Ratings: Dancing Rises, The Voice Lowers, Gossip Girl Holds Steady

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On this relatively quiet Monday night, Dancing With the Stars — with 13.2 million total viewers and a 2.4 rating — rose 14 percent in the demo to hit its best number since the season opener.

Time slot rival The Voice meanwhile (12 mil/4.2) dropped 12 percent week-to-week.

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Over on The CW, 90210 (950,000 viewers, 0.4 rating) was down 10 and 33 percent, while Gossip Girl (904K/0.4) added a few eyeballs and was flat in the demo.

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Fox’s coverage of the NCLS averaged 8 mil and a 2.3 based on fast nationals, while the broadcast networks’ debate coverage amassed 28.7 million total viewers, down 19 percent from Debate No. 2 (with Fox out of the mix this time, mind you).



Comments (36)

  • Now I don’t feel as worried for Nikita when 90210 is getting similar ratings on Mondays

    Comment by tvaddict – October 23, 2012 08:58 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • 90210 has been on for 4 years. Nikita has been on for 2. Not to mention, 90210 is MUCH cheaper to make, while Nikita would be MUCH more expensive. Nevertheless, Nikita and 90210 are most probably looked in for a 6th and 4th season, respectively, due to HUGE international sales and syndication.

      Comment by Jarrod Mitchell – October 23, 2012 09:10 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Nobody cares about 90210 anywhere.

        Comment by GK – October 23, 2012 09:49 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • I could say the same about you…

          Comment by Jarrod Mitchell – October 23, 2012 09:54 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • Aside from the fact that its not true, when did I make a personal attack on you?

            Comment by GK – October 23, 2012 10:17 AM PDT  
      • Well, after seing these ratings, I’m very happy and confident that L.A. Complex wil get another seasons, cause it made almost the double on the demo *_*

        Comment by Pearl – October 23, 2012 10:24 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • LA Complex is Canadian and not dependent on US ratings for renewal. Plus, its about 1/3 the cost to make than anything else on the CW.

          Comment by mia – October 23, 2012 11:28 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • With low ratings happening early on in the season, 90210 could easily end its run come May. This would be more than enough notice for the writers. As for Nikita, it is most likely getting a 4th season due to syndication and international success. But I honestly think 90210 won’t return next year. Besides it seams that the CW has some great shows for next year that could easily replace it. Perhaps Nikita would be moved up in the weekly lineup.

        Comment by A – October 23, 2012 12:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Thank god this is it for GG!!! So far this season, with the exception of Georgina’s snarkiness, has been a waste of an hour.

    Comment by Kira – October 23, 2012 09:07 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • It’s sad because GG was once such a great show. It’s gone so far off the deep end since the amazing first season :(

      Comment by Mikael – October 24, 2012 12:49 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I have a feel that 90210 and GG will rise once DWTS and The Voice are finished. Though their ratings aren’t perfect, they’re acceptable for veteran shows and CW standard. I think that once The Carrie Dairies replaces GG that 90210 will rise.

    Comment by Jarrod Mitchell – October 23, 2012 09:12 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Apparently 30 million people across all three major networks tuned in to see Obama talk about bayonets and Romney express his love for teachers. So I can’t understand the logic of GG rising and 90210 sinking…

    Comment by Jarrod Mitchell – October 23, 2012 09:15 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • My question is why don’t they show the ratings for some shows that don’t suck? Alphas, How I Met Your Mother, and Revolution all aired last night. 90210 is absolute garbage… almost as much as Dancing with the Stars and The Voice. Not quite, but almost.

    Comment by Matt – October 23, 2012 09:16 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I find 90210 flawless. Just sayin’.

      Comment by Jarrod Mitchell – October 23, 2012 09:19 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Shows on NBC, ABC, and CBS that normally air between 9-11 PM were all preempted for the presidential debate so that’s why they’re not listed in the above ratings for last night.

      Comment by Heather – October 23, 2012 09:20 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Actually, How I Met Your Mother was pre-empted by a repeat of The Big Bang Theory and NBC covered the debate instead of offering Revolution to the masses. However, thanks for playing!

      Comment by vincentdante – October 23, 2012 09:20 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • You’re an idiot. Based on the above replies to your post, you know why.

      Comment by Sg.Grant – October 23, 2012 09:30 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • How I Met Your Mother was a repeat last night… And Revolution wasn’t on because of the debate. That’s why they didn’t post ratings for them. They normally post ratings for shows airing new episodes.

      Comment by Lindsey – October 23, 2012 10:03 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Revolution wasn’t on last night because of the debate. Alphas is cable and cable ratings usually aren’t available as fast as network ratings.

      Comment by Lola – October 23, 2012 11:17 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • How I Met Your Mother wasn’t on because of the debates, therefore no ratings…

      Comment by Guest – October 23, 2012 12:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Maybe I acted to soon, Mother and Revolution didn’t air. But still obnoxious that something real and good on TV like Alphas is all-but ignored for white trash TV.

    Comment by Matt – October 23, 2012 09:19 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • White trash? GG and 90210 are great!

      Comment by Jarrod Mitchell – October 23, 2012 09:21 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Ratings for cable shows don’t come out until later.

      Comment by Sg.Grant – October 23, 2012 09:31 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I just wanna know what kind of trash you are! You lost your right to judge others when you didn’t even know about the Presidential debate!
      Why do you care what others watch anyway? If you like something, stick to it and praise it instead of inciting people!

      Comment by A Man – October 23, 2012 09:54 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The NFL game was carried by the ABC station in Detroit, so ABC’s numbers are inflated. My guess is that it is another 2.1.

    Comment by eridapo – October 23, 2012 09:26 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I will continue to watch 90210 until the CW pulls the plug. Its my favorite guilty pleasure!

    Comment by lulu – October 23, 2012 09:41 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • THIS! I predict a OTH/GG treatment of a shortened sixth and final season next year consisting of at least 10 episodes. It’d be completely unfair if 90210 didn’t get it and GG did.

      Comment by Jarrod Mitchell – October 23, 2012 09:45 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Me too

      Comment by Brandy – October 23, 2012 10:28 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • No Gossip Girl Recap? Anyways poor Nelly Yuki

    Comment by gary – October 23, 2012 09:52 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Nelly Yuki can drop dead.

      Comment by Jarrod Mitchell – October 23, 2012 09:55 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Are you mentally ill? You seem slightly over-invested in what is fictional.

        Comment by Carl – October 23, 2012 11:30 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I really missed Revolution! Can’t wait for next Monday!

    Comment by A Man – October 23, 2012 09:56 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I find myself caring less and less about 90210 with each passing episode. The writing isn’t as good as it once was (S3) and if anything the story lines are predictable. It would be nice if the producers would focus on the writing more so than “Which POP singer can we have appear this week” I say put it out of its misery at the end of this season. It’s about to cross the 100th episode line so syndication is already a go.

    Comment by Ed – October 23, 2012 12:05 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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