TV Ratings Monday: 'The Voice' & '90210' Down, 'Dancing With the Stars Up + Last Presidential Debate Numbers

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October 23rd, 2012

Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 4.0/10 2.6/6 2.3/6 2.2/5 1.1/3 0.4/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share  3.6/10 2.1/6 x 1.7/5 1.0/3 0.4/1
Total Viewers (million) 11.244 11.265 7.90 7.444 2.717 0.927


Note: Last night’s Monday Night Football game (Lions/Bears) was simulcast on the ABC affiliate in Detroit. As a result, the ABC 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 4.2, down six tenths from last week's 4.8 adults 18-49 rating.

On ABC,  Dancing With The Stars: All-Stars garnered a 2.4, up three tenths from last week's 2.1 adults 18-49 rating.

On FOX, MLB Baseball Playoffs scored a preliminary 2.3 adults 18-49 rating, but will definitely be adjusted in the finals.

On The CW, 90210 earned a 0.4, down two tenths from last week's 0.6 among adults 18-49. Gossip Girl was even with last week's 0.4 adults 18-49 rating.

The last Presidential Debate earned a 3.9 on NBC, a 2.8 on ABC and a 2.2 on CBS. However, national ratings for the Presidential Debate will be sustained by Nielsen as it ran without commercials.

Broadcast primetime ratings for Monday, October 22, 2012:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM NBC The Voice 4.2 11 11.95
ABC Dancing With the Stars: All Stars 2.4 6 13.20
FOX MLB Baseball (8-10PM) 2.3 6 7.90
CBS The Big Bang Theory -R 2.1 6 7.75
CW 90210 0.4 1 0.95
8:30 PM CBS 2 Broke Girls -R 2.1 5 6.93
9:00PM NBC Presidential Debate 3.9 9 10.89
ABC Presidential Debate 2.8 6 10.29
CBS Presidential Debate 2.2 5 7.50
CW Gossip Girl 0.4 1 0.90

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," 2.9/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.1/5; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.0/7; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.3/4 with an encore. * In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 1.1/5; "Late Show," 0.6/2; "Nightline," 1.1/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3 with an encore. * At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.5/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.1/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2). * At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.9/4 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.4/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


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  • jt




  • Max

    Revenge had a 0.0 last night.

  • HB

    Bad for 90210!


    @Max dude you got let go of that.

  • fringewillget5seasons

    LOL at the CW. Should have canned both and gone for greener pastures.

  • Kieran

    Gossip Girl wasn’t a premiere last night?

  • Ashley

    I think GG will stay around 0.3-0.4 for the remainder of it’s episodes.

    90210 is doing badly (and worse, they aren’t being consistent)

  • ZmaX

    Revenge ratings were a 2.8 last night

    ouch for the CW.

  • alexjones

    thank god that was the last debate, i’m getting fed up with all this disruption. and bad numbers for gossip girl and 90210, nikita at least has the excuse of being on a friday.

  • Jorge

    If Gossip Girl wasn’t canceled this season, it would be now. Sad it’s over, though. This season is already better than last.

  • iMember

    Gossip Girl is on its way out in a few more weeks and 9O21O is done after this season. There’s no point for CW to renew 9O21O for a final season if it’s going to end up pulling in lower numbers next year and it already has syndication numbers. And we already see that the “final season” isn’t having much affect on GG’s numbers at all.

  • Tia

    DWTS shares more viewers with Bones than with The Voice.

  • Tony ^_^

    ^^^ I thought you guys banned Max?? O.o

    And wow. Did “The Voice” fall 0.6 points from last week?! :o

  • Dillan

    That’s quite the increase in total viewers for Gossip Girl. Bad for 90210 and I once again think this will be the final season. (I thought the 0.6 last week may have given it one more short season).

    The Voice finally dropping. Won’t be long till its under the 4’s, IMO, as we all know that not many people enjoy the live shows.

  • Tia

    Oh wait I didn’t see the red text.

  • Mi

    I guess even the Presidential Debate can’t help Gossip Girl.

    I stopped watching that show for good several seasons ago.

  • dantas

    Wow, 2 Broke Girls! Did that repeat beat Partners last original?? ;)

    Are you kidding me, CW? You had the only non-political original programming of the night (not considering DWTS or The Voice) and you can’t even go up a couple tenths!

    They should bring LA Complex back to monday mid-season.

  • SPM

    LOL & Flop 0210

    CW what a joke u r


    Thats good that Dancing with the Stars went up a bit. I have to say I love the show when its an hour. I have to say I absolutely loved Emmitt and Giles in there individual dances and the group dance rocked. Kudos to Melissa for going through it, what a trooper that girl is.

    The Voice still doing solid business and of course its a bit down because it usually airs for two hours but these battle rounds so far ended up doing solid business for NBC. I am interested to see the new knockout rounds. BTW the talent this year on the Voice is 10 times better than last season. Anyone agree much better talent?

    BTW thats awesome a 2 Broke Girls repeat retained that much of Big Bang Theory. Shouldn’t CBS rewrote there wrong and move Two and Half Men back to Monday at 9pm and move 2 Broke Girls after BBT on Thursday. This would be a great swap.

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