So far, the fall TV season is turning into a banner year for NBC and its new programming head Robert Greenblatt. We expected “Revolution” to get off to a pretty strong start in the ratings, but we did not think that it would end up scoring a number just as high as “Once Upon a Time” last year.
Overall, the new series ended up scoring an impressive audience of over 11 million, and also a 4.1 rating in the 18-49 demographic. This is easily the best non-Olympics premiere for NBC all season long, and it is something that they should certainly celebrate. The same here goes for “The Voice,” which inexplicably rose up to a 4.6 rating for its second Monday edition of the season. We already said that “Revolution” should be fine as long as it stays above a 2.0 for the season, and this is certainly a fantastic start.
Meanwhile, it was good and bad news for Fox. While “Bones” got off to a good start with a 2.3 rating, the same cannot be said for “The Mob Doctor.” The new drama series is now looking like a top candidate to be canceled this season with a 1.5 rating for the premiere; the real test will be how it fares next week against “Dancing with the Stars” and the CBS comedy lineup to go along with everything that we have already mentioned.
What do you think about some of these ratings, and do you see this as a major sign that NBC is going to have a hit with “Revolution” long-term? We want to hear some more of your thoughts below! If you want to see our full review for the premiere Monday night, be sure to head on over to the link here.