'The Following' beats 'Revolution' for first time

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Charlie and Miles suffered another setback Monday night: The Revolution heroes were beaten in the ratings by smooth-talking serial killer Joe Carroll for the first time.

The penultimate episode of Fox’s first season of The Following rose to its best rating in weeks, with 7 million viewers and a 2.4 among adults 18-49, up 14 percent. That was enough to suppress NBC’s Revolution, which was steady this week with 6.2 million viewers and a 2.2 rating. The disparity between the shows is probably greater than these numbers suggest, since The Following merely had a Bones lead-in (1.9) while Revolution has The Voice (4.8). Revolution and The Following have tied twice in the demo, but this is the first time The Following has had a higher number outright.

Speaking of which, The Voice dipped 8 percent for its third Battle Rounds episode, yet still easily led the night. Over on ABC, Dancing was down 5 percent to tie its lowest rating ever for a performance show, while Castle was up 10 percent.

Full Chart:

 ADULT DEMO RANK ADULT DEMO RATING  TOTAL VIEWERS (+000)
FOX 8-9P BONES #6 1.9 6,865
9-10P FOLLOWING #2 2.4 6,973
ABC 8-10P DANCING STARS #5 2.1 13,582
10-11P CASTLE #3t 2.2 11,712
CBS 8:00P HIMYM R #9t 1.3 4,164
8:30P RULES ENGAGEMENT #7 1.5 4,963
9:00P 2BROKE GIRLS R #8 1.4 5,024
9:30P MIKE&MOLLY R #9t 1.3 5,242
10-11P HAWAII 5-0 R #11 1.2 5,238
NBC 8-10P VOICE #1 4.8 13,867
10-11P REVOLUTION #3t 2.2 6,240
CW 8-9P OH SIT!-CW #12t 0.3 826
9-10P 90210-CW #12t 0.3 592
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