TV ratings: 'Bones' rises a little with wedding, 'The Voice' falls but still leads Monday

bones-wedding-ratings.jpgFast National ratings for Monday, Oct. 21, 2013

The at-long-last marriage of Booth and Brennan on "Bones" Monday night pushed the show's ratings up a little bit. "The Voice" went the opposite direction for NBC -- it was still the night's top show among adults 18-49 by a large margin, but it was down vs. last week.

"The Blacklist" also slipped a little bit, finishing behind "Castle" in viewers for the first time this season (though it still won its hour handily among adults 18-49). CBS and The CW are currently up, but affiliates in Minneapolis and New York, respectively, carried the "Monday Night Football" game, so their numbers will likely come down in the final overnights.

NBC drew 12.45 million viewers and a 7.6 rating/12 share in households for the night, edging ABC (12.3 million, 8.0/12) for the top spot overall. CBS came in third with 7.3 million viewers and a 4.6/7, pending updates. FOX (5.4 million, 3.3/5) took fourth. The CW drew 1.55 million people and a 1.1/2, also pending updates for "MNF."

NBC's lead among adults 18-49 was wider -- it earned a 3.8 rating in the demographic, well ahead of CBS' 2.2. ABC finished third at 1.6, followed by FOX, 1.6, and The CW, 0.6.

Monday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

ABC:
"Dancing With the Stars" (12.7 million viewers, 8.4/13 households)
NBC: "The Voice" (12.68 million, 7.7/12)
CBS: "How I Met Your Mother" (7.9 million, 5.0/8)/"2 Broke Girls" (8.05 million, 5.0/7)
FOX: "Bones" (7.5 million, 4.6/7)
The CW: "Hart of Dixie" (1.4 million, 1.0/2)

18-49 leader: "The Voice" (3.9)

9 p.m.

NBC:
"The Voice" (14.1 million, 8.4/12)
ABC: "Dancing With the Stars" (13.5 million, 8.8/13)
CBS: "The Big Bang Theory" rerun (8.5 million, 5.3/8)/"Mom" (7.8 million, 4.9/7)
FOX: "Sleepy Hollow" rerun (3.4 million, 2.0/3)
The CW: "Beauty and the Beast" (1.7 million, 1.1/2)

18-49 leader: "The Voice" (4.5)

10 p.m.

ABC:
"Castle" (10.64 million, 6.9/11)
NBC: "The Blacklist" (10.57 million, 6.6/11)
CBS: "Hostages" (5.8 million, 3.7/6)

18-49 leader: "The Blacklist" (3.0)

Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company.

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