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Ratings News - 18th September 2012 *Tables being added*

Metered Market Monday Ratings
Solid Sampling for Revolution on NBC; Lackluster The Mob Doctor on Fox

Monday 9/17/12
Metered Market Results

NBC 8.5/13
Fox 4.6/ 7
ABC 3.8/ 6
CBS 3.3/ 5
CW 0.5/ 1


-Percent Change from Year-Ago Evening – Tuesday 9/19/11
NBC: +136, Fox: +10, CW: -29, ABC and CBS: -69 each


The Voice (NBC), Revolution (NBC)

-Honorable Mention:
Bones (Fox)

-Losers (excluding repeats):
The L.A. Complex (CW), The Mob Doctor (Fox)


-Countdown to the Start of the New TV Season: 6 days


Ratings Breakdown:
It was an easy metered market (overnight) victory for NBC, which populated the evening with two-hours of The Voice and the series-premiere of drama Revolution, which was amply sampled. The second series launch of the evening, drama The Mob Wife on second-place Fox, fared considerably worse out of the season-premiere of Bones. Keep in mind that the year-ago evening was the official start of the new TV season, which had featured all original programming on ABC and CBS (resulting in the dramatic year-to-year losses for both nets).

The Voice took top-rated overnight honors of the evening with an 8.8 rating/14 share from 8-10 p.m., peaking in the 9 p.m. hour with a 9.2/14. Comparably, that outdelivered two-hours of the season-premiere of year-ago time period occupant The Sing-Off (3.5/ 5) by a whopping 151 percent. And it offered solid lead-in support to Revolution, which won the 10 p.m. hour with a 7.9/13. Comparably, Revolution was 103 percent above the series-premiere of short-lived The Playboy Club one year earlier (3.9 on 9/19/11). And the loss in rating at 10:30 p.m. (8.2/13 to 7.5/13) was only nine percent. This is a stellar start for Revolution.

On Fox, The Mob Doctor finished a distant second at 9 p.m. with a 3.7/ 6 in the overnights. And that, comparably, was seven percent below an installment of Hell’s Kitchen on the year-ago evening (4.1/ 6), with retention out of the 8:30 p.m. portion of Bones (5.6/ 8) of only 66 percent. Overall, Bones finished a respectable second in the 8 p.m. hour with a 5.5/ 8, which was 25 percent above Hell’s Kitchen one year earlier (4.4/ 6 on 9/19/11).

Elsewhere, annual ABC special CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock did not impress with a 3.8/ 6 in the overnights from 8-11 p.m., peaking in the 8 p.m. half-hour with a 4.2/ 7. CBS populated the evening with encore telecasts of How I Met Your Mother (two episodes: avg. 3.2/ 5 from 8-9 p.m.), 2 Broke Girls (two episodes: avg. 3.6/ 5 from 9-10 p.m.) and Hawaii Five-O (#3: 3.1/ 5). And The CW aired two episodes of low-rated Canadian drama The L.A. Complex, which averaged a 0.5/ 1 from 8-10 p.m. Next week, ABC and CBS are back with the season-premieres of Dancing With the Stars, Castle, How I Met Your Mother, 2 Broke Girls, Mike & Molly and Hawaii Five-O, and the series-premiere of sitcom Partners on CBS.

Source: Nielsen Media Research

Source: Marc Berman@TVMediaInsights