Ratings: Revolution Posts Biggest Drama Premiere Since 2009; Watchlist Users Are Right Again!
Looks like you're ready for a Revolution.
NBC's new mystery series premiered to a strong 11.7 million viewers and a 4.1 rating in the adults 18-to-49 demographic on Monday. That is a huge improvement from last year's premiere of The Playboy Club, which drew 5 million viewers and a paltry 1.6 rating. According to NBC, Revolution's debut is the top non-preview network drama premiere since 2009 (ABC's V) and NBC's biggest drama premiere since 2007 (Bionic Woman).
Revolution was the top-added new show on TVGuide.com users' Watchlists. Last fall, New Girl was the No. 1-added new show and also debuted strongly to 10.3 million viewers and a 4.8 rating, making it Fox's biggest scripted fall premiere since 2001's The Bernie Mac Show. New Girl was just one hit Watchlist users correctly predicted last season: Eight of the 10 most-added new shows received full-season pickups. (Click here to see this year's top 10 most-added new shows.)
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Revolution's lead-in The Voice enjoyed a healthy bump, rising 10 percent to win the night with up a healthy 13.4 million viewers and a 4.6 rating.
On Fox, the series premiere of The Mob Doctor underwhelmed with 5.1 million viewers and a 1.5 rating, down from last year's premiere of Terra Nova (9.2 million, 3.1). Bones returned to 7.8 million eyeballs and a 2.3 in the demo, falling from last season's premiere (on a Thursday), but up from the Season 7 finale.