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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  • Alberto

    I am a huge fan of CASTLE and have been watching it since the beginning. Last night’s episode was probably the worst of the entire series. It deserved that poor 18-49 demographic rating.

  • Alexa

    RVN still third highest rated show of the night. Down .1 but that’s not bad considering that it looks like all shows were down across the board. And this is a 10 o’clock drama we’re talking about so those are good numbers (killing its 10 pm competitors).

  • LisaM

    Castle came on and I was too lazy to change the channel. I was glad since it was a funny geeky nerdy show about, well, geeks and nerds. Shows these days tend to roller coaster a point here and there. Only a few are consistently high.

  • ezduzit

    After not running any new episodes for 2 weeks due to the debates and the hurricane, Partners came back strong retaining it’s previous numbers and slowly growing it’s audience, while still up against MNF, VOICE & DWTS. Yes, it’s still CBS’s lowest rated sitcom, but it’s their only new non established sitcom as well. And it’s crushing the ratings of other networks new offerings like, Guys With Kids, New Normal, Mindy Project, Ben & Kate, while also beating established shows like Happy Endings, Don’t Trust The B, 30 Rock, Parks & Rec, etc.

    I smell a back nine pick up coming soon for this funny, well deserved show.

  • Susan

    HIMYM down to a 2,8. I’ve seen a lot of negative feedback for the show this season and it’s finally being reflected in the ratings as well.

    Looking at the half hour numbers for Revolution (3,1/2,6), I find it likely that it will be adjusted down to a 2.8 in the finals.

  • Nikki

    at ezduzit.. thank you, someone to speak sense. Ive got to agree, ive said it was funny from day one, it just needed a little time.

  • Leandro

    Last year The Voice started too high and finish too low. this year they’re showing stability through all stages of the show, which’s much better.

  • CBSviewer

    CBS picked up Partners for full season or not ?

  • Leandro

    Last season, I meant.

  • POIFanatic

    “As a person who has taken more than what was required of college Physics, the reason given why the electricty went out in RVN doesn’t make much sense. FYI: Electricity are moving electrons which have a negative charge and they also have weight and mass.”

    In the fictional world that Revolution is set in, a device is suppressing the flow of charges. Its in a static state. A blanket cover has fallen over the entire world and only the pendants negate their suppression. That storyline was brought in last night in the flashback.

  • Fred

    I was a HUGE fan of LOST. Any show that attempts to capture the essence of LOST usually fails , creatively and rating wise. Revolution seems to be the rare exeception.
    While the scripts and production values don’t compare to LOST, it is entertianing nonetheless. Some eps seem to go nowhere (like last night’s) but most of the time the show works.
    For 10:00 pm a 2.9 is still remarkable. Many dramas airing (even earlier slots) would love to approach a 3.0

  • POIFanatic

    @ezduzit: None of the other comedies you mentioned are on the same network that Partners is on. Its the lowest rated show on CBS. So, by default, it will get the boot.

  • POIFanatic

    sitcom*, not show.

  • CrimTV

    I don’t understand why people think after a 4 moth break, Revolution will be forgotten and fail. I think Ultima said a few days ago that shows go on a 3 and a half month hiatus (in some cases 4 month) in the summer yet the shows aren’t forgotten about!


    Mark Burnett/NBC made the Voice a much better show. The blind auditions were great. The rest of the show really needed work. The coaches always had chemistry. This season they wisely changed the battle rounds and created the steal and made them fun. See we had a great steal in Amanda Brown who otherwise would have been eliminated. Also the knockout rounds were good because it let the singer chose the song. Now the live playoffs are great round because it scales this 20 into a final 12 for the actual finals which is alot less contestants. I feel we know the contestants alot better than we did last season and before. What is great is in the live shows next week 2 are eliminated each week from each elimination regardless of the team. So the most talented can prevail. An Amanda/Trevin finale would be BIG numbers for the Voice. It would be EPIC finale and I honestly think Amanda is there closest thing to a star I have seen. What a great talent. The Voice is going to kill the X Factor

    My Wednesday Voice versus X Factor Prediction;

    The Voice: 12.7 million

    X Factor: 5.89 a new low.

    What are your predictions?

  • Dude

    I’ll admit it. I’m loving Partners. Even if it won’t get a season two, I hope it stays on air for as long as possible.

  • Michael

    Bill, I’m assuming you guys are going to take a break tomorrow, since there’s no original programming airing tonight.

  • GARY

    From EW web site’s fall’s most popular shows so far…
    in the 18-49 demo:

    Revolution #11

    Castle & H50 tied @ #41

  • RyanCanada

    @Love Me For Me – Better LoL

  • Lisa

    Bummed about Castle but it was a bit of a niche episode so not totally surprised. It was a great ep. Hope it gets adjusted up a tenth.

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