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.

  • Mary

    Hawaii Five-O does so much better when Revolution’s not around.

  • Mike

    Big Bang nearly won the night on a repeat in total viewers? Wow…
    Does anyone know if the west coast picked the same killer as the east coast did for H50?

  • madbengalsfan85

    @Robert…you’d think so, but only demo seems to matter to networks

  • s0303

    i predicted a 0.6 for carrie diaries…not surprising.

    the biggest loser had the top 2 ratings for nbc last week…wonder if anything can pull higher this week (not including golden globes and football, of course)

  • JFC

    maybe if they changed the plot to be more like Steven King’s Carrie, more people would watch.

  • Michael

    CW’s audience no longer care about teen dramas anymore. Next year, they need to steer clear from that niche. Bring on more adult/mature teens oriented shows. We’re in a new generation, teen dramas no longer trendy.

  • Max Vrany

    @Mike, East Coast picked the Boss, West Coast picked the student.

  • ateofi

    On 10th of January Two and a half airing at 8:30 pm men dropped by astounding 2.2 in the demo after The big bang theory and it lost ca. 6 milion viewers. H50 did very well considering long break. I hope it will be adjusted up in the finals.

  • Dan

    Not bad Hawaii 5-0, NBC with all the dramas you have this season, you don’t need Deception for next season, Castle of course premieres low with a low Bachelor lead in but it still will get renewed for another season.

    Nice job for the CBS comedies, they gained good traction without The Voice as a lead in and Bones isn’t doing too bad either. Here’s hope for The Following next week.

    Carrie Diaries is of course another CW flop. The CW president wanted the show to get the same viewers that watched Gossip Girl when it premiered, unfortunately Carrie Diaries only got the viewers that were watching Gossip Girl in it’s final season.

  • Hmm

    @ Robert

    Sadly, no. . Networks may brag about total viewers being high but the demo is what’s important.

  • Bitter Ringer Fan

    TCD flopped right from the start uh? I think it was a mistake to repeat the pilot right after the premiere, it divided the viewers, let’s see how it performs next week, but i think it won’t make it. I guess that gives Cult a better chance of survival. Loving HIMYM hitting season highs but it may be adjusted down so i won’t celebrate.

  • Cara

    Congratulations to CBS! All the shows did well last night.

  • ateofi

    H50 had ratings of 2.3 demo and ca 10 milion viewers when the midseason finale of “Revolution” aired, so it was aready recovering.

  • Adir

    90210 !!!!! forever !! yeahh !!

  • Fred

    I’m suprised how well the Bachelor and Biggest Loser are holding up.
    I thought they would return lower this season.

  • Potato

    Deception is still above the network average (I think.) The issue is, IMHO it’ll drop again. The first episode was filled with twists and turns and in episode 2 we found out… maybe 20% of what we had in the pilot. There were a lot of scenes that felt totally unnecessary, like I was watching the extended edition. And they focused way more on the soapy stuff than the murder mystery, which had been the big driving point of the pilot. I wouldn’t be surprised if a lot of people who stuck it out for episode 2 don’t come back…

  • therty

    TBBT repeat # is amazing..

  • carla

    I dont think u can add TCD repeat to the pilot ratings cause u have no idea if the same ppl who watched it at 8 didnt watch it again at 9.

  • Ricardo

    Outch. Well, at least now they know what works for them: genre shows.

  • Tom

    How would TCD failing give Cult (which still hasn’t aired) a better chance of survival?

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