TV Ratings Monday: 'The Voice' Up From Last Fall's Premiere, 'Revolution' Dips, + 'Dancing With The Stars' Falls

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March 26th, 2013

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Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 4.0/11 2.4/6 2.2/6 2.1/6 1.5/4 0.3/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 3.2/10 1.6/5 1.4/4 1.6/5 1.3/4 0.3/1
Total Viewers (million) 11.324 7.756 12.947 6.687 3.680 0.681


NBC was number one with adults 18-49, but ABC had the edge with total viewers.

On NBC, the spring premiere of The Voice earned a 4.7. That's up from Last fall's premiere (which earned a 4.2 adults 18-49 rating) but down from last spring's 6.7 premiere 18-49 rating  Revolution earned a 2.7, down two tenths from its last original's 2.9 way back in November. Your predictions were a little optimistic.

On ABC,  Dancing With the Stars garnered a 2.3, down nine tenths from last week's 3.2 adults 18-49 rating. Castle earned a 2.1, down a tenth from last week's 2.2 adults 18-49 rating.

On FOX, Bones earned a 1.9, down two tenths from last week's 2.1 adults 18-49.  The Following scored a series low 2.3, down two tenths from last week's 2.5 adults 18-49 rating.

On CBS, How I Met Your Mother earned a season low 2.7, down three tenths from last week's 3.0 adults 18-49 rating.  Rules of Engagement garnered a season low 2.1, down two tenths from last week's 2.3  adults 18-49 rating. 2 Broke Girls scored a 2.9, up a tenth from last week's 2.8 adults 18-49 rating. Mike & Molly notched a 2.6, up two tenths after last week's season low 2.4. Hawaii Five-0 earned a 2.0, down a tenth after last week's 2.1 adults 18-49 rating.

On the CW, The Carrie Diaries was flat with last week's 0.4 adults 18-49 rating.


Broadcast primetime ratings for Monday, March 25, 2013:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM NBC The Voice (8-10PM) 4.7 12 13.36
CBS How I Met Your Mother 2.7 8 6.85
ABC Dancing With the Stars (8-10PM) 2.3 6 14.08
FOX Bones 1.9 5 6.75
CW The Carrie Diaries 0.4 1 0.94
8:30 PM CBS Rules of Engagement 2.1 6 6.18
9:00PM CBS 2 Broke Girls 2.9 7 8.55
FOX The Following 2.3 6 6.63
CW Hart of Dixie -R 0.1 0 0.42
9:30PM CBS Mike & Molly 2.6 6 8.64
10:00PM NBC Revolution 2.7 7 7.25
ABC Castle 2.1 6 10.69
CBS Hawaii Five-O 2.0 5 8.16

Late Night Ratings

Via NBC Press Note:

In Late-Night Metered Markets Monday night:
  • In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 2.8/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.2/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.2/6.
  • In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 Wednesday results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 0.9/4; "Late Show," 0.5/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3.
  • From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET Wednesday night, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.3/4 in metered-market households and a 0.3/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.
  • From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.4/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.1/4).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).
  • At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.9/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


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.

  • Alex

    Why on earth do people think NBC are going to use Revolution to anchor a night?

    Firstly I’m not convinced they’re going to move it. They have so little on the schedule that’s actually working I’m not sure they’d want to take the risk. If they do move it though there’s no way I can see them moving it to 8PM. If it moves then presumably it moves to Tuesday 9PM where it retains a Voice lead-in. The question is then do they continue with Parenthood at 10PM or try a new drama there. Also why on earth would they move Chicago Fire? When has moving a show that’s growing in a timeslot to another timeslot worked out well? That’s just repeating the nonsensical ABC decision of moving Revenge to a new time slot. Chicago Fire and Grimm both stay where they are next season.

  • Mando

    NBC doesnt seem to take a cable format.
    NBC does need to have other big hits even though Revolution cant do well on another night.
    And NBC should launch Multicam comedies on Tuesday as I always say. That will also benefit Parenthood.

  • PressHarderStillBreathing

    Wow, imagine how low Revulsion would go without The Voice to babysit. It’s the new Fringe. Just as poorly written and acted as well.

  • Bob

    What the heck are you folks talking about? You bash Idol which is in it’s 12th Season. Idol did EXTEMELY better than The Voice in it’s 4th season. Come back to me when The Voice is in it’s 12th Season….oh that’s right. The VOICE will NEVER see a 12th Season.

  • poweranimals

    A 0.1? A 0.1? Wow.. I know it’s a repeat, but the CW really needs to step up their game.

  • RandomCommentor

    >I wish Fox would move Bones to any other night, except Friday.

    But that’s why Fox airs it at 8, because it can get decent (relative to fox) ratings against even the harshest competition. Which with DWTS, Voice, and CBS comedies is basically a death slot for them. About their only other option is to run a repeat there until they get new ordered pilots, but that might bring down The Following.

  • Mando

    Dear Bob. NOW we live in a world where we can watch pr Don’ograms whenever we want to. Dont compare Al 4th to The voice 4


    @ BigBrotherFan

    SHAKIRA is strongest in your demo! I strongly urge you to download or watch however you watch the Oral Fixation Tour.


  • June

    Good job Revolution !!!
    Hawaii 50. OUCH !!!
    Castle did good enough for ABC to keep it in that slot.


    I think idol having an off season really enforces the show needs to make big changes next season. I think Keith urban is the only one guaranteed to come back next season. The voice coming back stronger then fall surprised me and the voice didn’t drop much during the season by the end it had highest ratings with the season finale. I think the talent is great this season and really loved shakira and usher. NBC must be very happy and idols off season should help them.

  • Cory

    I miss Chris and his “Castle-bashing”. Where are you Chris?

  • Mandy

    2BG and Mike&M went up from last week. CBS needs to be happy with both shows. ROE and Hawaii 50 need to move from there, ASAP.

  • BH


    I agree. There are some terrible actors on RVN! Giancarlo Esposito is the only one who does well!

  • ateofi

    Why ouch for H50 and not for Castle? Both shows fell only by 0.1 in demo from last Monday. Also Castle lost 3.5 million viewers from DWTS. I just love reasonable and fair comments :)

  • Max

    Sure Idol did better in its premier but don’t expect the Voice to lose 50% of its viewership in under 5 weeks. I actually expect the ratings to increase like last fall (into the new battle rounds)!


    for all you voice fans, 4.7 million in demo, 13.5 million total viewers. total population in us 325 million, means 312 million didnt watch in all age groups. how is that a hit? im a ncis fan and i say the same about it. 20 million and 3.2 demo is nothing either, i believe the networks are dying!

  • POIFanatic

    Revolution was great. Those numbers are awesome for any 10pm show. Anyone saying otherwise is just idiotic.

  • Zth

    @Bob who said:

    “What the heck are you folks talking about? You bash Idol which is in it’s 12th Season. Idol did EXTEMELY better than The Voice in it’s 4th season. Come back to me when The Voice is in it’s 12th Season….oh that’s right. The VOICE will NEVER see a 12th Season.”

    Bob, are you trolling? I remember I saw the exact same comment from you for months, are you just copy-pasting it?
    It seems like you live in the past. You cannot compare the ratings made by American Idol in 2004 to the ones made by The Voice in 2013, simply because the ratings were at a much, much higher level 8-9 years ago. What you can do is compare their ratings in the same season. American Idol opened higher this year, but it keeps going down and down and it hit the 2’s last week. One thing that I can be sure of, is that The Voice will not hit any 2s this season.
    That being said, the format of The Voice is killing both XFactor and AmericanIdol and their similar formats, across the whole Europe and in US. It is simply a much more entertaining format? Why would people want to see the old style auditions like at AI or XF when you can see them in the spinning chair format?
    It will take a few years for people to adapt, but The Voice is much more fresh and skews much more younger.

  • One

    Morons, all of you. The Following deserves your reverence and respect, not The Voice. Stupid reality crap.

  • Zth


    I love both TheFollowing and TheVoice.

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