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[03/26/13 - 08:20 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Voice" Returns on Top for NBC
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for monday, march 25, 2013)

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

NBC (11.324 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 4.0, #1) was back in front on Monday thanks to the return of "The Voice" (13.362 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 4.7, #1) and "Revolution" (7.249 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.7, #T3).

CBS (7.756 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.4, #2) then had to settle for the silver with its mix of "How I Met Your Mother" (6.846 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.7, #T3), "Rules of Engagement" (6.181 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T8), "2 Broke Girls" (8.551 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.9, #2), "Mike & Molly" (8.639 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.6, #5) and "Hawaii Five-0" (8.158 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.0, #10).

Next up was ABC (12.947 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.2, #3) with week two of "Dancing with the Stars" (14.078 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.3, #T6) plus a new "Castle" (10.685 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T8).

Meanwhile, FOX (6.687 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.1, #4) offered up originals from "Bones" (6.745 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.9, #11) and "The Following" (6.629 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 2.3, #T6).

And finally, a new "The Carrie Diaries" (0.942 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #12) and a repeat of "Hart of Dixie" (0.421 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.1, #13) on The CW (0.681 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the evening.

In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Carrie" delivered a 0.6 rating while "Dixie" posted a 0.2 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+8.33% - Mike & Molly
+7.41% - 2 Broke Girls
-4.17% - The Following
-4.55% - Castle
-4.55% - Rules of Engagement
-4.76% - Hawaii Five-0
-5.00% - Bones
-6.90% - Revolution
-6.90% - How I Met Your Mother
-20.00% - The Carrie Diaries
-25.81% - Dancing with the Stars

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+53.33% - The Following (vs. Alcatraz)
+42.11% - How I Met Your Mother (vs. How I Met Your Mother (Repeat))
+36.84% - Mike & Molly (vs. Mike & Molly (Repeat))
+31.82% - 2 Broke Girls (vs. Two and a Half Men (Repeat))
+26.67% - Bones (vs. Alcatraz)
+25.00% - Hawaii Five-0 (vs. Hawaii Five-0 (Repeat))
+22.73% - Revolution (vs. Smash)
6.82% - The Voice
5.00% - Rules of Engagement (vs. 2 Broke Girls (Repeat))
0.00% - The Carrie Diaries (vs. Confessions of a Shopaholic)
-12.50% - Castle
-25.81% - 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," 2.8/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.2/6; 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," 0.9/4; "Late Show," 0.5/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3.

* From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET Wednesday night, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.3/4 in metered-market households and a 0.3/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

* From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.4/5 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" (0.5/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).

* 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.


Here are the highlights of the 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (3/26/12):

NBC (9.98 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.7, #1) was the network to beat on Monday thanks to new episodes of "The Voice" (11.79 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 4.4, #1) and "Smash" (6.36 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.2, #T4).

ABC (15.79 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.9, #2) then claimed the silver with fresh installments of "Dancing With the Stars" (17.62 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.1, #2) and "Castle" (12.15 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.4, #3).

Next up was CBS (6.39 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.9, #3) with its all-repeat lineup of "How I Met Your Mother" (5.70 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T7), "2 Broke Girls" (6.12 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.0, #6), "Two and a Half Men" (7.08 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.2, #T4), "Mike & Molly" (6.28 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T7) and "Hawaii Five-0" (6.57 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.6, #9).

Meanwhile, FOX (4.73 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #4) offered up a new "Alcatraz" (4.71 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T10) followed by the season finale of "Alcatraz" (4.74 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T10).

And finally, the feature "Confessions of a Shopaholic" (0.95 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #12) on The CW (0.95 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) rounded out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), the film delivered a 0.6 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Castle
0.00% - Alcatraz - 9:00
-2.22% - The Voice
-4.35% - Smash
-11.43% - Dancing With the Stars

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+319.05% - The Voice (vs. All Together Now: A Celebration of Service/The Event)
+37.50% - Smash (vs. Harry's Law)
+36.36% - Alcatraz - 9:00 (vs. The Chicago Code (Repeat))
0.00% - Alcatraz - 8:00 (vs. House (Repeat))
-27.27% - Castle
-39.22% - 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," 2.3/6; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.7/9; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.9/6.

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.8/4; "Late Show," 0.6/3; "Nightline," 1.1/5; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3.

At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.3/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.1/4 with an encore). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2 with an encore).

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

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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