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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  • POI

    NO Revolution should go UP and i think 90210 will adjust down because its kinda impossible for it to rise this much just like that.

  • Mickey

    It’s a shame, Bones dropped when it was a brilliant West-Wing calibre episode. And Castle went up when it was one of my least favourites, seeing as I’m not a fan of the documentary/found footage style, though it was still a good story.

    The new Supernatural showrunner should take note. The Bones episode is a good example of how you give your lead actors a break. Even though Bones, Booth, Hodges, Angela, and Cam weren’t in much of this ep, the little parts they were in had big impact. And with five secondary characters–the “Squinterns”–leading the show in a very entertaining way, the lead characters weren’t missed.

    And the Castle episode was documentary/found footage done right. While still giving it the documentary feel, the camera work was good enough and steady enough it wasn’t irritating or nauseating. And they had fun with it, with Beckett being pissed off at the camera and everyone else pandering to it.

    I’m not worried about Revolution yet. 2.6 is still plenty good on NBC.

  • OMG

    What a weird pattern here. Broadcast shows just get killed season after season. Hiatus = killing a show.

    Cable Hiatus = Returning on a series high.

    And I do notice how fickle broadcast shows tend to be. For example, The Walking Dead had a bunch of unspectacular episodes. Dexter had a season that even fans agree is unspectacular. It still manages to come back higher. Never seemed to hurt the ratings. A broadcast show has one bad episode, hits low the next episode. I do have to wonder what exactly is happening.

  • Leoben Conoy

    @I don’t watch Revolution…but why does it keep falling?

    It keeps falling because the people who watch are starting to catch on to the fact that the show is absolute garbage!

    Lemmings will follow something for only so long before they eventually wisen up.

  • john

    Revolution lost a million viewers over the course of the hour and .4 from the demo. This cannot be spun into a positive.

  • MB

    A series low and still better ratings than “Castle” or “Hawaii Five-0.”

  • Michael

    Lol, is it just me or everyday the question is asked, “Why is everything down?”

  • RyanCanada

    Lol M&M and 2BG were soo hilarious lol and Bones was such a good episode

  • Bad Wolf

    @ Chris

    Revolution is already on a downward trend. Plus, it will soon be on a several months hiatus. Ask the Event and FlashForward fans about that : both shows left the air in December and returned in March with pathetic ratings, before being cancelled after 1 season. I don’t watch Revolution but from what I know it’s another one of those “New Lost” shows, serialized with a specific concept.
    Plus, advertisers, as far as I know, don’t care if a show is beating competition or not when they pay for commercial breaks. They’re only interested in the show’s numbers and nothing else.

  • CBSViewer

    I’m not a Revolution fan but I’m not afraid it will be Renewed for sure. Don’t forget it airs on NBC so a 2.6 is VERY good for the network.

  • eridapo

    @ Oliver

    Football is on every Monday, and it hasn’t affected the Voice so why would last night be different. Pittsburg draws well, but KC is awful this year so I wouldn’t expect the game to generate huge numbers outside their respected markets.

  • John A

    Please the only reason Revolution wont fall after its break it still has its lead in. If moved to lets say Thursday at 10pm it get mid 1s

  • r0ckmypants

    @CrimTV – The difference is that shows perform stronger in the fall than the spring. Summer hiatus and winter hiatus cause different results, and historically the latter is damaging.

  • CrimTV

    @Bad Wolf

    FlashForward already had bad ratings before the hiatus

  • Patty

    I can’t believe Hawaii Five O was in last place. It was a fantastic episode as usual. It even had a One Direction song in it. Anyone who misses Hawaii Five O is missing out on high quality action entertainment!!!!!

  • Adam

    FINALLY 90210

  • dantas


    Half hours for 90210 were 0.7/0.6. So, actually, there’s a chance of it adjusting up… :p

  • Dude

    i doubt castle will get adjusted down alone. if the football match had any influence on the ratings, DWTS and castle will both go down. anyway, as long as castle stays in the 2s its good to go. still weak of course, but could be much more worse for ABC.

  • Kaio

    Why CW’s shows up? Was there any special episode yesterday?

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