TV Ratings Monday (Update): 'The Following' Has Season's Second Highest Rated Drama Premiere, '2 Broke Girls', 'Hawaii Five-0' & 'How I Met Your Mother' Down, 'Castle' Up

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January 22nd, 2013

Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 3.0/8 2.7/7 2.3/6 2.0/5 1.7/4 0.4/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 2.2/6 2.1/6 2.2/6 1.7/5 1.6/4 0.5/1
Total Viewers (million) 10.337 9.426 7.896 5.254 3.890 1.035


CBS was number one with adults 18-49 and with total viewers.

On CBS, How I Met Your Mother earned a 3.7 adults 18-49 rating , down 5 percent from last week's season high 3.9. 2 Broke Girls scored a 3.7 adults 18-49 rating, down 10 percent from last week's 4.1. Mike & Molly garnered a 3.3 among adults 18-49 down 6 percent from last week's 3.5 adults 18-49 rating. Hawaii Five-O notched a 2.2 down 8 percent from last week's 2.4 adults 18-49 rating.

Update: The Following has adjusted up a tenth to a 3.2 adults 18-49 rating in the Time Zone adjusted ratings (the show started at 8:59PM). This makes it the second highest rated drama premiere of the season behind only Revolution. On FOX, Bones earned a 2.3 up 10 percent from last week's 2.1. The series premiere of The Following scored a 3.1 adults 18-49 rating down 6 percent from a 3.3 for the two hour premiere of Alcatraz on Monday, January 17, 2012 but up 120 percent from the premiere of timeslot predecessor The Mob Doctor last fall. Seventeen percent of your predictions were right on the money.

On NBC, The Biggest Loser earned a 2.4 adults 18-49 rating, even with last week. Deception scored a 1.3, down 19 percent from last week's 1.6 adults 18-49 rating.

On ABC, The Bachelor garnered a 2.5 adults 18-49 rating, even with last week. Castle scored a 2.0, up 5 percent from last week's 1.9 adults 18-49 rating.

On The CW, The Carrie Diaries earned a 0.5 adults 18-49 rating down 17 percent from a 0.6 for last week's premiere. 90210 garnered a 0.4 adults 18-49 rating, down 33 percent from a 0.6 for its last original episode on December 10.

Broadcast primetime ratings for Monday, January 21, 2012:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rtg/Shr Viewers (millions)
8:00 CBS How I Met Your Mother 3.7/10 10.09
ABC The Bachelor  (8-10PM) 2.5/6 7.48
NBC The Biggest Loser (8-10PM) 2.4/6 6.07
FOX Bones 2.3/6 8.47
CW The Carrie Diaries 0.5/1 1.28
8:30 CBS The Big Bang Theory - R 3.2/8 10.45
9:00 CBS 2 Broke Girls 3.7/9 11.47
FOX The Following - Series Premiere 3.2/7 10.38
CW 90210 0.4/1 0.79
9:30 CBS Mike & Molly 3.3/8 10.85
10:00 CBS Hawaii Five-0 2.2/6 9.58
ABC Castle 2.0/5 8.72
NBC Deception 1.3/3 3.61

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," 2.2/6 with an encore telecast; CBS's
> "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.2/6 with an encore; and ABC's
> "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.0/5 with an encore. 
> * In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49
> Wednesday results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.7/3 with
> an encore; "Late Show," 0.5/3 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live,"
> 0.7/3 with an encore. 
> * From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET Wednesday night, ABC's "Nightline"
> averaged a 1.2/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/3 in 18-49 in
> the Local People Meters.
> * From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.0/3
> in metered-market households with an encore) trailed CBS's "Late Late
> Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.1/4 with an encore). In the 25 markets
> with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.3/2 in 18-49 with an encore)
> tied "Late Late Show" (0.3/2 with an encore).
> * At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.6/3 in
> metered-market households with an encore and a 0.1/1 in adults 18-49
> in the 25 markets with local people meters.

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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.

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  • Ateofi

    Yes you are right. POI and H50 are completely different shows. The first show wants to be “ambitious” but it falls short because of cliched writting and bad acting from Jim Caviezel. As for H50 it’s a cheesy, action packed escaped and fun, but it also has weak writting. As for the rivalry between the series, it’s enough to read comments on sunday ratings and see how jelaous POI fans were that the show was not aired after AFC game or that it still doesn’t have sindication deal while H50 already has one.

  • alexis

    Stephen has stated it ‘s a Spoiler-ish comment about Following.
    He has no responsibility at all.

  • BigBrotherFan


    I’m not sure where I read it but it was said that it will NOT be a Procedural. This season is supposed to revolve around the cult and the *SPOILER* kids kinapping.

  • Mark3

    90210 is a amazing show! But with the bad ratings they need to announce a short final season 6. I blame the crap timeslot they just put it in. Why god why would they put.it after TCD..90210 is just a awsome show plain and simple.

  • Ellen

    Given all the manufactured hype, I don’t think the premiere for The Following was that strong.

    The Carrie Diaries did OK for such a soft premiere. It’s doubtful, but if it stayed at .5-.6 it could be renewed.

    NBC should move Deception to Friday @ 8 or Saturday burnoff and start putting on Revolution repeats in preparation for March.

  • PhilipM

    The one thing I can say about the fans of both POI and H5O is that their comments praising these shows to the skies actually make me less inclined to watch either show.

  • Patty

    I don’t get this nonsense about Hawaii Five O being a waste for CBS after the AFC Football game. My friends and I (about 50 people) couldn’t wait for that horrible football game to be over so we could watch that great episode of Hawaii Five O!!!!! Anyone who badmouths Hawaii Five O has not watched it regularly and/or feels threatened that their favorite show will be canceled (which it probably should be)! Also, how can anyone say Castle’s ratings are ok and Hawaii Five O’s are bad when Hawaii Five O beat Castle in the ratings!! Castle is the show that is in trouble and should be moved or canceled!!!!!

  • Faith

    @June, why is it P.O.I. fans are hating on #H50. Biggest lead in lol. Not going to argue with you. It’s your way or no way, not room for people to like more than one show, get real. I doubt very seriously if most people who hate on a particular show have even watched it. I don’t watch P.O.I. don’t like the concept nor the actors but I can’t say one way or the other what type of show it is. For the P.O.I. fans I am sure it’s the best thing on tv as is NCIS to their fans, or The Good Wife to their fans. Most people sho seem to hate on #H50 wonder why. If it is as bad as you say then the ratings and network will decide. Just wonder what the underlying reason for the hate that you have to always on this sight run it down.

  • Justin121

    Dear CBS,

    Stop trying to make Five-0 happen.


    The People.

    bcc: Elementary.

  • EllieMae

    Well for me “The Following” was too much, it was good but can’t handle that kind of violence, took me awhile to shake it off when I went to bed, too disturbing. So don’t think I will be back. But for those that like that kind of stuff it was really well made. Really liked seeing Kevin Bacon.

  • BigBrotherFan


    That was great, man! haha “BCC: Elementary”

  • David Howell

    Monday 10pm looks miserable. Hawaii Five-0 must surely now be heading for a Friday/Sunday “CBS syndication factory dead zone” slot.

    Too early to call The Following, not too early to predict TCD is gone.

  • HR

    @Patty, I think both shows are safe pulling over a 2 in a 10pm timeslot these days. I think folks are merely pointing out that H50 dropped this week from last week even though it got a huge boost from the post football slot on Sunday, and while yes it did beat Castle, Castle was up from last week.

  • bsp

    A Monday rerun of TBBT crushes its competition. Again. Bazinga.

  • Justin121

    The Carrie Diaries repeats helped. It only lost a tenth.

    Otherwise, it’d be at a 0.3 a la Emily Owens, M.D.

    The Following premiered well — but so did: Touch, Terra Nova, Alcatraz…

    Yeah, I wouldn’t bet the farm on a new FOX drama. (Last hit drama: 2004’s House, M.D.)

  • lakersupbyten

    Wooohoooo! Summer Glau is the gonna be on Five 0!! We had Stephanie Jacobsen last night on Five 0,( a Bsg Razor alumni too!)
    This is great! We have two stars from Firefly on opposite shows. And two Battlestar stars on the same show!

  • Matt

    Good start for The Following. Yes, it scored better than Alcatraz, but Alcatraz also was BLEEDING viewers week after week. It’s not just about the premiere, it’s about if it stabilizes. Alcatraz did not. If The Following does, it will be considered a success. I thought it was a decent premiere episode, but it was very gory. I get that this is kind of the show’s “thing” but I thought it was excessive. I will certainly tune in next week. I always like to check out at least 4 or 5 episodes before judging a show. So far, I like what I see, minus the gore. If the story keeps up, I might be able to overlook it. Good premiere, episode and ratings wise.

  • randyaw

    Can we start a fund to install those pretty lighted exit signs in some basements so some people can move out from under moms house?

  • Montecore

    Kevin Bacon is a really good actor and not a bad story, but why did they have to make it into one long story? Last night was my first and last time to watch the show, I stopped watching bones about a year ago because I couldn’t take the ego contest on that show, it became like a show with a cast full of Sheldon Coopers!

  • Patty

    I don’t care who does or does not watch Hawaii Five O as long as CBS keeps it on for me and other fans to watch!!! When it is canceled, I will just stop watching prime time TV and watch my Hawaii Five O and other favorite DVDs!!!!!

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