TV Ratings Monday: 'House,' 'Smash,' 'Dancing' Rise; 'Gossip Girl,' 'Hart Of Dixie' Hit Lows

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April 24th, 2012

Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 3.2/8 2.7/7 2.2/6 1.7/5 1.6/4 0.5/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 2.6/8 1.6/5 1.8/5 1.0/3 1.6/4 0.6/2
Total Viewers (million) 8.786 15.162 6.897 6.319 3.868 1.114

The Voice was even with last week's 3.7 adults 18-49 rating, getting no boost from lack of CBS original competition.  At 10pm, Smash received a 2.1 adults 18-49 rating, up 11% compared to last week's season/series low 1.9 adults 18-49 rating. With CBS in all repeats, NBC easily topped the nights adults 18-49 ratings.

Dancing with the Stars was up 3% to a 3.0 adults 18-49 rating, after last week's 2.9 18-49 rating. 20/20: Dance Floor Confidential received a 2.1 adults 18-49 rating in a DWTS special, the same as the last new episode of Castle.

Bones was even with last week's 2.2 adults 18-49 rating, and  House bounced up three tenths (15%) to a 2.3 adults 18-49 rating, vs. last week's 2.0 rating .

Gossip Girl fell a tenth to a season low matching 0.5 adults 18-49 rating, compared to last week's 0.6 adults 18-49 rating. Hart of Dixie was also down a tenth, also matching its series low 0.5 adults 18-49 rating, vs. last week's 0.6 adults 18-49 rating.

CBS was all repeats for the evening.

Late-night results are below the primetime data.

Broadcast primetime  ratings for Monday, April 24 2012:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM NBC The Voice (8-10p) 3.7 10 10.117
ABC Dancing With The Stars (8-10p) 3.0 8 17.270
FOX Bones 2.2 6 7.247
CBS How I Met Your Mother -R 1.7 5 4.775
CW Gossip Girl 0.5 1 1.005
8:30PM CBS 2 Broke Girls -R 1.8 5 5.232
9:00PM FOX House 2.3 6 6.547
CBS Two And A Half Men -R 2.0 5 6.650
CW Hart Of Dixie 0.5 1 1.223
9:30PM CBS Mike & Molly -R 1.8 4 6.034
10:00PM ABC 20/20 DWTS special 2.1 6 10.948
NBC Smash 2.1 5 6.122
CBS Hawaii Five-0 -R 1.6 4 7.611

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," 2.5/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.1/6; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.7/9; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.9/6.

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 0.9/4; "Late Show," 0.5/2; "Nightline," 1.0/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3.

At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.2/4 in metered-market household with an encore) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.0/4 with an encore). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49 with an encore) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2 with an encore).

At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/3 in metered-market households 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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  • Jess

    dang it HOD!

  • Sophia

    Ouch. The CW really sucks, wow.

  • SteveO

    Glad for Smash — even though it didn’t have CBS competition.

  • Michael

    I knew 0.6 wasn’t going to last for Gossip Girl and Hart Of Dixie lol. Back to the usual pathetic numbers.

  • I Love Nicki Minaj

    Hart Of Dixie WON’T BE RENEWED !

  • Max

    Anyone want to take a quick guess as to what the CW’s The LA Complex will bring it tonight?

    The show actually has positive reviews. It is a Canadian import and apparently, is quite successful over there.

    All that being said, I am expecting lower ratings than even RINGER.

  • Jess

    @Michael the whole network is pathetic at this point. Shows can barely manage a 0.6.

  • EatMorePez

    Lows for Gossip Girl and Hart of Dixie last night and TVD and Secret Circle last Thursday do not bode well for the premiere of the L.A. Complex tonight.

  • I Love Nicki Minaj


  • Sammy01

    Seems Bones is now stable and found its level, be nice if it was adjusted up too.

  • Mario

    Last week Smash got 1.9, if it didnt get that rating it would be the only NBC show that didn’t go under 2.0 this season! But still it went under in just one episode..

  • John A

    Here come the nikita fans to bash GG and Hart ratings.

  • rob60990

    Smash didn’t have any CBS competition last week either but Castle was on. You would think a 20/20 special on DWTS would hold DWTS lead-in better.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “Anyone want to take a quick guess as to what the CW’s The LA Complex will bring it tonight?”

    Post with poll coming soon.

  • HotLatino4GayMarriage

    Hahahahahaha @Brandy where are you now? CW kill HoD ASAP!!!!

  • MoHasanie

    House really went up without TAHM competition.

  • Max


    Was it as positive as some of the reviews are saying? Did you enjoy?

  • I Love Nicki Minaj

    90210 (Return) : 0.8/2
    The L.A. Complex (Premiere) : 0.6/1

  • NYC_Lover

    I thought Smash was gonna drop lower to a 1.7! Its kinda turned to crap. Is Gossip Girl in syndication? Hart of Dixie gonna be cancelled. Repeated .5s in the first season is never a good thing. What I think the cw will do:

    Gossip Girl – Renewed (final 13 eps)
    Hart of Dixie – Cancelled
    90210 – Renewed
    Ringer – Cancelled
    The LA Complex – hasnt aired
    ANTM – Renewed with changes
    TVD – renewed
    TSC – renewed
    supernatural – renewed
    nikita – renewed for midseason

    btw is there gonna be a “How Will LA Complex Rate?” pole?

  • NYC_Lover

    lol *poll

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