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.

  • don juan

    nice numbers for the cbs comedies. not good for deception but i will enjoy it while it lasts. recorded tcd but not sure I’m going to bother. with the following next week and Dallas returning soon my mondays are pretty full and i dont care enough to try and catch up later. we will see

  • GG

    LOL Deception sucked. I watched the pilot and i forgot to watch last night…thats how unexciting andd dull it was.

  • Joseph

    Monday night numbers should go up with no more football.

  • Joseph

    It may be time for the CW’s co-owners, CBS and Warner Brothers, to pull the plug on the network, and move two or three of the CW’s most popular shows onto CBS’s prime-time schedule.

    As an example, “America’s Next Top Model” will probably do better in not only overall viewers, but in key demos as well, on CBS.

  • outlawz

    call the police cbs just kill the competition lol

  • Potato


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

    Nope, NBC’s scripted average is 2.8.”

    Holy crap! Foot firmly in mouth.

  • JJA

    I just think we should not dismiss Carrie Diaries yet.

    The numbers indicate that 2.5 million people saw the premier last night, regardless of whether they mistakenly thougth 90210 was playing (although some of these viewers were likely repeat watchers).

    I’m not saying the show will suddenly jump to Vampire Diaries type ratings, but we don’t yet know how it will play-out relative to other CW shows. So far, it’s on par with 90210, HOD and B&TB.

  • eridapo


    When looking at HBO’s numbers in the late 90s and early 2000s keep this in mind….


    Nielsen used to lump all the ratings fo all HBO channels into a single report. HBO, HBO2, HBO FAMILY ETC were reported as a single stat.

    You are also invoking the Gunsmoke rule..

  • Freyja

    I guessed right on TCD ;) It will only go down from here!

  • Jane

    We don’t know if 2.5 million people saw the premiere. Some of the people who watched the encore could have also watched the first hour too. I’ve done that before.

    And having a premiere be on par with 90210’s average rating is very hard to spin positively, no matter how one tries.

  • Nick

    The season one 90210 show runners were kicked off and Rebecca Sinclair, who did an amazing job with the show, chose to leave after season 03. Then the Life Unexpected showrunners came in on season 04 which was terrible but they’ve stepped it up tremendously in season 5.

  • bigbrotherfan

    NBC has so many buzz-worthy actors on Deception but the promotions looked super cheap! I mean, I’ve seen 2nd year photographers take better images than the cast photos for Deception. The full cast photo looks pretty cheap, rushed and overly photoshoped. Everything looks cheap and rushed with it. Like something you’d get from a GWC (GUY WITH CAMERA)!

    Take a look a Revenge cast photos and images, atleast they look like sleek, professionally done and not cheap. First problem before it even premired. I noticed that right away with the ads in the subway. *HORRIBLE PROMOTION!*

    The Pilot was not bad 8/10. I must say that the pacing was a bit off and some of the characters don’t work. I like the lead..a lot but the flashbacks where very cheesy. Sometimes that works though JUST LOOK AT ARROW I mean CAMP is the word I use to describe that show and the leads acting from ARROW. Good Grief! but its a fun mindless show that doesn’t take itself too serious. THIS IS WHAT DECEPTION NEEDS TO DO! Do not take yourself seriously and I guess embrace your soap Aaron spelling-like show.

    I understand the CW and NBC are totally oppsite networks but heck it worked for MELROSE PLACE!?

    Deception needs not to act like a REVENGE MEETS TWIN PEAKS because the quality is not up to par with either of those shows (revenge only for set design,though).. the Revenge Sets look so much more well done. Deception looks like they where able to rush in and film after the crew of LAW AND ORDER AND 1600 PENN finished for the day.

  • tommie

    Wow, I actually thought The Carrie Diaries had a chance to at least debut well – I guess not!

  • JJA

    One final thing I’m going to say in defense of Carrie Diaries, then I’ll shut up. Anyway, recall last year’s premier ratings:

    Secret Circle (series premeir) = 1.4
    Ringer (series premier) = 1.2
    90210 season 4 premier = .9
    OTH season 9 premier = .9
    Hart of Dixie (series premier) = .8
    SPN season 7 premier = .8
    Nikita season 2 premier = .6

    Not sure any of these premier numbers were indicative of what shows eventually got canceled. This is why we must wait a month or so to judge the sucess of Carrie Diaries.

  • Anon

    If TCD adjusts down, I am in the money!

  • Greg

    Does CW not advertise enough to get people to watch their shows? I don’t get it. CW has some pretty good shows. Its a real shame.

  • JC

    The CW really needs to think about their decisions.

    I think AnnaSophia Robb is adorable, and the other characters had potential, but I never understood why TCD needed to be a SATC prequel. SATC viewers who never watched The CW would be unlikely to do so (and they’ve already changed the backstory anyway, so that might alienate those who did watch). I also figured people who never watched SATC might be turned off by the 80s setting and the fact that it’s a prequel. If this was on HBO, I could understand, but why didn’t the CW just make their own show? They’re always trying to ride the wave of someone else’s fad rather than coming up with their own programming, hence why they keep making the same mistakes and failing. Maybe The Carrie Diaries will rebound, but it’s a very confused show, imo.

    I hope NBC gives Deception a chance to grow. It reminds me a little of Revenge, but I willing to give several episodes to improve. But I agree with people who said it needs better promotion and to look more polished. We’ll see.

  • halloween

    shows that appeal to both males and females do better on cw…

    @Greg many cw affiliates dropped the cw name from the channel years ago, so in every market the channel is called something different…they have a big brand problem

  • thesnowleopard

    Ouch! And the audience number wasn’t even that low. Did it skew too old or too young, maybe?

    It’s kind of a shame. The pilot wasn’t half-bad.

  • John K.

    I think it skews too young. Probably 12-18 year olds girls made up a large portion of those 1.6 million that did not fit in the 18-49 demo.

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