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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  • Emma

    Bones did well to get a 2.0 after a 4 week hiatus. It’s pretty impressive that the show still manages solid ratings even though it’s in it’s 8th season and up against stiff competition!

  • POIFanatic

    @CrimTV: People are going with past experiences. No show with a sci-fi premise, except LOST, survived such an extended period hiatus. The difference between network and cable shows are, most cable shows have 12 episodes and air them at a stretch and are on a break the rest of the year, except in some cases like TWD and Breaking Bad which took extended mid-season hiatuses because they have more episodes. Networks and cable work on entirely different models. So, people are anxious about what the 4 months being out of the public interest will do to the show.

    But if my hunches are right, Revolution will buck the network sci-fi trend and prove to be successful.

  • bluejay72


    We pretty much have the same guess.

    I agree with you!~ :)

  • Charlie Sheen

    HIMYM has been disappointing ratings wise this season I’m starting to wonder if age has settled in on it and its not going to grow back to its huge levels from here. It’s doing great in syndication but unlike a lot of comedies it hasn’t translated into viewers watching the originals. Partners is a show CBS needs to keep it has officially stabilized now and probably needs a better lead-in in order to grow a little quicker. 2 Broke Girls was solid again but no Super Bowl boost may keep this show at these levels the rest of its run and Mike & Molly is really one of the funniest comedies on TV and deserves bigger ratings but its been fitting out of a glove with 2BG.

    5-0 is not looking too bad now that its competition is crashing around it but CBS should give it a new timeslot next season.

    Even though ABC skews old they are consistent week-to-week and bring in the viewers.

    It should be super interesting to see if The Voice can hold up like this on Wednesday and Thursday as that’ll really help Chicago Fire and The Office/Parks & Rec. Revolution is concerning though its been slipping lately, this is a show that’s not ready to be on its own but if NBC can get Grimm numbers out of it then they’ll be okay but they might be forced to continue to protect it.

    I saw Mob Doctor this morning and the show’s quality definitely doesn’t match its ratings. Mob Doctor could be the victim of the slippage in the medical genre. I’ll say this though if FOX can keep Ben & Kate and Mindy then they can keep Mob Doctor too, there’s more potential out of Mob Doctor than those two comedies.

  • Valerie

    Bones half numbers: 2.0/2.0

  • RyanCanada

    HIMYM needs to wrap there serious already, everyone i know whos a fan says the show peaked is no longer funny

  • Joe

    noo himym whyyy i know its not funny anymore but i want a final season at least

  • larrywitness

    Castle is ruuning out of excuses of 2 years of awful ratings. Its done stick a fork in it.

  • Nancy Mahews

    I loved Castle last night! As it was mentioned Frakes (number one from STNG) directed the episode and even had a cameo in it. Nebula nine reference was obvious take off of Firefly Captain Maxwell was so close in name to Captain Malcom Reynolds (Fillon) and I loved Castle’s off handed remark about that little scifi show that only had 12 episodes and was canceled but shouldn’t have been! We even had Armin Shimerman (Quark from Deep Space Nine) cast as merchant who provided things and it wasn’t his fault how they were used and what happened after he got paid for it LOL Very ferrengi like. The space ship scenes were great, and Castle sitting signing autographs for a graphic novel version of Storm was hilarious and reminded one of Comic-con. Beckett turning out to be a nebula 9 fan irked Castle and I found that too funny! It had the same kind of feeling I have for Galaxy Quest good clean fun of a Sci-fi nature. It was a spoof played for laughs as opposed to last week’s very serious episode. It was just what I needed I plan to watch it agin when it hits On-demand. This episode was even featured in TV- Guide this week and was the cover story. Well -done!

  • TomSFBay

    I’m glad to see DWTS taking a nosedive this year, but it’s bittersweet. You see, many viewers have simply flocked to the equally lame programming over on NBC. “The Voice” sucks, as does all the song and dance crap on television. I long for the days when network TV was actually decent.

  • s0303

    revolution is definitely getting renewed, despite it not being very good…we’ll see what happens next year when it’s not riding the voice’s coattails…

  • Sarah


    “Bones half numbers: 2.0/2.0″

    Thanks. :) And just curious, where’d you get them?

  • larrywitness

    Revolution has no real competition. H50 is on a downward trend and Castle demo has been in the toilet for over 2 seasons.

  • POIFanatic


    “Castle is ruuning out of excuses of 2 years of awful ratings. Its done stick a fork in it.”

    It’ll definitely be renewed for next season. ABC have bigger things to worry about than a solid show like Castle. They have higher priorities like – 666 PA, Last Resort, Nashville and all the under-performing comedies.

  • POIFanatic

    @Larrywitness: Did you forget that H50 pulled mid to high 2’s last season? And Castle was pulling 2-2.5 constantly? Revolution actually decimated H50 as competition. CBS have a big headache on their hands, since H50 is in a syndication deal, but not getting the promised ratings.

  • scifi

    Still no “half-lifes” info?

  • larrywitness

    @POIFanatic. You just made my point. Revolution does not have much competition. H50 and Castle are weak.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “CBS have a big headache on their hands, since H50 is in a syndication deal, but not getting the promised ratings.”

    Any actual data to back up that nonsense claim?

  • Ram510

    I forgot Partners was still on the air. CBS should hurry up and burn through the series and announce that Rules of Engagement will be back in January

  • RG-X

    Revolution still Number 1 in it’s time slot and still high ratings for an NBC show – it will easily see a 2nd season.

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