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.


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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.

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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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  • Alex

    I’ll wait until finals to comment on NBC. Recent history says we’ll see adjustments for both The Voice (up) and Revolution (down).

    Elsewhere its all a bit depressing really.

    Dancing with the Stars is dead on its feet. ABC may have to take a big gamble and drop it down to one cycle next season. I’m not sure they have many other options looking at how its declining. Although God knows how you fill those 3 hours in a cost effective way. Castle continues to be ABC’s little show that can. Although we’ll see how both Castle and Dancing do in the finals later.

    CBS are clearly going to have to go back to the drawing board for Monday night next season. I don’t quite know how they fix this problem though. Maybe they go all out and launch Chuck Lorre’s new show (Mom) as the new Monday night flagship next season. Push 2 Broke Girls to 9:30 or move it back to 8:30 and see what happens. That Monday hasn’t really held up especially well should at least given them pause for thought on expanding their Thursday comedy block. When they had Two and a Half Men powering Monday and Big Bang Theory powering Thursday that made sense now not so much. Especially with How I Met Your Mother ending next season.

    Meanwhile Fox appear to have just given up at this point.

  • Michael

    The Voice will adjust in the finals, so over a 4.0 for the LIVE shows is still amazing business for NBC!

    I can’t wait to see who comes out victorious Wednesday night between the 3 giant shows: The Voice, Modern Family, and American Idol.

  • Anon

    Last night’s H50 was one of the better ones this year, even without the help from real life Cleveland events.

    Last night’s HIMYM was a U-turn disappointment and I agree with the numbers – the fans must be getting tired of it.

  • ateofi

    Good to see H50 to go upward even a little. It was an excellent episode as usually when focused on Danno. Hopefully the trend will continue till the end of the season. Castle is very consistent and Revolution will probably adjust down a little bit. RoE is now like Partners – it weakens the entire monday night.

  • Cougar Town Forever


    I appreciate your sentiment, but from a ratings standpoint, The Bachelor/ette is starting to kill DWTS in the ratings.

  • Lisa

    Happy for Castle. I tried to watch Revolution, just as I tried to watch the Following. Too hard to watch so much stupidity, you can only suspend so much, ya know?

  • RyanCanada

    M&M needs to do better, its such a good show, but lol @ Melissa McCarthy barely being in that episode lol, love that show, and 2BG was hilarious, taped Castle and Revolution

  • TVDude

    We’ll find out next week I believe, but my prediction is that Revolution will still be behind The Voice next fall. Then, like this year, they’ll put on hiatus over the winter, but bring it back a tad earlier, after the Olympics finish. When they bring it back, it’ll likely air on a new night as I see NBC using the Olympics to promote new shows much like they did with Revolution, Go On, and The New Normal.

    My prediction for now, is that Revolution will get adjusted down by a tenth to a 2.0, given how it held a 1.9 in its second half hour. That’s still a decent upgrade from last week and shows that it’s able to recover. The interesting part is that it went up while The Voice went down.

    Mike and Molly doesn’t look good when it only manages to get a tenth above Rules. Rules has always been the bubble show, and still is to a lesser extent. If Rules isn’t around next season, it’ll be interesting to see what that means for M&M. My guess is that CBS really needs to find a new hit before they toss out M&M, but I could see it getting the rather pathetic Rules midseason treatment after next year.

  • D Diva

    I really want to know WHO thought it was a good idea to put the Rihanna 777 documentary on FOX on a Monday night, especially with all the negative press that surrounded the tour!

    It maybe could have worked on MTV or VH1, but not FOX.

    Epic Fail!

  • Alex

    We’ll find out next week I believe, but my prediction is that Revolution will still be behind The Voice next fall…

    I agree although I think they’ll move it to Tuesday at 9. If it had held up slightly better I think they’d be able to justify continuing to run it out of The Voice on Monday (at least in the Fall) but when its hoovering around that 2 zone I’m not sure there’s really any upside in keeping it there. Especially since NCIS: LA is looking pretty shaky at the moment. Sticking a drama against that might not be a bad call next season.

    Personally I’m more interested to see how NBC ultimately schedule comedy next season. Thursday night is (presumably) going to look very different next season. Assuming they even stick with the Thursday comedy block and don’t run away from a feared expansion of the CBS block. Not that I know where they’d run to in that scenario…

  • mindilee

    Come on Mia….be nice. It’s pretty apparent you don’t like H50 and that’s fine. But, it is not a flop….it has had inconsistent writing, lots of reruns and poor lead ins. But this episode was so well written and acted with such emotion and came so close to real life last night it was almost scary. There is the potential for the last two episodes of the season to really rock. Even Castle has an off night but apparently Castle fans are more loyal to it than H50 fans are.

  • Cougar Town Forever

    @Alex @Jerry

    As Jerry pointed out, CBS is killing itself be doing so many repeats mixed in between new episodes. I am sure someone will jump on here and argue “But that’s how it’s been done for years” or “They have to fill 36 weeks” but I don’t buy those arguments. I’m sure that’s what executives are thinking, but I believe that going back and forth like that hurts ratings. Truly beloved shows like TBBT and MF can pull it off, but most other shows are probably better off just running straight through.

    That’s what reality shows do and, in general, they are some of the biggest hits on TV. That’s also what cable shows do, and some of the biggest hits on TV are on cable. Game of Thrones just pulled a 2.9 on Sunday, a number that CBS couldn’t pull off at all last night. And need I mention the juggernaut of The Walking Dead.

    Scheduling your show straight through builds momentum. I think it’s better to take one long break midseason than all of these mini-breaks throughout the year. This won’t bring viewers in for bad TV (here’s looking at you Smash) but it will help maintain interest in shows that are worth watching.

  • Pavelsauce

    It’s too bad HIMYM had to hit a season low, but the headline originally had me worrying that it was going to be a series low. Fortunately, that wasn’t the case. Last night’s episode of HIMYM was pretty good. I have yet to see RoE and M&M. 2BG was so hilarious!

    My god, I just can’t take those awful puns in the Oh Sit promos! I remember there was one that said the obstacles would be “sit-tier.” Really? It’s an entertaining show (although I’d rather watch the CBS comedies), but those puns have got to go.

    Since people are going way overboard with their hilarious* flop comments, I’ve decided to do a Spanish edition! The closest translation I could think of is fracaso.

    Univision: Corona de Fracasos (or Fracaso de Lágrimas), Porque El Fracaso Manda, Fracasos Verdaderos, Qué Bonito Fracaso, Fracaso Gigante, Nuestro Fracaso Latino, Sal y Fracaso

    Telemundo: Fracaso Cerrado, Fracaso Prohibido, El Fracaso, El Fracaso de los Cielos (or El Señor de los Fracasos), El Fracaso Kids

    Flop lovers, you’re all set.

  • K

    Go Revolution. Giancarlo Esposito energizes any show he is in.

  • BigBrotherFan

    NBC would truly be really stupid to keep Revolution in that time period. I mean, the show isn’t doing well holding on to THE VOICE lead-in, at all. I guess if these numbers stand that sure, there is a great chance for a upswing where the argument made sense but my feeling is it while adjust two points down and the VOICE up. I have never seen the show so I don’t care if it’s canceled one way or the other.

    That slot should really go to Chicago Fire because that show has really proven that it can stand on it’s own two feet and I think getting it away from CSI and to some extent NASHVILLE (I can see females opting for NASHVILLE over FIRE) would help. I would dare to say Tuesday @9pm. It could pass for a 9PM show and then follow it with PARENTHOOD.

  • BigBrotherFan


    That was hilarious! :)

  • Ashley

    CBS is really going down on Mondays. They ruled just a couple of yrs ago with over 4.0 w/ 2BG. Personally, I couldn’t stand the show and didn’t think it was funny. So I guess people are finding that out now. Never watched the Monday line-up. However, I do love The Voice this season. I think they’re still doing better than last season.

  • Michael

    That Rihanna special would have worked better on cable: MTV, vh1, Bravo, etc.

  • Kris

    Castle was awesome as usual.

  • rgxx

    REVOLUTION was great! it’s getting more intense – the Villians truly are Villians – Go Charlie; we need to see her in action more often.


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