TV ratings: Live 'The Voice' slips but 'Revolution' rises Monday, FOX's Rihanna special tanks

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voice-ratings-may-6-13.JPGFast National ratings for Monday, May 6, 2013

Ratings for "The Voice" dropped for the second straight week Monday with the first live show of the spring, but it still scored the night's best 18-49 rating by a wide margin. NBC also got improved numbers from "Revolution," which as things stand now is up about 17 percent over last week.

Also Monday, "Dancing With the Stars" dipped a little bit for ABC, but "Castle" was steady. FOX got next to nothing from its "Rihanna 777" special. CBS' comedies were pretty much even with last week, but "Hawaii Five-0" ticked up.

ABC led the night in viewers, drawing 12.2 million people and a 7.9 rating/12 share in households. NBC took second with just over 10 million viewers and a 6.1/10. CBS (7.5 million, 4.7/7) took third. FOX (2.1 million, 1.4/2) was a distant fourth, and The CW (755,000, 0.5/1) trailed.

NBC easily led the 18-49 demographic with a 3.3 rating. CBS finished second with a 2.2, beating out ABC's 2.0. Neither FOX (0.7) nor The CW (0.3) could break the 1.0 barrier.

Monday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

ABC:
"Dancing With the Stars" (12.5 million viewers, 8.1/13 households)
NBC: "The Voice" (11.6 million, 7.1/11)
CBS: "How I Met Your Mother" (6.9 million, 4.4/7)/"Rules of Engagement" (6.65 million, 4.2/6)
FOX: Special - "Rihanna 777" (1.7 million, 1.2/2)
The CW: "Oh Sit" (898,000, 0.5/1)

18-49 leader: "The Voice" (3.7)

9 p.m.

ABC:
"Dancing With the Stars" (13.3 million, 8.6/12)
NBC: "The Voice" (12.1 million, 7.3/11)
CBS: "2 Broke Girls" (7.9 million, 5.0/7)/"Mike & Molly" (7.9 million, 5.0/7)
FOX: "Bones" rerun (2.45 million, 1.6/2)
The CW: "90210" (613,000, 0.4/1)

18-49 leader: "The Voice" (4.2)

10 p.m.

ABC:
"Castle" (10.8 million, 7.0/11)
CBS: "Hawaii Five-0" (7.8 million, 4.9/8)
NBC: "Revolution" (6.35 million, 4.0/6)

18-49 leader: "Revolution" (2.1)

Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company.

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