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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  • Networkman

    It is time for CBS to make the announcement of Rules of Engagement’s return. Partners is dead. It is really dragging down the entire lineup. I am impressed with Mike & Molly airing against the toughest half hours of The Voice and DWTS and still managing to garner more viewers than the other CBS Monday night comedies.

    And a 2.2 for DWTS and 2.1 for Castle seems like their normal numbers. I can’t imagine them begin adjusted down when the final numbers come out.

  • Grey

    Because of football “Castle” will be adjusted down and end up in 3rd place again this week.

  • rob60990

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

    The trend isn’t very good especially since it will be taking a very long break soon but NBC has low enough standards that it will be renewed unless it drops to a 1.5. And winning the timeslot means nothing to the networks except to brag.

  • CrimTV

    Could Revolution adjust down, was there an overrun?!

  • Kyle


    DWTS: 1.9/2.2/2.3/2.4
    Castle: 2.1/2.0

    The Voice: 4.1/4.5/4.6/4.2
    Revolution: 2.8/2.4

    H50: 2.1/2.0

  • Andrea

    Happy for 902190 :)

  • Kate

    go 90210! hope it doesn’t adjust down, things are really starting to pick up

  • Marlene

    Thank you Kyle!

    2.1/2.0 isn’t bad for Castle at all.

  • vern

    Hoping ABC isn’t inflated too much, please let the Castle adjustment only be a tenth. It needs to stay at 2.0

  • Holly

    Were there preemptions on CW?

  • chimpo

    Well I expect Castle to fall by 0.1-0.2 in the final :(

  • s0303

    time to cancel partners…1.8 is awful.

    pretty good for 90210..

    maybe people are finally realizing that revolution isn’t very good….good concept, bad execution…will still be renewed, but it will free fall without the voice as a lead in next year…

  • Andrea


  • Doug

    God, these ratings are terrible. I’m shocked that CBS hasn’t pulled Partners, and that Fox has let TMD drag on. ABC needs to replace DWTS in the spring. The only network getting it right is NBC, but who knows how much steam The Voice has in it.

  • Nemo

    Am I the only who thinks the recent daylight saving time has something to do with the decrease of ratings for most shows especially 10pm shows… would it make sense to assume a lot of people will DVR 10pm shows such as Revolution instead of watching it live in the midst of daylight saving adjustment??
    …or maybe not….

  • Jay

    Geez, 90210 sure bounced back…

  • rob60990

    so where is TOREY? ;)

  • Chuck_T

    Posted November 13, 2012 at 8:44 AM
    “How could Revolution be dead? It’s still beating Castle and Hawaii Five-O.”

    The trend isn’t very good especially since it will be taking a very long break soon but NBC has low enough standards that it will be renewed unless it drops to a 1.5. And winning the timeslot means nothing to the networks except to brag.

    I think that H50 especially is fading this season. I wouldn’t rule out Revolution–it’ll be fine.

  • joel

    The nail in the coffin for Partners. Will definitely be gone by the time the CBS comedies come back from rerun hiatus.

  • Steph

    H50 had it’s best episode in such a long time last night. It was fantastic.

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