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[09/25/12 - 08:37 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Holds Off ABC, CBS Premieres in Adults 18-49
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for monday, september 24, 2012)

Here are the highlights of the 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night:

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Due to local market NFL preemptions, Fast Nationals for ABC could be inflated.]

NBC (11.05 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 4.0, #1) held onto the demo crown on Monday with week two of "The Voice" (11.93 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 4.2, #1) and "Revolution" (9.29 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 3.5, #3).

CBS (8.41 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.7, #2) then claimed the silver with its lineup debut of "How I Met Your Mother" (8.66 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 3.4, #4) - its lowest-rated premiere since 2007, "Partners" (6.50 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 2.4, #8), "2 Broke Girls" (10.02 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 3.7, #2), "Mike & Molly" (9.31 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 3.0, #5) - its lowest-rated premiere ever - and "Hawaii Five-0" (7.97 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.9, #10) - a series low.

Next up was ABC (13.51 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.6, #3) with the return of "Dancing with the Stars" (14.58 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.7, #6) - its lowest-rated premiere ever - and "Castle" (11.38 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.5, #7).

Meanwhile, FOX (5.65 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.7, #4) was out of the hunt with the second week of "Bones" (7.34 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 2.2, #9) and "The Mob Doctor" (3.96 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.3, #11).

And finally, a new "The L.A. Complex" (0.65 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #12) and the season finale of "The L.A. Complex" (0.38 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #13) on The CW (0.52 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Complex" delivered a 0.4 rating at 8:00/7:00c and a 0.3 rating at 9:00/8:00c.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - The L.A. Complex - 9:00
-4.35% - Bones
-8.70% - The Voice
-13.33% - The Mob Doctor
-14.63% - Revolution
-25.00% - The L.A. Complex - 8:00

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+169.23% - Revolution (vs. The Playboy Club)
+147.06% - The Voice (vs. The Sing-Off)
-13.79% - Castle
-18.18% - Dancing with the Stars
-22.73% - How I Met Your Mother
-26.67% - Bones (vs. Terra Nova)
-38.78% - Mike & Molly
-42.42% - Hawaii Five-0
-46.67% - Partners (vs. 2 Broke Girls)
-48.61% - 2 Broke Girls (vs. Two and a Half Men)
-58.06% - The Mob Doctor (vs. Terra Nova)
-62.50% - The L.A. Complex - 8:00 (vs. Gossip Girl)
-75.00% - The L.A. Complex - 9:00 (vs. Hart of Dixie)

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," 2.2/5; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.2/7; 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," 0.8/4; "Late Show," 0.5/2; "Nightline," 0.8/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/3.

· 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" (0.4/3 in 18-49 with an encore) 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 with an encore 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 (9/26/11):

CBS (13.05 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 4.6, #1) dominated adults 18-49 once again on Monday with its mix of "How I Met Your Mother" (10.56 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 4.4, #4), "2 Broke Girls" (11.58 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 4.5, #3), "Two and a Half Men" (20.03 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 7.2, #1), "Mike & Molly" (13.98 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 4.9, #2) and "Hawaii Five-0" (11.06 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 3.3, #T5).

ABC (14.65 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.1, #2) then was the most-watched network with new episodes of "Dancing With the Stars" (16.02 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.3, #T5) and "Castle" (11.90 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.9, #9).

Next up was FOX (9.00 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.0, #3) with the premiere of "Terra Nova" (9.03 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 3.0, #8) followed by a second hour of "Terra Nova" (8.97 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 3.1, #7).

Meanwhile, NBC (4.23 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #4) offered up fresh installments of "The Sing-Off" (4.39 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.7, #10) and "The Playboy Club" (3.91 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.3, #11).

And finally, the return of "Gossip Girl" (1.41 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T12) lead into the debut of "Hart of Dixie" (1.78 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T12) on The CW (1.59 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #5). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Gossip Girl" delivered a 1.7 rating while "Dixie" posted a 1.4 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
-2.94% - Hawaii Five-0
-6.38% - How I Met Your Mother
-10.53% - The Sing-Off
-12.12% - Castle
-15.38% - Dancing With the Stars
-18.75% - The Playboy Club
-30.10% - Two and a Half Men
-35.71% - 2 Broke Girls

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+138.46% - Terra Nova - 9:00 (vs. Lone Star)
+50.00% - Two and a Half Men
+40.63% - 2 Broke Girls (vs. Rules of Engagement)
+32.43% - Mike & Molly
+15.79% - How I Met Your Mother
-5.71% - Hawaii Five-0
-9.38% - Castle
-18.92% - Terra Nova - 8:00 (vs. House)
-20.00% - Hart of Dixie (vs. Gossip Girl)
-27.27% - Gossip Girl (vs. 90210)
-30.61% - The Sing-Off (vs. Chuck/The Event)
-31.25% - Dancing With the Stars
-38.10% - The Playboy Club (vs. Chase)

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; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.3/6; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.5/8; 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," 0.7/3; "Late Show," 0.8/3; "Nightline," 1.0/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.

At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.3/4 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) tied "Late Late Show" (0.5/3).

At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.4/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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