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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  • K

    What a joke, A decent show like Revolution deserves better ratings compared to Castle. Many probably don’t watch Revolution because you have to watch the episode from the beginning and not come in at the middle or else it won’t make sense, unlike Castle.

  • POIFanatic

    Revolution was great. Ratings could have been better, but its alright for now.

    @BigBrotherFan: Kim Raver is a guest star. I love her as well. She will have a big role in the future, but for now, she has a small role and is only in 3-4 episodes.

  • Justin121

    Very good for The Following. You don’t see serilized dramas up +3 tenths very often.

    Also good for The Voice. Every show would love dropping -3 tenths to a 4.8 rating.

  • samurai99


    Glad to see you’ve finally seen the light.


    I like Hannibal, but I’ll admit the last episode did have some bad plot holes. And I’ll be watching Elementary over it this week.

  • grey


    I couldn’t agree with you more about the “dream schedules” BS. I mean it’s okay to mention why you think switching a couple of shows around might help one or both in the ratings but you really don’t need to take up half a page to do that!

  • Tony417


    *below spoilers* for following

    You forgot the part where cops do not wear bulletproof vest when going door to door looking for killers

    Even thought it was stupid having the town go to one small building the FBI somehow only have 10-15 people to look for killers, wow the FBI got small, and only after finding out they might be there because who just lets a group of people get together without checking for weapons went so many people having just been killed.

    Kim has been in a couple more.

  • Jon

    There is absolutely zero chance that CBS would move Big Bang Theory back to monday night, absolutely none. It is the network’s biggest hit, and its doing it on a thursday which is a huge night for network tv, anyone suggesting a move is foolish and knows little to nothing about network scheduling

  • ateofi

    Great to see Castle rise in demo and viewers. Revolution numbers are surely disapponting for NBC – I remember the fanboys cheering how it was crushing H50 and Castle in autumn and now what? It is wasting amazing lead in. Nice to see The following go up – it was already being slandered for one or two weaker nights but it’s back to good ratings.

  • Nikki

    awesome for The Following.. and next week i bet it matches its serise high..

  • Jon

    So does Eleventh Hour.

  • JFC

    I would be interested to know how much of the audience for Revolution is actually retained from the Voice. I bet not much. I think that Revolution pulls in an almost completely different group of viewers who are attracted to this kind of show and most likely don’t watch singing competitions. And I would also think that a fairly small percentage of those that are fans of the Voice are also fans serialized science fiction. It is like people wondering why Sci Fi’s Friday night shows at 10:00 don’t benefit from wrestling audience. Totally different audiences.

  • Sam

    Ratings are so freaking low this year. Next year should be a disaster.

  • bjssp


    At least with Hannibal, it’s only going to be 13 episodes per season. It’s got rich source material, but it’s clear they are adding new elements, too.

    I also heard it’s only going to last a few seasons (3?), but I am not sure.

  • Jon

    @ Lisa….shows get cancelled all the time with high viewers and and low demo, CBS has cancelled a show each season for the last 4 years that was still pulling in 9-12 million viewers but had fallen out of the median target range in the demo.

  • ateofi

    Ratings are so freaking low this year. Next year should be a disaster

    You are right. The ratings get worse with each passing year. 10 years ago network would cancell show with demo below 3.0. Now we get shows like The Good wife renewed which is awesome show, but the numbers are disastrous.
    And 10 pm slot has been particularly hit by DVR.

  • Ike

    @AP Garcia, I agree with Carmen. I am not a fan of Revolution and I bailed on it early on, BUT, NBC has done the right thing keeping Revolution behind The Voice. Also, the second half of the season probably wasn’t ready by January, so the hiatus was probably necessary to finish making the episodes. TV shows don’t grow on trees — it takes a lot of hard work to make them. And most shows don’t, and in many cases CAN’T start producing episodes early enough to have all 22 ready for a finale by February or early March. Some sitcoms can do it because they’re only a half hour, so they’re producing half as much material (and it’s usually all on indoor sets, too).

    Would you prefer that NBC take the terrible ABC approach to serialized shows, and scatter the second half of the season across five months with lots of random pre-emptions or reruns? That is the ONLY other option. And that works fine for procedurals and OK for sitcoms but audiences won’t stand for it anymore with serialized shows.

  • Alex

    @a p garcia
    I feel Revolution is not holding an audience after The Voice is due to its 4 month haitus… The person at NBC who came up with a 4 month haitus should get a permanent haitus.

    Not that I expect facts to get in the way of a good old fan conspiracy theory but here goes.

    Lets actually look at Revolution’s numbers across its run so far. The demo for each episode of the first half the season:


    As you can see with three exceptions the show has been down week-on-week every week. One of those exceptions was the midseason finale where you’d probably expect to see some uplift and another exception was episode 9 which was steady week-on-week. From debut to midseason finale Revolution lost in the region of 30% of its demo. In reality though that figure is perhaps a little inflated. If we take the 2.6 that the previous two episodes scored before the finale it actually lost closer to 36% of its demo. Those aren’t small gains and the pattern for Revolution across this first batch of episodes wasn’t great given that it was mostly down week-on-week. At best it appeared to have settled at a 2.6 as its floor (which is by no means a bad number).

    Now lets look at the second batch of episodes so far.

    2.2 [provisional]

    Revolution returns at the level it appeared to be settling at prior to the hiatus. This in and of itself suggests that the hiatus wasn’t a massive issue. That it dropped the following week wasn’t great but it now appears to have settled at a 2.2 so we can perhaps say that the 2.6 was a slight inflation equivalent to the 2.9 inflation it got at the end of November and that 2.2 is now the new floor (assuming we don’t see a downward adjustment in the finals).

    In truth the numbers suggest that the effect of the hiatus has been negligible. The trend for Revolution before the hiatus wasn’t especially pretty and its continued to not be especially pretty when returning from hiatus. Although the trend is relatively meaningless given that the raw figure remains perfectly fine if not better when you factor in the 10PM slot (where broadcast on the whole hasn’t exactly been on fire lately) and the network it airs on. People will bemoan the retention out of The Voice but the retention argument is fairly ridiculous. Just look at the way the 2.2 Castle got is being spun in comparison to the 2.2 that Revolution got.

  • Just Now

    Revolution is the only show this year on NBC at 10 pm that has maintained over 2.2 that has aired after the Voice consistently. I don’t care if it beats Castle or not. The following is on at a different time you can’t really compare the ratings. Castle skews an older audience. The networks cares about the 18-49 demo. I enjoy Revolution, and I hope it gets renewed. The second half of the season has been so good. It seems to me Revolution gets a lot of flack for not keeping it’s lead in, but nothing that has aired after the Voice has kept a lead in 0ver a 2.2. I don’t think you can count Brian Williams special last week about the Boston Bombings. Last Mondays every 10pm show was down.
    NBC did the right thing by pulling Revolution last week and knew it would cost them viewers the following week. Last night was about a bombing a city.
    The only SyFy show that was huge hit was LOST and most Viewers did not find out until Season 5 it was a Syfy. I included just thought it was a mystery.
    My point is the Voice is a monster, it seems NBC does not have a compatible show with the Voice. The closet thing was SMASH and that did not work out well. NBC would be stupid to move Revolution next season from Monday night if it is able to compete with Castle and H50.

  • Jonny C…. formerly Jon

    Great for the Following even though until the last 15 minutes it felt like filler for the finale. Finale should be around a 3 next week.

  • bjssp


    Agreed. Not to toot my own horn too much, but as I keep saying, the correct answer is to build up Thursdays and use that to rebuild Mondays. I fully expect TAAHM to be back next season. There’s a chance CBS will leave it where it is, but I suspect it will move up to give other shows a greater chance. Or it’s possible CBS will put the multi cams it seems likely to order on Thursdays, in which case it makes my entire set of predictions irrelevant.

    If Mom is a hit, it could easily move to Mondays instead of taking over TAAHM’s hypothetical Thursday 9:00 PM slot when it’s over. Or we could see a situation where CBS can’t get M&M to move go on, because Melissa McCarthy wants to make movies, so it moves that show to Thursdays for a final season. Both single cams get renewed, but one moves to 8:00, and CBS Mondays are all single cam and Thursdays are multi cam.

    But still, it’s much better to have another full night of comedy, because there are more chances to launch hit shows that way. TBBT is an anchor on Thursday and its presence lets CBS own the night. It’s not moving.

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