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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  • rob60990

    “Um Rob60990 DWTS is on diff channel than H50″

    I was replying to KarenM who said Hawaii 5-0 had the weakest lead-in as an excuse for Hawaii 5-0 terrible ratings.

  • Tim

    Good for NBC.:) :)
    I am so happy for NBC. Revolution rocks!!!! I really love the show.
    H50.No that this is a surprise, the show was lucky to have the strongest lead in for the first 2 seasons, and 0 NBC competition . And even with that it never got the numbers CSI Miami was getting.And the drop today after M&M was awful.

  • Hubert

    hey, what NBC will air between the cycles of the Voice?

  • Big Shooter

    I had predicted CBS lineup would come in way below the crazy predictions people were making but this is still a bit of a shocker… HIMYM/2BG/M&M were all about 10% off where I’d expect them to be, so although underwhelming by their standards of last year, its not a disaster but Partners & H50 are major problems already. Partners will get one more week and if it drops again will be gone for Big Bang reruns until RoE returns in November, but H50… well they best hope it grows back towards something respectable as there is no obvious schedule fix for that slot. They never should have moved Men, especially not in a year where their comedy development has clearly been disastrous.

    Elsewhere, NBC is looking good on a Monday, Revolution will likely settle in upper 2’s/low 3’s which is a score for them, esepcially as it seems to have hurt H50 so badly.

    ABC were mediocre/disappointing but that’s what happens when you stick with a clearly fading, aging lineup & well FOX, they aren’t going to be a factor on Mondays at all this fall… Bones respectable but Mob Doctor ain’t long for this world.

  • Kim

    Wow…I’m honestly flabbergasted. Just wow…what on earth happened to H50? I wasn’t expecting it to beat Revolution, but woah!

  • Remote Patrolled

    Partners was horifically bad – deserves to go…

    I’m always a champion of gay shows / characters – but the jokes and set ups were pitiful

  • Tony ^_^

    Every show is down considerably from last year.

    Makes me kind of nervous to see if this will impact “New Girl” in any way… :/

    But a 1.9 for “Hawaii 5-0″??? :o
    A 2.4 for “Partners”??? Looks like moving “Two and a Half Men” hurt the Monday line-up. If anything, “2 Broke Girls” did well.

    And I doubt “Revolution” will get a renewal so soon. It fell ~0.6 points (don’t remember if it premiered to a 4.1 or 4.2).

    “Bones” held up well. “Mob Doctor” on the other hand… Will probably fall to a 1.1 if it airs next week…

  • sally

    the only network show i watch on monday night is hawaii 50, cable networks are better than nnbc,cbs or abc

  • KS

    Revolution actually improved a bit in its second episode. And the girl playing Charlie also improved a lot. This show certainly shows promise. I think this show not for those guys who watch too much of TV. And this show is a million times better than baseless Terra Nova and a billion times better than the crappiest of all Sci-fi/Fantasy shows, LOST.

    I’ve seen on some other website that RVN gained 3.7 in Top 25 markets and I guess that means something.

  • Alan

    Poor LAC, it seems to do waaaaay better at 8. I hope Much/The CW renews it and put it on Mondays since the very beginning! It has potential.

  • Mari

    YAY Castle!

  • Vance

    CBS really screwed up with Partners, and messed up its Monday line-up. 2.5 Men should have stayed on Mondays.

  • psychic

    Can’t wait till Fringe comes back. On top of having a vastly more entertaining Friday instead of just sitting around drooling at Big Bang Theory reruns, this place will almost certainly be buzzing with enough hater/lover/troll battles to last me even after Fringe is over and done with.

  • Jerry

    I was wondering who would win in the 10PM hour, and I have to say I’m kind of shocked at how badly H50 got beaten.

    Although, I had to choose two shows for my DVR and I picked Revolution and Castle. I’ll watch H50 via VOD when it goes up this week, and that’s the plan for the foreseeable future. H50 has always been a “Well, nothing else is left on my DVR to watch!” show, and I guess I’m not the only one!

  • John A

    So Revolution dropped to a 3.2 at 10.30 it probably fell below a 3.0 after that.

  • Kyle


    The Voice: 3.4/4.1/4.7/4.8
    DWTS: 2.5/2.7/2.8/2.8
    Bones: 2.2/2.3
    Mob Doctor: 1.3/1.3
    Castle: 2.5/2.4
    H50: 2.0/1.8
    Revolution: 3.7/3.2

    Yes Revolution put up good numbers but that is a BIG drop off.

  • PinoyTvCritic

    so where are those comments The Voice falling soOoo hard for the premiere of new shows????

    NBC haters gonna hate. The Voice is a hit. NBC must be soOoo happy.

  • omabin

    I am in utter shock and really sad about Hawaii Five-0. I really really hope this was a statistic fluke or somethinng like that and not something that we will see more often. I know it’s rare but for a show that did almost only threes during last fall and did not go lower than a one time 2.3 for the spring, averaging 2.8, this is insane. There is no reason for all this drop, apart from the Revolution thing. It’s crazy though, I never thought it would be so affected that it would fall behind freaking Castle. I don’t think anyone saw this comig, hope it rebounds, really really do.

  • MattM


    Agree 100%. I know they’re looking for page views but they really need to work on their verbiage in some of these headlines. You read tumble and you think massive loss when in reality it was a normal loss and still a strong number.

  • John A

    So Revolution dropped to a 3.2 at 10.30 it probably fell below a 3.0 after that. Take away the voice lead in and Revolution would collapse.

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