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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  • TL

    More with the “Hannibal on Tuesdays” stuff? I seriously doubt it could air at 9 PM, NBC will not push back The Voice and would be idiotic to move Grimm from Fridays. Maybe it could get a Monday night trial, but even that seems like a long shot.

  • Ram510

    What is CBS doing. They have really put their comedies on a weird schedule. Last week off, this week on, next week off. It’s hard to keep up, that’s probably why the whole line up is down

  • zth


    Sorry, I should have been nicer. My apologies, it seemed to be pretty intuitive tho.

  • Dan

    H-50 had one of it’s best episodes last night. Too bad there weren’t more eyes on it.

  • Cara

    People were watching the headline news in Boston, and not concerned with their favorite shows! This is what happened! Please stop the negative comments for the networks and their shows.

  • Baqinardo

    Half hrs per Marc Berman had Castle 2.0/2.0
    How come the average be 2.1? I’m so confused.

  • Michael

    I think it’s safe to say that people lost interest in 90210? Lol.

  • Percysowner

    @SJ 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.

    What it says is that when a tragedy happens people want information and they will watch specials that can give them that. Yes, it did better than Revolution probably would have, but that is because of the tragedy. It doesn’t say much about Revolution one way or the other.


    Damn damn the voice is doing stellar. Last nights battle rounds were fantastic. Judith hill is fabulous. Also shakira how gorgeous and awesome is this woman. IMO NBC would be fools not to keep this current judging lineup for the fall. Please no Xtina I couldnt stand that rude biatch. The voice is reversing the trend from former seasons. I am wonder are some dissatisfied idol viewers flocking to the voice. It’s surprising this edition is doing better than the fall which it wasn’t supposed to do.

  • grey

    I told ya news coverage of Boston would get better ratings than “Revolution.” Call me synical but I think that was part of the reason NBC did it.

  • Cara

    @Dan, I completely agree with you. H50’s episode 320 was one of the best, amazing and emotional episodes of this season!

  • senor chang

    Correct me if I’m wrong, but isn’t the Voice expanding to two-hour episodes on Tuesday soon?

    I should also clarify that Hannibal, should it go on Tuesdays, wouldn’t have to be at 9. Ready For Love goes from two hours to one in two or three weeks (so around when sweeps start). Moving it and putting Hannibal in at Tuesdays 10 wouldn’t be too big of a move.

  • bjssp

    @senor chang:

    I’m confused by your suggestion. Do you think the network should repeat Hannibal on Tuesdays or run two new episodes per week?

    I was partial to the idea of the network repeating it on Tuesdays (or Fridays, or even Saturdays), but then, as someone said, what would happen to the Thursday original? Is Ready for Love always going to be two hours? If not, perhaps NBC could move that show to Wednesdays at 8:00 and repeat Hannibal episodes at 9:00 and 10:00 to go from the beginning to give the show more exposure a few weeks before the finale.


    It would be aggressive, but the network needs to be aggressive. It seems safe to assume The Voice will be strong in the fall, even if it’s not as strong as it is now. That means it has a launching pad on two nights of the week where, in a lot of ways, things are fairly wide open. If it can establish scripted hits on both of these nights, it then has the building blocks to rebuild other nights.

    In the past, I had suggested putting one sitcom on Mondays, at 9:30, and maybe that is the answer. Or maybe the answer is to put two there, along with two on Tuesdays, one of which would be the new MJF show, and then Parks and something else (Go On, Community, a new niche show) on Thursdays. It could focus the majority of its efforts on Monday and Tuesdays. Then, at midseason, it could expand.

  • American

    Because it isn’t an average of the half-hour averages.

  • senor chang

    What it says is that when a tragedy happens people want information and they will watch specials that can give them that. Yes, it did better than Revolution probably would have, but that is because of the tragedy. It doesn’t say much about Revolution one way or the other.

    Couldn’t have said it better myself.

  • TheFrenchGuy

    HIMYM is the oldest Show on Monday and it is the #1 for CBS :)

  • ytr

    CBS – ouch. 90210 is at cult levels…

  • Fake Me Out

    Terror In Boston may get adjusted down. I get the Boston NBC feed and they had their own coverage the few times I poped in and not the NBC network feed … I have no idea if there were any other local stations that also went with their own coverage vs the network feed. I don’t know if NBC had commercials or not but I never did see any on the Boston local coverage. I assume the local coverage ratings will have to be removed from the network as a whole ratings.

  • Mon

    CBS schedule is bad. The new episode last night should have been aired two weeks ago to have 3 episodes in a row than a week off week on schedule or pushed them on May sweeps to have 4 episodes in a row. Those series lows are disappointing but I doubt CBS is panicking. If those numbers become worse on May then CBS should panick.

  • TVDude

    I think NBC would be crazy to mess with The Voice. While Monday is ripe for another comedy block, I do think another network would be better off attempting it. Moving The Voice to Tuesdays/Wednesdays would probably do more harm than good since it would compete against a couple similar shows on Wednesdays in the fall/spring.

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