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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  • POIFanatic

    @Bill: Absolutely not. But its a pretty straightforward deduction.

  • Parker

    @JONNYSBRO, I completely agree about both The Voice and Amanda Brown’s performance last night. She absolutely SLAYED “Dream On” (best cover of that song I have ever heard) and ruled the stage while doing so. Bryan Keith, Michaela and Terry were terrific as well. As you said, the format changes to the show were a complete success and the predictions on this site of The Voice’s certain Fall season failure now seem pretty silly. Can’t wait until tomorrow’s live show with De’Borah, Trevin, MacKenzie, Cody and Dez!

    BTW, almost every show was down last night, so the gleeful cackling here over Revolution dropping a tenth of a point (while still overwhelmingly winning its time slot) is a bit much, IMO. I enjoy the show and will NOT forget it during its hiatus.

  • WoWza

    BONES is doing right what it neds to for tha tone more – full – season.

  • Matt Webb Mitovich

    I’m getting chastised for not trumpeting BONES’ ability to hold “flat” after a four-week break. What about you guys?

  • Miguel

  • POI

    LOL @ Gossip Girl i think its finale will have 0.1 million viewers if it keeps going down.

  • RG-X

    Revolution’s episode was the weakest episode last night but not that bad either- the series has been good – although no more key bad guys need to be added.

  • Mia

    Those CBS numbers are hilarious. They used to get better numbers than those with reruns when CBS ruled Mondays. They should try to make better shows instead of just renewing bad shows for the crappy syndication business. 7.35 million viewers for a drama in the “most watched network” should be unacceptable.
    Good job NBC ! Well deserved numbers!

  • erwan from france

    CW’s Tv Now means Tv No One Watches

  • Sarah

    @Matt Webb Mitovich

    Sorry Matt, but it’s one the stablest on the network and I think it well after a 4-week hiatus. JMO though.

  • Gina

    @Matt, I think its pretty impressive. Considering it was on a break for a considerable amount of time, and practically everything else was down… so yeah.. ;)

  • Fred

    Is it just me, or is The Voice the most complicated singing show on TV.
    I like simplicity with these type of programs. Idol and to a lesser extent X Factor have more effective systems of narrowing down the acts.
    Hard to believe The Voice is DESTROYING X Factor in all rating categories.

  • Mano

    You people like awful shows. Just because they are new, that doesn’t mean you have to keep watching them in the hopes of them getting better.

  • Mano

    You really think H5O was sold into syndication in the hopes that the ratings would be this bad?

  • Lucretia Lean Green

    Partners is bringing down the whole night for CBS. It needs to go and hopefully CBS is smart enough to end HIMYM this season…it is dreadful. They need a new comedy and to bring in RULES in the meantime.

  • rob60990

    I was expecting a .6 for Mob Doctor.

    Terrible night for CBS when Partners looks more decent at least staying stable. This used to be CBS’ best night.

    Revolution goes below a 3.0 . :D

  • Ateofi

    CBs has ruined monday nights by changing schedule and shifting “two and a hali men” to thursdays and now they pay for it. It was reckless decision especially with new nbc show “revolution” coming up at 10 p.m. Now h50 has low rated sitcom as lead-in and stronger competition than last year as lots of its viewers do not watch the show live but they dvr it. “Revolution” is definitely a phenomenon – the worst new show in years but it gets stellar ratings for a 10 p.m. Series – just beats me.

  • Rebecca

    @Old Man
    Hi back atcha! lol

    Exactly! It was brilliant! I didn’t recognize Frakes in his bit part, nor am I familiar with all things sci-fi, but I really enjoyed that Castle episode. Everything about it. Reminded me of “Galaxy Quest” a bit too.

  • Ateofi

    Low ratings don’t mean the show is bad. H50 has actually very good third season and castle has great season 5. Also many good shows were cancelled because of low ratings i.e. Chicago code. Conversely high ratings don’t necessarily mean the show is good i.e. “Revolution”.

  • Jack

    Here comes Mob Doctor! Get on board

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