TV Ratings Monday: 'The Bachelor' Returns Down, 'Deception' Premiere Wins Time Period, 'Castle' Up

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January 8th, 2013

Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 2.2/6 2.1/5 1.5/4 1.4/4 0.9/2 0.4/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 1.7/5 1.7/5 1.4/4 0.9/3 0.7/2 0.3/1
Total Viewers (million) 6.100 7.402 3.744 5.366 3.770 0.937


NBC was number one with adults 18-49 while ABC was on top with total viewers.

On NBC, The Biggest Loser earned a 2.4 adults 18-49 rating down 17% from last night’s 2.9. The series premiere of Deception scored a 2.0 adults 18-49 rating down 31% from a 2.9 for the fall finale of Revolution on November 28 and down 47% from a 3.8 for the series premiere of Smash on February 6. Most of your predictions were a little optimistic.

On ABC, the season premiere of The Bachelor garnered a 2.3 adults 18-49 rating down 4% from a 2.4 for its previous season premiere on January 2, 2012and ranking as its lowest rated premiere ever. Castle returned with a 1.9 adults 18-49 rating up 12% from a 1.7 for its most recent new episode on December 3.

On FOX, The Mob Doctor earned a 0.9 adults 18-49 rating up 125% from last week’s 0.4.

Broadcast primetime ratings for Monday, January 7, 2012:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rtg/Shr Viewers (millions)
8:00 NBC The Biggest Loser (8-10PM) 2.4/6 6.34
ABC The Bachelor  (8-10PM) -Season Premiere 2.3/5 6.81
CBS How I Met Your Mother - R 1.6/4 5.17
FOX Bones - R 0.9/2 4.24
CW Hart of Dixie - R 0.4/1 1.01
8:30 CBS 2 Broke Girls - R 1.5/4 5.09
9:00 CBS 2 Broke Girls - R 1.8/4 6.14
FOX The Mob Doctor 0.9/2 3.30
CW Beauty and the Beast - R 0.3/1 0.86
9:30 CBS Mike & Molly - R 1.6/4 5.88
10:00 NBC Deception - Series Premiere 2.0/5 5.62
ABC Castle 1.9/5 8.58
CBS Hawaii Five-0 - R 1.1/3 4.96

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," 2.6/7; CBS's "Late Show with David
> Letterman," 2.1/5; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 2.8/6; and "Jimmy
> Kimmel Live," 1.7/5. 
> * In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results
> were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.8/4; "Late Show," 0.5/2;
> "Nightline," 0.9/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3.
> * At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.3/5 in
> metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig
> Ferguson" (1.0/3). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late
> Night" (0.4/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/1).
> * At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/3 in
> metered-market households and a 0.3/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25
> markets with local people meters.


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  • Kourt

    I was hoping for a 2.0 for Castle but I will take the 1.9 that is pretty good considering the major football championship game that Castle was up against

  • SarahL

    Deception did get quite a lot of promotion. It was all over the cable as well as the Internet.

  • lola

    i am happy for Deception, those are decent numbers.
    I hope it will improve in the next weeks

  • RyanCanada

    what do they expect? its got a crappy lead in, and smash and Revolution had a huge lead in… and deception is an amazing show, so impressed by the pilot.

  • Holly

    Was anyone really expecting Revolution level numbers for Deception? If not, why all proclamations of doom? A 2.0 isn’t great, especially for a premiere, but this is still NBC. Despite their good fall, a 2.0 isn’t bad for them.

  • Mike

    are Go On and The New Normal not new episodes tonight the schedule on the top right says they are not new episodes any one know?

  • Chris

    Castle well below 10mil viewers, and 2.0 in the demo–with H50 a repeat, and a new and a new midseason series that is clearly not long for this world as competition.

    No show has ever been more lead-in dependent than Castle.

  • CrimTV

    Agree with Peter Ivanov, Chicago Fire premiered with a 1.9 rating, and look at it now!

  • Kyle

    The fact is that Deception DID get A LOT of promotion. Billboards in NYC were EVERYWHERE, banners on these websites, etc. To get so much promotion and only barely get a 2 is not a good start at all.

  • CrimTV


    NBC website is saying Go On and The New Normal are brand new tonight, always trust the official website

  • Dinaminjo

    Castle will get a Sunday 10pm slot next year probably..

    Park Avenue showed starting something Sundays is not good and that way they will use monday to start a new show.

  • tommy

    Great Deception!!! amazing pilot

  • Mike



  • Melanie

    That’s not good for Deception — with H5O a repeat? The sampling should have been higher than a 2.0.

  • Ccemerson

    I watched Deception on Hulu early, has promise. Reminds me a lot of Revenge with the girl posing as someone else gainin acceptance into a family w/dirty secrets and business practices.

  • Petar Ivanov

    @Was anyone really expecting Revolution level numbers for Deception? If not, why all proclamations of doom? A 2.0 isn’t great, especially for a premiere, but this is still NBC. Despite their good fall, a 2.0 isn’t bad for them.

    Not only for them. Right now NBC are competing with fox for second place and fox renew bones wich is on that level demo in better hour.

  • Greg

    I guess this is okay for Deception. Didn’t Chicago Fire rate around those numbers in its premiere?

  • Samunto

    @Peter Ivanov
    Completely agree with you on Chicago Fire.

    You know, given how much buzz Castle it suprises me that it doesn’t do as well and clearly skews old. I think that even with H50 in the picture, those 3 shows will be within a .1 or so range of eachother.

    Loser had the exact same rating for it’s premiere last year Tuesday! I don’t think NBC is worried in the least about the big drop from Sunday’s special preview.

  • ALBN

    To think that Castle has had 12 million viewers. The series is down, no doubt.

  • CenterGravity

    Just what I’d thought for Deception. The Mob Doctor almost looks good, at least compared to some of its recent numbers. I guess Castle is safe?

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