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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  • Brian

    Revolution will adjust up :)

  • Rachel

    Castle! :( Last week’s episode was amazing. Last night’s was terrible though.

  • Gina

    Yay for Bones staying steady, especially after their hiatus!! Woot! WIN! :)

  • BigBrotherFan

    holy THE MOB DR is up

  • r0ckmypants

    @Nikki – It’s bad because it’s surrounded by comedies doing MUCH better. Consistent or not, it’s consistent at a low rating.

  • halloween

    Bye Bye Revolution…dwindling ratings and extended hiatus…one season wonder

  • Andrew

    Gossip Girl is getting the ratings it frankly deserves. it is so stupid this season.
    granted it has been stupid for about half of it’s run. this is coming from someone who loves this show dearly.
    I have never missed an episode & frankly I don’t know why I have continued to watch after the 3rd season.
    NOTHING ever happens anymore & it is boring every week. but nonetheless, I will finish the series out just because for whatever reason I have continued to watch.

  • John A

    H50 has a decent lead in those numbers are bad.

  • Statix

    Why would the end be nigh for Revolution? It still beats Castle and Hawaii Five-0 every week.

    I actually thought Castle was pretty funny, probably the funniest since the second season.

    Revolution is like Falling Skies. They have to potential to be great, but they focus on the wrong things and just aren’t realistic. As if you would scream your lungs out when an alien race has invaded your planet. Still, I want to like them, because good Sci-Fi is so rare these days.


    2 Broke Girls should have absolutely had the Super Bowl Slot or Person of Interest. Elementary is way too new IMO.

    I will say on the Voice even though its a bit down. I will say this what a complete difference from watching that horrible X Factor last week. There wasn’t a screaming audience, wasn’t over the top production numbers, instead was coaches with great chemistry, contestants with potential and WOWSA on Amanda Brown. Amanda Brown is a dynamo. I can’t believe she almost slipped away in the blind auditions. IMO if the Voice has the finale which is Trevin against Amanda ala there battle rounds I think it will be a great finale. Anyone agree Amanda Brown is a complete dynamo? Loving this season of the Voice. It was so much better than watching X Factor

  • Sarah

    Anyone have the half-hours for Bones?

  • madbengalsfan85

    Bones pulling a 2.0 after its hiatus…I’ll take it

  • Juan

    I loved that castle episode, or was great too bad it’s down

  • Terry

    What the hell happened to the Castle viewers? :(

  • erwan from france

    halves- hours ?

  • Kevin

    The Mob Doctor & Partners are going to get canceled soon.

  • TV Host


    You noticed that too? :)

    I kind of thought of it as well.

    No matter what happens, The Voice will never slide below 4.0 and still owns Monday beating the rest of its competition. :)

  • Katie Bug

    Hawaii Five-0 had it all last night…romance, bromance, Danno and his daughter, blood, a very surprising twist, snark and a very large Kamekona dressed as a navy seal. Those who say Alex O’Loughlin can’t act should watch this episode. The expressions on his face were priceless!

  • Oliver

    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.

    It’s funny because it’s true.

  • Aliens

    Revolution still easily beats out H50 and Castle, why would it be cancelled? Have some sense people.

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