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[04/16/13 - 08:30 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: Season High for "The Voice" Puts NBC on Top
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for monday, april 15, 2013)

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

NBC (12.478 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.5, #1) towered over the competition on Monday with a new "The Voice" (14.289 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.1, #1) and its "NBC News Special" (8.857 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 3.1, #2).

ABC (12.406 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.2, #2) then took home a distant second place with originals from "Dancing with the Stars" (13.405 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.2, #T5) and "Castle" (10.408 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T7).

Next up was CBS (7.179 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.1, #3) and its mix of "How I Met Your Mother" (6.578 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.6, #3), "Rules of Engagement" (6.068 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 2.0, #9), "2 Broke Girls" (7.479 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.3, #4), "Mike & Molly" (7.654 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.2, #T5) and "Hawaii Five-0" (7.648 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.8, #11).

Meanwhile, FOX (6.452 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.0, #4) offered up new episodes of "Bones" (6.495 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.9, #10) and "The Following" (6.409 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T7).

And finally, the return of "Oh Sit!" (1.088 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #12) and "90210" (0.558 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #13) on The CW (0.822 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) rounded out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Sit!" delivered a 0.5 rating while "90210" posted a 0.5 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+10.00% - Dancing with the Stars
+4.08% - The Voice
0.00% - 90210 (vs. 3/11/13)
-3.70% - How I Met Your Mother (vs. 3/25/13)
-4.55% - Castle (vs. 4/1/13)
-4.55% - The Following
-4.76% - Rules of Engagement (vs. 3/25/13)
-5.00% - Bones (vs. 4/1/13)
-10.00% - Hawaii Five-0 (vs. 3/25/13)
-15.38% - Mike & Molly (vs. 3/25/13)
-20.69% - 2 Broke Girls (vs. 3/25/13)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+63.16% - NBC News Special (vs. Smash)
+41.67% - The Voice
+12.50% - Hawaii Five-0 (vs. Hawaii Five-0 (Repeat))
+5.00% - The Following (vs. House)
-4.55% - Castle
-9.52% - Bones
-13.33% - How I Met Your Mother
-21.43% - Dancing with the Stars
-29.03% - Mike & Molly
-33.33% - Oh Sit! (vs. Gossip Girl)
-37.84% - 2 Broke Girls (vs. Two and a Half Men)
-39.39% - Rules of Engagement (vs. 2 Broke Girls)
-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," 2.7/7 with an encore telecast; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.2/6 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.9/8.

* In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 Wednesday results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 1.0/5 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.7/3 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.9/5.

* From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET Wednesday night, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.8/6 in metered-market households and a 0.6/4 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 with an encore) beat CBS's first-run "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.1/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/4 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 with an encore and a 0.4/4 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 (4/16/12):

NBC (8.61 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.1, #1) held onto the demo crown on Monday thanks to new episodes of "The Voice" (9.94 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 3.6, #2) - its series low for performance shows - and "Smash" (5.96 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.9, #10) - its lowest-rated telecast to date.

ABC (14.72 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.6, #3) then was the most-watched network with originals of "Dancing With the Stars" (16.34 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.8, #6) - ties its series low for performance shows - and "Castle" (11.50 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.2, #7).

Next up was CBS (8.09 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.7, #2) with new episodes of "How I Met Your Mother" (7.27 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 3.0, #5) - its season low, "2 Broke Girls" (8.44 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 3.3, #3) - its series low, "Two and a Half Men" (11.04 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.7, #1) and "Mike & Molly" (9.56 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 3.1, #4) plus a repeat of "Hawaii Five-0" (6.11 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.6, #11).

Meanwhile, FOX (6.30 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.0, #4) offered up new episodes of "Bones" (6.97 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.1, #8) and "House" (5.62 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 2.0, #9).

And finally, The CW (1.22 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #5) closed out the evening with new episodes of "Gossip Girl" (1.12 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T12) and "Hart of Dixie" (1.32 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T12). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Gossip" delivered a 1.1 rating while "Dixie" posted a 1.1 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+20.00% - Hart of Dixie
+20.00% - Gossip Girl
+5.71% - Two and a Half Men
0.00% - Castle (vs. 4/2/11)
0.00% - Bones
0.00% - House
-2.94% - 2 Broke Girls
-3.13% - Mike & Molly
-3.45% - Dancing With the Stars
-7.69% - The Voice
-9.52% - Smash
-11.76% - How I Met Your Mother

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+200.00% - The Voice (vs. Chuck/The Event)
+85.00% - Two and a Half Men (vs. Two and a Half Men (Repeat))
+73.68% - 2 Broke Girls (vs. Mad Love)
+72.73% - Smash (vs. Law & Order: LA)
+29.41% - Castle (vs. 20/20: William & Catherine: A Modern Fairytale)
+24.00% - Mike & Molly
+20.00% - How I Met Your Mother
+5.26% - House (vs. The Chicago Code)
-20.00% - Dancing With the Stars (vs. Dancing With the Stars/Cougar Town)
-25.00% - Hart of Dixie (vs. Gossip Girl)
-25.00% - Gossip Girl (vs. 90210)
-34.38% - Bones (vs. House)

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," 2.4/6 with an encore telecast; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.0/5 with an encore; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.6/9; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.7/5.

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.7/3 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.5/2 with an encore; "Nightline," 1.0/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.

At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.1/4 in metered-market household with an encore) beat CBS's first-run "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.0/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/2 in 18-49 with an encore) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).

At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/3 in metered-market households with an encore 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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