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.

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  • Sarah


    I’m wondering the same thing.

  • 728huey

    The Carrie Diaries looks like a huge smash……if it were airing on ABC Family. Or MTV. But on the CW it’s going to be just another flop.

    I know some people think teen drams are passe now, but a good drama series is a good drama series, regardless whether it’s teens, old people, aliens, etc. But the CW went downhill when they pulled some solid older shows (most of the legacy urban comedies from UPN) for teen dramas about spoiled rich kids. Sure, some of them had buzz early on (Gossip Girl) but most of them were poorly written and/or cast, and they floundered their way off the air.

  • Beth

    @Bill or Robert

    Where are last night’s finals?

  • Babar Suhail

    @Beth, they will be posted later today or tomorrow.

  • layla

    austin butler really should have re thought taking a role on tcd . s@b is doing excellent. he shoulda stayed there.

  • Melissa

    @Babar Suhail

    they will be posted later today or tomorrow.

    Do you have a backup or are you just assuming? They are usually posted at 6pm ET, and it’s been over an hour since then.

  • William

    Five-Oh’s little gimmick helped the show. Biggest Loser seems back, at least for the 18-49.

  • Melissa

    The Biggest Loser skews young.

  • Ekras

    Thank god…. I was scared diaries was going to do well….. now they can cancel it and make room for something decent.

  • Linda E.

    HF-0 got the same 18-49 rating and share as its last new episode on December
    17, so the so-called ‘gimmick’ didn’t work as well as CBS hoped. Too bad, because it was a very good episode. Still, it won the timeslot very handily, over Castle, and hopefully will go up in the final. Yay HF-0!!!

    I’m not happy about CBS moving HF-0 to Fridays for the summer reruns. If
    they had to shuffle timeslots, why couldn’t they try it out on Tuesdays
    between the two NCIS’, to see how it would do. I honestly don’t think HF-0
    has any advocates at CBS, yet if NCIS or TBBT started to slip, they’d
    do anything to save them.

  • eridapo

    Since finals are not in yet… Anyone want to guess which show will rule the Thursday at 8 slot? I say TBBT will kill Idol by at least 1.5 demo points….. Idol will take second. TVD will come in third followed by Last Resort and whatever airs on NBC at that time.

  • silvit


    So American Idol being in the low 4’? I think it will debut higher and getting progressively worse, especially with the over-saturation with The Voice.

  • Cj morton

    Yet another CW bubble show…

  • eridapo

    @ Silvit,

    I do think TBBT stays above a 5.7 for its airing will Idol coming in just above a 4.0, and I do expect Idol’s numbers to decline there after. Like you I think we have reached an over saturation with Reality Singing competitions. Idol is still Idol, but unlike the Voice it just seems tired. The new judges, like B. Spears, will not bring the viewers Fox expects..

  • thesnowleopard

    Unless your niece has a Nielsen box, I’m not sure how your second-hand anecdote about her TV preferences has much bearing here. If we go by the Nielsens for both the CW and ABCFamily, the majority of teens in the U.S. watch neither network.

  • eridapo

    To add…

    Remember the last 10 airings of Idol on Thursday last year average 4.36, so I think it is possible for it to be down even more this year.

    5.7 ,5.5, 5.5,5.8, 5.1, 4.5, 5.4, 4.9, 4.6, 4.2,4.4, 3.9, 4.3, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4.4,6.4

  • BigFlop

    Bones #4 (never #1 or #2) – bad ratings for a show at 8 pm, boring episodes, as always.
    H50 – worst than last year, down 0.4, awful numbers for this season.
    Castle – i would fire the writer of the last episode.
    Deception – Guy with kids’s rerun could get better ratings.

  • Jane

    thesnowleopard, the show did not skew young. The 12-34 rating was 0.6 according to EW. Happy now?

  • CH2164

    TCD won’t be a bubble show,it’s gonna suffer the same fate as Emily Owens

    thank god for that!

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