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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  • wol

    Yay for Hawaii Five-Flop

  • Rachor Samien

    H50 is moving to friday; no doubt. Rules of Engagement is terrible also. It should cancel.

  • Ultima

    Revolution will adjust down a bit.
    [half hour ratings]


  • samurai99

    Hawaii 5-0 is definitely getting shipped to friday with those numbers.

  • Max Vrany

    Oh Sit! beat the (vastly) more expensive 90210. There’s economics for you!

  • JAA

    @ateofi, did you miss the part Castle was preempted in Boston

  • ateofi

    Hawaii 5-0 is definitely getting shipped to friday with those numbers.
    Eirther that or CBS will have to strengthen monday line up to have better numbers for 10 pm for any show that will air at this slot.

  • Illinois

    Poor CBS ! Monday has to change next season.

  • samurai99


    Maybe they should start airing their drama’s on Monday like Fox.

  • senor chang

    Honestly, at this point is it safe to say that Chicago Fire is NBC’s real success story from this season? The 1.7 Revolution got in the 10:30 half hour is the same number CF’s been pulling all season in far more modest circumstances. Both shows should do well enough in season two, though–low 2s/high 1s seem like where Revolution will stabilize. At that level, it’s still very much a player for NBC.

    It’s amazing just how much the CBS Monday block has crumbled without TaaHM.

    Solid for the FOX dramas, and an acceptable night for ABC.

  • TheFrenchGuy

    I hope The Voice falls tonight !

  • ateofi

    @ateofi, did you miss the part Castle was preempted in Boston
    I read about this after I wrote my post. So Castle will probably be adjusted down just like Revolution. That means all shows may fall below 2.0 in the finals.

  • MichaelChickless

    Go Bones! Go The Following!

    The Foolowing hit my predicted rating, but Revolution fell a couple tenths short of my prognostication.

  • eridapo

    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.

    Castle was not shown in the Boston area… The ABC affiliate decided to preempt the episode and ran a season 2 episode starting Boston native Tom Bergeron

  • Kd

    Well decent ratings for castle which was preempted from boston…loved the episode regardless..<3 <3

  • Rebecca

    Haven’t watched Rules yet but HIMYM was one of the better episodes of the season last night. Castle is also highly entertaining – I still have 18 minutes left of it on hulu but it’s fun seeing all those old scenes in flashbacks….I’ve seen every episode but I forgot about a lot of those moments. I’ll watch RVN later.

  • sally

    I watch The Following and HAWAII 50,last H50 had some dingbat alica someone in it who was terrible.i do like the show because I love Hawaii

  • Rida

    Good for the Following.
    I have a question, the fact that Castle was pre empted in Boston, what effect will it have on the final numbers? Likely adjustmnt up or down?

  • Mon

    I enjoyed the love Law & Order: SVU got from last night’s 2 Broke Girls. I hope the ratings go up next week with FOX in repeats.

    I agree the picture above is spoilery for those who haven’t watched the finale yet.

  • eridapo


    Revolution will adjust due to the Voice overrun…

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