TV Ratings Monday: NCAA Championship Dominates Night, 'The Voice' & 'The Carrie Diaries' Up + 'The Following' Flat

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April 9th, 2013


Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 5.5/14 4.0/11 1.8/5 1.6/4 1.6/4 0.3/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 4.7/14 3.1/9 1.0/3 1.3/4 1.4/4 0.3/1
Total Viewers (million) 15.893 11.221 11.081 5.244 3.733 0.797


Due to the nature of live  programming the ratings for CBS (NCAA Basketball tournament) are approximate and subject to more than the typical adjustments in the final numbers. See below for more information on these Fast Affiliate Ratings.

CBS was number one with adults 18-49 and with total viewers.

On NBC, The Voice earned a  season high 4.9 adults 18-49 rating, up two tenths from last week's 4.7 adults 18-49 rating. Revolution scored a 2.3, up a tenth from last week's series low 2.2 among adults 18-49.

On CBS, the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship earned a 7.5 from 9:30-11PM, down a tenth from last year's finals (7.7) but up from last year's preliminaries (7.5)

On ABC, Dancing With the Stars earned a season low 2.0, down two tenths from last week's 2.2 adults 18-49 rating.  This is the lowest-rated performance telecast ever

On FOX, The Following was even with last week's series low 2.2 adults 18-49 rating.

On the CW, The Carrie Diaries garnered a 0.4, up a tenth from last week's 0.3 adults 18-49 rating.


Broadcast primetime ratings for Monday, April 8, 2013:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM NBC The Voice (8-10PM) 4.9 13 13.67
CBS 2 Broke Girls -R 2.7 8 9.11
ABC Dancing With the Stars (8-10PM) 2.0 5 12.94
FOX Bones -R 1.1 3 4.28
CW The Carrie Diaries 0.4 1 1.07
8:30 PM CBS The Big Bang Theory -R 3.3 9 10.51
9:00PM CBS 2013 NCAA Basketball Championship Pre-Game Show 4.4 11 13.62
FOX The Following 2.2 5 6.21
CW Hart of Dixie -R 0.2 0 0.52
9:30PM CBS NCAA Basketball Championship (9:30-11PM) 7.5 19


10:00PM NBC Revolution 2.3 6 6.32
ABC Castle -R 1.3 3 7.36

Late Night Ratings:

In Late-Night Metered Markets Monday night:
  • In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 2.6/6; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 1.8/6 with an encore delayed by basketball; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.1/5.
  • In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 Wednesday results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 0.7/3; "Late Show," 0.7/5 with an encore delayed by basketball; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3.
  • From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET Wednesday night, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.4/5 in metered-market households and a 0.4/3 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" (1.2/5, delayed by basketball).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49) tied "Late Late Show" (0.5/4, delayed by basketball).
  • At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/3 in metered-market households and a 0.2/2 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.

  • Steve

    The Following / Revolution did good with that competition.

  • Dillan

    I’m hoping TCD will somehow be renewed. The final was great!

  • JacobYates

    Good to see the Following is stable. It’d be higher if not for the Voice.

  • Zth

    The Voice will hit 5.0 after it is adjusted up as usually. And that’s against fierce competition.

  • Uofmguy423

    Revolution did well considering the competition. Hopefully 2.3 is it’s floor for now.

  • Alex

    The Voice held up surprisingly well.

  • Simon

    Revolution did really well, was worried that the tough competition would cause it to fall again. Glad it didn’t!

  • Riii

    The Voice is doing awesome. They better not change Usher and Shakira next season (if they are willing to stay of course) because this panel certainly works better than the previous.

  • Seth

    So basketball really affected nothing.

  • Robsten_Fan

    Hello Carrie Season 2? :)

  • Jordan

    Holy crow! Look at that repeat number for 2 Broke Girls!

  • eridapo

    I’m surprised that Bones and Castle repeat so well…

    As to BBall, I knew it would win the night. I’m shocked that the Voice and DWTS did not drop that much..

  • Kitsune

    That’s a one-year high for The Voice, no? I’m going to assume it adjusts up to a 5 to beat its 4.9 for the last season’s finale.

    Tell me again about how the Voice is dying.


    The following did well against the voice and basketball and bones being a repeat. It’s really edging its way to the finale. Damn damn the voice is really doing well. Is it me or is the coaches chemistry on fire? IMO is Christina aguilera going to be back I hope not as shakira is a massive upgrade. The talent coupled with the great coaches chemistry I hope they keep this panel in tact.

  • Ron

    Thats really good for the Following consider it was up against 2 programs getting a 5.0 or higher.
    Is that a DWTS low for a Monday performance show?

  • gui

    I thought the first 4 or 5 episodes of the Following were gripping. I have not been impressed with the writing since that point. Not sure how long they can keep this story going, or how much longer I will care.

  • Joe

    By the end of this season, the way it is heading, The Following will have the FBI packed in clown cars wearing red clown noses. If I ever commit a crime, I definitely want the FBI trying to catch me based on this show. It’s pretty ridiculous.

  • Ryan Schwartz

    2BG did as well with a special 8pm encore as it has done in recent weeks new at 9pm. Maybe CBS should consider a flip of its 8 and 9pm comedies next season. With HIMYM’s final season destined for a strong promotional campaign, I’m sure it can give CBS strong 9pm ratings and potentially build a hit out of its most likely 8 or 9pm neighbor, Chuck Lorre’s “Mom.”

    8:00pm – 2 Broke Girls
    8:30pm – Mike & Molly
    9:00pm – How I Met Your Mother
    9:30pm – Mom

  • Max Vrany

    All CBS numbers (even the 2BG/BBT repeats) are approximate due to the NCAA championship airing live in all timezones.

  • Ron

    Ignore 2BG and BBT #s. Keep in mind basketball was live so those numbers are going to be heavily skewed

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