Could 'Revolution' Get a Thanksgiving Boost? (Poll)

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November 19th, 2012

Update: Looks like most of you were too optimistic! Revolution scored a 2.6, even with last week.


Last week, Revolution fell to a 2.6 adults 18-49 rating, after the previous week's 2.8 adults 18-49 rating (which was the first to fall below a 3.0).  The show seems to be running out of steam week-over-week, and with the kids home from school and families on vacation, is it even possible for Revolution to get the boost it needs this week?  Make your predictions below, and tell us why in the comments.

  • rob60990

    2.3 :D

  • Bob

    Rob – I am a bit more generous…a 2.5

  • Jeff (Canada)

    I’m thinking a 2.5 or a 2.6. It’ll get the boost, but without the boost it would have hit a new low.

  • Kavyn

    Revolution is so screwed when it returns in March. NBC are idiots for waiting for The Voice to return. It just shows they have no confidence in their shows and they think a four month break is better than letting the show air on its own.

    I’m going to guess 2.8-2.9, wouldn’t be surprised if it’s between 2.6-2.7 though.

  • The End

    2.6-2.7 from me.

  • The End


    You’re right. Officially the network wants to give Revolution the best chance of success by pairing it with The Voice. Now if people lose interest during that time, they simply will change the channel after The Voice is over.

  • Tony ^_^

    Most shows are usually down the week of Thanksgiving… So a new low.


    I chose 2.6-2.7; I want to be optimistic, but not too optimistic.

  • Raykov

    You are wrong. NBC had a good strategy keeping it with The Voice. If you look back at ABC when DWTS was big, you could see the massive drop that Castle had between DWTS cycles.

  • Jeff R.

    Not so sure I buy into the doomsaying. The other NBC Lost-wannabees were all based on an extreme stinginess with answering the questions they set up, and all had “Come back March, when we might finally tell you what’s actually going on. Except that you really know by now that we won’t.”-based cliffhanger. Revolution, on the other hand, has been much more generous with the backstory, and looks to be headed towards a “So, now that you know all that and now that THAT just happened, come back and find out what happens next” model, and I think that if they pull it off right and think of the mid-season break as a mini-season’s finale, they won’t lose much over the break.

  • Joseph

    It will go up a bit, but in most of the country, it will go head-to-head with the biggest NFL game thus far this year (Chicago at San Francisco on ESPN).

    It will do best on the West Coast, where it will be broadcast after the football game ends (“Revolution” will air at 10 P.M. PST; the game will end at or shortly after 8:30 P.M. PST).

  • Wright

    3.0 ratings have only been dropping because of football not the quality of the show. DVR increase is still strong.

  • POIFanatic

    I’ll say 2.7.

    NFL has been screwing with the show. DVR viewership is still strong. Its also the only new show this season that actually managed to get better with every passing episode. It also has two awesome Led Zeppelin songs tonight! Now that will be truly amazing. I hope people tune in.

  • tv#1

    I really hope it gets at least a 2.8. I don’t want to see the ratings fall anymore. It would be nice to see the ratings level off at around a 2.8.

  • Joe

    Playing old Led Zeppelin songs is a big deal? That’s got to be the lamest attempt to get ratings. Why would anyone care about hearing old songs that they have heard a million times before?

  • iggy agrimotor

    Under 2.6. Revolution has fallen week-to-week 6 out of 7 times.

  • John

    @Joe: Then you can rest easy knowing nobody will be swayed into watching it just because of Led. I’m sure you prefer Beaver and Swift and all the other craptastic artistes that you’ve only listened to a hundred times. But some of us like real music in our shows. And Zeppelin songs are a big deal to any show that gets them.

  • CrimTV

    I really don’t want Revolution to fall again tonight, it’s the highest rated new show of the season, and I want it to keep it’s title, please!!

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  • Chris

    Revolution’s ratings drop far, far more often than they rise, so…yeah, I’d be shocked if it got any higher than a 2.5.

    The show hasn’t bottomed out yet, ratings-wise, but whatever NBC is doing to try and attract new viewers or keep the ones it has (or at least keep them from finding their remote controls so they can’t change the channel?), it hasn’t been enough. I expect Revolution’s numbers to keep slipping downward for a while longer unless NBC does something amazing with it soon.

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