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.

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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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  • eridapo

    As to the Following and Revolution, it seems that both have stabilized around the low 2s. Revolution will most likely adjust down a tenth given the Voice over run. If these are Revolution’s numbers from here on out, the Monday at 10PM will be a three horse race

  • bjssp


    If it stays above a 2.0 in live airings, that would be enough for me to feel NBC should move it–and all the more so if it is holding up in Live+7. Ideally, it’d get that 2.0 or higher somewhere else on the schedule, and if it crashes and burns, NBC could always move it back, especially if splits up the season.

    I could see Wednesdays being Revolution, The Sixth Gun, and Bloodline. You know, NBC’s night of Dystopia, Despair, and Bloodshead!

  • MichaelChickless

    Go The Following!

    Go Revolution!

    That’s an amazing number for The Voice.

  • Ateofi

    The following is true winner, it grew after rerun of Bones and had basket ball championship as competition since 9:30. Revolution did poorly considering almost 5.0 lead in The voice. CBS should have reru n of TBBT next weeks as well, look at there numbers – 3.3 , astonishing :)

  • Deo

    I don´t watch Revolution, but looks to me 2.2/2.4 is now its roof; I mean last week there was no BBall, only Castle and a H50 rerun and it got 2.2…doesn´t look to me that BBall competition affected its ratings at all, but maybe I´m wrong.

  • John K.

    @Carmen Total viewers mean nothing. See Harry’s Law.

  • eridapo

    I guess I thought Revolution would have rebounded more, interesting that a repeat of Castle still pulled in more viewers.

    Not only that.. The Castle repeat double the demos and viewers of ABC Sunday’s repeats of OUAT and Revenge..

  • harry

    CBS should cancel all shows below 3.0 and replace them with big bang theory repeats ….

  • Alex

    Are people really still predicting doom and gloom for Revolution? There’s no way on earth NBC isn’t renewing at this level. Will it collapse in season two away from The Voice? I guess we’ll find out next year if they move it away from The Voice. The half hours we’ve seen say that its not crashing across the hour though which is a good sign.

  • K

    2 words gave Revolution its higher ratings, Giancarlo Esposito.

  • harry

    a repeat of 2 broke girls does better ratings than an original episode of how i met your mother , a repeat of big bang theory does better ratings of an original episode of 2 broke girls , a repeat of castle does better ratings than an original episode of body of proof…

  • zth


    Yes, I agree that The Following should move to Wednesdays next year and hopefully could maintain around a 2.0. But probably not in the order that you mentioned tho, Revolution is more like a 9 PM or 10 PM show – it is too gritty for an 8 PM show.

  • KS


    I am no expert in this but looking at bubble shows like Nikita, Fringe etc I could say, in the current scenario, a show needs to be perform better for just 2 seasons. The other two seasons will be taken care by syndication.

  • zth


    The numbers from 2BG and TBBT are massively inflated. Will go down by about 1.0 in finals.

  • Ateofi

    Alex, surely Revolution will be renewed for second season, but after that I have doubts about its fate.

  • Gio

    Great for TF!

  • JJF

    So a Castle rerun does better overall (and only a few ticks below in the demo) with football competition than several ABC dramas that are considered certain renewal? (Not to mention it did better in overall numbers than Revolution did.) Revolution not beating a Castle rerun in overall numbers should be concerning for NBC considering how strong the show started.

  • bjssp


    Most seem to be criticizing that it’s holding on to so little of TV’s audience. No, that doesn’t necessarily mean much, but were it holding on to 65 percent of that audience, it’d be the top drama on network television pretty easily, I think.

    I’m legitimately curious to see what NBC does next season, both with the shows it orders and with the scheduling. If online leaks can be believed, it will be renewing more comedies than I expect, or at least not all of them are DOA like they should be. Since they do have legitimate reasons to renew their dramas, there’s only so much space unless a bunch of the comedies get shortened final seasons or are held to midseason. This might be bad, since NBC needs to start over in a lot of ways and it’s harder to do so with older shows.

  • Alex

    But absolutely any show can crash and burn during its second season regardless of how strong (or not) it appears to be during its first season. I think trying to second guess what a show live Revolution will do in year two is tricky. Look at Revenge. It was ABC’s hot new show last season and everyone was singing its praises. Its dropped off a cliff this year.

  • bob

    The big problem with The Voice is that all everyone talks about is the judges and NEVER the singers which is why it will never be respected like American Idol. The first seven years of Idol was all about the singers and it did well. Now they stupped down to The Voice’s level and talk about judges too and that is why it has fallen. The Voice and X-Factor will never be respected without a singer making it big like American Idol has a ton of. My goodness Dancing with The Stars has Kelli Pickler who has made it big on. You really can’t go anywhere without seeing American Idol alumni.

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