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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  • Max Vrany

    @Samunto, The number you see above is the average of all those numbers. Keep in mind that debate numbers are approximate. (Actually, everything is approximate, except CW)

  • TVDude

    What I got out of this:

    A repeat of a CBS comedy now gets the same ratings as an original episode of The Office. How the mighty have fallen…

    That’s a good number for The Voice. I didn’t even know it was on last night.

  • Jared

    The CW should rethink using 90210 as a lead in for there midseason series Carrie Diaries. That show would be better off leading the night at 8 and pushing 90210 back until 9.

  • KS

    I hope Revolution will not crash, the next week when its on air. *Fingers Crossed*

    I am liking this show much, but I am still supporting its renewal partly because of hope of improvement and mainly because of Kripke.

  • KS


    I am liking not this show much

  • jay

    Hey baseball will likely adjust up to 2.5. It’s not that good for game 7. NBA game 7 on CABLE got over 5.0. Comparing conference Finals game 7 to NLCS game 7. That’s bad when it only gets half the rating.

  • senor chang


    Happy Endings: 1.8
    Go On: 2.6
    New Girl: 2.6

    The New Normal: 2.0
    Apartment 23: 1.6

  • Alexis

    My ideal CW schedule for the second half of the season:

    8pm – Nikita
    9pm – Cult

    8pm – Hart of Dixie
    9pm – The Carrie Diaries

    8pm – Arrow
    9pm – Supernatural

    8pm – The Vampire Diaries
    9pm – Beauty and the Beast

    8pm – 90210
    9pm – Emily Owens, M.D.

    – Nikita is deader than a doornail on Fridays, so moving it can’t hurt. Pairing it with Cult makes sense – two edgy, dark shows, and Cult is another show likely to skew more male (and older) than the typical CW audience. I put Nikita at 8 and Cult at 9 rather than vice versa because Cult looks quite creepy and disturbing.
    – With EMOD getting a 0.5 on its SERIES PREMIERE, which is god-awful by any standard, it looks DOA. Granted, its series premiere was up against the debates, but it’s still unlikely to rise significantly, so it might as well be moved to Fridays to die there. 90210 is also on its last legs, with two 0.4’s in the first three episodes. It’s not even guaranteed the shortened final season that One Tree Hill and Gossip Girl got if it doesn’t improve. Both shows skew female, so they’re a reasonably good pairing, and I put EMOD at 9 because it seems to skew older (its overall ratings weren’t bad, the demo was).
    – I’d premiere The Carrie Diaries on Tuesday since I moved 90210 off Monday, so they can’t be paired. HoD/Carrie Diaries seems like a good pairing to me – two cutesy, fluffy, female-skewing shows typical for the network.

    *** I realize there’s not even the slightest chance of this actually happening, so please don’t rip my head off. This is just for fun – how I’d shuffle the schedule around if it were up to me. ***

  • OMG

    Oh Man Happy Endings and Apartment 23!

    I think they fit very well with each other, BUT that means they will also die together! And this is coming from a fan of Apartment 23. I guess I just have to enjoy the remaining episodes.

  • kia

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

  • Dave

    The Voice usually builds up the ratings over the course of the 2 hours.
    Since it was only 1 hour, it didn’t have time to build up the average.
    It’s still 2-3 tenths below last week but probably would not have been 6 tenths if it ran the full 2 hours.

    Half hours were 3.8 and 4.6.
    Last week half hours were 4.1, 4.8, 5.0 and 5.2.

  • eridapo

    Although reruns for CBS, I like the results of the pairing of TBBT and 2BG.

  • Jesse

    I’m already sick of these debates. I really don’t care, it’s taking up space. Neither of them can do anything for me so whatever.

  • OMG

    By the way someone posted an article about the broadcast shows with the highest ad rates for this season, and it is not quite in tandem with the ratings (as some lower-rated shows get higher ad rates). They is a positive but not absolutely strong and linear correlation with 18-49 demographic and ad rates, I wonder whether Bill and Robert would want to take other factors into account when considering fate of shows.

    I think the list of broadcast shows with highest ad rates in 2012-2013 is:

    1. Sunday Night Football
    2. American Idol (Wednesday)
    3. Modern Family
    4. New Girl (Big Surprise here)
    5. American Idol (Thursday)
    6. The Simpsons
    7. Family Guy
    8. The Big Bang Theory
    9. Two Broke Girls
    10. Two and A Half Men

  • Khan

    hope GG pulls at least a 1.0 for its series finale!

  • Jamie


    Nikita won’t move off Friday. It moved there due to low ratings when it was on a Thursday.


    Are you OK? Every day you come on just to hate. It doesn’t seem healthy.

    Calling 9O21O a flop is ridiculous. It ratings are down, flop describes a show that premiered bad and didn’t ever do well. 9O21O premiered GREAT for The CW and is in its fifth season and pulling the same as RINGER’s first and last week it pulled the same as TSC’s season finale.

  • SJ

    The whole “it only aired in the 8pm slot” shouldn’t be an excuse for The Voice. DWTS also aired in the 8pm slot and it got its second-highest numbers for the season.

  • Jamie


    One Tree Hill couldn’t even pull more than 0.8 for its series finale. No way will Gossip Girl.

  • Jane

    Jamie, I think Khan means 1.0 million. lol

  • Kellix


    SPM is just hater!, probably a bitter fan of a show on the CW that got cancel or a show that is pulling in Lower ratings than 90210. Lmao…

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