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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  • K

    H50 was low, partly because of the Aisha Taylor, following the guys episode. Usually episodes like that tank.

  • Mon

    Thank goodness CBS is airing TBBT repeat on May 13 at 8:30 with HIMYM / 2BG finales and on May 20 at 9:00 with ROE / MM finales.

  • Anon

    I have to concur about H50; the show-within-a-show gimmick was terrible. Not even Wo Fat could save it.

    I wager 500 quatloos on a Sunday slot next season for H50.

  • MichaelChickless

    Will they still count the Castle viewers in Boston even though they saw the “wrong” episode?

  • nerv

    FOX’s midseason Mondays are now good and secured with the Bones-The Following pairing. Now they’ll have to fix the fall Mondays and what show should they pair with Bones until The Following returns.

    CBS Monday comedies still post good but mediocre numbers. The self-starting HIMYM topped the line up over the supposed anchor 2BG. Don’t get me wrong here, I like both shows. Like what many said here, this line-up will become even more vulnerable when the older and staple shows end.

  • MichaelChickless

    *SPOILERS* Why does Annie Parisse always end up dead in a trunk? *SPOILERS*

  • Diane

    The Voice is down because the focus has moved to the contestants and away from the judges. They need to incorporate more judge interaction at this point in the show. My suggestion–in the Knockouts it’s 1 member of Team Adam against 1 member of Team Blake with mentoring and plotting included. Then all 4 judges vote on who stays and who goes with Carson as the tiebreaker.

  • Hardline_Pro

    Good season finale ratings for The Following. Revolution is stable, let’s just hope it doesn’t get below a 2.0, the show is starting to live up to it’s potential.

  • Billy

    Unless CBS finds a hit to anchor Mondays once HIMYM retires they are going to be in big trouble. In fact, CBS Mondays could face the same fate that NBC Comedy Thursdays has suffered. HIMYM is clearly the Monday anchor now. If they do not replace it after next season CBS Mondays will be going down the drain quick.

  • ateofi

    I agree with you wholeheartedly. I even wrote on previous page that all shows will probably fall below 2.0 in demo. That’s the worst monday in years.
    As for TAHM, this show was going down fast in the ratings last season as Ashton Kutcher is not Charlie Sheen but due to his huge salary and increasing production costs, the show was moved to Thursday after TBBG giant.
    As for Revolution, it took viewers away from both competing shows and later these people didn’t return or they switched to DVR.

  • Kavyn

    @Diane – The judges are the most annoying part of the show, considering their edits = montages of contestants (like Amy, Grace, Justin and Michelle). But I do like your idea of having the judges face off against each other. Knockouts are too predictable because the performances don’t even matter.


    The voice still did fairly well we have to realize slot of shows were in repeat but it still did quite well. Honestly I think the finale is between Judith and Sarah Simmons. That’s a great finale I like Judith but prefer Sarah she has such a powerful voice. Omg the following last night killed me with how good it was. I was on the edge of my freaking seat god why do I have to wait so long for season 2.

  • Michelle

    Is it me or everything just dropped from last week?

  • eridapo

    @ MichaelChickless

    No. The viewers will be taken out.

    Since the episode that did air was a season 2 rerun, the impact in ratings should be insignificant because most of the people probably had already seen the episode and decided not to watch.

    The ABC affiliate in Boston did make the episode available on the Web this morning..

  • mando

    Stop introducing crap dramas after The Voice!!
    Just Keep Parenthood or Grimm on after the show.
    I am amazed at how well Chicago Fire has done well without big lead in.

  • tv_viewer

    There is a reason why The Voice added the save in season 3. Mark Burnett knew that The Voice’s big advantage over American Idol was judges fighting for the contestants. Once the season goes past the blind auditions and the save, the ratings of The Voice will drop until possibly the season finale.

  • Ilovemymac

    Love h50 great cop drama. Problem is this last episode was stupid. The show within a show sucked.
    Revolution is good but honestly how long can it go? Another year maybe. Just seems like at some point they have to get lights back on or not.

  • tv_viewer

    I meant the steal instead of the save.

  • eridapo

    @ Ateofi..

    I don’t think Castle will be adjusted down at 10PM because it and DWTS had the same demo during the 9:30 to 10:30 PM hour (2.1), so the DWTS over run would not have inflated the Castle numbers.

    Revolution will be adjusted down because the 1 minute Voice overrun. I expect a 1 to 2 tenths adjustment in the finals for it.

  • Cj morton

    Castle for the win!!!

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