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TV Ratings Monday: 'Chuck,' 'Chicago Code' Steady; 'House,' 'Harry's Law,' 'Castle,' 'Mike & Molly' Rise

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March 1st, 2011

Scoreboard ABC FOX CBS Uni NBC CW
Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 3.2/9 3.0/8 2.8/8 1.6/5 1.5/4 0.7/2
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 2.7/8 2.4/8 1.8/6 1.8/6 1.0/3 0.8/2
Total Viewers (million) 10.858 9.519 9.109 4.246 6.186 1.406


With CBS partially in repeats, ABC topped Fox in the adults 18-49 ratings on Monday night. While Univision topped NBC for fourth place.

On Fox, House's 3.8 adults 18-49 rating was up 9% vs. last week, while The Chicago Code's 2.1 rating was even with last week.

CBS's How I Met Your Mother fell 3% vs. last week to a 3.4 adults 18-49 rating, while Mad Love kept falling, down 4% to a 2.7 rating. Following a Two and a Half Men repeat, Mike & Molly rose 6% to a 3.4 rating.

NBC's Chuck was even with last week's 1.7 adults 18-49 rating. In its last scheduled episode prior to certain cancellation The Cape fell another tenth to just a 1.1 rating, while Harry's Law rose to a 1.8 rating, up a tenth from last week.

ABC's The Bachelor drew a 3.4 rating, even with last week, but Castle's 2.8 rating was up 8% vs. last week.

CW's 90210 scored a 0.7 adults 18-49 rating, even with last week (in the W18-34 demo it was even with a 1.0 rating), while Gossip Girl fell to a 0.7 rating, down a tenth from last week (it was also down a tenth in the W18-34 demo to a 1.4 rating).

Late-night ratings are below the primetime data.

Broadcast primetime  ratings for Monday, February 28, 2011:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00 FOX HOUSE 3.6 10 10.361
CBS How I Met Your Mother 3.4 10 9.265
ABC The Bachelor 3.0 9 10.535
NBC CHUCK 1.7 5 5.624
CW 90210 0.6 2 1.442
8:30 FOX HOUSE 4.1 11 11.585
ABC The Bachelor 3.1 8 10.514
CBS Mad Love 2.7 7 7.955
NBC CHUCK 1.6 4 5.069
CW 90210 0.7 2 1.428
9:00 ABC The Bachelor 3.6 10 11.409
CBS Two and a Half Men - R 3.2 9 11.565
FOX THE Chicago Code 2.3 6 8.375
NBC The Cape 1.2 3 4.061
CW Gossip Girl 0.7 2 1.416
9:30 ABC The Bachelor 3.9 10 12.392
CBS MIKE & MOLLY 3.4 9 11.416
FOX THE Chicago Code 2.0 5 7.756
NBC The Cape 1.1 3 4.066
CW Gossip Girl 0.6 2 1.337
10:00 ABC Castle 2.9 8 10.432
CBS Hawaii Five-0 - R 2.0 6 7.498
NBC HARRY'S LAW 1.8 5 9.108
10:30 ABC Castle 2.7 8 9.866
NBC HARRY'S LAW 1.8 5 9.188
CBS Hawaii Five-0 - R 1.8 5 6.954

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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," 3.0/8; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.6/7; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.3/8; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.6/5.

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 0.9/4; "Late Show," 0.8/3; "Nightline," 1.1/5; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.

At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.3/5 in metered-market households) tied CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.3/5). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.4/3).

At 1:35 a.m., Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/2 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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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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