TV Ratings Monday: 'The Following' & 'Bones' Finales Rise, '2 Broke Girls' & 'Mike & Molly' Up, 'The Voice' Falls

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April 30th, 2013

The Following Final Chapter April 29

Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 3.4/9 2.3/6 2.1/6 2.0/6 1.4/4 0.3/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 2.5/8 1.7/5 1.4/4 1.3/4 1.3/4 0.3/1
Total Viewers (million) 10.236 7.439 7.318 12.377 3.536 0.656

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

On NBC, The Voice entered the knockout rounds with a 4.1 down 16 percent from last week's 4.9 adults 18-49 rating and tying its season low. Revolution tied its series low with a 2.0 adults 18-49 rating, even with last week’s performance.

On CBS, How I Met Your Mother garnered a 2.7 adults 18-49 rating even with its performance on April 1 and tying its season low. Rules of Engagement earned a 2.0 up 25 percent from last week's 1.6 adults 18-49 rating. 2 Broke Girls scored a 2.5 among adults 18-49 up 4 percent from a 2.4 on April 15. Mike & Molly notched a 2.3 adults 18-49 rating up 5 percent from a 2.2 on April 15. Hawaii Fve-0 earned a series low 1.7 adults 18-49 rating down 6 percent from a 1.8 on April 15.

On FOX, the season finale of Bones garnered a 2.1 up from last week's 2.0 adults 18-49 rating and up 11 percent from a 1.9 for last year’s season finale. The season finale of The Following earned a 2.6 up 8 percent from last week’s 2.4 adults 18-49 rating. Your predictions were accurate.

On ABC, Dancing With the Stars scored a 2.0 down 5 percent from last week's 2.1 adults 18-49 rating. It was the series lowest rated performance show ever.  Castle earned a 2.0 adults 18-49 rating, down 13 percent from last week's 2.3.

On the CW, Oh, Sit notched a 0.3 adults 18-49 rating, even with last week. 90210 earned a 0.2, down 33 percent from last week's 0.3 adults 18-49 rating.


Broadcast primetime ratings for Monday, April 29, 2013:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rtg/Shr Viewers (millions)
8:00 NBC The Voice (8-10PM) 4.1/11 12.45
CBS How I Met Your Mother 2.7/8 6.89
FOX Bones - Season Finale 2.1/6 7.11
ABC Dancing With the Stars (8-10PM) 2.0/6 13.25
CW Oh Sit! 0.3/1 0.80
8:30 CBS Rules of Engagement 2.0/6 6.00
9:00 FOX The Following - Season Finale 2.6/7 7.77
CBS 2 Broke Girls 2.5/6 7.69
CW 90210 0.2/1 0.52
9:30 CBS Mike & Molly 2.3/6 7.93
10:00 ABC Castle 2.0/5 10.63
NBC Revolution 2.0/5 5.81
CBS Hawaii Five-0 1.7/5 7.69

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," 2.5/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.1/5; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.2/6.
  • In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 Wednesday results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 0.7/3; "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 1.4/5 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" (1.3/5 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" (0.3/2).
  • At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/4 in metered-market households and a 0.3/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.



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  • Xerophytes

    Bones is also season finale.

  • Melissa

    Underwhelming result for The Voice.

  • Michael

    Still very good numbers for The Voice!

  • grey


  • Guardian Owl

    Castle on top again.

  • ccemerson

    Good cliff hanger last night on the Following

  • Ashley

    Yes! The Following went up! The Voice…ehh…not bad but not great.

  • iMember

    Very nice numbers for The Following!! I for one can’t wait for Season 2.

  • JAA

    Castle was preempted in Boston

  • glover

    90210 with half million viewers
    What a flop

  • John A

    Revolution will be adjusted down. So Castle will probably beat that and H50 lol. Good for The Following.

  • James

    Castle did very well without a lead-in.

  • Gabe

    LMAo at people making fun of Nikita for pulling a 0.3, same as a repeat of Oh Sit! A new episode of Oh Sit! on Monday still couldn’t do any better.

  • Kaaboom

    Great for The Following. it was a really good finale.

  • CrimTV

    CBS really need to move 2 Broke Girls to save it! Sad for Revolution but it’s been renewed so who cares :)

  • outlawz

    bates motel was awsome last nite ‘/

  • Mark

    Revolution will adjust down a bit.

    NBC – Revolution
    Viewers: 6.49 million (#3), A18-49: 2.2/ 6 (#1)

    NBC – Revolution
    Viewers: 5.12 million (#3), A18-49: 1.7/ 5 (#2t)

  • Funeral Dinner

    2 Broke Girls is up, but those are still bad numbers :/

  • eridapo

    DWTS 1.8 12.21/ 2.1 13.53/ 2.1 13.68/ 2.1 13.59
    Castle 2.1 10.86/ 2.0 10.39

    The Voice 3.6 11.47/ 4.2 12.69/ 4.5 13.06/ 4.3 12.58
    Rev 2.2 6.49/ 1.7 5.12

    Bones 2.0 6.87/ 2.2 7.34
    The Follow 2.6 7.71/ 2.6 7.83

    H50 1.7 7.82/ 1.7 7.56

    Oh Sit .3 .844/ .3 .751
    90210 .2 .551/ .2 .480

    Keep in mind that Castle was pre-empted in the Boston area once again. Instead of showing the new episode, they showed a season 2 re-run starting Tom Begeron

    Castle 2.1 10.86/ 2.0 10.39
    Rev 2.2 6.49/ 1.7 5.12
    H50 1.7 7.82/ 1.7 7.56

    Keep in mind that Castle was pre-empted in the Boston area once again. Instead of showing the new episode, they showed a season 2 re-run starting Tom Begeron

  • John A

    How has 90210 not been thrown to Friday? Ridiculous to keep it in that slot so long.

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