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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  • DryedMangoez

    Hopefully Biggest Loser and Deception can hover around a 2.0. That should be okay.

  • AppleStinx

    The season finale of ‘The Mob Doctor’ was so intense that I had trouble closing my eyes when it came time to sleep.

  • Annihilator

    Deception put was some very bad numbers for its premiere. The show’s ratings and demos will most likely spiral further downward week after week.

  • chris

    Even CW knows not to show repeats of 90210 on the network. Hart of Dixie pulls good rerun #s considering their live ratings are not that much higher and usually in the mid 1 mils. 90210 can’t even break 1 mil viewers for their “BIG” 100th Episode earlier this season. BATB can’t break 1 mil in repeats. CW Arrow and SPN have really performed good for cw standards during this winter break. HOD decent too, Nikita holding up well, and VD breaking the mil mark as well. Emily Owens has a loyal audience. Even with HOD in repeats EMOMD can still perform its normal audience with out a new episode in front of it not that HOD is a BIG HUGE SHOW WITH OVERSIZED RATINGS THAT WOULD SPILL OVER INTO 9 lol… 90210 right now is the most definite cancellation in my book. It all depends on how other shows work out this spring.

    Will Carrie be a “CW” Hit? Will Cult suffer the same fate as Emily Owens placing it at 9 behind the weak hart of dixie? will beauty and the beast have built on its audience when returning soon? VD,SPN,Arrow all deserve praise and early renewals outside of these shows it is fair game.. But 90210 is the show to blow off the schedule.

  • lakersupbyten

    Not bad for 5-0…that eppy was a 3 time repeat. Lol.
    3 years going on 4..already! Next week is a new eppy!

  • Mark

    Lets see how all these ratings do when there isn’t a national title game on, even the blowout that was last nights game had to hurt.

  • Maximillian

    Unless Deception gets amazing word of mouth (doubtful), itll be around 1.6 most likely by the end of the 11 ep run. Alas.

  • Chris

    @Richard Steven Hack–not even Victoria Pratt could make me watch Castle, but I guess that could explain why the ratings weren’t even worse. Well, no it couldn’t, but honestly–we’re supposed to believe that goddess was married to a character played by NATHAN FILLION? Sheahright. :D

  • alexjones

    bit of a misleading title there, sure deception may have won it’s time period but it’s ratings still suck, it’ll be lucky to last 13 episodes.

  • nikki

    A lot of people viewed Deception online or on demand. Hopefully it will rise next week.

  • gavin

    Didnt see deception because it sounded like a rip off of Revenge. Was it?

  • Noname_Rex

    Yeah, does anyone else here think that NBC may actually HURT some of the premier’s of their shows because they’ll release the pilot episode like a full two weeks to a month before the show’s even scheduled to air?

  • Mikey O

    They wrap up the mob doctor well. I hope ABC does the same for last resort, I can only hope.

  • moshane58

    I thought deception looked interestingHope people give it a chance.think the Bachelor has runned its course.time to let it go.

  • DryedMangoez

    NBC has put the premiere episodes of a lot of its shows online and On Demand early, and I don’t think it really had any kind of noticeable effect either way.

  • CrimTV


    Yep, extremely lucky considering it only had 11 episodes this season ;)

  • Josh

    I watched Deception last night to see what it was like and because I think Victor Garber did a fantastic job on Titanic and Alias. However, the show was very predictable and is similar to Revenge, but not exactly the same. It is all about a young woman who is a cop trying to figure out how her childhood friend died if it was murder or accidental over dose. While investigating her friends death she “stumbles” upon information making her question things she thought she knew about her friends family.

  • Fred

    Not bad all around. Biggest Loser and Bachlelor did better than I thought they would. These franchises still have some life left in them. NBC and ABC should be pleased.
    Deception did fine. I watched it in December ON DEMAND. I’m sure lots of others have as well. A 2.0 at 10:00 on any network is safe for now.

    That all said, the big test will be when CBS returns with new episodes.

  • Alex

    That’s not a terrible start for Deception. Equally its not a very good start either but it could certainly have been a lot worse. We’ll see how it holds up in the weeks to come but there’s absolutely no reason NBC won’t tolerate a mid-high 1 (and probably much lower) in that slot until March. In fact from everything they’ve said they seemed to be expecting that. Whether Deception stands any chance of seeing a second season is another issue entirely.

  • Ultima

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

    Because both shows are worth more than the expected value of a new show and both networks have enough less valuable shows to cancel first to make room on their schedules.

    Why isn’t that obvious to you?

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