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.

  • Alex

    @Petar Ivanov
    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.

    What cable shows have gotten a boost from Netflix exactly? In fact what shows period have gotten a boost from Netflix? I’ve seen this line trotted out every now and again but I’ve yet to really see anything actually backing it up.

  • Stefany

    Revolution is Sinking little by little the hiatus hurt them

  • Alex

    That isn’t how the numbers work. The 18-49 number isn’t the percentage of how many of a shows total viewers are in that age range. The 18-49 number is a percentage of how many people in that age range with access to a television are watching that show. A 2.1 is the same thing regardless of how many total viewers you have and a 4.0 will always beat a 2.1 regardless of total viewers.

  • Other Than THAT Mrs. Lincoln How Was The Play

    The future for serial scifi-ish show is cable networks – they fail more more often and tank faster than ever before. viewers of such shows appear to be largely ignoring the Big 4 networks (dont count CW since it the ugly red headed step child of the unholy bond of UPN and WB where subterranian ratings are standard and even shows with rating under 1.0 can go on for years)

  • Ateofi

    Yay for the possibility of Castle and H50 beating Revolution in April and May :)

  • Other Than THAT Mrs. Lincoln How Was The Play

    Dancing has a large number of viewers because it has a huge haul of old geezers 50+. That will keep them around if they go to 1.5

  • Ultima

    My point here is simply that Fox have renewed the show too early and have no real idea where its going to settle.

    I’m sure that they’re shocked that it has dipped a bit against increased competition. Maybe they’re thinking twice about all of the other dramas they could have renewed instead of it.

  • rooney72

    Been trying to stay with Revolution, but here’s my problem with it (aside from sophomoric writing, characters and situations)…When you’re watching a movie where the good guys are getting their asses kicked, you know in two hours or so the situation will be reversed. Watching Revolution I’m aware that if the producers get their way, we could be watching the good guys getting their asses kicked FOR YEARS. I’m just not interested in that, I get enough of that in real life.

  • Grey

    “Castle” had a better demo rating than it’s lead-in, “DWTS”?! :0 *And* an equal ranking, 6, to “Revolution”?! :0 If this holds, OH SNAP!

  • bjssp

    @Chicago Fire: SVU and Petar Ivanov:

    Thanks for the info regarding WB shows.


    The reason some people suggest ABC stick with one cycle per season for Dancing is that they think it will make the show seem fresher and thus get more people to watch. It’s a questionable assumption, but not the worst ever.

    Like NBC with The Voice, ABC should stick to trying to use Dancing to launch new scripted shows.


    They could square that circle by trimming Dancing down to 1.5 hours or even 1 hour on Mondays and put something scripted on after it. They’d still get the benefit of having a solid and cost-effective program twice per season but then also have the chance to see if something scripted clicks.

  • Other Than THAT Mrs. Lincoln How Was The Play

    Its pretty much a given that Caatle and H50 will beat Revolution – unless somebody knocks out all the power for 15 years. In which case all shows will be cancelled.

    H50 = would that compound be a liquid, solid or gas at room temperature? Clue:H20 is a liquid.

  • Ultima

    NBC deserves to be in fifth place.

    Pretty sure they’re not in fifth place anymore…

  • Meliwa

    Wow, what does that say to the DWTS producers that their viewers are watching The Voice and then flipping the channel over to Castle? That’s got to be the reason DWTS matched a series low, but Castle’s ratings improved from last week.

  • bjssp


    The bigger problem with The Following, or so I think, is that it seems kind of limited in how long it can continue. It’s not going to run for 7 seasons, is it?

  • Norma

    How can anyone still say Castle is good. Truth its become a mess of a show. Castles father a spy lmao and detective Ryan undercover for years. Seriously lol.

  • Alex

    Revolution is Sinking little by little the hiatus hurt them

    I’m not remotely convinced that the hiatus has hurt Revolution at all but lets take a look at its numbers.

    2.9 [mid-season finale]

    So it started incredibly strongly and then slowly faded across the first half of the season. It got a spike for its mid-season finale and then returned from its hiatus at exactly the same point it was before that spike. There’s really not a lot here to suggest that the hiatus has hurt Revolution’s numbers. In truth it reads a little bit like the hiatus just delayed the inevitable.

  • bjssp

    @Other Than THAT Mrs. Lincoln How Was The Play:

    Why is it a given that those shows will beat Revolution? It’s possible, sure, but I don’t see how we can be sure that it will happen. We don’t even have the final ratings for Monday yet!

  • Ultima

    @Fringe Fan
    By the finale it will be below 1.5.

    Over the past four weeks, The Following has dropped 21%. It seems extremely unlikely that it will drop an additional 36% or more over the next four weeks.

  • Chicklet

    I don’t get why Revolution isn’t doing better. I was a total Lost junkie and Revolution is sort of similar to that in many ways except they don’t make you hang on too long to figure things out. I love it even more than Lost. It’s a great show and I’m surprised more people don’t watch it. I bet if it were on earlier it would do better, though.

  • Cara

    There is really nothing to cheer about. These numbers are not that good when CBS has repeats on during the night.

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