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.

  • Other Than THAT Mrs. Lincoln How Was The Play

    Revolution held its own but the bad writing persists. So this week the Nevile guy is captured do what happens? He manages to get out of the handcuffs kill the 2 guards and opens the door to find – nobody! Then escapes. Yeah, you have a high value prisoner and you have a priest and some other dude guarding him and thats it? Well, at least the dicatory Monroe plans on nuking Atlanta which isnt a half bad idea. LOL!

    Dont even get me started about the quadrillions of tiny self replicating spore computer floating around that are sucking up all the electricity – IM guessing these little things dont bother absorbing the electric current in living things like human beings, otherwise they would all be dead!)

    The Replicators from Stargate SG-1 were much better villians than these things on Revolution.

    I guess one thing we can learn from this is that those scientists planning on creating tiny self replicating robots that would do supposedly good things like repair damaged human cells to cure diseases need to be stopped! LOL!

  • Ash


    If you knew about Confessions you wouldn’t make the ignorant statement that Usher hasn’t recieved good publicity since 1998!

  • Hardline_Pro

    Pretty good for The Following and Revolution considering they were up against basketball.

  • Other Than THAT Mrs. Lincoln How Was The Play

    As for The Voice I would send an army of self replating tiny robots to turn them all into puddles of gooooooooooooooooooo. Few if any of these contestants will become well known. Its like Murkin Idol – how many those “winners” ever became major stars? Other than Clarkson and Underwood – pretty much nobody.

  • Jason

    Revolution’s bad writing is finally ending? Omg! It has been actually really good since episode 10.

  • Maria

    Yay! Castle did better than Revolution even though it was a repeat!

  • Other Than THAT Mrs. Lincoln How Was The Play

    Frank Ocean? Less famous than Billy Ocean and he hasnt been famous since the 80s.

  • Other Than THAT Mrs. Lincoln How Was The Play

    Castle only got more viewers only because it corners the market on the old geezer demographic at 10pm.

  • Nick

    Lol at people saying The Voice “held up surprisingly well.” It was up from last week – hell, it tied last year’s season finale number. And this was against the NCAA. It’s doing unbelievably well. Putting it in perspective, it’s already beating the numbers Idol was doing for its audition episodes, and it’s killing the numbers Idol is doing now.

  • Other Than THAT Mrs. Lincoln How Was The Play

    I wonder if Usher has ever been an usher at any weddings?

  • Other Than THAT Mrs. Lincoln How Was The Play

    Yep, Frank Ocean is known mainly for being gay – before than nobody every heard of him. In the enterainment world coming out of the closet gives you instant “brownie” points and gets your mug on the tee vee. Before that he as semi famous for writing drivel Just Beiber spews out.

  • TimsDale4ever

    NCAA killed ’em ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • omabin

    Also, DWTS is now rating lower than Shark Tank did last week on a freaking friday. At this point, I am not even sure if the move to Sundays I have been preaching the entire season will work. The franchise is dying and they need to do something about it, period.

  • Other Than THAT Mrs. Lincoln How Was The Play

    Ever seen the movie R.O.T.O.R. ? The movie where some guy makes a huge cup of coffee then grabs a bunch of raw carrots and goes out to feed his horse – the horse drinks the coffee while he munches on the carrots. That movie must be seen to be believed.

  • Joe

    Nothing was down from basketball. Unless it’s playoff football, sports don’t effect TV shows in their ratings. I’ve said this a million times. Stop saying it’s impressive that your shows weren’t down because the championship was on. Nothing was down last night. In fact, shows were up. Sports have different audiences. It’s actually easier that sports were on instead of CBS’s comedies. Those hurt shows more than sports.

  • The End

    @Other Than THAT Mrs. Lincoln How Was The Play

    I think a lot of people knew that Nevilles son would turn traitor too long before he actually he did, he has feelings for Charlie and ultimately at his age that can be a powerful motivator lol.

    It’s not a bad show though, stick with it.

  • MichaelChickless

    @Ateofi “NBC is doing everything to protect Revolution and even so the show is getting disappointing ratings”

    I think NBC is happy about a 2.3 for a scripted drama at 10:00.

  • Coffee Steve

    Loved watching my Cards win it all, and with Great Numbers too

  • Andrew Dias


    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.

    Shakira is far more successful than Christina and so is Usher. Confessions, 2004, sold over 20 million copies worldwide. Shakira’s Hips Don’t Lie is one of the most successful tracks of the past decade. Laundry Service sold over 15 million copies and was one of the best-selling crossover albums ever. And Shakira is still relevant in the music world with a sold-out tour. Christina, on the other hand, had to cancel her tour plans because there wasn’t enough demand for a tour.
    And what vocal ability do you speak off? The vocal ability to strain on 4th octave notes? The screaming, the loudness?
    I can keep going if you want me to.


    People watch The Voice because it has a more entertaining format that draws more casual viewers ,
    Where as IDOL is more of a long term investment & is looking or the next superstar.(and it should be)….. BTW Christina is kinda old news. Her most recent album FLOPPED even with performance slots & promo during The Voice. Usher is still a worldwide superstar, but he isn’t as big as he once was when he discovered JB, his most recent album kinda struggled a bit compared to past albums.

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