Monday Final Ratings: 'The Voice' & 'Dancing With The Stars' Adjusted Up; 'Revolution' & 'The Carrie Diaries' Adjusted Down

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April 2nd, 2013


The Voice and Dancing With the Stars were each adjusted up a tenth  while Revolution and The Carrie Diaries were adjusted down a tenth among adults 18-49 versus Monday's preliminary ratings.

Want to know why adjustments occur to the preliminary ratings? Read this.

Final Monday broadcast primetime ratings for Monday, April 1, 2013

Time Net Show 18-49 Rtg/Shr Viewers (millions)
8:00 NBC The Voice (8-10:01PM) 4.7/13 13.31
ABC Dancing With the Stars (8-10:01PM) 2.2/6 13.91
FOX Bones 2.0/6 7.05
CBS How I Met Your Mother - R 1.1/3 3.88
CW The Carrie Diaries 0.3/1 0.87
8:30 CBS Rules of Engagement - R 1.1/3 3.72
9:00 FOX The Following 2.2/6 6.57
CBS 2 Broke Girls - R 1.4/4 5.01
CW Hart of Dixie - R 0.2/1 0.60
9:30 CBS Mike & Molly - R 1.4/4 5.13
10:00 ABC Castle (10:01-11PM) 2.2/6 11.79
NBC Revolution (10:01-11PM) 2.2/6 6.36
CBS Hawaii Five-0 - R 1.1/3 5.35

Nielsen TV Ratings Data: ©2013 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

  • CH2164

    Exec producer Amy Harris is feeling so optimistic about a renewal that she’s already prepping her pitch to The CW for a possible second season.

    LOL that’s a joke right?

    the fans and producers need to stop dreaming

  • CH2164

    The Secret Circle got canceled last season now it’s time for the other shows to pay starting with Cult second in the running The Carrie Diaries :-)

  • Patty

    That Castle episode was terrible!!!! This is the most boring show ever!!!!
    Why would anyone watch this show?

  • AA


    I know right lol. secret circle had like 0.7 demo for its finale. i bet cw is regretting they canceled it. #morons

  • ateofi

    Yes, hurra for Castle – this episode was fantastic and the ending was… brilliant :) As for Revolution, it is finally getting ratings it should from the beginning. Watch it drop again next weeks.

  • Alex

    What’s the difference between 9:00 and 9:30?

    Half an hour.

    That might sound like a ridiculous answer but it is the answer. Launching a show at the start of an hour is just easier than doing it at the half hour because as much as it might seem like one the half hour isn’t a natural junction. The majority of shows aren’t half an hour and as a result they don’t end at the half hour but rather the top of the hour. If you launch a show at 9PM or 10PM out of The Voice you not only have the audience built by The Voice but you also have a natural junction at which other shows are ending not just on broadcast but cable as well and as a result its easier to get eyeballs on that show. Launching something at 9:30 on the other hand means you actively have to get other viewers to stop whatever it is they’re already watching and change the channel. That can be surprisingly difficult.

    There’s also issues that a 90 minute show is easier to record and catch-up on later than a 2 hour show. Also if I don’t like whatever you’ve scheduled for 9:30 but I happen to like The Following I’m probably going to be more tempted to switch over to Fox at 9PM and catch-up on the remaining half hour of The Voice later. If whatever you’ve placed at 9:30 bombs it drains the lead-in for the 10PM hour so Revolution goes from having a half hour lead-in of a 5.2 to God knows what. I think however you slice it 90 minutes of The Voice will rate worse than 2 hours of The Voice on Monday. And I don’t think the comedy you put at 9:30 will be anywhere near successful enough to make up for that. Also NBC can just make more money from having 2 hours of The Voice on Monday.

  • HR

    Patty, why bother commenting on a show you obviously don’t like and don’t watch regularly?

  • Dave

    “I know right lol. secret circle had like 0.7 demo for its finale. i bet cw is regretting they canceled it. #morons”

    The Secret ended with a 0.6 and a mere 1.2 million viewers and NO, The CW does not regret cancelling the show.

    Despite crappy A18-49 demos, it did horrible in A18-34 and W18-34 unlike Hart of Dixie which is what saved Dixie and help give Gossip Girl a final sendoff.

    The CW does not regret cancelling RINGER or The Secret Circle and you all need to move on from that. You’re lucky the network doesn’t yank shows off the air after 5-6 episodes like CBS, ABC and FOX. The CW at least lets a show air all episodes they order.

  • Samunto

    The Voice is doing really really great. Losses even worth mentioning. The thing worrying NBC today is Revolution. Waaaaay to low. Now here comes the big talk about the long break for Revolution.

  • alexjones

    you are aware the the numbers for the following and revolution are identical, right? how can you call one a suceess and the other a failure?

  • jl


    Well, we don’t “KNOW” that Revolution can’t survive on it’s own, because it hasn’t had to. And since it’s going to stay with The Voice, it’s most likely going to end the season as NBC’s highest rated scripted show (probably their second-highest rated show overall). Not even NBC is dumb enough to cancel their highest rated scripted show. Now, what they do next year is anybody’s guess, but they probably will move Revolution to a different night. If they do, I guess we’ll see how it does on its own.

    Now about Smash…it’s downward trajectory looks to have been a lot steeper:
    3.8, 2.8, 2.3, 2.3, 2.7, 2.4, 2.2, 2.1, 2.1, 2.0, 1.9, 2.0, 1.8, 1.8.
    Even with those ratings, it still ended the season as the highest-rated scripted drama on NBC last year, so it’s not like its renewal was completely out of left field, like, say, Body of Proof.

  • Lead in overrated

    YOU know castle started off will low ratings and abc renewed it and kept it in it’s original time slot. That was probably the smartest move by abc or they just wanted to save face, and let it grow. Castle is a procedural and you can miss a week or a few weeks, it does not matter. I still hate abc. The Good Wife ratings
    are ridiculously low, same with Blue Bloods and they keep renewing these shows that skew old. This is why CBS will always be number 1. NBC will never learn. No excuse for Revolution to drop that hard, especially
    with a Veteran cast Mitchell,Esposito, Burke. Erik and JJ screwed up with the lead character Charlie. I actually hope Elizabeth Mitchell gets killed off and then she can work with Josh Holloway over at CBS. No excuse with the ratings, I just thought it would hit a 2.2 by the end of the season. I sure hope Mitchell is getting a big pay check. She probably thought when it premiered to huge numbers OMG another V, this sucks, I hope I have a death clause in my contract.
    Revolution is getting so good. It is too bad they waited to long to give the audience what it needed, some good
    material. This is the last time I watch a JJ Abrams show. I will finish out the season because it is so much better than the first ten episodes. I have my doubts about Abrams directing the new Star Wars. Man JJ so overrated Lost, Alias, and Felicity so good. He has put out some pretty bad shows. How can you screw up the tv version of the Hunger Games.WTF bring back Bonanza NBC. NBC once ruled how the mighty have fallen. Who cares if NBC has the Voice to hang it’s hat on. I am sticking with Cable shows, I will be pissed if BATB get’s cancelled.

  • theCroup

    A 2.2 isn’t great but isn’t terrible for NBC at 10 p.m. (or really any timeslot for NBC aside from those occupied by The Voice). I think the long hiatus reasoning for Revolution’s low ratings is a bit of an excuse, but it’s also a valid explanation. Revolution isn’t appointment television. It’s not like a cable show or British import where people expect short seasons or even split seasons (The Walking Dead and Doctor Who both have fall and spring premieres that are awaited with anticipation.) The show was barely on before it went off for hiatus, so it really couldn’t be expected to have developed a loyal audience, and NBC only has itself to blame for that scheduling issue.

    That being said, the show is down from last week’s premiere, and losing viewers who loyally returned for the spring premiere can only be blamed on the show. Viewers tuned in and then decided it wasn’t worth coming back. That combined with the fact that the show was losing viewers even before its hiatus suggests whatever the scheduling issues, the show itself is to blame for at least some of its problems.

    If a 2.2 or even a 2.0 is its low, it’s probably going to be renewed. The show has respected producers and writers and it still has a chance to rebuild its audience. Say what people want about how difficult it is for serialized shows to garner new audiences, but the highly serialized cable shows have managed it, even Scandal over on ABC has managed it.

  • Hardline_Pro

    Guess the 4 month break wasn’t so good for Revolution. Stupid NBC.

  • bjssp


    What you say makes sense, up to a point, but it’s not clear if it’s the case. I could just as easily argue that it makes more sense that viewers would stick around to watch a show at 9:30 rather than 9:00, because many of them will have started watching before 9:00 and possibly since 8:00, at which point simple inertia makes them less likely to change the channel. The risk that the show would bomb is, of course, real, but then again, having one show bomb seems less likely to hurt the night than having two shows bomb. Plus, it seems easier to pull a show if it comes to that and then pad the rest of the shows back to two hours than it would be to do that if two shows were to bomb.

    I’m also not sold on it being so difficult for viewers to change the channel. Again, what you say makes sense, or at least isn’t wrong to the point of being easily rejected, but it doesn’t look like there’s a lot to base either of our opinions on, so…

    As far as ad costs, I’d say the temporary dip is worth it. And in general, I’d say NBC needs to take some qualified risks. I think putting comedy on Mondays is one such risk: it’s a night of less competition, or at least less direct competition, and they would be messing with something that works, but they’d be doing it for the long-term. Networks rarely use reality shows correctly. Fox certainly isn’t doing it now with TXF and Idol.

    Maybe the solution is to put two comedies on starting at 8:00 and have The Voice go at 9:00. Whatever the case, I think the network should absolutely, positively put its new Michael J. Fox show on Tuesdays instead of any other day, especially Thursdays.

  • bjssp


    What I’d like to know is, why didn’t NBC try to rerun the show in some way? I know there are supposed to be limits on how many times a network can rerun a show (it doesn’t own?), but NBC could have rerun the entire season at least once on some station, no? Maybe this wouldn’t have made a difference, but I doubt it would have hurt.

    Regardless, I think it’s going to be renewed, unless it plumets to 1.0, and even then… If ad rates are based on a show (timeslot?) average, the show’s ratings in the fall will still pull its overall numbers up. Plus, NBC will want to have something to claim as success next year, and it’s worth seeing if Netflix and/or some other venue can help expose the show to new viewers, especially if NBC doesn’t rerun the show over the summer. Think of it like a test case: if NBC gains some insight into what works or what doesn’t work, it can be used for other shows. By itself, that’s quite valuable.

  • theCroup


    I wondered that myself. I rarely watch NBC so if they had an ad blitz for the show’s return I missed that too. I would have thought they’d at least do a mini-marathon of sorts leading up to it or something. But they may just have looked at the falling ratings and figured reruns would only cause people to lose interest faster. That’s not unusual. Highly serialized show reruns tend to do poorly (even megahits like Lost tried to avoid having too many reruns).

    They also didn’t have all that many episodes to reair and there were 4 months of time to schedule, so if they were going to try to air those reruns, they’d have to time it right so that interest could peak for its return, and at the same time try to schedule something consistent for the other weeks. And on top of that, NBC’s schedule went to seed really quickly. Their “hit” freshmen comedies pretty much imploded. Their midseason premieres bombed bigtime (Do No Harm and Smash). The whole network smelled of disaster and got a big write-up in the New York Times about it. They must have thought twice about reairing another of their “hit” freshmen shows for fear of that going down with the pack too. Ultimately, it turned out to be a really poor decision for NBC. They really needed to do more and faster, but hindsight is 20/20 and even then it’s not really. If people really were turned off this week by what occurred last week, losing viewers was an inevitability, they just would have had a larger base of viewers to work from. At any rate, Revolution has a steady schedule here on out, it’s up to the writers to get those viewers back.

  • HalCapone

    “You say you want a revolution”…then don’t put it on NBC. One more season and it’s toast.


    @AlexJones I can call The Following a success and Revolution a failer because Revolution is only on the second episode of their spring season and 4.7 LEAD IN and it’s already getting same ratings as The Following. Whom is on its 11 th episode of its winter/spring season and has a 2.0 lead in….

  • bjssp


    I do remember reading how the network had to go above and beyond, especially in venue, when it came to advertising for the new season of The Voice, since its midseason line up sank so badly. I wouldn’t be surprised if that hurt Revolution to some degree. This is in part why I am eager to see the Live+7 ratings.

    As far rerunning it, I don’t think much of anything really prevented the network from doing it besides the lack of desire to do so. It could have easily stuck it on Saturday nights or even Friday nights. I am not sure why rerunning it to bad ratings would have really been seen as “going down with the pack,” or am I not understanding you?

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