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TV Ratings Monday: '2 Broke Girls' and 'The Voice' Perfomance Finale Go Low; 'Castle' Beats 'Five-0;' 'Gossip Girl' Tumbles

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May 8th, 2012

Scoreboard NBC CBS ABC FOX UNI CW
Adults 18-49: rating/Share 3.1/8 2.9/8 2.6/7 2.0/6 1.4/4 0.5/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 2.5/8 1.7/5 1.5/5 1.7/5 1.4/4 0.6/2
Total Viewers (million) 8.980 9.605 14.850 6.542 3.645 1.098

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NBC won the night with the 18-49 crowd, but ABC notched victory with total viewers.

The 2 Broke Girls finale earned a 3.2 down four tenths from the 3.6 its last original earned and is a series low. Mike & Molly drew a 3.1, down a tenth from last week's 3.2 adults 18-49 rating.  Two and a Half Men was flat with last week's a 3.7 adults 18-49 rating. Hawaii Five-0 fell to a new series low, earning only a 2.3 vs. last week's 2.5 adults 18-49 rating

The Voice performance finale earned a 3.7, compared with last week's 3.5 adults 18-49 rating. It was also down considerably from last summer's performance finale, which earned a 4.4 18-49 rating.  Smash rose a tenth from last week's series low 1.8 adults 18-49 rating to earn a 1.9.

Dancing with the Stars was down two tenths from last week's 2.8 adults 18-49 rating and is a new series low for performance shows.  Castle's finale was up two-tenths from last week's 2.3 to earn a 2.5 adults 18-49 rating.

On FOX,  Bones was down a tenth to a 1.9 vs. last week's 2.0 adults 18-49 rating and House was flat with last week's 2.1 adults 18-49 rating.

Gossip Girl tumbled two-tenths, only earning a 0.4 18-49 rating, and Hart Of Dixie was flat with last week's 0.6 rating.

Late-night results are below the primetime data.

Broadcast primetime  ratings for Monday, May 7 2012:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM NBC The Voice (8-10 PM) 3.7 10 10.511
CBS 2 Broke Girls 3.2 10 8.859
ABC Dancing with the Stars (8-10p) 2.6 7 15.993
FOX Bones 1.9 6 6.913
CW Gossip Girl 0.4 1 0.869
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9:00PM CBS Two and a Half Men 3.7 10 11.256
FOX House 2.1 5 6.913
CW Hart Of Dixie 0.6 1 1.327
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9:30PM CBS Mike & Molly 3.1 8 10.177
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10:00PM ABC Castle 2.5 7 12.562
CBS Hawaii Five-0 2.3 6 9.240
NBC Smash 1.9 5 5.918

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via NBC press notes:

In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 2.7/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.3/6; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.6/9; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.8/5. 

  • In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 0.8/4; "Late Show," 0.6/3; "Nightline," 1.1/5; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/4.
  • At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.3/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.2/4).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49 with an encore) topped "Late Late Show" (0.4/2).
  • At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.9/4 in metered-market households 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.

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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.

 
  • Robsten_Fan

    Poor for GG.. :(

  • Ryan Schwartz

    2BG isn’t ready to anchor an hour, esp not Thursdays at 9 like rumored.

  • rob60990

    LOL at Gossip Girl. Hart of Dixie just earned its renewal.

    Go Castle. great finale. The wait paid off.

  • psychic

    Castle. :D

  • HotLatino4GayMarriage

    HAHAHA H-5-0!!!! Die, die! GO CASTLE!

  • HB

    OMG GG :o

    and Great numbers for Castle

  • Spik3

    lol at Gossip Girl. Too bad The CW are stupid and they’ll probably renew it.

  • MoHasanie

    Why did 2BG fall so much?!? I was expecting it to rise since it was 1 hour and it was the finale. Strange…
    TAAHM did fine though.

    Good for Castle! A 2.5 at 10pm is great!

  • Kyle

    CASTLE! WOHOO! It’s going to get Adjusted down probably a .1 but who cares! STEADY!!

    I am only up to season 2 but I think its a GREAT show!

  • Mon

    What’s the 30-minute breakdown for (2 eps) of 2BG?

  • It Girl

    YEEEEEEEES ! I’M SO HAPPY ! GG HAD A 0.4/1 !

  • Selen

    Bad ratings for GG. First 0.4 and way under 1 million.
    And yay for Castle – the finale was great.

  • HotLatino4GayMarriage

    Where are the H-5-0 fans who were calling Castle a flop? HA HA HA! And Flop-O had a better lead-in.

  • SmG

    Damn look at Gossip Girl what an emberrasment :(

  • Dennis

    Castle did really well, only losing 0.1 point from its lead in, I think it’s ready for a new night!!!

  • martie

    Castle came really close to tying DWTS in the demo.

  • Bee

    OMG HOD GOT A 0.6 OUT OF GG’s 0.4!? if these numbers hold up, here comes the renewal train! CW would be crazy to cancel it now. it was before and continues to be the only freshman show of theirs with any potential at all.

    and omg gossip girl.
    not-so-excellent night for CBS.
    good job castle. glad smash held on.

  • DW

    get bones back to Thursday. it’s not a Monday show. or maybe people are like me and stopped watching.

  • Sid

    Hawaii Five-0 had its best episode last night :(

    At least it was already renewed.

    Ouch @ GOSSIP GIRL.

  • Dillan

    omg GG :O it will still be renewed.

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