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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Time Shifted Viewing – Program ratings for national sources are produced in three streams of data – Live, Live+Same Day (Live+SD) and Live+7 Day. Time shifted figures account for incremental viewing that takes place with DVRs. Live+Same Day (Live+SD) include viewing during the same broadcast day as the original telecast, with a cut-off of 3:00AM local time when meters transmit daily viewing to Nielsen for processing. Live+7 Day ratings include incremental viewing that takes place during the 7 days following a telecast.

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  • mando

    NO. I mean Grimm will win 10;00 tuesday*!!

  • Winston

    90210 actually been decent since hiatus…whats the saying “too little too late”

  • Mark

    Regardless it will. lol
    In no I didn’t base my judgement on half hours alone.

  • mindilee


    I agree but if that happens it’s too bad because next week’s episode looks really good – will hit close to home for Danny! And the last episode looks to be really intense for Kono!

  • John

    Nobody with half a brain can call that pic a spoiler really.

  • Max Vrany

    @Tom, It’s subliminal advertising to watch the show live. #nbcwatchitlive

  • PurpleDrazi

    Rough night for CBS.

  • Mon

    One of the reasons why H50 had lower ratings because last week’s episode was bad! Boring to bits and pieces. I hoped for a better comeback episode but the show within a show concept sucks!

    This is a different NEW Mon. :roll: I don’t post such lame reasoning.

  • Mark

    Haven’t watched the following yet but sad to hear it’s a cliffhanger as I doubt i’ll watch it again after this season. I can only take the police being so inept at their jobs for so long before I can’t watch anymore lol.

    Sad to see the ratings for himym as it was a fantastic episode.

  • Mark

    Also yeah pretty stupid picture to put up there if it’s from last night lol.

  • Ultima

    The Following returns in the fall or mid-season ?

    Midseason. They can’t air 15 straight episodes during the fall.

  • Dan

    Well now that Agent Parker is dead, I am holding out hope that Annie Parisse will return as Kara Stanton in POI

    The Following was predictable; H50 was meh, Aisha Tyler really dragged the show down.

  • BigBrotherFan

    The FOLLOWING finale was really good brings back memories of a kid watching 24 except maybe a ULTRA dark 24. I really hope *SPOILER* they don’t mess it up and bring Joe back from the dead. Leave him dead. They really should of killed of Emma she’s that character people have been dying to see die from the start. *end spoiler*

    CBS is a mess. It’s time for H50 to be shipped off somewhere else. I don’t know what else CBS could possibly of done to make this show a huge hit? Alex O should be so lucky he has this kind of support from the network they are pretty dead set on making him a star but something isn’t clicking. I mean, MOONLIGHT, THE JLO MOVIE (FLOP) now this..? chalk it up CBS! It’s just not clicking. surprised that MIKE AND MOLLY doesn’t do so hot! Granted, I don’t watch it but Hollywood has SUCCEEDED IN MALKING MCCARTHY a huge star where they have failed with Alex O.

    Please ABC get rid of DANCING WITH THE Z LISTERS!!!

    90210 is a joke! can’t even keep OH SIT viewers!? lol

    Revolution will be adjusted down and does not deserve a post voice slot next season. Give it to a show with potential (AND NO A 1.0 FOR HANNIBAL IS NOT “POTENTIAL” so don’t even bother with that crap FANBOYS!) CHICAGO FIRE has proven it deserves a slot!

  • Max Vrany

    @Ultima, they could squeeze it in the fall if they premiere it early and/or double up on some episodes.

    But, it’s been confirmed to be a midseason show, so any further discussion is pointless.

  • AA

    wow following is a pure hit!!

  • Rob R

    Hawaii Five-O headed to Friday perhaps??

  • Gustav

    If Revolution is adjusted down (like ever), my predictions will be correct.

  • Taylor

    BigBrotherFan, I agree with you about the idea of Chicago Fire being more deserving of the Monday night The Voice lead in than Revolution is. I like Revolution, but Chicago Fire is definitely a much better show. Plus, if I’m not mistaken Chicago Fire has already aired behind The Voice several times earlier this season, and I think it did fairly well.

  • grey

    @ sally

    “alias tyler”

    Haaaaaaaaaa! *alias*? Haaaa! Awww, you made my day. :D
    It’s Aisha (pronounced i-e-sha). And even though I didn’t see the episode you’re probably right about her performance. ;-)

  • JP


    I am a huge fan of The Following, but if Joe Carroll is really dead then I am completely done with this show and i believe the show will die because of it. I cannot stand Emma and could care less if she takes over for Joe. i also do not care about the woman that stabbed Ryan and Claire @ the end either. These characters just do not interest me. Joe and Ryan make this show what it is and they are BOTH essential in continuing this journey TOGETHER. HUGE mistake to kill Joe off like they did. Purefoy and Bacon are the best actors on the show. Really enjoyed the finale until that happened. Hopefully Joe will be back next season; if so – I am all in, but if not, they have lost a loyal viewer and fan for good. Please let me know if wny of you have heard if Purefoy plans to be back next season.

    Thank you.

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