Monday TV Ratings: REVOLUTION Tops All Scripted Programming, CASTLE Hits Season High, PARTNERS Rises

     October 16, 2012


Monday’s TV ratings are in, and the latest J.J. Abrams-produced drama has solidified its status as a genre hit.  Here’s a brief look at the highlights:

  • Though it’s already been picked up for a full season, NBC’s new series Revolution made a case for being a certified hit last night.  The show was up 13% from last week’s 3.0 rating, scoring a 3.4 rating in the 18-49 demo and 8.8 million viewers making it the highest rated scripted program of Monday evening.
  • ABC’s Nathan Fillion-fronted veteran series Castle hit a season high in total viewers, as the show garnered 10.9 million viewers and a 2.0 rating.
  • Finally some good news came for the new series Partners, as this week’s episode scored a 2.1 rating and 6.2 million viewers.  That’s up from last week’s 1.9 rating.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Monday, October 15th, including How I Met Your Mother, 2 Broke Girls, Gossip Girl, Hawaii Five-0, and more.


  • revolution-episode-5The new J.J. Abrams-produced series Revolution, which is run by Supernatural’s Eric Kripke, came away the victor on Monday night with a 3.4 rating and 8.8 million viewers.  The genre show was the highest rated scripted program of the night, beating reigning champion 2 Broke Girls.  Its rating was up considerably from last week’s 3.0.


  • Though Castle’s 2.0 rating in the demo was down 9% from last week’s 2.2, this week’s episode hit a season high in total viewers with 10.9 million eyeballs tuning in.


  • This week’s episode of How I Met Your Mother was a promising creative return-to-form, and the ep netted a 3.2 rating and 8.1 million viewers.  That’s up slightly from last week’s 3.1 demo rating.
  • 2 Broke Girls was down slightly, landing a 3.3 rating and 9.2 million viewers versus last week’s 3.4 rating.
  • how-i-met-your-mother-season-8-episode-4The comedy Mike & Molly notched an uptick from last week, scoring a 3.0 rating and 9 million viewers against last week’s 2.8 rating.
  • After weeks of low ratings, new series Partners finally saw a rise in viewership last night with a 2.1 rating and 6 million viewers.  Though not stellar, that’s up from last week’s 1.9 demo rating.
  • Hawaii Five-0 also saw a rise in viewership, garnering a 2.0 rating and 8.4 million viewers.  That’s up from last week’s 1.9.

The CW 

  • Things were solid at The CW after their gangbusters premiere week, as Monday’s episode of 90210 was up 50% from last week’s episode with a 0.6 rating and 1.1 million viewers.  That’s a rise from last week’s 0.4 rating.
  • Gossip Girl was steady with last week’s numbers, earning a 0.4 rating and 763,000 viewers.


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  • Neil

    These TV ratings are cool but I think they’d be more effective if they were displayed in tabular form.

    TV Show / This weeks rating / Last weeks rating / %age Drop

  • Neil

    These TV ratings are cool but I think they\’d be more effective if they were displayed in tabular form.

    TV Show / This weeks rating / Last weeks rating / %age Drop

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  • Pocketses

    I see the threat of being punched in the throat by me last week managed to scare off a small bit of people that wanted to watch 2 Broke Girls…

    I feel like my life has now been well spent. Though I won’t rest until that awful show is cancelled.

  • Matty

    Castle is so horrible.

    • Anonymous

      Not, it´s not: It´s an amazing show!!

      • Kathy

        I agree, Castle is awesome. It’s funny and really cute.

  • Gabby

    I’m pretty impressed that Revolution is doing so well. When the series started it was a little iffy. A few friends I work with at DISH said the show wasn’t going to get any better, either, so I skipped watching the last few episodes. I’ll have to give it another try. My Hopper is set to auto-record Revolution using Primetime Anytime, and I still have the episodes saved, so it will be easy to go back and catch up. Hopefully these episodes live up to their high ratings.