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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  • Patricia

    I dont understand why Bones have only 6,96mio,the Episodes last night was so great,perfect,lovly,hot,amazing!I love Bones so so much!

  • Patricia

    I dont understand why Bones have only 6,96mio,the Episodes last night was so great,perfect,lovly,hot,amazing!I love Bones so so much!

  • eridapo

    Castle and DWTS will adjust down.

    Both Markets account for 2% of the total viewing audience (about 2+ million people). If the football game garnered a 15 share on those markets, the adjustment will be of 3/10s and a 10 share will lead to 2/10s adjustment.

  • eridapo


    Interesting Jedi Mind Tricks article from Variety…

    Advertisers also have an incentive to accept the Live-plus-7 measure, otherwise they’ll be in a position of paying higher CPM ratings for the shrinking Live-plus-3 ratings. (Unless the economy collapses, it’s a safe bet that the gravity of supply and demand will drive at least a small bump in network TV CPMs next year.)

    “Most buyers will realize it’s in their best interest and their clients’ best interests to maintain the health of the network economy,” Myers said. “With the growth of DVR viewing, Live-plus-7 is the threshold that’s fair and reasonable. … There may be some heated discussions on a case-by-case, agency-by-agency basis, but ultimately if the agencies want to maintain even flat CPMs, they’re going to have to give somewhere.”

  • eridapo


    If true that ABC shows aired on the CW affiliate in KC, the adjustments for DWTS and Castle will not be as great. The CW affiliate numbers will be credited to the ABC numbers.

  • Laura

    I had to attend a family dinner, so I missed Bones live but dvr it and I will watch the episode this weekend.

  • Methix

    H50 Wouldn’t even be in danger if it where pulling 1.0-1.5 , Its got a syndication deal , so it is going to last till at least s5 , But i wouldn’t be shocked if they move it to a different day slot next season

  • Hmm

    I know ABC is going to adjust down, but I’m still hoping not by too much. The ratings and total viewership is not much higher than an average Monday….

  • Methix

    I actually started watching the walking dead to see what all the hype was about, since it h as been getting high ratings, end of first episode he rides a horse into the city and the horse gets eaten by zombies , sorry but i will not watch one more episode now killing animals on tv is a big no no for me rot in hell walking dead

  • JeffATL


    There is a point where ratings do start to matter to a shows with a syndication deal. I’m not sure if anyone knows the particulars of the TNT/H50 deal, but I’d be surprised if performance metrics weren’t built into the contract.

    Why do you think it will last until at least season 5? Did the TNT deal call for 100 episodes rather than the trimmed down 88 min?

  • Methix

    The deal was for 100 episodes

  • Methix

    And also there is other factors as well , if it can keep beating castle i don’t think it will even move time slots actually revolution ratings keep falling.All depends at the end of the season tbh if the ratings are like really horrible there would be a chance of cancellation. But with revolution falling every week and the fact it is on par with castle in the demo`s i don’t see it getting cancelled anytime soon and the syndication deal cements that

  • JeffATL


    Thanks, I wasn’t aware that the TNT deal was for 100 episodes.

    I don’t think anyone really thinks that H50 is in any danger of cancellation. A time slot move would come way before anything like that.

  • bluejays

    @June. If CBS need to get rid of HFO for getting 2.0’s and 2.1’s then they need to get rid of their other ten pm shows too! None of them are doing much more than one or two demo points better and most are the same or lower (The Mentalist, Vegas Blue Bloods).

    It’s a lot of fun to slate HFO but the bigger issue is just what the heck are CBS and ABC going to do about their ten slot? Because across the board for both channels it is really weak.

    The only reason Elementary is doing well in the index is because it had a good couple of early weeks, but it’s trend is down and this week it hit a 2.2 – and that’s with a great lead in and very weak competition.

    What would they put there instead of Hawaii? Move Elementary and you can guarantee it will do the same or worse as HFO, same for The Mentalist. Vegas and the Friday shows would do worse. Possibly right now the only ten pm show that would do better in that slot – and it’s a big gamble – would be CSI.

  • bluejays

    @methix – so killing human beings on tv is okay but animals no? Don’t get me wrong, I kind of feel the same, i love animals and always cry when they get killed on tv but it does make me stop to think how lightly we take human lives, even if its just all fictional.

    The HFO deal did indeed have paramters built in and so CBS might have to take a hit on some of the profitability but it will likely still remain one of their most profitable shows even taking that into account. Unlike the rumors its not actually that expensive to make, it also had already paid for its first season completely even before the deal, so with it its going to be making them a lot of money.

    I think they will move it. To Fridays I hope not Sundays but the question still stands, just what could they put there that would do better? I’d be loathe to try a new show there if I were CBS unless they put the new NCIS there and I assume they’ve already earmarked Tuesdays for that.

  • Ultima

    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.

    Some people simply cannot acknowledge that some shows do poorly because people aren’t interested in them – it has to be because the network doesn’t know how to schedule!

  • JeffATL

    It’s kind of interesting that in the H50 syndication press release, it’s mentioned that H50’s pilot got 14.2 million viewers and 19.3 million later in the season.

  • swalker

    Are the monday “finals” delayed?

  • W

    With Revolution’s long hiatus, H50’s ratings will get stronger. Millions of viewers in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast are still without electricity and some have sadly lost their homes. Many shows at the 10 PM time slot have seen lower ratings for the last few years.

  • W

    By the way, DWTS is helping Castle’s ratings.

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