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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  • MichaelChickless

    I guessed the right ratings on Motive, but I was way too optimistic on The Goodwin Games. And TGG wasn’t especially funny.

    Go H50! Go Revolution!

  • Jazz

    I hope we get some sort of conclusion with Goodwin Games whenever it does end. I really like it. Very light. Good summer show. Beau Bridges was the best part.

  • Ram510

    I still don’t understand why CBS didn’t just air Rules of Engagment last week, but it was a great series finale anyhow. One of my favorite series finales I’ve ever seen. I will miss Rules of Engagement!

    Not surprised The Voice is down, it’s always down at this point. I just wish NBC would make it more interesting with the judges critiques. At this point it’s everyone is “great” or “incredible” and hardly any actually constructive criticism. Typically this is when I stop watching live and just DVR it so I can fast forward through all the “everything is great” talk.

  • Hardline_Pro

    Well at least Revolution is stable…at the 1.9-2.0 mark.

  • NBC Fan

    The Voice is down because this season’s contestants are not that good.

  • CBSviewer

    H50 will be a Friday night monster

    As r0mypants said it is doubtful. Remember what happened to CSI: NY ? It was stronger than Hawaii Five-0 when it moved to Friday. Its sixth Season finale got a 2.8 and when it premiered on Friday it scored a 2.0.
    Hawaii Five-0 is not as strong as CSI: NY was. I bet the Season premiere will be around 1.8 and then it will fall to 1.5-1.6.

  • Grey

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

    Yeah, but that might be the equivalent of rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic so to speak. I don’t think the show is doomed but either night the ratings will probably stay about the same. The show has its core audience and fan base at this point (three seasons). If it were new then maybe test it, yes, but not now after three years.

  • Jim

    Since Motive has already aired in Canada and been renewed for a second season, ABC probably got it cheap along with the fact all the advertising, see this site, says the premier is Thursday. I think Thursday will be a better judge of it chances in the US than last night.

  • TheFrenchGuy

    @ Grey

    If it were new then maybe test it, yes, but not now after three years.

    I agree but why CBS tried The Mentalist on Friday last year during the Show fourth season ?

  • cam

    H50’s ratings went up because Castle wasn’t taking away 11 million viewers. Only reason.

  • Nick

    I had no idea Motive was on last night until I checked the zap2it schedule on this site a little after 8. Thank god I did, because Motive was an incredible show. Almost at the same calibur as Castle – not only was it an interesting concept (and therefore different than any other procedural on TV), but it was thrilling and entertaining for the entire hour. Can’t wait to keep watching it this summer.

    Can’t say I’m surprised at it’s ratings since it isn’t the official premiere, and people likely had no idea it was on, but I wish more people had tuned in.

  • fourat sakka

    any half hour ratings ??

  • Baaa!

    Hmm lets put a new show in between two repeats and see if it does well. Excellent treatment FOX. Did not see it myself, but how they premiered it says volumes of what FOX thinks of it.

  • KarenM

    Good for H50! Too bad CBS doesn’t have anymore faith in it by throwing it away on Fridays. If H50 could’ve maintained the same caliber of writing as season one it would’ve done a lot better. The writers let this show down big time!

  • Tim

    Hilarious. A repeat of Fat&Fatter got better names than H50 . LMAO
    CBS should had dumped this ridiculous remake on Friday LONG time ago. At least CBS was smart enough to air the final when Castle was done for the season to avoid further embarrassment.

  • Tim

    “Good for H50 ”

    Seriously? A 2 demo for the finale with Castle not even on.Guess your are looking those numbers through rose-colored glasses. LOL. CBS did the smart thing dumping this one on Fridays.

  • TVDude

    I was rooting against Motive after the ads got ridiculous. It’s one thing to be on a website and see an ad, it’s another thing for the ad go over the center of the page. That’s not going to make me want to watch the show, but it is annoying and makes me hope the show gets canceled. Just sayin, poor advertising (don’t annoy people, if you want them to watch the show).

    That’s a solid number for Rules. I’m glad it gave fans an ending they were waiting for. It was very smart of the cast to make that happen.

    I’m not surprised about The Voice dropping. There’s not much things of interest going on this season and the contestants are just “meh” compared to before. Also the over saturation of music competition shows might finally be taking a small toll.

  • KarenM

    @Tim, at least it beat the much hyped Revolution.

  • PurpleDrazi


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

    What would be the point? CBS moved H50 to Friday because its rating are sliping. They are going to move it to Friday regardless so doing a test run would’t change anything.

  • Percy

    Great for Hawaii Five-0!!!!

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