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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  • mac

    @voice of reason

    I’m quite sure one of the negative posters here is someone who can’t stand the fact that O’Loughlin “broke up” with her by moving from L.A. to Hawaii and is enjoying relative success with H5-0. Sad, really…

    I’m amazed but not surprised at the numbers for a BBT repeat – that show is a monster and Monday nights have suffered greatly for its loss. 5-0 screwed the pooch last season with the Lori Weston/Joe White nonsense, and lost a portion of its audience it’s not going to get back – a shame, because so far this season is a VAST improvement over last.

  • Richard Steven Hack

    This Revolution episode was probably their best yet. It still sucks rocks. :-)

    Hawaii Five-O episode was pretty good. Vanessa Marcil was in fine form, as was McGarrett’s hot lady friend. I actually kept that episode on my hard drive. Only time I’ve seen Marcil before was in the movie “The Bannen Way”, where she played a similar sneaky but hot character. Michelle Borth was smokin’ in that T and cut-offs! :-)

  • eridapo

    For all those fighting about the 10PM shows, keep in mind that the 10PM hour for all Networks and every day of the week has been averaging a 2.0, so any show that does better than this is doing quite well.

    As the President of FX networks, John Landgraf, stated “The ‘DVR channel’ is the No. 1 network at 10 o’clock, by a two-to-one margin. Viewers are using the hour to catch up on the shows, and it’s eating into the live ratings.”


    Shows at this time are not only competing against what is airing live against them, but also what came before.

    For example,

    If you are someone who DVR’s the CBS comedies on Monday to watch The Voice, chances are that once the Voice is finished you would watch those comedies rather than what is airing after the Voice.

    This site no longer breaks the ratings information into the Live and the Same Day DVR Component, but data provided in another site last year, and Nielsen, would suggest that shows that aired at 8PM usually pick up 6/10 to 7/10s of their Live+SD ratings from DVR, the 9PM shows get 4/10s to 5/10s, and the 10PM shows 2/10s to 3/10s. This makes sense since the later a show airs the less likely it is that people would watch the episode that same night…. You also have to consider that HUT and PUT levels are lower for 10PM than they are for 8PM and 9Pm.

  • eridapo

    @ Bill or Robert,

    When you get the Live+SD ratings information for each day does your report break down the information as to what was the Live Component and what was the SD component?

  • ateofi

    The NCIS LA/ H50 crossover proved that NCIS viewers didn’t follow Hawaii 50.
    Why do u think CBS is going with a NCIS LA spin off when they could place h50 there. ? Because they know H50 would get even worse results on Tuesday, no way it would be getting a 3 6 lead in there. And they tried that in Australia and they had to move H50 away from NCIS LA after a few episodes because it was killing NCIS LA. They aired the crossover in a 2 hours special, viewers left for the first part, the H50 part, and came back for the second part with NCIS LA. NCIS are better shows that H50. They don’t match and CBS knows that.
    Thanks for some interesting insights – I didn’t know about NCIS LA spin off being prepared. As for the crossover – it definitely helped to boost the NCIS LA ratings. Still, I guess H50 fits better in Tuesday at 10 pm than “Vegas” which has terrible ratings with much less competition. But now with the spin off in preparation H50 will not be moved to Tuesday. I hope it’s not moved to Friday – it’s burn out slot.

  • kiber9

    Nice bump for Bones, it still gets no respect from FOX. Masked Scheduler gloating over Mob Dr to 1.2 and no mention of Bones at all. Lame.

  • Marie

    Revolution had its very best episode last night. From the Matheson reunion to the Miles and Monroe confrontation.

    The actor playing Monroe is called David Lyons and was not surprised at how good he was. Reminded me of his scene on ER when his character, Dr Brenner, talks about being raped as a kid. Blew me away then and thought he should have gotten an Emmy nod.

    For all the talks about some of the show’s worst actors, they have some great ones in him, Billy Burke, Elizabeth Mitchell and Giancarlo Esposito. Also loving Kim Raver on the show.

  • Wright

    H50 and Castle will probably increase in viewers during Revolutions absence, but when it returns it will take the lead again. It’s the best show of the three.

  • Tim

    Revolution was amazing yesterday. I was even hating the commercials because I wanted the show to continue. The cast is very likable now and Miles is a strong lead man.
    CBS should enjoy H50 going up during the hiatus because there is no way the Hawaii 50 remake will ever match that. It lacks good acting and good plot line. CBS should just be grateful Revolution didn’t premiere 3 years ago.

  • Ivy

    Love my H50!

  • Networkman

    Whoa! I am really excited and pleased about the performances of CBS scripted shows. Mike & Molly was hilarious. I was laughing throughout the entire show. In my opinion, it was one of its funniest episodes to date. I am so happy to see viewers returning. Over 10 million for 2 Broke Girls, Mike & Molly and Hawaii Five-O is so impressive.

    Without the competition from Revolution, I feel Hawaii Five-O would be even stronger. I still feel those two shows share an audience. CBS has to strongly consider creating a two hour comedy block on Thursday. 2 Broke Girl would be able to get high 4s consistently @9pm following new episodes of The Big Bang Theory. It would be an improvement over Person of Interest.

  • forg

    Yay for 2 Broke Girls and Mike & Molly ;)

  • eridapo


    An analysis released Monday by trade association TVB covering the first six weeks of the 2012-13 broadcast season shows that playback on DVRs in the top 25 markets is outpacing the national average by about 25% in adults 25-54. Time-shifting accounted for an average of 24.5% of all same-day viewing in Nielsen’s Local People Meter markets vs. 19.8% on the national level.


    Among genres, viewers are more likely to time-shift on the same day a program airs for comedies (27% in the big markets and 23.3% nationally) and reality shows (26.1% in the big markets and 20.7% nationally). This makes sense because comedies are shorter and therefore more conducive to squeezing into one’s schedule, while there is more of a time element connected to competition reality shows.

  • ateofi

    @Tim / Wright
    If this show is as good as you claim, why is it going on 4 months hiatus and will return together with new edition of “The voice”? It’s possible to shoot episodes and air simultaneously. H50 is currently shooting episode 12 and they air each week. NBC will not risk airing “Revolution” with weaker lead-in or completely on its own, because the show would tank quickly, as it was already loosing viewers and demo in the last 4 weeks.

  • brian

    Good lord Big Bang Theory is a monster. It repeats as a top 5 show and its repeat propelled 2bg and m&m into the stratosphere.

    Nice for Revolution. Hoping for a 3.0 return.

  • Greg


    You’ve hit the nail on the head regarding REVOLUTION and NBC. Of course NBC is not willing to let it live without its Voice lead-in. Because if the Voice was not in front of new episodes of Revolution the ratings would slowly begin to decline and deteriorate. NBC knows what they are doing. They don’t want to embarrass themselves with their highly rated show (thanks to the Voice lead in) tanking so they put it on hiatus until the Voice airs again in the spring. What a load is what I have to say to this. Revolution is a cheaply produced show…its actors they’ve hired are cheaply paid…their writers are either has-been writers or they are just plain horrible writers getting paid on the cheap…NBC is making a friggin fortune off this show!!! Greedy NBC!!!

  • Networkman

    FOX may have to consider keeping Mob Doctor. I would love to see it on Friday Night. Its competition against The Voice, DWTS and the 2 CBS comedies were too tough for it and it was never really able to thrive. I feel it may do better than Touch.

    Also, I really enjoyed Hawaii Five-O last night. Vanessa was a great guest star.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “FOX may have to consider keeping Mob Doctor.”

    Not even in their most fevered dreams.

  • Nick


    I feel it may do better than Touch.

    And I feel pigs will fly.

  • CrimTV


    NBC aren’t greedy, networks WANT money, for this past 5 or so years NBC has been doing terribly and to stop that success that they have now by potentially moving Revolution from The Voice is just plain stupid.

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