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It's been a few weeks since I've written a Stats Spotlight edition, I've been tied up with all sorts of stuff lately so I thought it was about time I made time to write another piece on yesterday's shows and their performance
Dancing With The Stars and The Voice occupied the usual 8-10pm timeslot on ABC and NBC respectively. The biggest surprise here was The Voice dropping a massive 0.7 of a ratings point and just over 1 million viewers on last week's performance, down to a 3.7 18-49 rating, and 10.60 million viewers. This result is by far a season low in ratings and audience, and continues the downward slide since its peak ratings and audience figure 4 weeks ago
Dancing With The Stars went the other way, perhaps benefiting from The Voice sliding, up 0.3 of a ratings point and half a million viewers on last week's result, to a 2.4 rating and 14.28 million viewers. This equals the season high rating set 4 weeks ago, but adds a small number of viewers on the season high audience, which it scored on its premiere 8 weeks ago
On CBS at 8pm, How I Met Your Mother drew in a 2.9 rating and 7.45 million viewers, its second lowest audience of the season, followed by a repeat of Two and a Half Men, which earned a 2.0 rating and 6.02 million viewers
Bones aired its seventh episode of the season, earning a 2.0 rating and 7.11 million viewers, up on last week by 0.1 of a ratings point and 150,000 viewers on what I think was one of the better episodes in a long time.
The second highest rating show of the night aired on CBS at 9pm in the form of 2 Broke Girls. The 3.4 rating and 9.74 million viewers is up 0.2 of a ratings point and 800,000 viewers on last week. That led in Mike and Molly, which earned a 2.9 rating and 9.25 million viewers - an almost identical audience to last week, whilst dropping 0.1 of a ratings point
Also on at 9pm was FOX's very good, yet heavily under-viewed freshman The Mob Doctor. Fortunately, it earned a 0.9 rating and 3.08 million viewers, which is up on last week's performance. This show is very good in my opinion, with a more complex storyline than most shows, some really good flashbacks, with great acting performances to boot, and although it's in a dumb timeslot, I'm surprised more people don't tune in. The good news is FOX hasn't canceled the show yet, so I'm holding on to a little hope, whereas ABC has already canceled poor rating, yet statistically better shows 666 Park Avenue and Last Resort. Meanwhile, Gossip Girl on CW earned a 0.4 rating and 720,000 viewers, almost identical to last week's result
At 10pm, freshman NBC drama Revolution held firm despite a massive drop by its lead-in, earning a last week and series low equaling 2.6 rating, but a series low audience of 7.02 million viewers. The episode featuring Led Zeppelin is the second last episode this season, with the mid season finale being pulled forward to next week. It will be interesting to see if there's a spike in the ratings for this episode, though I suspect a lot will depend on The Voice resuming its normal ratings and audience next week
On the back of a rise by Dancing With The Stars, ABC's Castle pushed up to a 2.0 rating and 10.36 million viewers, though this increase probably should have been more substantial given how closely Castle and Dancing With The Stars have been statistically this season.
Though Castle came first by far in audience for the 10pm timeslot, and third for the night behind Dancing With The Stars and The Voice, Hawaii Five-0 on CBS came second behind Revolution for ratings, earning a 2.2 rating and 9.02 million viewers. Despite being only a 0.1 ratings increase on last week, the audience was a season best performance by just shy of half a million viewers. I'm sure there will be some pretty pleased H50 fans out there after hearing this news
That's all for this week. I'll finish with a couple of graphs, this week featuring the ratings slide of NBC's Revolution ahead of next week's mid-season finale, and the season ratings graphs from my website, www.seriesmonitor.com. The full table for this graph as well as the audience table and graph are available on my website - just click here
|You can clearly see the ratings nosedive The Voice took yesterday, though Revolution held firm. The Audience graph is here|
|It's been a steady decline for most shows, with a couple of exceptions. Click here to view the audience graph on my website where the graph is larger and easier to read|
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