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.

For more information see Numbers 101 and Numbers 102.

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  • BlueAndGreenHair (former BigFlop)

    I don’t understand the happiness of Revolution fans. I think those numbers are horrible, disappointed and this show has really sunk.
    who is the winner this season on Mondays at 10 pm?

    Revolution 1×01 got 4.1 ratings, last night 2.1
    Castle 5×01 got 2.1 , last night 2.0
    H50 3×01 got 1.8 , last night 1.9

  • gerry

    i never fell back into revolution when it returned in the spring but i’m rooting for it. good stuff! hopefully they will air it somewhere over the summer so i can catch up for s2..

  • Pepper

    Oh Sit still did better than 90210 omfg

  • Dennis







  • Grey

    I *think* “DWTS” ran over but my clock could have been wrong. But if it did “Castle” might adjust down. I don’t know about “The Voice” running over. Both it and “DWTS” are listed above as ending at 10PM so no adjustments?

  • charmedcraft

    Let’s wait for the finals, Revolution usualy gets adjusted down like 2 tenths.

  • BigBrotherFan


    You do realize that SMASH AND HANNIBAL are pretty much looking the bear in the eyes at this point!

    I was dead on with my CW predictions. Like I stated in the REV ratings prediction thread..Most of the people who watched 90210 are in their mid 20’s now, they should of really tried to make a more aggressive pull to transition towards Melrose place. People in their mid 20’s won’t fall for this Juvenile writing and childish characters!

    Please get rid of DANCING WITH THE “STARS” please! I never once got the appeal here!

    RhiFLOPanna 777- You’re welcome, Dennis!

  • BigBrotherFan


    I agree! Please cancel Hannibal it’s a real stinker and a massive flop! The show is mind numbingly bad and the acting isn’t all the amazing. adequate, is what I’d say!

  • Mia

    Castle gained after DWTS. Great show. The weakest lead in of all 10 pm shows .Go Castle !!!!!
    H50 is such a flop !! LOL

  • tv_viewer

    I believe The Voice ran over by one minute. Because The Voice’s ratings is significantly higher than Revolution, Revolution will likely be adjusted down.

    Because DWTS and Castle are now very close in the ratings, I don’t think any ratings adjustment will be due to overruns. Those shows will be adjusted because the preliminary numbers were wrong.

  • MichaelChickless

    Woo hoo Revolution!

    Come on H50!

  • Percysowner

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

    Why? I mean if this were CBS where Revolution was fighting with a critically acclaimed show for the last spot on the schedule I would understand a little, but NBC has shows spots to spare. Really, you don’t like Revolution, AFAIK no one is forcing you to watch it. Find another show at 10:00 on Mondays, wash your hair, read a book. I don’t see how having a show that a considerable number of people like on the schedule hurts anyone.

  • Eddie

    I thought is was amusing last night on DWTS when “lead judge” Lynn practically had a meltdown over Kellie Pickler and Derek Hough’s “trio performance”, CaryAnn & Bruno gave them a score of “perfect 10″ and then Lynn only gave them a “7” which I thought was ignorant! That performance was at least a “9” from the most strict of judges!! Sometimes I like Lynn and sometimes he shows his complete idiotic side!! DWTS has been on 10 years now and I think it is time for a shakeup on the judge panel, they should either add a 4th judge (maybe Paula Abdul???) or let Lynn go and replace with someone else!!!!!! I still love the DWTS, it is one of my top 5 shows currently on tv!! ……although I do miss that good looking HUNK Maxim Chmerkovskiy:) Max and his brother Val are so sexy!

  • POIFanatic

    Revolution – Great show these days! Who knew! Good for it!

  • CrimTV

    Why can’t people just accept that Revolution has bottomed out at a respectable level. Yes we all know it will be adjusted down 1 or 2 tenths, but if you can’t say anything nice about it don’t say anything at all.

  • Dennis



    And yeah, not even that good. :)

  • CrimTV

    @BlueAndGreenHair (former BigFlop)

    Many shows tend to drop further in their first seasons as they are establishing an audience. Castle/Hawaii Five-0 have been on the air for 5 and 3 years respectively so their audience has already been found, so their drops won’t be too intense as most people watching them won’t just leave.

  • a p garcia

    Good Revolution was up as it was kinda good last night but the long Haitus, weak past stories may not help much.

  • john

    False bottom. See how close Revolution gets to 2.0 w/o The Voice lead in, then you will know the true strength of Revolution.

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