TV Ratings: 'The Voice,' Debate easily top NLCS Game 7 on Monday
'Gossip Girl' gets a small bump opposite Obama-Romney
Follow HitFix: Follow @hitfix
Despite the Presidential Debate taking up two-thirds of primetime for most of the networks, the Monday night bottom line looked very familiar: "Dancing with the Stars" helped ABC cling to an overall lead, while "The Voice" helped NBC dominate among young viewers.
Meanwhile, FOX got its best baseball ratings of the postseason for the waterlogged Game 7 of the National League Championship Series, but that wasn't close to enough to compete with the top networks.
And The CW's attempt to counterprogram against the Debate paid off with the biggest "Gossip Girl" audience of the season, not that that's saying much.
On to the numbers...
Among adults 18-49, NBC averaged a 4.0 rating for Monday night, easily tops in the key demographic. ABC's 2.6 rating, FOX's 2.3 rating and CBS' 2.2 rating followed in the key demo. The CW averaged a 0.4 key demo rating.
Overall, though, ABC averaged an estimated 11.265 million viewers and a 7.2 rating/10 share for the night, edging out NBC's 6.7/10 and 11.24 million viewers. [ABC's numbers are slightly elevated due to preemption for NFL coverage in Detroit and it's entirely possible NBC will adjust ahead eventually.] FOX was third with a 4.8/7 and 7.99 million viewers, beating CBS' 4.9/7 and 7.44 million viewers. The CW averaged 927,000 viewers and a 0.7/1 for Monday primetime.
8 p.m. - ABC started primetime in first overall with 13.2 million viewers for "Dancing with the Stars," which finished third with a 2.4 rating among adults 18-49, up from last week, though keep in mind the football thing. NBC's "The Voice" was second overall with 11.95 million viewers and won the hour with a 4.2 key demo rating, both down a hair from last week. FOX's baseball coverage averaged 9.63 million viewers for third and a 2.7 key demo rating for second. CBS aired repeats of "The Big Bang Theory" (7.75 million and a 2.1 key demo) and "2 Broke Girls" (6.93 million and a 2.1 key demo) for fourth. On The CW, "90210" averaged 950,000 viewers and a 0.4 key demo rating, down from last week.
9 p.m. - And then it was all debate coverage. NBC's coverage led the way with 11.73 million viewers and a 4.3 rating among adults 18-49. ABC was a close second with 11.2 million viewers and a distant second with a 2.9 key demo rating, both far ahead of CBS' 7.88 million viewers and a 2.3 key demo rating. FOX's baseball coverage averaged 6.34 million viewers and a 1.9 key demo rating in fourth. On The CW, "Gossip Girl" averaged 903,000 viewers and a 0.4 key demo rating.
10 p.m. - NBC stayed in first for the 10 p.m. hour with 10.5 million viewers and a 3.6 rating among adults 18-49 for debate coverage. ABC stayed second with 9.39 million viewers and a 2.6 key demo rating. And CBS stayed in third with 7.11 million viewers and a 2.1 key demo rating.
All ratings information comes from preliminary Fast National Nielsen data, which includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are subject to change, particularly in the case of live events.
1995 | Mystery | NRSummary: Denzel Washington plays an out of work WWII vet who takes the wrong job and is soon neck-deep in a mess of politics, murder, and jazz in '40s Los Angeles.Director: Carl Franklin
Cast: Denzel Washington, Tom Sizemore, Jennifer Beals
2013 | Drama | RSummary: Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill have boundless energy in the story of a real-life commodities crook who earned millions through scummy small-time stock trades.Director: Martin Scorsese
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie
1996 | Crime | RSummary: Jerry, a small-town Minnesota car salesman is bursting at the seams with debt... but he's got a plan. He's going to hire two thugs to kidnap his wife in a scheme to collect a hefty ransom from his wealthy father-in-law. It's going to be a snap and nobody's going to get hurt... until people start ...Director: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Cast: William H. Macy, Frances McDormand, Steve Buscemi, Peter Stormare
1993 | Sports | PGSummary: Emotionally powerful sports classic featuring Sean Astin as a skinny high school kid with big football dreams and the determination to make his way towards his dream team at Notre Dame.Director: David Anspaugh
Cast: Sean Astin, Jon Favreau, Ned Beatty
2013 | Thriller | RSummary: Based on the true story of Daniel Lugo (Mark Wahlberg) a Miami bodybuilder who wants to live the American dream. He would like to have the money that other people have. So he enlists the help of fellow bodybuilder Adrian Doorbal (Anthony Mackie) and ex-convict, Christian bodybuilder Paul Doyle (D...Director: Michael Bay
Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson, Anthony Mackie, Tony Shalhoub
2013 | Comedy | NRSummary: Insanely funny comedy show created by Amy Schumer, who stars in brilliantly funny sketches about sex, city living, dating, and friendship.Director: Daniel Powell, Amy Schumer (creators)
Cast: Amy Schumer, Kevin Kane, Mike Houston
2008 | Science Fiction | PGSummary: Animated series continues the story of Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker as they battle the Emperor Palpatine, Count Dooku and General Grievous, but also takes time to explore other smaller characters in the Star Wars universe.Director: George Lucas (creator)
Cast: Tom Kane, Dee Bradley Baker, Matt Lanter
1997 | Crime | RSummary: Quentin Tarantino adaptats an Elmore Leonard novel into this story of a few increasingly desperate people scraping to get by. It has deep soul, a wicked sense of humor, and Samuel L. Jackson, Robert De Niro, Pam Grier, and Robert Forster.Director: Quentin Tarantino
Cast: Pam Grier, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Forster
2007 | Comedy | PGSummary: Newlyweds Nick (Ice Cube) and Suzanne (Long) decide to move to the suburbs to provide a better life for their two kids. But their idea of a dream home is disturbed by a contractor (McGinley) with a bizarre approach to business.Director: Steve Carr
Cast: John C. McGinley, Ice Cube, Nia Long, Aleisha Allen
Looking for something to watch?
Let Streaming Genie help you.
Let Streaming Genie help you.