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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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.

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  • Mike

    Very bad numbers for H50 finale considering Castle finale was last week. I cannot believe it was not even able to gain demo numbers after a Mike&Molly repeat . The show skews really old. The move to Fridays is well deserved,
    So only Castle will remain in the same spot next season. Revolution is moving too. Castle did good. Congrats!

  • Rebecca

    Enjoyed the RoE finale, and saw Goodwin Games online and enjoyed that a lot, too. I’ll continue to watch the rest of its run. The Goodwin siblings are so different from each other, and the crook brother is pretty funny. Haven’t watched last night’s RVN yet. Will do so some time today.

  • Matt

    Goodwin Games got better towards the end. I think it is a one off show. But yea Fox has really done a miserable job with the show. I am sure the Tornado stole viewers from all shows but as it should.

  • Ultima

    Can people here possibly NOT post spoilers of current TV shows in this DVR era?

    Not that I condone the posting of spoilers, but it does rest on you to exercise some common sense – if you haven’t seen what was on TV last night, maybe you should avoid a comment thread discussing what was on TV last night.

  • Ultima

    But yea Fox has really done a miserable job with the show.

    They liked the pilot enough to order it to series, but then they weren’t happy with the resulting episodes so production was stopped six months ago.

    If FOX did a better job, then they would have never picked up the series in the first place.

  • Ronald

    i liked the plot of the goodwin games! it`s not great but it`s good to watch

  • Shaz

    When H50 started, it was one of CBSs youngest-skewing shows. It seems like all the younger viewers left H50 for Revolution but didn’t bother returning after abandoning Revolution.

    I don’t buy that the bad writing turned away H50 viewers. Most will agree that S2 had the worst writing, yet the ratings remained about the same or maybe slighly lower than S1. H50’s ratings didn’t tank until it had competition from a show aimed at a younger-skewing audience (Revolution) compared to the previous year (Playboy Club & Smash).

  • MichaelChickless

    @Ultima Re: Spoilers

    Even if I haven’t watched the show the night before, I’m still interested in the discussion of it numbers. (ie tvbythenumbers)

    I’ve always posted spoiler *warnings* when discussing salient plot points of recent shows.

  • lakersupbyten

    Congrats to five 0, great to see them back in the 2s again! Hopefully we will see 5 years or more seasons. Excellent eppy..but give FONG a break! Lol.

  • bluejays

    So HFo finale does same as Elementary despite the other show getting a special two hour slot and the post BBT boost. And HFO got more overall viewers. Well done CBS on moving the show out of the two with the fantastic syndication deal!

  • MichaelChickless

    i liked the plot of the goodwin games!

    Now you ruined it for me!

    (just kidding) ;-) :-)

  • Ultima

    I am shocked that neither ABC, CBS, nor NBC pre-empted any regular programs for a half-hour or hour-long special on the Oklahoma tornado.

    At what point do you stop being shocked about these things and admit to yourself that you’re clueless when it comes to TV programming and ratings?

  • The End


    Even though it’s a Canadian import, every network has standards. A 1.4 debut can only get lower as it goes along. I wouldn’t expect more than 1 season from this on ABC personally.

    I’m reasonably happy that my death prediction for this show is looking as likely to occur as ever on ABC. That said, it can continue in Canada regardless. Nothing against the show or anything no. Just months back we discussed this show on here and I was a little more forward with my prediction about it.

  • Ultima

    Even if I haven’t watched the show the night before, I’m still interested in the discussion of it numbers. (ie tvbythenumbers)

    I’ve always posted spoiler *warnings* when discussing salient plot points of recent shows.

    I understand that, but expecting everyone else to be that courteous on the internet is very unrealistic.

  • Ultima

    Raising Hope had 2 unaired episodes this season. It should have been new last night to give The Goodwin Games a stronger lead-in

    FOX canceled The Goodwin Games six months ago, why waste a new episode of Raising Hope on it?

  • John A

    Im bored of this H50 V Castle thing. I like Castle but neither show does amazing for anyone to brag about.

  • Antonio

    Half hours?

  • bluejays

    @Mike. Well as Elementary did the same demo and lower viewers and got a two hour special slot and a great lead in will we see similar censure from yourself for that show? Thought not.

  • The End

    @Very bad numbers for H50 finale

    By bad, you obviously mean average. The show by no measure did badly, a 2.0 at 10pm is alright. I would call it good but don’t want to be drawn into the fanboy wars here that occur for some shows.

  • 9to5

    I don’t think people want to see a chubby Nathon Fillon with his shirt off.

    Why bash on a tv show if you do not even watch it.
    When you consider you had 3 10pm shows on abc,cbs, and NBC and the Bates Motel (4). The ratings for Castle/H50/Revolution all were very tough competition. I realize Revolution ratings have slipped but considering the past few years Mondays on NBC were terrible. Maybe NBC might want to think of Revolution as a success in spite of huge mistake of taking it off the air 4 months. I think the ratings are actually not that bad for a Syfy show. I will watch Wedneday’s at 8pm. I sure hope NBC has a low ceiling for renewals on that network. Now give us some news on Hannibal renewal.

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