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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  • Petar

    POI rerun at 10 was 1.8!(smile)

  • JJ

    Happy for Smash. I liked the episode.

  • SmG

    The L.A. Complex Premiered on January 10th 2012 in Canada. It was previewed on CTV drawing 351,000 viewers as well as 60,000 on its regular channel MuchMusic.

    Episode 2 aired January 17th 2012 on MuchMusic drawing 87,000 viewers. Episode 3 aired January 24th 2012 on MuchMusic drawing 40,000 viewers. Episode 4 aired January 31st 2012 on MuchMusic drawing 44,000 viewers. Episode 5 aired February 7th 2012 on MuchMusic drawing 16,000 viewers.

    Episode 6 (the finale) aired February 14th 2012 on MuchMusic drawing 22,000 viewers.

    La complex crashed in Canada too.

  • peter

    did nbc air any 30 rock promo’s last night about the live show?

  • Sid

    “ABC Family”

    You sure about that? I don’t doubt you on the others but tbh, I’ve never seen ABCF promos for hits like PLL/Secret Life on The CW, so I have a hard time believing ABCF would promote L.A. or any other CW show for that matter.

  • peter

    did nbc air any 30 rock promos last night about the live show?

  • Big James

    Is there a way to see a break down of the numbers by region? I wonder who watches HOD? I would gather it’s not the costal areas but more center of the country folks.

  • HB

    Poor CW.All their shows are hitting lows except SPN.They’d hope TVD picks up this week!

  • Captain

    The LA Complex wasn’t successful over here in Canada. It was very well received by critics and the people that did watch, loved it because it’s a fantastic series but ratings-wise, it did pretty horribly. If it doesn’t do well on the CW, I don’t expect it be picked up for another season.

  • rob60990

    @Grey, that was the point of my comment! ;)

    “I seem to remember there being a rerun of Castle last night.”

    No there wasn’t.

  • calypse

    FLOP of Dixie remains to be a FLOP!!!

  • bluejays

    @Petar. Yeah weirdly it was really high when it was on at ten two weeks agao and yet last week at nine it was only 1.5.

    Anyway, the week poi rerun was 1.8 HFO was still third best rerun drama that week, behind POI and NCIS (a point you made actually I think).

    It just bugs me when that poster comes on every week and says HFO is a bad repeater. To be honest most of the CBS dramas are pretty bunched up when it comes to repeats, even the weak Unforgettable doesn’t repeat all that far to the bottom of the rest of the pack.

  • psychic

    Wasn’t it the one with the Cuban ambassador or something…? Either way, there was one on where I was.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “Is there a way to see a break down of the numbers by region? I wonder who watches HOD? I would gather it’s not the costal areas but more center of the country folks.”

    We don’t have that for HOD, but we do for a few other shows.

  • Andrew

    Hoping for an adjustment up in the finals for Hart of Dixie & Gossip Girl!

  • MattM

    Happy to see House on the uptick, even if it is because CBS was in reruns. I hope the Voice doesn’t go up because seriously, f- that show and their lip syncing BS.

  • Michael

    Sid, I saw the preview on Sunday afternoon during “The Karate Kid.” Trust me, it’s always the last line from Cassie Steele that I start to cringe lol.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    Half hour ratings for all!

    8:00PM H/P 33.3
    THE VOICE NBC 3.2 10
    BONES FOX 2.2 7
    GOSSIP GIRL CW 0.5 2
    8:30PM H/P 36.6
    2 BROKE GIRLS – R CBS 1.8 5
    THE VOICE NBC 3.5 10
    BONES FOX 2.2 6
    GOSSIP GIRL CW 0.5 1
    9:00PM H/P 39.5
    TWO AND A HALF MEN – R CBS 2.0 5
    THE VOICE NBC 4.0 10
    HOUSE FOX 2.3 6
    HART OF DIXIE CW 0.5 1
    9:30PM H/P 41.2
    MIKE & MOLLY – R CBS 1.8 4
    THE VOICE NBC 4.1 10
    HOUSE FOX 2.3 6
    HART OF DIXIE CW 0.5 1
    10:00PM H/P 39.4
    HAWAII FIVE-0 – R CBS 1.6 4
    SMASH NBC 2.2 6
    10:30PM H/P 37.2
    HAWAII FIVE-0 – R CBS 1.6 4
    SMASH NBC 1.9 5

  • Sammy01

    It always makes me laugh that fans of CW shows spend all their time bitching and hoping for bad ratings for other shows on the CW. You would think on a network that struggles for viewers they would all club together watch each others shows and hope for hits so their show can hopefully gain viewers through adverts during the hit show, being before or after it for a boost ect.

  • a p garcia

    Glad to read that House and SMASH were up. Do any of the former co-stars of House plan to make an appearance?

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