TV Ratings Monday: 'Revolution', 'The Voice', & 'Dancing With the Stars' Up; '2 Broke Girls', 'Mike & Molly' & 'Hawaii Five-0' Hit Season Highs

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November 27th, 2012

Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 3.8/9 3.1/8 1.8/4 1.7/4 1.7/4 0.5/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 3.0/9 2.1/6 1.7/5 1.5/4 1.1/3 0.6/2
Total Viewers (million) 11.025 10.15 4.285 5.959 9.335 0.940


Last night’s Monday Night Football game (Panthers/Eagles) was simulcast on the NBC affiliate in Charlotte. As a result, the NBC numbers may be inflated  and subject to more than typical adjustments in the finals.

NBC was number one with adults 18-49, and with total viewers.

On NBC, The Voice earned a 4.2 adults 18-49 rating, up 14% from last week's 3.7 adults 18-49 rating. Revolution scored a 2.9 among adults 18-49, up 12% from last week's series-low 2.6. Your predictions were a little pessimistic.

On CBS, How I met Your Mother earned a 3.4 among adults 18-49, up 17% from last week's 2.9. 2 Broke Girls scored a season high 4.0 among adults 18-49, up 18% from last week’s 3.4. Mike & Molly earned a season-high 3.6 adults 18-49, up 24% from last week's 2.9. Hawaii Five-O notched  a season-high 2.3 adults 18-49 rating, up 5% from last week’s 2.2.

On ABC, the one hour Dancing With the Stars performance finale scored a 2.6 adults 18-49 rating, up 8% from a 2.4 for last week’s two hour episode but down 26% from a 3.5 for last fall’s performance finale. The season premiere of  Extreme Makeover: Home Edition earned a 1.3 adults 18-49 rating down 7% from a 1.4 for its previous season finale on Friday, January 13, 2012. A second hour of the show earned a 1.2 adults 18-49 rating, way down from Castle’s typical performance in the time period.

On FOX, Bones scored a 2.3 among adults 18-49, up 15% from last week's 2.0. The Mob Doctor garnered a 1.2, up 33% from last week's 0.9 adults 18-49 rating.

On the CW, 90210 earned a 0.5 adults 18-49 rating, up 25% from last week's 0.4. Gossip Girl scored a 0.4 adults 18-49 rating, even with last week.

Broadcast primetime ratings for Monday, November 26, 2012:

Net Show 18-49 Rtg/Shr Viewers (millions)
NBC The Voice (8-10:01PMPM) 4.2/10 12.185
CBS How I Met Your Mother 3.4/9 8.772
ABC Dancing With the Stars 2.6/7 16.03
FOX Bones 2.3/6 7.919
CW 90210 0.5/1 1.033
CBS The Big Bang Theory - R 3.2/8 8.998
CBS 2 Broke Girls 4.0/10 11.675
ABC Extreme Makover: Home Edition 1.3/3 6.738
FOX The Mob Doctor 1.2/3 3.998
CW Gossip Girl 0.4/1 0.846
CBS Mike & Molly 3.6/8 11.245
NBC Revolution 2.9/8 8.704
CBS Hawaii Five -0 2.3/6 10.106
ABC Extreme Makover: Home Edition 1.2/3 5.236

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," 3.1/8; CBS's "Late Show with David
> Letterman," 2.3/6 with an encore; and ABC's combo of "Nightline,"
> 3.0/7; 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," 1.0/5; "Late Show," 0.6/3 with
> an encore; "Nightline," 0.9/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.
> * At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.4/5 in
> metered-market households with an encore) beat CBS's first-run "Late
> Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.2/4). In the 25 markets with Local
> People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49 with an encore) tied "Late
> Late Show" (0.4/3).
> * At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.9/4 in
> metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/2 in adults 18-49
> in the 25 markets with local people meters.
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    Very glad to see “The Mob Doctor” tick up!! Maybe I’m a lonely fool out here, but I’m really enjoying “TMD”! While the premise may be flaky (though based on a true story), the cast is great, characterization super — and some great plot twists. After the disappointing early cancellation of last season’s “The Chicago Code,” it was great to see Jennifer Beals back in action last night! (No, I’m NOT in anyway connected with the production. I live neither near Hollywood or Chicago.)

  • larrywitness

    I still cant believe how ABC hands REVOLOUTION a win every week with tired old shows like Castle and extreme makeover.

  • SJ

    Curious uptick for The Mob Doctor. The Jennifer Beals effect?

    Just a small correction: this isn’t technically the “season premiere” of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, since the show was cancelled last year. This is just a series of holiday specials.

    Am I the only one who is annoyed at Paul Lee? The man keeps living in the past. Resurrecting Extreme Makeover, Wife Swap, TGIF and even Secret Millionaire (from Fox)… all of which, by the way, landed with a thud. Scrap ’em all once and for all and just move on! Also, greenlighting stuff like Work It, Charlie’s Angels and The Neighbors? Ugh, when’s the new guy coming in?

  • Flame

    This TBBT repeat did better than 70-80% or so of the regular scheduled shows across the week on all networks.

  • ateofi

    Let me help @K here.
    I have something smart to say about H5o ratings. A 2.3 demo after a huge 3.6 lead is PATHETIC.
    I understand you don’t like H50, but it would be good if you did simple math and compared “The voice” with 4.2 demo with “Revolution” which got 2.9 demo ratings. And the difference is… yes it’s 1.3 just like in case of M&M and H50. So it’s pathetic as well! And if you take into consideration that it was mid-season finale then “Revolution” looks even worse. Also thisd show lost over 3 milion viewers to its lead and H50 lost 1 milion viewers. Sorry pal, but math is in favour of H50 in this case.

  • Suna

    CBS improved but one has to wonder if dwts gone from 9pm helped 2BG and M@M. Ad Hawaii 50 didn’t improve much and lost a big part of the demo from M@M.
    Wonder what CBS has in mind. They have a problem at 8:30 and 10 pm. Weak slots there. They cannot sit down and take the awful numbers wishing for the other networks’s hiatus to start soon so they can get better numbers.
    And FOX has The Following on January, that looks very strong.

  • Mike


    I thought November sweeps ended on Nov. 21st, so the fact that this week (in some cases) is new episodes really surprised me. I know ABC (at least w/Happy Endings and Don’t Trust the B) are not airing new episodes this week.

    Then again, the TV season started late this year, at least calendar wise, so maybe the networks know what they are doing. March is a dead month because of March Madness.

  • John A

    Revolution is utter unwatchable trash. But still its a hit and will be renewed. It has the voice as a lead in after its break so its very safe unfortunatley.

  • @Ateofi

    And what u ladies don’t seem to uderstand is that this is not H50 against Revolution or against Castle. It is about H50 against the other cbs 10 PM shows, and when you compare that, H50 got the biggest lead in of any other 10 PM CBS show but only got a 2.3 demo. Which makes it the bigger loser for CBS. A very expensive loser show paying for weekly guest stars to compensate the weak acting of Alex O.
    Revolution is winner for NBC. H50 is a loser for CBS. Different networks.

  • karioloughlin

    GO Hawaii five-0 GO!!!! it was really a great episode:)THE BEST IS STILL TO COME ;)

  • John

    I don’t understand why all the supposed sensible haters of Revolution ignore the fact that Go On has dropped to a 2 even with the Voice as a lead-in and just say nonsense.

  • Ashley Crawford

    Revolution was so good as well as the ratings.Love the show and would love for even more people to join in watching.

  • Methix

    H50 Needs to be moved to after NCIS LA , its clear M&M viewers have no interest in it, It only got a 2.3 i reckon because it shares viewers with castle and allot of castle viewers would have been watching H50 last night.
    I hope it gets adjusted up in finals but, Even though it was a season high in the demo and total viewers it didnt do that great considering its lead in which shows me it doesn’t do that well with sitcoms as a lead in anymore , Ignore all those H50 Haters , Only thing its in danger of ATM is being moved to another nite. I really hope it goes up in finals though.

  • Ryan

    If you show TBBT…they will watch. 3.2 repeat is huge.

  • ateofi

    Wonder what CBS has in mind. They have a problem at 8:30 and 10 pm. Weak slots there. They cannot sit down and take the awful numbers wishing for the other networks’s hiatus to start soon so they can get better numbers.
    There are plenty things that have to be taken into consideration. First of all CBS screwed up monday schedule big time because they wanted to strenghten Thursday, also because “Two and a half men” was declining rapidly in ratings and it’s gotten quite expensive show to produce – just take salary of Ashton Kutscher (700.000$ per episode) and the rest of the cast (for comparison H50 Alex O’Loughlin earns 110.000$ per episode). Second of all NBC has finally produced the show – sort of post-apocalyptic adventure/ s-fi able to attract viewers thanks to interesting premise especially now when we talk about “end of the world” and december 2012. This show is cleverly paired with very strong demo ratings show “The voice” and it was widely marketed – cudos to NBC for smart advertising. Also you have to notice general collapse of 10 pm slot across the week – most shows strugle with worse demo than H50 or “Castle” and some of them are new like “Vegas” , “Nasville” or “666 park avenue” – already cancelled. I red in other posts that at 10 pm big DVR watching starts – people watch shows they recorded earlier.
    As for CBS – they at least reacted pretty fast and pulled “Partners” out of schedule and put the rerun of their highest ratings comedy at 8:30. As for H50 – sitcom is not very compatible lead-in for an action show so no surprise there. The same situation is with talent show being lead-in to genre show – that’s why “Revolution” loses such big demo and overall viewship from “The voice” – the differences were even 1.6 in previous weeks.

  • Andrew

    Wooo! Bones!

  • ateofi

    And what u ladies don’t seem to uderstand is that this is not H50 against Revolution or against Castle. It is about H50 against the other cbs 10 PM shows, and when you compare that, H50 got the biggest lead in of any other 10 PM CBS show but only got a 2.3 demo.
    Your hatred for H50 clearly clouds your judment. “Revolution” also has the strongest lead-in out of all 10 pm NBC shows and it still loses up to 1.6 in the demo (look at the ratings from 2-3 weeks ago). Also other CBS shows don’t compete with “Castle”, “Revolution” and monday night football.

  • Anthony Parello (AP076)

    ” we talk about “end of the world” and december 2012″

    There are a lot of theories about why Revolution is successful but this one is insane. I don’t know a soul talking about or even thinking about 12/21/12.

    The Mayan calender maker simply got tired. Period. End of story. :-)

  • Anthony Parello (AP076)


    ““Revolution” also has the strongest lead-in out of all 10 pm NBC shows”

    I believe Revolution also has the strongest lead-in out of all 10pm shows on all networks.

  • Sarah

    Bummed about HFO.
    CBC comedies were up, great numbers, and HFO only a 2.3 demo. I was hoping for more, not even Castle was on.Viewers have dumpped the show.Ugh
    And it is not improving much anymore after the dvr numbers.

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