Monday Final Ratings: 'The Voice', 'DWTS' Adjusted Up; '90210', 'Revolution', 'Partners', '2 Broke Girls', 'Mike & Molly', 'Hawaii Five-0', and 'How I Met Your Mother' Adjusted Down

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October 9th, 2012


The Voice, and Dancing With the Stars, were each adjusted up a tenth among adults 18-49, while Partners, 2Broke Girls, Mike & Molly, and Hawaii Five-O were adjusted down three tenths, and How I Met Your Mother, 90210 and Revolution were adjusted down a single tenth versus Monday's preliminary ratings.

Final Monday broadcast primetime ratings for Monday, October 8, 2012

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM NBC The Voice (8-10PM) 4.8 9 12.89
CBS How I Met your Mother 3.1 9 7.82
ABC Dancing With the Stars: All Stars (8-10PM) 2.2 6 13.55
FOX Bones 2.0 5 7.20
CW 90210 -P 0.4 1 0.94
8:30 PM CBS Partners 1.9 5 5.71
9:00PM CBS 2 Broke Girls 3.4 8 9.42
FOX The Mob Doctor 0.9 2 3.36
CW Gossip Girl -P 0.4 1 0.78
9:30PM CBS Mike & Molly 2.8 7 8.67
10:00PM NBC Revolution 3.0 8 8.01
ABC Castle 2.2 6 10.61
CBS Hawaii Five-0 1.9 5 8.39

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

  • Elena


    Seriously, man, give it up! You’re not even referencing the audience numbers when you’re going on your rants about how Castle’s audience is dwindling. IT’S NO LOSING ITS AUDIENCE!!! Can you not see that? Of course you can, you just don’t want to because it doesn’t fit in with what you want to believe and have others believe about Castle.

    The demo has nothing to do with total numbers of people viewing. Yes, it may have a lower demo rating (bc Castle is aimed at an older audience, overall, than Revolution) BUT Castle has won every Monday since it’s premiere when it comes to total viewers…and it’s not just eking out a win…it’s winning by 2 million viewers. You’re ignoring that fact just to fit your Castle-bashing agenda. I’m not commenting on whether or not that matters to the networks. That’s not the point here. The point is that Castle is quite a popular show…it is winning week after week…and it’s keeping pace with shows like Grey’s Anatomy and OUAT when it comes to number of viewers. It’s beating Revenge, Scandal, and Last Resort in that area, as well. I love OUAT but I’m curious to see how it does this week in terms of viewers bc last week Castle topped OUAT as well.

    It’s also very important to note that Castle was up against the MLB Playoffs games last night as well as Monday Night Football. Despite those wildly popular sporting events airing at the very same time as Castle, it held onto its DWTS lead-in and actually increased in live viewership from last week. Gee, it must be a hard for such an unpopular and steadily declining show to pull off such an amazing feat.

    The demo is out of Castle’s control. It can’t do anything to change its projected audience, not 5 seasons in. It is aimed at an older, more mature audience. If ABC wanted it to be aimed at a younger crowd (like Revenge is, for example) it would have demanded Castle be more of a nighttime soap than a dramedy from the very beginning. The show is doing its job by telling a story that is CLEARLY bringing in the viewers. No matter what you say or try to present, you cannot ignore or deny the numbers when it comes to viewers.

    Go ahead, look at the number of viewers for Monday night. Which show got more live viewers than Castle? That’s right, no scripted show got more viewers than Castle. So, maybe you won’t respond to this…or maybe you will by telling me to “grow up” as you did last time I presented actual facts to you that clearly did not fit in with your “nobody watches Castle” theory. Whatever. I really don’t care. Castle’s audience is holding steady and will show (with the Live +3 numbers) that the weekly viewing audience is actually closer to 13 million (as it was the past 2 weeks). The demo may not be “the best” but it’s holding steady at where it averaged all last season…no major dips, no progressive downward slide.

    Castle is what’s holding ABC together on Monday nights. Sorry to burst your bubble but facts are facts.

  • Declan

    I thought Revolutions first episode was good but it was all downhill from their. The girl who plays Charlie is horrible. Whoever picked her as the shows lead must have been smoking something during her auditions. Not a big surprise the ratings have steadily dropped. With the way it was promoted, of course people were going to see if it was good or not. Same thing with Elementary. People just tuned in to see if it really matched the hype. And well…looks like they didn’t..

    And with the Voice. I’m surprised the ratings are this high now. Aren’t the blind auditions over? It seems like from last year, after the blind audition was over, the ratings declined.

  • eridapo

    @ Chris

    I guess you were too embarrassed to show up in the morning, so your making it up in the afternoon with your Castle hatred.

    I like having a laugh that is why I read your comments. Your hatred for a show is classic hate/love relationship psychobabble. I, however, would like to know what tv shows you actually like so that I can hate on them as much as you hate Castle (LOL).

  • Petar Ivanov


    Lol that was really looooooooong. But i read it all.

  • eridapo

    @ Laura

    Actually the 10PM slot is tougher slot to compete in due to the DVR. As a network executive has pointed out, the most watched network at 10PM is the DVR Channel. Nearly half the viewers that DVR something earlier watch it the same night. Thus 10PM shows (which also have a smaller PUT number) compete not only against the live competition, but also all those shows that were DVR at 8PM or 9PM.

  • Nick


    Castle is the oldest of the three

    In what universe does that matter?

    Castle is […] the most-supported across its run

    Castle has had DWTS and The Bachelor its entire run. H50 has Mike & Molly, and Revolution has had the Voice. The Voice and Mike & Molly are extremely steady and have much higher ratings. Castle has been flipflopping between the barely supportive ratings of DWTS and the utter disappointment that is The Bachelor.

  • Petar Ivanov

    Great defense for your favorite show. Although i don’t watch it i like your defense. Keep it up girl.

  • SJ

    A little late to the party but…

    Horrible for the CW! I thought Gossip Girl and 90210 could at least pull a 0.6 on their return. That I Heart Radio special they aired last week did better. I guess the CW will be announcing the current 90210 season as its last pretty soon.

    OK for ABC. Castle is finally up and I believe for the first time ever matching DWTS. Not so hot for DWTS, but at least it’s up from last week.

    CBS’s inexplicable downward spiral continues. Those are really low numbers for HIMYM, Broke Girls and Mike and Molly for their standards. I wonder if they swapped Partners for Rules if things would improve. Hawaii 5-0’s fall from grace remains a mystery.

    Speaking of Partners, I don’t think I’ve ever seen a comedy where the characters are written so one-dimensionally. I feel sorry for those actors who are actually quite capable and could do a lot more with a better script.

    NBC still #1 on Mondays. Who last October would have thought we’d be saying that within twelve short months?

    And Mob Doctor remains on the air… I’m as shocked as you!

  • Petar Ivanov


    What means PUT and what is that PUT in 8pm, 9pm and 10 pm.

    Also in what day there are most people watching TV. If you have that data. Lets say Sun, mon, tue, wed, thur, in what order are these days.

  • Patrick Gillease

    WOW, The CW did TERRIBLY last night, probably because much of the Northeast cannot watch it, thanks to Cablevision’s latest bullying of the networks by dropping The CW from it’s lineup over licensing fees. I guess this will make the owners of The CW’s WPIX Channel 11 in New York cave now, if they want their channels back on cable? I can only hope, since I don’t feel like watching my CW shows on a small computer all aeason long.

    As for “Revolution,” it’s holding pretty strong, despite its bleak premise. I still think by season’s end, it will go the way of “The Event” and “Flash Forward” and be gone next year. It’s too depressing of a concept! And CBS’ H50! So stupid last night; I fast-forwarded my DVR right to the end just to see how the “story” wrapped up. Spending half the episode with the main characters stuck on a raft is NOT good storytelling. The plots are now all over the map. Get new writers ASAP and stop all the contrivances. I’m about done with it, as many other viewers already seem to be ;(

  • Ultima

    When are the voice and x factor finales?

    Third week of December.

    And i saw that there is x factor in sunday? What is that about?

    To make up for the World Series being scheduled on Wednesday/Thursday for two weeks. Last year, they just aired episodes on Tuesday; they didn’t want to do that this year because Tuesdays are already being interrupted twice in November (election night and Thanksgiving week).

  • Declan

    @ Elena

    What was the fight about?

  • Alan

    Poor CW. I’m a huge 90210 fan, but I feel this will be the last season.

  • Petar Ivanov


    So they start together and will finish together(the same week)am i get it right? Is it possible both finales to be in same day?

  • Tom

    @ Stupid Peeps How do you know how much money the CW earns? Furthermore, the test for financial success isn’t just whether you’re making money. It’s whether you can invest your money more profitably elsewhere. Judging by the ratings, I suspect selling commercial time on the CW or syndicating its shows isn’t nearly as lucrative as with the CW’s network competitors.

  • Ultima

    @Patrick Gillease
    WOW, The CW did TERRIBLY last night, probably because much of the Northeast cannot watch it

    The Tribune/Cablevision conflict is only affecting ~1% of the CW’s viewers. It has virtually no impact on the national ratings.

  • eridapo

    @ Petar Ivanov

    UT or persons using television at a particular time, is expressed as a percent of all persons in TV homes. PUT combines all persons viewing, rather than reporting specific program viewing.

    Per Nielsen, PUT is the highest at 9PM. It is followed by 8PM, and 10PM is the lowest of the 3 hours of prime time.

    The PUT numbers vary by day too. Mondays and Thursday are the highest for PUT while Friday and Saturday are the lowest.

    I don’t have the exact numbers, but maybe Bill Gorman or someone else can direct you to a Nielsen source.

  • Ultima

    So they start together and will finish together(the same week)am i get it right? Is it possible both finales to be in same day?

    No, because the shows air on different nights. The Voice’s finale would be on a Tuesday and The X Factor’s on a Thursday.

    On the Tuesday of Thanksgiving week, they should go head-to-head again. That’s also when DWTS usually has its finale, but I expect ABC will air it from 9-11pm in order to dodge a singing competition sandwich style beatdown.

  • Petar Ivanov

    Are Mondays and Thursdays highest because football games?

  • bluejay72

    @flop voice

    How dare you, puta/RyanOfCanada/Whatever!

    THE VOICE slays!!! hahaha!!! :D

    Poor FLOP FACTOR!!! :)

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