‘The Voice’ Carries NBC to a Monday Ratings Win

Nov 6, 2012  •  Post A Comment

Things got back to normal Monday night for the broadcast lineup after a period of disruptions and pre-emptions related to Hurricane Sandy. When the dust settled, it was NBC carrying the night with another solid performance by “The Voice,” according to Nielsen overnight numbers.

TVbytheNumbers.com reports that the two-hour “The Voice” delivered a 4.5 average rating in the key 18-49 demo, down two-tenths of a point from last week. NBC’s “Revolution” pulled a 2.9, down from a 3.0 a week ago. The report notes that NBC’s numbers may be subject to more than the usual adjustments due to an NFL simulcast in New Orleans.

NBC won the night by averaging a 4.0 in viewers 18-49 for prime time, well ahead of CBS (2.5 average), ABC (2.0), Univision (1.7) and Fox (1.5). ABC won total viewers, averaging 12.3 million to 10.7 million for NBC, 7.6 million for CBS, 5.4 million for Fox and 4.3 million for Univision.

CBS was paced by “2 Broke Girls” with a 3.3 in 18-49, up two-tenths from its previous original episode, which aired three weeks ago. “How I Met Your Mother” had a 2.8, down four-tenths from its last original; “Mike & Molly” had a 2.8, down two-tenths; “Partners” held steady with a 2.1; and “Hawaii Five-0” slipped one-tenth to a 2.0.

ABC continued its recent downtrend, with its two-hour “Dancing with the Stars: All Stars” slipping two-tenths from last week to a 2.1 in viewers 18-49 while “Castle” was off three-tenths to a 1.9.

Fox’s “Bones” remained at a 2.0 in the 18-49 demo, while the struggling “Mob Doctor” perked up a bit, rising one-tenth to a 1.0.

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