TV Ratings Monday: 'The Voice' Down, '2 Broke Girls', 'How I Met Your Mother', '90210' & 'Hawaii Five-0' Rise, 'Gossip Girl' Hits Season High, 'American Country Awards' Down

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December 11th, 2012

Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 3.3/8 2.5/6 1.5/4 1.4/4 1.4/3 0.5/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 2.4/7 1.9/5 1.4/4 1.1/3 1.0/3 0.7/2
Total Viewers (million) 10.578 8.367 3.705 5.118 5.600 1.091


Last night’s Monday Night Football game (Patriots/Texans) was simulcast on the CBS affiliate in Houston and the ABC affiliate in Boston. As a result, the CBS and ABC numbers may be inflated  and subject to more than typical adjustments in the finals.

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

On CBS, How I Met Your Mother earned a 3.3 adults 18-49 rating up 6% from last week's 3.1. 2 Broke Girls scored a 4.0, up 14% from last week's 3.5 among adults 18-49. A second new episode of 2 Broke Girls garnered a 3.9 versus Mike & Molly’s 3.1 last week in the time period. Hawaii Five-O notched a season-high 2.7 up 17% from last week's  2.3 adults 18-49 rating. Take these numbers with a football-sized grain of salt.

On NBC, a one hour episode of The Voice earned a 3.8, down 3% from last week's 3.9 adults 18-49 rating. The premiere of game show Take It All garnered a 2.2 adults 18-49 rating up 47% from a 1.5 for the debut of last year’s Who’s Still Standing on December 19, 2011 About 14% of you were dead on in your predictions.  Michael Buble: Home for the Holidays special earned a 1.4 adults 18-49 rating down 48% from a 2.7 adults 18-49 rating for last week’s Blake Shelton special.

On ABC, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition earned a 1.3 adults 18-49 rating at 8PM, up 44% from last week’s 0.9.and a 1.5 at 9PM, up 36% from last week's 1.1. However, these numbers should be taken with a grain of salt due to football preemptions.

On FOX, the American Country Awards scored a 1.4 adults 18-49 rating, down 30% from last year’s 2.0.

On the CW, 90210  earned a 0.6. up 20% from last week's 0.5 adults 18-49 rating. Gossip Girl garnered a  season-high 0.5, up 66% from last week's 0.3 adults 18-49 rating.

Broadcast primetime ratings for Monday, December 10, 2012:

Net Show 18-49 Rtg/Shr Viewers (millions)
NBC The Voice 3.8/10 12.15
CBS How I Met Your Mother 3.3/9 9.05
FOX American Country Awards (8-10PM) 1.4/4 5.12
ABC Extreme Makeover: Home Edition 1.3/3 5.17
CW 90210 0.6/2 1.16
CBS The Big Bang Theory - R 3.3/8 10.38
CBS 2 Broke Girls 4.0/10 11.78
NBC Take It All 2.2/5 7.20
ABC Extreme Makeover: Home Edition 1.5/4 5.704
CW Gossip Girl 0.5/1 1.026
CBS 2 Broke Girls 3.9/9 11.484
CBS Hawaii Five -0 2.7/7 10.383
NBC Michael Buble: Home for the Holidays 1.4/4 5.752
ABC Castle - R 1.3/3 5.928

Via NBC Press Note:

In Late-Night Metered Markets Monday night:
> * In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 2.8/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.4/6; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 2.9/7; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.4/4.
> * In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: > "> The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,> "> 0.8/4; "Late Show," 0.6/3; "Nightline," 0.8/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.
> * At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.3/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "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) topped "Late Late Show" (0.4/2).
> * At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/3 in metered-market households and a 0.3/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

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  • Lewis

    Don’t you mean “As a result, the CBS and ABC numbers may be inflated and subject to more than typical adjustments in the finals.”.. instead of NBC?

  • Martin

    Wow, that’s quite a rise for Hawaii 5-O.

    Also, Gossip Girl seeing season highs.

    Lack of competition can do a lot!

  • Jeff (Canada)

    Of course the CBS shows rose from the previous week, it’s because last time they didn’t have the Big Bang repeat. I wonder how it did last night compared with the last time they had the same lineup (new HIMYM, repeat BBT, new 2BG, new M&M, and new H50).

  • Mike

    Glad HIMYM rose, it was at its best last night.

  • taylor

    Why does FOX continue to push this awards show? Not even country fans care about it.

  • CrimTV

    @Jeff (Canada)

    With the BBT rerun, 2 Broke Girls had a 4.1 two weeks ago.

  • George

    Awww man! Maybe it will get adjusted down in the finals but I was hoping GG would go the entire season without breaking a mil

  • taylor

    Also, the second episode of 2BG was new, not a repeat.

  • CrimTV


    Omg how lame

  • panda22

    OMG!…GG over 1 million!…which is weird as last nights ep. was universally panned by fans and critics alike.

    LOL @ the Star Wars music at the end….i was half expecting chuck and Bart to pull out lightsabers!! :D

  • Matt

    2 broke girls was not a repeat at 930, it was also new

  • POI

    WOW Good Job CBS Putting the TBBT repeat there was the best decision they made.

  • Seth

    The country music industry sure does like to celebrate itself. There is an award show every other week it seems.

  • Oliver

    Huge rebound for Hawaii Five-O without competition from Revolution or a Castle original.

    Extreme Makeover did pretty well too after dismal ratings last week.

    Okay ratings for Take It All.

    It’s ridiculous how well TBBT repeats.

  • Deo

    I suppose even with the adjustments, H50 won´t change much… but those numbers don´t tell me much, as there was zero competition, with any new episode of another scripted show.

  • Ryann

    Well, looks like a good night for the CW.

  • Dave

    Gossip Girl over 1 millioN! [Faints]

    ….[Recovers] Must…Renew…Gossip Girl.

  • American

    Wasn’t it a new 2 Broke Girls at 9:30?

  • Robot

    I really don’t get the whole ‘Let’s reduce The Voice SEMI-FINAL to 1 hour’ thing. Was it done just so they can get that sh*t “Take it all” at 9.00 pm slot? Ridiculous. Maybe they could air The Voice final next week from 8.00 to 8.30. I’m sure they can manage to sing their one song each in half an hour.

  • Honey Badger

    NBC has some stars with The Voice singers

    iTunes Top 100 Songs (USA)

    1. Stupid Boy (The Voice Performance) – Cassadee Pope
    Stupid Boy (The Voice Performance) – Single
    Cassadee Pope
    2. Let It Be (The Voice Performance) – Terry McDermott
    Let It Be (The Voice Performance) – Single
    Terry McDermott
    4. You Are So Beautiful (The Voice Performance) – Nicholas David
    You Are So Beautiful (The Voice Performance) – Single
    Nicholas David
    32. Wind Beneath My Wings (The Voice Performance) – Trevin Hunte
    Wind Beneath My Wings (The Voice Performance) – Single
    Trevin Hunte

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