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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  • TheFrenchGuy

    I think the only way to make CBS Monday stronger is to move The Big Bang Theory at 9 and 2 Broke Girls to Thursday at 8.

  • Petar Ivanov

    @Rules has been getting decent ratings for the past six seasons. I wonder what happened this season.

    Aging like all other shows. Shows drop every year. Nothing new.

    @CBS is running out of steam on their comedy block. What I mean is that it is hard to keep developing hits to plug in the holes.

    Again – aging. I think they has one really good option next season with Moms. If this bomp then and TBBT can’t save Mondays. Even reruns now are way lower than dramas reruns on cbs. NCIS and POI rerun 1.8+ CM and NCIS la 1.6+ until TBBT reruns are 3.0+ and TAHM 2.0+. On monday only 2BG rerun good 1.5+

  • a p garcia

    I like Revolution even though sometimes the storyline is a bit of a streatch. I feel Revolution is not holding an audience after The Voice is due to its 4 month haitus. I really felt the show was gone from the airwaves because I missed several shows when it did return. The person at NBC who came up with a 4 month haitus should get a permanent haitus.

  • Ram510

    Didn’t originally have Rules of Engagement listed as a repeat, did they do a last minute switch?

    I saw last week that this week (friday to be exact) was a repeat. Then while I was on this site I randomly notice TVBTN had it listed as new. Could explain the random dip in ratings this week

  • Tim

    Rules is a hit. It finally outdated 2 Broke Girls. Congratulations to CBS and the cast. It will surely get another season.

  • grey

    If the numbers hold (which I think they will since “DWTS” ended on time for a change) “Castle” not only retained a big chunk of the “DWTS” audience but also got a better demo and tied the share.

  • Billy


    The reason CBS switched ROE from repeat to New last night was because they pulled the original ROE from May 13 for a TBBT repeat. I am sure they want to help out the HIMYM and 2BG finales on May 13. That tells you what they think of ROE when they pulled it.

  • Petar Ivanov

    @I think the only way to make CBS Monday stronger is to move The Big Bang Theory at 9 and 2 Broke Girls to Thursday at 8.

    I think TBBT at 8 and 2BG at 9 is better shot. With HIMYM and Moms.

    But how TAHM(also aging) will survive without TBBT lead-out is big question here. This season TAHM drop too and without 6.5-7.0 TBBT lead-out can go below 3.0.

  • cas

    Good for the following. I like how people whine about it being far fetched but is there a show on TV that isn’t?? Maybe everyone should stop analyzing every thing they do right and wrong and just watch the show or don’t watch the show. For that matter, that goes for every show.

  • Michael

    AP Garcia,

    Or it could just be people aren’t into it.

  • Lisa

    I get the demo is the thing, but if anyone thinks a network is ever cancelling a show that pulls in between 9.5 and 11.8 million viewers every week, no matter the demo, they are high.

    Good for Castle btw, messed up schedule, eps out of order, but the viewers didn’t seem to mind. I will be very curious to see next week, as the ep (Still) is already available on torrent due to the fact it aired in Germany and France last night. It was also up on iTunes, but I believe has been removed.

  • Carmen

    @ AP Garcia
    “The person at NBC who came up with a 4 month haitus should get a permanent haitus.”

    Perhaps, but I think it more likely he/she should get a raise.

    I know that the Revolution fans think that the 4 month hiatus hurt Revolution, but it didn’t hurt it 1/2 as much as trying to air it without the huge Voice Lead In.

    Remember the fans of Go On and The New Normal thought their shows could stand alone and see what happened to them.

    Go ask fans of those shows if they would have preferred they be held out until they could again follow the Voice.

  • BxActor

    Oh after ep 3 of The Following I was done with that show …. ughhh . I laugh at the constant Bombardment of Revolution commercials claiming how good it is or must see tv …. Nooooo

  • Rebecca

    Sounds reasonable.

    Yep, it was last minute but I don’t know how last minute (when). So now it’s just on 4/29, 5/6 (out of order) and 5/20. The episode shown last night was #11, and now it’ll air #12, #10 and #13. I wonder why they didn’t just show #10 last night and keep it in sequence. Might not matter much anyway.

  • warandpeace

    @ Old Woman,

    Viewers like The Following and the rating backs it up. There is always the remote if you and a few hate it.

    Hannibal is unrealistic and implausible plot wise. It’s all just bunch of visual effects and no substance to speak of. A show for the gullible and easily manipulated.

  • Holly


    I get the demo is the thing, but if anyone thinks a network is ever cancelling a show that pulls in between 9.5 and 11.8 million viewers every week, no matter the demo, they are high.

    Are you talking about Castle? Are there actually people who think it is in danger? It isn’t. Only one other 10 pm show on ABC can stay over a 2.0 in the demo. There’s no need to appeal to the meaningless total viewers.

  • Bryan

    Show like Revolution, Hannibal and The Following are better as movies. I’m mean seriously, how far can you stretch the material.

  • JJF

    Looks like Castle is a contender in the demo now. People write Castle off but it’s proven itself quite reliable for ABC, I think. It’s older-skewing but it’s overall numbers combined with passable demos make it a worthy hit for ABC.

  • chrisss

    @ Lisa

    Harry’s Law says hello…

  • TheFrenchGuy

    @ Petar Ivanov

    Two and a Half Men will probably end next season (if it doesn’t end this season) so The Big Bang Theory can move to Monday at 9 and 2 Broke Girls to Thursday at 8.

    8:00 – How I Met Your Mother
    8:30 – Mike & Molly
    9:00 – The Big Bang Theory
    9:30 – Mom
    10:00 – Beverly Hills Cop

    8:00 – 2 Broke Girls
    8:30 – Two and a Half Men
    9:00 – Person of Interest
    10:00 – Elementary

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