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.



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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.

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  • Kate

    I’m so glad Castle continues to do well! Last night was one of the best episodes of the series in my opinion!

  • JR35

    Isn’t it possible DWTS skews younger than 18, too? :)

  • Gina

    Half hours?

  • Petar Ivanov

    @Good for “Revolution” and “Castle” – anything above a 2.0 at 10:00pm is pretty good in my book.

    These 3 Monday shows plus scandal and elementary will be only 10pm shows that can hit 2.0+ in April and May. Last season most 10pm shows were under 2.0 this season will be even lower. Even Revenge which was best 10 pm show last season was below 2.0 in April and May. Only season finale was up. Around 2.1 i think.

  • Dawn


    @Hmm is correct. Yours is the first negative comment I have seen. All I see is “Best Episode Ever”. Definite minority for you. Sorry, we must have been watching different shows. Maybe you were watching another 10pm show instead.

  • Hmm

    @ Deniso and Daw Johnson

    I was talking Deniso’s comment that Castle was horrible last night, not the one about Revolution/The Following.

  • BH

    @Petar Ivanov

    Revenge never hit below 2 last season.and for its finale it got 2.4

  • Mike, DDS

    NBC’s bar is set so low, that as long as Revolution is pulling a 1.8, it is still in the top 25% of their scripted shows.

  • Josh

    A 2.3 for NBC is great news for them… so Revolution is still in great shape. Have a hard time seeing the show not getting renewed – but it will be cancelled next season, just like SMASH (will be) this season.

  • HalCapone

    Revolution not looking so revolutionary in the ratings department with drops each week. The kiddies watching the cheesy Voice are too lazy to change the channel but everyone else apparently is running to grab the remote. The Voice, The Following and The Revolution are looking at their best ratings in the rear view mirror.

  • Oliver

    NBC should be happy The Voice is holding up, at least.

    ABC really needs to move DWTS away from The Voice next season.

  • bjssp

    I’ll be curious to see if there’s a lot of time shifting going on with Revolution. Not that this necessarily makes (that much of) a difference for ad rates, but if I recall correctly, it’s stayed within the same range for its episodes for Live+7.

    Also, depending on where it finishes this season, NBC might be wiser to move it. It doesn’t look like The Voice has lost a lot of steam, and it probably won’t be any different next season. (Seriously, for all that the network has done wrong, it’s doing everything right with The Voice.) Might it be better to use that spot for a new show? I’m already on record as saying NBC should place a new sitcom at 9:30 next year, and a new drama, particularly one with buzz like Bloodline, might be a better fit. NBC could use Netflix and other formats to expose new people to Revolution and pair it with two or three new dramas on another night. I don’t see it doing any worse than SVU and Chicago Fire, so what’s the harm?

  • Densino


    No i watched castle….and it was beyond stupid. ridiculous episode


    The voice is still doing great numbers it was going to go down from premiere it’s clear new coaches and great talent keeping show going. I absolutely love the following it dropped but it’s still doing better than really any other show for FOX.

  • Observer

    I bet if they killed off Charlie the ratings for Revolution would skyrocket!

  • Alex

    The Voice relatively stable for the start of week two. It dropped a tenth vs. last weeks overnight numbers and assuming it manages another upward adjustment comes finals will be down a tenth there as well. Not quite so great from Revolution although its still laughable to suggest its some kind of disastrous figure.

    Over on ABC Dancing with the Stars continues to look far from healthy. Castle however continues to chug along nicely and just pushed ahead of its Dancing lead-in assuming those numbers both hold come finals.

    And I still think that Fox renewed The Following too soon.

  • Petar Ivanov

    @Revenge never hit below 2 last season.and for its finale it got 2.4

    Not true. Its was best 10 pm show but was below 2 in at least 2-3 episodes in April and May. I remmember 1.7 for example.

  • s0303

    rip carrie diaries…it’s not doing much better now than emily owens was doing when it got cancelled

    the following really falling…revolution is starting to waste the voices lead in…

  • JJF

    Revolution barely edges Castle in demo and is almost half in total viewers? Not ideal.

  • Brian

    Revolution will adjust up and grow in the following weeks :)

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