revolution review nbc TV Ratings: 'Revolution' premiere big for NBC; 'Mob Doctor' weak for FOXFast National ratings for Monday, Sept. 17, 2012

J.J. Abrams’ new drama “Revolution” got off to a strong start for NBC, earning 11.7 million viewers and keeping almost all of its lead-in audience from two hours of “The Voice,” which was up an average of a million viewers over last week’s premiere.

That strong block was enough for NBC to win the night easily at 12.8 million viewers, 7.7 rating/12 share in households. FOX, airing the premiere of “Bones” and “The Mob Doctor,” had a so-so second-place showing at 6.5 million viewers and a 4.0/6 — the “Bones” premiere was down over 2 million viewers from last season and “The Mob Doctor” premiered modestly, losing 2.7 million of its lead-in audience.

After NBC and FOX, ABC was third at 6.2 million, 4.1/6, CBS was fourth at 4.5 million, 3.1/5 and the CW was fifth at 672,000, 0.4/1.

In the adults 18-49 demo, NBC crushed the competition with a 4.4, followed by FOX at 1.9, ABC at 1.7, CBS at 1.3 and the CW at 0.3.

Monday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

NBC: “The Voice” (12.8 million viewers, 7.7 rating/12 share in households)
FOX: “Bones” season premiere (7.8 million, 4.8/7)
ABC: “CMA Music Festival” (6.6 million, 4.3/6)
CBS: “How I Met Your Mother” reruns (4.3 million, 2.9/4)
CW: “The L.A. Complex” (807,000, 0.5/1)

18-49 leader: “The Voice” (4.3)

9 p.m.

NBC: “The Voice” (13.96 million, 8.4/12)
ABC: “CMA Music Festival” (6.1 million, 4.0/6)
FOX: “The Mob Doctor” series premiere (5.1 million, 3.2/5)
CBS: “2 Broke Girls” rerun (4.9 million, 3.2/5)
CW: “The L.A. Complex” (536,000, 0.4/1)

18-49 leader: “The Voice” (4.9)

10 p.m.

NBC: “Revolution” series premiere (11.7 million, 7.1/11)
ABC: “CMA Music Festival (5.96 million, 4.0/6)
CBS: “Hawaii Five-0” rerun (4.4 million, 3.1/5)

18-49 leader: “Revolution” (4.1)

Ratings
information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are
preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company.

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."