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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  • Tom T

    Partners — Oy! — What was CBS thinking when they green-lit this? They quite obviously were NOT. Terrible cast, too.

  • Chris

    Good for NBC, bad for the other networks. ‘Nuff said.

    Oh, and by the way, you are correct about ABC stations in Green Bay and Milwaukee airing MNF, but of those two, only Milwaukee is measured by Nielsen. Green Bay is not measured, and thus isn’t going to affect ABC. (For those wondering where it aired in Seattle, it aired on an independent station, KONG-TV, sister to NBC affiliate KING-TV — both are owned by Belo Corporation.)

  • DTV

    Monday was the broadcast network’s start of the fall season. With so many options on Monday I stuck to The LA Complex and I am glad that I did. The finale was a standout. The most heartbreaking scene was between Kal (the rapper) and his father. I have never watched anything on the CW before because it has no appeal to me. However the storylines and the characters are top notch. It even takes on scientology. Sad to see such low ratings for a terrific show.

  • Emily

    Wow 523 comments, welcome home fall tv season!! Ohhh how I have missed you! Several interesting things firstly, These early figures at least parkways confirm that this is the year NBC will try to make its comeback, although still could have huge drops later, although I’m most siprised with the lack-luster CBS opening, I knew it would be sharply down, but I still expectd it to to the night, it got beaten by NBC! And that Hawaii-5-0 number is not good at all, and fixes drama problem is showing very clearly, with American idol drops, may not be the highest network this year?

  • greysfan

    Die Five-0 die!!! Good to see Revolution and Castle do well at 10pm and so glad the over-rated Hawaii Five-0 finally dips. How I Met Your Mother was awesome last night and 2 Broke Girls did well at 9. Mob Doctor is gone and i am worried for Bones. 2.2 is ok but it worries me.

    Could this be DWTS final season? The show is rating well in viewers but the demo is ouch for a show doing those numbers.

  • ogla sungutay

    Hmm, cancellation bear is probably getting the scent of Hawaii Five-0.

  • ogla sungutay

    Revolution will go below 3.0 in the next two weeks.

  • Riff Rafferty

    Mea culpa. I misread the punctuation in a certain “Partners” article and I attributed a quote to Mutchnick that was apparently from Kohan. Kohan is the one who said he wasn’t “very familiar” with the other “Partners.” Mutchnick said he had never “seen” it.

    Fortunately, I do not have to worry about incorrectly attributing the word “liar”.

  • Eric

    No surprise that Partners and New Normal are failing. Hollywood seems to think that segment of the population is greater than 2-3%, which it is not. Nope, that is not the new normal.

  • Tea Leaf Slippah

    The reason Hawaii 5-0 is failing is simple. It’s a terrible show that is insulting to we locals in Hawaii. I’m not speaking of local caucasians but local natives. We see them misrepresnt Hawaii in that show and it is ridiculous. The forced “aloha” in the show is revolting. The original Hawaii 5-0 was acceptable because it did not try to paint this place as something it is not. Even Hiro Nakamura is a terrible charcaterr on the show. Yeah I know his real name, he’ll always be Hiro to me though.

    I’m so glad Revolution is stealing its numbers. The sooner Hawaii 5-0 dies the better for us Hawaiians. Viva la ‘Revolution’.

  • Jeremy Harold

    HF0!! I love this show any one else who watches it! Tell EVERYONE it needs more views. Watch it next Monday for SURE!! It only is getting 7.95 mil

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