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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.

You can see TV ratings from other recent Overnight ratings reports here.

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.

 
  • rob60990

    “Did anyone catch the Ringer promos last night? “Season Finale” (as opposed to “Series Finale”). Just sayin’.”

    That doesn’t mean anything. CW promoted Melrose Place as a season finale.

  • Sophia

    Did anyone catch the Ringer promos last night? “Season Finale” (as opposed to “Series Finale”). Just sayin’.

    Are you that clueless? No decision from the CW will likely come until up fronts, saying “season finale” doesn’t mean it’s renewed buddy.

  • Gina

    @sarah Bones got dealt a bad card. I hate It being on Monday’s but I think it’s staying. Fall ratings should go up then it will go down again when the voice comes back. Fox doesn’t have anything else. I can’t see them
    Putting a new show in this slot to die. Bones is doing better for them. Ugh I want out of Monday’s badly. But I don’t see it happening

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “@Bill There was any preemption for the CW shows last night?”

    None I know of, but pre-emption info to us is very hit and miss.

  • psychic

    They aren’t going to come out and say ‘series finale.’ Of course they’d say season. Not going to allude to cancellation YET. It’s dead, though.

  • Devon

    @Sophia

    It probably hit under a million by the half hour anyway. It has before…

  • gregg

    what happened to TTAAHM was getting 20 million last fall now its 11 million.

  • Amy

    Yikes! Fox shows seem to be slowly dying. I know that ratings have been low for all networks, but seeing Bones at a 2.1 with under 7 million viewers is a little startling. Can’t say that I mind though, since I think the show went off the rales completely at the end of last year.

  • CrimTV

    I know The Voice has dropped a lot, but a 3.6 is still amazing for NBC

  • Lisa

    @Anon, you wrote,
    “Did anyone catch the Ringer promos last night? “Season Finale” (as opposed to “Series Finale”). Just sayin’.”

    What’s your point? I hope you’re not implying that you think this means the show will return next season. Because it says nothing of the sort. I love Ringer, but if it got renewed, that would be a huge shock.

    The CW is also the network that has run promos calling Ringer a “hit,” and it was getting a lowly .5 and .6 at that time.

  • Percysowner

    As someone who has been annoyed by the almost universal belief that Gossip Girl will get renewed for next season, the slight rise in ratings makes me feel a little better. I don’t watch the show, but I have no desire to have its fans not get a proper conclusion. I’ll just feel better about it if the ratings actually reach levels where an argument can be made that they are good enough for renewal. I hope the ratings don’t adjust downward.

  • psychic

    Ah. I misread Gossip Girl ratins. Sorry.

  • rob60990

    “what happened to TTAAHM was getting 20 million last fall now its 11 million.”

    It only hit 20 million for 2 episodes in the fall. The curiosity factor on Ashton Kutcher joinin the show died down. It was never going to hold all those viewers.

  • Sid

    “You might want to look again, 1.11 million doesn’t qualify as under a million.”

    True, but it’s not far from there either ;)

  • TVDude

    The Voice and Dancing with the Stars seem to be hurting each other. I think both shows are strong, but they have a lot of over-lapping viewers. Still, The Voice won.

  • PW

    Another bad episode of Bones, ending felt manufactered, to much baby talk. I liked the show much better when it was just about the cases. This is the last season for me, they “jumped the shark”.

  • Devon

    I think CW will cancel Ringer, Nikita and give GG a final 13 episodes a la OTH. They’ll renew HOD but god knows what for. The show is awful.

  • gregg

    just cant get into the voice. Just like American idol is just too much. next fall we will have the voice VS xfactor. just sooooooo old now. singing competitions are becoming passe

  • Cecilia

    Too little too late for Hart though. Still cancelled unless it stays stable at .6 and hits at least one .7. The numbers are still too low for a freshmen show. “First Cut” will be a better replacement anyway as will “Shelter”.

  • EmmaR

    ABC needs some shakeup at 10pm across the board. Other than Revenge (and how it holds after the long hiatus remains to be seen), all the 10pm shows are skewing fairly old. I know that 10pm does not get the numbers that 9pm does but a 2.2 when up against a repeat of its biggest competitor (H50) is really bad for Castle in my view.

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