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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  • Seth

    Spectacular ratings for Revolution. That a show so terrible can maintain a 2.0 reveals a lot about it’s popularity and staying power. Congratulations to the executives and NBC, and to the the producers and cast of Revolution. You have earned the kudos!

  • Max Vrany

    Voice still #1. Revolution’s drop is concerning.

    CBS is down, but not out. HIMYM is clearly the anchor now, and it’s ending next year. H50 looks to be moving to Sunday or Friday next year.

    Good night for FOX. I expect Bones and The Following to stay together next season.

    Time to move Castle or DWTS. They clearly can stand apart now.

  • buttondiet

    90210 is limping to the finish line!

  • Michael

    Gabe, while I’m a fan of Nikita, comparing it to a cheap/late starter reality show doesn’t say much….

  • Baqinardo

    Apparently i’m not the only one got bored by The Voice this season.
    Great talent, yes. But Shakira and Usher are boring me.
    They are too nice. No drama. I want Xtina and Cee Lo back.
    People love to hate Xtina and Cee Lo is just too funny.

    Nice ratings for Fox.

  • Samunto


    Abit underwhelming for The Voice from last week’s 4.9. Very good for The Following. Had hoped for a 3.0.

  • RyanCanada

    What an amazing Bones episode, deserved much better ratings then that. dont know what happened to CBS, they all used to be in the 3’s for demo ekkk, loved M&M and 2BG btw, and i taped Castle, Following, Bates Motel and Revolution

  • tahina

    Bones, the following and Castle!! <3<3<3

  • Billy

    I never thought I would see the CBS 9:00 sitcoms in third place behind both NBC and FOX. HIMYM is the only strong show in the block. The other shows are very weak.

  • Nikki

    good for the Following. great episode as well. looking forward to season 2.

  • John A

    Pity CW didnt switch Nikita and 90210. Nikita wouldnt do any better monday at 9pm. It would shut the Nikita fans blaming friday for its awful ratings.

  • ateofi

    Wow at The following – nice numbers for the finale. 10 pm shows really look bad. Castle did win the night but it was down by 0.3 from last week. Revolution is continuously going down and will probably be adjusted down. H50 has unfortunately season and series low. It’s shame because it was one of the better episodes of the season.

  • Wright

    Hopefully Revolution adjusts up in the finals. Good for The Following and Bones.

  • r0ckmypants

    @Gabe – An entire run of Oh Sit probably costs as much as one episode of Nikita. Apples and oranges.

  • BlueAndGreenHair (former BigFlop)

    Bones – horrible numbers!! it was a season fianle
    Castle – survives
    the following – good ratings for a very bad episode

  • Ash


    The fact that you need drama to watch the show says a lot about you. Give Idol a try if you want drama ;)

  • Mon

    Imagine if The Following wasn’t renewed with that kind of cliffhanger! Good episode though. Strong ratings.

    Hawaii Five-0 was the lowest rated broadcast drama last night. Ouch. Looks like the reality show gimmick didn’t help. Considering how low H50 is, CBS must be quite happy with their comedies all above 2.0.

    The Voice down about 1.0? Yikes. Still did fantastic. It will still beat American Idol.

  • todd35

    I like H50, but last night’s episode was terrible…

  • Michael

    These were the numbers last year for DWTS and The Voice:

    ABC Dancing with the Stars 15.01 2.5/7
    NBC The Voice 9.23 3.3/9

    Today for comparison:

    Dancing with the Stars (8-10PM) 2.0/6 13.25
    The Voice (8-10PM) 4.1/11 12.45

  • Sarah

    I’m actually glad that Bones only got “okay” numbers (even though they are better than last week’s). And I never thought I’d say that.

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