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.

  • ateofi

    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.
    I agreed with you until I read the sentence about Revolution. For sure if ratings were equal to quality then The Good Wife should be the worst show and we all it’s actually the best written and acted tv series currently on any network.

  • Jiji Moran

    Unnecessary violence is the reason I stopped watching “Revolution”. When a show’s story can be told in 50 words or less, but it’s dragged on with 95% fillers of violence and mayhem, it’s time to watch something else. I appreciate that at least they didn’t fill the show with unnecessary erotic scenes.

    To me, the way to tell a good show is when you skip it and REALLY miss it. “Revolution” is not a show I miss.

    Now, if ABC would only cancel that show with the huge name, so that the program schedule here on this page would look more… even.

  • Other than THAT Mrs. Lincoln how was the play?

    Revolution will likely get a partial Season 2 then its done. Something like 13 episodes Fringe got for its 5th season. Revolution may still be double Fringe’s final season but Monday nights have much higher expecations than the Friday Night Grave Yard.

    A partial season 2 would give them a way to provide a planned finale.

  • Other than THAT Mrs. Lincoln how was the play?

    Jiji Moran , unnecessary violence certainly doesnt hurt the WALKING DEAD juggernaut – WALKING DEAD makes Revolution look like some kids show on Sprout. FALLING SKIES is also successful despite lots of violence. Of course these shows are on cable networks – which might be a clue to developers of such TV shows – dont bother putting them on network TV – they will fail quickly. Network TV has become largely a wasteland of vapid singing and unscripted so-called reality shows along with tasteless sitcoms – that is the current state of Network TV because thats what network TV viewers want.

    Im still watching Revolution but 90% of the characters are annoying, full of plot holes and much of the time their is filler where character just flap their lips (I agree with you on the filler point 100%).

  • grey

    “Castle!” :D Who’s you’re daddy now?! (Sorry, I just had to say it.)
    I was totally not expecting an adjustment up since “DWTS” ended on time and “Castle” started on time. “Castle” being adjusted up *and* beating “DWTS” in the demo is HUGE! Come on ABC, do you really have to wait until the Up Fronts to officially renew it? Come on!

  • Other than THAT Mrs. Lincoln how was the play?

    And on the violence and mayhem on Revolution – what else would one expect if people dependent on modern technology suddenly didnt have it any more? If there was a huge solar flare that knocked out power across the US, within a week or 2 Americans would be beating each other with baseball bats (and worse) trying to grab the last can of Chicken of the Sea from the ruins of the local grocery store. Things would get real ugly real fast, especially in the urban areas. How long could you live on the food in your house or apartment?

  • OldEagle

    The reasons Castle is up there:

    It’s logical entertainment – – – not “way out fantasy”

    The suspense elements are well-crafted

    All the characters are believable and human, and the principals have grown over the series. No fancy makeup or outlandish costumes.

    The story lines progress in a natural manner

    It’s well-written and well-acted

  • A

    Yikes! Isn’t JJ Abrahms a creator of Revolution? If so, his shows don’t hold a very high retention rate overall.

  • grey

    I stopped watching “The Following” after the first 2 and a half episodes – it just wasn’t my cup of tea. So I haven’t seen it in a while but seeing as the *real life FBI* is often criticize by the general public for incompetence and mismanagement and the like, the make-believe FBI on “The Following” must really be bad with so many of you wanting the writers to do a better job with them! Gosh! LOL.

  • John

    I agree with you. The EVent is a masterpiece compared to Hawaii 5 0.

  • grey

    I also think “Castle” being in syndication has helped it *but* that doesn’t always help a show. “The Mentalist” also went into syndication on TNT shortly before “Castle” did but I don’t believe it’s overall numbers have really improved because of it. Granted, it’s also had scheduling problems on CBS because of the NFL and March Madness but I still don’t think syndication has really helped or hurt it. Its numbers have just pretty much stayed the same. It will be interesting to see what happens when “H5O” goes into syndication.

  • Gary A

    Some comments/questions:

    The trouble with many shows like Revolution is that they aren’t really well thought out in advance and they seem to rely too much on “borrowing’ ideas/concepts from other successful movies or series. When I saw the ads last summer, the first thing I thought was “Hunger Games” rip off with the young female lead running around with a cross bow. And past series in this area like Lost and Fringe plotted seasons out in advance – they knew where they were going to be in episode 14 and not have to suddenly invent something to explain the plot.

    Despite their fervent fans, most genre or niche shows aren’t big hits on tv. Name 3 or 4 that have had long successful tv runs that were stuck in the genre category. Lost was a drama as much as a sci fi genre show. Star Trek ( in all its forms ) was a drama series in addition to being sci fi.

    Why should NBC waste it’s most valuable lead in on a series that may not stand on it’s own in another time period? Stop looking at how hot Revolution was back last fall – the numbers now tell a more accurate story on how it may be in the future. And remember – it’s in season 1 so syndication is a long way off.

    Why do people feel that all series need a finale or that the networks owe you one? Yes, it would suck to end a serialized show with no clear resolution, but , why do so many who post on here feel that they “are” owed a finale?


  • David Howell

    Honestly, I’d cancel Revolution. It and Go On will both be renewed for face-saving PR, but they’ll be weighing down the net even further in 2013-14. Surely there’s been lessons learned from the Smash Crash?

    NBC have got to put something procedural in that slot that can use that leadin reliably to get a more casual audience. They’ve got that something already, and it’s even been tested with the big Voice lead-in and come out well… So why don’t NBC move Chicago Fire?

    Well, I guess that’s how you fight it out with ABC for #3 even with SNF and Voice dominating the entire start of the week for half a season and the latter dominating two nights for the home stretch too.

  • MichaelChickless

    I have one last thing to add: THE FOLLOWING!!

  • rgxx


  • Other than THAT Mrs. Lincoln how was the play?

    Problem with The Event was it spent too much time trying to be a combination of “24” and “West Wing” and didnt get good until the final episode when an entire freaking planet showed up in orbit next to the Moon. Then it just ended.

  • Bern

    NBC killed Revolution with that long break.

  • stanakaddict

    The reason why Castle beat Revolution has a name: STANA KATIC.

  • Ateofi

    Why are you trying to be sarcastic? I actually liked The event at first. The beginning was very strong, but later there were too many plot holes. It also had some really good actors that could act and more likeable characters like Simon. As for H50 the writting is weak this season and I say this despite being big fan od this show.

  • Richard Steven Hack

    TerryJacksonNYC: “Revolution is, indeed, science fiction.”

    No, it’s fantasy with an ALLEGEDLY sci-fi premise – which itself is fantasy because there is ZERO scientific basis for the premise.

    “a suitcase nuke (along with other scientific devices) was introduced.”

    This is not sci-fi. Suitcase nukes exist. But the way it was handled was fantasy.

    “There is nothing “fantasy” about it, unless you believe that there can come a day when power across the entire planet could simply vanish.”

    Which is precisely why it is fantasy.

    “(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.)”

    We’ve discussed that before. That’s total BS. Fifteen years after a social collapse, there would be more than enough bullets to go around and modern weapons as well. Hell, DHS just ordered something like 400 million bullets just for THEM! Current private ownership of weapons – let alone the military – vary, but some figures are as high as 200 million firearms. Once a lot of people are dead, that means almost everyone remaining will have their choice of dozens of firearms and thousands of rounds apiece.

    What is fantasy is that enough MUSKETS and BALL rounds would be manufactured BY HAND after real bullets ran out to supply the militias.

    What is fantasy is that a trained Marine like Matheson would train his militia to fight like Civil War soldiers in massed units with muskets. That’s utter crap.

    “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.”

    This is drivel. Disruption of power, yes, elimination of power, impossible.

    Sorry, Revolution has a stupid premise, its explanations are even more dumb, the writing sucks, the dialog is poor, the acting is barely adequate (with some exception of Burke, Mitchell, and Esposito, and to some degree Lyons), and the directing is worse.

    It’s a lame rip-off of Hunger Games – and THAT movie didn’t impress me a whit.

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