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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  • Geri

    Yes, Bones is finally dead. No way Fox bring back that. And Castle is up. Life is good.

  • Zth

    Really strange how The Voice dropped from 4.6 in the third half to 4.2 in the last one. Usually it increases by about three- four tenths or even more. Anyone has an explanation?

  • r0ckmypants

    @Hmm – Because the lead actress is terrible, and the only interesting story is told in snippets in flashback. I gave Revolution up a few weeks ago, and I clearly wasn’t the only one.

  • Zth

    Castle and DWTS will get massive adjustments downward – at least two tenths each.

  • Nick

    Too bad about Bones. One of the best episodes ever reflecting on 9/11

  • Holly


    Yes, Bones is finally dead. No way Fox bring back that. And Castle is up.

    Bones is still FOX’s highest rated drama (not saying much, I know). And by the time Castle is adjusted down due to football preemptions, Bones and Castle will have nearly the same ratings.

  • Reality TV Addict

    Revolution rating will be up in the finals.

  • Chris

    How can Revolution be dead, when both the shows it’s easily beating are ‘Almost certain to be renewed”?

    Far as I’m concerned, Monday night is dead–HIMYM is losing all will to live, 2BG has almost entirely lost its first season moxie. But people will still watch those shows.

    I think I’ll just find something else to do. Network Television itself is dying, and I see no reason to prop up the corpse.

  • Sarah


    “Bones 1.9 6.79/ 1.9 7.12″

    Thanks. Looks like it won’t be adjusted up. Bummer. :(

  • BigBrotherFan

    REVOLUTION-nbc are complete idiots for going with the freakin 3 MONTH break here..When it retruns I’m calling a 2.1 even out of the voice. Remember people Xtina is NOT back next cycle instead its USHER and Shikura..NOT exactly headline grabbing singers like XTina.

    CeeLo is leaving too but thats not so damaging IMO

    Wow THE MOB DR is still alive and kickin ahaha how desperate is FOX and I say this from someone who actually watches and enjoys the program. Sure it ain’t gonna win any Golden Globes but its mindless fun and Jordana Spiro is a BABE!

    PARTNERS is DONE! Its actually kind of okay. You can’t say CBS didnt give it a fair shot! SOFIA BUSH get back on my TV SCREEN again soon!!! I actually think Brandon Routh is not bad comedy wise and I enjoy his character he should do more of this stuff. The other lead (not sure what his name is and I dont feel like looking up) the shorter dude thats with Sophias character is great, too! I kinda enjoy it. OH GREAT CANT WAIT FOR MORE FREAKIN BIG BANG THEROY RERUNS…YAWN…….AGH I do not see the appeal with that show AT ALL. I laughed more times at freakin TIM ALLENS comedy than that crap!

  • Steph


    Bones is coming back next season.

  • Tihomir

    BURNNNNNNNN for Revolution.

  • Sam

    Haha. :)
    Revolution is doing great . It is the highest rated show NBC has, so even if it loses more, it is still a hit for NBC. And crashing the competition. It a sure renewal. Go Revolution!!
    Not a fan of Castle but the show is keeping numbers after the lead in , a pretty weak one, that proves it has a loyal audience. Then is ABC, so Castle is doing good for them,
    But HFO is the big loser at 10 pm. It has a great lead in from Mike&Molly but drops as a rock after it. The 7 million viewers for a cop drama on CBS is just hilarious to read LOL. CBS should had canceled it when it failed to deliver the same number CSI Miami was getting. This was expected, the show has been trending down since the premiere 2 years ago.

  • melbye

    With the 4 month break Revolution is in trouble.

  • CrimTV

    lol Everyone thinks Revolution will fall a lot after the hiatus even though shows go on a 4 month hiatus over the Summer.

  • Oliver


    Something to do with Chiefs vs Steelers, perhaps?

  • Sarah



  • M.L.

    Why in the world is “Partners” still on the air?

  • joel

    I’ve also given up Revolution multiple times only to manually record just one more episode. Once I heard news of the three month hiatus I figured I can make it just three more episodes until the hiatus and see if they have a good enough cliffhanger to justify coming back to the show in the spring.

    I think the long hiatus’s on shows like Revolution and The Event is actually a good strategy for NBC that retains more viewers.

  • Todd

    Hawaii Five-0 is having a great season this year – much better than last! Too bad the numbers don’t reflect that thanks to the weaksauce incompatible line-up CBS has stuck it with!

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