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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  • Ram510

    I’m happy HIMYM is up its been really good the past couple weeks. Maybe CBS will go for a 9th and final season after all. Seriously what else do they have? Especially if they cancel Rules of Engagement and keep the Thursday comedy block.

    And can they cancel Partners already and hurry up and bring back Rules of Engagement

  • CBSViewer

    I’m still convince FOX made a big mistake when they moved Bones to Monday. It was great and really high rated on Thursday after American Idol. Next season it will be moving on Friday for its last two seasons.

  • Sarah

    I blame last week’s epi of Bones for this week’s numbers.

  • Kevin Somerhalder

    I agree with you, CBSViewer. FOX killed Bones by moving it to Monday. This series deserves so much better.

  • Paulo PT

    3, 2, 1 Partners off the air next week!

  • Bad Wolf


    Better ratings than Castle and Hawaii Five-0, of course. But when it comes to renewal, I doubt NBC will look at Castle and Five-0 ratings to make a decision. Plus, while Castle and Five-0 already showed what they’re capable of and aren’t likely to drop that much this spring (not to ention the syndication deals), Revolution is still bleeding 18-49 viewers and has to survive the big hiatus NBC planned this winter.
    Remember, if the season was ending now, of course Revolution would be renewed. But the season ends in May, and the skies seem to be slowly but surely darkening.

  • Glue

    90210 & GG UP! YEAH! Why isn’t that in the title? :/

  • Oliver


    I don’t follow the NFL closely, but I believe something weird/unexpected happened during the game which may have caused people to turn over.

  • DougF

    Ya Gossip Girl and 90210 were pre-empted in Kansas City for the football game. Expect them to be adjusted down

  • riley

    I really liked Bones last night. it was one of the better episodes they’ve had for a while.

  • KS

    Dear Eric Kripke,

    If at all Revolution fails, you can completely attribute that reason to the female lead. Let me tell you, as far as casting is considered, in case of Revolution you are not even half-lucky as you were during Supernatural casting. Didn’t you watch LOST? Don’t you remember how ridiculously the story was written and how jerky was the character development? But it became a huge success only because of actors and their great acting skills. Revolution is thousands of time better and is still failing to impress only because of excess screen-time given to the undeserving lead, who acts worse than guest stars in the show. And also, you are concentrating too much on family aspect. I hope it reduces as we proceed further. I have absolutely no problem about it, but making Charlie center of every family scene is a big mistake. Chemistry is NEVER going to work between Miles and Charlie, if that is what you are trying to portray. You know that family bond and more importantly brotherly bond was the main reason behind Supernatural’s success. But I don’t really think it works on this show. Charlie can never be Dean Winchester, so please quit trying to make her that.

    Yours Sincerely,
    A Supernatural Fan

  • Todd

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

    ^^^And Revolution can thank The Voice for that!

  • TVDude

    I kind of saw this happening with Revolution. It had a decent pilot, but it’s too slow to last too long. NBC said they wanted more broad shows and Revolution is far from that. People either can’t catch up or don’t care, probably both. Stories like Revolution are better off as movies that can be resolved in two hours. The attention span of most people is just not long enough to last several seasons.

    I kind of expected The Voice to go down. Its live shows are kind of boring and it’s also been rather strong this season. It still is strong, pulling above a 4.0…. on NBC. X-Factor fans would go nuts if it were to all the sudden pull a 4.3 on Wednesday. We would never hear the end of it.

  • mindilee

    It’s not that I don’t watch other shows but Hawaii Five-0 is the one that i won’t miss. Yes, some are hit or miss – like any show but last night was absolutely amazing – Scott Caan really showed what he can do as an actor and his range of emotions with Alex and little Teilor was phenomenal. The twist near the end had us almost in tears with all the police cars!

    This show is worth watching. Give it another try people!

  • Nick

    I doubt Revolution will drop to 1.5 range when it comes back in the spring (March). The Voice is still it’s lead-in in the spring and NBC will probably do a big promotional push for the comeback of it’s two top-rated show in the spring. The Event and Flashforward dropped significantly during their return after a long hiatus because when they aired their last episodes in the winter, the ratings are around the 2.0 range and significantly dropping. Believe it or not, people actually watch Revolution – it averages 12 million viewers and around 5.0 with LIVE+7 factored in. Revolution will be fine (well..for now)

  • DougF

    Just read DTWS and Castle were shown on the Kansas City CW instead of Gossip Girl and 90210

  • Dan S

    Partners is toast & the Revolution will go on. For those cheering for its demise is there another show you’re waiting for ? Deception isn’t it & guaranteed that show will bomb out. I’m confident RVN will return to healthy numbers after its hiatus & will without any doubt get a 2nd season. Its won its timeslot every single time this season & should finish strong with the fall finale in 2 weeks.

  • Alan

    90210 is back. I hope Gossip Girl reaches the million viewers soon ;)

  • Sarah

    @CBSViewer & @Kevin Somerhalder

    I agree with you. And I will be really PO’d if it gets moved to Fridays.

  • Statix

    People are complaining about Revolution performing bad, but it’s still beating Castle and Hawaii Five-0 every Monday.

    Why would NBC cancel something that, for the time being, is beating the competition? Not many NBC tv shows win a timeslot. Last year, NBC had The Playboy Club airing from 10 pm to 11 pm. The worst amount of viewers for Revolution is still 2 million more viewers that The Playboy Club’s best amount of viewers.

    Revolution started great, but the whining of that chick is starting to get annoying. Dump her, and continue with the rest.

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