Primetime Ratings: NBC Takes Win as CBS, ABC Lineups Return Down
'Partners' opens modestly; 'Revolution' still strong in week two
By Andrea Morabito -- Broadcasting & Cable, 9/25/2012 11:29:13 AM
CBS was second with a 2.7/7 for its new Monday lineup, though compared to the hype-inflated numbers surrounding Ashton Kutcher's debut in Two and a Half Men a year ago, all of its returning series were down. How I Met Your Mother drew a 3.4, down 28% from last year's season premiere. The debut of new comedy Partners scored a modest 2.4, holding 71% of its lead-in.
2 Broke Girls was down considerably from its series premiere (7.1), which aired out of Men, but was up 9% from where it ended in May to a 3.7. Mike & Molly returned down 38% to a 3.0. Most troubling was Hawaii Five-0, which turned in a 1.9, tumbling 44% from its year-ago debut to a series low.
ABC, a close third with a 2.6/7, also saw its series drop, though it took the total viewer victory with 13.5 million viewers. Dancing With the Stars: All-Stars posted a 2.7, down 33% from last fall's premiere and the season opener of Castle dipped 22% to a 2.5.
On Fox, which was fourth at a 1.7/5, Bones was mostly steady, slipping a tenth from last week to a 2.2. Freshman The Mob Doctor moved further toward cancellation, dropping 13% to a 1.3.
The CW aired the finale of The L.A. Complex for an overall 0.2/1.
This may be good news for NBC. The Voice looks like a very good show. I see other new NBC shows working out, including The New Normal... and am looking forward to 1600 Penn in 2013, as well as the return of Smash. Wish NBC would consider reviving Harry's Law to only 13 episodes per season. Hope NBC will be renewing daytime soap Days of our Lives.
Eric - 9/25/2012 4:13:39 PM EDT
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