Monday Final Ratings: 'The Voice', 'How I Met Your Mother', 'Dancing With the Stars', '2 Broke Girls' & 'Hawaii Five-0' Adjusted Up; 'iHeartRadio Music Festival' Adjusted Down

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October 2nd, 2012


The Voice, How I Met Your Mother, Dancing With the Stars, 2 Broke Girls  and Hawaii Five-0 were each adjusted up a tenth among adults 18-49, while the iHeartRadio Music Festival was adjusted down a tenth versus Monday's preliminary ratings.

Final Monday broadcast primetime ratings for Monday, October 1, 2012

Time Net Show 18-49 Rtg/Shr Viewers (millions)
8:00 NBC The Voice (8-10PM) 4.6/12 12.55
CBS How I Met Your Mother 3.3/9 8.17
ABC Dancing With the Stars (8-10PM) 2.1/5 12.38
FOX Bones 2.1/6 6.99
CW IHeartRadio Music Festival (8-10PM) Special 0.6/1 1.21
8:30 CBS Partners 2.1/5 5.76
9:00 CBS 2 Broke Girls 3.5/8 9.22
FOX The Mob Doctor 1.0/2 3.46
9:30 CBS Mike & Molly 2.9/7 8.52
10:00 NBC Revolution 3.2/8 8.32
CBS Hawaii Five-0 2.0/5 7.95
ABC Castle 1.9/5 10.35

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

  • Roosterhead

    I’ll admit that I’m a Castle fan and I don’t like seeing the numbers where they are. I wished its ratings were higher so it wouldn’t be in any danger of cancellation at the end of the season. The only things that are going to keep it alive are as follows:

    1) The nature of the syndication deals that it has signed. Since those dealings are largely behind closed doors we have no idea how lucrative they are. Depending on how profitable they are, ABC may be willing to live with it for awhile longer.

    2) The overall weakness of the 10pm hour. It does seem that across all of the networks, the 10pm hour has become considerably weaker. There are exceptions (Revolution being the biggie), but by and large 10pm has really dropped off over the last two seasons.

    3) The weakness of the rest of ABC’s schedule. If ABC has to deal with DWTS which is 3 hours of their fall and spring schedules, then Castle may be able to outrun the Cancellation Bear because other shows will fall behind it.

    4) Other political factors. It’s no secret that sometimes TV executives stick with shows because they “like” them. While I love Castle, it does seem that ABC has protected it quite a bit. I feel that the show has some love by the ABC executives which is why it’s stayed where it has. Those factors might by it a little extra time.

    5) It’s an ABC show. Since it’s owned by ABC, it has a little more value for them than a non-ABC show. With that said, the normal pattern of most shows on ABC is that ABC usually gives them a chance to wrap up their storylines.

    My feeling is that if Castle’s numbers stay this lousy throughout the season, then it will get one final shortened season to wrap things up.

  • Ultima

    @Brian J
    I’d consider moving “Castle” from the night not because it’s struggling, but because ABC needs to use what power “Dancing” has left to nurture a new drama hit.

    At this point, Wednesday 10pm, Thursday 10pm and Sunday 10pm all seem like better supported timeslots for new dramas and there will probably be one or two vacancies by midseason.

  • Scot

    Partners is actually quite good so far, funny and fresh. Shame it’s not doing better, but give it time. Will and Grace was also a slow starter in season 1 if everyone remembers, but it was given a better time slot in season 2 and exploded into a huge hit. I’d love to see Partners do the same. Who would’ve thought CBS would be struggling against NBC on Monday nights just after one season LOL??

  • Hugh

    Revolution! Now all it needs to do is hold up when The Voice is over

  • jessie

    please NIELSEN don’t pull my leg anymore with Caslte numbers. if you tell me that Castle viewers are 4 or 5 million, I could understand 1.9 demo. But in 10.3 million ?!?!? According to spoilertv Castle is the most popular show on twitter, youtube and facebook. Tell me the average age of people who surf the net! 59 years old?? Castle was trending last night for almost 20 minutes in Twitter USA. AGAIN, Tell me the average of people who use twitter, 59 years old?? I don’t want to believe that NUMBERS are manipulated according to your convinence $$$$. One thing is clear to me, everyone pays attention to the numbers they want. If you hate Castle at least be believable next time. Thanks god this kinds of things dont happend in my country and we dont discriminate people who watch tv from 5 to 17 and 50 + yeas old. Finally, have you got a SPECIAL demo rating for LATINS ?? ;) Please COPY PASTE AND SAVE, and see what happen next Monday. 1.8/5m ??

  • Jiji Moran

    The only show worth watching out of all the new ones, so far, is “Revolution.”

    “Revolution” is not outstanding, nor it offers originality and novelty. It has a great FAIR amount of unnecessary violence, and many of the actors are not really eye-candy.

    If the story stalls, the program is over. For me, it is a replacement for “Fringe”, and I hope the story does develop into something we have not seen before.

    Many of the premieres of the new shows showed amazing numbers, but that only shows two things (to me): people stay tuned to the same channel they were watching, or they are just checking the premiere out. The next two or three weeks will decide who stays and who goes.

    Personally, I do NOT like “Vegas”, “Partners”, “Made in Jersey”, or “Elementary”. Good luck to those who liked these series.

    I’ll check “The Neighbors” tomorrow to see how it goes. Hopefully it doesn’t turn into another “Cavemen”.

  • Scrootie

    Everyone loves attractive young females. That’s why 2BG is so successful.

  • DM


  • Dav

    Revolution is the worst show on TV. Horrible

  • Dav

    I want to kill myself every time I see a commercial for Revolution. Take it off the air. It’s embarrassing.

  • Brian J


    I don’t think I am delusional. I acknowledged I was being kind of glib.

    ABC and Fox each tried it with a few shows, but neither network gave any of those shows enough of a chance. “Samantha Who?” had to deal with the writer’s strike and “Emily’s Reasons…” lasted all of six episodes. “Crumbs” lasted for five on ABC after “Dancing” when it was on Thursdays. “Help Me Help You” lasted for nine episodes on Tuesdays.

    “Life on a Stick” aired for five episodes after “Idol.”

    I’m sure there are plenty of other examples of failures.

    But for all of those failures, there are successes: “CSI” after “Survivor,” “House” after “Idol,” “Castle” after “Dancing.”

    The quality of the show is certainly key. My guess is that a lot of those shows that failed just weren’t very good. But imagine Fox had stuck “Arrested Development” after “Idol” and then left if there. It might just have been a hit. “Happy Endings” is supposedly a good show–I haven’t seen it, so I can’t be sure–and it would be nice to see ABC give enough time to find its own audience.

    My prediction in regards to NBC is a little out there, but at this point, is the network really risking much? It’s hard to say exactly how good a show is or will be, or rather how it will be to an audience, but NBC has a lot to choose from. It also has months to go before the start of the spring season. It should find at least one decent pilot and try to build up another comedy. It makes more sense to try this with “TV” than to put another up on Thursdays where it would get eaten alive–right now.

  • nikki

    i like partners.. its really not that bad. it was pretty funny last night too. i hope it bumps up in ratings.

  • ICBBsFuture

    what does it mean when it says adjusted up or down?

  • ICBBsFuture

    I’m confused what does the 4.6/12 for The voice mean? hahaha I’m trying to understand it but no luck. I know that it got a bunch of viewers though!

  • Ultima

    @Brian J
    But for all of those failures, there are successes: “CSI” after “Survivor,” “House” after “Idol,” “Castle” after “Dancing.”

    Those are dramas, not isolated comedies. It’s entirely possible that all of those shows were really poor in quality, but even crappy shows can get decent ratings with a huge lead in. All (or most) of those shows completely bombed.

    is the network really risking much?

    Yes, they’re risking a ton of money.

    Sitcoms cost money to produce. The second hour (or fourth half hour) of The Voice costs an insignificant amount to produce because the cost per minute drops as the length of the episode increases (most of the cost is there whether the episode is 60, 90 or 120 minutes). And since the ratings increase as the night progresses, they’re risking a huge chunk of their profit from the show.

    Why do you think the networks bloated their big reality competitions in the first place?

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  • Ultima

    what does it mean when it says adjusted up or down?

    A change from the preliminary overnight rating, which simply measures the viewers during a specific time period, while the final measures the viewers for the actual show (things get preempted, start late, end late, etc.).

    I’m confused what does the 4.6/12 for The voice mean?

    4.6% of adults aged 18-49 watched the show; 12% of the adults aged 18-49 that were watching TV at that time watched the show.

    Click on the link to the preliminary ratings in the post and scroll down past the numbers for the definitions and links to introductory articles.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “I’m confused what does the 4.6/12 for The voice mean? hahaha I’m trying to understand it but no luck. I know that it got a bunch of viewers though!”

    4.6 is the adults 18-49 rating, the % of US adults 18-49 in TV households (4.6%) that watched the show on average. The 12 is the share, that’s the percentage of adults 18-49 that were actually watching TV at the time that watched the show on average.

    Lots more here. http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/demystifying-the-s/

  • KJ Styles

    Revolution is so overrated it’s ridiculous. The premise is so lame and unrealistic, and the acting is horrible. Last Resort, Vegas, and Elementary are all better shows.

  • Patrick G.

    “Mob Doctor” will be cancelled this week and yanked soon thereafter. “Hawaii 5-0″ will be moving to another night and timeslot. And while “Revolution” just got a full-season pick-up, it will go the way of “Jericho,” “Flash Forward,” “Extraordinary Family” (or whatever that show was called)and “The Event” and be gone by next year. “Dancing” is getting dull. The All-Stars are surprisingly boring. Don’t try this trick again, ABC. You’re not “Survivor”!! ;)

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