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.

  • Rob R

    CBS News Special on Sandy actually did better than Hawaii Five-O has been doing in the same time slot.

  • Renven8er

    Revolution is not a hit?
    Ah yeah sorry, he’s just the #1 show of the network, and by far… because the 2nd one turn around 2,5 and the 3rd one turn around 2,2… yeah, you right, Revolution is a flop.

  • Traywana

    ???? espeically??? Obviously you can’t spell and have no education, so don’t hate on me. Have you see the syndication ratings?
    Castle is paying the price for not having any minorities in starring roles. Obviously you will be voting for Romney.

  • Kavyn

    @CC I’m so pissed Aaron isn’t dead. He’s the most useless and his backstory was cringeworthy. At least it means that his Asian wife and male savior are still alive, so I hope we get to meet those two soon.

  • Bran

    all of the shows were moved to another channel in new york are these counted in these numbers or no

  • Just Desserts

    Revolution is going down the drain just as where Vegas and Elementary is going to right now.

    No matter what people say Castle’s ratings is still impressive. Just a Nikita (0.3) shy away from Revolution’s ratings. Sooner or later ABC might overtake NBC just as Scandal is doing to Elementary.

  • Tabitha

    Is it likely that everything will get adjusted down?

  • eridapo

    I just read the NBC will be holding Revolution till the Voice comes back.

    “The Voice” March 25/26
    “Revolution” March 25 at 10PM

    This more than anything tells me NBC has no faith in the show’s ability to hold its audience without the Voice.

    No Voice, No Revolution.

  • Steven

    Castle in its 5th season I believe still getting those ratings are pretty impressive. The Demo is pretty decent. It may not be a 3.0 but really anything above a 2.0 in its later season is amazing considering half the new shows can’t even get that. Castle will get another season if it stays steady because its also got a syndication deal.

  • Lisa

    Two shows can survive and even thrive at ten p.m., and I am sure for at least this season and next Castle will be one of them.

  • Traywana

    Lol!! Two million people that were watchng DWTS decided they were not going to watch Castle!! That is like the entire population of Sacramento. Sorry Castle is a big fat fail!!!

  • Just Desserts


    Those people are already asleep at 10 p.m. Kids have their bedtimes.

  • richierich

    @ Traywana
    Why do you think just because someone is not in a minority they will vote for Romney? By your logic then only minorities will vote for O’Bama. That’s close minded. It’s attitudes like yours that keep this country divided. You sound pretty racist.

  • Greg

    Revolution’s numbers will continue to fall because the storyline is just so very bad. Worst writing I’ve ever seen for a tv show. If it was not after THE POWERHOUSE THE VOICE it would’ve been canceled already.

  • Traywana


    I will never understand you H8ters on the right.. Oh well, back to TV.
    Castle is toast.

  • Tony ^_^

    I don’t think “Castle” is neither a hit or a fail. It’s a decent performer that does well and has steady ratings.

  • Ultima

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



    These numbers are beyond inflated. When the finals are released, I’m expecting at least a 25-30% adjustment downward across the board.

    Reserving comments until finals.

    Tyson’s Haiku sez it all:

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

  • Liam

    Castle did great. I know the numbers will probably be adjusted downwards, but hopefully not down do much.
    ABC took a really big gamble in airing new episodes last night and it paid off for them.

  • Percysowner

    This more than anything tells me NBC has no faith in the show’s ability to hold its audience without the Voice.

    This more than anything tells me that NBC believes “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”. Revolution was going to have to be preempted for a number of weeks no matter what. This scheduling means they won’t end up showing repeats then 2-3 new episodes then repeats then more new episodes. That type of scheduling does not help a serialized show. Knowing that you are getting the episodes together with only one big gap makes it easier on everyone, including the network. So far Revolutions is doing fine. I’m ignoring last night’s ratings because with Sandy everything is a big asterisk. But it has very well at the 10:00 slot. Having a big lead in doesn’t guarantee success, you have to have people want to come back. See everything after TVD (except Supernatural), 666 Park Ave after Revenge, Scandal after Grey’s Anatomy, Partners after HIMYM.

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