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.

  • soso

    the voice is doing good

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Robert Seidman

    Can we expect finals today?

    “It is unknown when Final National numbers for Monday night will be released.”

  • John

    Wow. Castle at 2.7. By how much do you think the ratings for all the shows will be adjusted!

  • Tessa


    I so want the female lead in Revolution to die.

    It’s not just you.

  • Dude

    as much as i would it to stay that way, i expect castle to drop AT LEAST half a point. thats way too high for the show nowdays.

  • alexjones

    wow, not bad for revolution considering the circumstances.

  • Lisa

    @CC, I’ve started to enjoy Revolution a lot, but I agree with you about Charlie. She is really annoying. Maybe if they’d hired a stronger actress, I wouldn’t mind her so much. I wish they’d concentrate on several of the much more interesting characters instead.

  • Phill

    woop woop go revolution!! amazing!

  • TVFanz

    I’m interested to see how many markets actually did pre-empt. We were getting hit in DC/MD/VA, but our affiliates only pre-empted afternoon television, not primetime (that I am aware of…since I actually lost power). Will be interesting to see how much the end numbers change.

  • Tim

    @Albert in case you couldn’t read, The X Factor was a re run last night. It wasn’t even re run on one of its normal weekdays (Wed/Thurs). So your comment was irrelevant and stupid because last time I checked, on its regular nights/time slots, it does extremely well.

  • CastleFan

    Why are you people hating on Castle? Let us celebrate. Season high for Castle. The episode was amazing. Stop the hate.

  • Johnny

    In the Boston area, the local station pre-empted the first hour of DWTS and aired it on MeTVBoston (whatever that is), but then returned to normal programming for the second hour at 9:00. Then, they interrupted the first minute or so of Castle to tell us it was still raining, and then cut back to the Castle feed mid-scene. Not sure about NBC, but I think they aired everything as scheduled. CW and CBS were repeats.

  • TV Host

    tbh, I was really surprised to see the 5.0 rating of The Voice considering that it hasn’t reached that high this season. So I was partly in doubt.

    However, the number of viewers is almost the same as the average it gets so far this season so maybe this is somehow correct.

    Plus, the other networks did not have new or live shows so maybe those viewers who regularly watch in those networks (Fox & CBS), opted to switch to ABC and NBC temporarily that’s why the ratings ballooned for ABC and NBC’s.

    That’s just my rough guess. I may be wrong. Who knows?~ :)

  • Dan T

    Are cable ratings for Friday delayed?

  • Ram510

    Great for The Voice!!!! Who knows it could be this decades Idol

    And maybe DWTS and Castle still have some fight left in them.

    I still think ABC should move Castle to Thursdays and let a new show finally take over that spot while DWTS still as a little gas left in the tank

  • Mike

    In DC, they put the shows on FOX (bear in mind, it would have been game 5 of the WS) on WDCA 20 which is the sister station. CBS put shows on some odd ball channel. ABC kept to their normal channel I believe.

  • taylor

    lol @ the number of people that can’t read and are celebrating nbc’s numbers

  • omabin

    I don’t believe those castle numbers… I also dont think it will loose 0.7, so it’s still good, but a 2.7 would be out of the world.

  • mark

    Flop Factor? Really? Let’s grow up please.

  • Highness

    lol @ taylor for not realizing that nbc has won practically every monday ever since the voice has come on.

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