TV Ratings Monday: 'How I Met Your Mother' & 'Castle' Rise, + 'The Voice' & 'Revolution' Down

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May 14th, 2013


Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 3.1/9 2.5/7 2.0/6 1.7/5 1.4/4 0.3/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 2.5/8 1.6/5 1.2/4 1.3/4 1.2/4 0.3/1
Total Viewers (million) 9.263 8.058 12.427 3.973 3.488 0.621

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


On NBC, The Voice notched a 3.6, down half a ratings point from last week's 4.1 adults 18-49 rating. Revolution notched a 1.9, down a tenth from last week's 2.0 adults 18-49 rating.

On CBS, How I Met Your Mother garnered a 3.4, up  eight tenths after last week's season low 2.6 adults 18-49 rating. 2 Broke Girls notched a 2.9, up two tenths from last week's 2.7 among adults 18-49. Mike & Molly notched a 2.4, up a tenth from last week's 2.3 adults 18-49 rating. Hawaii Five-0 earned a  1.8, down a tenth from last week's 1.9 adults 18-49 rating.

On ABC, Dancing With the Stars matched last week's series low-tying 2.0 adults 18-49 rating. Castle earned a 2.2, up two tenths from last week's 2.0 adults 18-49 rating.

On FOX, a two-hour  Hell's Kitchen earned a 1.7 adults 18-49 rating, down two tenths from last Tuesday's 1.9 adults 18-49 rating.

On The CW, a two hour 90210 was even with last week's 0.3 adults 18-49 rating.


Broadcast primetime ratings for Monday, May 13, 2013:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM NBC  The Voice (8-10PM) 3.6 10 11.03
CBS How I Met Your Mother 3.4 11 8.37
ABC Dancing With the Stars (8-10PM) 2.0 6 13.01
FOX Hell's Kitchen (8-10PM) 1.7 5 3.97
CW 90210 (8-10PM) 0.3 1 0.62
8:30 PM CBS The Big Bang Theory -R 2.4 7 7.37
9:00PM CBS 2 Broke Girls 2.9 8 8.93
9:30PM CBS Mike & Molly 2.4 6 8.32
10:00PM ABC Castle 2.2 6 11.26
NBC Revolution 1.9 5 5.72
CBS Hawaii five-0 1.8 5 7.68

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," 2.8/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.4/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.1/6.
  • In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 Wednesday results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 0.9/4; "Late Show," 0.6/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3.
  • From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET Wednesday night, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.2/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/2 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" (1.1/4).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).
  • At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/3 in metered-market households and a 0.3/2 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.

  • Steve

    Problem with The Voice is that as the live shows progress, the music is getting less interesting. More ballads, safer choices, less excitement. It’s starting to sound more like American Idol, and is coming across as less creative than it was in the previous rounds. The producers need to resist the urge to load up the shows with ballads in a misguided effort to feature the singers voice alone. Despite the show’s title, it starts with selecting great voices, but then it needs to continue to develop exciting performances.

  • lakersupbyten

    Five 0 still steady…Castle is going strong too :)… Five 0 finale looks fantastic. Hope they do us five O fans proud.

  • gigi

    @ RyanCanada – I always thought HIMYM and M&M are the only one comedies on CBS that no one could call trashes, and there you are. in opposition to other comedies, these two aren’t obnoxious nor defensive so I’m really surprised at the hate you thrown upon the first one

  • Samunto

    Shakira was adorable during the auditions and battles but fizzled in the live shows. Xtina’s sass is needed back.
    Revolution will be lucky to do a 1.4 at 8pm. But since it’s more of an adventure show, it might suprise us (no it won’t!)

  • POIFanatic

    @RyanCanada: The only non-obnoxious comedy on CBS is HIMYM.

    Your favorite 2BG is one of the worst shows of all-time with no genuine humor.

  • Rebecca

    Anyone remember who the Mother girl played on 30R? I don’t remember her, and I can’t find the other thread now where I asked earlier today. Good season finale, although I was hoping it would show some of B&R’s wedding day. Doesn’t matter, I’ll watch all of next season and their ratings won’t matter next season because it’s their last.

    I better stream Castle soon – only saw the first few minutes last night and couldn’t stay up much longer.

  • Pam

    GO Castle !!!!!!!!!!!!
    Go Nathan Fillion !
    LMAO Flop 50 . That happens when you have a lead man that all he does is take off his shirt.

  • John A

    Did CW promote 90210 as its Series Finale? Dreadful ratings. GG easily killed it.

  • Rebecca

    Okay, so on 30R the Mother girl in HIMYM (Christin Milioti) was in the “TGS Hates Women” episode as “Abby Flynn.” I kind of remember now, thanks to IMdb. Anyone else think she looks a lot like Lily (Allison Hannigan)? And I think she’s supposed to be in the band that performs at B&R’s wedding…that is supposedly going to be where Ted meets her.

  • Glue

    @John A

    I saw zero buzz for it and zero promotion. The CW killed 90210 (this season) and i’m really annoyed. It was a great season and the finale was actually a SERIES finale not some dramatic, season finale with a huge over-revealing cliffhanger. I was proud to have been here for all five seasons.

  • snoot

    Glad to see HIMYM rise. We finally saw the mother!

  • POIFanatic

    @Rebecca: Yeah, the first thought I had after seeing her picture was wow she looks a lot like Lily (Allison).

  • Tommy

    The ‘90210’ finale was horrible. Boring, bloated and just not interesting save for the final 3 minutes – which was such an obvious rush job it wasn’t even funny. You could obviously tell were they amended the last PAGE of the script probably on the day of filming. Personally I think the CW would have been better to have aired “90210 4Ever” previous to the episode, not before it to not leave such a sour taste.

  • Alex

    Wow. How I Met Your Mother up big for the mother reveal which is kind of funny since my understanding is that it didn’t come until the final seconds of the episode.

    The Voice taking a rather large tumble there.

  • Cara

    With The Voice and DWTS going over by 1 minute, all the shows that follow them will get adjusted down later this afternoon. This thread has so many know it all trolls! It is not fun anymore.

  • aiden

    The voice keeps dropping. Looks like xtina can’t come back soon enough.

  • Rebecca

    Maybe others like me thought the episode would have more of the wedding day in it and not just end a couple days before. Good season finale but I wanted MORE, lol.

    Yep – and now that I think of it she looks like a good “mashup” (sorry for lack of a prettier word) of Lily and Robin.

  • MichaelChickless

    @Cara “DWTS going over by 1 minute, all the shows that follow them will get adjusted down later this afternoon.”

    Wait, Castle and DWTS had the same rating in the adjoining half hours. Why would Castle adjust down due to the overrun?

  • Fakeem

    Imagine what the rating could have been if they just flat-out said that they would reveal the mother.
    I skipped it because the promos didn’t make that point clear, and since they have one season left, i figured the reveal would be during the November sweeps.

  • Fakeem


    Why is the TV listing on the right still showing monday night’s schedule?
    It’s almost 2pm eastern on tuesday.

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