Notes: As has become a pattern for Mondays, NBC won in the 18-49 demos, while ABC drew more total viewers.
The Voice saw a fairly large drop from last week, but still easily won the night in all metrics. On the other hand, Dancing With The Stars saw decent gains. The MLB Playoffs did their usual numbers. 90210 fell right back into the pit of despair, nearly matching its horrifying premiere week numbers. Gossip Girl matched last week, and the week before. Too bad the ratings are just as bad as 90210.
The big story of the night was of course the third and (thankfully) final Presidential Debate between President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney, which was watched by just over 59 million people. While I won't presume to speak for you guys and gals, I for one am beyond tired of this campaign. I'm a very politically interested person, both on the federal and state levels, yet this seemingly endless race has managed to make even me sick of the whole thing. While I certainly have my preferences, as we all do, neither candidate is perfect, and neither is 100% terrible for that matter. I just wish people would quit acting like it will be the end of the world if their guy doesn't win. Here's to the end of the whole thing, and us all getting on with our lives.
Key: Broadcast Network - Show Name - 18-49 Rating - 18-49 Share - Total Viewers In Millions
NBC - The Voice (N)- 4.3 - 11 - 12.02
ABC - Dancing With The Stars: All-Stars (N, 8-10PM) - 2.4 - 6 - 13.27
FOX - MLB Baseball (8-10PM) - 2.4 - 6 - 8.11
CBS - The Big Bang Theory (R) - 2.2 - 6 - 7.72
CW - 90210 (N) - 0.4 - 1 - 0.91
CBS - 2 Broke Girls (R) - 2.1 - 5 - 6.76
NBC - Presidential Debate - 3.9 - 9 - 10.89
ABC - Presidential Debate - 2.8 - 6 - 10.29
CBS - Presidential Debate - 2.2 - 5 - 7.50
CW - Gossip Girl (N) - 0.4 - 1 - 0.95
CBS - Mike & Molly (N) - 3.0 - 7 - 9.02
NBC - Post-Debate Coverage - 3.2 - 8 - 9.33
ABC - Post-Debate Coverage - 2.1 - 5 - 8.05
CBS - Post-Debate Coverage - 1.8 - 4 - 6.17
Source: Nielsen Media Research