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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  • Umad80

    You know, I wasn’t going to say anything, but people tick me off. All those bashing people for making ‘excuses’ for Castle. Can you make an excuse for this? Castle (and Once) give 18% profit to Disney: http://www.c21media.net/archives/92555

    So who wants to try again about Castle’s numbers? I’m pretty sure that the important thing here is the amount of money that they get from the show. Castle is making them money, not losing it for them.

    Think about this: Castle is releasing a limited 3 comic book series, trading cards, a mystery board game, and apparently a new Derrick Storm novel. The three that were released over the summer will be in audio format soon too. And I’m sure there will be a new Nikki Heat novel and a graphic Derrick Storm novel. I repeat, Disney makes money. And that’s all I have to say now.

  • camela

    I dont understand why a lead in matters. Either someone watches a show because they like it or they dont. I have never understood that. And I am not saying this to cause trouble as I do like Castle. I really have never gotten why the lead in matters. 2 million less then 2 weeks ago is a huge drop. Strange.

    So happy for H50! They are doing so well. This season has been so good. Best show on TV IMO!:)

  • Hmm

    I expected Castle to be down, but it’s still disappointing. I’m kind of surprised in the large drop in total viewers though. The Bachelor should provide a better lead in come Nanuary, so hopefully it will go back to around a 2.0. And I don’t care what anyone says, lead in to help and hurt most shows, not just Castle.

  • HR

    @eridapo I actually expected a lower rating. Based on the numbers for the previous two seasons (being a 1.9 and 2.0) and seeing as how TV ratings have been down already this year, I guess I expected more like a 1.5 or 1.6.

  • camela

    I dont understand the hate between castle fans and H50 fans. They both have their loyal fans so what is the fighting about? Makes no sense to me. Castle and H50 both seem safe. Both fan bases should be happy about that. It is just TV.
    I hope they move one of them to another night next season just so the fighting will stop.

  • Chris

    @Umad–learn to read. Disney AS A WHOLE posted 18% profit, and Castle is only mentioned because they just sold the syndication package–as they could do with ANY show that runs long enough for syndication, and they could have made much more with something else. Try again. Or just give up. :D

  • Sarah


    “Half hours for Bones?”

    1.8 & 7.12 mil/1.9 & 7.39 mil

  • Stella

    lol @ castle

    next season will be it’s last.

  • eridapo

    I’m not a retentionista, but a lead-in helps a show get a boost in its ratings. The boost depending on the strength of the lead-in is usually about 2/10s to 3/10s.

  • Barbie

    1) The only thing that dropped on CBS were the comedies. Hawaii Five-0 wasn’t as high as they’d been, but it’s consistent and comedy independent.

    2) I love CASTLE. Really, I do. It’s been one of my favorite shows. But, at the fifth season, it should not depend on a lead-in. If it does, then ABC has a problem with it.

  • Chris

    But with Castle, strong lead-ins are less of a boost than a life support machine. And it’s time for ABC to pull the plug. :D

  • camela

    @eridapo..that surprises me cause I dont care about lead ins. I dont watch any cbs shows until 10 pm when H50 comes on. So I guess it is odd to me. So it can have a slight effect but not much from what you said.
    I am still blown away by how many watched blake shelton.

  • camela

    @Barbie..both good points!!!

  • HR

    I am pretty sure these comments have all been the same the last few seasons for Castle when the lone December episodes hit series and season lows. It may be Castle’s last season this year or next year, but no one is going to make that decision based on this rating alone especially when the rating is on par with the episodes with the same air dates as the previous seasons.

  • Emma

    Chris, why are you even on here? Nobody even cares about what you have to say..you’re pure venom. Go away..

  • eridapo

    Per Mark Berman

    The Voice 3.4 11.32 / 3.9 12.07 / 4.1 12.24 / 4.1 12.32
    Blake’s Xmas 3.0 8.67 / 2.5 8.25

    Bones 1.8 7.12 / 1.9 7.39
    TMD .9 3.61 / .8 3.07

    90210 .5 1.12 / .4 .956
    GG .4 .839 / .3 .758

    H50 2.4 9.47 / 2.1 8.84

    EM:HE .9 4.33 / .9 4.13 / 1.0 4.45 / 1.1 4.78
    Castle 1.8 8.43 / 1.7 8.39

  • June

    How can people be happy with H50 numbers? Revolution was not even there and the show didn’t improve at all. I doubt the Xmas show watchers were the same ones watching Revolution. H50 will never again get decent numbers. There is no way to excuse it, those numbers for a CBS Monday with a strong lead in are pathetic. Even the old CSI with a weaker lead in gets better numbers.This is CBS, no NBC or ABC.
    Poor CSI Miami, the show got better numbers than that with a repeat. Big mistake CBS.H50 needs to be dumped on Sundays soon.

  • Castle is an odd failure

    Yes six seasons, syndication,best selling books,heavy DVD sales and much more. LOL at trolls thinking what makes a show a failure. Hell all shows need to fail like this.

  • David Howell

    Big down night all around for broadcast TV.

  • camela

    @June. H50 ratings have been going up steadily every week this season. The season started with 7.8 mill viewers 1.7 to 10.1 2.3. It was a 2.2 this week. I get that people have their favorite shows but to make stuff up because they dont like a show is nonsense. Anything over a 2.0 is a successful show.

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