The Voice and Revolution perform solidly to help NBC dominate the youthful audience on Monday evening (October 29, 2012), though because of Hurricane Sandy - which ripped through New York - things weren't that simple. For a start, Sandy caused CBS and The CW to postpone their entire line-ups, while other networks that aired new programming had regular interruptions.
Essentially, as HitFix.com reports, many across the east coast of America had no access to television on Monday and those who did weren't watching what the networks had planned. At 8pm, Dancing with the Stars pulled in 14.43 million viewers, with The Voice in second place with 12.61 million. Over on CBS, How I Met Your Mother averaged around 6.4 million. In the 9pm timeslot, Dancing with the Stars remained at No.1 with 15.13 million, and The Voice rose to 13.07 million. On Fox, an X Factor repeat pulled in 2.3 million. On to 10pm, and it was Castle that pulled in a solid 11.95 million for ABC, with NBC's Revolution averaging around 8.39 million. CBS' hurricane coverage did 7.97 million.
As has been widely reported, many live television shows and gigs were cancelled in the New York area this week. David Letterman braved the storm, though filmed his show without his usual studio audience.