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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  • EnAmi

    The only good thing about the hiatus for Revolution is that they now have an opportunity to tighten the writing and fix the problems because Lord knows it has multiple issues. Some characters need to be culled and we need one focused storyline that plays out for the rest of the season. Also, the dialogue can be clunky and cheesy so perhaps get rid of some of the writers responsible for that as well. That said, the show does have strengths, the biggest of which is clearly the General Monroe/Miles storyline, closely followed by Elizabeth Mitchell. The show needs to be designed around these three characters and relegate Charlie and her idiot brother to the background. THEN we’ll be talking.

  • Grey

    I don’t see the Monday Final ratings posted. ???? Were there no adjustments made – even in regards to the MNF game?

  • K


    Thank you for your comments. Maybe this ” new” H50 is good, it just appears that it is not. As for shirtless O’Laughlin, that’s how many folks, esp ladies know him, because he’s usually shirtless. Revolution is still better than H50 IMO.

  • LOL

    Have to agree with K. When I think of H50, the only image that comes to mind is a shirtless Alex and his balding head. He is a mediocre actor on a mediocre show. None of the episodes have showcased his or his partner’s acting chops, if they have any in the first place. In season 1, they were like fish out of water with no connection or a sense of camaradiere. No hate though. Just an observation.

  • ateofi

    Definitely H50 is not the show for everyone. It is full of dumb stuff, radiculous stuns put there just because they look cool. It has radiculously attractive cast with great chemistry, lots of hot bodies in bikinis and Hawaian scenery is breathtaking. And it had Alex O taking his shirt off – I still think he should do it more often :) And most of all the show is light-hearted fun and it doesn’t pretend to be anything else and it is not supposed to be taken seriously. I enjoy this show, especially now when it’s so god damn cold in my country. And if I want to see something serious and ambitious, I watch “Homeland” or “Dexter”.
    “Revolution” apart from the complaints I wrote before makes one big mistake – it takes itself way too seriously.
    But hey, it would be really boring if we all liked the same shows :)

  • Mari

    Where’s the final ratings?

  • Tina

    I don’t know anything about the Original H50, but the remake is crap. Total crap.
    A show with a shirtless guy that cannot act will never make good numbers in the long run , as this show is proving. TV is full with hot actors, but when being shirtless is all the act u can do, then the show collapses as has happened with H50.
    The guy from Arrow looks 100 times better than Alex, younger too, and he can act. When all you hear from one “actor” is ” shirtless” , attached to his name, even the producer talks about that , you know what that means, he cannot act at all.
    I don’t think this show was ever meant to be “dumb fun stuff” as some said. But it turned out so badly that it has ended there. A big joke with bad ratings.
    Ateofi, u don’t even live in the States, here viewers demand more than hot bodies in a show, specially CBS viewers that are older and used to good cop procedurals. We want a good plot line and a good acting. Alex O. should had been hired as a stunt man, but never as an actor. He lacks charisma and talent . And in my opinion he is the mean reason the show has not been the great hit CBS was expecting with all the money they invested in it.

  • mindilee


    WOW – no hate – sure coulda fooled me! Balding head…not so much! I can’t remember the last episode he was shirtless in – if anything they seem to now be showcasing the girls (Michelle Borth in particular) in skimpy clothing. I think others might also disagree about the acting abilities of Daniel Dae Kim, Scott Caan and Grace Park. As far as can’t act I would love to see Jim Caviezel or the other guy on Person of Interest prove they can act by being something other than monotone but I still like that show too!!

  • Tina

    Scott got a Golden Globe Nomination for a reason.
    DDK got awards when Lost.
    Alex is not even able to get a People’s Choice Nomination , that is about popularity more than acting.
    POI is getting a lot more viewers than H50 . The reason is that the lead man, Jim C. can act, he has a strong screen presence, the problem with H50 is that there is not a strong lead actor. All CBS cop procedurals have that person, the strong person the rest of the cast dance around, except H50. And that explains the numbers. When a CBS cop show is not even able to get 11 million viewers in the most watched network,something is wrong with that show.

  • LOL

    Ah mindilee. Michael Emerson’s frequent Emmy nominations and awards and Golden Globe nomination speaks for itself. If you want to see Caviezel portraying varying degrees of emotions, watch Passion of the Christ or Frequency.

  • easy

    Five 0 is about more than just one actor. The Core 4 made the show work. They all have talent. BTW Grace Park who starred as a main character on Battlestar Galactica, this show got many awards. Grace Park was nominated for Outstanding Newcomer Award for BSG. (Cable television channel for Asian America, AZN Television).

    Folks have to remember, at the beginning of the 3rd season, Five 0 found itself at a demo of 1.8 @ 8 million viewers. It has bounced back since October
    to 2.3 @ 10 million in about 4 or 5 weeks, in the middle of two shows with powerhouse lead ins. Folks also have to remember that this show has become just as beloved as the original. I hope to see this show hit 11 million as with last years finale. It seems to be a pattern. This show is excellent and deserves the surge of higher ratings.

  • LOL

    Easy there. Grace Park barely has any role on the show. She was shunned to the background, especially in season 2, with the barrage talentless actresses who were roped in just to show off their hotness.

    Also, H50 enjoys a solid 3.5+ demo rating every week. If anybody is the winner, its Castle which either has great retention or builds on its lead-in even if its a small demo. H50 increased because there was no Castle. I’m sure both Castle and H50 will increase further now that there’s no Revolution as competition.

  • John

    Looks like “Partners” was the culprit after all. That cast had zero chemistry.

  • ateofi

    First of all I recommend you to watch some of Alex work like: “Criminal minds” where he payed serial killer, “The shield” or very good Australian movie “Mary Bryant” or cult show “Moonlight”. He is pretty good dramatic actor. Also H50 is not about one actor, its strenght is in the core 4 ensemble cast which has great chemistry and there are other things about the show even though I know the writting is the weakest aspect.
    Also what’s your rather malicious remark that I’m not from the US? You think people outside US cannot recognize well written shows? H50 is fantastic entertainment and I treat it as such.
    Also I can see plenty of good and well written shows are cancelled in US because they cannot find an audience like: “Chicago Code”. It had very good plot and acting. And really good shows are not on network TV but in cable. On network the best ratings are for comedies and sitcoms which says it all!

  • ateofi

    As for “Person of interest” this show is seriously overhyped. I really expected it to be a hit judging from previews. Unfortunately in season 1 it took them 10 episodes to get interesting and season 2 is no better. So far I liked only one episode (with MI6 agent) and Jim Caviezel is the weakest actor in the show.

  • LOL

    Ateofi, it isn’t. It appeals to people who like realistic grittiness, clever storytelling, humor (I’ve laughed more in a few scenes than entire episodes of TBBT/MF/etc sometimes) and subtlety. It also appeals to The Dark Knight saga fans. Caviezel is perfect. The nuanced performance has garnered him several accolades. The character, Reese, is an old-school vigilante who also has issues with connecting to people. That show connected to me when Elias came on board. Its a breath of fresh air in the drab, overpopulated crime procedural genre. In my opinion, no other crime show can even come close to the complexity of Person of Interest. Season 1 was a masterpiece, a perfect chess game, but season 2 has had 2 dull episodes imo (mainly because they’re going for on the nose humor, unlike subtle humor – CBS hands are all over this). But its just starting to unleash its full story and I trust the writers.

  • LOL

    By the way, why do women always hate female villains! Amy Acker’s Root is by far the most complex female ‘villain’ in a long time, a genius of a character.

  • ateofi

    I agree with you on Root – she has some serious issues and that makes her dangerous and unpredictible. Also former Reese partner, who keeps that CIA agent hostage, is up to something big. I’m interested how this subplot unfolds. Female cop also “has balls” and I like her chemistry with Reese and Finch. Zoe is very good recurring character. Generally female characters are far more interesting than male characters. Sorry but Reese, even though interesting, is so lifeless in the interpretation of Jim Caviezel that it sometimes painful to watch. Now, Michael Emerson is terrific actor and it’s pleasure to watch him. He almost became Finch.
    Now, I agree that this show has its “moments” – some really brilliant episodes like the one with MI6 agent or the one when Root appears for the first time and hacks into Harold computer. Their cat and mouse was spot on :). Unfortubately there too few such episodes and there are also such disastrous ones like that with Brasilian supermodel or the one when Reese and Zoe posed as married couple to help the former criminal harrased by his “colleagues”. Not to mention the mob hitman who fell in love with his victim’s wife – how many times have we seen that cliche?
    This show has all the ingredients: interesting premise, good actors but it just doesn’t “click” – maybe not yet. I am going to watch these new subplots unfold and I hope it will get better.

  • ateofi

    Also, I expect more from PoI that from H50. H50 is pure entertainment but POI actually inspires some deeper thoughts like how far can you invade someone’s privacy even if you want to protect this person? Our heroes spy on their targets, clone their cell-phones, make pictures and check all financial, professional and social history. These actions are illegal and Reese acts like a vigilante. What about the dangerous technology that the machine is? In wrong hands the machine is powerful and dangerous weapon. Unfortunately the show just “slides” on these topics.

  • easy


    Grace was part of a very good cast in BSG. Though true her character storyline was shared with many talented others, Her character did have
    a main story arc until the ending of the show. I might add, she had to play multiple roles and did a stellar job as did others who played Cylons.

    True Five 0 is light entertainment, but it is one of those rare shows which has a iconic past starting with a 12 year run of the original, and like Magnum PI another Hawaii based show, had fun and never tried to take itself too seriously, though with Magnum, they did shed a good light on Vietnam vets which many vets liked about the show. Five 0 has also secondary effect. It promotes tourism in the Islands and brings in tons of money.
    This alone makes the show worth a lot to people.

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