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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  • Petar Ivanov

    Betty White will kill all tuesday crapy comedies today and tomorrow we will lauph on that.

  • American

    Deception was OK, hope it rises.

  • Petar Ivanov

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

    1.9 was chicago fire premiere.

  • Ryan Schwartz

    NBC has Revolution (unless it drops substantially in its return), Parenthood, Chicago Fire, Grimm, and SVU (if it’s affordable) next season (not a fan of all but one). They don’t need this show. A 2.0 will only drop from here against original episodes of other programs on CBS, FOX, ABC, etc. DOA.

  • JoJo

    If Deception can keep that 2.0 as the season progresses I’d say it has a shot at renewal. Most 10pm dramas have been in that 2.0 range (Nashville/Chicago Fire). I personally like the show but didn’t watch the premiere since I had already seen the sneak preview a couple weeks earlier but I do plan on watching next week.

  • torylicious

    Deception dont have any promotion and the pilot is availabe 2 weeks ago

  • SarahL

    @Ryan Schwartz

    Rubbish. NBC needs every show to do well. Plus, Deception’s ratings are in the range of every NBC show that you named. If Deception can hold its current ratings or increase slightly, it will be a shoe in for renewal.

  • TheFollowing

    Bring on the following!!!

  • CrystalBall

    So Hart Of Dixie > Beauty & The Beast

  • meah

    So sad about deception numbers but like others said look at chicago fire now..if it stabilizes around 2.1- 2.3 it would be great..NBC should have premired it with The voice in march!!!so pissed..NBC knows that without The Voice Revolution would crash!!!

  • Petar Ivanov

    @Deception dont have any promotion and the pilot is availabe 2 weeks ago

    Stop with this “pilot was availabe”…..networks make availabe all new pilots now. At least for series that they think can creat hit show. New girl was availabe online. Once upon a time was availabe and Revolution from this season was availabe. Expect for the future this to be general tactic for all networks.

  • GEO

    Castle numbers are a disappointment.

  • senor chang

    @Ryan Schwartz
    It’s one episode. Last season, Pan Am premiered to a 3.4 while Scandal premiered to a 2.1 (iirc). Guess which show is still around.
    I’m not saying that Deception will rise from here, per se, but it’s far too early to judge and those who will judge do so at the risk of eating crow later on.

  • silvit


    The Mob Doctor did its usual pre-holidays numbers. Obviously the recent episodes did bad since they either were on New Years Eve or on Saturdays.

  • Fake Me Out

    WOW!! Explosive growth for Mob Doctor! It might be the next nine season wonder from Fox letting them finally retire Bones next year.


    (what’s this in my cheek? oh, it’s my tongue …)

  • TVDude

    Perhaps NBC got spoiled with Revolution if a 2.0 for Deception is bad. Revolution had a show pulling in a 4.0 or higher before it on most nights. To have expectations that Deception would pull those same numbers was unrealistic from the get go. Not to mention, Revolution retained better than any other show behind The Voice so far.

    In terms of retention, a 2.0 following a show with a 2.4 average isn’t bad. NBC couldn’t have hoped for much better than that. It’s also possible that Revolution itself might not do as well when it returns in the spring. We’ll have to wait and see on that one though.

    Will Deceptions ratings shrink in the coming weeks? That will be what gets the show renewed or canceled. If it pulls above Chicago Fire, my money will be on renewed.

  • Petar Ivanov

    If deception is nbc show like Parenthood its safe. Parenthood with lower ratings was renew year after year for 100 episodes. So don’t worry. If is not its other story. This show may work better on thursday at 10. May be NBC made mistake with shudle. More action show like Hannibal can take more of Revolution fans i think. Deception from what i read is more like revenge and scandal-soapy. Hannibal is more ONCE/REV/TWD action-drama, dark. If they stay it for summer that mean they don’t like it.

  • David Howell

    Deception has probably done enough to debut on the bubble.

    Very difficult day to read with the big competition being from ESPN. The decline in the half-hours is the big negative sign, I think.

  • carla

    Had no idea they were airing BATB on Monday? And u cant compare repeat ratings CrystalBall


    The last two episodes of Mob Doctor were truly outstanding & I’m glad FOX chose to air the 13 ep’s. Even more glad it will be available on DVD soon so it could be seen commercial free (YAY). The kids so got it wrong with this one.

    Saw previews of TBL & still can’t believe the full-figured fellow who was unable to stay on the treadmill & sat there crying. It’s frightening what some people will do for their 15 minutes of fame.

    It’s even more frightening it won it’s time slot.

    Deception looks too much like a Shonda soap, so I’ll never set eyes on it.

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