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.

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  • Alex

    DWTS beat The Voice in total viewers, so did Castle over Revolution. Poor NBC, I guess the 18-49 card is the only one you can play LOL.

    Not true they also have the 18-34 card to play. They more than doubled ABC there and doubled both CBS and Fox as well.


    NBC has its ratings voice back & Revolution again takes 10:00

    Interesting how ABC placed third for the night but was tops in ttl viewers–I guess ABC REALLY SKEWS OLD

    Not good for CBS w/ no 3.0 for the night, but 2BG did better than HIMYM (for what it’s worth)

    Bones down to 1.9 & looks like the followers failed to follow the Following

    Oh where, oh where has the CW gone

  • Ashley

    The Following didn’t do as bad as I thought which is good. I hope people continue to watch it. The Voice was awesome. Loved Usher and Shakira.

  • Simon

    @Bill or Robert
    Will either of you be listing Revolution as Certain or Likely renewal in the Renewal & Cancellation index?

  • Ram510

    Did anyone serious think The Voice was going to match its numbers from last spring when it had the Super Bowl as a lead in?

    What was the ratings for The Voice this time last year?

  • Skylar James

    @The Old Man: CBS is the oldest skewing network, but DWTS is probably the oldest skewing show on broadcast

  • Melissa


    DWTS beat The Voice in total viewers, so did Castle over Revolution. Poor NBC, I guess the 18-49 card is the only one you can play LOL.

    I assume you’re new here. Total viewers do not matter to the networks or advertisers. Advertisers pay for the key demographics (A18-34/A18-49/A25-54), so that is what the networks target. NBC killed the night in the key demographics.

  • Percysowner

    How come the Voice gets 4.7 and the other singing shows are doing poorly.

    It’s those big red chairs. Half the fun is seeing who turns around and then watching them try to talk the contestant into picking them. Plus, the judges actually have a stake in the people they pick and I like the mentoring. I wish they would show more of the actual mentoring, but I like it. TV is just more entertaining than the other shows. Oh, and not seeing bad auditions and cringing through them is a plus.

  • CrimTV

    That’s good for Revolution, many predicted the show to be down many tenths after hiatus but it was down 2!

  • Gina

    About what I expected for Bones. Not bad. Hope it can adjust up to a 2.0 and can gain a little if the voice declines. Premieres are always high. All in all, I’m pretty happy with Bones. Not like Fox can move it. Bones is solid has holds its own in that death slot.

    Yay for the Following.

  • CrimTV


    “DWTS beat The Voice in total viewers, so did Castle over Revolution. Poor NBC, I guess the 18-49 card is the only one you can play LOL.”

    Considering advertisers don’t care for total viewers, NBC is the clear winner by a long shot last night!

  • Michael

    OMG, I’m so in loved with Shakira! She’s so darn cute, likable, and just adorable!


    Damn the voice came back very strong. I think it has to do with idols off season. I loved the new coaches. I thought shakira and usher were big upgrades from Christina and ceelo. Christina IMO was so rude and Nasty Both seasons and ceelo just kind of one note. I am really surprised how it built from last falls premiere. Also I think idol having an off season and idol judges should watch on how u work as a panel.

  • Ram510

    Looks like Scandal has a challenge for top 10pm show

  • ateofi

    I’m not sure how you can qualify a statement like that when its only aired out of The Voice. Its not like we’ve seen an episode air elsewhere and collapse. Sure having The Voice as a lead-in doesn’t hurt but as we saw with Smash last year (and countless other shows over the years) if audiences don’t like a show they won’t stick with it regardless of the lead-in.
    When a show loses almost half of the demo of its lead in and retains only 56% of the total audience, you can actually be CERTAIN THAT SUCH SHOW WOULD COLLAPSE WITHOUT THE POWERFUL predecesor. Very strong lead in increases the number of the casual viewers, those who would normally not tune in for this particular show. I expect REvolution to go down fast in the upcoming weeks -last night’s episode proved that the show writers are as dumb as pile of bricks. They killed Danny and invalidated first hald of the season.

  • eridapo

    @ Petar Ivanov

    <i.Blind Auditions is what make the voice so good. They are entertaining fun and so good to watch. The voice is killing Idol-factor fromat all over europe now kill tham and in usa. People are the same.

    No… Idol had similar numbers on its premiere this spring. I expect the Voice to go down from here and be around 3.7 in two weeks..

  • forg

    So how much boost will Go On and TNN get tonight?

  • SS

    I love HOD, but I’m not watching a rerun of it over a new Following episode. I would watch a rerun of it over a rerun of The Following or anything else new on Monday’s at 9PM though.

  • Melissa


    Did anyone serious think The Voice was going to match its numbers from last spring when it had the Super Bowl as a lead in? What was the ratings for The Voice this time last year?

    The Voice’s official Monday premiere scored a 6.7, but that is because it was the day after the Super Bowl in which The Voice pulled a whopping 16.3. Since you asked, on the year-ago Monday (3/26/12), The Voice pulled a 4.5, but that’s not really relevant. If you want to make a comparison, compare this number to the fall premiere, which pulled a 4.2.

  • john

    The Voice couldnt beat Walking Dead. Just another victim!

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