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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  • Marge


    We’ll just have to agree to disagree on this score. The only reason H50 “looks like” it’s rebounding is of the lack of competition the last few weeks

  • Beth

    I think Bones would have done better than the ACAs, but that’s just my opinion.

  • Mon

    I expect atmost a -0.3 adjustment (= to adjustment last October 8 when CBS was preempted in Houston) for CBS since Texans was not doing that well against the Patriots. Houston viewers could have turned to other channels. High 3s is great for 2 Broke Girls and it improve Mike & Molly ratings at 9:30 and possibly helped Hawaii Five-0.

  • Ateofi

    Marge, i am not taking into consideration this week ratings, because there is zero competition for h50. I think of the ratings from two weeks ago when h50 pulled 2.3 against “revolution” midseason finale. Three weeks ago h50 pulled 2.2 – don’t tell there was no competition then. H50 has been rebounding slowly from bad premiere numbers of 1.8 – it gained 0.5 in the demo. It’s gradual but noticeable improvement. yes it’s far from last season – i wrote this many times, but i ma happy with each small gain and certainly this show is not dead yet like some posters here sugest.

  • Hubert R. Wentland

    @ Mon, i guess you’re right, but it still doesn’t work for me – the girls just needed $20 000 and a good advertisment so the shop can make money, they never had to have that $250 000 physically ;) last season, they made me believe they will actually win the lottery in the series finale, and suddenly boom two weeks ago! – they have a local, and open the shop. If this was so quick to do, I guess sometime in the future when the show eventually becomes boring it will be not hard to change the set, throw new characters in and refresh the whole thing. Good.

  • Ateofi

    I only hope h50 will not be adjusted down.

  • Jamey

    The Voice this year seems overly contrived. Don’t get the Cassadee Pope love other then she already had a large following and they have made it hers to win. Quit watching when Amanda left. Looks like a few others did too. Glad to see H50 up. You are right – too much competition at that time slot normally.

  • POIFanatic

    Having no Revolution or Castle against it and 2BG with almost a 4.0 in the demo as a lead-in might have helped H50. Lets see how it fares in the finals.

    Take It All is way lower than I expected though.

  • silvit
  • Nick

    Big Bang Theory is a beast. The only true hit show on television at the moment.

  • DeanW

    CBS should consider moving TBBT to Monday next season.

  • Mon

    A lot of things can still go wrong in their mini cupcake shop (or stand ’cause that’s how it looks like for now) especially they don’t have busibess experience. They still need more money beyond the $20,000 Sophie lend to them. They could be robbed. Or that area doesn’t have a lot of customers and the cupcakes end up spoiling and their losses could keep piling up. Nothing’s guaranteed yet. By the way, how generous is Sophie? I really liked her when she was just recurring character. She became annoying later last season and early this season when the writers forced her too much. All she had to do was walk in the diner and interrupt Max and Caroline (the same is also true in their apartment) and tell or do stupid things getting rid of customers siting on her booth, breaking furnitures etc. But since last week, I like her again. I hope the writers tone her character down a bit.

  • joel

    Once you watch Take It All long enough to see how it works, which takes about 10 minutes, it’s not bad. Although fundamentally it’s like The Price Is Right, so one could argue it’s a ripoff.

    After last night’s The Voice I was sure Trevin Hunte is toast and today’s iTunes charts confirm that. Casadee Pope is the favorite to win and will no doubt be the biggest pop star, but technically I don’t think she has the absolute best voice of the top 3 contestants. I guess you could say she has the X-Factor (dig intended).

  • Mon

    But I’m not saying $20,000 is not enough to put up a full running business. It just really depends on alot of unpredictable factors.

  • Nick

    @joel Cassadee Pope deserves to win. She’s been racking up sales all season long. In all honesty, it should have been her and Amanda Brown in the final 2 with Trevin gone a long time ago. He’s consistently been one of the worst performers, and the way Cee Lo kicked Amanda to the curb in favor of him really makes me wish Amanda had survived him.

  • TeeVeeViewer

    It’s a sad statement about our society that the vulgar and crude “Two Broke Girls” are as high in the ratings as they are. They celebrate the perverse and stupid.

  • Flarikker

    Caught “Take It All” last night. It seemed so fake with over dramatic contestants. Will be suprised if it does better than 2.2 tonight.

  • Networkman

    I thought Take it All would garner between 2.4-2.7 demo. With Howe Mendal being well known from AGT and Deal or no Deal and with it following The Voice, I feel it should have done a little bit better.

    It seems like there is Country music award every other month. I don’t feel they need to be constantly aired on broadcast TV. But I guess FOX just wanted to air the special to cut down on repeats of their scripted programming.

  • Jennifer

    Too many theories… If 9-0 stabilizes ok it will get renewed, either a 10 or 13-episode season or a full one BUT then it will be the last one IMO. The ratings won’t improve much.
    I’d like it not to renewed because it’s the stupidiest show.

    GG clearly deserved 10 episodes to close; The CW owed it to the fans. and BTW when you compare ratings, compare the ratings with the same season of the other show. So when GG was in its fifth year, it did better than 9-0 so imagine what 9-0 will be next year when it’s pretty much the same as GG. See my logic? LOL.
    GG couldn’t suddenly stop without getting closure and so did One Tree Hill but 9-0 has never been the hit GG once was. The show that replaced GG in terms of success is TVD and when its ratings will seriously go down (not this year or nor next year) it will also deserve episodes/season of closure.

    I wonder when SPN will stop; it’s getting old ^^

  • Cee

    Yay 90210!

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