TV Ratings Monday: 'The Voice' Down, 'Revolution' Rises + 'How I Met Your Mother' & 'Dancing With the Stars' Hit New Lows

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May 7th, 2013

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Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 3.3/9 2.2/6 2.0/5 1.6/4 0.7/2 0.3/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 2.5/8 1.4/5 1.2/4 1.4/4 0.6/2 0.3/1
Total Viewers (million) 10.038 7.501 12.22 3.752 2.091 0.755

NBC was number one with adults 18-49, while ABC won with total viewers.

On NBC, The Voice began its live shows with a 3.9, down four tenths from last week's 4.3 adults 18-49 rating. Revolution notched a 2.1, up three tenths from last week's series low 1.8 adults 18-49 rating. Your predictions were too pessimistic.

On CBS, How I Met Your Mother garnered a season low 2.6, down a tenth from last week's 2.7 adults 18-49 rating. Rules of Engagement was even with last week's 2.1 adults 18-49 rating. 2 Broke Girls was flat with last week's 2.6 among adults 18-49. Mike & Molly notched a 2.2, down two tenths from last week's 2.4 adults 18-49 rating. Hawaii Fve-0 earned a 1.9, up two tenths  after last week's series low 1.7 adults 18-49 rating.

On ABC, Dancing With the Stars hit a new series low with a 1.9, down a tenth from last week's series low 2.0 adults 18-49 rating. Castle was even with last week's 2.0 adults 18-49 rating.

On FOX, the Rihanna 777 special earned a miniscule 0.8 adults 18-49 rating


On the CW, Oh, Sit was flat with  last week's 0.3 adults 18-49 rating. 90210 was also even with  last week's 0.3 adults 18-49 rating.


Broadcast primetime ratings for Monday, May 6, 2013:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM NBC The Voice (8-10PM) 3.9 11 11.89
CBS How I Met Your Mother 2.6 8 6.94
ABC Dancing With the Stars (8-10PM) 1.9 5 12.92
FOX Rihanna 777 0.8 2 1.73
CW Oh Sit! 0.3 1 0.90
8:30 PM CBS Rules of Engagement 2.1 6 6.65
9:00PM CBS 2 Broke Girls 2.6 7 7.88
FOX Bones -R 0.6 2 2.45
CW 90210 0.3 1 0.61
9:30PM CBS Mike & Molly 2.2 6 7.09
10:00PM NBC Revolution 2.1 6 6.35
ABC Castle 2.0 5 10.82
CBS Hawaii five-0 1.9 5 7.82

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," 2.6/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.1/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.4/6.
  • In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 Wednesday results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 0.8/4; "Late Show," 0.5/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.8/4.
  • From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET Wednesday night, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.6/5 in metered-market households and a 0.5/3 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.
  • From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.4/5 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" (0.5/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).
  • At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.9/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Fast Affiliate Ratings: These first national ratings, including demographics, are available at approximately 11 AM (ET) the day after telecast, and are released to subscribing customers daily. These data, from the National People Meter sample, are strictly time-period information, based on the normal broadcast network feed, and include all programming on the affiliated stations, sometimes including network programming, sometimes not. The figures may include stations that did not air the entire network feed, as well as local news breaks or cutaways for local coverage or other programming. Fast Affiliate ratings are not as useful for live programs and are likely to differ significantly from the final results, because the data reflect normal broadcast feed patterns. For example, with a World Series game, Fast Affiliate Ratings would include whatever aired from 8-11PM on affiliates in the Pacific Time Zone, following the live football game, but not game coverage that begins at 5PM PT. The same would be true of Presidential debates as well as live award shows and breaking news reports.

Rating: Estimated percentage of the universe of TV households (or other specified group) tuned to a program in the average minute. Ratings are expressed as a percent.

Share (of Audience): The percent of households (or persons) using television who are tuned to a specific program, station or network in a specific area at a specific time. (See also, Rating, which represents tuning or viewing as a percent of the entire population being measured.)

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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  • Billy

    DWTS needs to be rested some next season. It is fading very, very fast.

  • JJF

    Revolution will likely adjust down. Castle did pretty well considering the lead-in. Not bad at all.

  • Ted Craig

    I wouldn’t be surprised if ABC cuts DWTS to two-hours for next season. From what I’ve heard, they have been considering that move for the last two years.

  • john

    revolution will pull a reverse big bang and drop .3.

  • Babar Suhail

    May Sweeps aren’t really working for CBS Monday, are they?

  • nikki

    Does anyone have C3 ratings for Revolution (including Spring airings)?
    It’s kinda baffling how the show can almost double it’s live ratings with DVR viewing factored in and people calling it a “flop” and “lead-in dependent”. Although, I know live+7 ratings doesn’t mean shizz for advertisers, but still 9-10 million total viewers watching the show every week and about 3.5-4.0 18-49 share? And the show is on freaking NBC and people actually watch it!

    (My theory is Revolution skews mostly young viewers, and young viewers tend to watch their shows delayed these days? Right maybe…?? )

    I’m convinced that calling Revolution a “flop” is such an exaggerated claim.

  • Fumbuck

    Maybe ABC doesn’t care about the 18-49 demographic the same way some people obssess about it on this site. DWTS had the most total viewers last night and isn’t going anywhere!

  • W

    CBS’ comedies and H50 were great last night! What is going on with Revolution’s ratings?

  • forg

    Yikes at DWTS. I think ABC should try something new next fall or at least Bachelor?

  • Wright


    I wish you would realize how awful and nonsensical you are. Revolution is a GREAT show!!!

  • rob60990

    Really bad for DWTS. This season is boring. They need new judges and get rid of Derek Hough.

    Revolution improved but barely. It will likely adjust down a tenth or 2.

    No bump for 90210. I’m sure the finale will get the same .3.

  • Jerry

    The HIMYM scheduling has been really weird. If I didn’t have my DVR taping it I probably wouldn’t find the new ones. Lets see, according to IMDB this year’s airing dates have been:

    1/14, 1/21, 2/4, 2/11, 2/18, 2/25, 3/18, 3/25, 4/15, 4/29, 5/6

    I’d rather it disappear for a few months than do a new episode, two repeats, two episodes, two repeats, three episodes

  • ReallyTired

    Take that, NBC Haters

  • Jeff (Canada)

    Animal Practice. Partners. Do No Harm. THOSE were flops. What we have now are shows that have proven to be successful at one time or another but are just not doing as good as they once were. That is NOT the definition of a flop, so please people, stop with the “it’s a flop” comments. They’re not funny and they’re kind of annoying, they give the impression to the less intelligent people that these shows ARE actually flops, which could damage their ratings.

  • Randy

    Thank goodness Dancing with the Has-Beens is dropping. Hope they cancel this drivel.

  • Tessa


    I wish people would turn on their brains, realize how awful and nonsensical Revolution is, and stop watching it.

    Ever heard of, “It’s so bad it’s good?” That’s pretty much why I watch Revolution. I find it bad but not infuriating bad (like The Vampire Diaries,) or boring bad (like what happened with Revenge.) It’s funny bad, as in, “WTH were they thinking making this character say/do that?” I think a lot of people watch it just to make fun of it.

  • Amy

    @ Fumbuck Every network cares about the 18-49 demo because that’s one of the demos advertisers care about. There’s also the 18-34 demo and the w18-34 demo.

  • Randy

    Oh…and NOT The Bachelor or the Bachelorette!

  • Randy

    Meant to say I hope they don’t replace Dancing with the Bachelor drivel either!

  • João Paulo

    Revolution is back to the top yes. I hope the show adjusted up in the finals

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