TV Ratings Monday: 'The Voice', 'Hawaii Five-0' Up, 'Revolution', '2 Broke Girls' Drop a Bit, 'Dancing With the Stars', 'Partners', 'The Mob Doctor' Fall

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October 2nd, 2012

Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 4.0/10 2.6/7 2.0/5 1.6/4 1.5/4 0.7/2
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 3.4/10 1.9/6 1.3/4 1.3/4 1.3/4 0.7/2
Total Viewers (million) 11.014 7.804 11.582 5.230 3.641 1.723


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

NBC was number one with adults 18-49, while ABC won with total viewers.

On NBC,the final night of blind auditions on The Voice scored a 4.5 adults 18-49 rating, up 2% from last week's 4.4 Revolution garnered a 3.2 among adults 18-49, down 6% from last week's  3.4. Your predictions were about right.

On CBS, How I Met Your Mother earned a 3.2, down 11% from last week's 3.6. The second episode of Partners scored a  2.1 adults 18-49 rating, down 13% from last week's 2.4. 2 Broke Girls garnered a 3.4 among adults 18-49, down 8% from last week's 3.7. Mike & Molly notched a 2.9 adults 18-49 rating, down8%  from last week's 3.1 . Hawaii Five-0 scored a 1.9 adults 18-49 rating up 6% from last week's 1.8

On ABC,  Dancing With The Stars: All-Stars garnered a 2.0 adults 18-49 rating, down 20% from last week's 2.5.Castle earned a 1.9 adults 18-49 rating, down 10% from last week's 2.1.

On FOX,  Bones earned a 2.1 among adults 18-49, down 9% from last week's 2.3. The Mob Doctor scored  a 1.0 adults 18-49 rating, down 23% from last week's 1.3.

On The CW, The IHeartRadio Music Festival  earned a 0.7 adults 18-49 rating, which may be inflated due to the Chicago CW affiliate airing the Bears game.


Broadcast primetime ratings for Monday, October 1, 2012:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rtg/Shr Viewers (millions)
8:00 NBC The Voice (8-10PM) 4.5/11 12.32
CBS How I Met Your Mother 3.2/9 8.15
FOX Bones 2.1/6 6.92
ABC Dancing With the Stars (8-10PM) 2.0/5 12.21
CW IHeartRadio Music Festival (8-10PM) Special 0.7/2 1.72
8:30 CBS Partners 2.1/5 5.712
9:00 CBS 2 Broke Girls 3.4/8 9.02
FOX The Mob Doctor 1.0/2 3.54
9:30 CBS Mike & Molly 2.9/7 8.507
10:00 NBC Revolution 3.2/8 8.40
ABC Castle 1.9/5 10.33
CBS Hawaii Five-0 1.9/5 7.72

Via NBC Press Note:

In Late-Night Metered Markets Monday night:

  • 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," 2.4/6; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.1/7; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.6/5.
  • In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 0.9/4; "Late Show," 0.7/3; "Nightline," 0.9/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3.
  • At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.2/4 in metered-market households) beat CBS's first-run "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.1/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).
  • At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households 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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  • Roosterhead

    Being a fan of Castle, the numbers worry me somewhat.

    The only silver lining that I can find is that it seems like the 10pm hour has really fallen off a cliff for ALL of the networks this season (With Revolution, Elementary, and CSI being notable exceptions).

    Normally ABC’s mode of operation is to get a show to the syndication mark and if its ratings tank, they usually give it a shortened farewell season.

    The syndication deal will probably buy Castle one extra season, but not much more than that.

    The other thing that will help it is if the other scripted shows in ABC’s lineup are down, that will help Castle’s position somewhat, with the syndication deal giving it a slight edge.

    But, early indications are that this season Castle will be a bubble show for the entire season.

  • SherLOCKED

    Well….The Voice continues to impress!

    And Rev beat the crap out of H50 and Castle in the ratings! Poor H50 though..it was fine last season, now its not even getting 8m viewers and can’t make a 2.0 rating.

    Partners is DONE. It was pretty much DOA for CBS anyway though. Both HIMYM and 2BG are ‘fine”, but were much more robust last season.

  • Ron

    BBT reruns should move to 830 ASAP. Will do at least 10-20% better than Partners and hopefully help the rest of the night before something permanent can move in. But CBS is in trouble. Their gamble bombed big time. 2BG is doing fine..2nd highest rated show of the night..but should be much higher.

  • Jared

    I’m guessing The Mob Doctor just sealed its fate with those ratings. There’s no way FOX will keep this show on the air with 1.0. How far does it need to drop before it’s cancelled?.

  • s0303

    @ nick…dwts 12 million total viewers means nothings…advertisers only care about the 18-49 demo..old people don’t count in the usa…

  • BOTR

    HIMYM is down. I wasn’t expecting it to fall so fast. The awful partners must be bringing it down.

    How could Partners be bringing it down if it airs after HIMYM, not before?

  • HB

    Wow at Revolution. It hasn’t dropped that much.
    At least H50 is up from last week while Caste dropped. (I don’t watch any of them so don’t label me as fan/hater)

  • MoHasanie


    Yeah the BBC is awesome; they produce all sorts of entertainment, news, kids shows, and all of it is of very high quality. Having lived in the UK for a few years, all TV viewers have to pay license fee to the BBC whcih although a little expensive, its worth it, since they have excellent shows with no adverts.


    CBS may be able to slowly come back 8-10, but M&M already under 3.0 has to be alarming, as is H50 @ 10, maybe w/ blind auditions over, the Voice will start to wane & bring Revolution w/ it

    Glad that NBC has found what looks like a winner, but Rev–honestly? Stranger things have happened

    Bones is still 2.0, but MD probably has one more week to go, at best

    DWTS is so out of gas

  • Holly


    So, are “Such-and-such mediocre-rating/been-on-for-a-whopping-three-episodes-and-still-dropping show is a beast” and “Anybody who disses my show is a hater” going to be the new annoying buzz phrases for rabid fanboys this season?

    What do you mean this season? Those have been staples for years.

  • Colin

    Commenters here are really funny:

    1st week: Revolution has good ratings but look at the half hours, it will crash next week!

    2nd week: Revolution has good ratings but look at the half hours, it will crash next week!

    3rd week: Revolution has good ratings but look at the half hours, it will crash next week!

    How long will this funny game be played here?^^

  • senor chang

    Very strong for Rev, though I thought it’d have felt its way towards a core audience by now. Should settle in the high 2s, which is a great number for NBC.

    What is going on with Dancing? I didn’t expect it to be at a 2.0 in the second week of the season…

  • Petar Ivanov

    @Holly who said:
    I don’t think NBC is even considering moving it this season…and maybe not next season. It’s doing really well and there is no reason to ruin that by messing around with the schedule.

    I think new NBC scheduling chief came from ABC right? So he developed the revenge strategy move from 10 pm to 9 pm in sundays, right? And now RVN numbers are even better than revenge last season in 10. I mean why they must wait for spring where all 10 pm shows fall to low 2s and below and than make moves. Although for Revenge works well and now hit second best ratings after its premiere, but still in the spring Revenge hit even below 2s i think one or two time hit 1.8.

  • Baaa!

    DWTS is a drain again. Good for Bones holding its audience.CBS needs another show to have a Sheen situation fast.I think Revoution will hold the top 10pm slot for the season as its drops are slow and at this point if it ends up in the mid 2’s it will still be a success at 10pm for NBC. H5O and Castle are back to dancing around the same ratings, but H5O looks worse as its dropping from a better lead-in and that its on CBS.

  • CrimTV


    Love Doctor Who, Love Torchwood and I love The Voice UK, but nothing beats US drama and comedy which I believe is the best. Let’s face it, no-one does TV as good as the USA! :D

  • Casey

    Dear CBS:

    This Partners thing is no longer funny. This show gets a 2.1 while you just have Rules of Engagement sitting right there? Yank this bomb already.

    Also, I’m starting to think moving Men to Thursday might not have been the best idea. I’m thinking HIMYM would have been the better move and slide 2BG to 8 PM. I know Men isn’t doing what it once was but I don’t know that 2BG (which I love) was ready for that timeslot. Also both it and MM were great last night. I did give Partners a second chance, hopefully CBS makes it easy and doesn’t threaten to make me have to give it a third…because I’m not going to do it!

  • Billy

    I can’t wait to see what ABC does on Mondays in the spring. I don’t see them bringing back another season of DWTS. What do they do with Mondays ?

  • joss

    damn you the voice go to hell .. HIMYM is dead :(

  • grant

    I cant wait to see the voices ratings go down after this. They always go down after auditions….and I understand why. The show gets boring.


    @ Jenn

    Elementary, my dear had a 3.1

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