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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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Scoreboard NBC ABC FOX UNI CBS CW
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

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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

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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.

 

Definitions:

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.

 
  • Melissa

    @bjssp

    Seems like Nielson considers basically everyone to be a potential television viewer, then?

    Well, people are only considered part of the adults 18-49 (or any other) demographic if they live in a television-owning household.

  • bjssp

    @Melissa:

    Which raises the question, how many people out of the total U.S. population are not in a television-owning household?

    I don’t mean to seem dense. I just wish this information were handier.

  • Melissa

    @bjssp

    Which raises the question, how many people out of the total U.S. population are not in a television-owning household?

    Roughly 5 million “Zero TV households”, according to Nielsen (techcrunch.com/2013/03/11/zero-tv-households-now-at-5-million-says-nielsen-up-from-3-million-in-2007-but-still-just-5-of-market/).

  • DKD

    bjssp–

    I was just reminding the people concentrating on the Live + SD number that there are more viewers to be counted.

    I usually watch Revolution the night it airs, but I was behind on my viewing because of Easter and watched something from Sunday night last night instead of Monday night shows.

  • Alex

    @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.

    The 18-49 rating is always calculated as a percentage of the total available 18-49 year old audience regardless of how many of them are actually watching television at the time. The share on the other hand represents the percentage of 18-49 year olds actually watching television that watched any given show. For example last night The Voice average 4.6% of the total available 18-49 year old viewers in America and 13% of the 18-49 year old viewers that were actually watching television. Whereas last week in the overnights it had a 4.7 in the demo with a 12 share which was ultimately adjusted up to a 4.8 with a 13 share. Those numbers would suggest that viewing among 18-49 year olds was down ever so slightly week-on-week which isn’t entirely surprising given that CBS were in repeats this.

  • DKD

    “Those numbers would suggest that viewing among 18-49 year olds was down ever so slightly week-on-week which isn’t entirely surprising given that CBS were in repeats this.”

    Viewing will continue a downward trend as we get closer to Summer and the weather gets warmer. Viewing is highest in January and February and lowest in July and August.

  • austin

    From the start, Revolution has been a DVR magnet so most of it’s viewers prefer to watch the show on DVR/on-demand. I’m waiting for next week Live+7 ratings to see if Revolution actually lost many of it’s viewers. Right now, I’m not really quite convinced Revolution viewership has been greatly eroding just yet.

    By the way, anyone knows the C3 season average for Revolution?

  • gerry

    i really wish people could learn how to simply type *spoilers* in the case someone hasn’t seen something yet. just sayin.

  • K

    STOP FLOPPING ALL YOU FLOPPITY FLOP FLOP FLOPS AND FLOP YOUR FLOP DOWN THE FLOP PEOPLE!!!

  • Melissa

    @austin

    By the way, anyone knows the C3 season average for Revolution

    Before Revolution’s hiatus, its C+3 adults 18-49 average was 3.34 (mediapost.com/publications/article/189392/#axzz2PL5KxkY1).

  • Brian

    both rev and the following still getting a second season.

  • bjssp

    The question is, if The Following were merged with The Carrie Diaries, Hart of Dixie, Emily Owens, MD, and/or Beauty and the Beast, what would happen?

  • Anna Bones Clarkwood

    Thanks Alex for the demo vs share explanation.

    If I understand correctly,

    Demo isn’t actually 99% accurate.
    Share is actually more accurate.

    Demo says that ALL 126.54mil 18-49 viewers are watching all the time.
    Share bases it on who is watching. Right?

    So, if 80% are watching, then demo is off but Share is still accurate.

    This is also why share for the same demo can be different earlier or later even in just primetime.

    Do I understand this?

  • Anna Bones Clarkwood

    Actually, IIRC, total demo available (Broadcast & Cable) for Primetime is usually mid 30s…which equates to about 43million viewers….so just under 1/3 of possible 18-49 tv viewers, watch tv during primetime…not 80% like I threw out of left field.

    Does this mean that demo is actually about 2/3s to high?

  • Alex

    Before Revolution’s hiatus, its C+3 adults 18-49 average was 3.34

    Just to put that number into context its Live+SD average in the demo before hiatus was 3.09. The first two episodes back from hiatus have averaged a 2.45 (assuming Revolution is adjusted down in finals). Assuming it maintains a similar 8% increase for C3 numbers then its average for that since returning from hiatus would be about 2.64. I think.

  • Hardline_Pro

    Ouch for Revolution and The Following. :(

  • Alex

    EDIT – Assuming Revolution isn’t adjusted down in the finals.

  • eridapo

    @melissa

    Thanks. Meant to say 2.354 instead of 2.254.

  • Jo

    I really wanted to like The Following but it’s just not that great. The bad guys are so much smarter than the cops it’s frightening. Find Clair already and move this crap along.

  • Melissa

    @Alex

    Assuming it maintains a similar 8% increase for C3 numbers then its average for that since returning from hiatus would be about 2.64. I think.

    Sounds about right.

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