Program Ratings & Rankings


Week 30: April 15–21, 2013

  • Nationally, Broadcast took 91 of the top 100 and 47 of the top 50 Adult 25-54 Total Day programs.
  • The Voice took the top two spots with a 6.2 RA25-54 on Monday and a 5.7 RA25-54 on Tuesday. Rounding out the top 5 included American Idol-Wednesday (4.5 RA25-54) and two episodes of The Big Bang Theory, both delivering a 4.4 RA25-54.
  • Cable’s highest rated program was AEN’s Duck Dynasty, coming in at #7. Bravo’s Real Housewives Of Atlanta was next, coming in at #46.
  • Program of the Week: ABC’s new sitcom How to Live with Your Parents (for the Rest of Your Life) brings back to television two sitcom veterans: Sarah Chalke (Scrubs, Roseanne) and Brad Garrett (Everybody Loves Raymond). Following an encore episode of Modern Family, it delivered a 2.6 RA25-54 nationally, with local markets out-delivering it by as much as 96%.   
  • Market of the Week: Terror and tragedy gripped the nation this week, but none felt it more than where it all unfolded: Boston, Massachusetts. Throughout it all, Boston knew there was one place they could count on…the local broadcast television stations. Their coverage of the events have received high praise, and it comes as no surprise to see 6 of the top 10 programs devoted to the unfolding story.   


Broadcast vs. Cable GRPs A25-54

Top 100 Programs
Broadcast TV = 209.1 GRPs
Cable Nets = 17.8 GRPs


Broadcast vs. Cable GRPs A25-54

Top 100 Programs
Broadcast Stations = 277.9 GRPs
Cable Nets = 50.5 GRPs

National Weekly Top 10
S/O-S/O RA25-54

The Voice 6.2
The Voice-Tue 5.7
American Idol-Wednesday 4.5
The Big Bang Theory (Special) 4.4
The Big Bang Theory 4.4
American Idol-Thursday 4.2
Duck Dynasty 4.1
Survivor: Caramoan 3.9
NBC News Special 4/15 3.8
NCIS 9P (Special) 3.4

Boston Weekly Top 10
S/O-S/O RA25-54

WCVB SP RP (Captured-8:45p) 10.0
WCVB SP RP (Suspects-7a) 8.0
NHL Regular Season on NBCS 7.9
WCVB SP RP (Suspects-6:30p 3X) 7.2
The Big Bang Theory 6.0
American Idol-Wednesday 5.9
The Voice-Tue 5.9
WCVB SP RP (Suspects-12:30p) 5.7
WCVB SP RP (Mar Exp-6:30p 2X) 5.6
WBZ News SPCL (6:30p 4X) 4.9

How to Live With Your Parents (for the Rest of Your Life)
Top 5 Markets

A25-54 National Minneapolis-St. Paul
2.6 5.1 4.7 3.9 3.8 3.7

Weekly Top 100
Broadcast & Cable National Rankings

Adults 18-49

Adults 25-54

S/O-S/O = Sign-On to Sign-Off.
Source:  The Nielsen Company, Live + Same Day estimates, Top 10 programs = programming 5 min. or more.



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