Ratings: Revolution, Partners and 90210 Rise, Castle Hits a Season High, NLCS Soft for Fox

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RevolutionRevolution shall be reckoned with. NBC’s freshman adventure drama hit a three-week demo high this Monday, rising 13 percent to a time slot-dominating 3.4 rating; in total audience, it saw a 10 percent bump, to 8.8 million viewers.

ABC’s Castle, however, again led the 10 o’clock hour in total audience, inching up to a season high of 10.9 million viewers, while dipping 9 percent in the demo (to 2.0). Hawaii Five-0 meanwhile (8.4 mil/2.0) ticked up a tenth in the demo, matching Castle.

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The CW’s 90210 posted Monday’s largest percentage gain in the demo, up 50 percent to a 0.6 while rising 14 percent in total audience (hitting 1.1 mil). Leading out of that, however, Gossip Girl was flat at 763,000 viewers and a 0.4 rating.

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Elsewhere on Monday:

* NBC’s The Voice (flat at 12.8 mil/4.8) topped the night in the demo, while Dancing With the Stars (13.5 mil/2.1, down a tenth) drew Monday’s largest audience.

RELATED | The Voice Recap: Shot Through the Heart, With a Coach to Blame

* Of CBS’ sitcom line-up, How I Met Your Mother (8.1 mil/3.2) rose a tenth in the demo, Partners (6.2 mil/2.1) gained two tenths, 2 Broke Girls (9.2 mil/3.3) dipped a bit and Mike & Molly (9 mil/3.0) inched up a few percentage points.

* Fox’s coverage of the NLCS Game 2 averaged 4.8 mil and a 1.4 from 8 to 10 pm, placing a distant fourth in every half-hour.

What were you tuned into this Monday night?

Comments (69)

  • Yay Castle!!!

    Comment by Becks – October 16, 2012 09:06 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • yay for Revolution winning the demo!!! :)

    Comment by Elyse – October 16, 2012 09:10 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Whoo hoo for Revolution! It’s gotten better every week and last night was excellent (with a juicy plot twist). SO happy the ratings are rising and a sci-fi genre show is successful on network TV. Kudos to The Voice as well for that big demo and audience rating!

      Comment by Trent – October 16, 2012 09:55 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • That made my day! Maybe it will actually be renewed for a second season? Fingers are crossed.

      Comment by amandareynolds – October 16, 2012 11:04 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • With the kind of ratings it’s posting, I’d think that a renewal is basically guaranteed already.

        Comment by onemovieeachday – October 16, 2012 12:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • They just gave it a back nine order to make a 22 episode first season. If the ratings hold up, we’ll get to see more of the awesomeness next fall.

        Comment by D – October 17, 2012 01:11 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Wow, Revolution. I only saw the first two episodes, but it looks like I’ll have to catch up. TV has been boring me this fall, though. I haven’t been watching anything besides Fringe regularly.

    Comment by Emily – October 16, 2012 09:10 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I’m okay with that, so few of us do watch it!

      Comment by Maggie – October 16, 2012 09:16 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I felt bad for GG. I love the show and seeing 90210 gaining better amount of viewers than its swan song, break my heart.
    Glad to see HFO matching Castle in demo though.

    Comment by Leo – October 16, 2012 09:13 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • WTG Revolution!

    Comment by Renee – October 16, 2012 09:16 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Whoa GG. Guess there are fewer Chair and Dan/Serena fans than expected?

    Comment by Meh – October 16, 2012 09:16 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • H50 will be adjusted down because of NFL playing on CBS

    Comment by JAA – October 16, 2012 09:18 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • What the hell happened to Gossip Girl! Oh how the mighty have fallen! Good lord! Maybe the writers will see reason and start doing the right thing!

    Comment by shuayb – October 16, 2012 09:18 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Really surprised that Revolution is the fall’s biggest hit. Don’t think anyone would have guessed or predicted that, prior to its premiere. Also surprised it hasn’t dropped below the 3.0 range, especially in the 10pm hour.

    Comment by Alex – October 16, 2012 09:19 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I think I still watch it just to make fun of it. Saw the son “twist” coming a mile away. Kind of silly that Neville’s trained man couldn’t get a hit in, but eternally angry Danny was able to get one in anyway. The bad guys’ henchmen truly are completely incompetent. And let’s not ask how they even got the steam train from the museum to the tracks.

      Comment by TigerNightmare – October 16, 2012 11:19 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Huh! You don’t get it do you? That wasn’t meant to be a twist or else they Jason wouldn’t have told Charlie his name wasn’t Nate. Combine that with Neville telling Danny that he had a son his age which was a big clue to everybody. The henchmen wouldn’t beat Neville with their full force because he is Tom F***ing Neville! They’re all scared of him! The last one, I hope is a joke!

        Comment by GK – October 16, 2012 11:26 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Show like Castle are the reason the use of the current demo baffles me. Up in total viewers, but down in the demo? Ugh. 10 million+ viewers is nothing to frown about! I wish it didn’t skew older! Football was shown in San Diego on CBS, hopefully it doesn’t change the numbers too much for them later.

    Comment by Andrea – October 16, 2012 09:20 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • The rise and drop of a couple of ratings points is meaningless. It is purely due to measurement error within the statistical sample of the Nielsen Ratings. Thus looking at those numbers from week to week is an exercise in folly.

      If you must, you should look at trends of 4 to 5 weeks.

      Per Nielsen’s own admission, the statistical error in the ratings sample is nearly +/- 6 tenths of a ratings point. Thus if your shows mean (average ratings) is 2.5, the actual ratings could be between 3.1 and 1.9. The more measurements you have, the smaller the measurement error.

      In Castle’s case, it is averaging about a 2.1 for the last 15 episodes. The ratings fluctuate around that number. Some weeks Nielsen will say 2.2 or 2.3 while in others it will show 1.9 or 2.0 decline. The more likely scenario is that the numbers were unchanged. Neither up nor down.

      Comment by eridapo – October 16, 2012 02:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • CASTLE getting a low 2.0 demo out of that number of views isn’t good at all. Demo is king not viewers. Therefore Castle fans should worry for a 6th season

    Comment by Emma – October 16, 2012 09:21 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I seriously doubt that

      Comment by JAA – October 16, 2012 09:27 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I believe Castle has its sixth season in the bag. But a seventh season? I seriously doubt it.

      Comment by martina – October 16, 2012 09:31 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Wouldn’t want season 7 honestly. I think this one and next would tie Castle up in a nice pretty bow. Oh and people need to look at other shows on ABC, specifically other scripted dramas, when making ‘comparisons’. Everything else is irrelevant as far as the execs at ABC are concerned. Basically you have Grey’s, Revenge, and then Castle rounding out the top three for the network.

        Comment by Caskett is canon – October 16, 2012 10:27 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Castle should go 8. There’s so much more story to tell, it’s ratings are solid, the writing is phenomenal – there’s nothing to stop it from going to 8. Solid shows go 8 and I’d be devastated if it fell short of that, especially considering the 1st season wasn’t even a full one. Personally I feel like this season was a new beginning; it’s bright and fresh and amazing…I’m beyond entertained and so excited for Mondays.

          Comment by KDub – October 16, 2012 10:35 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Yeah I know, silly revolution is nibbling at the demos for castle. Also DWTS sucks, it’s not hip, so it won’t carry the demos over to Castle. Notice how the demo’s are almost always similar for both shows? Also Castle continues to gain viewers every episode, that’s why the demo’s are so surprising to me, also a bit of a shock.

      Nothing to do but wait, I’m confident ABC has nothing else to fill the slot up with for another year or so, so Castle will stay on the air for a 6th season, I have no doubt about that.

      Comment by Symce – October 16, 2012 09:31 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Revolution is hurting H5.0 way more than Castle.

        Comment by Lisa – October 16, 2012 10:29 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • America’s most watched network – CBS can’t even muster that number for Hawaii Five-O which is just in season 3. A light-hearted, albeit well-done veteran show like Castle on ‘ABC’ holding on to that number of viewers with no help from DWTS is nothing to laugh about. Demos do matter, but in Castle’s case, it was always around 2-2.5 the past season. Season 6 is a lock if it stays at that level.

      Comment by Dean – October 16, 2012 09:33 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Having Castle and Beckett finally hookup was the kiss of death for the show. The tension is gone and now it is nothing more than a by the numbers procedural.

      Comment by Thilia – October 16, 2012 09:34 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Couldn’t disagree more. I thought last season of the show was boring until the finale, while there’s a new and exciting energy this season, and the cases have been a lot more complex and interesting.

        Comment by Alex – October 16, 2012 09:50 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Have you been watching the show? Because for me this season is one of the best! They didn’t loose anything, they gain more… So put more attention.

        Comment by luli – October 16, 2012 01:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Relative ratings are what is important. Castle is actually steady when compare to its spring numbers whereas other areas of the network are weaker. Last Resort, 666 Park, PP, and Scandal are doing far worse in less competitive time slots. With Nashville the jury is still out, but new shows normally drop 20% on their second outing. If it holds with tradition, Nashville’s 2.8 will be a 2.2 (or 2.3) this week. Week 3 numbers will drop another 10%, so by week 4 it will be in the same state as other ABC shows at 10PM.

      Also other than Revolution, there is currently no 10PM show doing better than a 3.0. CSI and Elementary are the only two shows in the mid 2s. Everything else is at or below a 2.0

      Comment by eridapo – October 16, 2012 02:22 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Srly going by this article title I thought Castle was going to have a kick ass demo. But oh no, a just a lowly 2.0. That isn’t anything to brag about when it has a high viewership. What, are the old ladies falling asleep after DWTS, forget to switch off? Lmao

    Comment by Gina – October 16, 2012 09:25 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • haha, what is this, the Castle network? Since when do total viewers matter in the US? Over pimping a bit there, get a grip. Nice for PR value, nothing else. haha

    Comment by Sky Lark – October 16, 2012 09:26 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • CBS has been marketing itself as “the most-watched network” for years now because of its total viewer performance.

      That ABC is now using that same spin (based on fact) for an older, yet top-performing show is not exactly coming out of left-field here…

      Comment by just saying... – October 16, 2012 09:49 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • @ skylark IKR. TVline has turned into a Castle fanboy site lately. Zzzz… Imo.

      Comment by Jessica – October 16, 2012 10:01 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Wow…lamest comment i’ve seen on this website…I mean seriously “Castle fanboy site”? I don’t even watch the show yet everyone knows TVLine is an all-rounder site. Fix your browser and go check out the other articles before you show up here again…

        Comment by Belinda – October 16, 2012 10:42 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Revolution keeps getting better and better every episode. This is what I like to see in shows. Its definitely a keeper. I’m ecstatic about the ratings for this show. This and Last Resort are the best of the new dramas.

    Comment by Dean – October 16, 2012 09:30 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Castle can only manage 2.0 from with DWTS as a lead in?….. Just think how low it would get if it had no lead in….Castle should be standing on it’s own two feet by now, launching new ABC series’ instead of needing a lead in 5yrs on.

    Comment by Cam – October 16, 2012 09:30 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • are you ignoring the fact that Castle is doing almost the same numbers than DWTS in the demo? Castle is not lead in dependent.

      Comment by JAA – October 16, 2012 09:32 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Exactly, not to mention the fact that last week Castle’s ratings were HIGHER than DWTS.

        Comment by KDub – October 16, 2012 10:38 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • The fact it has almost the SAME demos as it’s leadin means it’s pretty much standing on it’s own two feet. If it had the Voice as a leadin it would be doing better, compare it to Revolution, which is also a new show, keep that in mind. Revolution would prolly be 0.5 lower if it had DTWS as a leadin.

      Anyhow, most shows drop in viewers/etc after a few yrs, Castle is consistent, it’s just up versus some stuff competition this year. As soon as the shinyness from Revolution wears off we can see where the ratings end up at.

      Comment by Symce – October 16, 2012 09:34 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • You evoke a good point: As successful as REVOLUTION is, it’s managing just 70% retention out of THE VOICE. CASTLE meanwhile is holding onto 95% of (dusty) DANCING WITH THE STARS’ demo.

        Comment by Matt Webb Mitovich – October 16, 2012 09:37 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • That’s a given for most shows. I just take heart in the fact that whatever show comes after Modern Family doesn’t even have that much retention even though they are in the same genre. The audience for The Voice aren’t tailor-made for Revolution. If anything, Smash couldn’t even muster half the ratings of The Voice last season. Revolution is a good show (with flashes of potential greatness) which deserves those numbers and more.

        Comment by Dean – October 16, 2012 09:50 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Hey How I Met Your Mother,
    How about a funny joke this season?
    I’d appreciate it. Thanks.

    Comment by Deg – October 16, 2012 09:41 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Castle has been lead in dependent for years now. I am talking about DEMO. It drops in demo from DWTS. It drops in viewers. It has been leeching of the10pm slot for too long. It should be launching new series’ for ABC not hiding behind DWTS for years. If it were to stand on it’s own it would be lucky to get a 1.5 demo. (It has already got a 1.9 this season)

    Comment by Cam – October 16, 2012 09:43 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • which part of Castle does almost if not the same as DWTS in the demo can’t you understand? And if you want to take part in a discussion shouldn’t you at least get your facts straight? so far this season: Castle 2.1 / 1.9 / 2.2 / 2.0 DWTS 2.5 / 2.1 / 2.2 / 2.1. In fact ABC has a problem with DWTS this season not Castle.

      Comment by JAA – October 16, 2012 10:03 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • DWTS is the show dropping in the demo not Castle. Castle has remained steady for the better part of 2 years. While DWTS hasd dropped from a 3+ demo to falling BELOW Castle next week. ABC should be more worried about one of their flagship shows plummeting than Castle, which has been steady and gaining viewers.

      Comment by Andrea – October 16, 2012 11:05 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Psyched about Revolution!

    Comment by Robin – October 16, 2012 09:46 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • As much as I like actually getting to watch my team play now, I can’t help but feel a little sorry for Fox. I know they can’t help it because of their deal, but I bet they’re wishing they could show Bones instead.

    And in all honesty, I’m more than a little surprised that the ratings are so low.

    Comment by Sarah – October 16, 2012 09:51 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I get the feeling FOX would rather air Bones than the MLB playoffs…just a thought

    Comment by madbengalsfan85 – October 16, 2012 10:12 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 90210 has out rated GG for the last 2 seasons..yet the CW feels the need to promote GG way more than 90210. I don’t get it.

    Comment by Jared – October 16, 2012 10:46 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I completely agree. 90210 went up, while GG went down. I understand why they’re promoting it seeing as its The CW’s baby, but seeing as 90210 is doing better and obviously has loyal fan base that is NOT connected to a couple that they’d be pushing for 90210 to go on; mostly because it could still have another chance for another season unlike GG.

      Comment by Jarrod Mitchell – October 16, 2012 05:18 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Baseball..

    Comment by Whateva – October 16, 2012 11:20 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Awesome ratings!! I was so happy to see Kim Raver (24) and Lapidus!! Revolution gets better every episode! Last night’s episode was badass! Neville’s interactions with Danny and Charlie gave me an adrenaline rush! And Neville’s backstory was so intriguing! People who have been whining for it (and said it was a flaw of the show) since the start, there you go – A WORKING STEAM ENGINE TRAIN! Charlie assumed control and is morphing into, quite possibly, a great character now! This is good old fashioned storytelling guys! I’m in this for the long haul!
    Castle was awesome as well! Beckett was superhot, Castle was still goofy and the episode was hilarious!

    Comment by GK – October 16, 2012 11:21 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I am wondering now if Tracy’s (Lead on Revolution) contract has a clause with NBC that says at least once per episode she has to puppy dog her big blue eyes and cry. I am pretty sure she has cried at least once in every single episode.

    Comment by M3rc Nate – October 16, 2012 11:38 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yeah 90210 and H50!!!!

    Comment by sarah – October 16, 2012 11:42 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Castle is consistent….remaining steady, pretty awesome :)

    Comment by Daniel – October 16, 2012 11:53 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Castle <3

    Comment by Carolina – October 16, 2012 12:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Castle is one of the worst shows on TV primarily because the girl who plays Castle SUCKS.

    Comment by intelliwoman – October 16, 2012 01:50 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • really ?! Castle has proved to be an amazing show with an excellent writing and very good actors, every fan of castle will tell you this
      If you don’t like the show don’t watch it and stop criticizing it

      Comment by gossip2010 – October 16, 2012 02:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • The girl who plays Castle?? Are you nuts?? Castle is a MALE character you dummy!! Just goes to show you’ve never even seen a promo much less HEARD of it…no wonder you used a fake name…

      Comment by Krithika – October 17, 2012 02:16 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • You’re a trolling idiot commenting on a show you never watched. The MAN who plays Castle is a brilliant actor with a built-in fanbase. He is Nathan Fillion. The woman alongside Castle (Beckett) is a beautiful and gifted actress named Stana Katic. You have to be developmentally disabled to not be able to see the artistry the two work between eachother with only looks and gestures. They reinvigorate the whole “Moonlighting” vibe (Bruce Willis Cybil Shepard) without all the backstage histrionics and bitter melodrama. And please, people. If you don’t know what I am talking about, do yourself a favor and shut up and don’t comment. Spare all of us your ignorance,

      Comment by Steve – January 5, 2013 12:26 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Revolution is a great show! I am so glad it came along because I really wasn’t watching anything on NBC other than Grimm and hadn’t been for years. My husband watches ZERO TV but he, too, is officially hooked on Revolution. Let’s hope it sticks around!

    Comment by Camille – October 16, 2012 02:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • What do they mean with demos???

    Comment by luli – October 16, 2012 02:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • There are two primary sets of numbers that the networks, advertisers and us [the viewers and fine folks at tvline] track – the overall total number of viewers and their ratings (based upon total number of TV sets in USA/in use, DVRs, etc], and the 18-49 ‘demo’ total viewers and ratings. It is this age group of 18 yrs to 49 yrs that the advertising community seeks and pays most money to attract in their ads on TV. Those demo ratings are critical to a show’s success and survival.

      Most often, you’ll see the two sets of numbers (total viewers and 18-49 demo) combined into one overall single set of numbers – the overall total number of viewers and then the ‘rating’ of the 18-49 demo. For example, NBC’s Revolution got a 8.8/3.4 – 8.8 million viewers in total, with a rating of 3.4 in the 18-49 demo. Anything above a 3.0 in the demo rating is very good, anything around 2.5 is good for demo. 2.0 is probably as low as you’d want to see for a show to keep getting renewed. There are exceptions, particularly for those shows bringing in 10.0 million total viewer or more – those shows most often can withstand lower demo ratings.

      Comment by Nero theTVFiddler – October 16, 2012 11:09 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • YAY Castle is really steady even with this terrible lead in.

    Comment by Mari – October 16, 2012 02:55 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m so happy for 9O21O :)
    GG its a joke since the season 3, all the god stuff happened in High School.

    Comment by omar – October 16, 2012 03:05 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Man I really don’t care for 90210 but I really like to watch Trevor Donovan…. I’m torn.

    Comment by lindsay says – October 19, 2012 08:43 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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