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.

  • John

    @lakersupbyten, I respect people like you, but you can see why most people hate H50 fans by comments like ateofi’s and her ilk. She forgets the massive lead-in’s and support her precious show used to get (and still got this season) while bashing other shows which constantly improve. Troll is the only option left to call her and the others like her.

  • Sarah

    Castle really is the little show that could.

  • Ashley

    Thid is the lowest rated first ‘Live rounds’ episode EVER for The Voice…all the previous seasons started off with +4.0s……

  • Anna Bones Clarkwood

    Where did the ~1.5 demo FOX (Bones 1.3/Following 1.8) viewers go to?

    CBS comedy only went up about what Voice & DWTS lost. CW was the same.

    I bet, it just fragmented across cable & some might have chose not to turn the tv on with their fav channel in special/repeat mode.

    If anything, sports like NBA/NHL & possibly the Bones repeats on (TNT?) rated a tad higher.

  • Ateofi

    Stop attacking me or I will write to the moderator of this site to ban your posts. I am not writting anything about you, even though you are one of the worst trolls on this site. You present no rational arguments, you just mock others.

  • GARY

    Castle was a perfect blend of “ripped from the headlines,” Big Brother conspiracy theory, humor, America’s penchant for father hatred and foreshadowing of trouble ahead for “CasKet.”

  • Jlopie1

    I’m an H50 lover to the core — but I’m not blind, either. I refuse to place blame elsewhere when it comes to it’s sadly plummeting ratings this season. No one is to blame but CBS itself for the slide. Castle is a perfectly good show, I catch it in repeats. Revolution is not my cup of tea, but I don’t blast it when it scores higher than my favorite! It’s infinitely smarter to look within when an established show begins to fail rather than to flail away at the competition! If fans were happy with their show, they wouldn’t be lured away with bright baubles dangling in front of them! H50 is a fine, but terribly inconsistent show this season. When a stellar episode, such as last night’s, falls by the wayside, it’s not because fans didn’t like it, but because fans couldn’t count on it delivering and therefore didn’t waste their time watching. Dear CBS – straighten out you Monday line up, and memorize this keyword “consistency!”

  • Hugh

    The low ratings for these pop star specials are surprising. In the last year Rihanna has had 3 songs that have sold more than 2 million copies.

    But only 1.7m watch her show for free?

  • Linda E.

    @John: Sorry to tell you this, but the anti-HF-0 trolls far outnumber people like ateofi and her ‘ilk’, as you put it. It’s funny that all the
    bashers were strangely silent when HF-0 had a 2.0 or higher share (one had
    3.4), in 17 of the 22 episodes that have aired. Now that it’s dropped a bit, the trolls have crawled out of the slime.
    In truth, we fans have never denied HF-0’s shortcomings.

  • Linda E.

    @jlopie1: It also doesn’t help that CBS hardly promotes the show.

  • POIFanatic

    Ok why do people keep saying H50 gets no promotion when it was the second most promoted show by CBS after Elementary? These people just keep whining for no logical reason.

  • POIFanatic

    @linda: Even Rihanna’s stupid show had a 2 share, what’s your point? That’s not something you should be proud of. If you’re talking about ratings, I think H50 had 2.5/2.6 once or twice this season (Not sure about it) and lots of high 1’s.

  • Linda E.

    I keep track ever week and my numbers are true. My point was that the haters were silent when HF-0 was on par with other shows. Anything 2.0 or above is considered acceptable. You have a real hate-on.

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