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[05/21/13 - 08:38 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Voice" Continues Its Demo Reign for NBC
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for monday, may 20, 2013)

Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night:

NBC (9.007 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.9, #1) was of course the network to beat on Monday with its mix of "The Voice" (10.610 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.4, #1) and "Revolution" (5.801 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.9, #6).

ABC (12.097 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.1, #2) then was the most-watched network with part one of the "Dancing with the Stars" (14.731 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.5, #2) finale and the debut of "Motive" (6.829 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.4, #8).

Next up was CBS (7.473 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.9, #3) with a repeat of "2 Broke Girls" (5.021 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.2, #9) followed by the season finale of "Rules of Engagement" (6.249 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.8, #7), repeats of "The Big Bang Theory" (7.564 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.2, #T3) and "Mike & Molly" (7.961 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.2, #T3) as well as the season finale of "Hawaii Five-0" (9.020 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.0, #5).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.580 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) was out of the hunt with its lineup of "Raising Hope" (1.766 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T10), "The Goodwin Games" (1.748 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T10), "New Girl" (1.415 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T12) and "The Mindy Project" (1.392 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T12).

And finally, The CW (0.762 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the evening with a new "Oh Sit!" (0.888 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #14) and a second "Oh Sit!" (0.637 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.2, #15). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Sit" delivered a 0.5 rating at 8:00/7:00c and a 0.3 rating at 9:00/8:00c.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - Dancing with the Stars
+11.11% - Hawaii Five-0
0.00% - Revolution
0.00% - Oh Sit! (vs. 5/6/13)
-5.56% - The Voice
-14.29% - Rules of Engagement (vs. 5/6/13)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+42.86% - Hawaii Five-0 (vs. Clash of the Commercials: USA vs the World)
+23.64% - The Voice (vs. America's Got Talent/American Ninja Warrior)
+12.50% - Rules of Engagement (vs. 2 Broke Girls (Repeat))
0.00% - Oh Sit! - 8:00 (vs. One Tree Hill (Repeat))
0.00% - Oh Sit! - 9:00 (vs. One Tree Hill (Repeat))
-3.85% - Dancing with the Stars (vs. Dancing With the Stars/The Bachelorette)
-20.83% - Revolution (vs. American Ninja Warrior)
-41.67% - Motive (vs. The Bachelorette)
-65.00% - The Goodwin Games (vs. House Retrospective)

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," 2.9/8; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.6/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.1/6.

* 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," 0.7/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.8/4.

* From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET Wednesday night, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.4/5 in metered-market households and a 0.5/3 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" (1.1/4). 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 0.8/3 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 (5/21/12):

NBC (7.23 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.6, #1) took home top demo honors on a competitive Monday thanks to a new "America's Got Talent" (9.53 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.1, #1) and a two-hour "American Ninja Warrior" (6.08 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.4, #T4).

ABC (10.63 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.5, #2) then claimed the silver with the penultimate "Dancing With the Stars" (16.45 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.8, #3) and a two-hour "The Bachelorette" (7.73 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.4, #T4).

Next up was FOX (7.42 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.4, #3) with its "House Retrospective" (6.15 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.0, #T6) followed by the series finale of "House" (8.70 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.9, #2).

Meanwhile, CBS (5.71 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #4) offered up repeats of "How I Met Your Mother" (4.08 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.3, #11), "2 Broke Girls" (4.65 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.6, #9), "Two and a Half Men" (7.18 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.0, #T6) and "Mike & Molly" (6.38 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.7, #8) plus the special "Clash of the Commercials: USA vs the World" (5.98 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.4, #10).

And finally, encores of "One Tree Hill" (0.60 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #12) and a second "One Tree Hill" (0.52 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #13) on The CW (0.56 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Hill" delivered a 0.4 rating at 8:00/7:00c and a 0.4 rating at 9:00/8:00c.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+31.82% - House
+9.38% - Dancing With the Stars
-5.14% - The Bachelorette
-14.48% - America's Got Talent

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+106.67% - America's Got Talent (vs. Minute to Win It)
+65.52% - American Ninja Warrior (vs. The Event/Law & Order: LA)
+45.00% - House (vs. The Chicago Code)
-14.29% - The Bachelorette
-30.00% - Clash of the Commercials: USA vs the World
-39.13% - Dancing With the Stars
-39.39% - House Retrospective (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," 2.7/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.1/5; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.0/7; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.6/5.

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 1.0/4; "Late Show," 0.5/2; "Nightline," 0.9/4; 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" (1.1/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49 with an encore) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).

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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