Monday Final Ratings: 'Gossip Girl' Adjusted Up; 'How I Met Your Mother', 'Extreme Makeover', '2 Broke Girls', 'Hawaii Five-0' Adjusted Down

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December 11th, 2012


Gossip Girl was adjusted up a tenth, while How I Met Your Mother & the 9:30PM 2 Broke Girls were adjusted down a tenth, Hawaii Five-0 & the 8PM Extreme Makeover were adjusted down two tenths and the 9PM editions of 2 Broke Girls & Extreme Makeover were adjusted down three tenths  among adults 18-49 versus Monday's preliminary ratings. Both ABC and CBS were preempted in local markets for football coverage.

Final Monday broadcast primetime ratings for Monday, December 10, 2012

Time Net Show 18-49 Rtg/Shr Viewers (millions)
8:00 NBC The Voice (8-9:01PM) 3.8/10 12.33
CBS How I Met Your Mother 3.2/9 8.82
FOX American Country Awards (8-10PM) 1.4/4 5.07
ABC Extreme Makeover: Home Edition 1.1/3 4.52
CW 90210 0.6/1 1.11
8:30 CBS The Big Bang Theory - R 3.0/8 9.76
9:00 CBS 2 Broke Girls 3.7/9 11.04
NBC Take It All (9:01-10:01PM) 2.2/5 7.12
ABC Extreme Makeover: Home Edition 1.2/3 4.68
CW Gossip Girl 0.6/1 1.06
9:30 CBS 2 Broke Girls 3.8/9 10.78
10:00 CBS Hawaii Five -0 2.5/6 9.84
NBC Michael Buble: Home for the Holidays (10:01-11PM) 1.4/4 5.66
ABC Castle - R 1.1/3 5.09

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

  • Maya

    The only real competition was from 8 to 9 pm, while The Voice was on. So congrats to HIMYM and TBBT .
    From 9 to 10 pm, the competition was weaker, so even if we can consider 2BG a winner, it could had done better.
    Hawaii is the weakest link for CBS Mondays, the weakest competition of the night, the only drama show to watch, and a strong lead in. Anything under a 3 should be considered a bad result for that slot. People were blaming Revolution for the weak results, if that was true, Hawaii had the chance to prove that right yesterday, and it didn’t. The small rise in demo is the result of a stronger lead in, a 3.8. Hawaii is sinking in its own. Nothing to do with Revolution, Castle or Football.

  • ateofi

    What people mean when they say no competition is that in the absence of Revolution and Castle people expected H50 to hit a 3.0. Since it didn’t do that, they are not impressed by those numbers since it is only 2/10s higher than it was last week.
    Exactly, some people thought that H50 would sore to some unreal numbers, but if they paid closer attention to ratings each week, they would know it was impossible. “Revolution” lost 1.5 demo from premiere 4.1 vs 2.6 (season low) and H50 regained 0.5 in the demo and “Castle” gained nothing. Also, the viewership went down from 12 million to 7 milion in season low and I saw only some of these viewers coming back to H50. The show regained ca 1.5 milion viewers since the premiere so where did 3 million go?
    I hoped that the good ratings of 2.7 for h50 would hold. It’a pitty they were adjusted dwon.

    Saying that “The Voice” helped live ratings for “Revolution” is serious understatement. Without “The voice” the show would have collapsed quickly.
    If NBC is so certain about “Revolution” why don’t they air the show without “The voice” lead in? NBC prefers to wait 4 months risking that plenty people will forget about the show just to put it after spring edition of “The voice”.

  • Deo


    By no competition, I mean no other new scripted show being aired at the same time! Every monday Castle and especially Revolution (wich I believe is more a male show) had to face football… and yet Revolution always got more than a 2.5, I think.

  • ateofi

    @Maya, H50 lost quite big portion of the demo to “Revolution” and it’s much more difficult to regain viewers after you have lost them. I proved that in my previous post. H50 has been rebounding slowly from the premiere and I think the ratings will go up again next week. Then they will dip slightly when “Castle” comes back in January 2013. I dont expect that the new NBc show “Deception” will have ratings of “Revolution” without the strong lead-in.

  • POIFanatic

    @ateofi: You’re seriously delusional if you’re comparing the series premiere numbers with its low ones for Revolution. Everyone knows most shows lose, at the very least, 30% of their premiere ratings when they even out. Yet, its lowest is still higher than H50’s season high this fall. You say Revolution would collapse without The Voice and yet go on to praise H50 which has high lead-in’s. Hypocrite much?

    This is the season high for H50 without competition and a higher than normal lead-in (I’m not a retentionista, but you are. So, have to take it into account just for you). Let it go with a lower lead-in (like 1’s) and see how it does against competition. H50 also has a much larger female fanbase than a male one, so football doesn’t affect it as much as Revolution. Taking DVR ratings, Revolution has a huge potential to turn of them into live ratings as well. Since you’re making fantasy (crazy) predictions, I’ll chime in and predict H50 will be decimated if it goes without a high lead-in (around 3.0) on any day on any time, but Revolution will still be in the high 2’s because it went out with a bang and everything is improving drastically on the show.

    NBC is doing exactly what CBS did all these years to H50. So, stop your nonsense. It is because the network sees potential that its giving the best lead-in possible for it to grow. If it was doing badly, they’d have moved it to give another show a chance. Its not, its frankly decimating the competition unlike most predictions, and they’re hoping that next season it’ll break out and be a juggernaut (which is a strong possibility at this point).

    And quality-wise, Revolution (even with its uneven writing most of the season) is loads better than H50 (which I do follow) and the fall finale rivaled the best of cable offerings.

  • POIFanatic

    @Ateofi: Oh, btw, please do bring the ratings of Go On and New Normal which air after The Voice to the table as well, if you want anyone to take your nonsense seriously.

  • ateofi

    You haven’t read my posts carefully – I wrote many times that H50 ratings are much worse than in season 2. I presented arguments few times as for why I think this is happening. I wrote about “Revolution” being after “The voice” but also I mentioned interesting premise of the show and clever marketing from NBC. Really good job on their part. I also mentioned change of CBS line up and removal of TAHM, also I read opinion that 1o pm slot is dvr hour – people watch what they recorded earlier, so the show doesn’t only compete against other shows but also agains recorded series.
    H50 also profited from strong lead-in last seasons – I never claimed otherwise, but still it was losing ca 1.0-1.2 in the demo from M&M. Nobody complained then because the numbers were still high. That exactly same situation happened now with “Revolution”. It lost huge portion of the demo from is lead-in each week, except the premiere. So please – I’m only observing and analysing the numbers. You can say all you want about quality of the show – you like it and that’s OK, but really thinking it would be so strong on its own is a delusion on your part. NBX has has the first show in years that hasn’t tanked in 4-5 weeks so it’s obvious they will do everything in their power to make sure it will not go down in the ratings. Hence they wait for “The voice” to return. As for H50 it seems to have settled on 2.3 demo against competition regardless of the lead-in ratings.
    “Revolution” has yet to stabilise and the trend before finale was upsetting – the show was losing 0.2 demo each week while “The voice” was still strong.

  • Baaa!

    H5O did about as expected with the no competition,regular week to week scheduling and the better lead-in obviously helped as well. The drop in the final wasn’t bad, but the game was a blowout by 10pm so Houston audience was shinking hard by then.CBS raking in good wintger scheduling choices once again.

  • AA

    Proves that CW did good with a final GG season. Everyone wants to see the end.


    @ peter

    The Voice comes back Mar 25 8-10 & Revolution comes back w/ it @ 10

  • Mike

    Most CBS dramas lose demo points when they r placed after a sitcom, but they gain total viewers. That was what CSI Miami used to do, and that is what POI does each week, it gets more total viewers than 2.5 man but loses demo. That is expected, successful cbs sitcoms have higher demo than dramas but less million viewers.
    U can check Thursdays and Monday numbers,
    The problem with h50 is that always loses both after M&M or whatever sitcom that is before it. It always loses demo and total viewers, that is not good,

  • CrimTV

    It would be a great achievement if Gossip Girl scored a 0.8 or above because that would tie One Tree Hill’s finale and would be a 0.5 or above rise from it’s series low 0.3.

  • CrimTV


    How do you know Revolution would drop like a rock without The Voice, can you see into the future, are you extremely intelligent? No I didn’t think so!

  • israelCD

    GOSSIP GIRL next week series finale = 0.8 ! You’ll See

  • CenterGravity


    I mostly agree with your scheduling ideas for CBS with The Menatlist on Monday after the comedies and Hawaii 50 on Tuesday after the NCIS twins, but I could see Vegas on Friday before CSI: NY with Undercover Boss going to Sunday.

    @larrywitness “H50 dropping badly this year”

    Up almost a full rating point from its premiere is “dropping badly”?

  • 90210

    Ohhhh YEAAAA!!! 90210 kicked ass!! Those number are much higher than ever!!stil shocks me it does better than gossip girl! That latest 90210 was good though!! Gossip girl of too bad much better only because fans watched to see Bart bass fall off a building !

  • Ateofi

    I believe i explained that many times. If ” revolution” was losing huge portion of the demo from ” the voice” so imagine what the ratings would be like without that boost? You seriously think that any show at 10 pm can have high 2 ratings on its own?

    H50 is losing live viewership compared to its lead in, but it gets over 3.2 mill additional viewers from dvr. If you add live + 7 it turns out that h50 has more viewers. I recently checked ratings for week 9, you can see for yourself.

  • Amazingalex

    How can anyone say there was no competition on monday night with a straight face? MNF was the biggest game of the season, the two top teams vying for top spot. Huge game for entire New England area! Keep the hate going it does not change the fact that h50 ratings have been steadily climbing each week or holding steady. Either way it is a successful show, the DVR numbers are going to be huge this week for h50. It was a big game here.

    Numbers for top shows for the fall season came out and H 50 was in the top ten. Yeah that is a disgrace! GMAB!

  • Amazingalex

    H50 started season 3 with a 1.7 rating and have climbed to a 2.5! How is that dropping?

    Seriously Just pulling numbers out of the air does not make them real! Lets base posts on facts and actual numbers in order to have an actual conversation.

  • John

    Retention lovers don’t make much sense. Revolution is crushing Castle, H50 and every new show. I just checked. In the same dvr ratings, Revolution added close to 4.5 million viewers topping the charts in 18-49 and totals. I’m good.

    H50 dropped from high 2 ratings from last season. When it goes against both the shows it can’t crack 2.2. 2.3 was without a new episode of Castle. Anyway we can infer than 2.4 will be the absolute best H50 can hope for when all three shows are in the fray. That’s a huge relief for CBS after it premiered to a disastrous 1.8.

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