'Dancing With the Stars,' 'Big Bang Theory' tops for week

By Hal Boedeker

Staff writer

3:21 PM EDT, April 29, 2013


UPDATED: Central Florida had two champions in the ratings last week.

The Monday edition of "Dancing With the Stars" on ABC had the most viewers.

"The Big Bang Theory" ranked second in total viewers, but the CBS sitcom was No. 1 in the 18-to-49 age group and the 25-to-54 age group.

No. 2 in the 25-to-54 group was the Monday edition of "The Voice" on NBC.

No. 2 in the 18-to-49 group was the season finale of "Duck Dynasty" on A&E.

Here are the week's most-watched programs, their networks and their number of viewers:

1. "Dancing With the Stars" Monday, ABC, 268,600

2. "The Big Bang Theory," CBS, 254,900

3. "NCIS," CBS, 229,400

4. "The Voice" Monday, NBC, 201,600

5. "Castle," ABC, 190,600

6. "Dancing With the Stars" Tuesday, ABC, 190,300

7. "Two and a Half Men," CBS, 187,500

8. "American Idol" Thursday, Fox, 184,100

9. "The Voice" Tuesday, NBC, 182,123

10. "Person of Interest," CBS, 182,100

The most-watched programs in the 18-to-49 age group:

1. "The Big Bang Theory," CBS

2. "Duck Dynasty," A&E

3. "The Voice" Monday, NBC

4. "Two and a Half Men," CBS

5. "The Voice" Tuesday, NBC

6. "The Amazing Race," CBS

7. "Family Guy," Fox

8. "The Following," Fox

9. "Survivor," CBS

10. "Hardcore Pawn," truTV

In national ratings for the week, "NCIS" was the most-watched program. CBS won the week by averaging 8.7 million viewers to ABC's 6.4 million, Fox's 6.1 million, NBC's 5.1 million and The CW with 1.4 million. Fox beat CBS for the lead in the 18-to-49 age group.

The most-watched programs for the week:

1. "NCIS," CBS, 17.3 million

2. "The Big Bang Theory," CBS, 15.1 million

3. "NCIS: Los Angeles," CBS, 14.21 million

4. "The Voice" Monday, NBC, 14.2 million

5. "Dancing With the Stars" Monday, ABC, 13.8 million

6. "Person of Interest," CBS, 13.2 million

7. "The Voice" Tuesday, NBC, 12.8 million

8. "Dancing With the Stars" Tuesday, ABC, 12.6 million

9. "American Idol" Wednesday, Fox, 12.5 million

10. "Castle," ABC, 11.8 million

The top program in cable was A&E's "Duck Dynasty" with 9.6 million viewers.

The top programs in the 18-to-49 age group were "The Voice" Monday, "The Big Bang Theory," "The Voice' Tuesday, "American Idol" Wednesday and "Survivor."