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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  • Pete

    @ Michael

    TSC ended with a 0.6 and had only 3 or 4 0.5s most of the season was 0.7 & 0.8

    It was also the most DVR’d TV show of last season so did have a huge following who didn’ t watch live.

  • Danimals

    We will have to see what Nikita does on its premiere night to judge on its ratings. But if I had to guess it will be either .4 or .5. So it will do the same as GG and 90210, but still better considering that it is on a Friday. And if Nikita does get that, I’m guessing it will get its last season next year on a Friday again maybe.

  • Mike

    5 years ago it would be Unbeliable to think that NBC was going to be the big Monday winner. Back then even CBS was a winner on repeats. This just proves no one is in the top forever. Happy for NBC .
    If CBS drops a lot in the Finals, they may drop to third place for the night. LOL

  • Zach

    Last season 90210 got a .9 and Gossip Girl got a .7 for their season premieres. So they were doing better than Nikita. We will see how Nikita does when it comes back, but i wouldn’t expect more than what Gossip Girl and 90210 got.

  • Jim


    Did somebody connected with Bones pee in your corn flakes? Your hatred for Bones is irrational. It’s just a TV show.

    Seek professional help ASAP. That is all.

  • juank


  • matt

    Revolution dominating Castle, Hawaii five-0 with 18-49, while those 2 are trending older. Looks like Revolution will hold steady between 7.5M-8.5M viewers, should be fine

  • matt

    How much longer can FOX hold onto Mob Doctor? Hope they move it to Friday and put Touch to Monday

  • Brandy

    Alexis’s, but at end of the season, Nikita was doing worse than them-7 0.4 s to 90210s season finale of 0.5-0.6&GG had 0.5-0.6 for its finale,had I think only one 0.4 plus Nikita was loosing viewers weekly at end of the season and was the lowest rated scripted show on CW. Nikita might a 0.5 for the premiere just cause people are curious about the direction of the show with Nikita,Ryan now running division but it’s more Likley 0.4 s or lower cause 99% of tv is returning or premiring low this season and GG& 90210 returned pretty much where they left off ratings wise.

  • DGH

    If 85%(just a guess)of Revolution viewers find the whiny girl annoying what do TPTB see that we don’t? Haven’t they seen whiny teenage kids ruin enough tv shows to know it doesn’t play well with the viewers? I mean everytime she is on screen she is either whining, pouting, or complaining about something. Hopefully she dies soon or this show will be dead to me I can’t take much more of her. Unless they want to cut her screen time down to one scene a show I could live with that also.

  • Dan

    CW’s standards are so low that it mirrors syndicated shows’ numbers. 90210 will likely end in 2014 with a final season. CW is nice enough to give each of their veteran series’ a final season.

    2010-2011 – Smallville’s final season
    2011-2012 – One Tree Hill’s final season
    2012-2013 – Gossip Girl’s final season
    2013-2014 – 90210’s final season (Expected)
    2014-2015 – Supernatural’s final season (Expected)

  • Bookworm

    I’m just happy Castle is up!! I hope it stays that way!!

  • eridapo

    @ Matt

    The question is how would it do without the Voice. I think it would do okay, but it would be in the same range as the other two shows (each being 2/10s from the other).

  • Eddy

    @ Alexis

    Their all making a lot of money so it doesn’t matter who The CW keeps.

  • Kavyn

    @Brandy I’m thinking Nikita will also premiere with a 0.5, but I think it’s because of the ANTM lead it. Possible adjustment down. I don’t know. I’m still bummed that CW paired ANTM and Nikita.

  • Justin121

    2015-2016 – The CW’s final season (expected).

    2015-2016 – The Vampire Diaries’ final season (expected).

  • Dan

    @Justin – You’re probably right, I’m not sure how the network has managed to last this long or how it makes money but somehow they do. I give them 3 more years, at least the good shows will have probably ended by then.

  • William Haney

    I can see “Revolution” plateauing for awhile. Just not the same not seeing 2.5 Men on Monday Nights. I wonder if one of the other Chuck Lorre comedies on Thursday will return to Mondays if this trent continues for CBS?

  • Alexis

    I guess some people (read: Nikita bashers) STILL don’t understand the meaning of the Friday Factor, or the simple fact that shows almost always drop in ratings over the course of the season, rather than rise.

    Nikita getting 0.4 in the *later* episodes of the season (it premiered with 0.6) and on Friday last season, is nowhere NEAR as bad as two Monday shows getting 0.4 and 0.5 on their SEASON PREMIERE, which is supposed to be the high point.


  • Stephen Judson

    Tribune better work out a deal with cablevision

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