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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  • RJ

    Lol I’m guessing there will be little adjustment for CBS. Most of the Houston viewers ran away from the game.

  • @ramirescl

    H50 on fire

  • Rebecca

    HIMYM was very funny. Two episodes next Monday; hope they’re good too.

  • daany94

    Great for Hawaii Five 0

  • rob60990

    ABC is likely to be adjusted down a lot.

    Take it All did ok. It was pretty entertaining. Kind of a mixture of The Price is Right & Friend or Foe.

    The Gossip Girl series finale may crack a million after all! ;)

  • AniMatsuri

    With next to no competition and a lead in from the highly rated 2 Broke Girls, H50 pretty much owned the 10pm time slot.

  • dabro11

    So CBS ran the Texans game last night in Houston. I assume these numbers are unusually inflated.

  • Marge

    LOL. On fire? How do you figure? Because it had ZERO competition?

    I agree. Although I suspect H50 will come down a little and SO not impressed with those numbers for it. Tell me something when it has competion.

  • Max Vrany

    Last time the Texans aired on Monday Night Football the game got a 22.0 household rating on KHOU*. I’d imagine last night’s ratings were somewhat higher. If someone wants to do the math to calculate approximate adjustments for CBS.

    As for Boston, Patriots’ local ratings tend to be somewhat higher and if I had to guess, I’d guess WCVB got a ~32 rating last night.*

    *not counting ESPN, just the local affilate, as ESPN local ratings don’t factor into adjustments.

  • Ram510

    Mike & Molly sucks! I can’t wait for it to go away its not funny, so hopefully next year is its last

  • Nick

    Houston market is really affecting the CBS numbers. I see a big drop once final numbers are out.

  • Derek

    BREAKING NEWS: In wake of last night’s Gossip Girl getting a .5 rating and cracking 1 million viewers, The CW has decided to UNCANCEL its veteran series for FOUR MORE juicy seasons! ;)

  • SoCal

    2 Broke Girls was new at 930

  • Sarah

    I wish Bones was on last night.

  • r0ckmypants

    The Buble holiday special was almost unwatchable… very obviously lip-synched and kind of creepy at times.

    Good to see Gossip Girl has the chance to go out a bit of a higher note… dreadful numbers still, but better than it could be.

  • javier

    the voice flop
    2 broke girls boom
    90210 boom

  • Roswell

    @sarah why? it woould have just gotten another series low…

    Great for 90210


    NBC The Voice still is heard the loudest, but a big thump for Take It All & a hoarse melody from Buble

    FOX went absolutely nowhere w/ the Country Awards

    CW up for 90210 to a season high for GG–WTG for what it’s worth


    But if numbers hold, EMHO is too scary & Castle again basement boy

    CBS outstanding from 8-10 & H50 2.7 is ABC/NBC @ 10 combined

  • Annihilator

    The American Country Awards tanked like we knew it would. I agree that the country music fans don’t seem to give a care about the American Country Awards. Even they are probably feeling that its overkill. The truth is most of these country music award shows need to only be shown on CMT.

  • Brandy

    Good for GG & 90210,both fairly good episodes last night and hopefully they don’t adjust down..Yay for 2 BGs, hopefully they don’t adjust much.

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