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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  • J


    Some of your DWTS and The Voice total viewers numbers look like they’ve been switched at birth. 2nd hour totals are flopped.

  • John_M

    Expect a ton of post-apocalyptic pilots next season.

    And expect most of them to fail (or does Revolution mean Jericho never happened)

    Reminds me of the year there were 3 ‘invasion’ shows, invasion, surface, and the one on CBS – they all were good to my mind for different reasons – and all got canned.

  • James

    “The Voice 4.1 11.76/ 4.8 12.95/ 2.2 13.97/ 2.3 14.04

    DWTS 1.8 12.35/ 2.1 13.50/ 5.0 13.05/ 5.2 13.40″

    eridapo, I think you may have got the 9pm demos for The Voice and DWTS a little mixed unless both dramatically changed at 9pm!

  • alexis

    @Petar Ivanov I don’t think Partners really kill 2 BG. People switch channel and tune in if they like the show. Does Last Resort have any impact on Grey’s Anatomny? Obviously no.

  • MAx

    Wasn’t this week suppose to be THE week when The Voice ratings were set to tumble down (seeing as it didn’t happen last week)…haterz eat crow!

  • Ultima

    @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.

    Yup, it’s time to move onto the Studio 60 comparisons! ;)

  • MoHasanie


    Yeah, that note wasn’t posted until after I commented, but that’s even worse news :(

  • Ryne

    Hopefully that was the last episode of Partners to air. One of the worst sitcoms this season (that I have seen). If they would have kept 2BG @ 8:30 and 2.5 Men @ 9, there Monday schedule would be better off. It was too early to move 2BG to the anchor postion after just one year. I think 2.5 men aired for a couple of seasons at 9:30 before it moved to 9 after Raymond went off the air.

  • SPM

    90210 what a FLOP

  • John_M

    Wasn’t this week suppose to be THE week when The Voice ratings were set to tumble down (seeing as it didn’t happen last week)…haterz eat crow!

    Max and all his ridiculously crowing ilk – get some therapy

  • Sam

    Hmmm, interesting, I didn’t expect revolution to ever go up (even though I like the show)

    It might actually mean that it will get to season 2.

  • concrete

    @blue jay 72:

    don’t feel too bad for britney. unlike christina aguilera, she’s still a successful recording artist and 15m payday.

    simon has got to be dissapointed about xfactor ratings but the show is still fairing well enough to be #1 on fox and be renewed for a third seaon.

  • eridapo

    Editing my half hour posts… 9PM hour of Voice/DWTS go switch.


    The Voice 4.1 11.76/ 4.8 12.95/ 5.0 13.05/ 5.2 13.40
    Revo 3.6 9.38/ 3.2 8.24

    DWTS 1.8 12.35/ 2.1 13.50/ 2.2 13.97/ 2.3 14.04
    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

  • Nadine

    Good for partners. Saw most of it. It was funny, if a bit over the top. Want Krumholtz to do well.

  • John_M

    don’t feel too bad for britney. unlike christina aguilera, she’s still a successful recording artist and 15m payday.

    Also unlike Aguilera, she has a lousy singing voice, she’s mentally ill, and really needs to worry more about medication and her children

  • soso

    the voice ratings are so high, good for them

  • Tihomir

    I didn’t like the first episode of Revolution so I quit watching it. I didn’t expect it to hit such ratings…

  • Cynthia

    Castle seems to have developed a core, consistent fanbase as they post roughly 10m viewers each week – even when the lead in show DWTS, has been dropping in numbers this season. I think it’s hard to compare veteran shows with newcomers. Like anything else in life – the success of shows seems to be left to a myriad a factors: timeslot, character chemistry, story writing, network politics and fate!

  • JJ

    I think 2 Broke Girls had its best episode so far. Absolutely HILARIOUS!!!! I seriously laughed my lungs out :D

  • KarenM

    Is H50 done? I know I’m done with DWTS.

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