TV Ratings Monday: 'Revolution' Hits Low, 'The Voice' & 'Bones' Down, 'How I Met Your Mother' & 'Mike & Molly' Up

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November 13th, 2012

Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 3.8/9 2.5/6 2.2/5 1.6/4 1.4/3 0.5/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 3.0/9 1.7/5 1.2/4 1.5/4 1.1/3 0.7/2
Total Viewers (million) 10.067 7.864 13.087 3.738 5.050 1.025


Last night’s Monday Night Football game (Chiefs/Steelers) was simulcast on the ABC affiliates in Kansas City and Pittsburgh. As a result, the ABC numbers may be 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 4.3 down 4% from last week's 4.5 adults 18-49 rating. Revolution scored a series-low 2.6 among adults 18-49, down 7% from last week's 2.8. Your predictions were too optimistic.

On CBS, How I met Your Mother earned a 3.0 among adults 18-49, up 7% from last week's 2.8. Partners garnered a series-low1.8 adults 18-49 rating down 14% from last week's  2.1. 2 Broke Girls scored a 3.2 among adults 18-49, even with last week. Mike & Molly earned a 3.0 adults 18-49 rating, up 7% from last week's 2.8. Hawaii Five-O notched  a 2.0 adults 18-49 rating, matching last week’s performance.

On ABC, Dancing With the Stars scored a 2.2 adults 18-49 rating, up 5% from last week's 2.1. Castle earned a 2.1, up 11% from last week's 1.9 adults 18-49 rating. However, football preemptions may have impacted these numbers.

On FOX, Bones scored a 1.9 among adults 18-49, down 5% from last week's 2.0. The Mob Doctor garnered a 0.9, down 10% from last week's 1.0 adults 18-49 rating.

On the CW, 90210 earned a 0.6 adults 18-49 rating, up 50% from last week's 0.4. Gossip Girl scored a 0.4 adults 18-49 rating, up 33% from last week's 0.3.

Broadcast primetime ratings for Monday, November 12 2012:

Net Show 18-49 Rtg/Shr Viewers (millions)
NBC The Voice (8-10PM) .4.3/11 11.54
CBS How I Met Your Mother 3.0/8 7.94
ABC Dancing With the Stars - (8-10PM) 2.2/5 14.26
FOX Bones 1.9/5 6.96
CW 90210 0.6/2 1.24
CBS Partners 1.8/5 5.556
CBS 2 Broke Girls 3.2/8 8.98
FOX The Mob Doctor 0.9/2 3.144
CW Gossip Girl 0.4/1 0.808
CBS Mike & Molly 3.0/7 9.218
NBC Revolution 2.6/7 7.12
ABC Castle 2.1/5 10.74
CBS Hawaii Five -0 2.0/5 7.74

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," 2.6/7; CBS's "Late Show with David
> Letterman," 2.4/6; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.6/9; and "Jimmy
> Kimmel Live," 1.8/6.
> * In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results
> were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.9/4; "Late Show," 0.7/3;
> "Nightline," 1.0/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.
> * 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" (1.3/5). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late
> Night" (0.6/4 in 18-49) tied "Late Late Show" (0.4/3).
> * At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/4 in
> metered-market households and a 0.4/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25
> markets with local people meters.


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  • RG-X

    Revolution far from the bear – other NBC shows doing much worse – also it looks like production on Revolution has been modest.

    2nd season will be happening.

  • bluejays

    @Sam. Elementary had much less competition than HFO though, to look at it another way and it beat it by a measly couple points. The fact is that none of the ten pm shows are holding up well and they are all massively down on previous years numbers. That’s actually the big story this year, how much the ten pm slot has collapsed across the board, with a couple of exceptions.

    You really need to get over CSI Miami!

  • Kay

    I think it’s funny that 90210 had higher ratings then Gossip Girl, thank goodness G.G. is almost over..

  • RyanCanada

    @AniMatsuri And how do you know what network execs like?

  • Marge


    The problem with that is the “3.5 million people” DVRing the show (H50) is the same number of viewers it had when it was pulling close to 10-11 million viewers LIVE so it has dropped significantly this season.

  • larrwitness

    The only reason revolution was doing good before was good lead in and weak competion. I mean Castle and H50 just dont excite anyone any longer.Ratings prove it.

  • Justin121

    – The Voice back to its normal numbers

    – Revolution: the invetable slide begins…

    – 90210 recovered

    – Looking at Bones, The Mob Doc doesn’t seem so bad

    – Mike & Molly has unbelievable retention

    – Partners is dead, if there was any doubt about it…

  • Patrick Gillease

    And NBC thinks a 4-month hiatus for “Revolution” will help KEEP ratings high for this show!?! LMFAO !!!!!!!!! ;)

    “Revolution” will go the way of “The Event,” “Flash Forward,” “V” and other genre shows that started out with high ratings, long hiatuses and then permanently lost viewers as a result of their extended time off the air. “Revolution” will be CANCELED after it returns from its forgotten break in the Spring.

    NBC = No Brains Cancellations

  • @Sam

    I’m so sick and tired of you talking aboiut H50 and CSI. H50 has been in this slot for THREE YEARS now…get over it!

    You also comment on the fact that H50 only got 7 million viewers. Why aren’t you looking at ALL the viewers for CBS instead of just the 10pm hour? Let me help you out:

    CBS How I Met Your Mother 3.0/8 7.94

    CBS Partners 1.8/5 5.556

    CBS 2 Broke Girls 3.2/8 8.98

    CBS Mike & Molly 3.0/7 9.218

    CBS Hawaii Five -0 2.0/5 7.74

    H50’s total viewers is right in line with the rest of the CBS lineup for the night. Th eonly exceptions, Mike & Molly being a bit higher and Partners a bit lower.

  • Kyle


    The ratings for the 18-49 is why everyone is commenting on H50.

  • W

    Remember millions of people who have lost their electricity and homes when the huge storm hit NY, NJ, Conn., Maryland, Virginia and Delaware areas. This is the primary reason why all the ratings have declined.

  • thesnowleopard

    And here we go with Revolution, declining just as predicted and just like The Event and Flashforward. Right before the hiatus, too.

    Meanwhile, Gossip Girl quietly burns off its last season, unnoticed, on the CW. I bet 90210 will get a final year, though, if it keeps that 0.6.

  • vcoolwater

    I wonder if CW going to renew all their show that have ratings in the 0.5-0.7 range. Mostly like not. Only one/two of these shows 90210, Hart of Dixie or Beauty and the Beast getting renewed. After all all three shows are tossups.

  • ateofi

    @Sam, I have checked the ratings for season 2. It’s true that H50 season 2 premiere profited from huge premiere of “Two and a half men” – everyone wanted to see how Ashton Kutcher would do instead of Charlie Sheen. However, the show was losing ratings dramaticaly after the premiere, as fans were disappointed with Ashton’s character and his lifeless acting. In April the show had barely 3.5 demo ratings and just 11 milion viewers. It was worse than “The voice”. H50 in the meantime had pretty steady ratings of 2.7-3.1 in the demo. They started to drop to 2.5 since march when long breaks between the episodes started. As for lack of competition from NBC, I don’t recall H50 being alone at 10 p.m. Wasn’t “Smash” aired at 10 p.m? No matter how you look, H50 was losing ratings much slower than its lead-in and the numbers were excellent for a 10 p.m show.
    As for “Elementary” it has “Person of interest” as lead-in with 2.9 demo ratings and ca 14 milion viewers and has no competition in “Revolution” and “Castle”. H50 has “2 broke girls” with barely 8.5 milion viewers and it still gets 8 milion viewres. Also ca 3.5 milion people dvr the show.

  • vcoolwater

    H50 drop in the ratings is the shows own fault. I heard they angered many viewers last season. The show is in no danger, but I am sure CBS is not exactly thrilled with it.

    I see it being moved to a new time slot. Maybe on Sunday in place of Good Wife or Mentalist next season.

  • thesnowleopard

    It depends on how many pilots they can put out next season and how many of the spring shows do well. Right now, only three of their shows are doing very well, which leaves seven slots to fill.


    The Revolution hiatus will kill the show…

  • Marge


    Again, besides the demo dramatically dropping it’s not holding viewers anylonger. This is the part you’re not getting. Sure, it may get 3.5 mill DVRing the show BUT it was getting that same.number. when it was getting 11 mil live viewers so you’re still losing 3 million somewhere and I get tired of hearing the same old lame excuse about lead-ins. It should stand on it’s own now.

  • Nikki

    Sad to see Partners dropped.. it was funny last night. CW steady i guess, low is still steady as long as the numbers are the same… Im just excitied to see Parenthood tonight.. its been so long.

  • Lisa

    Revolution will get a second season. Doubt it gets a third though if it starts to level out at 2.3 – 2.5. Too expensive to make.

    I tried really hard to like it, but as others have said, outside of the flashbacks it is a pretty slow moving. And while even the Walking Dead can be sleep inducing at times, you know that there are only so many episodes before the next break, so you stick with it. Trying to squeeze 22 episodes out of Revolution seems next to impossible, even with the hiatus.

    And thanks to the posters who taught me NEVER to look at how a show does against the other networks shows, and to just look at how they do against like programming on their own network. Makes it all a lot easier to predict.

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