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.

  • Ike

    @Rob, you said, “NBC shouldn’t have removed Revolution for so long.”

    I am not a fan of Revolution, but TV episodes don’t grow on trees. Producing the second half of the season takes time.

  • eridapo

    @ Melissa

    Where did you get 2.8? I think you meant to say 1.8. Here are the season to date numbers for NBC in case you need them. Take away Revolutions numbers, and NBC falls to a 1.72 for Scripted….

    NBC 1.81

    1600 Penn 1.9
    30 Rock 1.26
    Animal Practice 1.22
    Chicago Fire 1.82
    Deception 2
    Go On 2.48
    Grimm 1.68
    Guys With Kids 1.48
    Law & Order: SVU 1.8
    Parenthood 1.83
    Parks and Recreation 1.64
    Revolution 3.09
    The New Normal 1.86
    The Office 2.11
    Up All Night 1.24
    Whitney 1.4

  • Overdamoon

    Wish H50 numbers have been higher but it did pick up more viewers.

    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?)

    Not really. Note that Under the Dome only has 13 episodes that will end during the summer.

  • Jim

    I’m sure gonna miss Deception, but NBC can’t save every drama

  • Amy

    TCD will perform worse after TVD. It’s not the same audience at all. PLL is the hot teen drama right now.

  • eridapo

    Why did people expect the Carrie Diaries to do better? Did people forget that Sex and The City was an HBO show which primarily cater to women in their late 30s and 40s and its audience was never that big to begin with. Sex and the City seem big because Oprah and media writers (primarily women) with influenced talk about the show ad nauseum, but it never really translated into large audiences in flyover country…..

  • ian

    Carrie diaries=flop!!

  • JJA

    Some basic math: .6 + .4 = 1.0

    In other words, I wouldn’t be so quick to call the Carrie Diaries a “flop.” Let’s first see how the show’s ratings play-out.

  • Julia

    Oh my! I actually liked The Carrie Diaries :(

  • PhilipM

    I’m not sure H5O’s 2.4 is unspectacular enough to already move it to either Friday or Sunday next season. CBS is certainly trying to give H5O another push next Sunday, which is hardly surprising in light of its huge syndication deal. Then again, the comedy line-up might be too successful to not try and launch a new show at 10.

  • Amy

    @ JJA I wouldn’t count the 2nd airing of TCD. The people who wanted to watch it watched at 8 pm. Most likely the people who watched at 9 pm thought 90210 was going to be on and some of them stuck around to watch TCD.

  • Statix

    The first episode of Bones, around 08:35 (when Booth and Sweets are talking in the Royal Diner), I noticed the guy wearing a dark red shirt sitting behind them looked a lot like Justin Bartha. His smile, his posture, even his movements really looked like him.

    Anyone else notice this?

  • Chris

    Castle lucks out again–NBC finally had a show that could beat it (easily) and then yanks that for a midseason replacement that just isn’t going to work.

    And it still can’t get anywhere near H50. :D

  • Katie

    I really like Deception, I don’t know why people didn’t tune in this week. I thought the first episode was very good and kept you guessing. It just amazes me how people will only give a show one episode and then decide they don’t want to watch. I guess people don’t know what give a show a chance means.

  • eridapo

    Some basic math: .6 + .4 = 1.0

    In other words, I wouldn’t be so quick to call the Carrie Diaries a “flop.” Let’s first see how the show’s ratings play-out.

    LOL… It is a flop.. Keep in mind that shows normally lose 20% of their audiences in their second episode and more after the third.

    The Carrie Diaries was hyped and promoted heavily by the CW, and it failed to attract a large enough audience.

    At this stage, I would keep a proven performer like 90210 (whose ratings aren’t great but delivers a .5 or.6 each week) over this new show whose bottom is still up in the air.

  • Bob

    Go CBS! Holy cow Hawaii 5-0 is going to be renewed for sure even taking out the syndication part. CBS continues to be the number one network of all times. Great job!!!

  • eridapo

    Jeez … Forgot the (( )) after play-out..

  • eridapo

    @ Chris

    Are you and “Max” related?

  • silvit


    What???? Sex and the City had huge ratings. The only show that did better was The Sopranos. Not counting the final episode (11 million viewers out of a what, 30 million subscription base), the ratings were on average 6-7 millions and 3-3.5 18-49)

    Not even True Blood gets these ratings. Look at the ratings Girls is getting to see a buzzed but underperforming show.
    The Walking Dead is doing better, but it’s also available in 100 million homes.

    The Carrie Diaries will never work because its time has passed, is set in the 80’s, prequel almost never works.

  • karin

    Bones in 4th, thanks CW

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