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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  • Percysowner

    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).

    Revolution may drop next season, heck it may drop when it returns in the spring, but it is NOT ultimately doomed next season. A lot of people have continued to watch and it’s not all because of TV lead in. If people are enjoying the storyline and the characters then Revolution will be fine on its own. If they aren’t it will do poorly. The second season could suffer from sophomore slump. OTOH season 2 of Kripke’s Supernatural was one of the strongest in the series, everything started really clicking, so maybe Kripke can pull it off again.

    People have been predicting massive falloff in ratings all year for Revolution and that hasn’t really happened. It’s doing fine so far. I don’t have a working crystal ball, so I’m not even going to try and predict how the show will do in the spring let alone next season.

  • Devin

    When is ABC going to announce what they are going to do mid season?

  • Jack

    Anyone who thinks 2BG is good much less one of the best comedies on television is insane. I tried watching it three times with friends and could not understand how anyone could laugh or stomach it.

  • Mary

    @John and @Bob
    About Castle Hamptons ep…. that was the idea, they even mentioned “Murder, she wrote” during the episode:) And, as a fan of both shows, I loved that “Castle” somehow honored “Murder,…”:)

  • Babygate

    I still don’t like the premise of the Mob Doctor. I think it’s too dark, but I have to admit that having Jennifer Beals made me return so as long as she’s on, I will continue to watch. So for now, I’m glad the ratings improved.
    Now, when is ABC going to the get the message about DWTS? Will they finally put it out of its misery? It’s taking up 3 to 4 hours of programming a week and it continues to tank. I miss Partners.

  • a p garcia

    I was hoping RVN would gat a 3 but 2.9 is also nice. I like RVN because it isn’t to PC. I can’t believe 2BG got a 4 b/c Whitney isw a rating poor show and Whitney Cummings is behind both. The real mystery is why H50 can’t find an audience even after a show that gets 3.6

  • @ateofi

    Let me help @K here.
    I have something smart to say about h5o ratings. A 2.3 demo after a huge 3.6 lead is PATHETIC.
    This is a bad expensive show that viewers are still going to swallow for one more season thanks to the TNT deal. If not it would had been gone time ago. And yes, the biggest problem is Alex O. that has 0 charisma , O talent and a bunch of annoying old fat ladies bullying online anyone who says h50 is a bad show and trashing any show that is against their dear Alex ,that again didn’t even make it to the preliminaries in the PCA because his fandom consists in 15 grandmas . The only thing Alex does is take his shirt off. That is not acting.

  • John

    @Percysowner: “The second season could suffer from sophomore slump. OTOH season 2 of Kripke’s Supernatural was one of the strongest in the series, everything started really clicking, so maybe Kripke can pull it off again.

    People have been predicting massive falloff in ratings all year for Revolution and that hasn’t really happened. It’s doing fine so far.”

    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.


    @ no
    @ Mary


  • don juan

    wow! was partners hurting the other cbs Monday night shows that much?

  • Lanie Grace


    I dunno, I would call falling from a series entry high of almost 12 million to what it was at the mid season break a slide.

    The problem with the show isn’t the premise, it’s the execution of the premise and one really bad casting decision. By mid April the writing will be on the wall as to what direction it will go.


  • John

    @Mary: “About Castle Hamptons ep…. that was the idea, they even mentioned “Murder, she wrote” during the episode:) And, as a fan of both shows, I loved that “Castle” somehow honored “Murder,…”:)”

    Ah, I must have missed that. Stana was amazing in that episode. Lol. I love Castle, mainly because of Nathan and Stana. Its been an improvement this season from the last one.


    @ Babygate

    Jennifer Beals still has it. Really like her addition to the show.

    Also like the Grace + Franco vs Constantine twist. The show is dark, but that’s what has me hooked.

  • Chris

    Will ABC EVER get a decent lead-out for DWTS on Mondays?

    Because Castle sure as hell isn’t it. People have had enough unscripted after DWTS, but Castle has been last place in the demo over and over this season, so no, Extreme Makeover doing so badly doesn’t prove squat. They could do better with a different drama. If they never risk it, they will stay moored in last place.

  • John

    @Lanie: The bloated premiere numbers shouldn’t be taken into account. A show should be compared to its third or fourth episode since that would be when the majority of viewers would have decided whether its for them or not. Anyway, Revolution has got excellent ratings so far. It hasn’t been swept to the side like all the other sci-fi shows (most were really sub-par which led to their demise). In fact, its almost a whole rating point higher than most of them at this junction (mid-season).


    @ don juan

    Partners was hurting the CBS averages more than the other shows. I’d blame the Voice & NFL ratings more.

    If you haven’t read this, read this Retentionistas theory.

  • Cathy

    Castle doesn’t honor shows, they blatantly steal from them. It is not original at all.

  • Joseph A

    Those were huge numbers last night for Broadcast , and most notable for CBS ,
    Anyone else thinking part of the bump was due to the worst possible match up Eagles / Panthers for the Monday Night Football Game?

  • Greg

    I stopped watching Mike and Molly last year because I got sick of how Mike treated Molly. I think the show is offensive to women.

    I hate Revolution. Wish it would get canceled. Worst written show in television.

    Don’t understand where Gossip Girls audience went to. Its not as great as it once was but still. Its still entertaining. Will miss it when its off the air.

    Glad Hawaii 5-0 is doing well. Wasn’t a fan of the show back in the 70s (I was a kid) but its so much better and more entertaining in this new incarnation.

    I wish The Voice would just do their thing in the Fall, and leave the spring to American Idol. I just can’t handle all these singing shows all at once. Its exhausting to say the least. ONE SINGING SHOW AT A TIME, PLEASE! But The Voice has to be GREEDY SELFISH. And I like the premise of The Voice, and its judges too. Just tired of seeing it all the darn time. American Idol is tolerable because its shown from Jan to May.

    Happy for Bones.

  • eridapo

    I have about theory as to why we saw an uptick last night, and it has to do with the holiday and DVR… People use the holiday to catch up on all their DVR shows and having done that their DVR queues were empty, so those viewers instead watch live this monday.

    What normally happens every night during the season is that people who DVR programs watch them the following night and week (at primetime hours). Given that last week saw fewer shows with new episodes and the extended holiday week, viewers had already caught up on their DVR watching.

    The DVR is a huge source of competition for scripted shows, and if viewers had already caught up on their DVR shows then that competition goes away. Less DVR competition means larger ratings in the live+Sd category.

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