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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  • Barbie

    I’m just happy H50 already has syndication and has the chance of getting another timeslot and new ratings. I’m betting The Mentalist will go buhbye and H50 will go to Sundays.

  • hoki

    Partners is totally ruining CBS Mondays.

  • Barbie

    CSI has good demo on Wed, but its total viewers are sometimes lower than CSI:NY on Friday. I mean, you can compare demos on Wed-Fri. CSI isn’t in its prime anymore.

  • Leoben Conoy

    @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.

    You mean the NBC one-season failures. (there isnt anything wonderful about Flash Forward, The Event or Revolution)

    the only wonderful thing is that we were spared more than one season of them. (though I must admit, that is not really fair to Flash Forward. That show was on a completely different level than the other two)

  • Ray

    Dear Cancellation Bear,

    I’m about to hibernate for the winter. Why don’t you hibernate? What kind of bear are you?

    Your fan,

    P.S. Please do not eat me while I sleep.

  • rob60990

    I really don’t understand why some keep blaming the hiatus for the cancellations of Flash Forward, V, & The Event when all 3 were declining before they went on break and didn’t return much worse from where they originally left off. They just kept bleeding after they came back. I hardly fault the break as I would the quality of the shows.

  • Cee

    Yay for 90210!!

  • rob60990

    Castle and H50 are not gonna drop in the finals. Their half hour ratings are 2.1/2.0 for both.

    YOU CANNOT PREDICT ADJUSTMENTS UP OR DOWN USING HALF HOUR DATA. Besides even if you could, doesn’t that mean Castle has a chance of adjusting down? It’s already more than likely to adjust down from MNF pre-emptions.

  • CrimTV


    That’s exactly what i’ve been trying to say – Flashforward’s final episode before the hiatus got a 2.1, after the 3 month hiatus it got a 1.9. Already declining!

  • glover

    Revolution is easy to follow. Won’t be difficult for NBC to bring back some viewers and add new ones when the show comes back from the hiatus with a lot of promotion. It’s more an adventure show than a mystery show. Revolution seems to be like the initial seasons of Supernatural, the other show created by Eric Kripke: one adventure per episode with a simple (but very interesting) mystery that is developed through the season. I don’t think this show will fail.

  • Mate

    I’m so sick of the hate on Partners! It’s a good show!!! Yay for 90210! Season 5 is so much better than last season!

  • Lena

    No worries about RVN hiatus. The walking Dead has a long hiatus too. The voice will come back strong and RVN with it.
    CBS should move h50 to Sundays ASAP and put The Mentalist on Mondays. The show got a 1.9 demo last Sundaynwith a weak lead in and the delays.
    H50 has been hurting CBS Momdays since it premiered because it failed to maintain CSI Miami numbers. Now with Partners and RVN, it is more obvious. Move it to Sundays !

  • HalCapone

    The science fiction/fantasy genre rarely, if ever, flourishes for more than one season on any network other than the CW (which has the lowest ratings expectations of any network). Ever since LOST, there have been no other shows with any long term traction (and even LOST started losing audience toward the end of its run). I think prospects for a Grimm third season are probably not very high (even though it does well by NBC standards and the relative ratings for Fridays)just based on the track record of fantasy shows.

    My personal opinion of Revolution is that it is a marginal show but I would still like to see it succeed. At what point will the networks just stop trying out new science fiction/fantasy shows when so many fail? Perhaps a compromise is the mini-series format of 13 or so episodes with a series resolution. In hindsight, NBC might have been better served with The Event in mini-series format. Likewise, CBS with Jericho and ABC with Invasion, Flash Forward and V all in mini-series formats and with final resolutions might have been better choices. Revolution seems like it would also make an appropriate mini-series.

  • Mary

    I´ve been reading some coments, and saw some of the posts saying something about a show being in syndication is more unlikely to be cancelled… Not being american, I´m not familiar with the meaning… Does it work like that? If so, knowing that Castle is in syndication too, does that mean it has more chances to be renewed? I´d love it, as I´m a huge fan:)

  • WoWza

    The Olympic sized voice boost has finally ended . Nice.

  • CrimTV

    @WoWza, it was down just two tenths from last week

  • Leoben Conoy


    Yea, you would be wrong about Grimm. It certainly will be getting a 3rd season. It is one of NBC’s best performers. And that’s based on the shows own merits. Not from having the best lead-in a show could possible have this year.

  • Pfw51

    Revolution is already killing itself. Every episode is a variation of the same thing… someone needs to be rescued, so they make a plan and rescue them. The plot is barely developing at all. I’ve stuck with it from the beginning hoping that something will move the story along, but its the same old same old every week. No wonder its losing viewers, especially now that everyone knows its going to be on hiatus for an extended time. No one will care when it comes back.

  • Wendy

    I hate all reality shows, and that includes The Voice. But in no way is 4.3 at all a disappointment. NBC is probably thanking the TV gods it has SOMETHING that can consistently perform over a 2.0, and that is even generous for NBC which, with the exception of The Voice and football, has shows in the mid 1s and a smattering of above 2s.

    The Must-See TV glory era is long behind it, so I’m sure NBC still sees that 4.3 as a major victory for any night.

  • Lucretia Lean Green

    How much longer is CBS going to let “Partners” drag down the night. TBBT repeats would do better as would Rules of Engagement

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