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.


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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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  • SJ

    Yeah, no way Castle had a 2.0 for both half-hours and somehow averaged a 2.1 for the hour. And yes, before someone inevitably interjects, I know half-hours don’t necessarily determine the rating of the entire hour, but this right here is a mathematical impossibility. Berman made a mistake for sure.

    @senor chang

    OK, we can agree to disagree. ;)

  • Joseph A

    I would not consider Monday to be a ratings trend due to what happened in Boston.

  • Oliver

    I have so many “Terror in Boston” gags that I’m too meek to use.

    Man, this reminds me of the show it spun off from: “Terror in New York”.


    Doesn’t anyone think the voice is picking up new viewers this season? It has to be picking up the viewers who abandoned idol this season. The voice is doing so stellar because of the talent and the new coaches. It’s more contestant based this season then previous seasons. Does Xtina get her job back next season? Talk about a bad year for her her album tanked bad, tour was shelved and show is doing higher numbers without her on it. I hope she never comes back.

  • Mickey 1.0


    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.

    I was reading an article just the other day about how younger people don’t watch the news anymore, in general only older people do. CBS skews older, so it would stand to reason that more of its viewers were tuned into CNN last night than younger viewers of the other channels, and thus the CBS shows went down and the shows on the other networks didn’t.

  • Twinn

    The CBS comedies work 52 weeks a year. They make money. They have value after they first air. A hit from The Voice a few times a year doesn’t really hurt anything. They will clearly augment the line-up in the years to come.

  • Twinn

    Thank you, Oliver, for sparing us your gags beyond your first lameass attempt.

  • Oliver

    Man, “Terror” is such an unflattering way to refer to Brian Williams

  • eridapo

    Yeah, no way Castle had a 2.0 for both half-hours and somehow averaged a 2.1 for the hour. And yes, before someone inevitably interjects, I know half-hours don’t necessarily determine the rating of the entire hour, but this right here is a mathematical impossibility. Berman made a mistake for sure.

    @senor chang

    OK, we can agree to disagree. ;)

    Marc just updated his results, and he made a mistake. The Castle numbers were 2.1/5 10.91 at 10PM and 2.0/5 9.91 at 1030PM

  • Oliver


    There’s an vacant late spot and I intend to get it!

  • eridapo

    @ Mickey 1.0

    Though I generally agree with the theory that older people watch the news, the problem last night was that DWTS was unaffected by what happen in Boston. It should have been if that theory holds.

  • bjssp

    @Ashton Butcher:

    CBS and NBC are in two very different positions. CBS at least has several spots on its schedule to launch shows. NBC really doesn’t have any–at least none that are scripted.

    The reason I keep saying the new MJF show (which is the biggest asset NBC has next fall, by far, which is why I keep focusing on it) should go on Tuesdays is that it could own the night to the point where NBC might not need TV on that night after next season. The same could said on Mondays. NBC could then move, say, what comes after the MJF show to earlier on Tuesdays, or to Thursdays, and one of the shows on Mondays could be used in the same way. And then it’s in a MUCH better position, regardless of what happens on Thursdays.

    It wouldn’t surprise me at all if NBC decides to put its MJF show on Thursdays, but I think it’s better to use the show on another night, where it could make the entire schedule much stronger.

    CBS on Mondays isn’t doing too badly, but Mother will be gone after next season and 2BG seems to be barely liked, let alone loved, if what I’ve heard and seen is any indication. M&M could also be gone sooner rather than later, if Melissa McCarthy wants to focus on a movie career. It’s not in bad shape yet, but it could be soon. But if one anchor is good (in this case, TBBT), two is better. In other words, put Mom by Chuck Lorre on Thursdays, let it blow up, and then, if Mondays need help, ship what comes in between it and TBBT and the drama on Thursdays to Mondays.

  • Ashton Butcher

    @ Twinn

    “The CBS comedies work 52 weeks a year. They make money. They have value after they first air. A hit from The Voice a few times a year doesn’t really hurt anything. They will clearly augment the line-up in the years to come.”

    CBS comedies do better than any other sitcom in syndication these days. They actually have a purpose to being in syndication unlike comedies like Community which probably wouldn’t last too long in syndication.

  • LeighLee

    “Castle seems to have a loyal audience no matter what, It must be that Nathan Fillion, woman love him”

    Pfft! No, I watch for the awesome Stana Katic. I don’t see what all the fuss is about with Nathan.

    I don’t know that I can blame Castle’s ratings being down this week solely on Boston news coverage, but I’m sure it (as well as the 2 hour finale of Dallas on TNT, based on what I saw on Twitter) was a factor. It probably had more to do with it being a bigfoot episode. I myself wasn’t all that excited about it, but watched anyway.

  • Roco

    It’s sad ppl are making this tragedy all about ratings, who cares if a show hit a series low, ppl where injured. Im waiting for Rob60990 to say something dumb as usual..

  • Bob

    I get a kick out of you folks complaining about CBS shows “low” ratings. NBC would give their right arm for ratings that CBS gets. The only show that they have is the Voice which in lower than what American Idol was getting at 4 seasons. I think they should revamp NBC completely and start from scratch. Having The Voice be the ONLY show that gets over 2.0 is horrible.

  • Antonio

    The Voice is killing The Following. :(

  • bluejoni

    There’s a special place in heII for those making pathetic jokes about the tragedy in Boston !!!

  • TV Gord

    For the record (and for the sake of accuracy), it was not an NBC Special called “Terror in Boston”. It was a special edition of Rock Center with Brian Williams called, “Terror in Boston”). I make the distinction because you KNOW NBC will fold these numbers into Rock Center’s otherwise low numbers.

    @Shane, I’m in Canada, too, and I saw all of the prime time lineups last night. Are you sure you weren’t watching Boston affiliates (which did preempt network programming).

  • karin

    ouch The Following, but deserved,silly at best..worst than a lot of Fox canceled past years..
    CBS needs to stop renewing bad shows every year..

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