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TV Ratings Monday: 'Voice,' 'Smash,' 'Dancing,' 'Mother,' '2 Broke Girls,' 'Bones' Hit Lows, As NBC Tops Night

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April 17th, 2012

Scoreboard NBC CBS ABC FOX UNI CW
Adults 18-49: rating/Share 3.1/8 2.7/7 2.6/7 2.0/5 1.5/4 0.6/2
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 2.7/8 1.8/5 1.3/4 1.8/5 1.6/5 0.7/2
Total Viewers (million) 8.61 8.09 14.72 6.30 3.75 1.22

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NBC notched the nightly win with the advertiser coveted adults 18-49, even as The Voice dipped 10% to a season low (and series low for a performance show) 3.6 adults 18-49 rating, vs. a 4.0 rating last week.  At 10pm, Smash dropped a tenth to a season/series low 1.9 adults 18-49 rating, vs. a season/series low 2.0 rating last week.

How I Met Your Mother dropped half a point to a season low 3.0 adults 18-49 rating, vs. a 3.5 rating last week. 2 Broke Girls fell two tenths to a season/series low 3.3 adults 18-49 rating, vs. a 3.5 rating last week.  Two and a Half Men rose a tenth to a 3.7 adults 18-49 rating, vs. a 3.6 rating last week. Mike & Molly fell a tenth to a match its season low 3.1 adults 18-49 rating, vs. a 3.2 rating last week, and Hawaii Five-0 was a repeat.

Dancing with the Stars slid two tenths to a series low for a performance show 2.8 adults 18-49 rating, vs. a 3.0 rating last week. After a week off, Castle returned up a tenth to a 2.2 adults 18-49 rating, vs. a 2.1 rating in its last new episode.

FOX had an up and down night, as Bones dipped a tenth to a season low 2.1 adults 18-49 rating, vs. a 2.2 rating last week, but House rose a tenth to a 2.0 adults 18-49 rating, vs. a 1.9 rating last week.

Gossip Girl was up a tenth to a 0.6 adults 18-49 rating, vs. a 0.5 rating last week. Same with Hart Of Dixie its 0.6 adults 18-49 rating was up a tenth from last week as well.

Late-night results are below the primetime data.

Broadcast primetime  ratings for Monday, April 16 2012:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM NBC The Voice (8-10p) 3.6  10 9.939
ABC Dancing with the Stars (8-10p) 2.8  7 16.338
CBS How I Met Your Mother 3.0 9 7.272
FOX Bones 2.1 6 6.970
CW Gossip Girl 0.6 2 1.118
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8:30PM CBS 2 Broke Girls 3.3 9 8.436
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9:00PM CBS Two and a Half Men 3.7 9 11.038
FOX House 2.0 5 5.622
CW Hart Of Dixie 0.6 1 1.324
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9:30PM CBS Mike & Molly 3.1 8 9.561
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10:00PM ABC Castle 2.2 6 11.495
NBC Smash 1.9 5 5.958
CBS Hawaii Five-0 -R 1.6 4 6.114

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via NBC press notes:

In Late-Night Metered Markets Monday night:

* In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The
Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 2.4/6 with an encore telecast; CBS's "Late
Show with David Letterman," 2.0/5 with an encore; and ABC's combo of
"Nightline," 3.6/9; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.7/5.

* In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results
were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.7/3 with an encore; "Late
Show," 0.5/2 with an encore; "Nightline," 1.0/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel
Live," 0.5/3.

* At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.1/4 in
metered-market household with an encore) beat CBS's first-run "Late Late
Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.0/4). In the 25 markets with Local People
Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/2 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 0.8/3 in
metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/3 in adults 18-49 in
the 25 markets with local people meters.

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NOTE: All national ratings are "live plus same day" from Nielsen Media Research unless otherwise indicated.

Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2012 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

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Definitions:

Fast Affiliate Ratings: These first national ratings, including demographics, are available at approximately 11 AM (ET) the day after telecast, and are released to subscribing customers daily. These data, from the National People Meter sample, are strictly time-period information, based on the normal broadcast network feed, and include all programming on the affiliated stations, sometimes including network programming, sometimes not. The figures may include stations that did not air the entire network feed, as well as local news breaks or cutaways for local coverage or other programming. Fast Affiliate ratings are not as useful for live programs and are likely to differ significantly from the final results, because the data reflect normal broadcast feed patterns. For example, with a World Series game, Fast Affiliate Ratings would include whatever aired from 8-11PM on affiliates in the Pacific Time Zone, following the live football game, but not game coverage that begins at 5PM PT. The same would be true of Presidential debates as well as live award shows and breaking news reports.
Rating: Estimated percentage of the universe of TV households (or other specified group) tuned to a program in the average minute. Ratings are expressed as a percent.

Share (of Audience): The percent of households (or persons) using television who are tuned to a specific program, station or network in a specific area at a specific time. (See also, Rating, which represents tuning or viewing as a percent of the entire population being measured.)

Time Shifted Viewing – Program ratings for national sources are produced in three streams of data – Live, Live+Same Day (Live+SD) and Live+7 Day. Time shifted figures account for incremental viewing that takes place with DVRs. Live+Same Day (Live+SD) include viewing during the same broadcast day as the original telecast, with a cut-off of 3:00AM local time when meters transmit daily viewing to Nielsen for processing. Live+7 Day ratings include incremental viewing that takes place during the 7 days following a telecast.

For more information see Numbers 101 and Numbers 102.

 
  • livvy

    Good for Dixie

  • Ryne

    “NBC Tops Night” 3 words you have rarely heard this year!

  • rob60990

    LOL at The Voice continuing to freefall. :D

  • Kate

    I feel like either or both GG or HOD will be adjusted down

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    ““NBC Tops Night” 3 words you have rarely heard this year!”

    Then you haven’t been listening. I believe NBC has won every Monday since The Voice premiere.

  • Kevin

    I thought HIMYM was a repeat last night?

  • hubertwentland5

    oh, HIMYM and 2BG. will be adjusted up, for sure, but still looooow.

  • SmG

    Good for HoD :)

  • tp

    Even though it will probably be adjusted down, I’m glad Castle has some decent news this morning. The episode was really great too!

  • carole

    I watched Castle, because H5O was a rerun. No matter how hard I try, there is something about Castle that I don’t care for. I will never watch it again.
    I’ll watch Chopped or my paint peel.

  • Agnes

    It is quite positive for Smash that it is declining at a much smaller decrement than The Voice week on week.

  • forg

    Ratings continue to be disappointing across the board. I hope by May we could see upticks

  • maya

    the voice omg

  • Ryne

    @ Bill Gorman

    I was trying to be funny. But for the most part NBC is still awful just about every other night.

  • Remote Patrolled

    So much for The Voice being the new Idol… those numbers don’t even match The X Factor from last Fall. I have a feeling if X Factor can nab Britney as a judge the show could do some significant business later in the year…

  • Caitlin

    Happy for Hart of Dixie.

  • Ron

    Will the Voice reach the 2′s eventually?

  • MoHasanie

    Yikes! HIMYM was down so much. Haven’t watched the episode yet, but I guess considering last week’s episode wasn’t good, people decided not to watch this one.
    I’m suprised 2BG fell. :( Oh well.
    TAAHM is still very strong, so I can’t believe people want to end it next year. Although creatively, it isn’t very good this year. I haven’t watched last night’s episode as well, but last week was quite funny.
    House rose slightly, but less than 6 million viewers is horrible.
    And Castle actually rose despite a weaker lead in. ABC should definitely move this to 8pm Thursday next season, and give that DWTS lead in to another show.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “I thought HIMYM was a repeat last night?”

    My info shows it as an original, but errors are always possible.

  • Cand.B

    bones and himym down again…

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