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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Time Shifted Viewing – Program ratings for national sources are produced in three streams of data – Live, Live+Same Day (Live+SD) and Live+7 Day. Time shifted figures account for incremental viewing that takes place with DVRs. Live+Same Day (Live+SD) include viewing during the same broadcast day as the original telecast, with a cut-off of 3:00AM local time when meters transmit daily viewing to Nielsen for processing. Live+7 Day ratings include incremental viewing that takes place during the 7 days following a telecast.

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  • bluejay72

    Still happy for The Voice!~ :)

    It did great considering it only aired for an hour. Its competition on Wednesday can’t even get closer to that number. Lol! :)

  • RyanCanada

    These two CW shows should be taken off the air, horrible ratings. there both already syndication im sure, so pull them.

  • Rachel

    90210 is done. Lmao.

  • Zach

    That’s a season high in viewership for Gossip Girl, sadly.

  • Chris

    @dantas–that was one of the best 2BG eps of last season–from the Pre-Sophie era. And yet another reason they gotta get Jennifer Coolidge’s ass off that show.

  • Tony ^_^

    Yeah. ^^^ I think CBS will air one hour of “The Big Bang Theory” or one hour of “2 Broke Girls” or one episode of each. :p


    Thought it was a nice move for CBS to air reruns 8:00-9:00 & they pretty even w/ ABC & FOX

    4.2 for the Voice will still have NBC singing

    @ Tony ^_^

    Max is annoying, but (at this point) I see no reason for a ban

  • Anna


    I don’t understand why you hate Hart of Dixie so much. Did you already watch the show?

  • MoveOn

    all kinds of chart errors today…. :/

  • gerry

    sorry to see the gg ratings slip even further to the depths. i’ve always liked the show enough but i’m happy its ending. i hope it gets a great sendoff.

  • Samunto

    Actually the presidential debate averaged a 4.3/10 at 9pm and a 4.1/9 at 10 on NBC and the analysis at 10:30 did a 3.1/8.

  • SPM


    Get a life!

  • MoveOn


    SPM has a delusional stick shoved up their arse thinking that TSC will magically find its way back on the air if all the CW shows flop like it did last year.

    And before SPM has a chance to comment I will fill in the typical response “What evurrr”

  • senor chang

    Solid for a one hour airing of the Voice. It should bounce back next week when the debates dont cut into programming and it goes back to two hours. Surprisingly solid for Dancing, too: is that a season high?

    Good repeat numbers for CBS.

  • kia

    How comes 90210 got 0.4 rating with 0.95 viewers and nikita got 0.3 rating with 0.95 viewers?

  • Brian J


    “The Voice” tends to build quite a bit at 9:00 and even more at 9:30. Take that out of the equation and it’s not hard to see why it was down slightly overall.

  • Coacoav

    So no one changed their channel last night to watch the debate.
    This also seems to go for the regular programing this year also.
    If you don’t get the viewers with the lead in shows you don’t get them for the programs afterwards. Only the diehard fans stick
    with their program and change the channel the now and again watchers
    just don’t care.

  • SPM

    Moveon you are very patronising.

  • Ram510

    I would guess that Nikita could pull at least a .5 on a Monday

  • Samunto

    And when can we start guessing the ratings for tonight’s ABC’s comedy block? Tonight 3 networks duke it out with comedies. PP might hit a series low tonight. Go On might rise in total viewers. I doubt whether any of the older viewers of DWTS will stay to watch the ABC comedies. Older skewing multicam Last Man Standing might have been a better fit at 9.

    Anyway, tomorrow we’ll know.

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