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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  • Cyrax86

    @FB, Don’t be kidding yourself, Pan Am kept bleeding viewers after a strong premiere, it was obvious the concept of the show didn’t catch on and it had no future.

  • daniel

    @FB GCB did better than Pan Am ,i think the series low was a 1.5 ? and pan am i think was a 0.9,so say things after you have certain they are right ok?

  • j

    Live shows for singing competitions generally are lower-rated than the earlier episodes.

    The first live Voice show last season was at 4.1, the first elimination at 3.2. We’ll see how this week compares.

  • Darryll

    @ Ashley, I think that’s exactly the reason why they are saving Trevin, Nicholas, De’Borah, Dez and Mackenzie etc. for wednesday.

  • Jim

    Revolution is one of the worst network shows on TV. The plot lines are ludicrous and the acting is poor. Tracy Spiridakos may well be the worst actress on the planet.

    Having said that, I’ve been watching it because it’s unintentionally humorous. Ms Spiridakos’s facial expressions alone make it funnier than most sitcoms.

  • Baaa!

    Castle was a tad corny, but was still funny as it was intended to be that way. Took me a sec to recognize Jonathan Frakes as the Castle fan and see he directed the episode too. Bones was good though a machine causing the injury seemed like a conclusion they would have come too way sooner.

  • DougF

    Isn’t a 2.9 for Revolution still the highest rating outside of The Voice for NBC?


    @ Statix

    Don’t compare RVN to H50 & Castle, you compare it to all other NBC shows & since RVN is the only scripted show they have that’s a 3.0+ season avrg, it’s safe



  • Love Me for Me

    Nope , You’re wrong , Pan Am had terrible ratings. WAY worse than “666 Park Avenue” / “GCB”. But I LOVED THAT SHOW. Strong Performances , Well-Written.
    Christina Ricci was amazing.

  • Valerie

    Castle half numbers: 2.0/1.8

  • rion

    HIMYM has the only the writers to blame. Can they finally please reveal the mother! Its annoying and disrespecting to fans right now.

  • MDM

    Gonna go ahead and blame the election coverage for the lower ratings across the board.


    Katie Bug

    Have to admit I thought H50 was back in the groove last night & was probably the best episode of the season.

    For a brief moment there I thought Alex O may someday become an actor–all those expressions on his face!

  • K


    Revolution is slowly getting rid of the “dead weight”. Remember the killing off of that British speaking woman.

  • Doug

    I still can’t get over how hard CBS has fall on this night. Compared to 1 year ago, every single show is off more than 33%.

  • Melinda

    My Partners just can’t get it up.


    @ Jim

    I Ms S better than Alex O?

  • Potato

    Ugh. It’s ONE TENTH, people. Calm yourselves! It’s on NBC and it’s above a 2. Talk to me when it falls a point.


    Correction–Is Ms S better than Alex O?

    @ Rebecca

    Don’t watch HIMYM or Castle, so will just say “Hi!”

  • POIFanatic

    So, let me put this in perspective:

    1) The Voice was down 4/10’ths.
    2) There was increased competition with H50 on this week.
    3) The show was amazing last night. It keep getting better every episode and if the past few episodes are any indicators, I only foresee a massive increase in quality after the hiatus.

    So, a 0.1 drop isn’t a big deal. I expect Revolution to go back to 3.0 because last episode was THAT awesome and viewers will tune in.

    Who else loved that lighthouse-ship scene? This episode was like an ode to Avatar, the animated show. Brilliantly done. The show also incorporated genuine comedy which made it all the more satisfying. Revolution is this year’s Person of Interest to me.

    Castle was hilarious. It also had a Firefly reference. This show deserves higher ratings.

    I don’t watch Mob Doc, but its almost pulling in Fringe’s friday numbers.

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