On the first night of the 2012-13 television season, NBC
walked away with the Monday victory, posting an overall 4.0 rating/10 share in
the adults 18-49 demo, according to Nielsen overnight numbers. Despite The Voice dropping 11% from last week to
a 4.2 rating, new drama Revolution
held up fairly well in its second week, decreasing 16% to a 3.5.
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.
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