TV Ratings Monday: 'Revolution' Soars, 'The Voice' Steady, 'Castle' & 'Dancing With the Stars' Down, '90210' Up

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October 16th, 2012

Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 4.3/11 2.6/7 2.1/5 1.5/4 1.3/3 0.5/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share x x x x x
Total Viewers (million) 11.467 8.232 12.602 3.690 4.753 0.915


Note: Last night’s Monday Night Football game (Chargers/Broncos) was simulcast on the CBS affiliate in San Diego. 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 4.8 adults 18-49 rating, even with last week. Revolution garnered a 3.4 up 13% from last week's 3.0 among adults 18-49. This was a rare care of your predictions being way too pessimistic.

On CBS, How I Met Your Mother earned a 3.2, up from last week's 3.1 adults 18-49 rating. Partners scored a 2.1 up from last week's 1.9 adults 18-49 rating. 2 Broke Girls garnered a 3.3, down from last week's 3.4 among adults 18-49. Mike & Molly notched a 3.0 up from last week's 2.8 adults 18-49 rating. Hawaii Five-0 scored a 2.0, up from last week's 1.9 adults 18-49 rating. Ratings for CBS may be inflated due to local NFL coverage so there is not much point to making comparisons until the finals are released this afternoon.

On ABC,  Dancing With The Stars: All-Stars garnered a 2.1 down 5% from last week's 2.2 adults 18-49 rating. Castle earned a 2.0 down 9% from last week's 2.2 adults 18-49 rating.

On FOX, MLB Baseball Playoffs scored a preliminary 1.3 adults 18-49 rating, but will definitely be adjusted in the finals.

On The CW, 90210 earned a 0.6 among adults 18-49, up 50% from a 0.4 for last week's season premiere. Gossip Girl garnered a 0.4 matching the season premieres' 0.4 last week.


Broadcast primetime ratings for Monday, October 15, 2012:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rtg/Shr Viewers (millions)
8:00 NBC The Voice (8-10PM) 4.8/12 11.02
CBS How I Met Your Mother 3.2/9 8.08
ABC Dancing With the Stars (8-10PM) 2.1/5 12.44
FOX MLB Baseball (8-11PM) 1.3/3 4.75
CW 90210 0.6/2 1.07
8:30 CBS Partners 2.1/6 6.209
9:00 CBS 2 Broke Girls 3.3/8 9.21
CW Gossip Girl 0.4/1 0.76
9:30 CBS Mike & Molly 3.0/7 9.025
10:00 NBC Revolution 3.4/9 8.82
ABC Castle 2.0/5 10.87
CBS Hawaii Five-0 2.0/5 8.44

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," 2.3/6; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.3/6; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.4/8; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.8/6.

*             In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.8/4; "Late Show," 0.6/3; "Nightline," 1.0/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/4.

*             At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.2/4 in metered-market households with an encore) 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 with an encore) topped "Late Late Show" (0.4/2).

NOTE: All national ratings are "live plus same day" from Nielsen Media Research unless otherwise indicated.

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  • D’Arcy

    I predicted 3.4! Woo!

  • Junior G.

    Holy Revolution! It defys skeptics once again.

  • anas

    Revolution 3.4????
    Holy Crack on a cracker :D

  • CrimTV

    Go Revolution!! :D

  • Mayorofsmpleton

    Revolution up. Surprised.

  • Ashley

    Last night’s Revolution was the first episode that actually got me excited. Giancarlo Esposito is a MASTER and Kim Raver as his wife is genius. Looking forward to next week

  • psychic

    Revolution isn’t going anywhere.

  • Chris

    I’m honestly surprised at how well Revolution is doing. The pilot was awful.

    But it is fortunate indeed in its timeslot and lead-in and competition, and sometimes that’s all you need. Ask Castle. Which was even more fortunate in all three categories, and never did anywhere near this well. :)

  • Hubert R.

    HIMYM is a sad example of a show that lasts too long and the quality is really low because of that. I mean, there were 7 great seasons produced, and the current one… is awful. I’m sorry the show stayed for so long. it has to watch it’s own fall in both ratings and writing.

  • Dillan

    90210 may get one more final season.

  • Alan

    Great for 90210 considering last week’s ratings. I hope it gets adjusted up! Also Gossip Girl.

  • CrimTV

    Revolution’s half hours were better this week, not falling so much (3.6/3.2) :)

  • Petar Ivanov

    wow wow wow

    The walking Dead BOOST RVN better than The voice i think.

    TWD and RVN sunday and monday is a dream combo for AMC & NBC.

  • luisl

    I hope it doesn’t get adjusted down.

    Really great numbers ;)

  • EatMorePez

    Cue the disbelief of the Revolution haters.

  • timotey

    Sheesh, GoGi isn’t even a blip on the radar anymore.

    It’s funny to see Castle and H50 do the same. But Castle keeps almost 100% of its lead-in whereas H50 squanders a whole point. I still think H50 would do better on Tuesday with NCIS:LA as its lead-in, the shows fit together much better than H50 and a comedy. Oh well, what do I know :P

  • MoHasanie

    Too bad 2 BG fell. Thought last night’s episode was really funny.
    Interesting that Partners rose, but its still going to be cancelled.

    Wow, Revolution has actually leveled off. That’s excellent. Would be interesting to see how it does without that huge lead in.

  • bluejay72

    The Voice continues its domination on Mondays!

    Hahaha! Keep slaying those shows! :)

    Sorry Britney and your Flop Factor!

  • tv log

    Revolution will be preempted for Last Presidential Debate on Monday October 22, 2012!

  • Melinda

    Bye-bye Partners.

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