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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  • Petar Ivanov

    @ The Big Bang Theory is a BEAST. Even it’s repeat numbers are amazing. Partners was such a failure for CBS and this just proves that point even more.

    Yep. CBS didn’t need from new sitcoms next year. They don’t need and from friend me. All they must do is rerun TBBT all over again.

  • Hmm

    Castle and H50 obviously share viewers. EMHH also proves that having a good lead in doesn’t matter…makes me happy since it makes Castle look good!

  • POI

    and i think 2 broke girls needs to settle in its new timeslot and hopefully will go up in future seasons like TBBT did.

  • Oliver


    It’s likely that CBS are only allowed to repeat each TBBT episode 3 times, so they’ll need to be a little careful about using them.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    @Seth, I like it, Reverse Fan Excuse Bingo!

  • OMG

    Oh I forgot to mention the relatively spectacular growth of even The Mob Doctor haha! Less competition from ABC might have helped though (not that ABC’s competition is anywhere threatening, but it is still possible that some audience from DWTS and Castle went to NBC, CBS or FOX)

  • Monica

    See the lead ins,

    Vegas got a 1.6 with a 2.8 lead in.
    Csi got a 2.4 demo with a 2.7 lead in.
    Elementary got a 2.3 e demo with a 3.1 demo lead in. On Thansgiving.
    And Hawaii gets a 2.3 demo with a 3.6 demo lead in. That is a bad result, the worst for a 10 pm CBS show. It is wasting the slot and hurting the whole night.

  • Petar Ivanov

    This thursday TBBT will hit 6.0. I expect poll for that.

  • Marge

    Eh. These numbers mean nothing unless there’s a new Castle on (and I’m not a Castle viewer) and the lineup doesn’t include TBBT, even if it is a repeat. It also didn’t help that there wasn’t a good matchup for the MNF game.

  • anonymous144

    ummmmmmmmmmm DW no, mob doctor WILL BE axed by the end of december

  • Hubert R.

    It’s likely that CBS are only allowed to repeat each TBBT episode 3 times, so they’ll need to be a little careful about using them.

    is it true? than CBS should b the one to pick TBBT for syndication :D

  • American

    I guess this shows they never should have aired Partners.

  • Seth

    Reverse Bingo Card time!
    Why were ratings up so much?

    Crappy MNF Game
    People wanted a relaxing Monday after craziness of Thanksgiving week.
    Big Bang Theory!
    Mid-Season Finales

    Feel free to add more

  • POIFanatic

    What a fantastic finale for Revolution! Now that’s how it is done. David Lyons performance deserves to be noted by the Emmy Academy. Glad the ratings went up.

  • Seth

    Haha Bill, I thought of it same time as you!

  • CrimTV

    I’m really happy for NBC but what impact do you think the football in Charlotte will have in terms of adjustments?

  • Dan

    Ironically Mob Doctor rising will keep it from being yanked despite the fact that it will be cancelled.

  • CG

    I am so happy for CBS! TBBT has helped all of the comedies! H50 did well against Revolution’s fall season finale!

  • Tom

    I mentioned Mob Doctor numbers would go up once the competition entered repeats.

    Apparently the DWTS crowd (and Castle afterglow) stick with broadcast alternatives.

  • W

    Yes, H50 and all the shows did well on CBS!

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