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.

  • POIFanatic

    Revolution was effing awesome!!!

    Following. Losing interest, fast.

  • BigBrotherFan

    I have nothing against Adam Levine, and infact, really like Blake but I know very little about Shakira and could care less about Usher. I think one of the two newbies should be replaced next year. Frank Ocean would be a bit more relavent now than Usher.

    Here me out-

    I’m sure USHER has tons of music sales and his music is always playing in clubs and what not but he isn’t as relavent in pop culture, YES IN MUSIC, But not really with pop culture. They never do any write ups on him, and his publicity isn’t too great, anyway since 1998? I’m not talking about record sales. I think Frank Ocean is appraoching a career high. He’s in a lot of a magazines and is getting great publicity. I also think he would work real well with Blake, Adam and Xtina (if she comes back next season). I have no clue about Shakira.

  • CrimTV


    I’ve heard a whole lot more about Usher than I have about Frank Ocean, Usher’s music is more MODERN

  • CrimTV

    In fact I heard Usher on the radio today, no Frank Ocean ever.

  • omabin

    I think the following and revolution held up very well against the competition. The Voice is a beast, I am very surprised that its ratings are still going up. But I gotta give it to them, I am all about scripted shows and I don’t do reality and even I am watching this season of the voice, it really is great.

  • Spartacus 6666

    The following goes up and down with quality and Revolution is starting to become routine. Why people are fascinated with singing or dancing fools is beyond me.

  • denroy3

    I think the serial killer’s following on the show is greater than the audience at this point. You almost have to be psychotic to still be invested in the buffoonery of this show( The Following).

  • Ash


    Frank Ocean more relevant than Usher? Usher hasn’t had good publicity since 1998? Have you ever heard of Confessions which was in 2004? One of the best selling albums in the 2000s era. Man at least do some research before you say crap like that. Who the hell has ever heard of Frank Ocean until recently. Ask the general population who they know, and most of the time it will be Usher. His connection to Bieber also helps.

  • karin

    The Following is a joke, The Americans is by far better

  • Freddy Arrow


    “The Voice is almost like a Star Search type talent show. It seems pretty clear that nobody is going to be break out and be a huge star”

    Britney, Christina, Beyonce and Justin Timberlake are not big enough? Star Search just wasn’t very good at picking the winners…

  • Ashley

    TBBT is just a beast, originals or repeats. All networks would kill for 3.3 as a repeat. TF seems to have stabilized in the low 2s. Not too bad. If would be higher if it wasnt against The Voice.

  • CrimTV


    Remember the repeat numbers are likely to be adjusted down, but any network would kill for a 3.3 as an ‘original’ too

  • Bradley

    Did some digging, to those who claim Aguilera isnt a worldwide superstar/flop ext, EXPLAIN How she one of the best selling Albums in Us(debut),and UK(Stripped) history attained, 10 US top 10 Hits, 15 Top 10 US pop Hits, 13 Top 10 US airplay Hits, 14 TOP 10 Canadian Hits, 17 Top 10 Uk Hits, 17 Top 10 Australian Hits,12 Top 10 German Hits…along with Usher, Aguilera has Produced bigger selling albums than Any judges on The Voice, WON more mainstream Grammys than any judge on the voice…not only that in terms of pop culture Aguilera is more accaliamed and referenced than any of her fellow judges…not only that her vocal ability has more fame than Blake,Adam levine and the show itself combined.


    IMO big huge stars does not guarantee huge ratings. Britney and Mariah have been flops as judges and were very expensive. It’s really about chemistry in a judging panel and contestants. The judges have great chemistry and the talent is great. Like the glory days of idol when randy-paula-Simon were together coupled with great contestants. Idol needs a major revamp next season.

  • Ron

    @ Freddy, those were years and years later. I’m saying people watched to see who would win in the head to head battle. The goal wasn’t to produce an overnight pop star who was going to be on the radio a month later and sell lots and lots of records.
    Today the winner of Idol is expected to do well, be relevant and become a star in a relatively short period of time. Either you achieve that or fade into oblivion. There’s a certain window of time in which to do that.

  • Ron

    @ Jonny, thats where the producers made a mistake. Thinking that because they are huge stars with millions of fans that they’d bring in the viewers. Keep in mind when Idol started Paula was the most famous judge and she was a has been, Simon, Ryan and Randy were all unknown. The xfactor keeps trying to hard bring in the likes of britney and khloe kardashian who are both wooden and awful on tv.

  • BigBrotherFan

    I meant recently and of COURSE I know about Confessions, heck, I’m sad to say I know if his film IN THE MIX. No need to be so rude.
    That’s my opinion. I read more about FRank Ocean and I’m think as a whole for the general public, otherwise I suggest Chris brown BASED on record sales/air play! but who would want to see him on there?

  • a p garcia

    3.3 for TBBT(R) is insane.

  • Penny


    Frank Ocean isn’t as well known and successful as Usher. All he is known for is mostly coming out.

  • Alex

    You’re looking at the wrong thing when deciding who should be a judge/coach on these shows. Music sales and relevance don’t matter a whole lot. Its all about personality particularly on The Voice where the show is so focused on the coaches and the interactions between them. And I suppose to keep the dynamic of the show you want different genres represented. If/when Blake Shelton departs for example he’ll almost certainly be replaced with another country singer.

    At this stage I think the ‘big get’ for any of these talent shows would probably be Bruno Mars.

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