TV Ratings Monday: 'The Voice', 'Castle' & 'Dancing With the Stars' Up Double Digits, 'Revolution' Down as Hurricane Sandy Wreaks Havoc With the TV Schedule

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October 30th, 2012

Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 4.4/11 2.7/6 2.2/5 1.6/4 1.0/2 0.4/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 3.7/10 1.7/5 1.6/4 1.5/4 0.9/2 0.4/1
Total Viewers (million) 11.356 13.835 7.194 3.734 2.665 0.826


Note: Due to Hurricane Sandy, Fast Affiliate Ratings for Monday include more pre-emptions than usual and are likely impacted by power outages. Take all of these numbers with a grain of salt! It is unknown when Final National numbers for Monday night will be released.Last night’s Monday Night Football game (49ers/Cardinals) was simulcast on the CBS affiliate in San Francisco. As a result, the CBS numbers may be a bit inflate from 8-9PM 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 earned a 5.0 rating, up 16%  from a 4.3 for last week’s one-hour episode. Revolution scored a 3.1 down 6% from a 3.3 for its last episode on October 15.

On ABC, Dancing With the Stars scored a 2.7 adults 18-49 rating up 13% from a 2.4 for last week’s 1 hour episode. Castle earned a season high 2.7 adults 18-49 rating up 35% from a 2.0 on October 15.

On CBS, the special Super Storm Sandy  garnered a 2.1 adults 18-49 rating.

Broadcast primetime ratings for Monday, October 29, 2012:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rtg/Shr Viewers (millions)
8:00 NBC The Voice (8-10PM) 5.0/12 12.84
ABC Dancing With the Stars (8-10PM) 2.7/6 13.54
CBS How I Met Your Mother - R 2.4/6 7.26
FOX The X Factor - R (8-10PM) 1.0/2 2.67
CW 90210 - R 0.4/1 0.99
8:30 CBS Partners -R 1.8/4 5.537
9:00 CBS 2 Broke Girls - R 2.5/6 7.52
CW Gossip Girl - R 0.3/1 0.665
9:30 CBS Mike & Molly -R 2.2/5 6.917
10:00 NBC Revolution 3.1/8 8.39
ABC Castle 2.7/7 11.95
CBS News Special - S 2.1/5 7.97

Via NBC Press Note:

In Late-Night Metered Markets Monday night (averages currently exclude
> seven markets, including some of the country's biggest: New York,
> Philadelphia, Boston, Washington, Baltimore, Hartford, Providence and
> Columbus):
> * In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The
> Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 3.3/8; CBS's "Late Show with David
> Letterman," 3.3/8; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 4.2/10; and "Jimmy
> Kimmel Live," 2.3/7.
> * In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results
> were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 1.0/5; "Late Show," 0.9/4;
> "Nightline," 1.3/5; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.8/4.
> * At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.7/6 in
> metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig
> Ferguson" (1.4/5). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late
> Night" (0.6/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.4/3).
> * At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 1.0/4 in
> metered-market households and a 0.4/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25
> markets with local people meters.

Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2012 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

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Fast Affiliate Ratings: These first national ratings, including demographics, are available at approximately 11 AM (ET) the day after telecast, and are released to subscribing customers daily. These data, from the National People Meter sample, are strictly time-period information, based on the normal broadcast network feed, and include all programming on the affiliated stations, sometimes including network programming, sometimes not. The figures may include stations that did not air the entire network feed, as well as local news breaks or cutaways for local coverage or other programming. Fast Affiliate ratings are not as useful for live programs and are likely to differ significantly from the final results, because the data reflect normal broadcast feed patterns. For example, with a World Series game, Fast Affiliate Ratings would include whatever aired from 8-11PM on affiliates in the Pacific Time Zone, following the live football game, but not game coverage that begins at 5PM PT. The same would be true of Presidential debates as well as live award shows and breaking news reports.

Rating: Estimated percentage of the universe of TV households (or other specified group) tuned to a program in the average minute. Ratings are expressed as a percent.

Share (of Audience): The percent of households (or persons) using television who are tuned to a specific program, station or network in a specific area at a specific time. (See also, Rating, which represents tuning or viewing as a percent of the entire population being measured.)

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.

For more information see Numbers 101 and Numbers 102.

  • Brian

    Don’t get too excited for the voice or revolution. The #1 (NY), #4 (Philly), and #9 (DC) markets all pre-empted for storm coverage.

  • Gamer101

    WOW @ The Voice! Holy CRAP!

  • Den

    Looks like revolution will adjust down in the finals… My guess is 2.8

  • John A

    Not really shocking 90210 and GG did well as they were meant to be new.

  • Eric

    I think we can expect Castle and DWTS to be adjusted down. A lot of local affiliates on the east coast aired their news. These numbers won’t hold.

  • TomJH

    Robert, so the CBS, ABC and Fox affiliates didn’t preempt normal programming?

  • Michael

    CW should have just aired new episodes, 90210 even with last week’s performance. 90210 + Gossip Girl fans probably didn’t know they were airing repeats.

  • mark

    Yeah, I’m pretty sure almost all of New York was pre-empted, as was a lot of Pennsylvania and New Jersey. These numbers should all come crashing down. Most of the Northeast did not see any of primetime last night.

  • Nope

    great for CASTLE

  • mark

    Let’s put it this way: I live in Philadelphia and there were no primetime shows shown last night. All storm coverage. I’m assuming the same in many other parts of the Northeast.

  • What happened?

    I’m still pissed about the humiliating ratings of The X Factor.

    Why did Britney ever sign to this???

    It’s a huge mistake! It ruins her reputation and the show’s ratings is dragging her to humiliation!!!

    Britney fans where are??? It’s not yet late!!!
    We can still help her if we ALL watch The X Factor!
    The Voice is embarrassing us too much!!! :(

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Robert Seidman

    TomJH: CW and Fox ran repeats, CBS ran repeats and a news special. ABC and NBC did not air repeats. But scheduled repeat or not, if it was preempted locally for storm coverage, the viewing of the storm coverage is included in the numbers above and will be removed in the finals.

  • Trey

    Revolution is down 2 tenths this week but still above 3. On one hand I wish nothing but the worse for NBC, but on the other I wonder how a highly rated sci-fi show could affect the future production of sci-fi shows on broadcast television. Revolution is not a good show and I despise NBC, but I think it might be better for future shows if this one is successful. That Lost effect.

  • Babygate

    Are those numbers right for Castle? 2.7? I would love it but don’t want to get my hopes high. That would be higher than even the premiere. And I do DVR Revolution but last night’s I thought was kind of weak. I think Charlie is the weakest player. And her brother is the second one. The casting was all wrong for this. There are some extremely seasoned players like Billie Burke, Giancarlo Esposito and Elizabeth Mitchell and these two novices bring the performance level down significantly.

  • silvit

    and people think these numbers aren’t skewed when 90210 gets 1 million for a repeat? OK…

    Indeed. :D

  • Gamer101

    I can not believe The Voice keeps growing and growing. I have to admit the Knock Out rounds last night was AMAZING. No sob stories, no time killing, just singing…and some DAMN good singing at that.

    This season of the Voice is just amazing tbh.

  • Stella

    Lol @ people actually thinking those are actually Castle’s numbers, it’s inflated and will be adjusted down.

  • Lisa

    Well, you can sure tell which commenters read the disclaimer in glaring red print (and bolded in the comments, to boot), can’t you?

  • Max Vrany

    @Tom, far from it. NBC and CW were just examples.

  • Dillan

    Oh and LOL at Gossip Girl and 90210 repeats doing better than Nikita.

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