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[11/20/12 - 08:29 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "The Voice" Top Demos for 10th Straight Week
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for monday, november 19, 2012)

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

NBC (9.38 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.3, #1) was the top demo draw for the 10th straight Monday thanks to new episodes of "The Voice" (10.54 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.7, #1) - its season low for a Monday telecast - and "Revolution" (7.04 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 2.6, #5) - tied as its lowest rating to date.

CBS (8.47 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.6, #2) then took home the silver with its mix of "How I Met Your Mother" (7.87 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 3.0, #3), a repeat of "Two and a Half Men" (6.37 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 2.1, #8), "2 Broke Girls" (9.74 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 3.4, #2), "Mike & Molly" (9.24 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.9, #4) and "Hawaii Five-0" (8.80 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.2, #7).

Next up was ABC (12.88 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.2, #3) with originals from "Dancing with the Stars" (14.08 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.3, #6) and "Castle" (10.48 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.0, #T9).

Meanwhile, FOX (5.13 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #4) offered up new episodes of "Bones" (7.12 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.0, #T9) and the struggling "The Mob Doctor" (3.13 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.9, #11).

And finally, fresh installments of "90210" (0.78 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #12) and "Gossip Girl" (0.70 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #13) closed out the evening over on The CW (0.74 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "90210" delivered a 0.5 rating while "Gossip Girl" posted a 0.6 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+10.00% - Hawaii Five-0
+6.25% - 2 Broke Girls
+5.26% - Bones
+4.55% - Dancing with the Stars
0.00% - How I Met Your Mother
0.00% - Revolution
0.00% - The Mob Doctor
-3.33% - Mike & Molly
-4.76% - Castle
-13.95% - The Voice
-25.00% - Gossip Girl
-33.33% - 90210

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+188.89% - Revolution (vs. Rock Center With Brian Williams)
+164.29% - The Voice (vs. The Sing-Off)
-4.76% - Bones (vs. Terra Nova)
-19.30% - Dancing with the Stars (vs. Dancing With the Stars/You Deserve It)
-21.43% - Hawaii Five-0
-25.93% - Castle
-30.23% - How I Met Your Mother
-30.95% - Mike & Molly
-34.62% - 2 Broke Girls (vs. Two and a Half Men)
-42.86% - 90210 (vs. Gossip Girl)
-57.14% - Gossip Girl (vs. Hart of Dixie)
-64.00% - 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," 2.9/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.5/6; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.2/8; 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," 0.9/4; "Late Show," 0.8/4; "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" (1.3/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49) tied "Late Late Show" (0.4/2).

* At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.9/4 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (11/21/11):

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Due to local NFL preemptions, Fast Nationals for ABC are approximate.]

CBS (11.97 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" (10.07 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 4.3, #3), "2 Broke Girls" (11.19 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 4.4, #2), "Two and a Half Men" (15.74 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 5.2, #1), "Mike & Molly" (13.10 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 4.2, #4) and "Hawaii Five-0" (10.34 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.8, #6).

A silver medal then went to ABC (14.00 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.8, #2) with the penultimate installment of "Dancing With the Stars" (20.04 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.6, #5), the series premiere of "You Deserve It" (10.05 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T9) and a new "Castle" (11.92 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.7, #7).

Next up was FOX (6.92 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.3, #3) with fresh installments of "Terra Nova" (6.49 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T9) and "House" (7.34 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 2.5, #8).

Meanwhile, NBC (4.04 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #4) continued to struggle with its pairing of "The Sing-Off" (4.25 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.4, #11) and "Rock Center With Brian Williams" (3.63 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.9, #12).

And finally, new episodes of "Gossip Girl" (1.48 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T13) and "Hart of Dixie" (1.79 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T13) on The CW (1.64 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 1.3 rating while "Dixie" posted a 1.3 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+16.67% - Hart of Dixie
+16.67% - Gossip Girl
+8.00% - Castle (vs. 11/7/11)
+5.88% - Dancing With the Stars
0.00% - House
-1.89% - Two and a Half Men
-4.44% - How I Met Your Mother
-4.55% - Mike & Molly
-6.67% - The Sing-Off
-8.33% - 2 Broke Girls
-8.70% - Terra Nova
-15.15% - Hawaii Five-0
-30.77% - Rock Center With Brian Williams

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+133.33% - Hart of Dixie (vs. Gossip Girl (Repeat))
+133.33% - Gossip Girl (vs. 90210 (Repeat))
+51.72% - 2 Broke Girls (vs. Rules of Engagement)
+38.89% - House (vs. Lie to Me)
+22.86% - How I Met Your Mother
+22.73% - Castle (vs. Skating With the Stars)
+15.56% - Two and a Half Men
+5.00% - Mike & Molly
-12.50% - Hawaii Five-0
-17.65% - The Sing-Off (vs. Chuck/The Event)
-23.40% - Dancing With the Stars
-35.71% - Rock Center With Brian Williams (vs. Chase)
-36.36% - You Deserve It (vs. Dancing With the Stars/Skating With the Stars)
-38.24% - 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," 2.7/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.7/7; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 4.0/9; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.7/5.

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," 1.3/6; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/4.

At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.3/4 in metered-market households) trailed CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.4/5). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/2 in 18-49) trailed "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 0.3/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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