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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  • ERICinHB

    Yes for Revolution, i bet all the haters and trolls are really mad about this. :)

  • Joseph A

    Dudes ,

    I like many others will catch up on “The Voice ” & ” Revolution ” today , streaming it in background at work ,,

    Last night it was all about THE HEAT vs THE BULLS ,, & THE SPURS vs THE YOUNG FIGHTING WARRIORS !

  • John

    Revolution was awesome. Neville and Miles on the same team was insane! Charlie was badass when she took over. That idiotic google guy now fits into the story even though we don’t know how. And the sex scene was superhot. Damn, Nora is super fine.

  • cid

    Does anyone have the numbers on how well each network is doing? I wonder wich place nbc takes this year.

  • Tabitha

    Revolution was really good last night :)

  • Junior G.

    In the east coast The Voice was live and had a slight overrun into 10PM, so downward adjustments are likely for Revolution, and wow at CBS! Almost a complete 180 from last season in terms of dominance for their comedies.

  • John

    Oh, and how could I forget what happened at the Tower. What in the hell was that! I’m so pumped!!

  • June

    Haha for the Revolution haters, and I mean by that, H50 fans,
    Revolution is still doing good for NBC, but h50 is CBS Biggest loser.
    H50 is CBS Joy and Pride ! What a strong franchise this show has turned into. OMG.

  • Travis

    What does everyone think the 90210 finale will get? I would hope for a .5 or .6 but for some reason I think it might be flat or go up a tad to a .4.

  • marc

    I really don’t know what 9O21O ratings will be, I’m hoping 0.6 or 0.7 since gossip girl was getting 0.3 all season long and got a expressive 0.8 rating with 1.55 viewers so I’m hoping it does get the same or even better….

  • chris

    the voice is great during blind auditions ….now it’s like any other show,just like idol…..but I still enjoy it.,,and numbers are good.

  • BigBrotherFan

    Petar Ivanov

    I think that a show like Chicago Fire will greatly benefit from a Voice lead-in and given the quality (I’m not saying this is any emmy winner) it could do better than Revolution.

  • Joseph

    I wonder if cable news coverage of the discovery of three long-missing women in Cleveland (along with local coverage in that city which may have interrupted or pre-empted at least some network prime-time programs) had an impact on last night’s (May 6th) numbers.

  • lakersupbyten

    Congrats to fans of Revolution for going up.. We Five O /Castle fans know how the roller coaster ratings can be!

    Being a Five O fan I am happy the show may be contracted for another 3 years or more. But we do wish the other shows well….aloha!

  • mac

    Yes, June…we get it. You hate H5-0. Get over it.

    This week’s H5-0 was a vast improvement over last week, so I’m a bit disappointed in this week’s ratings, but not surprised by them. The show’s killing itself with uneven storylines, poor writing, and arcs that go nowhere until the very end of the season, so when an episode that’s pretty solid gets slipped in, no one notices because no one’s watching.

    And I am LOVING Castle holding steady! I was sure the Castle/Beckett romance would kill this season, but I have thoroughly enjoyed this season so far – much more than I did last season.

  • Shaun


    I’m predicting that the 90210 finale will get a 0.6 or 0.7. I can see the show doing near enough the same as what Gossip Girl did back in December.

    The competition isn’t too bad either. CBS’ comedies have been struggling, HIMYM garnered a season low and 2 Broke Girls hasn’t been impressive either. Gossip Girl went up against The Voice and it still did well and I don’t think Hell’s Kitchen will hurt the shows ratings.

  • ateofi

    Sweety, Revolution will not even get to third season to have any chance of syndication. The big NBC pride that was supposed to turn back the ratings now has barely 2.1 demo after just 16 episodes and will be adjusted down in the fnals. The massive lead in of The Voice will probably hit over 4.0 demo and Revolution will be lucky to stay at 2.0.

  • stanakaddict

    Castle episode was not boring. Stana was gorgeous, as usual.

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