Ratings: NBC Wins Premiere Monday as DWTS Trips, Five-0 Sinks; Broke Girls Fill Men's Shoes

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Ratings: NBC Wins Premiere Monday as DWTS Trips, Five-0 Sinks; Broke Girls Fill Men's Shoes
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Ratings: NBC Wins Premiere Monday as DWTS Trips, Five-0 Sinks; Broke Girls Fill Men's Shoes

NBC scored an easy demo win on the Monday of premiere week, thanks to solid performances by The Voice and newbie Revolution.

The Voice drew 11.9 million total viewers and a 4.2 demo rating, dipping just about 10 percent week-to-week while facing a lot more competition. Likewise, Revolution (with 9.3 mil and a 3.5) dropped just 15 percent in the demo with heavy hitters Castle and Hawaii Five-0 now in the mix.

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In fact, Revolution bested Hawaii Five-0‘s Season 3 opener in both measures, which at 8 mil/1.9 was down 34 and 44 percent from its year-ago premiere. (Five-0 was also down sharply from its Season 2 finale (11.4 mil/2.7).) And a fun fact: Revolution in its first week saw the biggest Live+3 DVR gains of any series premiere ever, rising 1.36 points to a 5.45. So there’s that.

Helping The Voice‘s cause was a depressed debut for Dancing With the Stars: All-Stars (14.6 mil/2.7), which was down 32 percent in the demo year over year and down 23 percent from the launch of the series’ spring 2012 cycle.

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Elsewhere on the busy, busy night:

* CBS’ 2 Broke Girls christened its new, later time slot with 10 million total viewers and a 3.7 demo rating, building on its freshman finale as well as improving on Two and a Half Men‘s last demo delivery. But versus the regularly scheduled year-ago premiere, the Girls were down 20 percent.

* The news was not quite as good for CBS’ other comedies year-over-year, as How I Met Your Mother (8.7 mil/3.4) dropped 21 and 28 percent and Mike & Molly (9.3 mil/3.0), sans its Men lead-in, fell more than 30 percent. Partners, meanwhile, debuted to 6.5 mil and a 2.4 at 8:30, delivering just 75 percent retention out of HIMYM (and thus comprising CBS’ 9 o’clock hour laffers).

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* Over on Fox, Bones held steady with 7.34 mil and a 2,2, while The Mob Doctor‘s vitals worsened, dropping 22 and 13 percent to 4 mil/1.3.

* In the 10 o’clock hour, Castle (11.4 mil/2.5) was down 14 and 22 percent from its Season 4 opener, yet led in total viewers (and trailed far behind Revolution in the demo).

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What were you tuned into this first night of Premiere Week?


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