TV Ratings Monday: 'Hawaii Five-0' Finale Rises, 'The Voice' Falls, 'Motive' Debuts Soft, 'The Goodwin Games' Premieres Low

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May 21st, 2013

The Goodwin Games Premiere

Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 2.9/8 2.1/6 1.9/5 1.5/4 0.6/2 0.2/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 2.1/7 1.3/4 1.1/4 1.5/5 0.6/2 0.3/1
Total Viewers (million) 9.007 12.097 7.473 3.801 1.580 0.762

NOTE: vs. last week A18-49 usage was -3% from 8-10p and -2% from 8-11p

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

On NBC, The Voice notched a 3.4 down 11 percent from last week's 3.8 adults 18-49 rating. It was the lowest-rated performance show this season and Monday low for the series. Revolution earned a 1.9 adults 18-49 rating, even with last week.

On CBS, the series finale of Rules of Engagement garnered a 1.8 down 14 percent from a 2.1 on May 6, when it followed a new How I Met Your Mother. The season finale of Hawaii Five-0 earned a 2.0 up 11 percent from last week's 1.8 adults 18-49 rating but down 26 percent from a 2.7 for last year’s season finale on May 14, 2013.

On ABC, the performance finale of Dancing With the Stars scored a 2.5 up 25 percent from last week's series low-tying 2.0 adults 18-49 rating but down 14 percent from a 2.9 for last spring’s performance finale on May 21, 2012 and down 7 percent from a 2.7 for the fall’s performance finale on November 26, 2012. The series premiere of Motive earned a 1.4 adults 18-49 rating, down 33 percent from Castle’s 2.1 in the time period last week. Your predictions were a little too optimistic.

On FOX, the series premiere of the long delayed comedy The Goodwin Games garnered a 0.7 adults 18-49 rating. Your predictions were far too optimistic.

On The CW, Oh Sit scored a 0.3 adults 18-49 rating at 8PM even with its most recent episode on May 6. A second episode at 9PM notched a 0.2 adults 18-49 rating.


Broadcast primetime ratings for Monday, May 20, 2013:

Time Net Show Adults 18-49 Rtg/Shr Viewers (millions)
8:00 NBC The Voice (8-10PM) 3.4/10 10.61
ABC Dancing With the Stars (8-10PM) 2.5/7 14.73
CBS 2 Broke Girls - R 1.2/4 5.02
FOX Raising Hope - R 0.7/2 1.77
CW Oh Sit! 0.3/1 0.89
8:30 CBS Rules of Engagement - Series Finale 1.8/5 6.25
FOX The Goodwin Games - Series Premiere 0.7/2 1.748
9:00 CBS The Big Bang Theory - R 2.2/6 7.56
FOX New Girl - R 0.6/2 1.42
CW Oh Sit! 0.2/1 0.64
9:30 CBS Mike & Molly - R 2.2/6 7.96
FOX The Mindy Project - R 0.6/2 1.392
10:00 CBS Hawaii Five-0 - Season Finale 2.0/6 9.02
NBC Revolution 1.9/5 5.80
ABC Motive - Series Premiere 1.4/4 6.83


In Late-Night Metered Markets Monday night:
  • In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 2.9/8; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.6/7; 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," 0.7/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.8/4.
  • From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET Wednesday night, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.4/5 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" (1.3/5 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" (0.4/3 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.


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  • Grey

    @ Babar Suhail et al.

    Thanks. I knew “Revolution’s” schedule got pushed back because of Boston bombings but I didn’t realize all the way into June. :-/ I guess “H5O” really didn’t have an excuse not to be number one in that case, did it? No real competition.

    “Motive” doesn’t “officially” premiere until Thursday but I think ABC decided to “preview” it early last night thinking “DWTS” would give it a boost. But with all the advertising saying, “…Thursday May 23rd…” many may not have realized it was on last night.

  • gigi

    Is it possible at this point that Goodwin Games will make one more episode to wrap it up as a mini-series? Sounds impossible, but its ratings should go up without the Voice and with HIMYM at 8.

    At some point it may go as high as 0.9! : D

  • Dennis




  • Chris

    I can’t believe Scott Foley is in the Goodwin Games, he’s better than this. I miss The Unit!

  • forg

    What episode did Mike and Molly rerun?

  • Billy

    The Mike and Molly rerun is unusually high because most people did not know it was a repeat until they tuned in to see it. Also, all the DVR’s set to record the show recorded it, because it was listed as new in the guide. Mike and Molly will never see a 2.2 for a repeat again.

  • Chris

    Were there preemptions in Oklahoma for storm coverage? I’d have to imagine there were, given the life-threatening situation with those storms. Please pray for the victims!

  • Antonio


    If Revolution hasn’t dropped below a 1.0 as of it’s 18th episode, I doubt it will drop below a 1.0 on Wednesdays. At this point, it’s ratings have stabilized around the 1.9/2.0 area and I highly doubt that it’s rating are achieved from having The Voice as a lead-in. After 18 episodes, the people who tune in are more than likely the fans of the show.

  • Carmen

    A morale victory for Raising Hope (on at 8:00) over same net 9:00 – 10:00 hour shows New Girl and Mindy.
    It means almost nothing, but I though it interesting especially since Hope has not aired for a while?

  • joel

    H50 will be a Friday night monster, but with their Friday night budget they had to cut back on Grace Park.


    Also the motive is super cheap it’s a Canadian show ala rookie blue. This is interesting mike and Molly rerun built on big bang and it does 2 broke girls. I have a feeling mike Molly will be used either after how I met or big bang depending on which comedy fails first.


    I think CBS picked the perfect show for Friday with Hawaii 50 just a perfect show for that day.

  • TheFrenchGuy

    CBS should have ordered an extra episode for Hawaii Five-0 and try it on Friday before moving it there.

  • Flame

    The treatment of Goodwin just proves that the Fox network is run by morons. Even a monkey trained to put show names onto an empty schedule board can do a better job than these people.

  • AChris

    Half hours?

  • Carmen

    Since I watched the Raising Hope repeat, I stayed on and watched Goodwin Games.
    Not sure what to make of it based upon last night, but I’ve seen show premieres that had much worse lead characters.

    It would seem obvious that Fox has low expectations for it based upon the fact that Fox held it out until summer. They (Fox) have seem the follow on episodes so they may be right.
    But I’ll give it another look. It may have some potential to it. Have to wait and see.

  • SS

    woohoo – I think that was my best guessing performance of the year: Picked 1.3 for Motive and 0.7 for Goodwin Games. Maybe today is the day I should start playing the lottery.

  • jay_s

    Did anyone even know Goodwin games premiered? It was surrounded by repeats!

  • r0ckmypants

    @joel – “H50 will be a Friday night monster”

    Doubtful. It was only up 0.2 without competition from Castle, and down 0.7 from its finale last year. Its days of being anything resembling a “monster” are far behind it. It’ll be lucky to pull 1.8 on Fridays.

  • Mon

    H50 will be a Friday night monster, but with their Friday night budget they had to cut back on Grace Park.

    I don’t think H50 can beat Shark Tank. It might be neck-in-neck with Grimm so I guess H50 can pull about 1.4-1.6 on fall. Also I think it would be unfair if they have to cut the actress that’s been on the show since the beginning. Perhaps the recurring characters might be the ones who’s getting cut back.

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