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TV Ratings Monday:'The Bachelorette' Premieres Down, 'The Voice' Falls, 'Revolution' & 'The Goodwin Games' Flat

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May 28th, 2013

The Bachelorette Premiere May 27 2013

Scoreboard NBC ABC UNI CBS FOX CW
Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 2.7/7 1.7/5 1.5/4 1.1/3 0.6/2 0.4/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 1.9/6 1.3/4 1.4/4 0.6/2 0.4/1 0.3/1
Total Viewers (million) 9.410 5.791 3.436 4.353 1.438 1.529

 

NOTE: A18-49 usage was up +4% from 8-10pm and +3% from 8-11pm last night versus last Monday

NBC was number one with adults 18-49, and with total viewers.

On NBC, The Voice hit a series low for a performance show with a 3.1 adults 18-49 rating, down 11 percent from last week's 3.5. Revolution earned a 1.9 adults 18-49 rating, even with last week.  Your predictions were a little optimistic.

On ABC, the season premiere of The Bachelorette scored a 1.9 adults 18-49 rating down 27 percent from a 2.6 for last season’s 90 minute premiere on May 14, 2012, which followed a new episode of Dancing with the Stars. It was the show’s lowest rated premiere ever. A special episode of 20/20, Bringing Up Baby: Royal Edition about the British royals earned a 1.3 adults 18-49 rating, even with Motive’s performance in the time period last week.

On FOX, The Goodwin Games garnered a 0.6 adults 18-49 rating, even with last week’s series premiere.

On The CW, the movie Memorial Day scored a 0.4 adults 18-49 rating.

 

Broadcast primetime ratings for Monday, May 27, 2013:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rtg/Shr Viewers (millions)
8:00 NBC The Voice (8-10PM) 3.1/9 10.88
ABC The Bachelorette (8-10PM) Season Premiere 1.9/5 5.88
CBS How I Met Your Mother - R 0.9/3 3.60
FOX Raising Hope - R 0.7/2 1.77
CW Memorial Day (8-10PM) 0.4/1 1.53
8:30 CBS Rules of Engagement - R 0.9/2 3.66
FOX The Goodwin Games 0.6/2 1.366
9:00 CBS 2 Broke Girls - R 1.0/3 4.21
FOX New Girl - R 0.6/2 1.32
9:30 CBS Mike & Molly - R 1.2/3 4.67
FOX The Mindy Project - R 0.6/1 1.30
10:00 NBC Revolution 1.9/5 6.48
ABC 20/20 1.3/4 5.61
CBS Hawaii Five-0 - R 1.2/3 4.99

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In Late-Night Metered Markets Monday night:

 

Definitions:

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.

 
  • Tommy (UK)

    Wow! Only just realised that CW actually beat FOX in total viewers. I swear that’s the first time this season that The CW wasn’t topped one of the other broadcasts in viewers for the night?!

  • jimbo

    I think Dennis is like me. He doesnt get joy that a show is getting lousy ratings, but at the idiots that keep putting this crap on the air. Wonder how long they’ll take these ratings and realize the world doesnt revolve around 18 – 39 yr old people. Maybe after they take Jay off and Fallon falls on his face will NBC wake up..

  • mary 1

    I really like the Voice but there’s just too many country acts this season. If tonight they get rid of their only remaining diversity the ratings will continue to decline.

  • ERICinHB

    We all know Dennis is a tool, this is all he has in his life.

  • Rebecca

    Enjoyed The Goodwin Games and RVN. I’m glad there’s just one RVN left for the season now – as someone said earlier, it’s tough to kill time before it comes on (and here it comes on at 9 – I’m usually not up past 10). I stayed up longer and watched it on the DVR’s chase play mode, so I didn’t finish until 10:30. Saved Goodwin Games for today on hulu….there’s just too much going on during prime time (and I’m still streaming all the new Arrested Development episodes – it was fun to see some of the Outsourced actors in episode #3, or whichever one focused more on Lindsay. Each one so far focuses on one of the Bluths and I’ve only seen 3-4 so far).

  • The End

    @jimbo
    @I think Dennis is like me

    Don’t put yourself down like that. Seriously, you haven’t reached a point that low here. Be positive :)

  • Austin

    a lot of people didnt even know there was new tv last night…

  • The End

    @rick
    @“Reality” tv has seen it’s best days and is sliding down further all the time.

    Nope. See The Amazing Race.

    @CrimTV
    @Revolution’s audience does not rely on The Voice. Last few weeks ratings show this:

    I’ve been arguing this for a short while actually. That said, I wanted to see the show air without The Voice on Monday just to see. We have Wednesday now to be proven correct lol

  • Melissa

    Wow, a few months ago, The Voice was over 2 points higher! I’m guessing tonight’s episode will dip into the 2’s. I think it will recover when Christina returns; Usher and Shakira seemed to attract audiences in the beginning, but they’ve been boring in the knockouts and live shows. There was always some controversy with Christina, and I think that helped keep the show so high in the fall.

  • Fred

    I’m finding THE VOICE very boring.

    I know I’m in the minority, but I enjoy the X FACTOR/IDOL more.

  • Sam

    In the wake of their disastrous winter ratings, why did NBC wait so long to bring back their biggest hit (The Voice) and biggest new series (Revolution)?! Seems strange to have them continue to air during the summer “burn off” season, when they really could have used them ASAP during the regular season.

  • The End

    @Sam

    The idea was that Revolution would do better if paired with The Voice. Thus the overly long break. Things did not work out that way however.

    I think it’s safe to say Revolution isn’t being propped up by The Voice, at least in my opinion. The DVR numbers for this show are godly but if it lost a few live viewers and gained a few DVR viewers back on Wednesday for Season 2, it should do well enough for a 3rd season.

    But yeah, Revolution wasn’t held back because of production issues, it could of aired in a normal fashion from start to finish.

  • CBSviewer

    @ catsrule

    Do you have a source or is that just where you think it should air?

    The futon critic says the episode “Windy City” will air on Thursday May 30 at 8:31.
    You can also check CBS’ schedule on CBS.com and you’ll see that the Season Finale of Mike & Molly is scheduled after The Big Bang Theory episode “The Cooper/Kripke Inversion”.

  • catsrule

    @Kumar: The Mindy Project sucks! It was lucky to get a 2nd season. Mindy Kaling’s Emmy nomination was for another show…
    The Goodwin Games didn’t deserve to be treated like crap. I agree with ToXiX, it should have aired inseason instead of Ben and Kate or The Mindy Project.

  • todd35

    I have to admit that Revelution was starting to loose me a few episodes ago, but last night drew me back in… Next week what will happen when they turn the power back on???

  • 9to5

    I am telling you Revolution and the Voice do not share the same audience, maybe a few people watch both, if they do they are probably the viewers that are heavily hitting the DVR button. I guess we will find out this fall whe Revolution premiers on Wednesday at 8pm. Proove me wrong nay sayers.

  • mayhem

    Anything before the Cooler episode of new girl is non essential viewing.From that ep. till season finale considered by many top tv critics as the best network sitcom on tv.

  • Psac

    The second episode of Goodwin Games was a lot better than the first. Maybe with better promotion and/or a tweaking of the first episode it would have done better.

  • Gail

    revolution steady even when the voice is down, yay!

  • Sam

    Revolution has established it’s own audience not reliant on The Voice, proof of that is it has been steady at 1.9 for a few weeks now even though The Voice has been falling. Also, Revolution is doing better than Grimm. Both shows have The Voice as a lead in and Grimm has been averaging a 1.7, Revolution has been averaging a 1.9. Revolution is NBC’s most valuable show.

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