Ratings: NBC’s ‘Revolution’ continues to surprise

We have been shocked by some numbers in the past, but we are probably more stunned by the consistent performance of “Revolution” on Monday night than anything else on TV. Does the show have a great lead-in with “The Voice”? Definitely, but people still have to ultimately watch, and thus far the series is proving itself to be something that could go on for several seasons on the network, and even make Billy Burke into a household name even more for this than playing Bella’s dad on “Twilight.”

Overall, Monday’s new episode scored an impressive 3.4 rating in the 18-49 demographic, which was enough to guarantee it top billing for the timeslot on the night. As a matter of fact, the only show on the night that beat it was “The Voice,” which tied its 4.8 rating from last week. Is this proof that the “steal” has saved the battle rounds? It sure feels like it.

As for new shows, there really is not much to talk about thanks to Fox airing baseball, and CBS and ABC really registering the same exact ratings as they did before. The biggest problem area that we see right now is with CBS, as they have two comedies in “Partners” and “Mike & Molly” that feel more like filler than bona fide hit shows. We think that moving “Two and a Half Men” to Thursday has hurt the network more than many would think, largely because those two hours used to feel like an event. No one is lining up to see “Partners,” and the best things that the network can do now is hope that they can plug in the midseason replacement “Friend Me” here and it will run much better. Personally, we think it has promise to be the male version of “2 Broke Girls,” which is now the anchor o their lineup.

Are you surprised by “Revolution” continuing to fare so well, and even improving from the prior week? If you want to read our full review for the episode, you can do so over at the link here.

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