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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.

 
  • Petar Ivanov

    @But I am enjoying Revolution much more than before.
    Which is strange. Every episode is better buth and more down.

    @the following and revolution are doing fine, but clearly have lost almost all their novelty/hype already.

    Indeed. I hate when people are speaking so sane and smart. I think networks should air this high concept shows only once per year like Game of thrones. 10-13 episode in the fall or spring. And they will have this buzz and hype. Its better than two cycles in the fall and in the spring. Hype is what make high concepy show so great. Still with netflix deals i think both shows can return strong enough for seasons 2. Its important what will be seasons finales. The following will end in end of April which is good. Revolution in end of May which is not good. I expect the following to be 2.0 season finale. The same for revolution. With few below 2.0 episodes in May sweeps.

  • bjssp

    @KS:

    As I referenced elsewhere, I wonder if NBC has a deal to replay Revolution over Netflix or something over the summer. I could see the show gaining fans that way.

    It’s not even close to being in the cancellation danger zone, but it’d be nice to see the show stand on its own. Again, as I said elsewhere, I wonder if it would be good for NBC to move it but try to build its audience over the summer. If it’s creatively strong but weak in the ratings next season, NBC can always move it back, especially if they plan to have it take a long break like it did this year.

  • bluejays

    So NBC didn’t dare let Revolution fly on its own so they tagged it to The Voice and it still ends up slowly sinking. For a serialised drama that sort of trajectory isn’t good. The half hours don’t look good either.

    Glad to see Castle do well for it’s 100th ep – even though I don’t watch it’s nice to see.

    Those numbers for The FOllowing aren’t that good. I still am watching every week but its getting more and more crazy – and not in a good way. It’s no 24!

  • bob

    The Voice did ok considering CBS in repeats. The closer to the season finale of CBS shows and the warmer weather (which hasn’t happened yet), the lower The Voice numbers will be. Revolution is a disaster which everyone predicted. NBC deserves to be in fifth place.

  • Bookworm

    Wow, Revolution is way down! I don’t expect it to be seeing the higher 2.0’s at this point. I’m not too shocked since last weeks half hours showed a drop. I guess we can kill that whole battle of the 10pm’s, looks like Scandal might be the top rated show in that time slot.

  • Other Than THAT Mrs. Lincoln How Was The Play

    Not sure why viewers of a singing show like The Voice would watch Revolution just because it followed The Voice – they are 2 entirely different types of shows. I doubt Revolution does anything better or worse because of The Voice (perhaps in first 1 or 2 episodes it might have, but not now). People sticking with Revolution wouldnt stop watching because a different show preceded it. If they move it to the Friday graveyard next Fall, then its 100% dead by the end of 2013. That assumes rating down tank under 1.7 by the finale or its another The Event or Flash Forward.

  • Cj morton

    Yay for the possibility of Castle beating Revolution in the next couple weeks!

  • Jackson

    You can play Revolution 24 hours a day over the summer, it’s not going to gain new fans if the show is awful, and this show is definitely bad.

  • Alex

    @Ultima
    Even hitting a low of 2.2, The Following is still FOX’s highest rated drama and you think it should be canceled?

    Not at all what I said.

    What I did in fact say was that I felt Fox had renewed The Following too early. Since the beginning of March (when Fox announced its renewal) it has gone from a 2.8 to a 2.2 last night. Its entirely possible that it’ll stick at this level for the rest of the season in which case obviously Fox should give it a second season. Of course its also entirely possible that it’ll keep on falling for the rest of the run and come the finale it’ll be down in the mid-low 1 range at which pointing renewing it doesn’t seem like such a great idea.

    My point here is simply that Fox have renewed the show too early and have no real idea where its going to settle. It would have been like NBC picking up a second season of Revolution back in October because it started its season so well but having absolutely no clue how its going to finish the season.

  • bob

    Dancing with the Stars with only 13 million people is disturbing. Yes I know overall numbers don’t matter but considering it was getting 16 million and down 3 million is not good. Oh Dancing with the Stars is a money maker for ABC which is why it will be on longer than most of the dramas and comedies.

  • Frank

    Castle is doing better than OUAT at this point.
    ABC: Grey´s >>>> Scandal >>>>> Castle >>>> OUAT

  • Other Than THAT Mrs. Lincoln How Was The Play

    Castle has nearly same rating as Revolution but it has a large haul of old geezers 50+ boosting total viewers which will keep it alive for another full season – unless its ratings tank.

  • Petar Ivanov

    @Most of you guys are idiots. I wonder how many people can use the word flop in their comment? Just accept that people like different shows. Some people must like the following as it does decent for Fox, and Revolution does decent for NBC. I’d like to see what kind of shows you consider good.

    Not needed to be rude. Haters or people disliking some shows is something normal. When you read/post in sites like this you must know that.

  • Ultima

    @Billy
    DWTS skews so old. ABC needs to put that on for just one cycle a year.

    Total viewership doesn’t matter.

    Also, DWTS is still doing better than many of ABC’s scripted shows and costs less to produce. They have plenty of other problems to fix before creating new ones by cutting back DWTS’ hours.

  • Chicago Fire: SVU

    bjssp

    Almost every new Warner Bros drama on the big 4 has a deal with Netflix for streaming this Summer (The Following, Revolution, 666 Park Ave, also incuding Chuck, Fringe, The West Wing, and A&E’s Longmire)

  • Petar Ivanov

    @As I referenced elsewhere, I wonder if NBC has a deal to replay Revolution over Netflix or something over the summer. I could see the show gaining fans that way.

    YES. WB sell both serialized – Revolution and the following to netflix. So as cable shows take boost from netflix deals expect and these two shows to take boost.

  • Just Desserts

    Revolution is dead soon it will be tying The Neighbors :-)

  • bob

    People are saying that Dancing should go to 1 season? Are you guys insane???? Let’s see. A 2.1 out of 13 million equals about 5 million 18-49 people watching. Most shows on NBC don’t even have 5 million TOTAL viewers. I don’t think you guys have a CLUE on what shows are considered successful. So what if Dancing only has a 2.1. When you have 13 million people watching, that 2.1 goes a long way. Now if you get a 4.0 and have 2 million overall viewers….that is WORSE than Dancing with the Stars. Get it people????????

  • Alex

    @Ultima
    Also, DWTS is still doing better than many of ABC’s scripted shows and costs less to produce. They have plenty of other problems to fix before creating new ones by cutting back DWTS’ hours.

    Cutting down to one cycle of Dancing with the Stars as year isn’t in and of itself a bad idea and it potentially extends the shelf life of the format for a few extra seasons. The issue is less that they have other bigger problems to fix elsewhere (which they do) but that they have nothing else to air in Dancing’s place. If they were to reduce Dancing with the Stars to just a Spring cycle then what on earth airs for 3 hours a week in the Fall? Or alternatively what airs in its place during the Spring if its only on one cycle a year? That removing Dancing with the Stars just leaves a giant black hole on their schedule is what’ll stop ABC from reducing to one cycle a year.

  • JacobYates

    @Other than THAT Mrs. Lincoln, how was the play?
    I love your name!

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