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TV Ratings Monday: 'Gossip Girl' Up for Series Finale, 'How I Met Your Mother', 'The Voice' & 'Mike & Molly' Up + 'Hawaii Five-0' Dips

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December 18th, 2012

Scoreboard CBS NBC UNI FOX ABC CW
Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 3.1/8 2.9/8 1.4/4 1.2/3 1.1/3 0.7/2
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 2.3/7 2.4/7 1.2/4 1.1/3 0.7/2 1.0/3
Total Viewers (million) 9.811 9.318 3.647 3.311 4.837 1.417

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Last night’s Monday Night Football game (Jets/Titans) was simulcast on the ABC affiliate in Nashville. As a result, the 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, a special one-hour How I Met Your Mother earned a 3.4, up two tenths from last week's 3.2. 2 Broke Girls scored a 3.5, down three tenths from last week's 3.8 among adults 18-49. Mike and Molly garnered a 3.3, up two tenths  from its last original's 3.1 two weeks ago. Hawaii Five-O notched a 2.4, down a tenth from last week's 2.5 adults 18-49 rating

On NBC, The Voice performance finale earned a 4.1, up three tenths  from last week's 3.8 adults 18-49 rating and also up three tenths from the last performance show of the previous cycle. The debut of 1600 Penn earned a 2.3. Your predictions were a little optimistic. Take It All garnered a 1.5, down seven tenths after last Monday's 2.2 adults 18-49 rating but up from last Friday's 1.1 .

On ABC, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition earned a 1.0 adults 18-49 rating at 8PM, down three tenths from last week’s 1.3 and a 1.2 at 9PM, even with  last week.

On FOX, the Dreamworks Dragons: Gift of the Night Fury  scored a 1.5 adults 18-49 rating.

On the CW, the series finale of Gossip Girl garnered a  0.8, up two tenths from last week's 0.6 adults 18-49 rating. Your predictions were about right. The Special preceding it earned a 0.6 adults 18-49 rating

Broadcast primetime ratings for Monday, December 17, 2012:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM NBC The Voice (8-9:30PM) 4.1 11 13.20
CBS How I Met Your Mother (8-9PM) 3.4 9 8.66
FOX Dreamworks Dragons: Gift of the Night Fury 1.5 4 3.90
ABC Extreme Makeover: Home Edition 1.0 3 4.24
CW Gossip Girl Special 0.6 2 1.33
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8:30 PM FOX Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas -R 1.5 4 4.02
9:00PM CBS 2 Broke Girls 3.5 9 10.16
ABC Extreme Makeover: Home Edition 1.2 3 4.88
FOX Happiness is a Warm Blanket Charlie Brown -R 0.9 2 2.66

CW

 Gossip Girl 

           0.8

 

              2

 

             1.51 

 

9:30PM CBS Mike & Molly 3.3 8 10.80
NBC 1600 Penn -P 2.3 6 7.19
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10:00PM CBS Hawaii Five-O 2.4 6 10.29
NBC Take it All 1.5 4 4.51
ABC Castle -R 1.1 3 5.40

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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," 2.9/7; CBS's "Late Show with David
Letterman," 2.6/6; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.3/7; and "Jimmy
Kimmel Live," 1.5/5.  

*	In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results
were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.9/4; "Late Show," 0.7/3;
"Nightline," 1.0/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.

*	At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.4/5 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" (0.3/2).

*	At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/3 in
metered-market households and a 0.2/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25
markets with local people meters.

You can see TV ratings from other recent Overnight ratings reports here.

Definitions:

Fast Affiliate Ratings: These first national ratings, including demographics, are available at approximately 11 AM (ET) the day after telecast, and are released to subscribing customers daily. These data, from the National People Meter sample, are strictly time-period information, based on the normal broadcast network feed, and include all programming on the affiliated stations, sometimes including network programming, sometimes not. The figures may include stations that did not air the entire network feed, as well as local news breaks or cutaways for local coverage or other programming. Fast Affiliate ratings are not as useful for live programs and are likely to differ significantly from the final results, because the data reflect normal broadcast feed patterns. For example, with a World Series game, Fast Affiliate Ratings would include whatever aired from 8-11PM on affiliates in the Pacific Time Zone, following the live football game, but not game coverage that begins at 5PM PT. The same would be true of Presidential debates as well as live award shows and breaking news reports.

Rating: Estimated percentage of the universe of TV households (or other specified group) tuned to a program in the average minute. Ratings are expressed as a percent.

Share (of Audience): The percent of households (or persons) using television who are tuned to a specific program, station or network in a specific area at a specific time. (See also, Rating, which represents tuning or viewing as a percent of the entire population being measured.)

Time Shifted Viewing – Program ratings for national sources are produced in three streams of data – Live, Live+Same Day (Live+SD) and Live+7 Day. Time shifted figures account for incremental viewing that takes place with DVRs. Live+Same Day (Live+SD) include viewing during the same broadcast day as the original telecast, with a cut-off of 3:00AM local time when meters transmit daily viewing to Nielsen for processing. Live+7 Day ratings include incremental viewing that takes place during the 7 days following a telecast.

For more information see Numbers 101 and Numbers 102.

 
  • Ale

    Gossip Girl ending was so anticlimatic! I stopped watching the show in the middle on season 3 and decided to watch the finale, it was weird! Serena and Dan as a endgame couple was nice it reminds me of season 1; that season was flawless. Kristen Bell cameo was fun to watch. In a weird way I will miss the show.

    My Smallville heart was a little bitter by the fact that GG got a special retrospective and Smallville didn’t.

  • Nicole

    i knew gossip girl wouldnt beat OTH.. that was a way better show. Which is why it lasted 9 years. Time for the CW to get rid of everything except 2 shows.. everything else sucks. And now that twilights over im gunna bet VD ends after next season.. the vampire thing is old and played out, and the show will suffer and then be cancelled after 1 more season. Then what will the CW do?? lol

  • Fake Me Out

    @Nicole

    … vampire thing is old and played out… cancelled after 1 more season. Then what will the CW do??

    ZOMBIES!

  • Nicole

    lol at the person above me.

  • Networkman

    @TVDude, I absolutely agree with you. Guys with Kids will need the opportunity to breakout. NBC should air a couple episodes after The Voice. This is their best show with potential. It is relatable and something that the majority of families can watch together.

    Ranking the NBC comedies in order of priority

    1. Guys with Kids
    2. Go On
    3. Whitney
    4. The New Normal

    These are the only four that should return next season. I would love for Community to get another chance but NBC always gives it the shaft.

  • easy

    Five-0 and Elementary are in excellent positions right now as 10pm shows.
    Glad to see both up over all in the last few weeks.

    Fantastic!!

  • Derrick

    ” I actually really liked the Gossip Girl finale… the reveal of Gossip Girl was surprisingly smart. ”

    ugh, not it wasnt, Dan cant possibly be gossip girl.There are to many plot holes for that to even be possible.

  • Derrick

    ” Nicole
    Posted December 18, 2012 at 1:09 PM
    i knew gossip girl wouldnt beat OTH.. that was a way better show. Which is why it lasted 9 years. Time for the CW to get rid of everything except 2 shows.. everything else sucks. And now that twilights over im gunna bet VD ends after next season.. the vampire thing is old and played out, and the show will suffer and then be cancelled after 1 more season. Then what will the CW do?? lol ”

    Why would the 2 of those(vampire related franchises) be connected ?

  • olivier

    i will miss GG, despite the bad writing for the last episodes. I feel really nostalgic towards that show! I remember the first season like it was yesterday. Great finale with great cameos, thank you and….xoxo

  • Monica

    Marge-

    “Considering there is Vegas and the rest of CBS lineup at 10 is repeats, you are probably correct, not much to brag about.”

    You do realize that Hawaii Five-o WON with a 2.5 last week out of all 10pm shows on every network, right? Therefore, a 2.4 is not bad at all, thank you.

  • Nicole

    Derrick.. they are connected because VD started after Twilight was popular.. vampires were the new big thing. Thats why the show took off, now that the vampire thing is over.. i think VD will suffer for another season and then be cancelled.

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