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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  • alexjones

    wow, this is certainly a good sign for revolution, wasn’t expecting teh ratings to go UP. thought it’d be slipping down into the 2s this week. Still it’s too early to celebrate just yet, just becuase it’s up one week dosen’t mean it can maintain those levels.

  • r0ckmypants

    @Petar – How did The Walking Dead boost Revolution? They’re on different networks on different nights.

  • Rachel

    Revolution really isn’t that great yet I continue to watch it every week so it must be doing something right.

  • senor chang

    GREAT for Revolution. Unfortunately, it gets preempted for debates next week, but hopefully that won’t hurt it too much.

  • RyanCanada

    Mike and Molly and 2BG were so funny last night, Revolutiona and Castle were great aswell :) i stopped watching 90210 last season i couldnt take it anymore, i found myself forcing myself to watch the show.



    Max wasn’t first!

    CBS 8-10 all over 3.0 (except Partners) & H50 up to 2.0

    See Paula Abdul didn’t do much for DWTS, Castle still 2.0

    The Voice still sings loudly & Revolution still revolting 3.4, wonder how the Amish would fare in the Revolution

    CW back to sub 1.0

    Sure Fox misses Bones as MLB pulls MD ratings

  • s0303

    revolution beat all of the cbs comedies? that’s kind of scary…i tried watching it, but it didn’t click for me…but happy nbc seems to be doing better this season…

    it’s official…the voice has fixed their battle rounds retention problem :)

  • Laura

    we have to admit that even with worst ratings than the voice, the x factor is a better show.


    I will admit something I absolutely thought Paula Abdul was a great addition to Dancing with the Stars. She had great chemistry with the other judges, she was a bit loopy and she looked way more comfortable here than her horrid X Factor run. It was like the Paula Abdul of Idol days. She was a much missed welcome surprise. She was always about the contestants and could spot talent a mile away. Why AI spends all this money on these big superstars and not realize the key to Idol’s magic was the contestants? I really enjoyed her on DWTS and maybe this would turn into a series regular run.

  • Billy

    What a success story NBC Mondays is having. Revolution and The Voice are doing great.

  • John_M

    we have to admit that even with worst ratings than the voice, the x factor is a better show.

    Well, you may think that, but based on the rantings and ravings of various posters not everyone will agree.

    To me it’s the difference between loose cow poop and firm cow poop – it’s all cow poop

    Revolution will be adjusted down – everyone knows it

  • American

    Go Revolution! Up .4!

  • Tim

    Bravo Revolution !!!! :)
    The show is only getter better and better.
    ABC should be happy with Castle, this season the DWTS lead in is pathetic.
    H50 numbers are terrible because the drop after M&M is huge.With a 3 lead in, it should had done better.At least a 2.6.

  • Petar Ivanov


    Last time in monday you was so good with CBS adjusments in finals tell us and this time what will be. Thanks.

    One more question do you think that The walking dead help Revolution to be so big. Thanks onceagain.

  • Chris

    Expect a ton of post-apocalyptic pilots next season.

  • Chuck_T

    Wow! Looks like Revolution might have legs after all. Sunday and Monday so far belong to NBC.

  • Nope

    keep doing well Castle and Hawaii Five-O

  • Daw Johnson

    The Event had fallen well into the 2s by this point in its first season. Revolution was already pacing ahead, and the INCREASE this week totally puts it in a better position.

    Not even a comparison between the two. It’s still a long season, but Revolution’s looking great right now.

  • Peter

    Goooooooo Revolution!! :D

  • CrimTV

    Revolution vs. The Event’s 5th episode

    Revolution – 3.4
    The Event – 2.2

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