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.

You can see TV ratings from other recent Overnight ratings reports here.


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.

  • nubohemian25

    Wow…I was sure Castle was a rerun because of the storm, so I changed the channel…Now I see they ran a new episode.

  • Sg.Grant

    Yes, but if the power went out, then the Nielsen box also died, so the shows would lose numbers altogether. Based on the total viewers for all the combined shows, the power must have stayed on until they finished airing the shows or their preemptions.

  • taylor


    i realize that but these numbers will almost definitely be adjusted down so celebrating them is redundant

  • rob60990

    Theres going to be major adjustments in the finals. The hurricane was scary. My basement destroyed.

  • GKguy

    @Steven: I was on the fence too, but since episode 4 through 6, Revolution’s been improving vastly. I’m in love with the show now.

    I was totally into Last Resort ever since the pilot, or ‘Captain’. But, the show takes me out of the world with its inconsistent characters, the implausible situations every week (This isn’t a fantasy and its made more annoying by the acting) and overacting by not one, not two, but many many actors. The only good ones are Andre Braugher, Jessy Schram, Daisy Betts and Autumn Reeser’s characters who act just right for their characters. But its gradually slipping in my eyes, though Grace Shepard saved the fifth episode by her stoic resilience and leadership.

  • KS

    I haven’t watched the episode of Revolution yet. But, I just want to ask, “Is Charlie Dead?”. May be that is the point I should re-begin watching this show. I am sure, those teen actresses in Gossip girl or Vampire Diaries can perform better than her. She is not

  • Teri

    Castle deserves great numbers…best show on TV.

  • RyanCanada

    how does The Voice jump .07 in the ratings, but technically no one in new york watched…. ratings all across the board should be down, i dont think its acurate, and i think the voice with take a big dip in the finals, although im happy with Castle’s ratings lol

  • Baaa!

    As a fan of Castle its cool, but then again I will expect it to drop back down to this season’s normal ratings and with Sandy coverage playing havoc here.It was sure making ABC’s picture wonky last night. Last nights episode is not going to be a favorite of mine Castle like many shows like it all have that “how convienient” factor that you sometimes have to suspend disbelief at, but last night was rampant. Still enjoyed it though.

  • Juan

    In northern Virginia they preempted NBC for weather so I watched ABC which was not preempted.

  • Traywana

    Usual pathetic weak ratings for Castle. How ABC hasn’t cancelled this yet is beyond me.

  • JAA

    es, but if the power went out, then the Nielsen box also died, so the shows would lose numbers altogether. Based on the total viewers for all the combined shows, the power must have stayed on until they finished airing the shows or their preemptions.
    but when your fave show is preempted on digital and you only have basic cable you can’t still watch it

  • eridapo

    The numbers for today are meaningless… There will be massive adjustments due to Sandy. For example.

    In the New York market, DWTS and Castle aired on the ABC digital cable network, LiveWell. Meanwhile, The Voice and Revolution aired on NBC’s digital channel, NY Nonstop.

  • Pepper

    The CW repeats didn’t do much worse than original episodes.

  • Lisa

    In Baltimore all three networks had hurricane coverage. I was majorly upset about no Castle.

  • Hmm

    @ Traywana

    Ummm, what? Stop being a troll. Did you look at the numbers for Castle? Obviously not. Even though ALL of the numbers are inflated there’s no way you can call that week, espeically since no one has any idea what the real numbers are. As for how Castle has not been cancelleded yet…It’s ABC’s hihgest rated/most watched 10pm drama…

  • ajpurdue

    xfactor was a re-run. live shows start wednesday

  • T.L.

    If memory serves me correct, WABC and WPVI put ABC programming on their Live Well Network subchannels (so only those with OTA and cable could see “Dancing with the Stars” and “Castle”). WCBS and KYW moved the CBS schedule over to sister stations WLNY and WPSG, and WCAU and WNBC I assume put the NBC shows on their NBC Nonstop subchannels (once again, only those with OTA and cable would have been able to see “The Voice” and “Revolution”). I assume WPIX didn’t air the CW shows at all, since they were still doing coverage throughout Monday evening. I don’t know if WPSG moved the CW shows elsewhere, I doubt it.

    Even so, I’m not sure the fact that the network shows were moved to other channels in New York and Philly will lessen how much the ratings are adjusted downward. Probably not.

  • eridapo

    For the people who are celebrating or putting down a show, the ratings last night have been discounted by the nets. They know Sandy screwed everything, so the nets will put a big asterisk next to the number.

    Even finals are irrelevant.

  • scifi

    It’s a shame, but Revolution is dying… Not a hit.

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