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.

  • Mickey


    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….

    Revolution is on its 12th episode of season 1. How is that different from being on its 11th episode of season 1? Do you seriously think Revolution had an edge because there was a three-month-long break before it started up again in the spring as opposed to all 11 episodes playing in a row over winter/spring like The Following? Because history tells us long breaks in the middle of a season are bad for ratings, not good for ratings, and this is a widely accepted fact.

    Also, judging a show on its lead-in will get you branded a Retentionista around here. Although Bones does not get huge ratings like The Voice, 2.0 is still a damn good lead-in. To boot, Bones and The Following are much more compatible than The Voice and Revolution.

    So no, I don’t think you have grounds for calling one a success and the other a failure when they’re getting almost identical ratings.

  • David Howell

    That’s TCD done then. The last decision on the CW is between BaTB and the #4 pilot, and I’d go with the latter. On the other hand, how much use is a TVD leadin when a) so much of the TVD audience host effectively a Twitter version of Talking Dead after every episode, b) presumably plenty more go to broadcast, where two of the biggest scripted shows on television In W18-34 air head-to-head in the Thursday 9/8c hour? Maybe BaTB won’t fall hard in a new slot. The only problem is it barely gets acceptable numbers now.

    Revolution – the next Smash? I think so. It can’t even beat Castle with over double the leadin! Jeez.

  • Mickey

    *Actually, even worse, it was a four-month-long break. Which is extremely long considering Revolution is so serialized. The two latest episodes are still languishing on my DVR because I’m so far out of the story now I don’t really feel like having to pick up the barely remembered threads.

    And also, I love both Castle and Hawaii Five-0 so there’s too much stuff to watch at 10 p.m.

    Which brings up another point. The Following is great counter-programming at 9 p.m., up against a reality show, a romcom, and a sitcom. It has no competition in its genre. Whereas at 10 p.m. Castle, H50 and Revolution are all likely to appeal to roughly the same audience.

    Oh, just thought of another point. There is a bigger pool of viewers at 9 p.m. than at 10 p.m., which benefits The Following over Revolution.

    I’m not saying Revolution is doing better than The Following. It’s not. I’m just saying you can’t say Revolution’s 2.2 makes it a failure while The Following’s 2.2 makes it a success. The circumstances don’t justify that at all. Both of them are currently the highest rated scripted show on their networks. By that measure, they’re equally successful.

  • Sarah


    BATB gets twice the ratings and twice the demo that TCD does. Its repeats do as well as TCD does on a live episode. It does CONSIDERABLY better on a network where minor differences make the decision between what goes and what stays. BATB still has a chance at renewal. Judging from these numbers, TCD does not.

  • thesnowleopard

    Serials don’t usually repeat well. As for why they didn’t rerun the show the month before bringing it back, or at least do a recap episode, I don’t know. But networks frequently don’t bother with that. The show was doing well enough before the break that NBC may have decided its promotional budget was better spent on shows that needed the boost as opposed to one that was still doing well compared to the others.

    It’s hard to say about Revolution’s chances. On the face of it, lead-in or no, the show is doing better than other NBC shows. But it also looks expensive and its ratings are dropping. That said, it still has a ways to go to be in real danger and it’s late in the season. NBC may have already decided to renew it. I think a second season seems pretty likely – a third, not so much, unless they figure out why they’re bleeding demo.

    The argument about which show is a bigger success seems irrelevant at the moment when The Following has already been renewed and Revolution hasn’t. Also, they’re on different networks, so they’re not being judged against each other. They’re being judged against other shows on their respective networks.

  • Luke

    See what 4 month breaks get you NBC…. Probably one of, if not the best drama in the fall and now reduced to clinging onto life by it’s fingertips. As much as I love this show I can’t help but feel like this would have been a much better show if it was on another network. NBC was amazing in the mid 00’s and had some of the best comedy and drama shows, now it’s reduced to….. Well, reality shows being it’s biggest draw; from the same network who brought us Heroes and Friends, we now have The Voice and some pretty woeful examples of comedy and drama.

  • Luke

    On a happier note, yay for Castle, 100 episodes, what a milestone and a great Dramedy (Comedy Drama) too.

  • Daniel Quintanilla

    Totally not surprised REVOLUTION is withering away it’s ratings. Let’s face it, REVOLUTION is no HEROES (it’s opening looks like HEROES, but no cigar), it never was a phenomenon. It only got passive attention because of THE VOICE. And in all of television, social media, and pop culture effect, REVOLUTION is not setting the world on fire. It’s not THE BIBLE, THE WALKING DEAD, MAD MEN, or BREAKING BAD. Maybe REVOLUTION could find it’s niche on another network, but REVOLUTION ain’t saving the cheerleader, or saving the world. Same could be said for NASHVILLE.

  • Sammy

    Castle was great yesterday. It totally deserves to win the night.

    No Chris yet to bash Castle? Yeah, figured as much.

  • bluejays

    The trouble for NBC is this. They can put anything after The Voice and at first it will pull high two’s or even low three’s. It will then decline. And after that it will fail.

    If even Revolution is following this path (and we need a few more weeks to see if it really is) then they are in big trouble. They launched Smash with the biggest campaign in net history and look at it now. With Revolution they got clever and instead of trying to tell people they’d love it, they let a real fan based buzz develop. Over seven million youtube hits on its preview. And now its already down to low two’s with the biggest lead in any show gets. I’d pay money to bet that Castle would be mid to high two’s with that lead in.

    So where does this leave NBC? Every time they launch a show after The Voice it will do well for a few weeks or months and then eventually fizzle out?

    I do believe Revolution was their best chance for a hit that would stick. I don’t like it myself – I think it makes cancelled shows like Terra Nova look good! But you can’t deny the buzz it had. For NBC if these ratings hold – or it declines further – its very bad news indeed.

    They have tried and tried to launch ‘concept’ dramas on Monday. Playboy club, Smash, Revoultion. If this fails and Revolution sinks in coming weeks – or sinks when its moved next year (which it will if they dare move it) then I think NBC should do something different next year.

    They should give the post voice slot to a procedural or even a comedy. Serialised shows are a big risk. Get a procedural that sticks and you generally have a solid performer for years.

  • Daniel Quintanilla

    NBC can put LAW & ORDER: SVU, CHICAGO FIRE, or even failing comedies like WHITNEY, COMMUNITY, 1600 PENN, or THE NEW NORMAL in THE post-VOICE timeslot. Too back LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT or original LAW & ORDER are no longer around, they’d too be perfect for after THE VOICE.

  • bk

    Oh,Revolution,so sad to see you going the path of Jericho and get saddled with a show-destroying 4month hiatus(speaking of which,has there been a show not on cable that got renewed after such a long pause?).. That said, the generic ‘post apocalyptic’ scripts and questionable casting aren’t doing this show any favours either. Still,I hope this show gets a second chance,but with some retooling (ie – kill off Charlie or at least curb her ‘Because we’re familyyyyyy’ weekly speeches)

  • TomJH

    If Revolution drops to 1s I don’t see NBC not canceling it. The ratings aren’t gonna improve and more importantly, unless they get to syndication it’s basically tens of millions of sunk cost.

    Pretty much anything in that time slot will give NBC at least the same ratings, so why not put something that would cost them half as much as Revolution?

  • Other Than THAT Mrs. Lincoln How Was The Play

    The only bright side for Revolution is the number of viewers is no longer 6.66 but 6.36 – So Satan cannot be blamed for ratings declines.

    Maybe if they kill off all the annoying characters – all of them, except Elizabeth Mitchell and add new members like Matthew Fox, Josh Holloway, Jorge Garcia, Terry O’Quinn, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Emerson and Vincent. then it might get better ratings. The entrance The Tower will have a Dharma Initiative logo on the main door where its not just a giant energy dampening gizmo but a cloning facility. And Mitchell and Fox would turn out to be clones of their dead counterparts from LOST.

  • Other Than THAT Mrs. Lincoln How Was The Play

    It would take 4 full seasons+ to make it to syndication. That aint happening with Revolution barring a miracle of biblical proportions. Fringe was able to make it because it took years to get under 2.0 and it had a huge Live+7 rating. Revolution originally was supposed to have a 22 episode season 1 but that was cut to 20 – that was a bad omen.

  • Lauren S

    I’m personally over Revolution, the story-line bores me. But the ratings seems to be holding well enough to get the fans a renewal so congrats.

  • networkman

    Revolution garnering the same demo as Castle and The Following despite airing after The Voice is pathetic. I believe the demo for The Voice in the last half hour was 5.3. For the retention to be so poor, we have to believe that people are simply starting to lose interest in the show. I would love to see how Chicago Fire would perform airing after The Voice.

  • Ash

    So happy Castle did so well. That episode was AWESOME!

  • Joseph A

    On a positive note at least they killed off the annoying son in Revolution , thats on less Lemming to be running around creating needless plot twists in Revolution ,

    Its my same issue though with a lot of shows now where the characters are written to be stupid due to lazy writing by those that are crafting many of the shows that currently air.

  • Laina

    I actually didn’t think we ever got a chance to see whether we’d really like Danny or not on Revolution. What I do know is that I would’ve rather the writers pull the ultimate shocker and kill Charlie off and let Danny be the one wanting revenge on Monroe for that. While I’m loyal to Eric Kripke and will continue to watch Revolution for the remainder of the season, I’m not afraid to say he made a mistake with some of the casting of the show. The show is getting more interesting now though and I figured that would happen at the end of the season.

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