One of NBC's Top New Series Showing Signs of Ratings Weakness TVbytheNumbers
A show that has been helping NBC undergo a ratings turnaround this season hit an all-time low in the ratings Monday night, based on Nielsen overnight figures. TVbytheNumbers.com reports that the freshman drama series “Revolution” fell to a series-low 2.6 average rating in the key 18-49 demo, a 7% dip from last week.
NBC still claimed a ratings win for prime time as a whole, powered by a two-hour episode of “The Voice.” The singing competition was the top show of the night with a 4.3 average in viewers 18-49, but that number was down from a 4.5 from a week ago.
For prime time overall, NBC led the way with a 3.8 in the 18-49 demo, ahead of CBS (2.5 average), ABC (2.2), Univision (1.6) and Fox (1.4). ABC pulled ahead in total viewers, averaging 13.1 million to 10.1 million for NBC, followed by CBS with 7.9 million, Fox with 5.1 million and Univision with 3.7 million.
CBS was paced by “2 Broke Girls,” which equaled its previous week’s performance with a 3.2 average in 18-49. The network notched 3.0 averages for both “How I Met Your Mother” and “Mike & Molly,” with both shows up 7% from last week. The bad news at CBS was delivered by “Partners,” which sank to an all-time low with a 1.8 average, falling 14% from a week earlier. “Hawaii Five-0” held steady with a 2.0.
ABC’s two-hour “Dancing with the Stars” rebounded a little from last week, rising 5% to a 2.2 in viewers 18-49. “Castle” was up too, rising 11% to a 2.1. The report notes that ABC’s numbers may be inflated due to football simulcasts in Kansas City and Pittsburgh.
Fox continued to see feeble results for “The Mob Doctor,” which managed only a 0.9 average rating in the 18-49 demo, down from a 1.0 last week. “Bones” slipped 5% to a 1.9.