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.


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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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  • sob

    Is it me or is HIMYM getting better and better… 8×12 was the best but 8×13 was also great :)I’m just happy it’s getting funny again after a few bad episodes in the start of the 8th season :)

  • Rob

    Deception is getting what I had hoped. NBC shouldn’t have removed Revolution for so long.

  • madbengalsfan85

    Glad to see Bones held steady at 2.1 for both hours

  • Dillan

    The CW shouldn’t have repeated TCD at 9, I think next week is the real test.

  • madbengalsfan85

    Also…damn, it feels good to be back!


    Why does it seem like everytime CBS airs the Big Bang Theory Repeat the whole lineup rises. IMO unless CBS has a great new show to premiere at 830 why rush anything it in. Keep the BBT repeat in the slot for the rest of the season. CBS can save a ton of money this way. It generates so many repeat viewers that they would save a fortune in not airing another show in the slot. I love that How I Met Your Mother is doing great. Its going to get a final 9th season and thats great. 2 Broke Girls is busting out. Mike and Molly does very solid numbers for a show that has much less hype then hte other comedies.

  • Mon

    2 Broke Girls did a great job, only 0.1 behind 2.5Men’s rating last Thursday. I hope it adjusts up since it ran until 9:32/8:32c. Go for broke!

    For a ridiculously overhyped episode, Hawaii Five-0 did ok. I think CBS expected a bit higher. 

  • Amy

    @ mariah I disagree. I agree with Oliver. Who is the audience for TCD???

  • Oliver

    NBC has to be delighted with how TBL is performing.

    …Deception, not so much.

  • JR35

    CW just can’t win, can it?

  • Maximillian

    Looks like Carrie actually skewed a little old. Not really shocked there.
    Cute pilot… wonder what CW will do with it.

  • Val

    Is it just me or is The Carrie Diaries almost the exact same story as Jane By Design?!?!? I preferred the latter.

  • Joseph

    Good for 2BG and TBBT repeat!

  • Timmy G

    2BG was pretty funny last night; even though it still stereotypes terribly. YAY HIMYM!

    The Carrie Diaries…what a disaster. Almost did as bad as Emily Owens. Shame too because the pilot was really charming, but it doesn’t know who its audience is.

    Hopefully though this causes 90210 to stay low and next season the CW will be done with the teen girl dramas. Besides, we already have 3 strong contenders in the Originals, Amazon, and the Tomorrow People.

  • John A

    Castle steady with that 1.9. I thought TBBT repeat would beat HIMYM. Still great retention CBS Should not bother with Rules.

  • Joey

    TCD flop big time. Lmao @ Deception. Good or TBG

  • Nasir

    Bones did well 15mill and 4.2 for th night good for cbs

  • Hmm

    There goes Deception…

  • senor chang

    Fun Deception fact: it’s following the same ratings trend as Awake (2.0 premiere, 1.6 in the second episode). It has a strong lead-in in TBL, though, so who knows where it’ll bottom out.

    Pretty ghastly premiere for Carrie Diaries, though it seems like it has network support. It could surprise in week 2.

  • DeanW

    Bad for Hawaii Five-0 :( Last night was very good and it was great to vote for the killer !

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