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[10/30/12 - 11:24 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Voice" Climbs to Season High for NBC
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for monday, october 29, 2012)

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

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Widespread preemptions in major markets on the East Coast make these numbers subject to significant revision.]

NBC (11.36 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 4.4, #1) was the top draw on a Hurricane Sandy-disrupted evening with new episodes of "The Voice" (12.84 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 5.0, #1) and "Revolution" (8.39 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 3.1, #2).

ABC (13.84 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.7, #2) then was the most-watched with originals from "Dancing with the Stars" (14.78 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.7, #T3) and "Castle" (11.95 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.7, #T3).

Meanwhile, CBS (7.19 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.2, #3) offered up repeats of "How I Met Your Mother" (7.26 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.4, #6), "Partners" (5.54 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.8, #9), "2 Broke Girls" (7.52 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.5, #5) and "Mike & Molly" (6.92 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.2, #7) plus a "CBS News Special" (7.97 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.1, #8).

Next up was FOX (2.67 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4) with repeats of "The X Factor" (2.95 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.1, #10) and a second "The X Factor" (2.39 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.9, #11).

And finally, encores of "90210" (0.99 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #12) and "Gossip Girl" (0.67 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #13) on The CW (0.83 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) closed out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "90210" delivered a 0.7 rating while "Gossip Girl" posted a 0.5 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+35.00% - Castle (vs. 10/15/12)
+19.05% - The Voice
+12.50% - Dancing with the Stars
-8.82% - Revolution (vs. 10/15/12)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+257.14% - The Voice (vs. The Sing-Off)
+210.00% - Revolution (vs. Rock Center With Brian Williams)
+6.72% - Dancing with the Stars (vs. Scared Shrekless (Repeat)/Dancing With the Stars)
-6.90% - Castle

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," 3.3/8; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 3.3/8; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 4.2/10; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.3/7.

* In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 1.0/5; "Late Show," 0.9/4; "Nightline," 1.3/5; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.8/4.

* At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.7/6 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.4/5). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.4/3).

* At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 1.0/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/3 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 (10/31/11):

CBS (11.29 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.8, #1) was the network to beat on Monday with its original mix of "How I Met Your Mother" (10.70 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 4.1, #3), "2 Broke Girls" (11.14 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 4.2, #2), "Two and a Half Men" (13.81 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 4.7, #1), "Mike & Molly" (11.53 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 3.8, #4) and "Hawaii Five-0" (10.28 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.9, #T5).

The silver then went to ABC (13.90 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.7, #2) and its lineup of "Scared Shrekless" (8.68 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.7, #10), "Dancing With the Stars" (16.28 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.8, #7) and "Castle" (12.94 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.9, #T5).

Next up was FOX (6.46 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.3, #3) with fresh installments of "Terra Nova" (6.38 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 2.1, #9) and "House" (3.55 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 2.5, #8).

Meanwhile, NBC (4.30 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #4) offered up a new "The Sing-Off" (4.39 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.4, #11) and the premiere of "Rock Center With Brian Williams" (4.13 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.0, #12).

And finally, repeats of "Ringer" (1.02 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T13) and another "Ringer" (0.87 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T13) on The CW (0.94 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+16.00% - Castle
-4.65% - How I Met Your Mother
-6.67% - The Sing-Off
-8.70% - 2 Broke Girls
-9.68% - Dancing With the Stars
-12.12% - Hawaii Five-0
-13.64% - Mike & Molly
-16.07% - Two and a Half Men
-19.35% - House (vs. 10/17/11)
-22.22% - Terra Nova (vs. 10/17/11)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+23.53% - 2 Broke Girls (vs. Rules of Engagement)
+10.81% - How I Met Your Mother
+5.56% - Mike & Molly
+3.57% - Castle
0.00% - Two and a Half Men
-3.33% - Hawaii Five-0
-26.47% - House (vs. World Series, Game 5)
-30.00% - Dancing With the Stars
-31.71% - The Sing-Off (vs. Chuck/The Women of SNL)
-38.24% - Terra Nova (vs. World Series, Game 5)
-52.38% - Rock Center With Brian Williams (vs. The Women of SNL)

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," 2.7/7; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.4/8; 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," 0.8/4; "Late Show," 0.7/3; "Nightline," 1.1/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.

At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.4/5 in metered-market households) tied CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.4/5). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49) tied "Late Late Show" (0.5/3).

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.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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