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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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.

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  • David


    I did see one ad for it. I didn’t really watch The Voice though. Just Smash.

    I don’t understand why so many people hate on Smash. Would you prefer it if it was yet another crime show doing well? I can understand if you don’t like musicals, it won’t be your thing, but the show is really well done for the kind of show it is. Not to mention, it’s nice to have variety every now and again.

  • SmG

    Pretty Little Liars on MuchMusic drew 182,000.

    The L.A. Complex (22,000) went quietly at MuchMusic.


    @Erin, PLL pulled 182.000 vs. LA Complex’s 22.000 the same week on much music in February.

  • HotLatino4GayMarriage

    I hope FLOP of Dixie gets adjusted DOWN

  • psychic

    @a p garcia:
    In the final episode, Olivia Wilde, Kal Penn and Amber Tamblyn are apparently all coming back.

  • Max


    I think Erin was just pointing out that despite low numbers, MuchMusic still ordered more episodes of LA Complex, so they couldn’t have been that disappointed. I mean, those numbers are all pretty damn lackluster but I guess they were decent enough to warrant 13 more installments. Perhaps the fate of this show really does rest on how it performs on The CW? I would hate to be in that boat- depending on drawing in fans on The CW to potentially save my show. Eek.

  • Jerry

    I have no idea how people without DVR’s keep track of when shows are new. I thought after being a new episode of HIMYM last week it would be this week to but apparently not!

  • Petar

    FLOP of Dixie remains to be a FLOP!!!

    well the cw problem is that almost all of their shows are flops!

    big big drama before us my friends! lets see how will finish!

    ps poll for cw death soon? i guess answers must be a – 1 year from now b 2 years c 3 after netflix deal expire and d wb and cbs will close it!

  • Emily

    I knew total viewers don’t matter, but I feel like the CW has such a tiny audience to begin with that maybe total viewers is helpful, lol? Does anyone have the half hours for viewers when it comes to GG and HOD? :)

  • Terri

    What were the half hours for Gossip Girl and Hod in terms of viewers not just ratings? I would be interested if Gossip Girl is still losing a chunk over the episode while Harts gains

  • Sam

    I think all the CBS competition was just shifted over to hockey playoffs.

  • SmG



    Olivia Wilde is not just returning for the finale, she will be in the penultimate episode as well.

  • Natalia

    According to twitter, the only reason people tuned into HDO last week was because of Justin. I don’t even know why since he is not that famous…

  • 1mars

    Bones was lucky they got a 2.2 last night, it was a terrible episode. Seen ppl calling Brennan “Mommie Dearest” to Bth’s first child. That eps is off my dvr already.

  • Tommy

    I’m actually surprised at the hype I’ve been hearing about “The LA Complex” – granted I live in LA but I have been seeing posters and billboards for months at this point – and I’ve heard more than a few people mention it at work.

    I don’t see it doing “amazingly well” for the CW but if they can mantain a .5 it would be fantastic considering how cheap it is for them.

    And I’ve seen all 6 episodes and I have to agree that the first 3 episodes are fantastic.

  • psychic

    Bones has been awful ever since the baby’s birth. I don’t know why, but it just SUCKS lately. Maybe that baby should’ve stayed in there.

  • Forgedias

    I Don’t think people should be worried which fanbase will be rooting for which show to be cancelled. I think they are all in the same boat.

    With the number of shows in development, Nikita, Ringer and Hart of Dixie are gone. There just is too many shows that are in development and they need slots for these shows.

  • SmG

    By the way on unrelated news, ABC Family cancelled Make it or Break it. The new promos advertise it as the series finale is coming in three episodes. Also the show creator announced it on twitter. It was pulling around 0.5.

  • Petar


    I agree with you! WHat are these people crazy HFO is GREAT in repeats like all CBS procedural dramas! I mean just for example ABC drama repeats ONCE 1.0 and Greys 1.2 and most of their dramas even don’t go in repeats even revenge because will cruch! CBS dramas low in reruns is 1.5 and go to 2.0! So yes HFO, NCIS POI and CSI are with GREAT rerun numbers!

  • me

    I kind of like Bones with the new baby. but I can also see how other people might not be too fond of it now.

  • suzie

    Nooooo! HOD

    Last night episode was a terrible, but I still want hod to be renewed as it is usually good. The show needs to stop shoving George down peoples throats. No one likes George, nor do they want a singing, dancing George. I usually like HOD but when they make an episode that bad they deserve to get a 0.5.

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