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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  • Charlotte Always

    Everything did great and lol @ DW.

  • Billy

    CBS uptick all thanks to the incredible The Big Bang Theory. Lifted the entire night.

  • CrimTV

    Is Charlotte a large market? Should it make much difference to NBC’s numbers?

  • taylor

    Damn, what gave CBS the big boost? Solid numbers all around even if NBC adjusts down a bit.

  • Jake

    I am so glad for HIMYM & 2BG

  • Just My Opinion

    Great to see DWTS’s ratings go up, it was a great show last night. I hope Tony & Melissa win tonight!

  • Seth

    One of the least appealing Monday Night Football games in years and you see the direct result in the broadcast ratings.

  • Guardian Owl

    Oh man, Extreme Makeover is going to be a terrible lead in for Castle next week.

  • bluejays

    Wow – so a Big Bang repeat bumps up the whole night considerably. That’s great for CBS and shows how much of a mistake they made moving Men and leaving Monday’s so vulnerable when it faced the biggest competition of any night from the monster that is Mondays The Voice.

    Wonder if The Voice and Revolution will fall by much in the finals? And I wonder how much no Castle gave both Revolution and HFO little bumps?

  • Billy


    The Big Bang Theory !!!

    Look at how those numbers raised the entire night.

  • omabin

    Very nigh for everyone. The Fox increase is very surprising though, but I am very happy for Bones, it deserves that! Revolution did very well as well and CBS exploded thanks to the big bang theory. Why even bother to put another show there, just leave big bang repeats there, it boosts the whole night. Very happy for five-0, it has been having a very positive trend!

  • taylor


    didn’t BBT repeat last week as well? i’m sure it helped but these gains are huge!

  • Hubert R.

    so all 2BG needs to be a hit is a bridge between the show and HIMYM ;) and on 17th december CBS airs 2 new eps of HIMYM, 2BG will go way further!

  • CBSviewer

    Maybe CBS should move TBBT to Monday next season and put HIMYM on Thursday at 8.

  • Brian J

    Seems almost too high for CBS. Will it adjust down?

    If CBS does four comedies on Thursday next year, will one of its Monday shows get a slot? I figure that CBS will order one more season of “Men” (and “Mother,” for that matter), move “Men” to Thursdays at 9:00, and sandwich two comedies in between that show and “Bang.” I’d guess it wouldn’t be a Monday show, since “Mother” has to end soon and it probably wants as much exposure as possible for a new show before moving it. Then again, what does it do when “Men” ends?


    Reserve comment for NBC

    Nice to see Bones 2.3 (Angie brought it home last night) & MD 1.2 (the best show you’re not watching)

    DWTS 2.6 only high point for ABC as both EMHE failed to deliver

    CW again off the radar

    WAY TO GO CBS! A rerun of TBBT 3.2, 2BG 4.0, M&M 3.6 & H50 2.3 SEASON HIGHS

  • Justin121

    UNREAL numbers for the CBS comedies!

    Just what if they had original TBBT on Monday nights!!!

    Every thing an ALL NETS did GREAT!

    WOW this is like the best Monday this season!

  • MDM

    Hell yeah, Revolution, was hoping for a 3.0 or above but that’s still a nice number. I think it will be fine come March. They need to get it up on Netflix asap.

  • Jeff (Canada)

    Geez, a 3.2 for a REPEAT. That’s nuts. Even for a new episode of a comedy that’s a great number. MUCH cheaper and more profitable for CBS to just air repeats in that slot from now on.

  • senor chang

    One of the best nights in recent memory. Look at what a better lead-in for 2BG can do for CBS’s entire night–everything was up substantially. FOX has to be pretty darn happy with that number for Bones–doesn’t it have a chance of being the number one drama there this week? (Not even going to bother with Mob Doctor, but looks like a rising tide lifts all boats).

    The only network left out of the fun is ABC (and to a certain extent, CW), but Dancing hitting the mid-2s is a decent note to go out on, methinks.

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