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[05/07/13 - 08:25 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Voice" Hands NBC Fourth Consecutive Monday
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for monday, may 6, 2013)

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

NBC (10.038 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.3, #1) was the top demo draw on Monday with its combination of "The Voice" (11.885 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.9, #1) and "Revolution" (6.345 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T5).

CBS (7.501 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.2, #2) then claimed the silver with its lineup of "How I Met Your Mother" (6.936 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.6, #T2), "Rules of Engagement" (6.647 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T5), "2 Broke Girls" (7.883 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.6, #T2), "Mike & Molly" (7.903 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.2, #4) and "Hawaii Five-0" (7.818 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T8).

Next up was ABC (12.220 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.0, #3) with new episodes of "Dancing with the Stars" (12.920 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T8) and "Castle" (10.820 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.0, #7).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.091 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) was out of the hunt with its special "Rihanna 777" (1.730 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #10) and a reepat of "Bones" (2.452 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #11).

And finally, a new "Oh Sit!" (0.898 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T12) and the penultimate week of "90210" (0.613 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T12) on The CW (0.755 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Sit!" delivered a 0.4 rating while "90210" posted a 0.4 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - 90210
+11.76% - Hawaii Five-0
+5.00% - Rules of Engagement
+5.00% - Revolution
+4.00% - 2 Broke Girls
0.00% - Castle
0.00% - Oh Sit!
-3.70% - How I Met Your Mother
-4.35% - Mike & Molly
-4.88% - The Voice
-5.00% - Dancing with the Stars

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+10.53% - Revolution (vs. Smash)
+5.41% - The Voice
-10.34% - How I Met Your Mother (vs. 2 Broke Girls)
-17.39% - Hawaii Five-0
-20.00% - Castle
-25.00% - Oh Sit! (vs. Gossip Girl)
-26.92% - Dancing with the Stars
-29.03% - Mike & Molly (vs. Mike & Molly)
-29.73% - 2 Broke Girls (vs. Two and a Half Men)
-38.24% - Rules of Engagement (vs. 2 Broke Girls)
-50.00% - 90210 (vs. Hart of Dixie)
-57.89% - Rihanna 777 (vs. Bones)

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," 2.6/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.1/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.4/6.

* In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 Wednesday results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.8/4; "Late Show," 0.5/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.8/4.

* From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET Wednesday night, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.6/5 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" (1.4/5 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" (0.5/4 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 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (5/7/12):

NBC (8.98 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.1, #1) was the network to beat on Monday thanks to the penultimate installments of "The Voice" (10.51 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 3.7, #T1) and "Smash" (5.92 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T10).

CBS (9.61 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.9, #2) then snagged a competitive second place with a new "2 Broke Girls" (8.40 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.9, #5) followed by the season finale of "2 Broke Girls" (9.32 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 3.4, #3) and new episodes of "Two and a Half Men" (11.26 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.7, #T1), "Mike & Molly" (10.18 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 3.1, #4) and "Hawaii Five-0" (9.24 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.3, #8) - tied as its series low.

Next up was ABC (14.85 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.6, #3) with a fresh "Dancing With the Stars" (15.99 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.6, #6) - its series low for performance shows - and the season finale of "Castle" (12.56 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.5, #7).

Meanwhile, FOX (6.54 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.0, #4) offered up originals from "Bones" (6.91 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T10) and "House" (6.17 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 2.1, #9).

And finally, new episodes of "Gossip Girl" (0.87 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #13) and "Hart of Dixie" (1.33 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #12) over on The CW (1.10 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #5) closed out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Gossip" delivered a 0.7 rating while "Dixie" posted a 1.0 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+5.71% - The Voice
+5.56% - Smash
+4.17% - Castle
0.00% - Two and a Half Men
0.00% - House
0.00% - Bones
0.00% - Hart of Dixie
-2.86% - 2 Broke Girls
-3.13% - Mike & Molly
-3.70% - Dancing With the Stars
-8.00% - Hawaii Five-0
-33.33% - Gossip Girl

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+208.33% - The Voice (vs. Chuck/The Event)
+117.65% - Two and a Half Men (vs. Two and a Half Men (Repeat))
+88.89% - 2 Broke Girls - 8:30 (vs. Mad Love)
+58.33% - Smash (vs. Law & Order: LA)
+40.91% - Mike & Molly
+23.53% - House (vs. The Chicago Code)
+16.00% - 2 Broke Girls - 8:00 (vs. How I Met Your Mother)
0.00% - Hart of Dixie (vs. Gossip Girl)
0.00% - Hawaii Five-0
-19.35% - Castle
-34.48% - Bones (vs. House)
-36.59% - Dancing With the Stars
-42.86% - Gossip Girl (vs. 90210)

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," 2.7/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.3/6; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.6/9; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.8/5.

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," 0.7/4.

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" (1.2/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49 with an encore) topped "Late Late Show" (0.4/2).

At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.9/4 in metered-market households and a 0.3/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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