November 27, 2012


On a generally up night, Revolution exited until March above its recent low.

NBC:  REVOLUTION was up 0.3 to 2.9 from its series low number over the past 2 weeks, but there are a couple of asterisks.  First, the rating may be inflated by local simulcast of the ESPN NFL game (we’ll know this afternoon), and second, both NBC and CBS were aided in the 9-10PM hours by the complete collapse of ABCTHE VOICE was healthily up as well (also perhaps a bit inflated), its current number a half ratings point increase to 4.2.

CBS:  A great night for the Eye, with increases across the board.  HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER was up half a point to 3.4, 2 BROKE GIRLS rose 0.6 to 4.0, MIKE & MOLLY climbed 0.7 to 3.6 (the latter 2 were season highs)–even the 8:30PM rerun (BIG BANG THEORY instead of 2 1/2 MEN) was up more than a full point to 3.2.  HAWAII 5-0 wasn’t quite as joyful, but it too rose 0.1 to a season-high 2.3.

ABC:  The first part of the cycle finale for DANCING WITH THE STARS had a season high 2.6, but the night fell apart at 9PM, when 2 hours of EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION could only get to 1.3/1.2.

FOX:  BONES matched its season high 2.3, and even THE MOB DOCTOR was just slightly off its premiere high at 1.2.

CW:  90210 was up a bit to 0.5, and GOSSIP GIRL held even at 0.4.

Most of the networks have new episodes of their regular line-ups tonight, except ABC, which starts the evening with an hour of Christmas cartoons, then airs the final 2 hours of the Dancing With the Stars cycle finale.

About the Author

Mitch Salem
MITCH SALEM has worked on the business side of the entertainment industry for 20 years, as a senior business affairs executive and attorney for such companies as NBC, ABC, USA, Syfy, Bravo, and BermanBraun Productions, and before that, at the NY law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges. During all that, he has more or less constantly been going to the movies and watching TV, and writing about both since the 1980s. His film reviews also currently appear on and In addition, he is co-writer of an episode of the television series "Felicity."