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[04/30/13 - 08:28 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Voice" Keeps NBC in Front
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for monday, april 29, 2013)

Here are the highlights of the 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night:

NBC (10.236 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.4, #1) was still the network to beat on Monday with new episodes of "The Voice" (12.450 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 4.1, #1) and "Revolution" (5.809 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 2.0, #T7).

FOX (7.439 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.3, #2) then snagged the silver with the season finales of "Bones" (7.108 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.1, #6) and "The Following" (7.770 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.6, #3).

Next up was CBS (7.318 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.1, #3) with its usual mix of "How I Met Your Mother" (6.892 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 2.7, #2), "Rules of Engagement" (6.000 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 2.0, #T7), "2 Broke Girls" (7.693 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.5, #4), "Mike & Molly" (7.933 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.3, #5) and "Hawaii Five-0" (7.693 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.7, #11).

Meanwhile, ABC (12.377 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.0, #4) offered up originals from "Dancing with the Stars" (13.250 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.0, #T7) and "Castle" (10.630 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.0, #T7).

And finally, new episodes of "Oh Sit!" (0.797 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #12) and "90210" (0.515 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #13) closed out the evening. The CW (0.656 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Sit!" delivered a 0.5 rating while "90210" posted a 0.3 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - Rules of Engagement
+10.53% - Bones
+8.70% - 2 Broke Girls (vs. 4/15/13)
+8.33% - The Following
+4.55% - Mike & Molly (vs. 4/15/13)
+3.85% - How I Met Your Mother (vs. 4/15/13)
0.00% - Oh Sit!
-4.76% - Dancing with the Stars
-5.56% - Hawaii Five-0 (vs. 4/15/13)
-9.09% - Castle
-9.09% - Revolution
-14.58% - The Voice
-33.33% - 90210

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+23.81% - The Following (vs. House)
+17.14% - The Voice
+11.11% - Revolution (vs. Smash)
+10.53% - Bones
-15.63% - How I Met Your Mother
-16.67% - Castle
-25.93% - Dancing with the Stars
-28.13% - Mike & Molly
-32.00% - Hawaii Five-0
-32.43% - 2 Broke Girls (vs. Two and a Half Men)
-42.86% - Rules of Engagement (vs. 2 Broke Girls)
-50.00% - Oh Sit! (vs. Gossip Girl)
-66.67% - 90210 (vs. Hart of Dixie)

In late-night metered market ratings (via NBC's press release):

* In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 2.5/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.1/5; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.2/6.

* In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 Wednesday results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.7/3; "Late Show," 0.5/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/3.

* From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET Wednesday night, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.4/5 in metered-market households and a 0.4/2 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" (1.0/4). 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 0.8/4 in metered-market households and a 0.3/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (4/30/12):

CBS (10.00 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.1, #1) moved into the top spot on Monday thanks to new episodes of "How I Met Your Mother" (7.89 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 3.2, #T4), "2 Broke Girls" (9.14 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 3.5, #T2), "Two and a Half Men" (11.25 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.7, #1), "Mike & Molly" (10.23 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 3.2, #T4) and "Hawaii Five-0" (10.76 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.5, #7) - its season low.

NBC (8.07 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.9, #2) then had to settle for second place with new episodes of "The Voice" (9.40 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 3.5, #T2) - its new series low for performance shows - and "Smash" (5.40 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.8, #11) - its series low.

Next up was ABC (14.35 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.6, #3) with originals from "Dancing With the Stars" (15.84 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.7, #6) - its series low for performance shows - and "Castle" (11.38 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.4, #8).

Meanwhile, FOX (6.79 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.0, #4) offered up fresh installments of "Bones" (7.01 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.9, #10) and "House" (6.57 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 2.1, #9).

And finally, new episodes of "Gossip Girl" (1.05 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T12) and "Hart of Dixie" (1.31 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T12) on The CW (1.18 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #5) closed out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Gossip" delivered a 1.3 rating while "Dixie" posted a 1.1 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+20.00% - Hart of Dixie
+20.00% - Gossip Girl
+9.09% - Castle (vs. 4/16/12)
+6.67% - How I Met Your Mother (vs. 4/16/12)
+6.06% - 2 Broke Girls (vs. 4/16/12)
+3.23% - Mike & Molly (vs. 4/16/12)
0.00% - Two and a Half Men (vs. 4/16/12)
-3.85% - Hawaii Five-0 (vs. 4/9/12)
-5.41% - The Voice
-8.70% - House
-10.00% - Dancing With the Stars
-13.64% - Bones
-14.29% - Smash

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+159.26% - The Voice (vs. Chuck/The Event)
+68.18% - Two and a Half Men (vs. Two and a Half Men (Repeat))
+59.09% - 2 Broke Girls (vs. Mad Love)
+39.13% - Mike & Molly
+31.25% - House (vs. The Chicago Code)
+28.57% - Smash (vs. Law & Order: LA)
+18.52% - How I Met Your Mother
+4.17% - Hawaii Five-0
-14.29% - Hart of Dixie (vs. Gossip Girl)
-14.29% - Gossip Girl (vs. 90210)
-17.24% - Castle
-34.48% - Bones (vs. House)
-38.64% - Dancing With the Stars

In late-night metered market ratings (via NBC's press release):

In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 2.9/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.6/7; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.8/9; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.0/6.

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.9/4; "Late Show," 0.7/3; "Nightline," 1.1/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3.

At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.4/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.3/5). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49 with an encore) topped "Late Late Show" (0.4/3).

At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.9/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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