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.
Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2012 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

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  • HalCapone

    Cheesy Extreme Makeover: Home Edition is ABC’s Christmas gift to the other networks. That coupled with a marginal football match-up is responsible for higher ratings.

    Revolution is ultimately doomed next season but passionate fans will say otherwise (the picture is a Revolution cast member pointing a gun at NBC execs telling them to keep The Voice lead-in…or else).

    It will be interesting to see how ABC will handle DWTS next season. A shortened season, one run a year, shortened evening broadcasts, moved to different nights, radical change to format? Maybe all of the above.

  • Gina

    So happy for Bones. Didn’t really like last night’s episode but this season as a whole has been really, really good!!!!

  • bluejays


    Lead ins are irrelevant – see all the stuff about retentionistas.

    Plus HFO has much higher competition – non of those shows have Monday night football and a 2.9 drama against them.

  • Philip2

    These CBS numbers show how much a single show can help or hurt an entire night. Great ratings from 8-10. H5O’s 2.3 may be a season high, but it’s still far from impressive or even good, especially in light of M&M’s 3.6.

  • ateofi

    Finally good night for CBS, I guess they should keep TBBT reruns :) I’m very happy to see H50 numbers go up again -> hopefully these ratings won’t be adjusted down. These numbers really show how much CBS screwed monday nights by putting new and completely untested sitcom “Partners”.
    Also great night for NBC with “The voice” rising significantly and thus helping “Revolution”. Demo 2.9 is great and it bodes well for the series future. If this show comes back with such ratings, then it will certainly have second season.

  • SueP

    Speaking only for my household, we normally watch the Monday night NFL game and only switch over to watch Revolution live, but it was such a crappy game last night, we didn’t even bother with it. I’m guessing a lot of football fans outside of those in Charlotte and Philadelphia (and probably even a few of them) decided to watch network fare last night instead of two 3-8 teams go at it.


    @ aiden

    I know I shouldn’t bother, but I’ll try anyway. This is a TV ratings forum, not which Diva can outsell the other or who has sold more worldwide. The Voice is the ratings champ, so put on your big boy pants & deal with it!

    Will you be team Mimi or team Minaj? Where does Shakira fit in?

  • Joseph

    2 Broke Girls!

  • Petar Ivanov

    @ bluejays
    That is true. Monday is not only football and networks really tough competition but USA too is alwasys strong on Mondays. VH1 shows too. And even TNT and history channel with pawn start arw usually over 1.0 in demo.


    @ Sue P

    Thanks for reminding me that Philly has a FB team!


  • Mike

    Really? You people think 2 Broke Girls is funny? Haha Is everyone on here 12 year old girls? Seems like it.

  • Wright

    Glad to see Revolution up. Hope it goes even higher in 2013.

  • Petar Ivanov

    @ These numbers really show how much CBS screwed monday nights by putting new and completely untested sitcom “Partners”.

    Well they do the same thing with their thursday nights with putting how to be a gentlemen there. As is said they just may rerun TBBT and cancel friend me.

  • Mike

    Don’t EVER EVER compare a weak comedy like 2 Broke Girls to The Great Big Bang Theory! That’s blasphemy!



    Am I the only one who sees similarities between The Gifter TJMaxx/Marshall’s & Nikita?

  • John

    I hope the ratings don’t drop and more people find Revolution during the hiatus because let me tell you, this has some of the strongest characters in Monroe, Neville, Julia, Rachel, Randall and Miles. After a whole lot of uneven episodes, this episode just hit it out of the park. Charlie also just kept getting more likable every episode recently.

    I can’t believe we have to wait for FOUR Frickin’ Months!!Revolution had an ace up its sleeves with Sebastian and what a truly amazing performance. I can only compare the level of emotions he brought about in me to Walking Dead’s Rick during ‘that’ scene. The guy made me laugh and cry all at once. He deserves critical acclaim. There were two cliffhangers for the discerning viewer. Fantastic work by everyone. It’ll blow you away.

  • Alexa

    For everyone who keeps asking, the Charlotte area is the 254th largest market in the U.S. in between Portland and Pittsburgh. It will affect NBC ratings a bit, but it’s certainly no NYC, LA or Chicago.

  • Alexa

    Yeah, that is the 25th (twenty-fifth) largest market. Darn typos.

  • @ramirescl

    Glad about H50, my one & only Monday show.

  • Mr Mumble

    Typical post-Thanksgiving boost for shows.

    The TBBT repeat numbers are underwhelming considering the 2BG and TaaHM repeats got 3.3 and 3.1 respectively on the same Monday a year ago.

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