TV Ratings Monday: 'The Voice' Dips But Dominates, 'Revolution' Falls, 'Castle' & 'Bones' Up, 'The Following' Hits Low

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April 2nd, 2013

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Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 3.9/11 2.2/6 2.1/6 1.5/4 1.2/3 0.3/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 3.0/10 1.3/4 1.6/5 1.3/4 0.7/2 0.3/1
Total Viewers (million) 10.93 13.103 6.720 3.666 4.799 0.792


NBC was number one with adults 18-49, while was ABC was on top with total viewers.

On NBC, The Voice earned a 4.6 adults 18-49 rating down 4 percent from a 4.8 for last week’s premiere but up 12 percent from a 4.1 for the second Monday of last season on April 2, 2012. Revolution scored a series low 2.3 among adults 18-49, down 12 percent from last week's 2.6. Your predictions were too optimistic.

On ABC, Dancing With the Stars tied its series low for a performance show with a 2.1 down 13 percent from last week's 2.4 adults 18-49 rating. The 100th episode of Castle earned a 2.2 up 5 percent from last week's 2.1 adults 18-49 rating.

On FOX, Bones notched a 2.0 up 5 percent from last week's 1.9 adults 18-49 rating. The Following scored a series low 2.2 down 4 percent from last week's 2.3 adults 18-49 rating.

On the CW, The Carrie Diaries garnered a 0.4 adults 18-49 rating, even with last week.


Broadcast primetime ratings for Monday, April 1, 2013:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rtg/Shr Viewers (millions)
8:00 NBC The Voice (8-10PM) 4.6/13 13.06
ABC Dancing With the Stars (8-10PM) 2.1/6 13.78
FOX Bones 2.0/6 6.92
CBS How I Met Your Mother - R 1.1/4 4.09
CW The Carrie Diaries 0.4/1 0.97
8:30 CBS Rules of Engagement - R 1.1/3 3.97
9:00 FOX The Following 2.2/6 6.53
CBS 2 Broke Girls - R 1.4/4 4.98
CW Hart of Dixie - R 0.2/1 0.61
9:30 CBS Mike & Molly - R 1.4/4 5.12
10:00 NBC Revolution 2.3/6 6.66
ABC Castle 2.2/6 11.76
CBS Hawaii Five-0 - R 1.1/3 5.32

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," 2.7/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.0/5; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.3/6.
  • In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 Wednesday results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 0.8/4; "Late Show," 0.5/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.9/4.
  • From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET Wednesday night, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.4/5 in metered-market households and a 0.5/3 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" (1.0/4). 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 0.8/4 in metered-market households and a 0.3/2 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.

  • LeighLee

    @Norma How can we say it? That’s pretty easy since it’s true.

    Go Castle, beating the lead-in demo (pending adjustments)! And ANOTHER season high in total viewers!

  • Rebecca

    @The Old Man
    Had a good Easter here, too, thanks. I wasn’t around for the Croods’ opening weekend because the kiddo and I were at Disney World (came home the day after Palm Sunday, short trip from Thurs-Mon). So, we saw the movie late, Good Friday, and then again yesterday when friends wanted to go see it. I’m not as busy as you – good luck with your projects! I think I’m caught up on all my missed shows now, just about to stream last night’s Revolution. The kiddo has this week off, finishing up a 2 week spring break. Supposed to get wet snow today but nothing falling yet. I want to go see Admission some time but might have to wait for a matinee when kiddo is back in school.

  • bjssp


    At this point, I think it’s worth the risk to Castle at 10:00. If ABC finds the comedy in question is tanking and hurting Castle, it can always make a switch at midseason.

  • Anna Bones Clarkwood


    I know Following is already renewed. So, this more applies to next season, even though it should have applied to this, maybe even last season, as well.

    Don’t you think that FOX has to be concerned about Idol/XF & those 3hrs (100hrs total) coming off the schedule sooner rather than later? In fact, Bones/Glee will probably be gone b4 Idol as well. So, 5 hours not to mention Friday & whatever Tuesday comedy holds water.

    It may be 3-5 years down the line, but at some point, unless FOX as a whole is CW like demo wise, Idol/XF will be too expensive to renew, even if they go with cheap judges.

    Which means that, FOX needs to start thinking about what shows can last a long time or at least provide enough profitability for a season or 2, in order to shore up some $ for getting good pilots/actors etc. Maybe those 3hrs could be the next new reality sensation, or just bringing shows like “Housewives” & “Jersey Shore” to Network TV.

    There are only so many hours to premiere new shows in order to try & find out what will replace those 3hrs each week. Every show, esp those in their 1st season, that is not a hit, is blocking time slots away from the future. I know that you can’t clear the whole slate. So, keeping Animation Domination/Bones/Glee/Raising Hope/New Girl * Idol/XF makes sense. But, Following unless it goes back up, was a mistake. Mindy Project should be a case of do they think it can go up b/c right now it’s taking up space, granted it’s not Ben & Kate, but it’s not even New Girl, which commanded a high s2 rate.

    Bottom line, when Fox lets go of Idol & XF, they better have basically only those 3hrs to fill, rather than those 3hrs plus Friday + others like Tuesday comedies (frankly, NG & RH won’t be around) & Bones/Glee, which are getting old & expensive. The way to do that is to be very harsh about renewals for freshmen shows. Sink or Swim, if you just float/tread water, that’s not swimming & should be let go in favor of hoping a new show can swim.

  • Norma

    I have loved Castle from the beginning but they really jumped the shark when Castles father was a spy and now this with detective Ryan LMAO. Am i the only one that thinks these things was absolutely ridiculous ?

  • POIFanatic

    LOL. Revolution is improving every episode, but the audience are not watching live.
    Well, we do deserve more mind numbing reality if you look at this.

  • tahina

    The Following started great, now is becoming a joke. Worst FBI team ever. Yeah for Castle! :)

  • glen

    Interesting, a few years ago even the repeats of CBS Monday comedies would get decent ratings, it seems odd seeing CBS with 1.1’s, 1.4’s, etc. I guess increased competition.

  • Hmm


    There were signs in multiple previous episodes that Castle’s father was a spy. So that wasn’t ridiculous at all. And Ryan was great at being undercover. I’m not sure why that’s ridiculous either- he’s Irish- thus a perfect fit to go undercover in the Irish mob. Obviously almost 12 million other people don’t think it’s ridiculous either.

  • BxActor

    Revolution is Pushed sooooooooo hard but not doing great as they wanna portray

  • Ultima

    they should have waited to see how it holds up for the entire season before renewing it

    That’s ridiculous. There was no way that FOX was going to wait until the second week of May to decide if they were going to keep The Following. They would be putting the final details on next season’s schedule at that point and be well past the ‘what do we have?’/’what do we need?’ stage.

    Had they not renewed The Following in March, they probably would have made the decision by now anyways (even if not announced publicly). It’s still their highest rated scripted show and would still be renewed.

  • Samunto

    Still extremely good for The Voice. It will probably get adjusted up as usual meaning a new series low for Revolution. The drop for Revolution is worrying.

    Castle can now be moved to another night. It isn’t lead-in dependent anymore. Do you think ABC may move it to the chronically weak Thursday 8pm and try launch a new show Mondays at 10?

  • tvlog

    The voice is catching up total viewers! Simply Ballroom! “Dancing with The Stars!” Are you allowing Dutch singing show beat you out teeth in America!

  • Jessica

    I watched Revolution faithfully since it premiered in the fall. However the long break and killing off Danny in the first return episode has tested my patience. They pretty much made the first half of the season pointless. I just DVR it last night instead of watching live.


    @ Rebecca

    Got all my drafts & blueprints on paper, so the hardest part is done (YAY), so just now have to go get materials & do about 8-10 color schemes before the subcontractors begin. I’m getting there! We had a 6″ snow fall the day after Palm Sunday, then one-inch snowfalls on both the following Weds & Thurs. We’re still getting AM flurries & dustings both yesterday & today (today should be the last for the next week!)

    Glad you went to Disney World w/ kiddo–such fond memories she’ll have!

  • Mac

    Loved last nights Castle. One of the best Castles episode ever.
    Could do better in ratings, though. But that’s mostly because it airs earlier in Canada and episode is available online earlier than it airs in the USA so everyone is watching earlier.
    Too bad ratings don’t include entire world, but only North America. Would be much higher.

  • Alex

    That’s ridiculous. There was no way that FOX was going to wait until the second week of May to decide if they were going to keep The Following…

    The Following’s finale is schedule for April 29 so there would be no reason for them to wait until the second week of May to make a decision. The fact that they won’t have actually screened all their pilots by the time The Following airs its finale suggests that they have more than enough breathing room in which to make a decision on its future after that date. Also given that The Following probably won’t actually return until mid-season next year (as Bacon remains reluctant to commit to full seasons) I can’t see that it has any impact on how they’d schedule the Fall anyway. In fact if I were a betting man I’d suggest that the bigger reason for its early renewal was nailing down the availability of Kevin Bacon.

    Secondly ABC haven’t officially renewed Scandal so are we just to assume that when they have their preliminary discussions surrounding next season they just pretend to have no idea whether it’ll be back or not? The same for Criminal Minds and Two and a Half Men over at CBS. Not officially renewed so do the people at CBS just run around like headless chicken with no clue what to do with them when thinking about next season? This notion that by waiting to see how it actually performs across the entire season Fox make it impossible to schedule anything for next season is nonsensical to say the least.

    My overall point regarding The Following is this; by waiting to see how The Following does across its entire run Fox ensure that they aren’t in a position where they’ve renewed a show that continually bleeds viewers over the second half of its run and in all likelihood will crash and burn during its second season. Need I remind people that it was in March that NBC renewed Smash for a second season and we all know how that’s worked out for them. Once again by saying they’ve renewed too early I’m not saying they should cancel the show or that its going to crash and burn in the coming weeks but rather simply saying that they’ve renewed it too early before knowing how its going to hold up. Yes its entirely possible that The Following holds at this level for the rest of the run and Fox can be happy they renewed it. But equally its entirely possible that it continues to bleed and Fox are suddenly in a position where they have a second season of a show that ended its run in the mid-1 (or worse) region because they renewed it in March rather than waiting for a few more weeks.

  • TSC’s Revenge

    The Following has already been renewed and Revolution is certain to be renewed; however, that said, both of these shows can look forward to being chased vigorously by the Cancellation Bear next year…

  • bjssp


    How is The Following holding up in the Live+7? I know ad rates are set by C3, but if the show is steady in the former rating, it might be an indication that something besides continued audience bleeding is happening. Not that this would necessarily be that important, but it’s something to consider.

    The other thing to consider is that its maximum run of 15 episodes, at least with Kevin Bacon, probably makes the show easier to renew. It doesn’t seem like the sort of thing that would be be subbed in a la Whitney, but it doesn’t seem the sort of show that should run for 22-24 episodes per season, either. Fox is quite unlikely to see an entire line up of hits next fall, so holding it in reserve would make sense in any event. That its ratings are certainly solid enough is of course most important, and unless they continue to drop, they’ll be reason enough to renew it.

  • Jim

    Great episode of Castle last night…one of the best ever, IMO.

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