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.

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  • Brad

    The Voice Was Still VERY Competitve

  • James


    The Following holds without a lead-in and under great competition, which is great for FOX. But FOX won’t move it to Wednesdays 9pm though. It probably shares the same target audience with Criminal Minds.

  • Alex

    Most seem to be criticizing that it’s holding on to so little of TV’s audience…

    Which is a pointless thing to complain about. Its performance has been excellent this season (not just for NBC either) and for those that are putting this down to The Voice lead-in alone let me point you toward Tuesday nights. 9PM is a higher HUT level and The Voice can prop it up to consistent 2+. There’s clearly an audience for Revolution.

  • zth


    No, the reason why American Idol has fallen is not the focus on its judges, but the quality of the judges and their interactions. As long as the judges have chemistry together, both The Voice and American Idol will bring massive ratings. When the judges of a show have ZERO chemistry – as it is the case with American Idol in the last few years – the ratings will crush and burn.

  • RG-X

    If REVOLUTION can hold Over a 2.0 during playoffs then it’s good enough to be renewed.

    I’m glad it went up – even a little. secure renewal!

    Complaint to local NBC affiliate – stop cutting off the last few seconds of the show & its previews for the following weeks episode –

    this has happened 2 weeks in a row!!!!

  • Alex

    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.

    Oh how I laughed at the suggestion American Idol was all about the singers.

    I will say this does it actually matter if The Voice is respected (and I disagree about Idol being particularly respected) or if its producing big acts? That’s not really the appeal of the show at this point and the producers have done a very good job of guiding the focus of the show away from that. The Voice is an entertainment format. As long as its entertaining people should keep watching.

  • zth


    Sorry, I misspelled. I was referring to Revolution in my previous comment, not to Following. The Following should obviously stay where it is.

  • zth


    And Simon Cowell has been always the focus of AI. As Alex said above, viewers are not particularly interested whether the singers on the show sell Platinium or not, they just want to be entertained during those two hours or so. The Voice does that now, and American Idol does not, It’s as simple as that.

  • RG-X

    I officially prefer the Voice OVER A.I. – better flow in auditions – great chemistry with the judges – it’s like a really good sitcom with a cast of funny people.

    Although Ceelo can stay off the show – he says the same thing all the time.

  • KS

    Good episode of Revolution. I am glad it is not just about that annoying Charlie anymore but rather it is concentrating on better characters like Rachel, Miles, Aaron and TOM NEVILLE. I seriously don’t want that usual annoying teenage romantic stories on the show. I am dreading the love story arc between Charlie and son of Neville in the coming episodes.
    Sword fights are really awesome.

    If that nanotechnology explanation of raised more questions than giving answers. Like I have always been saying there is electricity everywhere in our body. How can we even live if the nanites are absorbing the electricity?
    Also, how can they replicate on their own? Where do they get the ‘bricks’ of replication from?

  • James


    Smash, Go On and The New Normal have collapsed in ratings because they’re all dependent on The Voice. If The Voice isn’t on no one watches them. Sure Revolution will move to other nights in favor of new shows, but the problem is NBC isn’t sure if Revolution can pull ratings on its own.

  • Alex

    Smash, Go On and The New Normal have collapsed in ratings because they’re all dependent on The Voice.

    The writing was on the wall for Smash at the end of its first season long before it moved away from The Voice. The same is largely true of The New Normal which was looking decidedly shaky whilst The Voice was still airing on Tuesday night. Go On did collapse without The Voice but it was also a half hour show not an hour long. We can see from the breakdowns of Revolution that it isn’t dying during the second half hour. Audiences are watching the entire hour. There’s no way a Voice lead-in alone does that.

  • CookyMonzta

    Voice looking damn good. Keep the high 4s and 5s coming. They are on their way to becoming the big dog on the talent-show block. Idol had better worry about trying to avoid a 2.x for a Wednesday competition show.

  • Guestbr

    That voice is amazing

  • Carmen

    @ Alex
    “There’s clearly an audience for Revolution”

    Maybe, but NBC has demonstrated that they are not very anxious to find out.
    They have done everything possible to protect the show this season. Even to the the point of intentionally holding it out until the Voice returned.

    When NBC did that (hold it out for the Voice return), I remember there were legions of Revolution fans screaming about how the show would crash after a 4 month hiatus.
    Those people I’m sure stopped crying when they saw what happened to Go On and The New Normal without the Voice lead in.

    The point is, we won’t know the “true” popularity of Revolution until the day comes when NBC doesn’t protect it with the Voice. Let it stand on it’s own for 4-5 weeks and we’ll see.

  • Lance

    Maybe ABC should cut “Dancing with the Has-Beens/Wannabes” down to one cycle a season and hold back its season premiere to next spring … Looks like the show has developed a major case of osteoporosis. It could probably use a nice long rest about now!

  • charmedcraft

    I don’t think I’ve seen a 7.5 before, except maybe Superbowl. Although it was probably higher.

  • Alex

    They have done everything possible to protect the show this season…

    Which is by no means a bad thing especially given the position NBC is currently in. Networks seem to be in a no win situation here. Protect a show and people complain. Throw a show into the schedule wilderness and people complain.

  • gerry

    i am certainly a realist, but i’ve really grown to like TCD more than i thought i would. it wrapped nicely so in the likelihood it doesn’t renew, i’m happy enough. but i think alot of it depends on cw’s budget. if cw can afford to cut carrie (and promote something else) they will. but i don’t see a short s2 as a possibility. just an unlikely one.

    if TCD gets the ax, i certainly hope BatB is right alongside.

  • gerry

    **but i can see

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