hostages” at 10 earned a 1.1/3 and 4.5 million viewers.

ABC was third in ratings with a 1.6/4 and second in total viewers with 7.3 million. “A Charlie Brown Christmas” special at 8 earned a 1.9/5 — down 34 percent from last year’s broadcast — and 7.1 million viewers. “CMA Country Christmas ’13″ at 9 received a 1.5/4 and 7.4 million viewers.

Fox was in fourth in ratings with a 1.3/3 and in total viewers with 4.5 million. “Almost Human” at 8 earned a 1.7/5 and 5.8 million viewers. A rerun followed.

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Univision was in fifth in ratings with a 1.1/3 and in viewers with 2.8 million.

Telemundo was sixth in ratings with a 0.5/1 and in total viewers 1.4 million.

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.4/1 and in total viewers with 1.1 million. “It’s a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie” was the only show on the schedule, beginning at 8 p.m.

Watch Monday Night’s Episode of “The Blacklist” Below:

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