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[10/16/12 - 08:22 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Demos as "The Voice," "Revolution" Grow from Last Week
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for monday, october 15, 2012)

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

NBC (11.47 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 4.3, #1) was the network to beat as the Peacock saw week-to-week growth from "The Voice" (12.79 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 4.8, #1) and "Revolution" (8.82 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 3.4, #2).

CBS (8.23 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.6, #2) then took home the silver with its mix of "How I Met Your Mother" (8.08 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 3.2, #4), "Partners" (6.21 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T6), "2 Broke Girls" (9.21 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 3.3, #3), "Mike & Molly" (9.03 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 3.0, #5) and "Hawaii Five-0" (8.44 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.0, #T8).

Next up was ABC (12.60 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.1, #3) with original installments of "Dancing with the Stars" (13.47 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T6) and "Castle" (10.87 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.0, #T8).

Meanwhile, FOX (4.75 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #4) was out of the hunt with its coverage of the "NLCS, Game 2" (4.75 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.3, #10).

And finally, week two of "90210" (1.07 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #11) and "Gossip Girl" (0.76 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #12) on The CW (0.92 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #5) closed out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "90210" delivered a 1.0 rating while "Gossip Girl" posted a 0.8 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+20.00% - 90210
+9.68% - Revolution
+2.13% - The Voice
0.00% - How I Met Your Mother
0.00% - Dancing with the Stars
0.00% - Gossip Girl
-3.23% - Mike & Molly
-4.55% - Partners
-9.09% - Castle
-9.09% - Hawaii Five-0
-10.81% - 2 Broke Girls

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+325.00% - Revolution (vs. Prime Suspect (Repeat))
+200.00% - The Voice (vs. The Sing-Off)
0.00% - 90210 (vs. Gossip Girl)
-21.95% - How I Met Your Mother
-23.08% - Mike & Molly
-23.08% - Castle
-34.38% - Dancing with the Stars
-35.48% - Hawaii Five-0
-36.54% - 2 Broke Girls (vs. Two and a Half Men)
-42.86% - Gossip Girl (vs. Hart of Dixie)
-51.16% - Partners (vs. 2 Broke Girls)

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," 3.4/8; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.8/6.

* 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," 1.0/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/4.

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

* At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/4 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 (10/17/11):

CBS (11.54 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 4.0, #1) was the top demo draw on Monday with its usual mix of "How I Met Your Mother" (9.77 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 4.1, #3), "2 Broke Girls" (11.29 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 4.3, #2), "Two and a Half Men" (14.85 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 5.2, #1), "Mike & Molly" (11.59 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.9, #4) and "Hawaii Five-0" (10.87 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 3.1, #T6).

ABC (15.48 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.0, #2) then was the most-watched network with new episodes of "Dancing With the Stars" (17.47 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.2, #5) and "Castle" (11.50 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.6, #9).

Next up was FOX (8.17 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.9, #3) with fresh installments of "Terra Nova" (7.97 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 2.7, #8) and "House" (8.37 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 3.1, #T6).

Meanwhile, NBC (3.79 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #4) continued to struggle with a new "The Sing-Off" (4.32 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.6, #10) and a repeat of "Prime Suspect" (2.74 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #11).

And finally, new episodes of "Gossip Girl" (1.31 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #13) and "Hart of Dixie" (1.75 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #12) on The CW (1.53 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 1.1 rating while "Dixie" posted a 1.2 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+34.78% - House
+19.23% - Hawaii Five-0
+16.67% - Hart of Dixie
+14.29% - The Sing-Off
+8.33% - Castle
+5.13% - How I Met Your Mother
+3.85% - Terra Nova
+3.23% - Dancing With the Stars
+2.38% - 2 Broke Girls
0.00% - Gossip Girl
-2.50% - Mike & Molly
-10.34% - Two and a Half Men

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+75.00% - Hart of Dixie (vs. Gossip Girl (Repeat))
+55.00% - House (vs. Lie to Me)
+48.28% - 2 Broke Girls (vs. Rules of Engagement)
+28.13% - How I Met Your Mother
+20.93% - Two and a Half Men
+20.00% - Gossip Girl (vs. 90210 (Repeat))
+14.71% - Mike & Molly
+6.90% - Hawaii Five-0
-3.70% - Castle
-20.00% - Dancing With the Stars
-21.95% - The Sing-Off (vs. Chuck/The Event)
-25.00% - Terra Nova (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," 2.4/6 with an encore telecast; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.4/6 with an encore; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.6/9; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.5/5 with an encore.

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.6/3 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.8/4 with an encore; "Nightline," 1.1/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3 with an encore.

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" (0.3/2 in 18-49 with an encore) trailed "Late Late Show" (0.4/3).

At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.2/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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