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[11/27/12 - 08:26 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Night of Across-the-Board Gains
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for monday, november 26, 2012)

Here are the highlights of the 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night:

NBC (11.03 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.8, #1) emerged from the holiday weekend on top with a new "The Voice" (12.19 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 4.2, #1) and the fall finale of "Revolution" (8.71 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.9, #6).

CBS (10.15 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.1, #2) then took home the silver with its mix of "How I Met Your Mother" (8.77 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 3.4, #4), a repeat of "The Big Bang Theory" (9.00 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 3.2, #5), "2 Broke Girls" (11.68 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 4.0, #2), "Mike & Molly" (11.25 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 3.6, #3) and "Hawaii Five-0" (10.11 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.3, #T8).

Next up was ABC (9.34 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T3) with the penultimate "Dancing with the Stars" (16.03 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.6, #7) followed by the return of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" (6.74 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.3, #10) and a second "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" (5.24 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T11).

Meanwhile, FOX (5.96 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T3) shared the bronze with originals from "Bones" (7.92 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 2.3, #T8) and "The Mob Doctor" (4.00 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T11).

And finally, new episodes of "90210" (1.03 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #13) and "Gossip Girl" (0.85 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #14) on The CW (0.94 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #5) rounded out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "90210" delivered a 0.8 rating while "Gossip Girl" posted a 0.9 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - Gossip Girl
+33.33% - The Mob Doctor
+25.00% - 90210
+24.14% - Mike & Molly
+17.65% - 2 Broke Girls
+15.00% - Bones
+13.51% - The Voice
+13.33% - How I Met Your Mother
+13.04% - Dancing with the Stars
+11.54% - Revolution
+4.55% - Hawaii Five-0

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+147.06% - The Voice (vs. The Sing-Off)
+141.67% - Revolution (vs. Rock Center With Brian Williams)
+33.33% - Mike & Molly (vs. Mike & Molly (Repeat))
+29.03% - 2 Broke Girls (vs. Two and a Half Men (Repeat))
+17.24% - How I Met Your Mother (vs. How I Met Your Mother (Repeat))
+9.52% - Hawaii Five-0 (vs. Hawaii Five-0 (Repeat))
+4.55% - Bones (vs. Terra Nova)
+1.96% - Dancing with the Stars (vs. Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas/Shrek the Halls)
-7.14% - Extreme Makeover: Home Edition - 9:00 (vs. You Deserve It)
-7.69% - Extreme Makeover: Home Edition - 10:00 (vs. Castle (Repeat))
-16.67% - 90210 (vs. Gossip Girl)
-50.00% - Gossip Girl (vs. Hart of Dixie)
-53.85% - 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," 3.1/8; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.3/6 with an encore; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.0/7; 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," 1.0/5; "Late Show," 0.6/3 with an encore; "Nightline," 0.9/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.

* At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.4/5 in metered-market households with an encore) beat CBS's first-run "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.2/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49 with an encore) tied "Late Late Show" (0.4/3).

* At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.9/4 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/2 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 (11/28/11):

CBS (8.51 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.7, #1) took home top honors on Monday despite an all-repeat mix of "How I Met Your Mother" (7.99 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.9, #3), "2 Broke Girls" (9.15 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.3, #1), "Two and a Half Men" (9.69 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.1, #2), "Mike & Molly" (8.53 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.7, #4) and "Hawaii Five-0" (7.85 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.1, #9).

FOX (7.26 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.4, #2) then moved up to second place with new episodes of "Terra Nova" (7.19 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 2.2, #8) and "House" (7.33 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.6, #T5).

Next up was ABC (5.85 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.7, #3) with repeats of "Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas" (7.67 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.5, #7) and "Shrek the Halls" (7.66 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.6, #T5) followed by a new "You Deserve It" (4.36 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.4, #11) and a repeat of "Castle" (5.52 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.3, #12).

Meanwhile, NBC (5.95 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.5, #4) offered up the season finale of "The Sing-Off" (6.43 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.7, #10) and a new "Rock Center With Brian Williams" (4.98 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.2, #13).

And finally, originals of "Gossip Girl" (1.34 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.6, #15) and "Hart of Dixie" (1.87 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.8, #14) on The CW (1.60 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 1.2 rating while "Dixie" posted a 1.7 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - Rock Center With Brian Williams
+21.43% - The Sing-Off
+14.29% - Hart of Dixie
+4.76% - Terra Nova
+4.00% - House
-14.29% - Gossip Girl
-33.33% - You Deserve It

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+37.50% - Terra Nova (vs. House (Repeat))
+18.18% - House (vs. Lie to Me)
+7.69% - You Deserve It (vs. Skating With the Stars/CMA Country Christmas)
-12.82% - The Sing-Off (vs. Chuck/The Event)
-20.00% - Hart of Dixie (vs. Gossip Girl)
-25.00% - Rock Center With Brian Williams (vs. Chase)
-40.00% - Gossip Girl (vs. 90210)

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," 3.1/8; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.0/5 with an encore; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 2.9/7; 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 with an encore; "Nightline," 0.8/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/2.

At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.6/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "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) topped "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.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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