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.

  • Johnny

    @Traywana — a 2.7 and 12 million total viewers is not a big fat fail no matter how you look. TROLL.

    @JAA — Shows weren’t entirely pre-empted in the Boston market. The 8:00 hour of DWTS was pre-empted, but they returned to normal programing (DWTS and Castle) by 9:00.

    @scifi — How is Revolution dying? It posted gains in its last episode two weeks ago, and stayed above a 3.0 on a night filled with power outages and pre-emptions (provided it holds up).

  • Just Desserts

    Since the only reliable metric for Monday’s ratings is Revolution whose ratings is close to normal numbers. It is safe to assume that the current numbers will not be adjusted that much and is actually near the real/true numbers.

    That said, Castle’s ratings exceeds anything from this where it grew by a large margin. Even if it gets adjusted down by 0.4 or 0.5, it is still better than its normal ratings.

  • João Paulo

    Good numbers for Revolution (great episode last night) and Castle.

  • richierich

    @ Traywana

    Just to let you know, I’m caucasian, a moderate liberal and I voted for O’Bama. As long as you keep making those kinds of comments you will have haters. You need to realize not everything is black and white.

  • Just Desserts


    Revolution is doing what Elementary has been doing in the past few weeks. It’s getting decent ratings but falls at about 10%. If this doesn’t stop, both show would be in th higher 1s by November.

  • GKguy

    @eridapo: Because NBC wants to properly nurture its young child which might be a potential juggernaut, you think it doesn’t have faith in the show? That’s highly misguided. Have you seen the number of serialized shows that have fallen victim because they weren’t given enough support? Sending them to fend off for themselves after 10-12 episodes is the worst thing anybody could do. I say that’s the most sensible decision NBC has taken all year. I wanted them to pair it with The Voice the whole season so that they could unleash it in another slot next season where it will be a ratings monster. Everybody wins then (except the competitors).

  • Traywana

    It is Obama not O’bama. Obviously you are a Romney voter. Back to TV. Castle is done, stick a fork in it.


    @ rob60990

    Sorry to hear about your basement & any other losses you suffered. Just watching the landfall I couldn’t believe what I was witnessing.

    Pgh fared pretty well in comparison. There was some damage but not too widespread. I actually made it thru unscathed.

    Glad you’re safe.

  • Derrick

    ” Terry
    Posted October 30, 2012 at 11:09 AM
    Wow for Castle. Revolution didn’t even benefit by the Voice’s increase in ratings. ”

    pretty sure about 6 million people were powerless by 8 PM EST.


    @ eridapo

    Thanks for the No Voice, No Rev confirmation. I think you, me & Crim TV were discussing this previously.

  • POIFanatic

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

    All those shows after the Voice last season *cough* Smash *cough* and Modern Family, having been in the same genre, as well as being family-friendly got anywhere near Revolution’s ratings even with a solid lead-in. Riiiiight. Lets just destroy the only new hit show by messing up its schedule.

  • Just Desserts


    But isn;t Revolution a family drama?

  • POIFanatic

    @traywama: What are you basing your Castle theories off of? The ratings or the shiny bright light in your head?

  • POIFanatic

    @J.D: Lets just say I wouldn’t recommend this show to anyone below 15.

  • Jesse

    Calm down people. Wait for the finals before getting too excited or too worried about your show.

  • Derrick

    ” richierich
    Posted October 30, 2012 at 1:11 PM
    @ Traywana

    Just to let you know, I’m caucasian, a moderate liberal and I voted for O’Bama. As long as you keep making those kinds of comments you will have haters. You need to realize not everything is black and white. ”

    Its Obama, not O’Bama and there is no such thing as a moderate liberal, thats an oxymoron.You meant to say Moderate Democrat or liberal Democrat.

  • Jesse

    Jeez DWTS skews old!

  • richierich

    @ Traywana

    Well, I did vote for him and probably will again. I feel sorry for you and how you think.

  • Traywana

    Castle does so poorly on TNT. And on ABC. What more do you want? It was just a bad idea.


    @ Percyowner

    NBC showing the pair together is the perfect ploy. It’s protecting the rookie & knows every week the combo airs these are the ratings to expect. They now have a 3-hr block of perfect programming with The Voice/RVN.

    It also appears to me that they are now starting to use this strategy across the board.

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