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[04/23/13 - 08:29 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Voice" Keeps NBC on Top of the Charts
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for monday, april 22, 2013)

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

NBC (11.325 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.9, #1) was the network to beat on Monday thanks to new episodes of "The Voice" (13.867 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.8, #1) and "Revolution" (6.241 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.2, #T3).

ABC (12.959 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T2) then was the most-watched channel with fresh installments of "Dancing with the Stars" (13.583 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.1, #5) and "Castle" (11.713 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.2, #T3).

Next up was FOX (6.919 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T2) with the penultimate weeks of "Bones" (6.865 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.9, #6) and "The Following" (6.973 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.4, #2).

Meanwhile, CBS (4.978 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #4) offered up its mix of "How I Met Your Mother" (4.164 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T9), a new "Rules of Engagement" (4.963 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.5, #7) and "2 Broke Girls" (5.024 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.4, #8), "Mike & Molly" (5.242 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T9) and "Hawaii Five-0" (5.238 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.2, #11).

And finally, originals from "Oh Sit!" (0.827 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T12) and "90210" (0.593 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T12) on The CW (0.709 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Sit!" delivered a 0.3 rating while "90210" posted a 0.4 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - 90210
+14.29% - The Following
+4.76% - Castle
0.00% - Bones
-4.35% - Revolution (vs. 4/8/13)
-4.55% - Dancing with the Stars
-5.88% - The Voice
-25.00% - Rules of Engagement
-25.00% - Oh Sit!

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+29.73% - The Voice
+4.76% - Castle (vs. 20/20: Dance Floor Confidential)
+4.76% - Revolution (vs. Smash)
+4.35% - The Following (vs. House)
-13.64% - Bones
-16.67% - Rules of Engagement (vs. 2 Broke Girls (Repeat))
-30.00% - Dancing with the Stars
-40.00% - 90210 (vs. Hart of Dixie)
-40.00% - Oh Sit! (vs. Gossip Girl)

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

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Here are the highlights of the 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (4/23/12):

NBC (8.79 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.2, #1) held onto the demo crown on Monday thanks to new episodes of "The Voice" (10.12 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.7, #1) and "Smash" (6.12 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T5).

ABC (15.16 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.7, #2) however was the definitive most-watched network with a new "Dancing With the Stars" (17.27 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.0, #2) and a "20/20: Dance Floor Confidential" (10.95 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T5) special.

FOX (6.90 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.2, #3) then claimed the bronze with originals of "Bones" (7.25 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.2, #4) and "House" (6.55 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.3, #3).

Meanwhile, CBS (6.32 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.7, #4) offered up its all-repeat lineup of "How I Met Your Mother" (4.78 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.7, #10), "2 Broke Girls" (5.23 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T8), "Two and a Half Men" (6.65 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.0, #7), "Mike & Molly" (6.03 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T8) and "Hawaii Five-0" (7.61 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.6, #11).

And finally, new episodes of "Gossip Girl" (1.01 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T12) and "Hart of Dixie" (1.22 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T12) on The CW (1.11 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 1.0 rating while "Dixie" posted a 0.9 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
15.00% - House
10.53% - Smash
7.14% - Dancing With the Stars
4.76% - Bones
2.78% - The Voice
-16.67% - Hart of Dixie
-16.67% - Gossip Girl

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+236.36% - The Voice (vs. Chuck (Repeat)/The Event)
+130.00% - House (vs. The Chicago Code (Repeat))
+61.54% - Smash (vs. Law & Order: LA)
+46.67% - Bones (vs. House (Repeat))
+31.25% - 20/20: Dance Floor Confidential (vs. Castle (Repeat))
-25.56% - Dancing With the Stars
-44.44% - Hart of Dixie (vs. Gossip Girl)
-44.44% - 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," 2.5/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.1/6; 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," 0.9/4; "Late Show," 0.5/2; "Nightline," 1.0/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3.

At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.2/4 in metered-market household with an encore) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.0/4 with an encore). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49 with an encore) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2 with an encore).

At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/3 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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