TV Ratings Monday: 'Revolution' & 'The Voice' Down, 'The Mob Doctor' Goes Lower, 'DWTS' & Mike & Molly' Hit Premiere Lows + 'Partners' Series Premiere

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September 25th, 2012

Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 4.0/10 2.7/7 2.6/7 1.7/5 1.5/4 0.2/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 3.2/10 2.0/6 1.7/5 1.5/5 1.4/4 0.2/1
Total Viewers (million) 11.046 8.407 13.416 5.648 3.671 0.517


Note: Last night’s Monday Night Football game was simulcast on the ABC affiliate in Green Bay. As a result, ABC numbers may be a bit inflated and subject to more than typical adjustments in the finals.

NBC was #1 with adults 18-49, but ABC won with total viewers

On NBC, The Voice scored a 4.3 adults 18-49 rating, down from last week's 4.7 18-49 rating. Your guesses about it being the highest-rated show of the night were still spot on though. Revolution garnered a 3.5, also down sharply from last week's  4.1 18-49 rating, though this is not an unexpected drop post premiere and NBC has to be pretty happy about it considering it faced original scripted competition on ABC & CBS this week. Your predictions were about right.

CBS' season premiere of How I Met Your Mother earned a 3.4, down from last season's 4.7 adults 18-49 premiere rating. The series premiere of Partners earned a  2.4 adults 18-49 rating. The season premiere of 2 Broke Girls earned a 3.7, down massively from last year's premiere, which earned a 7.1 adults 18-49 rating. However, it should be noted that 2 Broke Girls had the first Two and a Half Men that featured Ashton Kutcher instead of Charlie Sheen as a lead in last year.  That Two and a Half Men drew a whopping 10.7 adults 18-49 rating and helped last year’s premiere of 2 Broke Girls which was on at 9:30p. The premiere of Mike & Molly earned a 3.0 18-49 rating, down from last year's premiere, which earned a 4.8 adults 18-49 rating. Hawaii Five-0 premiered to a 1.9 adults 18-49 rating down from last year's 3.4 adults 18-49 rating.

On FOX,  Bones earned a 2.2, down a tenth from last week's 2.3 among adults 18-49. The Mob Doctor went even lower with a 1.3 after last week's 1.5 among adults 18-49.

On ABC, the premiere of Dancing With The Stars: All-Stars garnered a 2.7 adults 18-49 rating, down from its 14th season premiere, which earned a 3.5 adults 18-49 rating. The season premiere of Castle earned a 2.5 adults 18-49 rating, down from its last season premiere, which earned a 3.2 18-49 rating. It's worth noting again that the ABC affiliate in Green Bay aired the Monday Night Football game in that market, so these numbers may be a tad inflated.

On The CW, The LA Complex  earned a 0.3. down from last week's 0.4 adults 18-49 rating.  A second new episode at 9PM garnered a 0.2 adults 18-49 rating.


Broadcast primetime ratings for Monday September 24, 2012:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM NBC The Voice (8-10PM) 4.3  11 11.93
CBS How I Met your Mother 3.4 10 8.66
ABC Dancing With the Stars: All Stars (8-10PM) 2.7  7 14.58
FOX Bones 2.2 6 7.34
CW The LA Complex 0.3 1 0.65
8:30 PM CBS Partners -P 2.4 6 6.50
9:00PM CBS 2 Broke Girls 3.7 9 10.02
FOX The Mob Doctor 1.3 3 3.96
CW The LA Complex 0.2 0 0.38
9:30PM CBS Mike & Molly 3.0 7 9.31
10:00PM NBC Revolution 3.5 9 9.29
ABC Castle 2.5 6 11.38
CBS Hawaii Five-0 1.9 4 7.97

Via NBC Press Note:
In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 2.5/6; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.2/5; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.2/7; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.5/5. 

  • In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 0.8/4; "Late Show," 0.5/2; "Nightline," 0.8/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/3.
  • At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.2/4 in metered-market households with an encore) beat CBS's first-run "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.1/4).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 in 18-49 with an encore) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).
  • At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

NOTE: All national ratings are "live plus same day" from Nielsen Media Research unless otherwise indicated.

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  • StuckInTheRootSellerWithRoots


    Oh well, if there’s an article written about it!

    Oh god! Does this mean everything in the National Enquirer is true? That woman from Mexico really did give birth to a baby with spider hands and wasp feet?

  • Andy

    I don’t care what anyone says. I loved Partners!

  • Matt

    Castles ratings were good… Thought it would get a higher demo tho. But castle will always be the most watched show at 10!!!!

    Also WTF H20? 7.97M????? 1.9?????

  • Jordan

    OMG!! HF0!! They need to move nights, and they need to move nights now!! lol…my favorite show :’-(

  • Roger Goddell


  • Mike

    @Bill Gordman

    So even if H50 continues to pull those low ratings it will be renewed? (I hope your right)

    or were you being sarcastic?

  • Petar Ivanov

    CBS always can move it in friday or sunday as they did it with their aging dramas.

  • not a sock puppet

    Cancel Partners!
    Painfully bad show.

  • alim

    i love how partners got 2.4 and for 2bg it increased to 3.7, ok for himym. not too suprised at h50. but good for castle.

  • Kasey

    @ Andy

    I loved Partners too, ratings don’t matter to me I will continue to watch it until CBS pulls it.

  • Matt

    I know everyone wants to talk about MNF and it’s effect on ratings, but there are a lot more teams in the MLB playoff races that could draw viewers away in big markets too such as New York and Chicago.

  • not a sock puppet

    To that one sock puppet / multi-aliased guy, who is championing Partners:
    Brandon Routh is that you?!?
    Cancel Partners!

  • Honest Alias

    I hate Partners and don’t care that one troll loves it.
    Cancel Partners pronto CBS!

  • not a sock puppet

    @Honest Alias

    I agree with you/me Honest Alias!
    I’m so glad there is so much agreement among my aliases!
    Cancel Partners pronto!

  • RW3

    @ Matt, Local baseball numbers especially in New York and Chicago can definitely affect these numbers but most of it was football for the rest of the nation. It was really NBC though.

  • Chris

    Sheesh, if a 1.9 in the demo could get you canceled these days, Castle wouldn’t have made it past S1.

    It’ll see lower #’s than that before long.

  • brian

    Revolution is renewed at 2.1+. It will settle in at 2.9-3.2. I hope NBC keeps it at 13 eps per season and throws it up on netflix after the 13 eps. It could come back next fall stablizing at 4’s if they do this right. 22 ep season is over exposure and by the end of the season it’ll be mid to low 2’s and it will only last two maybe three seasons.


    @ Rebecca

    TUES for me will be RH & BAK 8-9, GO On & TNN 9-10, then Vegas @ 10:00, giving my attention to 3 Nets in one night!

    Isn’t the traffic great! I’m calling for 600 now.


  • KevinY

    I thought Partners was really good! CBS essentially just let it fail though, they gave it no online ad presence. FOX and NBC have given a huge online ad presence for Mindy Project, Ben & Kate, Go On, The New Normal, and Animal Practice…..I’ve seen nothing for Partners.

  • Tony JJ

    wow! 500 comments!! FALL TV SEASON IS HERE!

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