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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  • ateofi

    @Marge, you are right the live numbers for H50 fell significantly due to various reasons i.e. “Revolution” and change of monday night schedule by CBS, but DVR numbers are like they were last season.

  • Sarah

    .09 for Mob Doctor. How is that still on the air?

  • bluejays

    @marge – HFO’s total veiwers are right in line with the CBS monday night line – and – totally irrelevant! It’s demo is however a worry I agree but no more so than any other CBS ten pm show except perhaps CSI!

  • Jerry


    Revolution costs too much to make? How much does it cost to wander around the backwoods of North Carolina with cameras?

  • silvit


    And I do notice how fickle broadcast shows tend to be. For example, The Walking Dead had a bunch of unspectacular episodes. Dexter had a season that even fans agree is unspectacular. It still manages to come back higher. Never seemed to hurt the ratings. A broadcast show has one bad episode, hits low the next episode. I do have to wonder what exactly is happening.

    This happened because the worst episode of many cable shows is still miles better than an episode of bad episode of a broadcast show. From the directing, acting, writing, daring to tell a story or an aspect of a story that the braodcast shows, with their being all cliché,traditional, run of the mill, cheesy, would never do.

  • Sita

    Castle and H50 are not gonna drop in the finals. Their half hour ratings are 2.1/2.0 for both. As for Castle, it nearly beating its own leadin each week and already managed to do so. ABC is making lots of money off it, so it’s not going anywhere.

  • gustavo

    If 90210 doesn’t get cancel at the end of this season.I guess next season could have same numbers Gossip Girl is having this season:0,3-0,4.Goodbye teenage non-scifi shows.

  • Ian

    I’m not worried about Revolution at the moment but that four month hiatus could affect the show or who knows if NBC promotes the hell out of it while its on hiatus it could go back to getting 3’s. And even if it can’t crack a 3 and stays in the 2’s NBC would be happy and give it a renewal. I’m pretty confident it will get a second season.

  • Marge


    You can’t compare H50 to the rest of the CBS lineup. A 2.0 demo is very for a standard procedural as H50 is worrisome but you must agree that a loss of over 3 mil viewers is significant over only 3 seasons.

  • Lisa


    “”Revolution” has the high-concept premise of a potential blockbuster. Among the most costly new shows, with an estimated per-episode price tag of approximately $3 million”

    From the LaTimes, http://articles.latimes.com/2012/sep/08/entertainment/la-et-st-preview-revolution-20120909

  • thesnowleopard

    I think it’s lost too much audience to go back above 3.0. If you look at the audience, it’s been dropping steadily since the premiere. Yes, audience is not what’s measured, strictly speaking, and a show is doomed with even a large audience if it’s in the wrong demos. But the demos derive from the audience and you can only maintain higher demos if you have above a certain audience number.

    So, if Revolution doesn’t stop that bleed in its raw audience numbers, it will really crash after the hiatus and it will join the rest of the NBC one-hit wonders.

  • June

    ABC needs to replace DWTS, it is hurting Castle.
    H50,OMG, those numbers seem as repeat numbers for a CBS drama. The show is a dud. All the big money they are wasting in this show for nothing.A show needs good acting, actors with chemistry.Big mistake to remake an old show.

  • Alex

    Not concerned about Revolution right now, but I am concerned about the potential impact of the upcoming hiatus. Hopefully they’ll give us a pretty strong mid-season cliffhanger to go out on.

  • ateofi

    @Marge, definitely the lost loss of 3 million “live” viewers is worrisome, but it can be explained mostly by two factors which I have mentioned few times already. For me “live” numbers for H50 are sad, as this season is has corrected a lot of mistakes from season 2 and it’s really great. I know that most shows at 10 p.m. struggle but still I wish these ratings were better.

  • JeffATL


    I think this is because huge ratings numbers aren’t a requirement for cable shows so they don’t have to appeal to the least common denominator like broadcast shows do.

  • June

    A 2 demo for a cbs drama is not worrisome, it is pathetic and cbs should take it off the air, something they won’t do until they get the syndication episodes. We are talking CBS and a very expensive TV show.It was said it was the most expensive TV pilot in 10 years,so I bet better numbers were expected. And the total viewers numbers are a big joke for cbs.

  • Tony ^_^

    Even though “2 Broke Girls” is low, I’m happy that it has not fallen below a 3.0! :D

  • Monica

    H50 is not going anywhere. Sure, the numbers SUCK at the moment, but the overall average will go up, especially with the 3/4 month hiatus of Revolution. The difference betweem last year and this year is that Smash seems to have been watched by more women, whereas Revolution has been able to pull away viewers from H50.

    I’m not worried about H5o, but it annoys th eheck out of me when people comment, “They should have left CSI…” Why are people still having that argument? lthough H50 numbers have dropped this season, who is to say that CSI would have done any better at this time TODAY? I will say it again, get over it!

  • JeffATL


    The remaking of an old show isn’t H50’s problem. The first season was excellent, but the original executive producers left and the quality of the show nose dived in season 02 – mostly due to retooling a show that didn’t need it.

    The very early syndication deal probably plays a part as well as it seems to have given the creators the notion that the show was now bulletproof.

  • Patrick Ausgewahlt

    I liked Revolution and alll, but it’s no LOST. This far into it’s first season it got a viewership of 18.44 and an amazing 6.6 rating. ABC didn’t give it an extended hiatus so it didn’t die.

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