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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  • Brenda

    LOL Hawaii 50 . Big big Loser.

  • BigBrotherFan


    Dude! Why would NBC put a heavily hyped show that couldn’t even break a 1.8 in it’s premier episode wasted tons of money on promotion and is down to a 1 after the voice? I don’t see ANY LOGIC IN THAT! AWAKE was doing better at this rate! Chicago Fire has a proven track record and it is still a new show that could use more exposure. A great up and coming cast! Stick a FORK in that FLOP HANNIBAL and get over it! write to FX or something…? maybe they will pick it up on cable where it should of been in THE FIRST PLACE!

  • gerry

    @ big brother fan

    that’s just my point. it should have started there as opposed to thursday at 10 and actually given it a chance. there’d be no point in moving it there now…..

    chicago fire already has a proven track record and performs solidly where it is. why fix what isn’t broken?

  • Statix

    This episode of Castle perfectly showed how awesome the first two seasons were and how boring it has become.

    It also shows that Nathan Fillion got fat. :D

  • Rebecca

    I enjoyed the episode, but yeah, all those flashbacks showed the weight Fillion has gained (success!) and all of Kate’s old hair styles, lol.

  • Jelly86

    ABC – Dancing With The Stars is fallling fast on ABC and I wouldn’t be surprise that by next year it comes is third place or maybe tied with FOX for third place. Castle should be kept at 10:00 pm.

    NBC – The Voice is doing very well and should be kept at 8:00 but Revolution is falling and will become next year’s Smash. A new drama should be put in the 10:00 pm slot.

    CBS – Will do a lot better next season now that all of the hype with The Following is over. The Following will decline next season along with Bones.
    CBS has to find a good 8:30 sitcom and 10:00 drama. CBS also has to tweak 2 Broke Girls and change the one-joke show into a real sitcom. CBS should keep Mother at 8:00 pm followed by new Chuck Garcia multi-camera, 2 Broke Girls at 9:00 and Mike & Molly at 9:30. At 10:00 CBS can slot one of three dramas that have received good word of mouth: Beverly Hills Cop, Intelligence w/Marg Helgenberg & Josh Holloway or Hostages. I think CBS numbers will improve on Monday next season.

  • Greg Eckes

    I have to agree. Nathan’s not fat by any means but he has put on some weight. It’s very noticeable around his face and neck.

  • Melissa


    In no I didn’t base my judgement on half hours alone.

    But the point is that the preliminary half-hour ratings have absolutely nothing to do with a show’s chances of an upward adjustment in the finals. The half-hour ratings are preliminary, and they too can be adjusted in the finals.

    It’s possible for a show to have half-hour ratings of let’s say 2.6/2.7 and end up with a 2.8 final rating. That would mean one of the preliminary half-hour ratings had to have been adjusted upwards in the finals.

  • Melissa


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

    Revolution has never posted a rating in the high 3’s. Here are all of the ratings from the premiere to its last outing in the 3’s:


  • Unknown

    JP I don’t think the show will die without Joe, and he’s coming back no matter how unlikely he got out alive. He is the best character on the show since the pilot which is still the best episode in the series.

    Sooner or later the chases between Ryan and Joe would get boring that finale was crap then again what did you expect from the writers? This show has a crap load of problems, mainly the FBI being idiots it reminds me of the characters and the writing on the walking dead which was a train wreck since season 2.

    It’s funny how the writers were making Joe, and his book look like they were going for an epic surprising ending instead it became really predictable.

    I expected a lot more fuss from people regarding this epic fail of a finale, then again, most of them are just dead brain in the head and excuse all the problems on this show because of Kevin Bacon.

    This couldn’t be Joe endgame for this season, he’s smarter than that but of course somewhere in the middle his character took a nosedive one minute he’s smart then the next minute he turned to full retard.

    My rating for the final chapter is 2 out of 10 sorry Joe your book turned into crap then even more crap the audience at least the ones that are not blind are very disappointed even that’s an understatement.

  • todd35

    @Other than THAT Mrs. Lincoln how was the play?
    If you are expecting realism then stop watching television period! If they had killed Monroe then the story would have ended.

    People who hate Revelution because of its lack of probability fail to understand that it is a sci-fi. It is strictly made for entertainment. It doesn’t have to be realistic.

    I mean is it unlike a cop show where one cop holds off or kills 20 bad guys with his 9mm while they are shooting at him with automatic weapons.

    How about when they hide behind a car door while being shot at as if the car has built in bullet resistant fiberglass? Please…

    Remember all the 80’s shows where the bad guy would lock up the good guy in a room full of tools after disclosing their evil plan and leaving only for the good guys to escape and stop them in the end (A-Team/MacGuyver anybody?).

    We get it, you arn’t a fan, but don’t dislike it only becuase the show has little to know probability.

  • The End

    To be fair, a 2.0 is good when all the other stuff on the network is rating lower on average. The bar is much lower on NBC :)

  • Anthony

    Revolution was a 1.8 last Monday. It will probably adjust down again to the same or 1.9 How I met your Mother last episode wasn’t April 1st.

  • Lynn

    I am a big fan of H50 but last night’s episode was terrible. It seems that Lenkov (show runner and head writer) and CBS are doing their idiotic best to kill any chances of reviving the show and restoring the quality and fun of season 1. They just don’t seem to know how to fix the damage they did last season and this current one. They keep adding characters ‘to fix’ the problems they created when they should be looking at what worked the first time around. Too bad. It was really good and as a fan I hope it can be salvaged. Wake up CBS and stop resting on your TNT laurels.

  • The End


    No it wasn’t. It was a 2.0 again.

  • Shamrock317

    So why are H50 ratings tanking? I think it’s the writing. The actors all work their butts off, but if the story doesn’t mesh it’s gonna be toast. Friday or Sunday nights, anyone?

  • Tim

    Bleh. As always, excuses and more excuses for H50 bad numbers, I think the explanation is easy, the show sucks. The acting is hideous.
    CBS should had canceled it in the first season, the moment it premiered lower than CSI Miami and because it was trending down since the start. Monday 10 pm was a big cbs night until this show started there.It was clear this was going to happen the moment some options started on Mondays, as Revolution, Bates Motel…
    HA ha CBS ! Such a expensive show getting a 1.7 demo, and not even 8 million viewers, LMAO. A total winner !!

  • Melanie P.

    So sad how 90210 has tumbled! I have enjoyed these last couple of episodes and its series finale is in a couple of weeks.

  • Ateofi

    Dead Tim
    We are all curious how expensive is H50 exactly? Do you have any information on how much it costs to produce one episode? If not, then stop spreading false information!!!

  • bluejays

    @Lynn. I agree. As someone who loved the show in season one I see it is really coming down in quality. It’s a waste of a terrific cast, good looking and likeable with great chemistry, and a waste of great production values and location.

    The writing is what’s causing fans to switch off. The ratings aren’t actually that big a deal. CSI has posted similar numbers at ten, and even Elementary, in season one with lots of buzz and little competition has hit lows of two this past week.

    What worries me for HFO is not the ratings as such. Bill and others on this site are correct when they tell the doom mongers it is pretty much the same as the other ten pm shows, its the fact that most fans are getting very fed up of the show. I include myself in that as a formerly avid viewer.

    If fans are like the canary in the coalmine they’ve been squealing for two seasons now. All CBS and Lenkov do is ignore them and add more unwanted characters, more unwanted convuluted arcs and more unwanted love interests! All viewers want is a good procedural episode each week, with added team chemistry and the action and fun the show had in season one.

    CBS and Lenkov may have killed a show which had immense potential with craptastic writing, add in to that the horrendous Monday night issues HFO has had to contend with (Sheengate, Men in repeats, moving Men for Partners etc etc) I am amazed things aren’t worse.

    They could turn it around, firing the writers would be the first step and getting back to the core four the second. Still whatever they do re HFO, they’ve got bigger problems on Mondays to deal with and at ten in general if we look at their other drama numbers in the same timeslot.

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