TV Ratings: 'Revolution,' 'Dancing,' 'The Voice' and CBS Comedies Surge
A post-sweep boost benefits all of the broadcast networks, with the exception of ABC's so-so "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" specials.
After lackluster Thanksgiving week showings, all of broadcast networks saw boosts to their Monday lineups -- with NBC leading the pack.
A semifinals episode of The Voice was up 14 percent among adults 18-49, posting a 4.2 rating in the demo. Revolution, airing its fall finale before taking a few months off the schedule, was also up to its best showing of November. It grew 12 percent to a 2.9 rating in the key demo. NBC had dominant showings with adults 18-49 and total viewers, averaging a 3.8 rating and 11 million viewers.
CBS hit season highs with three of its series, and all four originals grew. How I Met Your Mother (3.4 adults rating) started the night up 17 percent, before an encore of Big Bang Theory (3.2 adults rating) and 2 Broke Girls got a 18 percent jump to its season high of a 4.0 in the demo. Mike & Molly (3.6 adults rating) and Hawaii Five-0 (2.3 adults rating) were also at season highs, jumping 24 and five percent, respectively. The network averaged a 3.1 rating with adults 18-49 and 10.2 million viewers.
Dancing With the Stars, approaching its Tuesday finale, saw boosts for season highs. It was up eight percent from last week to a 2.6 rating with adults 18-49. Special outings of the semi-defunct Extreme Makeover: Home Edition were not very high, pulling a 1.3 and 1.2 rating in the demo at 9 and 10 p.m. The network averaged a 1.7 rating with 18-49-ers and 9.3 million viewers.
Fox also pulled 1.7 rating with adults 18-49, seeing boosts for both Bones (up 15 percent to a 2.3 adults rating) and The Mob Doctor (up 33 percent to a 1.2 adults rating). The two-hour block averaged 5.9 million viewers.
Gossip Girl was even with last week's 0.4 adults rating on The CW, but its 90210 lead was up 25 percent to a 0.5 in the demo. The network averaged a 0.5 adults rating and 939,000 viewers.
Univision pulled a 1.7 rating among adults 18-49.