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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  • thesnowleopard

    Or, you know, they could write better sci-fi shows instead of acting with an “anything goes” attitude about the genre. Life’s too short for watching crap and all supporting it will gain you is the networks producing more crap.

    It would also be good if these shows didn’t try to cater to non-sci-fi fans by lowering the writing to the lowest possible common denominator. It doesn’t work and irritates those who actually like the genre. Try pleasing the audience that’s already out there, instead.

    @Leoben Conoy
    Technically, Grimm and SPN are not sci-fi. I know the networks like to lump them all together, but supernatural horror is not sci-fi and it does get a different audience. I think that’s part of the problem.

  • Tabb

    H50 could be in the worst timeslot and only get a 1.0 rating and CBS wouldn’t cancel it. They have a syndication deal for it. So expect CBS to put it in the dead Sunday night place next year for it’s last season. CBS only cares about the $$.

  • Gleebo

    The only reason I continue to watch Revolution is because I want to see what happens to the only interesting character on the show…the necklace.

    It will also be comedy to see how they decide to kill off the fat bearded guy. My guess is that he will drown in a bowl of soup.

  • silvit



    I sometimes do the same with movies on tv, to see how much unintentionally funny they can get, à la Twilight, a cheesy, crapstatic love triangle where the female character is hot and bothered for 2 guys, the hunk and the slim but sensitive one. Awwwww!

  • Linda E.

    @JeffA TL: Which executive producers left HF-0? Lenkov, Orci and Kurtzman are still with the show, so I’m wondering who you are talking about.

  • Jon

    How does the Mob doctor stay on the air. Under a 1 for fox is shameful

  • Dean

    No Revolution!! Go back up!! You’re awesome!!

  • Other Than That Mrs. Lincoln How Was The Play?

    While Revolution will likely get a 2nd season, it probably wont be a full 2nd season. Its still somewhat possible it wont be renewed for a 2nd if the ratings fall another full point or more.How it does when it returns from the winter hiatus will tell the tale.

    Not in love with Revolution but still watch it. Too many characters are annoying I almost want them all to die. Suffers from same casting issues as ill fated Terra Nova – which has fingernails on the chalkboard annoying characters. At least they are getting to the important part revealing the underground bunker where the those behind the blackout are hiding. Maybe those characters will be more interesting. But I cant fathom a reason why they would sit down there for 15 years letting cities and society crumble. Most people likely died off in the first few years. Even if the power is turned back on – restoring even 1 city to functionality would be 10 times harder with 15 years of decay.

  • Other Than That Mrs. Lincoln How Was The Play?

    I think they are leaving Mob Doctor on the air just to annoy people until mid season. They know people hate it. I guess they get a rush out of seeing people annoyed its still on.

  • Other Than That Mrs. Lincoln How Was The Play?

    And Led Zeppelin isnt going to do anything for Revolution unless legions of Led Zeppelin groupies are going to start watching it.

  • POIFanatic

    @Patty: “It even had a One Direction song in it. Anyone who misses Hawaii Five O is missing out on high quality action entertainment!!!!!”

    Wow! One Direction song!!! That’s HIGH QUALITY ENTERTAINMENT, you guys!!!!!! *facepalm*

  • Michael

    There is no way in hell MIKE AND MOLLY ad more viewers than 2 BROKE GIRLS

  • Chris

    To those that have not seen Revolution – it was the classic bait & switch. All the quality and story development went into the first episode to maximize the free advertisement and draw a massive audience. Then it seems like Kripke and Abrams started phoning it in, as the show gets gradually worse in the following: story, sound – more dubbing without matching ambient background noise, directing, and errors of both continuity and scientific nature.

    The real downfall is going to be the laughably bad Abrams science they seem to be using. After all it is a SciFi show. For example, in episode 9 they are in a subway tunnel which has a gigantic volume of air, but 7 people and 4 torches eat up the entire oxygen supply in a few hours. Pure nonsense. That is just the tip of how bad they are at science. You would think they could hire someone to handle the basics for them, but apparently the budget does not allow for it.

    With video games, online media sites, and pubs existing, there are much better uses of time. That is why the ratings are dropping like a barrel over Niagara Falls. After four months hiatus, NBC will be looking at about half the current audience, and that will put it well into cancellation range unless they really pull up their socks and hire someone to handle both continuity and science, so they can just focus on story and getting better performances from the actors (less reading their lines off the teleprompter would be a good first start, then it is on to the emotional coaches).

    Oh ya, the horrible green screening should also be fixed. It just screams that there is no life left in the show, and we have only seen half of the first season! How bad can it get? That is what most are not willing to find out. I will likely stop after episode 10, as I expect another bait and switch to occur (saving Danny becomes saving Mommy) and nothing to be resolved in the mid-season cliffhanger.

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