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.

  • MichaelChickless

    @Richard Steven Hack

    At least they’re not a Funbling Bunch of Morons anymore. ;-)

    I think Tracy Spiridakos’ best acting so far was when she got half naked while dressing her wound. :-)

  • Alex

    @Anna Bones Clarkwood
    It isn’t correct to say that the share is more or less accurate than the demo rating. They’re two different numbers measuring two different things. And no the demo rating does not contend that all of the possible 18-49 year old viewers in the country are watching television at any given time it simply tells you how many of all the possible 18-49 year old viewers in the country are watching any given show. The share tells you how many of the 18-49 year old viewers who are watching television are watching any given show.

    But yes that the share represents people actually watching television does explain why that can vary throughout the night and indeed the day as a whole. Different hours and different days have varying numbers of people actually watching television. In this regard I suppose you could argue the share is less accurate as it isn’t a consistent number. A 13 share one night doesn’t automatically translate to the same number of people watching on a different night or even a different hour on the same night whereas a 4.6 on one night does translate to the same number of people watching on another night or at any other point in time.

  • Nikki

    Its funny the lead in for the Following Bones didnt do well last night either.. it actually did worse then the following. And like i said before theres always the chance it will adjust up in the finals.. it always does. I like the show.. theres nothing on tv right now like it. I love kevin bacon and the guy who plays joe carrol is awesome. Last nights episode was pretty good too.. i say its just gunna get better from here on. Plus its already been renewed for a 2nd season. So no worries. Now does anyone know why we havent heard about any pickups yet. Nothing about Parenthood or Bunheads, The Lying Game. Ive been waiting and checking every day and nothing. Anyone know when the upfronts are.?

  • thesnowleopard

    Yup, Revolution is still in freefall and heading below a 2.0. The Following’s quite safe, though. Even if FOX were going to take back that renewal, staying north of 2.0 is hardly reason for it.

    Shame about DWTS. This is a good season so far, but I think some shark-jumping occurred with the whole Bristol Palin affair, especially when they brought her back. Even the show’s numbers are down.

    Castle was great! Thoroughly entertaining, tense episode and I loved the twist. Glad to see it got some viewers and demo in, for whatever reason.

  • Flopaterine chandler

    Still decent for Revolution, but I hope it rises in the coming weeks. A ton of NBC shows wish they had these numbers, so eat it, haters. The Carrie Diaries is stable and has a loyal audience, which is better than batb’s awful retention of tvd and multiple 0.5 numbers for the leadin it has.

  • Ultima

    @Anna Bones Clarkwood

    Let’s say 5.1 million Adults 18-49 viewers watch my show and 40% of all Adults 18-49 were actually watching TV during that time.

    The rating would be 5.1 / 1.265 = 4.0

    The share would be 5.1 / (0.40 * 1.265) = 10

    In other words, 4% of all 18-49 viewers and 10% of those who were watching TV at the time.

    In the reported numbers, the rating is rounded to the nearest tenth of a percent, while the share is rounded to the nearest percent (creating significantly more rounding error and in many cases making the number useless for all but simple comparisons).

  • Richard Steven Hack

    bjssp: “Are you going to watch Hannibal?”

    Yup. Although I don’t usually like crime procedurals, Lector is an exception. I’m curious as to how Mads Mikkelsen will play the character versus Brian Cox in Manhunter and Hopkins in Silence of the Lambs. I think Mikkelsen will do well at upholding the character.

    MichaelChickless: “At least they’re not a Funbling Bunch of Morons anymore. ;-)”

    Wait ’til next week… :-)

    “I think Tracy Spiridakos’ best acting so far was when she got half naked while dressing her wound. :-)”

    I agree. Although she did do somewhat better acting this episode than I’ve seen so far. When Elizabeth Mitchell is on screen, I ignore Tracy completely.

  • bjssp


    There’s no reason to think The Following will not continue to fall just as you think Revolution is bound to.

    @Richard Steven Hack:

    It seems like less of a procedural than something else, or at least it will be 25 percent procedural versus 75 percent serialized. It’s not clear, at this point. The reviews I’ve read–which, again, are quite positive–don’t describe this in any great detail.


    LOL @ people saying The Following is a flop. It’s on it 10th episode and is getting a 2.2 with a 2.0 . Revolution is getting a 2.3 on their second episode of their spring season with a 4.1 lead in…. Not worried about The Following. I would be worried about Revolution if I was a fan of that show


    With a 2.0 lead in * sentence typo from post above * ^^^^^

  • thesnowleopard

    You’re forgetting that The Following 1. has already been renewed and 2. hasn’t had its episode order cut. Sure, Revolution is still likely to get renewed at that rating (though its cost does raise some questions, especially for a second season), but it’s still not as safe as a show that’s already been renewed.

  • Anna Bones Clarkwood

    First thanks Alex & Ultima.

    I understand that Share # is both different, even every minute, let alone day/week/month & is rounded to a full point instead of tenth. But that doesn’t make it less accurate, at least by what I mean.

    However, what you both are telling me, both numbers measure the same exact thing, but display it differently.

    Demo says that X number of 18-49 viewers watched the program that night.
    It doesn’t care how many watched total 18-49s watched during that timeslot.

    Share says that X number of the 18-49 viewers is X% of the 18-49 viewers watching that timeslot.

    So, the only reason the accuracy is different is b/c the more rounding i.e full vs tenth, the less accurate.

    While they measure the same thing, Share is esp helpful for Friday shows & less for 10PM & the new Sunday esp for CBS. Since Friday total viewers are down, that means shows aren’t going to get the same Sun-Thu demo rating. Share on the other hand will tell you that if the drop in demo is 80% but the share is only 90%, then the Friday show does have something going for it.

    I’m not saying that demo is still not most important but if Malibu Country had a higher share than Neighbors, that would help MC.

    Do I understand it much better now? Anything wrong?

  • bjssp


    How are either of those things relevant, especially the first? Revolution’s episode order was cut, if I recall correctly, so that it could line up with The Voice. But even if that’s wrong, what does The Following’s renewal have to do with anything?

  • RG-X

    I think people are so brain dead they can’t handle a good drama –

    soooo….if someone doesn’t get eliminated every week – it’s not a hit?


  • thesnowleopard

    They’re relevant because no show that hasn’t been renewed yet is ever as safe as a show that has – and because having your show’s episode number cut in its first season is *never* a sign of network confidence. If Revolution were performing as well as the network had hoped (let alone better), they’d have figured out a way to line it up with The Voice that didn’t require a cut in episodes. Or just wing it for two weeks without the lead-in.

    Really Captain Obvious factors there. They don’t make Revolution doomed, but they certainly do make The Following, whose renewal has been a sure thing for a month, more secure than Revolution, whose fate has not yet been announced. In this case, a 0.1 difference between two shows on two different networks in two different time slots means even less than usual.

  • Carl

    Don’t really watch Castle that often but I’m glad to see shows no longer caring about the bogeyman of how you can never allow your leads to actually become a couple, or viewers will flee. Clearly that is no longer the case.

    I hear mostly bad things about The Following, and I think that reflects in their slow but sure decline.

  • Richard Steven Hack

    I don’t see Revolution OR The Following being canceled unless ratings absolutely collapse in either case.

    I’d LIKE Revolution to collapse but I’m not certain it will. I don’t much care one way or the other about The Following unless it continues to portray the FBI agents doing incredibly stupid things which in turn will make the show stupid.

    As for The Following’s order cut, I thought the number of episodes was dictated by Kevin Bacon not wanting to do more than 15 episodes for some reason.

  • Richard Steven Hack

    Oh, and of course The Following is already renewed so the ratings comment is relevant only in determining whether the renewal was a mistake.

  • Judy912

    ‘CASTLE’ was amazing last night. Kudos to creater and writer Andrew Marlowe for he did CASTLE’s 100th episode proud. Each episode this season is getting better and better and definitly among their best for the entire series. WAY TO GO CASTLE!!

  • Cassie

    The following is not a piece of crap

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