TV Ratings Monday: 'The Voice' & 'Castle' Up, 'Revolution' Dips Again, 'Mob Doctor' Goes Lower + '90210' & 'Gossip Girl' Premieres

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October 9th, 2012

Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 4.2/11 2.8/7 2.2/5 1.6/4 1.4/4 0.4/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 3.7/11 2.1/6 1.4/4 1.4/4 1.2/3 0.6/2
Total Viewers (million) 11.120 8.673 12.408 3.839 5.274 0.883


Note: Last night’s Monday Night Football game (Texans/Jets) was simulcast on the CBS affiliate in Houston. As a result, the CBS 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 Voice scored a 4.7 adults 18-49 rating, up from last week's 4.6 Revolution garnered a 3.1, dipping again from last week's 3.2 among adults 18-49. Your predictions were about right

On CBS, How I Met Your Mother earned a 3.2, down from last week's 3.3 adults 18-49 rating. Partners scored a 2.2, up a tenth from last week's 2.1 adults 18-49 rating. 2 Broke Girls garnered a 3.7, up two points from last week's 3.5 among adults 18-49. Mike & Molly notched a 3.1, also up two tenths from last week's 2.9 adults 18-49 rating. Hawaii Five-0 scored a 2.2, up two tenths from last week's 2.0 adults 18-49 rating. Ratings for CBS may be inflated due to local NFL coverage

On ABC,  Dancing With The Stars: All-Stars was even with last week's 2.1 adults 18-49 rating. Castle earned a 2.2, up three tenths from last week's 1.9 adults 18-49 rating.

On FOX,  Bones earned a 2.0, down a tenth from last week's 2.1 among adults 18-49. The Mob Doctor scored  a 0.9, down a tenth from last week's 1.0 adults 18-49 rating.

On The CW, the premiere of  90210 earned a 0.5, down from last season's 0.9 premiere rating. Gossip Girl premiered to a 0.4, down from last year's 0.7 premiere rating.


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) 4.7 12 12.577
CBS How I Met your Mother 3.2 9  8.139
ABC Dancing With the Stars: All Stars (8-10PM) 2.1 5  13.331
FOX Bones 2.0 5  7.092
CW 90210 -P 0.5 1  0.995
8:30 PM CBS Partners 2.2 6  6.345
9:00PM CBS 2 Broke Girls 3.7 9  10.124
FOX The Mob Doctor 0.9 2  3.457
CW Gossip Girl -P 0.4 1  0.768
9:30PM CBS Mike & Molly 3.1 7  9.417
10:00PM NBC Revolution 3.1 8  8.206
ABC Castle 2.2 6  10.562
CBS Hawaii Five-0 2.2 6  9.006

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," 2.7/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.5/6; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.0/7; 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,> "> 0.8/4; "Late Show," 0.7/3; "Nightline," 0.9/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.


* At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.4/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's first-run "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.2/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.4/3).


* At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.9/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/3 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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  • Christina

    … that’s why, I think, watching shows online, should count in the ratings… especially, for people who like the shows on The CW, but can’t, because of Cablevision.

  • TSC fan

    @Melanie I wasn’t bashing any show on CW, all I said was that nobody watch it’s network anymore. If you go to CW facebook’s page almost all the comments are about The Secret Circle….

  • Leoben Conoy

    @ Eridapo


    and yea, no worries about Person of Interest. I LOVE that show too. (thats how a drama should be written and acted)

  • BJG

    I wonder if Cablevision’s decision to drop Tribune stations contributed this to the low ratings. I’m upset that I haven’t had CW since mid-August and I still haven’t seen 90210!!!

  • Kavyn

    @KS I agree with you about the death being necessary, I just dislike how it was handled. They had an amazing idea with the crossbow in the chair, that easily could have been Maggie in the chair (instead of the stab-and-run that happened).

    It just seemed way too obvious it would be her dying, and I didn’t pay attention to any of the press stuff before the episode (supposedly Maggie was downgraded from recurring sometime before the show, but I didn’t know). I also agree with you about not going too far into background, but she literally had no significance in any of the plot, and they could have done way more with her and Charlie before killing her off.

    The acting when she was dying though was phenomenal, and the Miles/Charlie stuff that happened afterwards was great. I just dislike how the death was handled in terms of writing/promotion. However I do agree that despite Maggie being one of the ones I liked more, that her death was necessary for character development.

  • Kavyn

    90210 has really taken a turn for the worst. It feels as though the writers ran out of ideas after season 2/3. I’m expecting it to be done after this season if the new shows do fairly well.

  • madbengalsfan85

    Forgot all about the baseball playoffs…got to figure that + MNF affected ratings as well

  • Fakeem

    Totally surprised that I liked last night’s episode of Partners. There’s hope that this could grow into a hit if they get better scripts and /or give it a years to grow ala Cheer’s.

    Also, is that painting of johhny depp on the aprtment wall/background the same pic from the Will & Grace background? Seeing that both shows are by the same people, it may be.

  • Pete

    The CW officially messed up renewing 90210 over The Secret Circle & they know it.

    As TSC fan says fans are spamming the CW facebook page with demands to bring it back.

    Haha idiots!

  • Chicago Fire

    Partners has drastically improved that its starting to become my new favorite comedy. Sophia Bush had better comedy chops than I expected. I saw her in nothing but serious roles before. I think CBS will be patience and hang onto it.

    I think you guys bring up a great point with The CW and it not having the same cable subscribers as in the past. Like one of the previous posters mentioned, do their ratings really matter that much since they make so much money off these shows? I don’t even look at The CW ratings that much anymore because of those reasons except when their high like I expect Wednesday and Thursday to be.

  • Grey

    @ JAA

    “@Jim, you and @Grey seem to be living in a parallel universe, you’ve no idea about Castle ratings”

    Hey, I’m going by the numbers posted here – on this site. I’m not making them up in my head. ????

  • JJA

    @BJG–I’m not so sure the Tribune/Cablevision disupte affected the CW’s ratings too much. Shows on during the summer didn’t take a big dive, and HOD & Supernatural seem to be doing as well as they did last year.

    I think VD, Arrow and B&TB will all premier between 1.0 and 1.5, so the CW should have some good news later this week.

  • Eddy

    @ madbengalsfan85

    Definitely for sure, I was out last night and most of the TVs I saw had it either on Texans/Jets game or Yanks/O’s. Don’t forget about WWE Raw either even though their ratings have been a trainwreck lately due to their bad product.

    @ Pete

    They actually didn’t make the decision like that, 90210 was coming back regardless due to the amount of revenue it makes outside of the ratings. The Secret Circle should’ve came back since it was still a new show but the show wasn’t doing well in making extra revenue for them. That’s why The CW’s ratings don’t matter that much.

    @ Chicago Fire

    I can see CBS letting Partners run all of its 13 episodes not sure if they will keep it for the rest of the season. It sounds like people are starting to like it though so that’s a positive sign.

    @ Kayvn

    That’s not a good sign as I missed the premiere but I did like them putting Tristan Wilds and Jessica Lowndes together on the show last season.

  • Michael

    Secret Circle fans are living in a alternate universe? TSC dropped to a 0.5 in its first season, with the best lead-in on the network!

  • Petar Ivanov

    @Leoben Conoy
    no worries about Person of Interest. I LOVE that show too. (thats how a drama should be written and acted)

    Me: lol lol lol you can’t compare POI with any other show on networks or cable. This is BEST show on TV currently. Period. But that dosn’t mean that no other shows are entertaining. For me they are. RVN,(both Revolution and Revenge), Once, GoT, TWD(start this week) etc. A lot of entertaining out there. BUT again no one show is even close to POI! I’m sick on PoI topics.

  • Ville


    Looks like you are indeed making up the numbers in your head. You wrote ““Castle” will drop at least 3 to 4 tenth as per usual with “DWTS” run-over into the 10PM hour and MNF.” This is nowhere near close to the truth. First of all, there have been only maybe 3-4 times during its entire run when Castle dropped more than two tenths in the final ratings. Second, there was no MNF on ABC last night. And third, DWTS caused it to be adjusted down when it was pulling significantly higher ratings than Castle, like over 3.0. Now that their ratings are basically the same, the overruns matter very little and are unlikely to cause adjustments.

  • DryedMangoez

    Revolution should probably hover around 3.0. Even if it fell to a 2.5, it’d still win its timeslot, but I believe if you were going to give up on Revolution, it’d be last week or this week.

  • KS

    I think even Supernatural levels would drop to 0.6 – 0.7 levels by the end of the season.

  • JJA

    The CW made the right decision to renew 90210. It’s only 7 episodes away from its 100th episode. Should the ratings continue as they are, the network will simply cancel it in May. By then it will have 114 total episodes for syndication purposes.

    As for Secret Circle, I agree with those who say the show should have been renewed. The network should have moved it to Friday (with Nikita). With some changes in the writer’s room (and 1 or 2 new characters), I’m sure the show could have performed decently.

    The big mistake was Emily Owens. The pilot was terrible.

  • Alexis

    So, Gossip Girl gets a 0.4 and 9O210 0.5 on their SEASON PREMIERES, in their non-Friday slots. Let me remind everyone that Nikita’s early episodes last season, on Friday, got 0.6.

    And people still said Nikita, the only good show on the awful CW, should have been cancelled. Hilarious.

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