TV Ratings Monday: 'Bones' & 'Two Broke Girls' Return Up; 'How I Met Your Mother' Hits Season High + 'The Carrie Diaries' Premieres Low

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January 15th, 2013

Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 3.3/8 2.2/6 2.1/5 2.1/5 1.6/4 0.5/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 2.3/6 1.9/6 1.9/5 1.7/5 1.5/4 0.5/2
Total Viewers (million) 10.735 7.963 7.911 5.571 4.032 1.262


CBS was number one with adults 18-49 and with total viewers.

On CBS, How I Met Your Mother earned a season-high 3.8, up four tenths after its last original's 3.4, four weeks ago. 2 Broke Girls earned a 4.1, up six tenths from the 3.5 its last original earned. Mike & Molly earned a 3.5, up two tenths from its last original's 3.3 adults 18-49 rating. Hawaii Five-O was even with last original's 2.4 adults 18-49 rating.

On NBC, The Biggest Loser was even with last week's 2.4 adults 18-49 rating . Deception scored a 1.6, down four tenths from last week's premiere 2.0 adults 18-49 rating.

On ABC, The Bachelor garnered a 2.4, up a tenth from last week's 2.3 adults 18-49 premiere rating. Castle was flat with last week's 1.9 adults 18-49 rating.

On FOX, a Bones double feature earned a 2.1 both at 8PM and 9PM, up two tenths from its last original's 1.9 on December 3.

On The CW, the premiere of The Carrie Diaries earned a 0.6 adults 18-49 rating. Your predictions were far too optimistic.

Broadcast primetime ratings for Monday, January 14, 2012:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM CBS How I Met Your Mother 3.8 10 10.42
ABC The Bachelor (8-10PM) 2.4 6 7.40
NBC The Biggest Loser (8-10PM) 2.4 6 6.28
FOX Bones 2.1 6 8.06
CW The Carrie Diaries -P 0.6 2 1.60
8:30 PM CBS The Big Bang Theory -R 3.6 9 11.53
9:00PM CBS 2 Broke Girls 4.1 10 12.20
FOX Bones 2.1 5 7.77
CW The Carrie Diaries -R 0.4 1 0.93
9:30PM CBS Mike & Molly 3.5 9 11.52
10:00PM CBS Hawaii Five-O 2.4 6 9.37
ABC Castle 1.9 5 9.10
NBC Deception 1.6 4 4.16

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," 2.8/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.5/7.  

*	In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49
Wednesday results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.8/4; "Late
Show," 0.8/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.9/4.  

*	From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET Wednesday night, ABC's "Nightline"
averaged a 1.4/5 in metered-market households and a 0.4/2 in 18-49 in
the Local People Meters.

*	From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.4/5
in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig
Ferguson" (1.2/4).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late
Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).

*	At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.9/4 in
metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/3 in adults 18-49
in the 25 markets with local people meters.

You can see TV ratings from other recent Overnight ratings reports here.


Fast Affiliate Ratings: These first national ratings, including demographics, are available at approximately 11 AM (ET) the day after telecast, and are released to subscribing customers daily. These data, from the National People Meter sample, are strictly time-period information, based on the normal broadcast network feed, and include all programming on the affiliated stations, sometimes including network programming, sometimes not. The figures may include stations that did not air the entire network feed, as well as local news breaks or cutaways for local coverage or other programming. Fast Affiliate ratings are not as useful for live programs and are likely to differ significantly from the final results, because the data reflect normal broadcast feed patterns. For example, with a World Series game, Fast Affiliate Ratings would include whatever aired from 8-11PM on affiliates in the Pacific Time Zone, following the live football game, but not game coverage that begins at 5PM PT. The same would be true of Presidential debates as well as live award shows and breaking news reports.

Rating: Estimated percentage of the universe of TV households (or other specified group) tuned to a program in the average minute. Ratings are expressed as a percent.

Share (of Audience): The percent of households (or persons) using television who are tuned to a specific program, station or network in a specific area at a specific time. (See also, Rating, which represents tuning or viewing as a percent of the entire population being measured.)

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.

For more information see Numbers 101 and Numbers 102.

  • Linda E.

    Why am I getting ‘invalid data’ messages?

  • David Howell

    I’m wondering if CBS should do this on Sundays in the fall:

    7:30 60 Minutes
    8:30 TBBT reruns – removed in case of football overrun
    9 new drama
    10 Mentalist

    (TGW goes to Friday if it isn’t canceled, assuming CSI NY is. TAR takes the fall cycle off and returns midseason.)

    If the problem with CBS Sundays in fall is a lack of a consistent start time for their late dramas, this fixes it, and apparently looks likely to give a new show a low-3 leadin every week.

  • troy

    The Carrie Diaries will air out its episode order, but may not get picked up, unless word of mouth makes it grow.
    CW should keep trying new things, don’t let go of the young female demo, but incorporate other demos as well. Arrow does that pretty well.
    Deception actually has some good going for it, but it will not make it to another season as well.

  • Steph

    Yay for H50.

  • Alan

    If the show does well, it will only air 13 episodes anyway. There’s no time to produce and air a full 22 episode season before May.

  • Elena

    @Bill Gorman

    Thanks for the further clarification. It’s much appreciated.


  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “I was talking about the yearly average… like when “specials” (ie, airings on holidays) arne’t counted toward the yearly average by Nielsen. Are repeats?”

    The only time repeats are ever included in the season averages by Nielsen is if they are in the “normal” timeslot. Those out of timeslot repeats will not be included in the season averages because they are “specials”.

    However, the season averages for individual shows are relatively manipulate-able by the networks and are effectively useless for prediction purposes without a lot of extra work anyway. Worrying about how something will or will not effect the Nielsen calculated season average is IMO a waste of time.

  • k:Alex

    Maybe NBC must try cheep multi cam comedy more?
    CBS and NBC a long time ago did have a good score with it.

  • Shaun P

    I have to say, The Carrie Diaries has got to be one of the best teen tv shows on the CW. It was heart warming, funny, dramatic and relatable. If only it debuted bigger, it’s a shame it will probably end up being cancelled.

  • Brandy

    @Alan, so you think CW is going to air dead air or repeats after CD finishes 13 episodes in addition to repeats fri at 9? Doubtful.

  • hoki


  • Brandy

    Alan ,also, its not out of the realm of possabilty for CD to have a full season, OTH season 5 premired in Jan and yet it had 22_23 episodes and the only show CW has been clear on having only 13 episodes is Cult(Pedowitz wanted cable length season for it as its highly saerlized)& Emily Owens which was cancelled,partly to make room for Cult since they werent going to premiere it on fri and Beauty and Arrow had good enough ratings to warrant a full season so they couldnt cancel them and put it in one of those slots.CD episode 13 will air on April 8, what else would they put there for the next four weeks if it dosent /didnt a full season?

  • Mari

    Can someone please tell me where I can find the half-hours for all last night line up?

  • BrieK

    I guess I can stop watching Deception.

  • luisl

    It’s great TCD premiered with that numbers. Now CW is going to make all supernatural/superhero shows for the next season.

  • Kaylie


  • Martie

    TCD definitely had megaflop written all over it. Maybe as an HBO production it would’ve worked but as a CW tween series it’s appeal is limited to fans of the original series while the 80s setting is likely befuddling to young girls.

  • Freddy Arrow


    “while the 80s setting is likely befuddling to young girls.”

    Have kids gotten a lot dumber? I, and most of my friends, watched Happy Days, Laverne and Shirley and MASH when I was a pre-teen. While I’m sure a few jokes went over my head, I don’t remember finding it very confusing.

  • Melissa

    Where are the Monday finals?

  • Brandy

    Oth season five had 18,i thought it had a full season but still CD could go to late May with no breaks/interruptions/hiatuses _Pedowitz wants more hours of original programming_or maybe instead of back nine it could get 4_6 more episodes.

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