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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  • BrieK

    I am not surprised about The Voice. This current season is the best they have ever had.

  • senor chang

    I’m not very knowledgeable on the inner workings of Netflix and such, but I imagine NBC could work out a similar agreement where the entire season would be up for streaming. Timeslot-wise, it’s contracted for 13-episode seasons only, so I imagine it probably won’t air in the Thursday slot again. Sundays at 10, maybe, since football takes the slot in the fall and then it can have winter all to itself.

    And for what it’s worth, I’d just about die of giddiness if Hannibal somehow managed to go up again this week. Favorite new drama in years. :D

  • Carmen

    The CBS (raunch) comedies were a poor fit for the news out of Boston.

    The shows on the other networks seemed somewhat comparable to recent performances of new episodes. Maybe down a smidge.

  • bjssp


    Long before TV came back, I said NBC’s biggest worry was that it wouldn’t come back strongly. If that were the case, it’d lose a legitimately huge launching pad and its attempts to rebuild would be much harder. Its difficulty in developing scripted programming is still noticeable, but it’s got much more breathing room now than it would otherwise have.

    It’s gotta hope, though, that the new MJF show works.

  • Baqinardo

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

    In this case, we can. There’s no way 2.0 for both half hrs translated into 2.1 for 1 hrs average.
    I think Marc Berman did a mistake. I think it’s 2.1 or 2.2 for 1st half hr.

  • JFC

    In Boston itself we saw no network programming at all last night. All the affiliates were running local news reports all night, even Fox.

  • Justin121

    Partners killed CBS’ Monday.

    Mom would be the final nail in the coffin.

  • forg

    @Senor Chang

    True, they have shows that went as low as 0.7 but then The Voice is going higher and higher beating expectations especially on such a weak ratings climate these days. It’s crazy


    Agree. I also though The Voice will come back lower but no and despite the extreme flops they had this year having The Voice this strong is a very good advantage for them

  • bjssp

    @senor chang:

    I meant over the summer. What else might air there? Seems much more worthwhile to rerun that show from the beginning than do anything else, regardless of what NBC might do with Netflix, no?

    Next season, it should be put on Sundays. Despite the difficulty with football, the Oscars, and the Olympics, it could start the series in early March and, if it didn’t mind running something on Easter, end in early June. It could pair the show with something similarly short, whether or not that show might expand beyond 13 episodes.

    Me, personally…I am not at all disappointed by Hannibal, but I’m eager to see later episodes, because it’s supposed to get really good (and gory) down the line. The first two were good, but they seemed to spend a lot of time setting things up. Regardless, I’m pleased something is working for NBC, which gets far too much crap and should be taking risks.

  • Baqinardo

    Cant wait for Xtina and Cee Lo to return this fall. Usher is good, but too intense and serious for the show for me. And Shakira, she’s fine. But her comments so repetitive and her arguments were very weak. Mostly latinas/latinos chose her.
    But i think NBC will have Blake/Usher/Shakira/Adam for the Spring and New Coach/Xtina/CeeLo/New Coach in the fall. Or some of them could move to The Voice Kids.

  • Ateofi

    Ouch for H50. It was such an emotional episode. Castle was down as well. I guess Boston coverage took the viewers away from both procedurals. The good thing is that H50 retained all viewers from Mike and Molly whole ratings were disastrous.

  • Max Vrany

    Averaging half-hours to get full program ratings won’t get you very far. That’s not how ratings work.

  • Kari

    CBS Mondays are a mess, their fault.. They should had canceled H50 in the first season, the moment the show failed to get the numbers csi Miami was getting. My guess is that they were hoping NBC to keep being zero competiton until they got enough H50 episodes for syndication. Those low 2 demo numbers for such a expensive show are a big joke. In the forums people say that yesterday episode was as always, idiotic. A dud. And numbers reflect that.
    Good job for NBC . They deserve the win. Love The Voice.
    dWTS numbers are so low now, but Castle seems to have a loyal audience no matter what, It must be that Nathan Fillion, woman love him,

  • Oliver

    Perhaps NBC will pre-empt their lineup for “Earthquake in Iran”.

    Although I guess “Ready for Love” is a disaster much closer to home…

  • Nick

    In massasussets all networks, but CW, were showing news about the Boston bombing. Maybe that’s why the ratings were down.

  • Pavelsauce

    I had no idea NBC had the Terror in Boston special. At the time, I was watching the premiere of Que Bonito Amor on Univision.

  • K

    @senor chang

    It could have something to do with the attack in Boston, where some viewers may not have been in the mood for the silly antics of How, 2 and Rules and Mike.

  • mindilee

    I also agree that H50 was a great episode. Didn’t think I’d like it as much without the other three but Alex took it and ran – makes you realize just what our servicemen and women really give up for the freedoms we have, however when the grenade went off my thoughts flew to Boston. I’m not sure anyone really wanted to watch drama when its in our own back yards. I wonder if these ratings meant much of anything last night.

  • Michael1

    Wasn’t this the plot of a 30 Rock Episode? NBC had a pre-packaged disaster special, so they could have the jump on the competition. Let’s all pray for “the people, that the thing that happened, happened to.”

  • Michael

    The best battle I’ve seen on The Voice: Karina Iglesias VS. Judith Hill!

    Shakira sums it up perfectly, “It was almost deliciously contradictory to witness so much female power and to hear them say, ‘This is a man’s world.’ “

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