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.

  • networkman

    I don’t understand why ABC doesn’t use Castle to help launch another drama. Castle should be moved up to the 9pm hour and lead into Lucky 7. At the moment it is the only show on ABC pulling in over 10 million viewers. Once Upon A Time would be a decent lead in to Castle and each should be able to garner at least low 2’s throughout the season.

    The Voice is slipping into American Idol territory. I really don’t see too much difference in terms of viewership and now demo will be done to low 3’s

  • networkman

    2 Broke Girls is the most rauchy comedy on broadcast Primetime TV. If it is moved next year to Thursday it will have to remain in the 9pm hour. It really has alot of sexual overtones/adult humor. Some of which is really funny depending on how it is delivered. But at times it does make you cringe because it seems that nothing is off limits. I guess you need one show that is not concerned about political correctness.

  • Tim

    All CBS comedy block was up from last week, thanks to HIMYM finale and TBBT repeat. But Hawaii F0 was down , I think the show is steady in the terrible numbers.
    AbC did the right thing with DWTS next season. One show a week is enough,

  • mike

    90210 was awful, I think this was clearly suppose to be a season finale and they just added some closure. I wanted to see Dustin Milligan, Lori Loughlin, the father, Mr. Mathews, Jenn, Jessica Walter, Noamis Mom, Kelly, Brenda, and Donna back. They CW really couldn’t have given it 6 episodes to wrap things up.

  • A

    @mike Six episode wrap up? With those pathetic rating? The CW should have told producers that it was time to wrap up soon, like, early to mid February when they still had a chance to really wrap things up. Or at the very least give them 1 more episode.

  • Lena

    It will be interesting to see Hawaii numbers in a Friday when it is not even able to get 8 million viewers on a Monday. Numbers maybe steady as some say, but steady in a bad result is not a good thing.

  • William

    Wow don’t know what happened to Hawaii 5 O guess people got tired of it. For starters how many crime shows on CBS can you watch?

  • Lmw931

    So sad for 90210 :( at least we had 5 seasons

  • Lmw931

    It’s so annoying how The CW treated 90210, little promotion for the series finale. It’s no wonder people didn’t watch it when all we get is a rushed ending. I know this season had awful ratings but they could have given us fans a proper ending

  • mike

    Where was Ivy? she wasn’t on Southland this season either. Teddy wasn’t on it either, it was sort of a slap in the face to people like me who have been watching since the first episode. Maybe not 6 episodes but maybe they could of did 1 or 2 episodes and air it in the summer.

  • Ateofi

    What happened to H50 is combination of few factors: big start for Revolution, removal of Two and a half men from monday schedule and putting awful Partners that killed the whole evening. Finally, this season is pretty weak, writing is choppy and inconsistent. I am saying this even though I am a big fan but I can see the shows needs some “fresh blood”, definitely a new showrunner and team of writers. I believe Castle had new writers after pretty bad season four and the current season has been excellent so it is possible to recover after one bad season. I keep my fitness crossed for season four not to be the last.

  • Bitter Ringer Fan

    Nice bump for HIMYM, i really didn’t think they would show the mother. I bet it would have been bigger if more people were sure they would show her. It was a historical moment and the ninth season premiere will be huge!
    On the other hand 90210 ended like a flop, at least Gossip Girl went up to a 0.8 for its finale. I can’t believe some people wanted a short final season of this.

  • Rebecca

    CASTLE!! Finally done watching. GREAT ending. I even emailed my traveling sis and parents who are in London to tell them to try and find it on tv if there’s time, otherwise to watch On Demand when they get home. Anyone know when Castle airs in England? I assume not the same night as here in U.S.?

  • Charmed

    The only good thing about the 90210 finale was Navid and Adrianna, it didn’t feel like a finale, and I have never been a fan of Lannie, and Naomi got a crappy ending with some guy who’s been on it for like a month, instead of getting back with Max. It was a bad final episode for fans like me who have watched it for years.

  • Melanie P.

    I enjoyed 90210 and thought it had a nice ending.

  • Melanie P.

    @charmed, I too liked seeing Navid and Adrianna and also wished that Max had come back for Naomi. It would have been cool to see Dixon and Silver get back together also. Glad Annie and Liam got engaged though.

  • June

    CBS comedy block is up !!!

  • Guest

    90210 season 3 finale made for a better series ending. Honestly the show has not been good since the end of season 3. The new show runners that took over in season 4 ruined the show. I would only have been interested for a short final season if they had brought the old show runner from seasons 1-3 back for the final other than that I wasn’t interested for a short final season.

  • carol

    Castle was great last night , glad it won it’s time slot .It’s the best show on television . WAY TO GO !

  • Penny


    Completely agree. I used to be a hardcore fan but when the new EP’s took over in Season 4 they completely plagued the show with bad writing and direction. Sheane (Annie) hated what they did when the took over and Annalynne (Naomi) hated how her character ended and made her own ending for the character. Sad, I used love watching this show. Maybe it now rest in peace.


    90210 (2008-2013)

    P.S – 90210 was the only reason I kept using this site in 2011.

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