Broadcast ratings surge on Monday night
ABC's 'Dancing with the Stars' hits a season high
November 27, 2012
Viewers were evidently in the mood to huddle up to the television set on Monday night.
Nearly every show on the Big Five saw gains over last week, even including stinkers like “The Mob Doctor,” a struggling new drama that posted its best rating since the second week of the season.
The across-the-board gains were in stark contrast to the across-the-board declines that have been more common this season.
ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” posted a season-high 2.6 adults 18-49 rating at 8 p.m., according to Nielsen, up 8 percent over last week with part one of its season finale.
That was down from a 2.9 for part one of the season finale last spring.
“Stars” aired just one hour this week as opposed to two last week, which may have helped the competition at 9 p.m. since they weren’t facing “Stars” on ABC. Instead they squared off with “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.”
Evidently few missed the canceled reality show, which is back as a series of specials. Last night’s averaged a 1.3 at 9 p.m. and a 1.2 at 10 p.m.
NBC’s “The Voice” was the night’s top show with a 4.2, up 14 percent over last week. Lead-out “Revolution,” airing its last episode before going on a three-month hiatus, drew its best number since Oct. 29, averaging a 2.9.
CBS’s entire lineup was up over last week, with “Mike & Molly” growing the most, 24 percent, to a season-high 3.6, the night’s No. 2 scripted series behind lead-in “2 Broke Girls” (4.0, also a season high).
Fox’s “Bones” hit a two-month high with a 2.3 at 8 p.m., lifting lead-out “Mob” to a 1.2, its best rating since September.
And the CW’s Tuesday lineup, while still drawing low numbers, was up 25 percent in total viewers.
NBC finished first for the night among 18-49s with a 3.8 average overnight rating and a 9 share, its 10th straight Monday win.
CBS was second at 3.1/8, Univision third at 1.8/4, ABC and Fox tied for fourth at 1.7/4, and CW and Telemundo tied for sixth at 0.5/1.
As a reminder, all ratings are based on live-plus-same-day DVR playback, which includes shows replayed before 3 a.m. the night before. Seven-day DVR data won't be available for several weeks. Forty-six percent of Nielsen households have DVRs.
At 8 p.m. NBC led with a 4.0 for "Voice," followed by CBS with a 3.3 for "How I Met Your Mother" (3.4) and a repeat of "The Big Bang Theory" (3.2). ABC was third with a 2.6 for "Stars," Fox fourth with a 2.3 for "Bones," Univision fifth with a 1.9 for "Por Ella Soy Eva," and CW and Telemundo tied for sixth at 0.5, CW for "90210" and Telemundo for "Rosa Diamante."
NBC was first again at 9 p.m. with a 4.5 for more "Voice," followed again by CBS with a 3.8 for "2 Broke Girls" (4.0) and "Mike & Molly" (3.6). Univision was third with a 1.9 for "Amores Verdaderos," ABC fourth with a 1.3 for "Makeover," Fox fifth with a 1.2 for "Mob," Telemundo sixth with a 0.5 for "Corazon Valiente" and CW seventh with a 0.4 for "Gossip Girl."
At 10 p.m. NBC was first with a 2.9 for "Revolution," while CBS remained second with a 2.3 for "Hawaii Five-0." Univision was third with a 1.4 for "Amor Bravio," ABC fourth with a 1.2 for more "Makeover" and Telemundo fifth with a 0.5 for "Pablo Escobar: El Patron del Mal" (0.7) and "El Rostro de la Venganza" (0.4).
CBS and NBC tied for first for the night among households, each with a 6.4 average overnight rating and a 10 share. ABC was third at 6.1/9, Fox fourth at 3.5/5, Univision fifth at 2.0/3 and Telemundo and CW tied for sixth at 0.7/1.
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