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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  • madbengalsfan85

    It’s been a week, and I already miss Bones…stupid baseball

  • greysfan

    Revolution is great. Hope it can continue to maintain it especially with a break next Monday. I think the following week will prove how well its going. Castle a 2.0 is good considering it only lost 0.1 from its lead in. Ouch for baseball. Bones would have been a lot better FOX!!!

  • Michael

    90210 increased by two tenths, nothing spectacular, but at least it rose.

  • MoHasanie

    @Hubert R.

    I agree. HIMYM hasn’t been good this season. TBBT hasn’t been that funny either.

  • rob60990

    I don’t think The Voice’s total viewers are right.

    lol at baseball.

  • silvit


    Read the CBS warning. It could fall in the final.

  • Petar Ivanov

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


    Its almost unreal i mean these is fifth 3s in a row in a year when i start to think that Revolution will be last show wich hit 4s at 10 pm and may be even 3s at 10 pm.

    Thank you Walking DEAD.

  • EatMorePez

    Looking at the CBS sitcom ratings reminds me of that Sesame Street song: One of these things is not like the other . . .

  • Tony ^_^

    Baseball did awful on FOX! :o

    “Revolution” went UP?!? I thought it would fall below a 3.0 this week. :o I don’t watch it, but at least it’s doing well so the fans can continue to enjoy it. :p

    Looks like “2 Broke Girls” will hit a series low when the final numbers come out… :/

  • Holly

    NBC has to be ecstatic about their Monday nights. The Voice is the highest rated show of the night (and one of the highest rated shows of the week). Five episodes in and Revolution is still holding strong. As much as everyone is holding their breath (either in anticipation or worry) waiting for the bottom to fall out, it keeps turning in great numbers.

    ABC, on the other hand, has a real problem with DWTS. Their big reality show is starting to look like The Biggest Loser did for NBC a couple of years ago and even an all-stars edition isn’t helping. That’s three full hours of content a week that needs to be revitalized or replaced. Castle will still be one of their highest rated 10pm shows and is doing OK.

    No comments on CBS until the final adjustments.

  • Honey Badger

    CBS Partners – Gone

    NBC Revolution – Is it for real or is it another Event, or Smash, or V?

    Posted October 16, 2012 at 8:16 AM
    The Event ratings numbers were good when it started. A LOT of shows go to hell by Feb.

  • John A

    I cant believe GG got no final season bump in ratings. So far below a million is ridiculous.

  • eridapo

    The Voice 4.1 11.76/ 4.8 12.95/ 2.2 13.97/ 2.3 14.04
    Revo 3.6 9.38/ 3.2 8.24

    DWTS 1.8 12.35/ 2.1 13.50/ 5.0 13.05/ 5.2 13.40
    Castle 2.1 11.47/ 1.9 10.28

    90210 .6 1.14/ .5 .983
    Gossip .4 .775/ .4 .750

    H50 2.1 8.80/ 1.9 8.07

    CBS Results may include Football. The CBS affiliate in SD carried the SD Charger game against the Broncos. HIMYM and Partners were aired after midnight.

    Huge result for Revolution.

  • Petar Ivanov

    Partners almost KILL 2 BG!!! Mad at CBS! Last year they cancel how to be gemtelman after 2 ep. This year they stay partners there and almost kill 2BG. So bad decision.

  • Jared

    Happy to see 90210 up after last weeks dreadful ratings.

  • John A

    Time to declare Revolution a hit i suppose. Its awful show to me but those numbers are fantastic.

  • The Original J

    Revolution should have never been “on the bubble,” and this gives more evidence to back that up. It’s the #1 new drama of the season, and the ratings have stabilized.

  • Ali

    Suck it haters.. Revolution is here to stay!! It looks like NBC has found its hit! low 3s at 10pm are a rarity these day! I expect it to be adjusted down but it wont go any lower than 3.2 which is up from last week.

  • Steph

    No offense to fans of the teams but the Giants/Cardinals were playing last night. That’s probably why the numbers are low. More people will watch the Yankees/Tigers game.

  • Luiz

    The Voice rules.

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