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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  • Honey Badger

    Cassadee Pope has the number 49 song on iTunes that was released on November 19, 2012 and today is December 11, 2012. She is a star. NBC must be very happy that The Voice singer is a star.
    49. Over You (The Voice Performance) – Cassadee Pope
    Over You (The Voice Performance) – Single
    Cassadee Pope
    Release Date: November 19, 2012

    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

  • a p garcia

    Nobody but nobody can sing “White Christmas” like Bing Crosby and Michael Buble had to put his 2 cents and fall flat on his face.


    @ Max Vrany & Nick

    Thanks a lot guys! I’m just getting too old for this. But like we discussed last week I’m biting my nails for those cable numbers.

    I’m hoping ABC takes the bigger hit, but CBS will probably be hit just as bad.

  • Deo


    You do know Castle was a rerun, don´t you?

  • carl

    Damn it people! You should talk about The Voice ratings and not the show itself. Hate these spoilers.

  • Jared

    Nice to see 9O21O up..I love that stupid show!..lol

  • LT

    The ABC affiliate in Boston will be a bigger inflation than CBS. My Patriots spanked Houston. Brady is the best ever, enough said. But Patriots dominant victory probably hurt the ratings from hitting it’s full potential.


    @ a p garcia

    If I may put my 2 cents in, Rosemary Clooney also does a knockout version of White Christmas & I have spent the better part of my life trying to figure out whose is better, RC or Bing.

    Will just have to continue listening until I can figure it out!

  • ateofi

    H50 increase in ratings was to expected – still I’m gladto see these naumbers :) I wonder how it will do when “Castle” comes back and when new NBC new show “Deception” premieres in January 2013.


    @ Deo

    Yes! Why would that stop me?

  • Dillan

    Pretty good night for The CW.

    This is why 90210 will get a final season. I’m shocked about GG, this season really has been awful. I’m expecting a 0.6 for next weeks series finale.

    Very good for 2BG!

  • Honey Badger

    @ carl , you obviously do not watch The Voice. They give the iTunes results at the beginning of the Show.

    As for Cassadee Pope winning it all, that is just my personal opinion of what should happen, they haven’t even gotten past the final 4 yet.

    And I think the iTunes votes have an effect on the people watching the show and ratings. If The Voice has many stars and they sell a lot of songs, more people will watch The Voice in the future. NBC will be very happy with the ratings

    Posted December 11, 2012 at 9:19 AM ”
    Damn it people! You should talk about The Voice ratings and not the show itself. Hate these spoilers. “

  • Billy

    Considering 2 Broke Girls did not face The Voice last night and had The Big Bang Theory lead in I thought it would do better. After the Houston adjustment it will not even be a season high.

  • mindilee

    So now H50 is like some of the other nights where shows do well just because there is no competition, yet no one seems to pick on them as much as they do this show. Good episode last night once you got rid of Tom Arnold!! And coming off a major weekend snowstorm I gotta say I could almost feel the warmth of Hawaii!


    The voice did well for just being an hour. My prediction Cassadee pope will win. She is most marketable and the shows best chance at a star. I have really enjoyed this voice season.

    Great CBS numbers. The big bang repeat doing 10 million is crazy. CBS should just keep it it boosts everything for CBS plus its cheap cheap until they found something good. 2 broke girls is doing excellent. Bravo Hawaii 50 I love that show I think it would be great after NCis la on Tuesday night.

  • bluejays

    @Marge and June

    Vegas has similar competition to what HFO had last night most weeks, and does a 1.6. CSI regularly gets a 2.5 up against the mid-ones of Chicago Fire and the lacklustre Nasvhille. Please can you tell me why you aren’t both regularly slating Vegas and CSI as well?

    And Elementary has been pulling low two’s for weeks and weeks now against Scandal, also with low two’s until the last couple weeks, and the one and below rock center!

    So your point about HFO is frankly nonsense – unless you apply it to ALL CBS ten pm shows.

  • K


    Do you really care?

  • K

    Between Castle, Buble, and H50 there really was nothing on at 10pm on regular TV. H50 “won” because it was the best of a bad lot.

  • cc

    Where TBBT goes, ratings seem to follow.

    Enough of these country “awards” shows already! Where’s the real country artists? Now that might be worth watching.

  • katie bug

    How come people talk about the drop with H50 but yet not with any other show? Last Thursday, in the prelim. Two and a Half men had 4.2 and a 12 while POI dropped to 3.2 and a 9. How is this different than what happens with Two Broke Girls and H50? What am I missing other than Five-0 seems to get no respect?

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