TV Ratings Monday: 'The Voice' Hits a High, 'Dancing With the Stars' Up; 'How I Met Your Mother', '2 Broke Girls', 'Castle' & 'Hawaii Five-0' Down

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April 16th, 2013

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Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 4.5/12 2.2/6 2.1/6 2.0/5 1.5/4 0.3/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 3.4/10 1.3/4 1.5/5 1.5/4 1.2/4 0.3/1
Total Viewers (million) 12.478 12.406 7.179 6.059 3.499 0.822


Note: There were numerous local market preemptions Monday night due to coverage of the Boston bombings. Ratings may be subject to more than typical adjustment in the finals.

NBC was number one with adults 18-49 and with total viewers.

On NBC, The Voice earned a season high 5.1 adults 18-49 rating, up 2 percent from last week's 5.0 adults 18-49 rating. It was the show's best 18-49 numbers since March 12, 2012. The news special Terror In Boston scored a 3.1 adults 18-49 rating, up 41 percent from Revolution’s 2.2 in the time period last week.

On CBS, How I Met Your Mother scored a season low 2.6 adults 18-49 rating down 4 percent from a 2.7 on March 25. Rules of Engagement earned a season low 2.0 among adults 18-49 down 9 percent from a 2.2 on March 25. 2 Broke Girls garnered a series low 2.3 adults 18-49 rating down 23 percent from a 3.0 on March 25. Mike & Molly notched a series low 2.2 among adults 18-49 down 15 percent from a 2.6 on March 25. Hawaii Five-O tied its series low with a 1.8 adults 18-49 rating down 14 percent from a 2.1 on March 25.

On ABC, Dancing With the Stars scored a 2.2 adults 18-49 rating up 5 percent from last week's 2.1. Castle earned a 2.1 down 5 percent from a 2.2 adults 18-49 rating on April 1.

On FOX, Bones garnered a 1.9 adults 18-49 rating down 5 percent from a 2.0 on April 1. The Following earned a series low 2.1 down 5 percent from last week’s 2.2 adults 18-49 rating.

On the CW, the season premiere of Oh, Sit notched a 0.4 adults 18-49 rating down 20 percent from a 0.5 for the series premiere on Wednesday, August 15, 2012. 90210 earned a 0.2 adults 18-49 rating matching its last original on March 11.


Broadcast primetime ratings for Monday, April 15, 2013:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rtg/Shr Viewers (millions)
8:00 NBC The Voice (8-10PM) 5.1/14 14.29
CBS How I Met Your Mother 2.6/8 6.58
ABC Dancing With the Stars (8-10PM) 2.2/6 13.41
FOX Bones 1.9/5 6.41
CW Oh Sit! - Season Premiere 0.4/1 1.09
8:30 CBS Rules of Engagement 2.0/5 6.07
9:00 CBS 2 Broke Girls 2.3/6 7.48
FOX The Following 2.1/5 6.41
CW 90210 0.2/1 0.56
9:30 CBS Mike & Molly 2.2/5 7.65
10:00 NBC Terror In Boston 3.1/8 8.856
ABC Castle 2.1/5 10.41
CBS Hawaii Five-0 1.8/5 7.65

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," 2.7/7 with an encore telecast; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.2/6 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.9/8.
  • In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 Wednesday results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 1.0/5 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.7/3 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.9/5.
  • From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET Wednesday night, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.8/6 in metered-market households and a 0.6/4 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.
  • From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.3/5 in metered-market households with an encore) beat CBS's first-run "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.1/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/4 in 18-49 with an encore) topped "Late Late Show" (0.4/3).
  • At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.9/4 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.4/4 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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  • bluejay72

    The Voice has just officially taken Idol’s throne. It is no doubt the BEST singing show on TV!

    :) :) :)

  • Shana

    OMG 90210 is so dead…

  • Sarah

    Bones :( Hopefully it gets adjusted up.

  • Edward

    Good for NBC! The Voice knocked down 2 Broke Girls and The Following.

  • senor chang

    I’m parroting myself at this point, but I really, really think NBC should consider putting special episodes of Hannibal at Tuesdays 10PM once it enters May sweeps. Wasting that 5+ lead-in (more like 4+ lead-in on Tuesday, but still…) on freaking Ready For Love is a boneheaded decisions.

    I mean, consider:
    -Double-pumping episodes on Tuesday and Thursday means that Hannibal can finish its 13-episode run in late May instead of going into June.
    -The Voice goes to two hours soon anyway, so pulling the one-hour editions of RFL really isn’t too hard.
    -The boost from Tuesday is likely to carry over into Thursday and gives the show additional exposure. The show already rose a tenth from its premiere, and it’s already getting some incredible buzz: giving it NBC’s best lead-in only legitimizes the hype.

  • Dan

    The Voice happened to CBS, that plus all the Boston news probably made CBS’s entire lineup drop. This is unlikely to be a long term effect however.

  • Billy


    I do not get that logic. Why would news coverage affect sitcoms more than reality. Make no sense, whatsoever.

  • Oliver


    Perhaps NBC should really consider trying to launch a comedy block on Mondays. CBS looks like it might be quite vulnerable, and nobody else is trying comedies there.

    They should, especially since they would have SNF to promote their lineup. It would be a really aggressive move, but with potentially big rewards.

  • Seth


    Please explain. To me it is not understandable. Both programs are lighthearted entertainment.

  • cimmer

    Cynical me, I guess this is why NBC decided to preempt Revolution for a news show, look at those ratings.

  • Shepherd

    Anyone have the half hour numbers? Did The Following actually lose to DWTS?

  • PurpleDrazi

    The Voice was a big surprise. Everything else as expected when the majority of folks were probably watching cable news.

  • Jarrod

    I know 90210 is already a goner, but I wish The CW were smart enough to move it back to it’s 8PM time slot. It might actually get a 0.4 POSSIBLY a 0.5. Yes, that’s a BINGO excuse, but any time slot of the day is better than 9PM on The CW unless your Supernatural.

  • Jane Elliot

    Wow at 90210. Though, to be honest, I didn’t realize it still had new episodes left. Maybe I’m not the only one?

  • Michael

    Damn, Shakira is just stunning! Goodness gracious, her beauty last night was radiating!

  • Oliver

    The CW doesn’t care about the ratings of a dead show. Might as well prop up Oh Sit! instead.

  • ReallyTired

    And people were so critical of NBC for pre-empting ‘Revolution’.

    Yes, it might make a scheduling headache for them, but they really made the right move.

  • forg

    To be fair the CBS sitcoms came off from a hiatus, didn’t MF got to 3.2 after hiatus? Although it’s undeniable The Voice’s took a lot of its viewers as well but safe to say CBS Mondays has weakened. The last time they went this low was when 2.5 Men’s production shutdown.Too soon for 2BG to get that 9 PM slot

  • SJ

    Wow, CBS! What happened?! No, the bombings are not an excuse. DWTS, Castle and Bones did about as well as they usually do. It looks like The Voice has taken a bite out of CBS’s comedy block – and by extension, Hawaii 5-0.

    Series lows for 2 Broke Girls, Mike and Molly and The Following… I think H50 had a 1.7 last fall?

    I’d also like to point out that an unannounced, unscheduled, thrown-together-at-the-last-moment news special did a LOT better than the supposed “hit” that is Revolution. I think that pretty much says it all.

  • Hmm

    Can someone explain to me how NBC had more viwers?? 14.29 + 8.856 = 23.146 for NBC; 13.41+10.4 = 23.82 for ABC. Is that not how it works? I feel stupid.

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