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TV Ratings Monday: 'Chuck' & 'Harry's Law' Don't Rise, But 'Castle' and 'The Chicago Code' Do; 'Mike & Molly,' 'Hawaii Five-0' Drop

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February 22nd, 2011


Scoreboard ABC CBS FOX Uni NBC CW
Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 3.1/8 3.0/8 2.8/7 1.5/4 1.5/4 0.7/2
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 2.6/8 1.9/6 2.3/7 1.6/5 1.1/3 0.9/3
Total Viewers (million) 9.902 10.127 9.182 3.873 6.106 1.548

ABC edged out CBS for the night with adults 18-49 and CBS won with total viewers.

All CBS shows were down a bit from last week.   How I Met Your Mother was down a tenth to a 3.6 adults 18-49 rating and Mad Love dropped two-tenths in its second week to a 2.8 rating.  Unsurprisingly, with Two and a Half Men airing a repeat, Mike & Molly dropped from last week's 3.8 rating all the way down to a 3.2 rating, a series low.  That didn't help Hawaii Five-0 any as it dropped a tenth from last week to a series low 2.7 adults 18-49 rating.

All of NBC's shows were flat vs. last week, all at series low levels with Chuck and Harry's Law each pulling a 1.7 adults 18-49 rating and The Cape pulling a 1.2.

The Bachelor rose to a season high 3.3 adults 18-49 rating between 8-10p, that didn't hurt Castle any as it rose from last week's 2.2 all the way up to a 2.6 adults 18-49 rating.

House rose a tenth to a 3.5 adults 18-49 rating and The Chicago Code also rose a tenth to a 2.1 adults 18-49 rating.

CW's Gossip Girl saw a 23% increase in total viewers, a 20% increase with adults 18-34 and a 13% increase with both adults 18-49 and women 18-34 (1.5 rating).  90210 was up 7% in viewers and 11% and adults 18-34 and flat vs. last week with adults 18-49 and women 18-34.

Late-night results are below the primetime data.

Broadcast primetime  ratings for Monday, February 21, 2011:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating Viewers (Millions)
8:00 CBS How I Met Your Mother 3.6/10 9.44
FOX House 3.5/9 10.39
ABC The Bachelor 3.1/8 9.90
NBC Chuck 1.7/4 5.51
CW 90210 0.7/2 1.50
8:30 CBS Mad Love 2.8/7 8.02
9:00 CBS Two and a Half Men 3.0/8 11.52
ABC The Bachelor 3.6/9 10.79
FOX The Chicago Code 2.1/6 7.98
NBC The Cape 1.2/3 4.13
CW Gossip Girl 0.8/2 1.59
9:30 CBS Mike & Molly 3.2/8 11.29
10:00 CBS Hawaii Five-0 2.7/8 10.25
ABC Castle 2.6/7 9.02
NBC Harry's Law 1.7/5 8.67

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via NBC press note:

In Late-Night Metered Markets Monday night:
• In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 2.8/7 with an encore telecast; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.9/7; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.2/8; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.4/5 with an encore.

• In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 0.8/4 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.9/4; "Nightline," 1.0/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3 with an encore.

• At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.2/4 in metered-market households with an encore) trailed CBS's first-run "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.4/5). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49 with an encore) tied "Late Late Show" (0.5/3).

• At 1:35 a.m., Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

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NOTE: All national ratings are "live plus same day" from Nielsen Media Research unless otherwise indicated.

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Rating: Estimated percentage of the universe of TV households (or other specified group) tuned to a program in the average minute. Ratings are expressed as a percent.

Share (of Audience): The percent of households (or persons) using television who are tuned to a specific program, station or network in a specific area at a specific time. (See also, Rating, which represents tuning or viewing as a percent of the entire population being measured.)

Time Shifted Viewing – Program ratings for national sources are produced in three streams of data – Live, Live+Same Day (Live+SD) and Live+7 Day. Time shifted figures account for incremental viewing that takes place with DVRs. Live+Same Day (Live+SD) include viewing during the same broadcast day as the original telecast, with a cut-off of 3:00AM local time when meters transmit daily viewing to Nielsen for processing. Live+7 Day ratings include incremental viewing that takes place during the 7 days following a telecast.

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