TV ratings: 'The Following' finale rises Monday while 'The Voice' tumbles

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following-finale-ratings.jpgFast National ratings for Monday, April 29, 2013

The season finale of "The Following" scored the show's best ratings in weeks Monday night, helping FOX finish second for the night in adults 18-49. "The Voice" went the other direction for NBC -- although it was still the night's top show among adults 18-49 by a wide margin, it was down significantly from a week ago.

Also Monday, the "Bones" season finale was up over last week, "Revolution" was off a little for NBC and CBS' comedies improved slightly on their most recent original episodes. "Dancing With the Stars" was pretty steady in adults 18-49 for ABC, although it dipped a little in total viewers.

ABC led the night in viewers, drawing 12.4 million people and an 8.1 rating/13 share in households. NBC (10.2 million, 6.2/10) came in second. FOX (7.4 million, 4.4/7) edged CBS (7.3 million, 4.7/7) for third. The CW was way back in last place with 656,000 viewers and a 0.4/1.

NBC won the 18-49 demographic with a 3.4 rating, topping FOX's 2.3 by more than a point. CBS scored a 2.1 to take third, followed closely by ABC at 2.0. The CW posted a 0.3.

Monday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

ABC:
"Dancing With the Stars" (12.9 million viewers, 8.4/13 households)
NBC: "The Voice" (12.1 million, 7.4/12)
FOX: "Bones" season finale (7.1 million, 4.3/7)
CBS: "How I Met Your Mother" (6.9 million, 4.4/7)/"Rules of Engagement" (6 million, 3.8/6)
The CW: "Oh Sit" (797,000, 0.5/1)

18-49 leader: "The Voice" (3.9)

9 p.m.

ABC:
"Dancing With the Stars" (13.6 million, 8.9/13)
NBC: "The Voice" (12.8 million, 7.8/12)
CBS: "2 Broke Girls" (7.7 million, 5.0/7)/"Mike & Molly" (7.9 million, 5.1/9)
FOX: "The Following" season finale (7.8 million, 4.6/7)
The CW: "90210" (515,000, 0.3/0)

18-49 leader: "The Voice" (4.4)

10 p.m.

ABC:
"Castle" (10.6 million, 6.9/11)
CBS: "Hawaii Five-0" (7.7 million, 5.0/8)
NBC: "Revolution" (5.8 million, 3.5/6)

18-49 leader: "Castle" and "Revolution" tied at 2.0

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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