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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  • CrimTV

    At least Revolution will no doubt be the highest 10pm drama, unless Elementary has a miracle and grows 5 tenths!

  • Oliver

    Revolution is slowly is slowly sinking. It still has a long way to fall before it’s in real danger.

    2BG has found its new level. Partners is looking weak again, after a week or two of optimism.

    Respectable ratings for 90210.


    Bravo Mike&Molly, this little show is becoming the show that could…retention is 92% which is great but the biggest story is that its gotten solid results…not great, not fantastic but good…there are only a few comedies on today that get a 3.0 demo or above (5 on CBS and 1 on ABC) with that said Mike&Molly is definitely a show that helps rather than hurts a net

  • Can

    Revolution please die please die please die….

  • The Old Woman

    Ouch @ Revolution! Hard fall. Hope it picks up. I don’t want NBC to start failing again.

  • Marlene

    Go Castle!
    Hopefully no drop but I’m fearing the worst.
    Are there any half hour ratings?

  • Sarah

    Bones :( Anyone got half-hours?

  • Oliver

    Oh, and it’s inexplicable why The Mob Doctor is still on the air. Surely a repeat would perform better?

  • Chuck_T

    How could Revolution be dead? It’s still beating Castle and Hawaii Five-O.

  • Paul

    Revolution is fine. H5O – Holy Cow – what pathetic ratings this year.

  • senor chang

    I’m looking at all the numbers, and honestly, tonight was pretty disappointing for all the nets. Not a single performance worth praise (other than, of course, The Voice, and MAYBE Bones for staying so consistent, but otherwise? Blech.)

  • Billy

    This has to be the lowest rated group of sitcoms CBS has ever had in its rich 60 years of Monday night sitcoms tradition.

  • rob60990

    All CBS needs is a stronger 8:30 show and it will likely help the night.

  • Charmed

    Ouch, Revolution. It’s becoming Flashforward 2.0.

    Great for 90210, I hope it doesn’t adjust down. If it’s steady, it might even get a full season next season, not a short final season.

  • RJ

    I really wish this site had login information, so many stupid comments would be filtered out.

  • Ateofi

    H50 still below. 8 milion viewers and only 2.0 ratings. Hopefully it will be adjusted up. Yesterday episode was by far the best of season 3. Good to see ” revolution” going down.

  • senor chang

    Good point, @CrimTV, though. The 10PM hour is pretty severely depressed this year.

  • DW

    how to get ratings revolution?. get the main female , knock her up for 10-11 months then kill the character right after the child birth. huge ratings. :)

  • SueP

    Revolution is fine. I’m sure NBC would love for it to remain above 3.0, but reality check, it’s still one of the networks top scripted shows. It’s way ahead in its timeslot and beats most other (if not all) 10 pm dramas on any network. It has gone down, but that was expected. Next week, Kripke finally gets his long time wish and gets to feature the music of Led Zeppelin, so I’ll be watching. :)

  • CrimTV


    At this point in 2009, FlashForward was at 2.2’s and 2.1’s on ABC.

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