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.

  • Rachel

    Castle was hilarious last night.

  • karin

    The Following is a flop so bad ,seriously Fox canceling the Chicago Code or Lie to me for this BS..worst to come obviously, the new “”Touch ” ,i guess..pathetic against no CBS..

  • Zth


    Your understanding of ratings is ridiculous. So you really think that a 2.0 18-49 with 13 million viewers is better than a 4.0 with 4 million viewers? That’s epically stupid. Now I understand that you’re like the only poster on this site who still keeps saying that The Voice is not impressive and will dip really soon – you have no understanding of ratings.

  • Melissa


    Didn’t drop below a 2 at any point which continues to make you wonder why ABC thought moving it from that slot was a good idea.

    Maybe because they saw potential and needed a promising show to fill the slot that had been occupied by Desperate Housewives for eight years?


    So you really think that a 2.0 18-49 with 13 million viewers is better than a 4.0 with 4 million viewers?

    Your overall point is obviously correct, but I’m just nitpicking. :-) It’s not possible to have a 4.0 adults 18-49 rating with only 4 million total viewers. A 4.0 rating in the adults 18-49 demographic represents roughly 5 million viewers from that demographic alone.

  • Richard Steven Hack

    Nice to see Revolution, it deserves it. Episode was slightly better than the usual, however. Nice to see Malik Yorba late of Alphas on the show. I was thinking they hadn’t had a big sword fight in a while when the three of them take on an entire column of men including some with firearms and defeat them all (while the completely unarmed leader goes off to chase down the guy’s wife.) Pathetic writing and directing.

    The Following continues the trend of utterly stupid FBI agents. Ryan and babe have their huge backup fall back “several miles” while following perp – which is ridiculous – thus allowing perp to run around with civilian they also put in in harm’s way with only said two idiots in real pursuit. Not that it matters. Once they have said huge backup in place, said backup runs around individually ending up getting one killed and idiot agents nearly get killed also running around individually WITHOUT said backup AGAIN.

    Seriously, the FBI needs to sue the producers for slander. Much as I think the FBI stands for “Fumbling Bunch of Idiots”, it’s hard to believe they’re THIS stupid. :-)

    The writers apparently believe the only way to put their heroes in danger is to make them terminally stupid. Which makes the writers terminally stupid. :-)

    Castle was fun, although I would have smacked Beckett and the entire crew upside the head for putting me through all that. But Castle is a wimp, so he didn’t. OTOH, I have no sense of humor for pranks. Prank me like that and I’d kill you. :-)

  • Melissa

    The Voice’s final half-hour: 5.3
    Revolution’s first half-hour: 2.6

    That’s a decrease of -51% just from one half-hour to the next.

  • bjssp


    You hint at a question I’ve been meaning to ask. Two, actually. One, how many 18-49s are there? And, just to be clear, the demo rating is how many are watching at any moment or is it how many might be watching? Or is that the same?

  • eridapo

    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 ?

    It would be if it had come out of left field, but if you go back to when to the first season there have been hints both of those scenarios were true. Castle always had a fascination with the CIA, and we known he has contacts with various agents since season 2. In last year’s two parter, Sophia told him straight out that he had been given access to the agency because of his father. Thus it was established that his father being an agent was a possibility. As to Ryan, we also knows since season 1 that he had worked in Narcotics before coming to homicide. The extent to his involvement and whether he worked undercover was never established, but it is very common for Vice detectives to work undercover assignments so it is possible that he did work for the Irish mob during his time as a Narc.

    Again.. if it had never been hinted, I would agree about jumping the shark.

  • bjssp

    @Richard Steven Hack:

    Are you going to watch Hannibal?

    I said earlier that I worry this show will suffer in comparison to The Following, which is a shame, because every review I’ve read says it’s great and just superior to that show, and even to shows like Bates Motel. Hannibal seems to be going for more operatic qualities, so perhaps it’s an unfair comparison.

  • leonard

    Revolution is already dead. It’s a matter of time.

  • Nikki

    the following is still fine.. it always adjusts up anyways..

  • Katie

    What is it with people always using the words “Flop”. It’s so annoying. A lot of the shows aren’t flops either, I think people just like saying that or something. Not sure why people would say The Following is crap. It’s way better than a ton of shows on tv. It has a lot of young viewers that are probably tuning into the voice.

  • bjssp


    It’s better to laugh at the constant back and forth, especially over shows that have been cancelled, than to get annoyed by it.

  • Melissa


    You hint at a question I’ve been meaning to ask. Two, actually. One, how many 18-49s are there? And, just to be clear, the demo rating is how many are watching at any moment or is it how many might be watching? Or is that the same?

    1. There are roughly ~126.5 million people in the adults 18-49 demographic.
    2. I’m not exactly sure what you’re asking. The adults 18-49 rating is represented as a percentage. So The Voice’s 4.6 adults 18-49 rating means that an average of 4.6% of the ~126.5 million people in the demographic were tuned into the program. That comes out to roughly 5.8 million viewers aged 18 to 49.

  • eridapo


    According to Nielsen, the current 18-49 population of adults watching televisions consists of 126.54 Million people. Thus every single demo point is equal to 1.265 Million, and a tenth of a point is equal to 126.5K.

    Normally when you see adjustments of a tenth of a point, you are looking at just moves in the hundredths of a demo point. If a show adjust a tenth, it could be that in the prelims it average a 2.349 (meaning a 2.3 when rounded to the nearest tenth), but in the finals it rated a 2.254 (meaning a 2.4 when rounded to nearest tenth). The change in actual viewers was maybe only about 6.3K viewers and not the 126.5K you would expect.

  • DKD

    Don’t count Revolution dead until “Live + 7″ lady sings.

  • bjssp


    I guess what I was asking was, are the ratings considering people that might want or that are watching, i.e. 5.8 million people out of those who are watching television at the moment or who, because they are in the U.S., might watch in general? And I think you answered it.


    Good info, related to what Melissa said. Seems like Nielson considers basically everyone to be a potential television viewer, then?

  • Melissa


    If a show adjust a tenth, it could be that in the prelims it average a 2.349 (meaning a 2.3 when rounded to the nearest tenth), but in the finals it rated a 2.254 (meaning a 2.4 when rounded to nearest tenth).

    I think you got that backwards. ;-)

    2.349 rounded to the nearest tenth would be 2.4.
    2.254 rounded to the nearest tenth would be 2.3.

  • Inigo

    If this trend continues, The Revolution will not be televised.

  • bjssp


    Don’t count Revolution as dead at all. It would have to fall until it was in Do No Harm territory before NBC would consider not renewing it, and even then…

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