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.

  • Petar Ivanov

    By the way Revolution show us that networks can use cable format for high concept serialezed shows. And that is the furure for that type of shows i think. Expect next season all serialezed shows on nbc abc and fox to be this way.


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  • Alex

    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.

    Retention is a meaningless metric to judge the success or failure of a show particularly when that retention is coming out of one of the biggest shows on television. You can certainly assume that Revolution wouldn’t do as well without The Voice (and I’d probably agree with that assessment) but to assert that its totally lead-in dependent and would completely collapse without The Voice because its ‘only achieving x amount of retention’ is stupid beyond words.

  • SJ

    @Skylar James

    The Mentalist matched its series low of 1.4, which it had already hit twice before in the fall. Basically, it’s dead.

  • BigFlop

    The Voice 4.7 and Revolution 2.7 ???? It fell 43% ! ouch :(

  • CBS#1

    Where is Samuel? :P

  • Zth

    I knew that The Voice would approach a 5.0 in the ratings. I was one of the very few that predicted a rating that high yesterday! Where is Samuel and the few other people that said it would be lucky to crack a 3.0? Embarassing predictions.

  • a p garcia

    I was fooled by Revolution’s long haitus and did not know NBC was airing new epidodes.

  • chris

    Why does HIMYM always end up randomly dipping during every season? Not that it matters anymore…

  • CBS#1

    People slagging off Revolution, isn’t 2.7 quite good for a 10pm show?

  • bluejays

    Those numbers for DWTS are terrible!! Both Castle and HFO held up well with very stiff comp from Revolution. And Castle did *really* well with that lead in.

    Revolution had a 4.7 lead in whereas castle and HFO both had lead ins in the two’s. A fair big difference. I can see Revolution getting low two’s by the end of the season and flopping badly if they move it somewhere without The Voice lead in for its second season.

    The Following still hanging on in there and doing okay but starting to hit low after low.

  • john

    Revolution lost 1.5 million viewers and went from a 2.9 to a 2.4 in the course of an hour. Anyone viewing that as a positive is purely spinning.

  • Petar Ivanov

    @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.

    And 18-34 is what NBC care about the most. Because that is what adverisers pay big $.

    The voice is ridiculous YOUNG and FRESH. Not tired format like Idol or factor. Way more entertaining and interesting. Better and smarter like show. TRUE REALITY HIT. Best show on NBC.

    And Revolution is best young skewed drama. New girl was that last season on sitcoms side.

  • Alex

    People slagging off Revolution, isn’t 2.7 quite good for a 10pm show?

    Very good these days.

    Scandal is likely the only 10PM show that can match it. More importantly than a 2.7 being good for a 10PM show is that 2.7 is excellent for a show on NBC. Excluding The Voice what else is going to top that this week on NBC? The Office if its having a good week. But probably not. Yes it has The Voice lead-in but still…

  • Melissa

    @Petar Ivanov

    The voice is ridiculous YOUNG and FRESH. Not tired format like Idol or factor. Way more entertaining and interesting. Better and smarter like show. TRUE REALITY HIT. Best show on NBC.

    I totally agree with you. :grin: That’s a first! ;-)

  • Zth

    @BigBrotherFan: Epic fail in your hate for The Voice. No, you didn’t expect it to premiere to a 5.5, you predicted a 3.8 yesterday. It will not decrease to mid 3’s – see how steady it was last season. The new judges have AMAZING chemistry together, it was basically a Tour De Force to show American Idol how it’s really done!

  • Billy

    Although retention for The Revolution is not good a 2.7 for a 10:00 show is very good. That is better than every NBC show other than its lead in and it won its time slot so NBC has to be very happy with that number.

  • Alex

    Revolution lost 1.5 million viewers and went from a 2.9 to a 2.4 in the course of an hour. Anyone viewing that as a positive is purely spinning.

    I believe there’s a Voice overrun to strip out of the first half hour numbers for Revolution. Given that The Voice was a 5+ during its last half hour that won’t be meaningless. On top of that its far from unusual for 10PM shows to drop over the hour regardless of lead-in and other factors. Just as its usual for shows at 8PM to grow over the course of the hour.

  • TVDude


    Exactly! What was Deception doing in that time period again? A 2.7 is a mega hit by NBC standards. Plus, no other show has aired behind The Voice and performed as well for such a long period of time. Smash couldn’t even air a short season last spring without dipping below a 2.0 rating. Revolution is a strong show compared to NBC’s other shows.

  • Cerebro

    I was expecting a dip for “The Following” due to the increased competition from “The Voice”. A 2.3 is still a good number for a FOX drama, at the moment. And, the fact that it has already been renewed makes any worrying moot.

    “Revolution” stayed, fairly, level with the last episode. A 2.7 (and winning the hour) is still pretty fantastic by NBC’s current, dismal, standards. A second season is a no-brainer, in my opinion (they don’t have much else to work with).

  • Zth

    @BigBrother: Nobody said The Voice would do a 6.0. My prediction was the highest one here, and it was a 5.0, which is very close to the 4 8 that The Voice will adjust to. You were clearly not right, as you were off by approximately 1.0 – one full rating point.

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