Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Monday Ratings Complicated due to Hurricane Sandy

   On the surface, Monday night's ratings look familiar and straight-forward: "Dancing with the Stars" carried ABC to an overall win, while "The Voice" and "Revolution" led their slots to help NBC dominate among young viewers. Of course, due to Hurricane Sandy, the numbers aren't that simple.

   In short, many Americans had no access to TV on Monday night and many who did have access weren't watching what the schedules called for them to be watching. So don't expect to learn much from these ratings.

   "Castle" averaged 11.95 million viewers and a 2.7 rating among adults 18-49 for ABC, with that key demo rating looking particularly inflated by storm coverage. NBC's "Revolution" averaged 8.39 million viewers and won the hour with a 3.1 key demo rating. CBS' hurricane coverage averaged 7.97 million viewers and a 2.1 key demo rating.

Complete Season 1 Ratings here: Episodes