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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  • Dude

    just great to see how steady castle is. last time under a 2.0 seems like a century ago.

  • eridapo

    DWTS 2.2 12.99 / 2.2 13.28 / 2.3 13.88 / 2.2 13.47
    Castle 2.0 10.91 / 2.0 9.91

    Voice 4.5 13.02 / 5.1 14.24 / 5.3 14.47 / 5.8 15.42
    NBC News 3.9 10.69 2.4 7.02

    Bones 1.9 6.48 / 1.9 6.51
    The Following 2.1 6.48 / 2.1 6.34

    Oh Sit .5 1.17 / .4 1.01
    90210 .2 .593/ .2 .523

    H50 1.8 7.81 / 1.8 7.49

    Per Marc Berman

  • Seth

    I am confused about these comments. Why is the Voice immune to the attack in Boston but other shows are surely to be affected?

  • senor chang

    Let’s be fair, NBC can’t program 22 weeks of news specials on tragedies a season. And I don’t think there are very many people who would still argue Revolution’s a hit, more in the range of a solid player that’ll probably benefit from moving to a slot with lower expectations.

  • Douglas from Brazil

    @Oliver, @MichaelChickless,

    Your comments are so disrespectful due a tragedy.

  • Jarrod

    @Oliver: Majority of The CW’s shows are dead, so in retrospect, I think they do care.

  • Samunto

    Amazing ratings for The Voice! Way ahead of last spring despite the super bowl launch pad.
    CBS may seriously consider going with a 2hr comedy block Thursdays because Monday has fallen massively!
    The Voice averaged 5.8/14 at 9:30pm!!

  • anon

    Yeah Shana, 90210 is dying a slow death. It’s definitely canceled after the end of this season, so those who still watch will enjoy the last 4 eps while we can. (Especially their ode to SATC next week. lol…which may be better than TCD. ;D)

  • zth

    @Hmm who said:

    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.

    No, that’s obviously not how it works. Are you in elementary school or something? You have to weight the hours: TV nad DWTT were two hours, while the last number is one hour:
    So (2*14.29 + 8.856)/3 for NBC; (2*13.41+10.4)/3 for ABC

  • Hubert R. Wentland

    awful for CBS, but I always admire HIMYM how it has never ‘beaten’ its series low of 2.5 set in season 1, not many shows manage to stay above after all these years, airing in such a variety of situations.

  • Edward

    Of course, señor chang. Revolution may not be a breakout hit but it is holding on to The Voice lead in better than many shows before and after it.

  • Billy


    “To be fair the CBS sitcoms came off from a hiatus, didn’t MF got to 3.2 after hiatus?”

    TBBT came back after a two week hiatus completely off the CBS schedule due to NCAA Basketball and put up a 5.2 when it returned. This is not an excuse. These CBS sitcom numbers are terrible. 2BG needs to be moved out of that 9:00 anchor next season.

  • zth

    Wow, The Voice almost got a 6.0 in the 9:30-10:00 interval. It is just distroying American Idol this season. (American Idol usually gets like a 3.3-3.4 in its last half hour).

  • Max Vrany

    @hmm, averages don’t work like that. You can’t calculate them yourself. 2 hour shows and hour shows have to be time-weighted when averaging

  • Potato


    “Are you in elementary school or something?”

    Lol seriously? You’re insulting someone for not knowing how to average TV ratings? that’s like expecting some random person on the street to… uh… average TV ratings– it’s not a normal skill!

  • Michael

    Please Mark Burnett,

    Let Queen Shakira stay in her throne!

  • PurpleDrazi

    “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.”

    I don’t think your comparison is valid. It was a bombing of a major US city. It could have been video of a 16 year old kid showing pictures of the event he shot with his iphone…it still would have received higher ratings than Revolution (or anything else at 10)

    However, I do agree with you that Revolution is not the “Hit” people claim it is.

  • Mike9

    So when cas when expect a renewal for Terror in Boston? Looks like a keeper.

  • Hmm

    @ Zth

    Thank you for your answer, even if you weren’t very nice about it.

  • zth

    By the way, SERIES LOWS for CBS all across the board:
    series lows for Two Broke Girls, Mike and Molly, Hawaii, and almost series lows for HIMYM and ROE.

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