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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  • Ultima

    Very bad numbers for H50 finale

    Hawaii Five-0 had its highest ratings since March and won its timeslot. Horrible! :roll:

  • networkman

    I believe that is the best retention The Mindy Project has gotten over the season out of New Girl. I must say that the show improved over the season so hopefully it will see growth for its second season.

    I really enjoyed H5O season finale. It was really entertaining. Great to see the demo back at 2.0. Hopefully viewers liked what they saw and will follow the show to Friday. It was a nice cliffhanger. If the show can garner 1.7-2.0 on Friday, CBS will be very pleased.

  • networkman

    Rules of Engagement ended beautifully. The cast had great chemistry, lead by Patrick. I know the actors were ready to move on but I don’t feel the new show We Are Men will perform any better than ROE.

  • Dan

    I really hope FOX lets this show run through. They had to expect garbage numbers airing with all repeats.

  • Melissa

    What a late season collapse The Voice is having!

  • noob

    Lets all blame Fox for these numbers. Who the hell premieres a new show in a middle time slot surrounded by reruns. Fox really knows how to let people down.

  • Twinn

    It’s called a burnoff, noob.
    Now where the hell is a Friday night budget? Or is there a budget reduction because you failed on Monday nights? :)

  • Ultima

    Lets all blame Fox for these numbers. Who the hell premieres a new show in a middle time slot surrounded by reruns. Fox really knows how to let people down.

    They canceled the show six months ago!

    Be happy that it is airing at all.

  • Dan

    Hawaii 5-0 did great last night but even when the show does move to Fridays at 9, the show is in no danger of being cancelled by next May.

    The show has a lucrative syndication deal, which means thats 1 more full season will get it to 93-95 episodes. I think CBS would give it and Blue Bloods another season to get it over 100 episodes. That would make for more money for syndication.

    Plus if any 2 shows end next season it will be The Mentalist and The Good Wife plus maybe a new drama. So I doubt Hawaii 5-0 and Blue Bloods are in any danger despite being on Fridays.

  • JoshuaCanada

    I thought the Goodwin Games wasn’t half bad. Too bad for the low numbers, I’m probably not going to stick with it with that number because i have a feeling it won’t wrap up the story after only 7 episodes.

    It will be interesting to see how Revolution does next week.

  • Mike


    That CBS decided to dump h50 on Friday instead of Elementary, tells me CBS agrees with my “censure”.
    The viewers median age of Elementary is 36, younger than the H50 ones.
    But none of them are big hits, both mediocre performers for CBS standards, so I think CBS is now more interested in protecting Elementary because H50 will have soon the episodes needed for syndication.
    I don’t see any of those two shows surviving for long after they get the needed episodes.

  • Leah

    All networks are starting to see Friday nights as more than a throw away night for shows. I hate to be the bearer of bad news for Castle Fans but given the new dramas coming to Mondays you may just wish Hawaii Five-0 and Revolution were still your competition. Castle turning into a soap opera, and I am not fond of those.

  • bluejays

    Thing is @Dan, HFO is actually safer in a way by being on Friday unless it tanks. Shows like POI and Elementary are more in danger if they can’t do better at ten. Friday doesn’t have the same pressure.

    It might mean a lower budget for HFO slightly but as far as its future goes Fridays is kind of a safer slot in many ways. But if the writing doesn’t improve then no matter where they put it it won’t be saved. Sadly. What a waste of a really talented cast.

    As for shirtless Nathan Fillion? What?? He’s packed on some weight. Which is fine, but lets let him keep his shirt on.

  • Colin

    The Goodwin Games ties with Do No Harm for the lowest premiere for a show! But, Goodwin Games is a good show. FOX promoted it for 3 days before it aired… They just want it dead…

  • David


    Fox aren’t trying to kill The Goodwin Games! They’ve already killed it! Production was shut down ages ago! Think of this as a summer burn off.

  • Grey

    “I thought the Goodwin Games wasn’t half bad.”
    It always kills me when some one says this because it means it wasn’t *half good* either. LOL.

  • Grey

    @ Bluejays

    “As for shirtless Nathan Fillion? What?? He’s packed on some weight. Which is fine, but lets let him keep his shirt on.”

    LOL! Thanks for saying everyone was thinking. ;D

  • Vcoolwater

    The fact that Hawaii Five-o couldn’t beat Castle and sometimes Revolution on a regular basis is the reason it is being shipped off to Friday. Monday 10pm is wreaker than Thursday 10pm. Hawaii Five-O should easily win the time slot but it not happening.

    In fact I bet you the 1.8 last week was what sealed the deal for the show. I think CBS expects better from it.

    Also CBS advertised the season finale as “four becomes three”. I am sure people tuned in to see who was leaving the show.

  • disney rocks

    This is what NBC should do midseason:


    7- Dateline
    8- Reality Filler/CA (if its not canned)
    9-11- 2 new shows (Im guessing crossbones and Crisis)

    If they promote the 2 new dramas well and also have a solid reality player here, then they will be fine.


    8-The Voice
    10- The Blakclist (Im guessing this’ll be the first long-term hit out of TV)


    8- NBC’s 2 NEW sitcoms
    9- The Voice
    10- Belive (NEW; March-May)


    8- Night Shift(Midseason)/Revolution (spring) (Put revolution on break from January-March; if its not dead it can finish out March-May)
    9- L&O:SVU (January-March)/CF (March-May, give believe a good chance and porvide a good launching pad for the spin-off; it’ll probably do well here after a boost from the voice and criminal minds aging)
    10- Ironside (16-18 episodes ending in early march; think it has potential to be next CF, but must get a non-full season to give room for another potential success, chicago pd)/ Chicago PD (march-may)


    SAME, new comedies/community filling in for dead ones.


    8-10- SAME
    10-11- L&O:SVU (March-May; final season)

    For 2014-15 season i imagine The Voice airing 9-11 on mondays with sitcoms from 8-9. Sitcoms from 8-9 on tuesdays and believe will stay tuesdays@10. Plus, wednesdays and thursdays flipped-ish with MJF to wednesdays@8. I think they might gamble with The blacklist Thursdays@9 and CF will stay wednesdays@9 with chicago PD at 10. Revoution can be thursdays at 8 or sundays at 8. TBL thursdays at 8 or sundays at 8. One of ironside night shift or crisis have hope for midseason sunday and one for post-grimm. 2014-15 has potential to be great year for them.

  • Paul

    I enjoy “DWTS” and will miss the beautiful dancing each week when this season wraps up. Zandaya deserves to win but the “American Idol” loser will more than likely win. Derek the blond dancing guy with the sexy body is quite popular!

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