Monday Final Ratings: 'The Voice' Adjusted Up; 'CMA Music Festival' Adjusted Down

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September 18th, 2012

The Voice was adjusted up a tenth, while the CMA Music Festival  which was pre-empted for football in local markets, was adjusted down two tenths among adults 18-49 versus Monday's preliminary ratings.

Final Monday broadcast primetime ratings for Monday, September 17, 2012

Time Net Show 18-49 Rtg/Shr Viewers (millions)
8:00 NBC The Voice (8-10PM) 4.7/12 13.57
FOX Bones (Premiere) 2.3/7 7.98
ABC CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock (8-11PM) 1.5/4 5.66
CBS How I Met Your Mother - R 1.4/4 4.18
CW The L.A. Complex 0.4/1 0.74
9:00 CBS 2 Broke Girls - R 1.6/4 4.89
FOX The Mob Doctor (Premiere) 1.5/4 5.11
CW The L.A. Complex 0.2/1 0.52
10:00 NBC Revolution (Premiere) 4.1/11 11.65
CBS Hawaii Five-0 - R 0.9/2 4.44

Nielsen TV Ratings Data: ©2012 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

  • Samunto

    The drop in the 2nd half hour for Revolution is not really big (about 14%). I had assumed it would get adjusted down. Congratulations to NBC for the sampling.

    And tomorrow am very much looking forward to the ratings for NBC’s comedies tonight!!!

  • Anthony


    Most 10pm shows lose viewers each quarter hour. While the drop does seem rather steep, it was able to maintain a 3.8 over the last half hour which is still really good. We’ll have to see how it holds up next week once it’s competition starts.

  • jake

    LAC got .4, that’s awesome because the show has been for like 4 consecutive months and is finally improving.

  • Andy

    The LA Complex hits a season high and a season low in the same night. The CW is the only network able to do such thing! :)
    Hopefully, LAC will hit a 0.5 next week during its season finale.

  • Jared

    Im really wishing NBC luck with there current crop of new shows..but Revolution will not be the hit these premiere numbers are suggesting. Scifi has never worked for NBC..and I imagine this show wont be the exception.

  • thesnowleopard

    Hmm, it premiered a bit bigger than I expected. Guess they can’t use “It already appeared online!” as an excuse. We’ll see how it does when Castle and Hawaii Five-O. I have a feeling it will drop a lot, but I won’t be sweating that once Castle comes back.

  • Alex

    So Happy for The LA Complex.
    Hope it gets renewed for season 3!!!

  • were123

    So only a 3.8 lasted the entire episode. That’s still awesome for NBC, but sci-fi drama have premiered that high before (and even higher) and then got cancelled. Still, you can hope this is a Once Upon a Time chance scenario and ratings stay relatively strong

  • Alex

    Not entirely unsurprising quarter hours for Revolution.

    A word of warning to its fans though those quarter hours are pretty similar to Smash’s quarter hours for its debut – 4.9 / 3.7 / 3.4 / 3.4 – and it went from a week one rating of 3.8 to a week two rating of 2.8. Also remember that Smash was against original broadcast competition for its debut unlike Revolution and that its first quarter was inflated more so than Revolution’s because its lead-in was bigger. Revolution will not only have a fairly standard week two drop to contend with but also its first airing against original broadcast competition and that competition will be in the form of inflated season premieres.

  • Paul

    @Alex, yes but Revolution held more of The Voices lead in than Smash did.

  • Tim

    NBC is doing very very good. Great demos. GOOD ! :)

  • Paul

    Also, Revolution has more broad appeal than Smash.

  • Californiadgd

    Smash lead in was 6.7…
    gg NBC!

  • Alex

    Revolution ‘held more of its lead-in’ opposite a repeat and a country special that rated worse than Castle will next week.

  • DKD

    89% of the Viewers watched Revolution live.

    I suspect that when Castle and H50 come on next week, some will switch to DVR’ing it and some will shift from “same day” to “plus 7″.

    Scifi shows typically have big “plus 7″ numbers.

  • Michael

    I honestly never thought LA Complex could hit a .4!

  • bluejays

    I hate Revolution. I think its crappy but it has definitely had an amazing premier and anyone trying to claim it hasnt is talking crap. It will probably do well next week too and may equal HFo and probably beat Castle.

    I am not happy saying this as I love HFO. But CBS were stupid and moved Men to Thursdays – which seem to be the only night they care about these days and now have two massive comedies on despite the X factor being a flop. And they’ve left their Mondays quite exposed.

    ABC have an all stars DWTS. It might do well but often All star shows can do badly. Castle has struggled all last season and I don’t see it doing much better all of a sudden.

    NBC have really gone for Monday’s. They seem determined to make this their night. Maybe they are focusing on winning one night and then they can try to extend it across other nights.

    I think Revolution will slowly fall but maybe not as quickly as many are predicting.

  • s0303

    very impressive that the voice had higher ratings than its premiere…

  • Samunto

    “Scifi has never worked for NBC..”

    Have you forgotten a little show called ‘Heroes’ that was a massive hit before plotlines got contrived 3rd season and viewers left it in droves?!!

  • Ultima

    Fun comparison – The Mob Doctor premiere vs. House, M.D. premiere

    The Mob Doctor premiered to a 1.5 after FOX had a 2.6 Live+SD average the previous season (no Super Bowl).

    House premiered to a 2.7 after FOX had a 4.1 Live+SD average the previous season (no Super Bowl).

    Adjusted for network decline, House would have only premiered at a 1.7 in 2012!

    Obviously, it’s not an apples-to-applies comparison, but just sayin’. Possibly hope that TMD turns into a mega-hit in the near future? ;)

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