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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  • MichaelChickless

    What is happening with H50?

  • Ryne

    “CBS must be quite happy with their comedies all above 2.0.”

    This is CBS not NBC, I am sure CBS is not pleased at all since they are used to them being at least 3.0

  • eridapo


    Why am I telling you that.. You know it already. My bad.

  • ateofi

    Maybe they should start airing their drama’s on Monday like Fox.
    Something has to change for sure. This season schedule was killed by Partners and then by RoE. The best ratings occured when there was rerun of TBBT.

  • Ultima

    Revolution will adjust due to the Voice overrun…

    I don’t recall rolling my eyes at anyone who suggested that, only at the listing of half hour ratings as an indication. ;)

  • bluejays

    I expect Castle and Rev will adjust down a point due to preemptions and over runs – and HFO will stay same (sadly)- showing that ten on Mondays is now a bloodbath of crappy ratings. Kind of like Tuesdays used to be.

    CBS need to move Mike and Molly next year and do something to boost 2bg’s or they’ll let their only chance of a comedy ‘hit’ to follow 2.5 Men die.

    I can’t quite believe how old DWTS skews. ABC need to do something about their Monday nights next year. As do CBS.

  • Ryan T

    HIMYM is sitting pretty. It has its renewal for a final season AND it’s still the highest rated scripted show on Monday. But CBS surely is starting to get worried what will happen to its line up after the show ends next year.

  • eridapo


    An adjustment down would be the norm, but since the episode in Boston was a rerun of a season 2 episode its ratings would be too small to have any impact on the finals.. What the pre-emption did do is take away viewers that normally watch…

  • Michael


    There’s nothing ABC can do to make DWTS popular among younger people. It’s a show catered to older demographic. Older people just love this show.

  • Linda

    @Sarah Have to agree, tho I hated the ending of Bones, I still want the ratings to hold, it was a pretty decent ep until then. Can’t quite give it up….but I’m close.

  • DW

    high 3’s to a 2.0 isnt good. but coming in second in a time slot isnt bad for NBC either.

  • ateofi

    What is happening with H50?

    Maybe the documentary formula of the episode was not working for everyone? I liked it but some fans didn’t.

  • hi

    90210 NEED to get a 0.1 and 0.250~0.350 before finale!! I’ll be SO funny!

  • TM

    I think Castle did pretty well, despite the Boston preemption and the fact that this week’s episode had been available online ever since last monday…

  • mindilee

    I agree with others – I love H50 but last night was almost unwatchable… the talk show element would have been better served to have shown it in real time and not quite sure where they can go with WoFat now. Was a total waste of all the talent that show has….if not for being a loyal fan I would have turned it off!!

  • Baqinardo

    Idol is all drama. Soap opera probably.
    Cant take it. I left Idol since S9.

    The Voice needs a bit drama. And Shakira and Usher need new materials in their comments. But still rooting for them.
    I hope they’ll be better in the live shows. And for the contestants, we all know Judith Hill will win.

  • Wright

    Revolution had a great episode. I just don’t understand all the negative comments directed at the show. The Following is good, but so is Revolution. It doesn’t have to be a competition where you pick one over the other. You can like both shows.

  • halloween

    90210 should have swapped with Nikita midseason

  • Ultima

    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?

    If a show is preempted, then those viewers are removed from the final numbers; if the show is aired at a different time within the Same Day DVR window, those viewers are added to the final numbers.

    Typically, this results in a downward adjustment (although not necessarily enough to actually change the rating).

  • bluejays

    @Ateofi. If Rev and Castle do adjust down then those numbers for the ten pm slot are terrible. Mostly for CBS but then the whole night is terrible for them and what they are used to!

    I think CBS made a huge mistake in moving Men and debuting the useless partners opposite a juggernaut like The Voice. It means that Mike and Molly and probably HFO will have possibly shorter shelf lifes than they may have done and could have irreparably damaged 2BG’s chances going foreward. They haven’t just had a difficult Monday they’ve impacted negatively on three shows and the syndication dollars they could have earned from them.

    When your best nights ratings are those you show a repeat – it’s clear you’ve shafted your line up.

    Then on ABC DWTS did a swan dive into ratings terribleness – taking Castle down with it for most of the season – although it recovered somewhat in the last few weeks but not enough to cancel out some of the terrible earlier ratings.

    I think Revolution massively impacted on both shows and then failed slowly itself but clearly viewers didn’t return to Castle, and particularly HFO, in anything like the numbers they sampled Revolution in.

    Basically NBC killed ABC and CBS Mondays and still didn’t manage to launch a hit drama for their trouble.

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