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[09/18/12 - 08:23 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: Big Start for "Revolution," Not So for "The Mob Doctor"
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for monday, september 17, 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 NFL preemptions, Fast Nationals for ABC are approximate.]

NBC (12.79 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.4, #1) was the network to beat on Monday with week two of "The Voice" (13.36 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.6, #1) followed by the launch of "Revolution" (11.65 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 4.1, #2).

FOX (6.46 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.9, #2) then claimed a distant second place with the season premiere of "Bones" (7.82 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.3, #3) and the debut of "The Mob Doctor" (5.09 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.5, #7).

Next up was ABC (6.22 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.7, #3) with its annual presentation of the "CMA Music Festival: Country's Night To Rock" (6.22 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.7, #4).

Meanwhile, CBS (4.53 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #4) offered up repeats of "How I Met Your Mother" (4.41 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T8), another "How I Met Your Mother" (4.17 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T8), "2 Broke Girls" (4.90 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T5), another "2 Broke Girls" (4.91 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T5) and "Hawaii Five-0" (4.39 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #10).

And finally on The CW (0.67 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5), a new "The L.A. Complex" (0.81 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #11) and second "The L.A. Complex" (0.54 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #12) 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 0.2 rating at 9:00/8:00c.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - The L.A. Complex
+12.20% - The Voice

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+156.25% - Revolution (vs. The Playboy Club)
+142.11% - The Voice (vs. The Sing-Off)
-8.00% - Bones (vs. Hell's Kitchen)
-20.00% - The L.A. Complex (vs. H8R (Repeat))
-42.31% - The Mob Doctor (vs. Hell's Kitchen)
-50.00% - The L.A. Complex (vs. Ringer (Repeat))
-54.05% - CMA Music Festival: Country's Night To Rock (vs. Dancing With the Stars/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," 2.5/6 with an encore telecast; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 1.8/5 with an encore; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 2.7/6; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.2/4.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.7/3 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.4/2 with an encore; "Nightline," 0.7/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/2.

· At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.2/4 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (0.9/3). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/2).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.2/2 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 (9/19/11):

CBS (15.73 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 5.7, #1) kicked off the 2011-12 season on top thanks to the season premiere of How I Met Your Mother (11.26 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 4.7, #4), a second How I Met Your Mother (S) (12.24 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 5.1, #3), the return of Two and a Half Men (27.76 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 10.3, #1), the premiere of 2 Broke Girls (19.15 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 7.0, #2) and the season opener to Hawaii Five-0 (12.00 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 3.4, #6).

ABC (16.91 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.7, #2) however was the most-watched network with the season premieres of Dancing With the Stars (18.57 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.9, #5) and Castle (13.60 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 3.3, #7).

Next up was FOX (5.87 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.5, #3) with a new Hell's Kitchen (5.85 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 2.5, #9) followed by the season finale of Hell's Kitchen (5.88 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.6, #8).

Meanwhile, NBC (5.13 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.8, #4) was out of the hunt with the return of The Sing-Off (5.20 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.9, #10) alongside the debut of The Playboy Club (5.01 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.6, #11).

And finally, encores of H8R (1.20 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #12) and Ringer (1.01 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #13) on The CW (1.11 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) rounded out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "H8R" posted a 0.7 rating while "Ringer" delivered a 0.6 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+8.33% - Hell's Kitchen

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+114.58% - Two and a Half Men
+100.00% - Hell's Kitchen - 9:00 (vs. Lone Star)
+79.49% - 2 Broke Girls (vs. Mike & Molly)
+64.52% - How I Met Your Mother (vs. Rules of Engagement)
+30.56% - How I Met Your Mother
+17.86% - Castle
-10.53% - Hawaii Five-0
-20.41% - Dancing With the Stars
-34.48% - The Sing-Off (vs. Chuck/The Event)
-36.00% - The Playboy Club (vs. Chase)
-40.48% - Hell's Kitchen - 8:00 (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," 2.8/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.5/6; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.5/8; 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," 0.8/4; "Late Show," 0.7/3; "Nightline," 1.0/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.

At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.3/5 in metered-market households with an encore) tied CBS's first-run "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.3/5). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49 with an encore) topped "Late Late Show" (0.4/3).

At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households 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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