Monday Ratings: The Sing-Off, Dancing With the Stars Fall

Sads. The ratings news is horrible for The Sing Off. It fell 11% from last week to a series low. Only an average of 4.8M viewers tuned into to this compulsively watchable (I think it is) show. It will probably be replaced by an edition of The Voice in 2012.  (Via TVByTheNumbers)

Dancing with the Stars fell in double digits from it’s premiere.

ABC’s Dancing with the Stars fell 18% from its premiere to a series low 3.3 adults 18-49 rating, while Castle slipped a more modest 9% vs. its premiere to a 2.9 adults 18-49 rating.

NBC’s The Sing-Off fell 11% to a series low 1.7 adults 18-49 rating, and The Playboy Club making a move to be the first show canceled of the new season tumbled 19% to a 1.3 adults 18-49 rating.

Two and 1/2 Men also fell 33% from it’s premiere, but still managed a 7.2 rating and 20 million viewers. Wow

  • Buffynut

    So, was everyone watching Monday Night Football? Is that still on? If not, seems like no one was watching TV last night. Sad about the Sing Off. I love this show so much!

  • Elliegrll

    Two and 1/2 Men also fell 33% from it’s premiere, but still managed a 7.2 rating and 20 million viewers. Wow

    These are American Idol type numbers. I don’t think that any regularly scheduled show, other than AI, put up a demo rating that high last year. I think the show will continue to fall to around 14-16 million viewers, so AI shouldn’t have anything to worry about.

  • Buffynut

    Two and a Half Men had the second highest ad rates last year. Idol was first. It was in an article posted here during Season 10.

  • http://stores.ebay.com/BookWomanBlues-Book-Nook Bobbi

    I really wish they had left The Sing Off alone as a holiday fill-in. It probably won’t be back because of the network’s idiocy. What a shame.

  • Nele621

    The writing on 2 1/2 men is hilarious. I never liked Kutcher before, but he is funny in this role. Has Jon Cryer’s character always been pathetic? He supposedly has a girlfriend, but he says he makes her skin crawl when he touches her.

  • jersey

    Yes, Jon Cryer’s character has always been pathetic. :-). I LOL’ed at his reference to having a Molly Ringwald poster when he was a teen. Ducky!

  • Valentin432

    2 highly hyped new shows, two mediocre ratings for Fox, they must be worried for their prospects looking forward. All the CBS shows have been lifted by the 2 1/2 men bump.

    Only two years ago DWTS and Glee were supposed to be the big threats to AI’s dominance, they’ve taken quite a step backwards since then.

  • Montavilla

    I hope they don’t drop The Sing-Off altogether. It worked really nicely as a holiday show. Maybe because at Christmas, we’re all geared up to enjoy choral music?

    I’m watching it (while switching at the commercials to DWTS) and I’m finding it a little wearisome with sixteen groups. I don’t have them all straight yet, I don’t really have a favorite.

    I know I’ll be more invested in a few weeks, once the groups are winnowed down to eight. But I wish they’d picked fewer groups and did a little more background on them. Dare I say it? I think I might have enjoyed seeing a couple audition episodes…!

    DWTS is kind of a yawn. I like Chaz’s story. I like Carson’s ridiculousness. I like JR’s dancing and the possibility that Karina might actually win this year. Other than that, it’s kind of a yawn. Even with wardrobe malfunctions.

    I think that Two and a Half Men is still benefiting from the whole Charlie Sheen thing. They promised more surprises at the end of the first episode, and I was a little tempted to tune in just to see what they were. I expect the ratings will settle down once it full transitions into its season.

  • tierbee

    I adore the Sing Off and I am so sad it isn’t doing well :( Though even I was flipping back and forth to Monday Night Football.

  • Nele621

    I think that Two and a Half Men is still benefiting from the whole Charlie Sheen thing. They promised more surprises at the end of the first episode, and I was a little tempted to tune in just to see what they were. I expect the ratings will settle down once it full transitions into its season.

    If they keep up the good writing, 2 1l2 men should continue to have decent ratings. I’m a fan as long as it remains as funny as it is now. So many funny little things, like Walden (Ashton) stealing a roll of toilet paper from his own house.

  • shwriteme

    That is too bad. It was nice to watch a talent show like this with great feedback for the singers. I thought the judging on this show was exemplary. That is how a critique should be done. Some great talent too. I like it–much more than that voice.

  • NOLA

    I’m not surprised. NFL’s, Monday Night Football and “Terra Nova” were great family entertainment.

  • Studio57

    The TV world is just getting too oversaturated with these singing/ dancing competitions. Networks do this to all great shows- Law and Order, CSI, every reality show known to man, etc. They take a good thing and beat it to death until everyone just says ENOUGH!

  • KayGee

    While I liked the inaugural season of The Sing Off, the second installment lost my interest. I watched (fast forwarded through my recording) last weeks episode, and I realize that although I LOVE a capella music, it all sounded the same (as far as the instrumentation goes) to me, so I will probably on watch this program in spurts.

  • yaddabing

    Between XF and Terra Nova, Fox has some expensive flops on their hands.

    Terra Nova was good, it just seemed to drag on in the middle.

  • SandyA

    Studio57 says:
    The TV world is just getting too oversaturated with these singing/ dancing competitions. Networks do this to all great shows- Law and Order, CSI, every reality show known to man, etc. They take a good thing and beat it to death until everyone just says ENOUGH!

    This ^ x2.

    Last season was the first time I watched AI….or any talent show in my life, for that matter. From there I tuned into the Voice. Toward the end of the Voice, I quickly was becoming tired of singing competitions. AGT was a nice change of pace b/c it was not strictly singers but I’m now finding myself quickly getting oversaturated with any type of talent show. I predict that the ratings for all talent shows will wane…..if I was a TV producer I would break new ground with a creatively new format instead of trying to beat the life out of that dying horse we call “talent shows”.

    I’m on this blog to keep up w/all the contestants from S10 of AI.

  • Yvonne13

    It was nice to watch a talent show like this with great feedback for the singers. I thought the judging on this show was exemplary. That is how a critique should be done. Some great talent too

    Sadly, I think many folks prefer to watch train wrecks on both sides of the judging table when they tune into these programs.

  • Ratna12

    Monday night is crazy.
    I DVR Terra Nova, while trying to watch DWTS and Sing Off and then switching to Heart of Dixie at 9:00 pm and it was cute too.
    I still have the DVR for Hawaii Five-O and Castle.

    Who scheduled these things anyway ?

    I think after 2 showings, I know that DWTS is not that interesting just because I don’t have anybody really who I want to watch.

  • TylerWV

    I watched terra nova. Can’t decide if I really liked it or not.

  • Tess

    I get the feeling the “sing-off” may be a little to highbrow for many TV viewers….it’s about a segment of singing performance that isn’t widely known or popular. And having 8 or 9 contestants in each group means that the viewing audience has to identify with the group and not a performer…so unless you have a regional or college connection it may be hard to form a bond. And the fact that, at this point, the audience has no say in who advances there isn’t a reason to get attached….somebody else is making the decisions based on a criteria that may be above the head’s of many viewers….it’s like the judges are so into the genre they forget they are speaking to lay men…and that is as appealing to many as listening to a lecture given by a self-absorbed college professor.

    The singing is good, the tunes are fun, the performances entertaining but the show just doesn’t have much “chutzpah”. It’s like reality TV for music majors..not for most normal folk.

  • larc

    SandyA says:
    I predict that the ratings for all talent shows will wane…..if I was a TV producer I would break new ground with a creatively new format instead of trying to beat the life out of that dying horse we call “talent shows”

    But that requires originality. It’s always easier to be a “me too” guy than an innovator. Using another person’s idea that works and doing enough superficial modifying to disguise it somewhat takes less brain and muscle power.

  • mickeybordentwo

    Boston, Tampa, St. Louis and Atlanta all have baseball teams vying for playoff spots, with the season ending on Wednesday. It’s possible enough people in each of those cities were watching baseball to have an impact on national TV ratings.

  • Benji

    I’m addicted to talent shows. They are practically all I watch, except some PBS stuff…which, come to think of it, is mostly talent shows, lol. I don’t see how DWTS keeps going. The “stars” are either has-beens or I never heard of them…and, for the most part, they can’t dance.

  • Miss Chaos

    I have to agree that this is a poor season for DWTS. I like the show a lot but the dancers are poor and no one stands out cept for JR he was really good lindy hop or not. I already don’t care who wins second week in. And what a pain trying to fit all the other shows in I had to watch some this morning. Sad about the sing off, bad nite and too many other shows.

  • Nina1

    The singing is good, the tunes are fun, the performances entertaining but the show just doesn’t have much “chutzpah”. It’s like reality TV for music majors..not for most normal folk.

    Yes. I like this show, but think it should be moved from Monday night – and I would not be all kinds of upset if they cut down the number of groups and the number of hours it sucks up. They insist on making all of these talent shows two hours and most shows are not entertaining enough to fill them. Not to mention, they are very easy to switch off of and back to when other things (and shows) are coming on. I think they are a perfect 8-9PM lead-in, but after that, I need some variety.

    I don’t think you become as attached to a group as a person, but after some bad experiences getting “attached” on Idol, I don’t really want to get attached, anyway. I’m sure others do.

  • johanna

    I watch The Sing Off during the judging and commercials of DWTS. It am not usually too keen on accapella group unless it is Barber Shop Quartet or Gospel groups. I loved the North Shore guys. I do agree that 2 hours of this is probably too much, it was OK as I was watching also DWTS but would not have sit through 2 hours of it alone. Will probably do the same thing next week and keep on switching channels.

  • Grammie Kari

    I am sad to hear this news about The Sing-Off. I love the format, the singers, and the Judges. It is such a lousy time slot.

    So, DWTS repeats their Monday night show and competes against Glee? That choice was easy to make.

    Some how, football is the culprit. ;o)

  • stargazed

    DWTS has lost me as a viewer. It should be called Dancing With Who Are These People (who can’t dance). 1 1/2 shows in and I’m sick to death of them whining and complaining during their rehearsals. If they’re too fat, too lame and too busy to do the show, then they should have opted out.

    Rant over. :[