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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  • Deo

    I was expecting a little more than 1.9 for Castle, but aparently there weren´t a lot of people watching broadcasted TV… with 8.5 million viewers, Castle was the most watched program of the night, and by far…
    Are those the final numbers or will there be some adjustments? If so, I hope Castle doesn´t drop:(

    Anyway, next week won´t be better, with H50 returning (I gave it a try, and couldn´t get myself to watch an entire episode, definetly not my cup of tea).

  • K

    Why don’t they just cancel, Castle and H50 already?

  • gerry

    i liked deception. the characters are completely cliched, but i still wanted to see more of it.

    that being said, its a rarity that a show like this gains on the second week. so its all around where the show stabilizes. if it can garner a 1.7/1.8 after the third week, nbc might give it a life to hope that some buzz can lift it (a la scandal).


    @ K

    Maybe because their ratings don’t warrant cancellation.

  • John

    Do you have the ratings for tbe premiere of “Quien Eres Tu” on Unimas last night?

  • CrimTV

    Why is everyone complaining about Deception falling from a 2.1 to a 1.9? I love Revolution but that used to fall like 4-5 tenths and Revenge fell 3 tenths or so the other night in it’s half hours.

  • jrc1978

    Deception did about what I expected. I also expect it to drop slowly, but steadily…certainly not rise. It was removed off my DVR series list after 30 minutes. The acting was horrendous…reminded me of a daytime soap. I feel bad for Tate Donovan. Sorry dude. It had no real draw and was just too generic with everything about it…no imagination.

  • Samunto

    I had thought of Deception Thursdays at 10 but probably the same people who watch Scandal would watch it. It would just be lots of cannibalizing going on just as Tuesdays at 9. If it does well, this could share a time-slot with Parenthood Tuesdays or keep the same rotation with 13episodes in January along with Loser.

  • senor chang

    Agreed, 2.1/1.9 is completely normal for an unestablished 10PM show.

  • Hubert R. Wentland

    Really curious what CBS comedies will pull next week. I have a feeling that we will learn that their Monday line-up is almost as healthy as it was before The Voice.

  • cass rowland

    the bachelor did prety well and i am glad because its my favorite show

  • Petar Ivanov


    You are right. Tuesday at 10 is best hour for that type of show on nbc. People who watch Parenthood around 2.0 will watch and this one. Good for the show, good for the network, good for the fans. Its win-win. Bad shudle. Really bad.

    As more i think about it more start to think that nbc make big mistake here. If TBL is best filter for the voice think that action show was best for Revolution. If nbc don’t like Hannibal than thay can move Grimm/Chicago fire/Law and order in that slot. They have exactly around 10 episodes to air. And this will boost them for season ahead. Monday is tough day with best competition. Soapy show ala Shonda without Shonda at 10 is not the answer vs h5o and castle. nbc make step back. Not like Playboy club but not ahead too.

  • cass rowland

    the bachelor and biggest looser ratings will probally both be neck and neck

  • DaxJackson

    Deception was so awful, I was clock watching the entire time… felt like a eternity. Even Victor Garber didn’t save it.

  • Richard Steven Hack

    Seems like so-so numbers for the premiere of Deception. Assuming it drops as most shows do after their premiere, it doesn’t look that good.

    I checked the show out. I didn’t find it particularly compelling, although it didn’t seem awful either. The cast is so-so, except for Victor Garber who I enjoyed back in the day on Alias. The premise is a problem: how many seasons can you drag out a show about who killed someone? Sooner or later the crime has to be solved and a whole new development has to be produced to sustain audience interest.

    I think Deception will prove to be a one season show. No way will it compare or compete with Revenge in terms of being a success. The two are barely comparable.

  • Hawaii Five-0 Rocks

    When H50 comes back 1/14 with the “live” pick your villain ending it will
    kill both Castle and Deception. Why is it when H50 has 2.4 people say
    no competition and the rating is awful. When Castle gets a 1.9 and it’s
    got no “real” competition it’s all good since it’s up 2 tenths? Granted the
    most viewers are watching Castle but the demo is old.

  • Nancy Mahews

    USA also ran adds for Deception along with other NBC shows and the USA shows durring the SVU marathons last week (I don’ know about NCIS since I was otherwise occupied but I imagine they ran them during their marathons. As for me I’ll stick with Castle because it’s got that quirkyness action I like, but for others that don’t like that style I’m glad there’s other stuff on. I admit Deception looked interesting and I probably would have watched it if a new episode of Castle was not on.

  • Lisa

    Deception wasn’t very good, but maybe it’ll improve. I hope so! It’s the sort of show I usually like, so the fact that I was disappointed in it is not a great start. Anyway, a 2.0 is an okay beginning. If the show can actually hold at or near that level, fine, but I think subsequent weeks will see fairly large drops in viewership. I don’t expect much out of this one in the long run.

  • Richard Steven Hack

    Castle, by the way, was fairly fun due to the ex-wife crisis. Nice to see hot Victoria Pratt from the old Mutant X series again as well. :-)


    @ HR Wentland

    My curiosity is piqued for the exact same reason. Thanks for getting me back into Kate Bush! You rock!

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