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.

  • POIFanatic

    @traywana: Please, do explain more. Its fascinating to hear your theories, seeing data across the week on ABC that proves otherwise.

  • Chris

    Castle benefited from less competition, and still got beat out by Revolution.

    It’ll be back down next week.

  • Samunto

    There’s no way in hell those numbers for Castle can be anywhere close to reality! Am expecting it to be adjusted 40% down at the very least.

  • CJ

    Yayyy!!! Castle!!! so good! awesome episode, awesome show! definenlty looking like a secure “likely renewal”!!!

  • eridapo

    @ GKguy

    Past experience with The Event, Flash Forward, and “V” tells us that holding off a show for that long hurts ratings.

    All of the 3 shows listed took a 4 month hiatus between their first batch of episodes and their return. When they did return, the shows rated much lower.

  • user

    love Castle, but i really think the final numbers will be under 2.0.

    hope i’m wrong.

  • Traywana

    You feel sorry for how I think? Don’t you realize Castle is on the list of top shows for Republicans. I think I read that on the Huffpost. Of course the s**t on Nat Geo and Disc Channel are the most popular for the rednecks. (Ice truckers and stuff).

  • eridapo

    @ Traywana

    Actually you are wrong. Castle’s ratings on TNT have average 3/10 to 4/10 in the demo and over 1.3M viewers. In fact, the primetime airings have appeared in the Cable top 100 for its night.

    If you look at other TNT offerings, none of their other shows besides the Mentalist or its original programming have been able to pull that feat.

    Also when you compare it to The Mentalist, the ratings for the two shows are about the same on TNT. If you look at the numbers for NCIS on USA, the numbers are about the same. NCIS usually does 4/10 to 5/10 in the demo and about 1.6M viewers.

  • ijahq

    Man, I can’t believe I missed Revolution. I’m really starting to like that show. I couldn’t find the NBC affiliate that aired the new programming… in the DC area, the only channel that aired regular programming was ABC. Everything else was local coverage… well until 9:07pm… cause that’s when i lost power..lol. Hopefully it’ll be back on before primetime tonight… (side eye to Dominion Power)

  • eridapo

    I think Chris might be doing some Sock puppetry of his own today….

    Traywana sounds too much like Chris (Maybe Traywana is Chris’ apprentice?)

  • Traywana

    The TNT ratings have been a big disappointment for the syndicaters, maybe even a bigger disappointment than Katie Couric.

  • Ryan

    Its funny how very few people read that if people where watching the local news it IS included in the ratings..

  • eridapo

    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!!!

    By your logic, Traywana, Revolution is also a big fat fail. Four and a half million people decided to switch the channel after the Voice left the air on NBC. The Voice 12.84M to Revolution’s 8.39M.

  • eridapo

    @ Traywana

    How do you know that? Do you actually have press releases or anything. Right now you are just pulling cr_p out of your a_s.

    The only thing we have is ratings, and if a show lands on the Cable top 100 when it airs it is doing okay.

    TNT on most nights fails to get any show on the Top 100 Cable list. Amazingly both the Mentalist and Castle are able to crack the list.

  • eridapo

    @ Traywana

    I would love discussing the issue more with you, but you are not as interesting as Chris is. If I want to talk to a Castle hater, I might as well go to the original source not some poor wannabe.

  • Holly Quixote


    Would you like to borrow my avatar?

  • eridapo

    @ Holly Quixote


  • Traywana


    Castle is produced by ABC productions (making it far more expensive than the out sourced shows). I am sure you love the outsourced stuff (rightwing and all). They are losing so much money on every show. Sorry if I am not smart enough to converse with, obviously you rightwing folks would rather talk to a Palin? LOL!

  • rob60990

    Lmao at Castle haters making complete fools of themselves.

  • eridapo

    @ Traywana

    LOL… You are a character…. Damn Right (oops)…. Without knowing me, u just label me a “right winger”. See that is what is wrong with political discourse now days.

    People can’t be pigeonhole into a specific ideology by knowing what shows they watch. If you do that, you are basically “Stereotyping” which if I’m not mistaken is what the left accuses the right of doing all the time.

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