RATINGS RAT RACE: ‘Partners’ Steady As Other CBS Series Drop, ‘Mob Doctor’ Back

NELLIE ANDREEVA
November 6, 2012
CBS Freshman Comedy ‘Partners’ Cancelled

There was encouraging news last night for modestly rated freshman CBS comedy Partners. As the CBS Monday lineup returned from a three-week break, Partners (2.1/5) was even with its most recent airing while all other CBS series were down. The hold may be enough to clinch the series a back episodic order. Partners is the only new fall series that launched early in the season not to get a script or episodic pickup. Of the other CBS shows last night, How I Met Your Mother (2.8/7) was down 13% from three weeks ago to a season low, 2 Broke Girls (3.3/8) was down a tenth to tie its series low, Mike & Molly (2.8/7) was down 7% and Hawaii Five-0 (2.0/5) was down 5%.

NBC once again topped the night in adults 18-49, though its fast nationals may be inflated because of an NFL pre-emption in New Orleans. The Voice (4.5/11) was down 6% from last week, while Revolution (2.9/8) was down a tenth to a series low.

Look who’s back! Fox’s all-but-canceled freshman drama The Mob Doctor (1.0/2) made a return to the schedule after a four-week hiatus and was actually up a tenth from its last original. Its lead-in, Bones (2.0/5), was even with its last outing four weeks ago. ABC’s Dancing With The Stars (2.1/5) was down 9% from last week to tie its lowest-rated performance show ever. Castle (1.9/5) was down 14% to tie its series low.

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