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

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April 17th, 2012

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

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
8:30PM CBS 2 Broke Girls 3.3 9 8.436
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
9:30PM CBS Mike & Molly 3.1 8 9.561
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

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.

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

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  • CrimTV

    Yay Gossip Girl at 0.6 !

  • RyanCanada

    2BG, M&M, Smash, HOD, were all great episodes last night, i pvr’d The Voice.

  • Julia

    Good for GG and HoD

  • steve

    Can we see a listing of every weeks The Voice rating

  • Petar

    Man i was wrong! Smash will crush this season! When HF0 is back smash will be dead!

    The CW look good! 0.6 is even great for that network!

  • Dunno

    The Voice is pure manure.

  • SteveO

    Smash dipping to regular NBC numbers… not good. I mean, it’s already renewed. But, for next year, not good.

  • King

    Great for Dixie!

  • Nadine

    It may be kinda early to say this, but it feels as though Bones has jumped the shark. (House did that in season 4, but I watched anyway.) The ratings decline is likely due to competition on Mondays, but the content has really taken a maudlin, sticky, dopey turn.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “Can we see a listing of every weeks The Voice rating”

    Not by my hand, but feel free to click the highlighted “Voice” text to see all posts with Voice ratings.

  • Andies

    Let’s face it..the best thing about The Voice was the Blind Auditions.. After that it becomes another same old typical singing competition show …

  • Chuck_T

    to: Ryne
    Posted April 17, 2012 at 8:39 AM
    “NBC Tops Night” 3 words you have rarely heard this year!

    Response: Actually NBC has won several nigthts this season. Of course when Football was on it always came out on top on Sundays, and since THE VOICE it has won Mondays conistently.

  • me

    I really liked Bones last night. and Two and a half men and Mike and Molly were both really good too!

  • nerv

    HIMYM is CBS’ lowest rated Monday comedy this week? Why? It’s the only sitcom worth watching on that day! Two And a Half Men is overrated, Mike and Molly is just free-riding with Men while 2 Broke Girls just barely passes my taste.

    Is it because The Voice is aired on NBC that’s why it’s falling faster than Idol this year? LOL!

  • psychic

    Bones was awful last night. I didn’t even watch to the end of the episode.

  • zerg

    The voice < Two and a Half Men


  • Nadine

    Oh yeah poor Voice…only 3.6 Boo-hoo.

  • Gina

    @Bill you think Fox would move bones out of this slot next season? Monday’s are brutal. I know they are doing better than anything else Fox had here (against the voice) but still. Lol. Monday’s suck

    Happy Bones didn’t drop too much. Hope they will get adjusted up and even with last week. :)

  • Anon

    HIMYM was original last night.

  • June

    CBS comedies still doing great, but not what they used to be. CBS needs THM, it is the strongest show of the night. H50 repeats are weak.

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