TV Ratings Monday: 'The Mob Doctor', 'Dancing With the Stars' & 'Hawaii Five-0' Up, 'Revolution' Flat + 'The Voice' Hits Season Low

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November 20th, 2012

Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 3.3/9 2.6/7 2.2/6 1.7/4 1.4/4 0.4/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 2.6/8 1.7/5 1.3/4 1.6/5 1.2/4 0.4/1
Total Viewers (million) 9.375 8.470 12.883 4.198 5.125 0.743


Last night’s Monday Night Football game (Bears/49ers) was simulcast on the CBS affiliate in San Francisco. As a result, the CBS 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 3.7, down sharply from last week's 4.4 adults 18-49 rating. Revolution was even with last week's 2.6 among adults 18-49. Your predictions were too optimistic.

On CBS, How I Met Your Mother was even with last week's 3.0 among adults 18-49. 2 Broke Girls scored a 3.4, up two tenths from last week's 3.2 among adults 18-49. Mike & Molly earned a 2.9, down a tenth from last week's 3.0 adults 18-49 rating. Hawaii Five-O notched a 2.2, up a tenth from last week's 2.1 adults 18-49 rating.

On ABC, Dancing With the Stars scored a 2.3, up two tenths from last week's 2.1. Castle earned a 2.0, up a tenth from last week's 1.9 adults 18-49 rating.

On FOX, Bones scored a 2.0, up a tenth from last week's 1.9 among adults 18-49. The Mob Doctor garnered a 0.9, also up a tenth from last week's 0.8 adults 18-49 rating.

On the CW, 90210 earned a 0.4, down two tenths from last week's 0.6 adults 18-49 rating. Gossip Girl scored a 0.3, down a tenth from last week's 0.4 adults 18-49 rating.

Broadcast primetime ratings for Monday, November 19 2012:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM NBC The Voice (8-10PM) 3.7 9 10.54
CBS How I Met Your Mother 3.0 8 7.87
ABC Dancing With the Stars: All Stars (8-10PM) 2.3 6 14.08
FOX Bones 2.0 5 7.12
CW 90210 0.4 1 0.78
8:30 PM CBS Two and a Half Men -R 2.1 5 6.37
9:00PM CBS 2 Broke Girls 3.4 8 9.74
FOX The Mob Doctor 0.9 2 3.13
CW Gossip Girl 0.3 1 0.70
9:30PM CBS Mike & Molly 2.9 7 9.24
10:00PM NBC Revolution 2.6 7 7.04
CBS Hawaii Five-O 2.2 6 8.80
ABC Castle 2.0 5 10.48

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," 2.9/7; CBS's "Late Show with David
Letterman," 2.5/6; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.2/8; and "Jimmy
Kimmel Live," 1.6/5.  

*	In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results
were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.9/4; "Late Show," 0.8/4;
"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" (1.3/4).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late
Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49) tied "Late Late Show" (0.4/2).

*	At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.9/4 in
metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/3 in adults 18-49
in the 25 markets with local people meters.


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  • Tessa


    I’m glad and envious that you’re enjoying the show. Trust me I want that too. I want to root for Kripke’s new offspring because I need another show to feel passionate about. Supernatural is not going to stay around forever.

    But I wanted to feel the same things you felt. I wanted to feel Miles’ hesitation about killing Monroe. The problem was that the flashback/hallucination/memory scene was too late. So far we never saw them interact in the past or present. We only heard that they were once best friends, told instead of shown. Why should I believe in my gut that Miles would hesitate to kill Monroe when all I’ve seen from both sides has been animosity and no emotional connection between them? Not like when John for example told Dean to kill Sam. At that point in Supernatural we had had endless scenes about how much Dean cares about Sam so it helped us feel Dean’s hesitation in our guts.

    Similarly with Miles and Charlie. Again I want to feel this uncle/niece connection. But it’s just there. The foundation isn’t built strong enough to make me feel for them. Make me pull for Charlie to open her eyes and come back to Miles because for me there’s no difference between her staying with her father or going back to Miles. The thread is barely stronger on that side and it’s because the show focuses too much on telling us things through other characters (like you mentioned with Nora) than showing us and letting us feel through them.

    I wasn’t expecting Kripke to carbon copy his other show exactly. I did however hope that, as far as character development went at least, he would bring his unique brand of magic to this one too.

  • Terry

    I believe The Voice ended at 10:01 if I’m not mistaken, so Revolution may adjust down 1 tenth.

    ******** SPOILER ALERT*******************

    The best part of last night’s episode of Revolution was
    when Charlie was knocked out, and I was on the edge of my seat hoping that her injuries were worse than it looked because the show would be so much better without her. She is either the worst actor or her character is the most badly written. Either way, Charlie must go for Revolution to survive.

  • dendu

    I was optimistic about Revolution rating wise…
    The main plot is interesting, it has many potential. Every week I give it ‘another’ chance, but… it is simply boring.

  • richierich

    I used to like coming to this site and talking intelligently about ratings. But with the childish arguments and name calling I think it’s time to move on. May I suggest anyone who wants to respectfully talk about ratings go to other sites. I now say this site is a “flop” compared to what it used to be.
    This is a sandbox for obnoxious children.
    To all the intelligent posters, take care and good luck.
    To the rest of you, GROW UP!

  • Terry

    There was also a DWTS overrun, but looking at the half hours, Castle may not adjust down. Fingers-crossed.

    Love Castle and last night’s episode was a great mix of intrigue and romance.
    It would also be hilarious if Beckett’s dad and Castle’s mom hooked up. LOL

  • Bleh

    Revolution is a great show. All the negative posts about the show are from those nuts fans of Alex Oloughlin. They did the same last year with Castle and Smash. Man, he has the worst fans.

  • traywana

    Another sad pathetic outing for Castle.

  • BJH

    Gossip Girl grew out of 90210’s second half. I think 90210 is dead(er) than GG was last year. It should bow out in May.

  • dendu

    @richierich I’m sorry, you are right.
    I think if there’s no extra competition next week Revolution will go up, due to ‘fall finale’ (but maximum to a 2.8)
    What happened to the Voice? :O

  • Drew

    As someone who is enjoying The Mob Doctor a lot. I’m glad to see a slight increase. I know it’s dead in the water, which is unfortunate, all I can hope for is the remaining episodes will wrap up the storyline and do it justice. It almost makes me wish though that I never watched it, as Last Resort has already been announced as cancelled, both new shows this year that I have gotten into will be no longer. Guess I’ll just roll with the punches and look forward to “Hannibal” hopefully coming in the Spring and that it performs well.

  • Terry

    What happened to CBS’s comedy block on Mondays? The ratings for the 2 hour block fell about a whole ratings point since their Spring finales. CBC may have shot themselves in the foot for moving 2HM to Thursdays. Although the show is prospering behind TBBT, this strategic move is not helping POI as much as they had hoped.

    Partners may have not been a hit, but 2HM reruns are not doing any better. Reruns of TBBT would probably have done much better. I guess CBS is holding Rules of Engagement until mid-season.

  • Tessa


    I was on the edge of my seat hoping that her injuries were worse than it looked because the show would be so much better without her.

    I was laughing at their attempt at suspense. OMG, is she going to wake up??? I was like, “Stop it! We all know she is going to. She’s the lead FFS!” It would’ve been cool though if she hadn’t.

    And you know the creators are out of ideas when you’ve seen the exact same dream sequence on a Japanese Anime long time ago. Fushigi Yuugi did the same near dead-hallucination plus meeting a dead loved one (also a father,) with one of its character, and even went as far as throwing a wedding for the said character. In that case though, even though is was a cartoon, it worked because I actually liked that character and wasn’t praying to all the Olympus gods hat he wouldn’t wake up.


    The main plot is interesting, it has many potential.

    that’s all this show has had since it started. Potential.

  • Zth

    @ Samuel @ Guest
    How did the X-Factor ratings go up once the live shows started? It seems more like they were in the 3’s before, and once the live shows started they took a HUGE dip to a 2.3 and then rised a bit to 2.5.
    And obviously, Christina is not as relevant as she was ten years ago. Yet, Adam Levine is the true judge star on The Voice – just look at the fact that One More Night lead the Bilboard top 100 for the last ten weak, Payphone was second for six weeks last summer, and Moves Like Jagger was a HUGE, HUGE hit last year. There are extremely few artists as popular and relevant as Adam Levine right now.

  • POIFanatic

    @Tessa: Shown? Seriously? The earlier episodes featured their friendship. This one cemented their old relationship by having Monroe hug Miles enthusiastically. The scene itself was pretty awesome. I think this is the best new show of the season. People just have to start paying more attention.

  • Tv

    terrible picture for the ratings. that guy was the worse singer of the night.

  • Tina

    Hawaii 50 should had been canceled in the first season. I understand about the syndication deal, but those Hawaii numbers each Monday are a big slap in the face for cbs. They are hilarious.
    I think TNT will think twice before signing another deal for a show in the first season.

  • Guest

    I never said XFactor ratings went up. You’re right tho Adam Levine is the only relevant pop star in that judge panel.

  • Overdamoon


    The San Francisco CBS affiliate pre-empted programming for the Mon. Night Football game – 49’ers vs. the Bears. I’m assuming the Chicago affiliate did the same if not a few other markets. So I’m also *assuming* some of the CBS numbers will be adjusted accordingly.

    MNF and after-game show were over by 9PM in San Francisco so 2BG, M&M and H50 were preempted.

    As for Chicagoland, I was told that an independent local channel WCIU broadcasted the game while their channel 2 (CBS) was airing regular Monday lineups.

  • John A

    Castle was good thankfully. The last 2 were stinkers

  • Joseph

    “Dancing With The Stars” may have been the only show (broadcast or cable) last night that may have outdrawn ESPN’s “NFL Monday Night Football” (Chicago at San Francisco)…………maybe!

    Given that it was the biggest game of the year so far in the NFL, it’s possible that it might have been the most-watched TV program of the night.

    Had it been on a broadcast network, it would probably have been the most-watched program thus far of the 2012/2013 TV season.

    If both San Francisco and New England stay hot, their Sunday-night showdown in suburban Boston on December 10th (on NBC-TV) will probably become the most-watched TV program of the season up to that point and might challenge for the title of the most-watched NFL regular-season telecast ever.

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