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[10/02/12 - 08:31 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Voice," "Revolution" Keep NBC on Top
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for monday, october 1, 2012)

Here are the highlights of the 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night:

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Due to local market preemptions, Fast Nationals for The CW are approximate.]

NBC (11.01 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 4.0, #1) was still the network to beat on Monday with new episodes of "The Voice" (12.32 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.5, #1) and "Revolution" (8.40 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 3.2, #T3).

CBS (7.80 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.6, #2) then claimed second place with its week two mix of "How I Met Your Mother" (8.15 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 3.2, #T3), "Partners" (5.71 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T6), "2 Broke Girls" (9.02 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 3.4, #2), "Mike & Molly" (8.51 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.9, #5) and "Hawaii Five-0" (7.72 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T9).

Next up was ABC (11.58 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.0, #3) and its lineup of "Dancing with the Stars" (12.21 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.0, #8) - its lowest-rated regular telecast ever - and "Castle" (10.33 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T9) - tied as its lowest-rated telecast ever.

Meanwhile, FOX (5.23 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.6, #4) was out of the hunt with originals from "Bones" (6.92 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T6) and "The Mob Doctor" (3.54 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.0, #11).

And finally, The CW (1.72 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #5) closed out the evening with its presentation of the "iHeartRadio Music Festival" (1.72 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #12). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), the special delivered a 0.8 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+7.14% - The Voice
0.00% - Hawaii Five-0
-3.33% - Mike & Molly
-4.55% - Bones
-5.88% - How I Met Your Mother
-8.11% - 2 Broke Girls
-8.57% - Revolution
-12.50% - Partners
-23.08% - The Mob Doctor
-24.00% - Castle
-25.93% - Dancing with the Stars

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+166.67% - Revolution (vs. The Playboy Club)
+150.00% - The Voice (vs. The Sing-Off)
0.00% - iHeartRadio Music Festival (vs. Gossip Girl/Hart of Dixie)
-26.92% - Castle
-28.89% - How I Met Your Mother
-30.00% - Bones (vs. Terra Nova)
-32.56% - Mike & Molly
-35.48% - Dancing with the Stars
-40.63% - Hawaii Five-0
-44.26% - 2 Broke Girls (vs. Two and a Half Men)
-52.27% - Partners (vs. 2 Broke Girls)
-74.36% - The Mob Doctor (vs. House)

In late-night metered market ratings (via NBC's press release):

· In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 2.5/6; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.4/6; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.1/7; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.6/5.

· 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," 0.9/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3.

· At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.2/4 in metered-market households) beat CBS's first-run "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.1/4). 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 0.7/3 in metered-market households and a 0.3/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (10/3/11):

CBS (12.36 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 4.3, #1) was still the network to beat on Monday with its mix of "How I Met Your Mother" (10.50 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 4.5, #2), "2 Broke Girls" (11.37 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 4.4, #3), "Two and a Half Men" (17.28 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 6.1, #1), "Mike & Molly" (13.24 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 4.3, #4) and "Hawaii Five-0" (10.88 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 3.2, #6).

FOX (9.04 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.4, #2) then took home the silver with week two of "Terra Nova" (8.31 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 3.0, #8) and the return of "House" (9.77 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 3.9, #5).

Next up was ABC (14.86 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.9, #3) with fresh installments of "Dancing With the Stars" (16.50 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.1, #7) and "Castle" (11.59 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.6, #9).

Meanwhile, NBC (4.38 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.6, #4) offered up new episodes of "The Sing-Off" (4.88 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.8, #10) and "The Playboy Club" (3.39 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.2, #11).

And finally, new episodes of "Gossip Girl" (1.45 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.7, #13) and "Hart of Dixie" (1.78 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.8, #12) on The CW (1.62 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #5) rounded out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Gossip Girl" delivered a 1.5 rating while "Dixie" posted a 1.4 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+5.88% - The Sing-Off
+2.27% - How I Met Your Mother
0.00% - Terra Nova (8:00 vs. 8:00)
0.00% - Hart of Dixie
-2.22% - 2 Broke Girls
-3.03% - Hawaii Five-0
-6.06% - Dancing With the Stars
-7.69% - The Playboy Club
-10.34% - Castle
-12.24% - Mike & Molly
-12.50% - Gossip Girl
-15.28% - Two and a Half Men

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+77.27% - House (vs. Lie to Me)
+46.67% - 2 Broke Girls (vs. Rules of Engagement)
+35.56% - Two and a Half Men
+32.35% - How I Met Your Mother
+13.16% - Mike & Molly
-8.57% - Hawaii Five-0
-13.33% - Castle
-16.28% - The Sing-Off (vs. Chuck/The Event)
-23.08% - Terra Nova (vs. House)
-27.27% - Hart of Dixie (vs. Gossip Girl)
-29.41% - The Playboy Club (vs. Chase)
-29.55% - Dancing With the Stars
-30.00% - Gossip Girl (vs. 90210)

In late-night metered market ratings (via NBC's press release):

In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 2.3/6; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.3/6; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.6/8; 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," 0.8/3; "Late Show," 0.6/3; "Nightline," 1.1/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.

At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.2/4 in metered-market households with an encore) tied CBS's first-run "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 with an encore) topped "Late Late Show" (0.4/2).

At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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