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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  • omar

    revolution go go and beat theother show
    nbc now very happy

  • Brandy

    Glad 90210 is up, I enjoyed last nights episode more than premiere one or much of season four.Hopefully it keeps going up.2 Broke Girls is still doing well but could be doing better without Partnersvleadin.

  • Kari

    Good job NBC!!
    Revolution is a great show . It is crashing the competition :)

  • MattFitz

    All I can say is Castle HA HA HA HA HA I dont really care one way or another about it but its fans are comepletely obnoxious so I am laughing in there faces

  • Alan

    the voice sucks…. i really like partners, i hope it goes up next week.

  • Mike

    @MattFitz on the contrary You seem to be the one Who’s obnoxious

  • 728huey

    If this is going to be the final season of HIMYM, they need to make an announcement pretty soon so they can write up the remaining episodes and finally reveal who “mother” is.

    As for baseball, I know it long since abdicated its throne as the national sports pastime to the NFL, but those ratings are pathetic. One of the biggest reasons for the god-awful numbers is that there are no stars to promote on either team to casual fans. Both the Giants and Cardinals are historic franchises, but with no Barry Bonds and no Albert Pujols, only the die hard fans could name anyone in either lineup.

  • BigFlop

    revolution 3.4??? hahaha! very effective way to manipulate people’s taste. anybody watch that show. but this rating shows me the I.Q. Americans 18-49 in front of a tv. oh my god, you are really LOST.

  • MattFitz

    Dont worry Mark I can laugh at u all the way till the cancellation thats sure to come (reletavely soon) lol Much like murder she wrote its a fogey demo works on cbs business model of the past but a total fail in this highly static highly competetive atmosphere those numbers9Demo)for a veteran drama are pathetic get real and last week u had a whole bunch of fan excuse bingo going on lol

  • BigFlop

    i try to find Revolution in the final weekly rating chart, where is that show? could you tell me? thanks http://www.zap2it.com/tv/ratings/zap-weekly-ratings,0,7508066.htmlstory

  • methix

    Putting an action show after a comedy and yes im talking about Mike and molly and H50 is just stupid , without 2.5 men on Mondays anymore H50 needs to be moved to a more viewer friendly nite like Tuesday after NCIS:LA that would be a better fit.

  • methix


    I agree with you but remember total viewers doesn’t mean anything , the only thing they care about is the 18-49 demo , for example if revolution had 15-20m viewers each week and a 0.5-10 in the demo it would be cancelled.

  • BigFlop

    if the mob doctor would be after the voice on monday at 10 would get 3.4 too. it is very easy.

  • MattFitz

    Big Flop thats nonsence if a show is not attracting viewrs its not necc the lead ins fault look at the Smash numbers from last years intro with the voice they fell steady each week in contrast The Revolution is growing so get your head out of you know where and realize RVN is doing it on its own merits at this point

  • Ultima

    Don’t know much about House’s timeslots but it defo didn’t survive 8 years because it was ‘protected’ by AI.

    House had atrocious numbers when it first started. Had FOX not left it in the Tuesday 9pm timeslot when Idol started, it’s very unlikely that it would have found an audience… or a second season.

    If you’re going to make a point, atleast make sure your supposed ‘facts’ are correct

  • Derrick

    Revolution has gotten better week by week.

    Im glad the ratings have stabilized where they are. Wish they were better though.

  • Dean

    God, I love Revolution. I don’t think I have ever loved a network show this much in recent years.

  • Dean

    Oh yes, Smash could barely retain half of The Voice’s numbers and add to the fact that it was in the same genre (music) while Revolution is totally different – action/adventure/sci-fi. Whatever show comes after Modern Family bleeds hugely as well. The lead-in can only do so much. After the initial sampler, the product has to be good enough to sustain and grow its own audience which Revolution is excelling at.

  • David

    Damn.. Revolution is doing great! I am guessing SMASH won’t be coming back in that time slot. I wonder if they will still keep it on Mondays?

  • michael in cmh

    Partners is great and if CBS kills it they are retarded. Great to see Revolution kick butt! It is such a sad statement on what this country has become that a show about a bunch of heffers gets a rating over 3. We should not be celebrating fat asses!

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