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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  • bjssp


    Well, Betty White is 91, and next year, she’ll be 92. Might as well start at 92 and work backwards. If they one birthday special episode for each year she’s been alive, they’ll have more than enough episodes for syndication!

  • Deo


    I have seen shows with, for example, 1.8/2.1 being translated to 2.1 in the final numbers, so it´s not that strange… altough I believe Castle will be adjusted down:(

  • bjssp


    HAHA, no. NBC’s special was live, and the special for the disaster on Mel Gibson’s private island, where he shared a house with Jon Gosselin that had a sex jacuzzi, was taped.

  • ToXiX

    Two and a half men will be renewed for sure now

  • joel

    @bluejay72 “The Voice has just officially taken Idol’s throne. It is no doubt the BEST singing show on TV!”

    Your comment is nearly two years too late.

  • Call Me A Hiperflop

    90210 isn’t a repeat?
    What the hell?!

  • Justin121


    This is the first year Voice out right beats Idol (week-to-week basis and seasonal averages).

  • Vanessa S.

    H50 was a really good episode last night. Poignant and touching.

  • ateofi

    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.
    I wonder on which forums you were reading about yesterday’s episode of H50. I read it was one of the best episodes in all seasons but of course you know better even if you don’t watch the show. I just love such trolls like you. As for Castle I agree, it did good last night.

  • Ashton Butcher

    9:30pm – NBC – The Voice
    Viewers: 15.42 million (#1), A18-49: 5.8/14 (#1)

    The Voice has literally taken over Mondays they’re going to force the other networks to make some major changes next season. The Voice put up an old school ratings number in their final half-hour of the telecast. Too bad NBC didn’t air Revolution out of that rating. Revolution might get lucky here it was supposed to air its finale on Memorial Day Monday and now it might move back to a regular Monday on June 3rd.

    Dancing with the Stars can work on Mondays even with The Voice as competition but I still think changes need to be made where DWtS has a night to itself. Maybe Tuesdays from 9-11pm with a results show on either Wednesdays or Thursdays. To me their comedy block on Wednesdays doesn’t need two full hours like their Friday one needs since those are multi-cams and they work better in a block. They can split The Middle’s hour to Tuesdays and have the results show lead into Modern Family or DWtS following the Modern Family hour. The other option is Wednesdays from 9-11pm and fix the cursed Thursday hour at 8pm which would give Grey’s and Scandal the lead-in they deserve. It’s something to think about.

    CBS’ comedy block really crashed and burned and a lot of it has to do with these breaks this block has had against this really tough competition. I think CBS clearly needs to open up two full hours on Thursdays next season and make that their main comedy night. Maybe a block full of Chuck Lorre shows. Mondays are starting to become a lost cause. They really should kept Partners as a building piece.

    All things considered the only bright spot for FOX in the scripted area is this Monday lineup of Bones and The Following pretty much the same consistent numbers every week. They finally got it right on Mondays.

    Oh Sit debuted worse than I thought it would, it shouldn’t had comeback until the summertime. Right now I’m watching the last 5 episodes of 90210 not even looking at the ratings anymore, its ending anyways. I had never really watched Gossip Girl before but I watched the last few episodes and they were done really well so I’m hoping the same for 90210 after a disastrous couple of seasons they had.

    Dallas oh yeah amazing last night!

  • Marc

    I think problem with two broke girls is every show is like the next. Vagina joke. Predictable response every time someone says “come here” or “can you come help me” tossed in with height/gay jokes towards Hahn. Might as well just run season one over and over because who can tell the difference any more?

  • colt13

    Marc, that is why the show works with 2 1/2 Men. Both have a predictable formula. Not a bad thing sometimes.

  • Shane

    I live in Canada and i checked the american channels NBC and all those at 8 and they had stuff about the bombing for the whole time. I even checked the late channels and i still couldn’t find Rules was it really on last night?


    i dont know if this means much but cbs channel in cincinnati went with boston coverage because we have a marathon sunday

  • s0303

    i never liked the decision cbs made of putting their 2 highest rated comedies on thursdays, it really has weakened their monday line up…

  • Penny

    Why are the comments labels in numbers like


    It’s freaking annoying

  • Alex

    I’m not going to say too much until we see final figures later way too much chance for out of the norm adjustments as things stand. I will however say that CBS may need to rethink Monday next year. All credit to them for trying 2 Broke Girls as the star attraction but its not really working. And that’s not just based off of this weeks numbers but the season as a whole. Not that I’m entirely sure how they can rethink Monday’s next year.

  • Brandy

    Wow ,that’s bad for 2 BGs, I think second time it’s been under 3..They’re showing a BBT/2 BGs block on Thurs this week, so I wonder if those two will be together on Thurs next season with either ended or moved but in its final season.Those OHSit ratings are just as bad as almost everything else on cw.Id hoped the announcement of its final episodes might boost its ratings slightly.

  • Mike

    Love NBC numbers !
    And loving even more the CBS ones ! :)

  • Ashton Butcher

    @ bjssp

    “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.”

    That’s interesting if they can find a way to make it work I think they can cripple CBS even more, CBS really needs to move their comedy block to Thursdays. NBC can try to kill their block just like they’ve done with them on Thursdays but to me that block had already died the moment Friends, Frasier, and Will & Grace had ended and they’re already killing them with The Voice.

    I think NBC should do something bold and move their comedy block for sure but they need strong mass appealing comedies in order to do it.

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