TV Ratings Monday: 'Bones', '2 Broke Girls' & 'Mike & Molly' Slide; 'The Voice' Dips & 'Castle' Hits Series Low

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December 4th, 2012

Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 3.5/9 2.7/7 1.6/4 1.4/4 1.2/3 0.4/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 2.7/8 2.0/6 1.5/4 1.2/3 0.7/2 0.5/1
Total Viewers (million) 10.979 8.919 3.812 5.301 5.751 0.917


NBC was number one with adults 18-49, and with total viewers.

On NBC, The Voice earned a 3.9, down three tenths from last week's 4.2 adults 18-49 rating. Blake Shelton's Not So Family Christmas special earned a respectable 2.8 adults 18-49 rating.

On CBS, How I met Your Mother earned a 3.0  among adults 18-49, down three tenths from last week's 3.3. 2 Broke Girls scored a 3.5, down six tenths after last week's season high 4.1 among adults 18-49. Mike & Molly earned a 3.1, down half a ratings point from last week's season-high 3.6 adults 18-49 rating. Hawaii Five-O notched  a 2.2, down a tenth after last week's  season-high 2.3 adults 18-49 rating.

On ABC, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition earned a 0.9 at 8PM and a 1.1 at 9PM, both down after last week's 1.3 adults 18-49 premiere rating. Castle hit a series low 1.7, down three tenths from its last original's 2.0 adults 18-49 rating.

On FOX, Bones scored a 1.9, down half a ratings point from last week's 2.4 adults 18-49 rating. The Mob Doctor garnered a 0.8, down three tenths from last week's 1.1  adults 18-49 rating.

On the CW, 90210 was even with last week's 0.5 adults 18-49 rating. Gossip Girl was also flat with last week's 0.4 adults 18-49 rating.

Broadcast primetime ratings for Monday, December 3, 2012:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM NBC The Voice (8-10PM) 3.9 10 11.99
CBS How I Met Your Mother 3.0 9 8.20
FOX Bones 1.9 5 7.26
ABC Extreme Makeover: Home Edition 0.9 3 4.23
CW 90210 0.5 1 1.04
8:30 PM CBS 2 Broke Girls -R 2.2 6 6.73
9:00PM CBS 2 Broke Girls 3.5 9 10.10
ABC Extreme Makeover: Home Edition 1.1 3 4.62
FOX The Mob Doctor 0.8 2 3.35
CW Gossip Girl 0.4 1 0.80
9:30PM CBS Mike & Molly 3.1 8 10.19
10:00PM NBC Blake Shelton's Not So Family Christmas 2.8 7 8.96
CBS Hawaii Five-O 2.2 6 9.15
ABC Castle 1.7 4 8.41

Via NBC Press Note:

In Late-Night Metered Markets Monday night (the New York market is
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  • Tom

    Of course Castle hit a low… look at it’s pathetic lead in.

  • Oliver

    No surprise that it was the TBBT repeat bumping up CBS’s numbers. Interesting that TaaHM/2BG repeats do equally well, though.

    ABC are showing why Extreme Makeover was cancelled. That’s not coming back again once these specials are done.

  • John A

    Eek at Castle but what a flop Lead in it had. Bones and Mob Doctor back down again.

  • Joseph

    2 Broke Girls still good!

  • Monica

    H50 has been pretty consistent. Hope the ratings improve though…it did end up doing better than Elementary last week.

  • Damo

    Not bad for CBS comedy ratings once again and average ratings for The CW on Mondays but never seen Castle that low before

  • POI

    Everything Down

  • Laura

    Ouch for Bones, I hope it adjusts up.

    And is that series low for Castle?

  • taylor

    CBS should’ve used a TBBT repeat instead of 2BG

  • Cory

    I can picture the ABC press release: “Castle sees its best numbers since the end of November.”

  • Jarrod

    I expect 90210 to adjust up.

  • John A

    Still doubt that 90210 will get a final season.

  • Honey Badger

    Question about “ The Voice “ Since NBC gives the singers 10 times the itunes sales as votes if a singer has a song in the top 10. And Cassadee Pope has 2 songs in the top 10 this week; does she get 10 times sales as votes for both songs?
    It looks like The Voice has finally found singers that can achieve commercial success. And Cassadee Pope is already a star. She has two songs in the top 10 this week and a #54. # 54. Cassadee Pope
    Over You (The Voice Performance) – Single, Was # 1 two weeks ago and is still charting

    iTunes Charts : Top 100 Songs on iTunes (USA)
    #2 – Terry McDermott
    I Want To Know What Love Is (The Voice Performance) – Single
    #3 – Cassadee Pope
    Stand (The Voice Performance) – Single
    #4 Nicholas David
    Somewhere Over the Rainbow (The Voice Performance) – Single
    # 7. Cassadee Pope
    I’m With You (The Voice Performance) – Single
    # 8 Trevin Hunte
    And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going (The Voice Performance) – Single
    # 13 Melanie Martinez
    Crazy (The Voice Performance) – Single
    # 17 Melanie Martinez
    The Show (The Voice Performance) – Single
    #21 Amanda Brown
    (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman [The Voice Performance] – Single
    #30 Terry McDermott
    Stay With Me (The Voice Performance) – Single
    # 31 Amanda Brown
    Here I Go Again (The Voice Performance) – Single
    # 39 Nicholas David
    September (The Voice Performance) – Single
    # 54. Cassadee Pope
    Over You (The Voice Performance) – Single
    Was # 1 two weeks ago and is still charting

  • Sarah

    Bones! :(

  • PHIL

    Blake Shelton did extremely well

  • greysfan

    ABC are morons. Extreme Makeover should have been axed years ago. Castle suffered because of it and that sucks because Castle was a good episode last night.

  • Laura

    Of course it is, just read the headline lol

  • rob60990

    I thought Extreme Makeover would have solved ABC’s problems with Mondays in December but yikes, totally wrong.

  • Mon

    Next Monday, there are two new episodes of 2 Broke Girls from 9-10pm after TBBT repeat at 8:30. Yes!

  • Kyle

    Thanks to a WEAK lead in Castle sinks to a series low. Dammit. Actually it held better then I though honestly. I was expecting 1.5 or something.

    Here are the halves

    EM:HD: .9/.9/1.0/1.1
    Castle: 1.8/1.7

    H50: 2.4/2.1

    The Voice: 3.4/3.9/4.1/4.1
    Blake Shelton: 3.0/2.5

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