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.

  • Hmm

    Aw man, I wish those numbers would stay the same for DWTS/Castle. Though the total viewership is not too far off the normal mark, the demo is high. Hopefully it does not totally crumple in the finals.

  • KS

    I think Revolution will be adjusted down to 2.5. According to news reports 60 million are affected due to storm. I think, it will cause some affect on the show.

  • PV

    So even with Sandy and stuff, GOSSIP GIRL’s repeat did better than Nikita. hahahaha.

  • KS

    @Robert and @Bill

    Can we expect finals today?

  • mark

    LOL at people not paying attention the comments and still thinking these numbers are gonna stick.

  • Max

    (According to the critics) The Voice is suppose to go down every stage after the blinds. WRONG…can’t wait to see it murder Flopfactor next week!

  • RyanCanada

    I Hope the voice adjusts down and Castle and Revolution adjust up

  • Brian

    I think there will not be an adjustments to Revolution. The ratings are fine as they are.

  • Brian

    For those at least in DC, more pre-emptions this week.

    Despite News4’s coverage of Sandy preempting “The Voice” and “Revolution” Monday night, you can still catch those shows.
    Monday night’s episode of “Revolution” also will be rebroadcast Wednesday at 8 p.m., and Monday night’s episode of “The Voice” will be rebroadcast from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday night.

  • Tony ^_^

    Uhh… People do realize that “The X-Factor” was a repeat and not a new episode? Repeats of reality shows never do well…

  • a p garcia

    I think Revolution can be considered a HIT but I’ve read no where that it has been given a full order.



  • Sg.Grant

    Honestly, I don’t expect the numbers to fall that much for the new shows. Since CBS, Fox, and CW were all in repeat mode in the rest of the country, some viewers who would normally watch shows on those networks might have watched The Voice, and Revolution/Castle, instead of the CBS lineup.

  • TomJH

    Wow, a lot of the people who commented so far are dumb. Sandy covered about 25% of the viewing population and the local affiliates who broadcast to those 25% did not air network programming. The adjusted numbers will be cut down by at least 25% if not more.

  • Sg.Grant

    @a p garcia: Revolution got a full season order a few weeks ago.

  • John

    Revolution is only down two-tenths even with the mess caused by the hurricane at 3.1!!!! That’s AWESOME!!!

  • Kourt

    I didn’t expect Castle to do so well. I am shocked. Season high ratings for Castle :)

  • DanO

    Not even just a repeat of the X Factor… one that has technically been shown twice in the past 2 weeks (once during the rain delayed baseball game, once in a special condensed encore last Tuesday).

  • Tyson

    Fans miss all warnings
    As they hurriedly search for
    Numbers that they like

  • Roosterhead

    I agree with everyone. I expect all of the numbers to take a big tumble.

    In fact, with power outages and the like I would expect the numbers for the regularly scheduled programs to take a MASSIVE tumble.

    It surprised me that ABC and NBC didn’t replace their programming with reruns like CBS did.

    Robert and Bob:

    Add another excuse to the Bingo Card!

    Hurricane Sandy hurt my show’s ratings! :)

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