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.

  • calob

    I dont see TCD being renewed. the ratings will continually fall. Cult looks bad ass though

  • TVDude

    Geez, this Big Bang Theory repeat will make Rules look bad when it returns. TBBT is a monster. Now that The Voice isn’t around, it seems fitting for CBS Monday to pick up.

    Deception looks like a goner. Although other shows have had similar ratings (looking at SVU and Chicago Fire) I don’t think Deception’s hit its low yet. It’s definitely not certain to be canceled, but it doesn’t look good.

  • Rachel

    Cult will surely flop as well. If anything TCD failure gives B&tB a better chance at renewal but it will surely have a different time slot next season.

  • Sarah

    Bones half-hours:

    8-2.1/6 & 7.86 & 2.2/6 & 8.25

    9-2.1/5 & 7.89 & 2.0/5 & 7.64

  • Tihomir

    Lol, I actually liked the CW. Too bad.

  • halloween

    CW needs to stop doing business with Josh Schwartz, Chuck, Gossip Girl Hart of Dixie all flops in ratings

  • Melissa


    Deception is still above the network average (I think.)

    Nope, NBC’s scripted average is 2.8.

  • Alan

    I hope TCD gets adjusted up!

  • Jane

    CW needs to stop doing business with Josh Schwartz

    Ita. I wonder when they’ll get a clue.

  • Deo

    Looks like the roof for Castle is setled between 1.8 / 1.9… hope it´s enough for a renewal:(
    H50 did great, I suppose: yes, it was overhyped and with that thing of the audience being able to pick the final it could get better than 2.4, or 2.5 if it adjusts up, but it was coming back from a hiatus – I don´t watch it (gave it a try, but honestly I think the acting is awful and lots of action is not my kind of show), but I respect the ones who like it, to everyone its taste:)

    Never watched Deception, and I don´t think I will…

  • Rachel


    Pedowitz really is a flop. Completely out of touch with how to save this dying network. Now he’s gonna have yet another flop with Cult following HOD. Bizarre scheduling if I’ve ever seen it.

  • gerry

    whatever y’all, gossip girl was really good until it wasn’t. if you want to go after someone, go after whoever created that HORRIBLE reboot of 90210

  • bigbrotherfan

    Maybe Victor Garber “coming out” and the bit of press could give deception a minor boost to a 1.8 next week but I doubt it :(

  • Alan

    Besides, it’s too soon to say that TCD will be cancelled. There’s another repeat of the pilot on Thursday after TVD, I think that will help the show a little more.

  • Jimmy James

    Writing is on the wall for H5O. Likely its summer slot (to make room for Under the Dome on Mondays at 10) will be its fall home (Fridays?)

  • halloween

    the showrunners for 90210 have been fired 2 or 3 times already

  • POI

    HIMYM deserves more this episode was amazing, funny and had a great story i loved this episode finally HIMYM returning to normal.

  • Rachel

    Yeah, 90210 creators left after season 1 and they’ve gotten new showrunners every other year. It explains how disjointed the show is.

  • Baaa!

    Yey for Bones! CBS is the beneficary of no Voice or Revolution. ABC got nothing from it, in fact the shows on NBC now most likely pull more from ABC. CBS is going to have a good midseason Monday.

  • Nicole

    not suprised at the carrie diaries i knew it would flop.. 0.6 for a pilot episode is really bad. Thats what i predicted though. on a side note any ideas what the abcfamily shows did last night?

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