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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

Scoreboard CBS ABC FOX NBC UNI CW
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

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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
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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
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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

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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.

Definitions:

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.

 
  • israelCD

    The Carries Diaries Looks Cool but i’m really bored about new teen dramas !
    Go 2 Broke Girls !!!

  • CastleFan (the original)

    Robert, what total viewers means depends on the circumstances. Despite all these ratings numbers and the fuss surrounding them at the end of the day it doesn’t mean *everything*.

    If a network is making money from a show, regardless of what the 18-49 demo is and that amount of money is greater than what they spend on that show, it works in their favor. You can’t isolate any one factor and assume a show’s success/failure on that one thing. You also need to factor in things like external revenue sources, in Castle’s case things like the books and graphic novels which all end up on the NYT bestseller list, domestic & international syndication deals, online viewing via hulu, iTunes and the network’s own site… you also need to factor in other shows on the same network and how the show performs in relation to those, how other shows in the time period perform… there are endless factors to be considered. And then there’s also the new “standard” of live +3 day viewing which counts more than the simple overnight figures.

    So is the overnight demo number important? Absolutely, advertisers do care about it more than other demos but it’s not the *only* factor by a long shot, no matter how some here might debate otherwise.

    The bottom line is it’s a balance sheet. Money coming in > money going out = profit.

  • Michael

    Don’t worry Mark Pedowitz because: TVD, Arrow, and Supernatural are returning very soon!

  • Sarah

    I’m happy Bones was up. :) I hope it gets adjusted up for 8 and not adjusted down for 9.

  • The Cool Max

    SO happy for 2 Broke Girl’s Success!! So happy for Carrie’s failure!

  • SarahL

    Poor Deception. I like it though.

  • JR

    Jimmy Kimmel is better than Leno and Letterman combined.

  • Oliver

    A 20% drop from first to second episode is normal. The real problem is that Deception started from such a low base.

  • Maegan

    I was guess a 0.8 for Carrie Dairies but I’m glad I was off. Didn’t we get enough Sex in the City last go around. It’s like furbies just let it die already.

  • Tessa

    I’m amused that I guessed the Carrie Diaries numbers right. I have TV Guide on my facebook page and could’ve been tipped off by the comments I read on their post “Will you be watching The Carrie Diaries?” (mostly responded with “No”.) I predicted 0.6 or lower and I was right.

    This should tell the CW something they should’ve known a long time ago. The time for teen girl shows is over. Their demographic female audience has grown up and those who sought out Gossip Girl and Hart of Dixie in the past are looking for naked Stephen Amell kicking bad guys butts now.

  • Ali

    Why have a new comedy at 8:30, just run big bang theory repeats and you are good to go CBS!!!!

  • JS4P

    That was what I expected (and voted for) from TCD. I didn’t see a lot of buzz about it online.

    CBS had a good night.

    Bones remains very consistent. Not great, but for Fox it’s doing well enough.

    Deception? not good. And Castle? what’s up with that? 1.9 two weeks in a row.

  • Winston Mize

    per EW, half hours for the first showing…..
    The hour-long drama only averaged 1.6 million viewers and actually lost some eyeballs from the first to second half-hour (1.7 million to 1.4 million), according to early Nielsen data. Granted, the net is in it for the demographics, not the viewers. But even its 18-49 performance — which should be its best considering that was the demo that watched the HBO show — was nothing to write home (or in the diary) about: The drama began with a .6 rating/2 share in the first half hour and ended with a .4/1. Dang.

    Take it as you will seeing as it’s EW.

    If someone could confirm that’d be great though. :)

  • Wright

    Glad to see CD premiered so low. Now maybe we can focus on Cult. I think it will premiere way higher.

  • gerry

    good ratings for 2BG. i hope it was actually funny last night, since its been stale and unfunny at least 50% of this season. i’m catching it in dvr today.

    i liked the carrie diaries more than i thought it would. it was charming and i like the chickadee playing carrie. the ratings blow but encoring directly after the premiere may have split the audience..? maybe it will get a boost from encoring after TVD? i’m at least curious to see how it does next week. but if it puts up these numbers again, its toast.

    i liked deception enough, but i won’t miss it when its gone. on the fence about even watching last night’s show at this point.

  • Robert

    For those of you who answered my question thank you I appreciate it.

  • bluejays

    Not surprised at The Carrie Diaries. Sex and the City was of its time and even the second film really aged. In a time of hardship for many, to be showing spoiled women who can buy shoes that cost most of us our rent is a bit passe. Girls is way more with the times. At least in Deception and Revenge etc, the rich people are messed up and miserable.

    Good night for CBS. Good to see HFo has held up its ratings gains of the last couple months, after the break. Nice to see it on a parr with CBS other ten pm offerings. They def shouldn’t shunt it off to Sunday or Friday if it holds these sorts of ratings. Better to move an old war horse like CSI if they want to put an established show on a friday. Let HFo move to a mid week night.

    Deception down a lot from last week.

  • therty

    CD is a little too late. About 5 years…

  • Sarah

    Pedowitz= Flop with him the CW network has deteriorated both in the ratings and the quality of the show. Poor CW!

  • Brandy

    Thats not good for CD.Great for 2 BGs.
    Tessa,Maybe you do,bit Stephen is ugly and a bad actor and Arrow is a awful show.

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