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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  • Nick

    Yay for Revolution, Mike & Molly & 2BG! :( for EMHE

    Fox and CBS had great days.

    I’m surprised Bones did so well. Wasn’t it supposed to be a filler episode?

    Screw Friend Me & Rules. TBBT repeats should be in that slot full-time. It boosted the entire night.

    Nice for DWTS. What happened to EMHE?

    CW & NBC are meh. NBC will be adjusted down.

  • Alan

    Woohoo, great for my Monday shows! All up from last week. (2 Broke Girls, 90210, and GG)

  • Melissa


    Yay for Revolution, Mike & Molly & 2BG! for EMHE

    Fox and CBS had great days.

    I’m surprised Bones did so well. Wasn’t it supposed to be a filler episode?

    Screw Friend Me & Rules. TBBT repeats should be in that slot full-time. It boosted the entire night.

    Nice for DWTS. What happened to EMHE?

    CW & NBC are meh. NBC will be adjusted down.

    If NBC isn’t adjusted down, it’s not “meh”. It won the night.

  • Bern

    2 Broke Girls was HILARIOUS last night and great job at those ratings. 2BG is becoming a huge success like TBBT, Two and a Half Men, and Modern Family.

  • bluejays

    @Sarah. Well in the UK and most of Europe the position is the opposite to that in Aus (who cares what people watch in Aus?). HFO regularly does the best out of the US shows on Sky. It beats NCIS LA hands down week in and week out.

    And NCIS LA doesn’t deserve singing about, US wise, this season. It’s currently doing worse than POI, the Monday comedies and CM with way less competition.

    Whereas HFO’s performance is pretty on the ball compared to the other ten pm shows on CBS.

    And anyway the two shows are in different time slots so what was your point? And why do you care what a show on at a different time does? How has HFO offended you as a LA fan? Or are you a nutty Moonlight dame????????

  • jake3988

    A 3.2 for a TBBT repeat at a time and day it’s not normally on. Wow.

    And it immensely lifts the rest of the lineup too.

    CBS should seriously considering doing that permanently. That’d be an economic bonanza.

  • Petar Ivanov

    @ So very true. Everything just clicked into place and kept on improving in Supernatural from season 2 to season 5. If Revolution’s finale is anything to go by, we’re in for an epic ride.

    Yea but Supernatural was on WB tv, CW etc. Not on big 4 networks where there are no time fo developing story, characters etc. So first season was very important to be the success wich is until now. Will see if nest season stay at 10pm or NBC move it like lead-in at 8 pm.

  • Charlie Sheen

    What was interesting last night was that 10pm hour, I knew Castle affected Hawaii Five-0 and we saw it last night. This just shows you that CBS should capitalize on a move of Hawaii Five-0 to Tuesdays at 10pm behind LA. I’ll wait for Revolution’s final numbers but I imagine it still scoring well for them in the finals.

    CBS just doesn’t look right without Partners, sorry.

    FOX should play a wait and see game with Mob Doctor and see what happens when DWtS and The Voice is done. I think Mob Doctor has some legs that haven’t grown just yet.

    Good luck to General Hospital alum Kelly Monaco tonight as she has a chance to become the show’s first and only 2-time champion.

  • Sarah


    Turns out my dad is from UK and we travel there at least twice a year. Sky is just a small pay channel that u cannot compare at all with American networks when u talk ratings.. For starters when they aired H50 very few US shows were airing at the same time , most were on hiatus, so saying it was doing well for them means nothing . This show is not doing well in Europe. Getting modest results all over the place. Europeans love CSI Miami. NCIS, The Mentalist, Person of Interest ,Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead and Homeland. Take your time and read International TV news,
    I never watched Moonlight but I heard it sucked. So I am not one of those nuts, but obviously you are :)

  • mandy

    Bones was terrible last night, I couldn’t even finish it. It’s sad because that show used to be really good, and now is just meh.

  • David

    Mob Doctor up. Lets hope it keeps going. GREAT SHOW!!!!

  • K


    Sure, I’m glad RVN is doing well, it is a much better show than H50. My beef with H50 is that Jack Lord did not have to go around shirtless to get respect, as well as neither he nor Danno bed hopped.

  • Wilson

    With more mob, less doctor, the Mob Doctor’s ratings are up. They should keep that up. Jennifer Beals and her character are great additions. Someone needs to cast her as a regular in a series.

  • K

    Some hate H50, because it is bad

  • Capitalist Infidel

    Does anyone know if the fall finale will be shown in the Charlotte North Carolina area? Or will they show it in the winter?

  • Barbie

    With Private Practice gone, Castle will be the only ABC show I’ll still watch. They have a horrible schedule right now. CBS has the best show, and even NBC has been coming up with better stuff.

  • Capitalist Infidel

    I should have said the fall finale of Revolution since it was preempted by monday night football

  • brian I

    Revolution’s year finale ‘cliff hanger’ was dumb, i expected more from that episode.

  • Joseph

    3.4 for HIMYM very nice and TBBT held almost all the numbers.

  • Tabby

    I’m glad Revolution kept it’s high ratings. Looks like the absence of Castle contributed to H50 higher ratings for at least one night. Now that Revolution is on a break, H50 might actually get more viewers, but it’s still lame. I’ll be watching On Demand to catch up with Good Wife and Sons of Anarchy.

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