TV Ratings Monday: 'The Voice', 'How I Met Your Mother' & 'Castle' Slide, 'Revolution' & 'Dancing With the Stars' Dip

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November 6th, 2012

Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 4.0/10 2.5/6 2.0/5 1.7/4 1.5/4 0.4/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 3.2/9 1.8/5 1.2/3 1.7/5 1.3/4 0.5/1
Total Viewers (million) 10.709 7.606 12.256 4.260 5.352 0.774


Last night’s Monday Night Football game (Saints/Eagles) was simulcast on the NBC affiliate in New Orleans. As a result, the NBC numbers may be a bit inflated  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 4.5, down four tenths from last week's 4.9 adults 18-49 rating. . Revolution scored a 2.9, down a tenth from last week's 3.0. Your predictions were too optimistic .

On ABC, Dancing With the Stars scored a 2.1, down two tenths from last week's 2.3 . Castle earned a 1.9, down three tenths from last week's 2.2 adults 18-49 rating

CBS returned to its regular Monday Night lineup after a week of repeats for Superstorm Sandy and preemption from presidential debate coverage. How I met Your Mother earned a 2.8, down four tenths from its last original's 3.2. Partners was even with the 2.1 it earned 3 weeks ago. 2 Broke Girls earned a 3.3, up two tenths from the 3.1 it earned three weeks ago and Mike & Molly earned a 2.8, down two tenths from its last 3.0 rating. Hawaii Five-O returned to a  2.0, down a tenth from a 2.1 three weeks ago.

On FOX, the return of Bones was flat with its last original's 2.0. Frequent punchline The Mob Doctor returned to a 1.0, which is actually up a tenth from its last 0.9 adults 18-49 rating.

On the CW, 90210 Returned from a week off to earn a 0.4 even with its last original. Gossip Girl returned to a 0.3 adults 18-49 rating after its last original's 0.4 rating.

Broadcast primetime ratings for Monday, November 5, 2012:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM NBC The Voice (8-10PM) 4.5 10 12.19
CBS How I Met Your Mother 2.8 7 7.19
ABC Dancing With the Stars: All Stars (8-10PM) 2.1 5 13.35
FOX Bones 2.0 5 7.29
CW 90210 0.4 1 0.89
8:30 PM CBS Partners 2.1 5 5.81
9:00PM CBS 2 Broke Girls 3.3 8 9.15
FOX The Mob Doctor 1.0 2 3.41
CW Gossip Girl 0.3 1 0.65
9:30PM CBS Mike & Molly 2.8 7 8.79
10:00PM NBC Revolution 2.9 8 7.74
CBS Hawaii Five-O 2.0 5 7.35
ABC Castle 1.9 5 10.06

Via NBC Press Note:

In Late-Night Metered Markets Monday night (the New York market is excluded from these averages): * In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 2.9/8; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.1/6; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 2.9/7; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.5/5. * In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 1.0/5; "Late Show," 0.6/3; "Nightline," 0.9/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3. * At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.4/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.2/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 in 18-49) tied "Late Late Show" (0.4/3). * At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.9/4 in metered-market households and a 0.3/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

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  • Leoben Conoy

    Die Revolution!!! Die!!!!

  • Marketry

    Damn look at Partners its ratings are looking solid now as they seem to have built up their own audience as HIMYM is much weaker this season and not providing huge lead-in support for it. I think CBS will let it air its 13 episodes but there’s still some question on the back 9 but I think CBS should stay patient with it.

    In my opinion X Factor is a bit better than The Voice, I like the unpredictability and hot mess on that show. The Voice takes itself too seriously for my taste.

    I agree FOX should keep Mob Doctor, the Tuesday comedies weren’t worth the renewal.

  • POIFanatic

    “Low ratings don’t mean the show is bad. H50 has actually very good third season”

    So, you watched 2 entirely sub-par seasons (you can’t argue that its not a below average show. I have seen almost 1.5 seasons intermittently to know the quality and the audience it goes after) just to get to this point and complain about a newbie, Revolution (which gets better every episode, unlike H50), as if it were a fact?

    In this case, high ratings is justified for Revolution = Good show. Just like POI, Arrow, etc.

    Know when that wasn’t the case? When H50 got high ratings last 2 seasons, that was a perfect example of a bland show getting good ratings. Bad show and good ratings = Two and a Half Men.

  • Billy martins

    I loved mob doctors but why is people not watching it?what are their watching at that particular time? Where is Hugh Laurie {please}come to mob doctors their in need of change right now I still do want mob doctors renew please!!!!!

  • KS

    Except for Kripke, I still don’t find a reason to watch Revolution. I may give-up eventually after it goes into hibernation.

  • POIFanatic

    Watching Elementary (which I’m dropping) and the medical dramas makes me miss House. He was a much better character based on Sherlock than Miller’s version will ever be.

  • Julia

    “flop 0210 & Floppick girl”


  • r0ckmypants

    @Marketry – It’s still stable at a low number. No, HIMYM isn’t providing huge lead-in support, but clearly Partners isn’t lead-in dependent. When HIMYM got a 3.2 in its last airing, Partners still got the same 2.1.

    Yes, it looks better that it’s now losing 25% of the lead-in rather than 35% in the last airing, but it’s stuck at the lowest number for any sitcom on the network. If they don’t get rid of it, where will they debut a new comedy?

  • Vcoolwater

    CBS has other problems to deal with such as salvaging Sunday and maybe figuring out Friday. However I am sure CBS is not thrilled with hawaii 5-0 ratings. I wouldn’t be surprised if the show got moved to new time slot next season

  • Melissa

    Sad to see The Voice go down, but it’s up from the live shows last year. I think people enjoy the Blind Auditions and Battle Rounds more. Interesting that Revolution already fell below a 3.0 – it might adjust up in the finals. Wow, Castle skews old.

  • Ateofi

    @Poifanatic. Actually, i think h50 is above average show, it stands out of tens available in tv. i have enjoyed all seasons of it despite some flaws which are outmatched by all the positive things. As for new shows i have been enjoying “arrow” – show has potential. As for “revolution” – show is dreadful, dum and insults viewers inteliigence and it’s not getting better in my opinion.

  • DaxJackson

    ‘Revolution’ is not a good show. It’s decent, watchable ect. But it’s nothing special, it won’t last.

  • Eric

    So over The Voice. Great at the beginning but seriously it took them over 2 months to finally get to live shows? Speed it up next time because I lost interest weeks ago. When X Factor starts AFTER The Voice and aired less episodes and still manages to get to live shows first, there is a problem

  • POIFanatic

    You left out the imo and stated it as a fact which made me reply to you. H50 ranks at the bottom of the shows for me.

    95% of the things you think are flaws, actually aren’t. The show hasn’t been insulting the viewers for the past few episodes. If you think that, you would hate the majority of cable shows. Its a slow burner and should be given a proper chance imo.

  • Anon

    @ Charlie Sheen

    I can watch the syndicated reruns of HIMYM and still get a good laugh out of them.
    I can watch the current season and it’s like the Bizarro version. The show just isn’t funny anymore. It’s time to reveal the Mother.

  • soso

    i like the voice but i think thier still be a problem with this show. this is live shows they need to have more viewers and ratings for it somehow. i know it is a very great ratings but it could be better

  • Justin121

    “flop 0210 & Floppick girl”

    What does Floppick stand for?

    If it was Gossip Girl, wouldn’t that be “Flossip Girl”?

    No comment on “flop 0210″…

  • Ateofi

    @poifanatic. That’s ok with me, you like “revolution” and i pretty much detest it after watching 7 episodes. The premise is interesting but it’s terribly executed. the characters behave like they are on survival camp and they are devoid of selfpreservation instinct, not to mention bad acting from most of the cast except billy burke and plot holes the size of grand canyon. in my opinion this show doesn’t deserve such good ratings as it is not up to par with “h50″ and “castle”. I express my opinions concerning quality of shows even if i don’t always use “in my opinion” phrase.

  • robin


    how is gossip girl and 90210 considered flops when they’ve ran for 6 and 5 seasons respectively and they were considered hits in their earlier seasons too. the only this is that they are passed their expiration dates because GG should have ended last season and 9-0 should end now

  • John A

    Yeah its stupid to label 90210 and GG flops.

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