Monday Final Ratings: 'The Voice', 'Rules of Engagement', 'Bones' & 'Castle' Adjusted Up; 'Revolution' Adjusted Down

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April 23rd, 2013


The Voice , Bones, Rules of Engagement,  and Castle were each adjusted up a tenth  while  Revolution was  adjusted down two tenths among adults 18-49 versus Monday's preliminary ratings.

Want to know why adjustments occur to the preliminary ratings? Read this.

Final Monday broadcast primetime ratings for Monday, April 22, 2013

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM NBC The Voice (8-10PM) 4.9 13 14.15
ABC Dancing With the Stars (8-10PM) 2.1 6 13.77
FOX Bones 2.0 6 7.06
CBS How I Met Your Mother -R 1.3 4 4.16
CW Oh Sit! 0.3 1 0.86
8:30 PM CBS Rules of Engagement 1.6 5 5.11
9:00PM FOX The Following 2.4 6 7.04
CBS 2 Broke Girls -R 1.5 4 5.12
CW 90210 0.3 1 0.49
9:30PM CBS Mike & Molly -R 1.3 3 5.29
10:00PM ABC Castle 2.3 6 11.76
NBC Revolution 2.0 6 5.88
CBS Hawaii five-0 -R 1.2 3 5.21

Nielsen TV Ratings Data: ©2013 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

  • Jon

    @joke…..Sunday nights are losing viewers across the board, I think it could be because network tv has this thing that you need to have serials on sunday night. I said from the beginning moving Revenge from Weds was a huge mistake. People are more likely to dedicate a weds night each week to watch a show like that. They are less likely to want to comit a sunday to it. Of course the other big monkey wrench for network tv is the juggernaut that is the walking Dead. Of course now people will say its season is over, the ratings of these sunday network shows should go up, but the thing is, if people pulled away for 16 weeks to watch TWD, they have no idea what’s going on in the other shows, hence less likely to watch them.

  • The End

    @Revolution could, and given its recent ratings trajectory, most likely will, drop below 2.0 next week. NBC can always order additional episodes if it happens to do well in season 2, but giving it more than 13 episodes at this point would be foolish.

    You’re entirely right. This is also one of the most expensive shows on the air on TV even.

  • networkman

    Revolution is really starting to perform poorly. Those viewers who watch The Voice are really starting to tune out once Revolution comes on. There is no way it can return to this timeslot in the Fall. I would pair it with Chicago Fire.

    I love that The Following has improved as it heads to its season finale.


    The thing about Revolution, that’s not the type of show that will increase in ratings come next fall or winter. It has no buzz factor. Personally I’m glad I stayed away from that show, still recovering from the mess of what was The Event. Tried so hard to get into that show, but after about the 3rd episode, everything that could go wrong in the show ( plot, acting skills, ect…) did go wrong. It was a mess.

  • Charmed

    90210 series low in total viewers.

  • Joseph A

    I really want to like the Revolution, but as noted above it has some of the same crap writing issues that faced The Event,
    It is a shame that lazy writers get to destroy would could have otherwise been decent projects

  • Lisa

    A ton of people have seen next weeks Castle already, including me. ;) Will be interesting to see how it does.

  • sarah nz

    Revolution at 2.0 – my guess for the poll worked..

  • MC

    Revolution is not a science-fiction show. Revolution is a fantasy show and poorly done fantasy at that.

  • methix0r

    All you fans of US Voice , need to watch The voice Australia its so much better , it makes the voice us look like a joke , bette r talent , better judges ( who dont bicker and squabble like 12 year olds and they are actually funny.

  • methix0r

    Lol at revolution , IT just beat hawai five 0 repeat in total viewers its dead in the water

  • POIFanatic

    If ratings were everything, then it’d seem that Two and A Half Men was the second best comedy on air. Thankfully, ratings don’t signify the quality of a network show. Revolution has some of the best writing to come along in quite a while. As long as we get a second season, I’m good. B****es be bi*chin’ for all I care.

  • JJF

    And people were writing Castle off as “probably will get a shortened final season next year” earlier this year. (And it’s numbers were never THAT low.) I supposed that Berman guy will have to stop saying that Revolution is the one to beat in the demo? Castle has never been a mega hit but it’s always done pretty well for ABC. And I think years from now, it’ll probably still be the drama making them the most money, years after it’s off the air. The tie-in books are a good way to make some side money for ABC and the fact that it’s the network’s only successful crime procedural of the past decade (and that it reruns pretty well by ABC standards) should make it a long-term syndication deal. In short, this is just more affirmation that Castle’s one of ABC’s best assets. Unless there’s a ratings dive or one of the 2 leads bolts, I think it could and should have quite a few seasons left in it.

  • Hiatus

    I watched revolution up to the break then could not get back into it. I never understand networks that do this to new shows. It’s the kiss of death.

  • TerryJacksonNYC


    Revolution is, indeed, science fiction. The basis for everything is a science gone wrong. And then, in this most recent episode, a suitcase nuke (along with other scientific devices) was introduced.

    There is nothing “fantasy” about it, unless you believe that there can come a day when power across the entire planet could simply vanish. (Maybe the swashbuckling and sword fights are confusing, but that’s just what happens after 15 years of war: a post-industrial society can’t make more bullets.) While the mode of the loss of power doesn’t make sense, the possibility of this happening is well documented. The best possibility would be solar storms on a scale we’ve never seen but know are possible from our studies of middle-aged, single yellow star systems. Five or six X scale coronal mass ejections could destroy our ability to create and distribute power for decades.

    If the show goes long enough, expect this sort of stuff to be used as a reason to explain, for instance, why those flash drives suddenly don’t work any longer.

  • todd35

    Too bad for Revelution… I like it personally. For those of you who don’t becuase it isn’t plaus\ible, since when did you start watching TV shows becuase they were? I mean most of what is called “reality” tv isn’t even plausible. Besides that Revelution is a Sci-Fi. They aren’t trying to convince you that this could really happen, they are trying to entertain the audience. Star-Trac was successful, and nothing about it was plausible plus William Shatner is a horrible actor. Stargate was another one that had some success. I suppose that most people on here are loyal to one network or another, and don’t judge a show on how good it actually is, but rather compare it to another, on the same time slot as what is on their favorite network.

  • ateofi

    Joseph A
    I really want to like the Revolution, but as noted above it has some of the same crap writing issues that faced The Event,
    It is a shame that lazy writers get to destroy would could have otherwise been decent projects
    Honestly, The event was real masterpiece compared to Revolution.

  • Emily Hansen

    I am a huge fan of Castle and have never missed a Monday night episode. I, like a lot of people saw next weeks Castle episode already and I have a feeling that the ratings will not fall but rise. The fact that some people already saw it like me will not affect the ratings because I have heard from many people that they will watch it again when it airs simply because it was an amazing episode and I of course will also watch it again. I am proud of the ratings for Castle this week and am so happy that it is finally beating the crap show that is Revolution. I thought the plot behind Revolution was interesting and so I watched the first 2 episodes on-line but they made the whole set-up so unbelievable from what would actually happen if there was no power that I just couldn’t bear to watch another episode. Castle however has not yet lost my interest and never will because of the amazing chemistry between the leads Nathan Fillion(Castle) and Stana Katic(Beckett.

  • Emily Hansen

    I also agree that The Event was a real masterpiece compared to Revolution

  • Cass

    And people were writing Castle off as “probably will get a shortened final season next year” earlier this year. (And it’s numbers were never THAT low.)

    People were saying what? How silly. Castle has been the underdog since its premiere, being on the bubble for something like 2-3 years and snarked at as being a derivative Bones. I stopped watching earlier this season but even though I’m no longer a fan, I would never consider it anything but one of ABC’s successes.

    Yes, they did their best to foster and protect the show and it’s paid off for them. I remember a couple years ago, most of the criticism was from H5O fans and now it’s Revolution stans? There’s no need, honestly, Revolution is going to get a second season. Period. I’ve never understood fanbases harping on timeslot competitors. It’s relative ratings on its own network that matter for renewal.

    And so long as both shows are going to be renewed, why quarrel?

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