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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  • MoHasanie

    @The End

    Oops, sorry you were right. Don’t know why I thought it was a gun.

  • MoHasanie

    *thought it was taser.

  • Synzeer

    The Voice will always win out against X Factor especially after the controversy surrounding the latest X Factor live show in the UK. They even have one of their biggest contestants in the last few years to come out and say that X Factor is fake and scripted.

  • SPM

    Why did they renew 90210 & Gossip Girl? those two FLOPS could have been axed and both would have still had enough episodes to sell for syndication.

    The money could then have been used for a second season of The Secret Circle.


  • MoHasanie


    What was the controversy?
    X factor UK’s ratings are even better than the US version. That’s bad, considering the UK is a much smaller country. Interestingly, in the UK, X factor airs against Strictly Come Dancing (original version of Dancing with the Stars) and they both get very high and similar ratings although X factor’s ratings is way down from its best days 2 years ago.

  • Synzeer

    Mohanasie 1 word,


  • Synzeer


  • Bizarro

    Wow we all know that sex and the city prequel is getting cancelled already and Emily MD might do well just because 90210 and GG are doing bad. The CW should shorten 90210 to 16 episodes especially since Hart and Supernatural probably with the rest of the returning shows except Nikita are/will do well. They are already got their sydication for 90210 and since it’s starting out bad there is still plenty of time for the network to label season 5 a final season. Nikita might actually get canned this season if the network doesn’t start promoting it soon. I know it premieres in two weeks but come on. Ringer might actually be given the Unforgettable renewal.

  • Tom

    @ Halloween I thought the CW started later in order to help prevent programs from having to spend less time on hiatus. I believe that TVD and The Secret Circle were off for over a month at one point last year. Upon returning, they only ran two or three original episodes per month. TVD had an established audience and survived the interruptions. I still believe that TSC lost audience because these frequent interruptions made it harder to follow.

  • Clare

    90210 and Gossip Girl make Ringer and Nikita look like they do so good in ratings and demo!

  • rob60990

    I read somewhere Partners adjusted down to a 1.9. lmao.

  • JJA

    @Tom–the Secret Circle lost its audience because it got dull at about episode #10 — NOT because of frequent interruptions.

    Still, I think the show could have been fixed. The season finale was very strong, and it left the door wide open for new characters and plotlines.

    Some other things that hurt the Secret Circle:
    1. Adam & Cassie had no romantic chemistry,
    2. Nick was a better character (and actor) than Jake,
    3. Melissa had no storyline,
    4. All that annoying chanting that they kept doing.

  • Brandy

    Tom it was both to shorten/avoid hiatuses and cause according to Mark Pedowitz, when CW starts thier season iin real early Sept, viewers abonden the network to check out the other new shows so this starts so late to avoid that.. Bizzaro, why not wait til Carrie Diaries premieres and see its ratings and see a cancellation announcement before claiming that, cause you never know & you can’t predict for sure what’ll happen.It sounds to me like you already don’t like it without having seen it, so you’re sure it’ll be & want it cancelled.
    SPM, GG & 90210 were renewed for iTunes sales,DVD/merchandise sales,Netflix deal, syndication(GG is on Style & I m sure CW is trying to get 90210 a deal too),good women demo numbers,CW cancelled five shows last season(SC,Ringer,Remodeled,h8 tr,Oth)& couldn’t cancel anymore.Its time to get over it.SC was getting 0.5 demo and only a little million viewers at seasons end, it would be doing the same as GG,90210 now if it had been renewed.GG,90210. We’re also renewed cause Mark Pedowitz said in a interview last spring,the older,established shows(SPN,GG,90210,oth) kept CW going the last couple seasons without a lasting hit.

  • jimmy

    Revolution is so bad. I have watched all 4 episodes and I want it to be good but it’s not.

    It will not have a season 2. Seriously it’s bad.

    The overall story is what keeps me watching. Its the person to person dialogue that kills it. The acting is horrible but it seems like it must be the writing of the dialogue or directing because some of the actors have been good in other shows.

  • Brandy

    Clare, you realize Ringer and Nikita had 0.4-0.5 too last season right?Nikita 7 0.4s to GG two & 90210 one.And that Nikita was loosing viewers weekly at end of the season,was the lowest rated scripted show on CW& Fri.Nikita and Ringer both also had a little over but barley a million viewers at the end of thier seasons last season.So no, Nikita and Ringer ratings still look bad.

  • methix0r

    To the CW haters , CW wont be going anywhere , a) not while the vampire dairies is still on the network its #1 show, without it , it would have been gone already , also thanks to smallville and supernatural , those shows kept its head above water and TVD will continue to do that. CBS and WB arnt just gonna let CW sink , So all of you haters keep hating CW aint going nowhere.

    On another note , good to see revolution continue to drop week to week , and H50 and Castle slowly recovering , Mostly due to audiences realizing the show is crap and tuning back onto H50 And Castle. i dont watch castle but i hate revolution i hate JJ Abrams ( accept for lost which i liked) , so id like to see castle improve week to week as long as it and H50 can team up steal more of its viewers back , then they can both put revolution where it belongs at the bottom of the ocean. Revolution total viewers has been dropping and dropping soon its 180-49 demo will catch up more quickly to its dropping viewers trend. Then the will eventually move it to another slot where it doesn’t have the advantage of The voice lead in then we will see what it is made of , “crap” and it will be cancelled


  • Dawk

    @ The End, Yeah the workplace is when the show works and the focus on the cupcake industry too. Once they focused on Sophie the show lost me last season. If they keep the show on the basics this can be a real successful show getting 5-10 seasons.

  • thesnowleopard

    Pedowitz has been talking about ten seasons (at least) for months now. The question is whether he’ll commit to that so early. Considering the show’s good start last week, he might. The show’s ratings may be modest, but they are very steady.

    Show producer Jim Michaels stated at a con over the summer that most of the show’s revenue comes from international sales and that’s why it’s still around. Considering the many claims you hear about that sort of thing, I don’t know if even a show’s producer is a good source for it, but the show’s doing well for some reason.

  • Dawk

    @ Bizzaro, from what I’m hearing it had nothing to do with ratings it was the money they made that you don’t have access to seeing.

  • Hi

    @Brandy Actually Nikita got 5 .4, and was never below 1.22 million viewers (and rose for almost 1.50 on the finale.)

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