TV Ratings Monday: 'The Voice' Dips, 'The Following', 'Castle' & '90210' Rise + 'Revolution' Flat

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April 23rd, 2013


Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 3.9/11 2.1/6 2.1/6 1.5/5 1.3/4 0.3/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 2.9/9 0.9/3 1.7/5 1.5/4 0.9/3 0.3/1
Total Viewers (million) 11.325 12.959 6.919 3.617 4.978 0.709



NBC was number one with adults 18-49, but ABC won with total viewers.

On NBC, The Voice earned a 4.8, down three tenths after last week's season high 5.2 adults 18-49 rating. Revolution was even with the 2.2 its last original earned two weeks ago. Your predictions were about right.

On CBS, Rules of Engagement earned a series low 1.5, down six tenths from last week's 2.1 adults 18-49 rating.

On ABC, Dancing With the Stars scored a 2.1, down a tenth from last week's 2.2 adults 18-49 rating. Castle earned  a 2.2 adults 18-49 rating , up two tenths from last week's 2.0.

On FOX, Bones was even with last week's 1.9 adults 18-49. The Following earned a 2.4, up three tenths from last week's series low 2.1 adults 18-49 rating.

On the CW, Oh, Sit notched a 0.3, down a tenth after last week's 0.4 adults 18-49 rating. 90210 earned a 0.3, up a tenth from last week's 0.2 adults 18-49 rating.



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) 4.8 13 13.90
ABC Dancing With the Stars (8-10PM) 2.1 6 13.58
FOX Bones 1.9 6 6.87
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 1.5 4 4.96
9:00PM FOX The Following 2.4 6 6.97
CBS 2 Broke Girls -R 1.4 4 5.02
CW 90210 0.3 1 0.59
9:30PM CBS Mike & Molly -R 1.3 3 5.24
10:00PM NBC Revolution 2.2 6 6.24
ABC Castle 2.2 6 11.71
CBS Hawaii five-0 -R 1.2 3 5.24

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," 2.8/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.0/5; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.4/6.
  • In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 Wednesday results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 0.9/4; "Late Show," 0.5/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/3.
  • From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET Wednesday night, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.5/5 in metered-market households and a 0.4/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.
  • From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.4/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.0/4).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/2).
  • At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.2/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


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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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  • Fumbuck

    DWTS has the same amount of viewers as The Voice and it’s been on the air for 11 years, that’s amazing!

  • CBSviewer

    @ Petar Ivanov

    Rules got a 1.5 because it was the only new episode of the night on CBS and it aired against The Voice. Partners had a 1.8 with HIMYM lead-in. I hope Rules will be Renewed for a eighth and final season of 13-15 episodes.

  • Petar Ivanov

    @Actually, four of the six main cast members have already booked pilot roles. Rules of Engagement is history.

    CBS has Moms next season and one more new multi cam for back up so they don’t need so lower rated sitcom. Mike and molly can play rules role now.

  • The Old Woman

    It sucks that crappy The Following is doing so well in the ratings while Hannibal ratings are so low. American audiences have really bad taste.

    Anyway I do like The Following as a good comedy show. It’s so hilariously bad that it can be part of Fox’s comedy line up.

  • CrimTV


    Who cares about total viewers!

  • Patrick Ausgewahlt

    All 4 Monday comedies were in the top 25 of the demo last week. Even with series or season lows. Not falling apart. At all.

  • Sarah

    Bones :(

  • Taylor

    I don’t mean to sound like I hate Revolution and that I want it to fail, because I don’t. Revolution is a pretty mediocre show, but I do kind of like it. That being said, Revolution’s ratings are rather pathetic when you consider the fact that it has The Voice for its lead-in. The Voice is the best lead-in that NBC could give one of their shows, and yet Revolution frequently loses about half of The Voice’s audience. The NBC executives can’t be too happy about that. It seems pretty obvious to me that The Voice isn’t a compatible lead-in for Revolution. I fear that Revolution’s ratings will completely collapse if it ever loses The Voice as its lead-in.

  • Ashley

    @ peter, I hope they don’t move TBBT to Mondays. It’s doing great on Thursdays. CBS needs to revamp their Monday nights with new shows period. The Voice is killing it. I likeThe Voice and TBBT not competing for the same audience.

  • CrimTV


    NBC has more things to worry about that Revolutions retention, such as their Tuesday from 9-11pm (now with Grimm hopefully they’ve improved), Wednesday at 8pm and the whole of Thursday night to sort, plus Sundays after football is over. The Voice / Revolution is the least of their worries!

  • RyanCanada

    i wish revolution would do better! i love the show, and the way its looking, if its renewed it will end up exactly like Smash

  • bjssp

    The nice thing about The Voice dipping, if it doesn’t in fact adjust up, is that it doubles the next highest show in the demo. For any network, but especially for NBC, that’s huge.

    Thinking about next season, I feel confident in saying (a) Revolution should move to a new night with a comparable new show and (b) NBC should seriously consider putting comedies on Monday. On (a), it might lose some of its audience, but if it does, it’s probably a sign that it was never going to be a big hit and that NBC could be wisely using the spot for another show. (I think it’d pair well with The Sixth Gun somewhere on the schedule.) On (b), CBS is vulnerable and Fox and ABC likely won’t put comedies there, so the night is pretty open. The network’s biggest struggle is getting anything to stick, and while it’s worth taking a hit from cutting back on The Voice to launch a new scripted show.

  • Petar Ivanov

    @Rules got a 1.5 because it was the only new episode of the night on CBS and it aired against The Voice. Partners had a 1.8 with HIMYM lead-in. I hope Rules will be Renewed for a eighth and final season of 13-15 episodes.

    Where will be air on cbs….on saturday? CBS reruns are better than these numbers. I guess you forgot that cbs don’t own sitcoms like they own dramas and they have high standart for them because making money only from ratings. Even sitcom like Rob was cancel with better numbers than rules.
    And cbs always cancel lower rated sitcom for new one. Rob is dead Moms will take Monday 8:30 place next season.

  • Rich

    Despite the drop,The Voice still rules 8pm in demo,which will be adjusted up in the final numbers,and viewers.

    Go,show! Last night’s show was kickass.

  • David

    Hey old woman. Who pissed in your ensure? While I agree the following is a bit of stretch at times, it’s no more realistically far fetched than Hannibal, which doesn’t have the ratings of the following.

  • Petar Ivanov

    @It sucks that crappy The Following is doing so well in the ratings while Hannibal ratings are so low. American audiences have really bad taste.

    Anyway I do like The Following as a good comedy show. It’s so hilariously bad that it can be part of Fox’s comedy line up.

    and you are from Emmy academy i guess…….people can like and watch whatever they want. The following is second new show for the season after revolution so is hit and people like it. And your opinion is irrelevant.

  • bjssp


    There’s no way CBS will move TBBT. Thursday is more important than Mondays, and while it’s down on the night, CBS is far from out. Given how the network seems to want to expand to 4 comedies on Thursdays, how it will probably order a pair of single cam shows, and how it needs to work on Mondays (even if it’s not in panic mode), I think we’ll see either 2BG or M&M moved to Thursday, with TAAHM moving to 9:00, and Mom moving in between them. Whatever Monday show doesn’t move to Thursdays will go to 8:30, and the hour of single cams will go at 9:00. Even if this doesn’t happen exactly like that, consider that it can always use TBBT, which is hot hot hot, to launch a new show and then ship that show off to Mondays.


    How does the revolution do so bad with a voice lead out and the following doing so well. The following is building to its big finale as I am obsessed with the show. The voice is still doing very well. The coaches chemistry is fantastic.

  • Billy


    You are wasting your time hoping for a ROE renewal. There is almost zero chance of a ROE renewal. Four of the cast members are in other pilots. Doesn’t that tell you something ? These actors know where the show stands. CBS needs to overhaul Monday night next season. They cannot simply plug in Mom at 8:30 and leave things the same. They need to make some changes. Mondays are falling apart for CBS, and will continue to fall apart if CBS does not make some changes next season.

  • xwiseguyx

    Regarding ROE, with the other shows in reruns, many assumed ROE was a repeat as well.

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