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.

  • Mon

    Nice to see The Following steady.

  • zth


    So 2BG and TBBT might go down by around 1.0, right?

  • CrimeDawg

    Nice numbers for The Voice, really like Shakira on here, Xtina who. LOL

    The NCAA final was one of the best finals in years, it deserved to do a great number, even though I can’t stand those Dirty Birds. Go Kentucky.

  • Ron

    Basketball was actually up near an 8 for the 10pm hour. Tip off was 923 so part of the 9pm hour was pregame

  • bjssp

    It’s really incredible that The Voice is holding up as well as it has been. It’d be nice to see Revolution go higher, but we’ll see once the first Live+7 numbers come out if it’s time shifting or audience shedding. But given the strength of TV, I do think NBC should try to launch a new drama behind it next season (and perhaps at least one new comedy, too), especially if Revolution stays above a 2.0. It’s worth the risk, especially since some of its new pilots sound like they are ready to break out.

    Fox had some decent numbers, although what goes on before The Following isn’t clear. My guess is Rake, if they pick it up, since it’s supposedly going to be limited to 17 episodes.

  • Tommy M.

    Was 2BG and TBBT preempted in some markets or something?

  • Edward

    Revolution’s half hours were 2.5 / 2.2.

  • Holly


    Since the game was live, I’m guessing they didn’t air at the same time (or at all) in all time zones.

  • zth

    @Tommy M.:

    Yes, massively by the NCAA game.

  • eridapo

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

    Wait until the finals… Those numbers contain Basketball from the West Coast live broadcast.

  • Mon

    Yeah looks like it.

  • John A

    LMAO The Voice had 5.2 at 9.30 and at 10.pm Revolution 2.5 and 10.30 pm 2.2. So 3 demo points wasted on Revolution in 1 hour. What a star Revolution is.

  • zth

    Revolution didn’t do too bad, but it’s holding only around 45% of the Voice audience. Retention doesn’t mean nothing, but still.

  • Max Vrany

    Once again, the 2 Broke Girls and Big Bang Theory repeat numbers (in addition to the Championship game itself) are approximate. The numbers are for the NCAA Championship in the Mountain and Pacific timezone and not the sitcom repeats.

  • eridapo

    DWTS 1.9 12.04/ 2.1 13.09 / 2.1 13.50/ 2.0 13.14

    Voice 4.1 12.25 / 4.9 13.70 / 5.2 14.37/ 5.2 14.3
    Revol 2.5 6.85/ 2.2 5.79

    TCD .4 1.15/ .4 .993

    The Following 2.1 6.18/ 2.2 6.23

    BBall 2.7 9.11/ 18.98 6.7/ 7.8 21.87/ 7.9 21.34

  • Carmen

    There is good and bad news for Revolution fans.

    On the positive side – on the surface at least – it held up pretty well against the NCAA final game.

    On the negative side, it lost 2.6 demo points and over 7 1/2 million viewers from the Voice. (and if fact lost in viewers to a Castle rerun). That is not so good.

    How much overlap in audience there is between the NCAA basketball final and Revolution can be a matter of speculation and debate.

  • BigBrotherFan

    Castle repeats well! I dont watch but it does

    Great that THE FOLLOWING is holding up! Last night was a good episode.

    TCD is done.

  • Ash

    The numbers for The Voice are great. I expected it to drop with the game going on but considering it rose during the half hours is amazing. The gamble of replacing 2 judges really paid off.

  • RyanCanada

    Im finding revolutions numbers low, especially with the lead in, love the show tho, Castle has a million more viewers even in Rerun

  • Billy

    Even if 2BG and TBBT go down 1.0 those repeat numbers would still be very impressive for both shows against big competition from NBC and ABC.

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