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.

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.

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  • eridapo


    TSC fans strike again. Give it up. Its stars have moved on, and you should too.

  • Markwitsofapedo


    And you also have so much time on your hands to reply and care about us. Move on yourself, pal.

  • one@nikki

    how strange, a show about women tortured and killed had a good ratings…

  • Jared

    The only way The Carrie Diaries will survive is if the CW believes in the show and tries to relaunch it next season. Those ratings are good enough for cancellation even for the CW. Beauty & the Beast doesn’t look too bad after all.

  • Joshua

    Never seen Terra Nova, but I know Alcatraz had a great premise, the characters were just soooo boring and I stopped watching. The Following seems to have a better story, i’m concerned about the characters for this one too though. I don’t mind Kevin Bacon as this character though. This was one of the best pilots i’ve seen in a while. If the story can stay good, I don’t see it dropping that much.

  • Karl

    When I first read about The Following it sounded like it would be better suited for a feature film. After last nights premier I can now see how it will fit into a weekly format…Great writing

  • Dorothy

    I loved the FOLLOWING.
    I feel the need to address the POI vs HFO. I watch both shows and like them both. Plus, I don’t get why people can bash shows that they don’t watch and wish awful things on these shows. There’s a lot of shows I don’t watch. But yet I can see why people like them. Whether its TBBT or HIMYM 2BG. 2.5 Men NCIS oe Elementary. Why bash them and wish them death or cancellation. I just don’t get it.Do the same people that wish these awful things to TV shows want to see people in life hurting. Well just because a show isnt real doesn’t mean that the people aren’t real. They are.

  • Petar Ivanov

    When in the fall there were big football games on cable than what? Wednesday is tought with AI for CM i agree but thursdays are one of the toughest days and everybody know it. If i use that logic than ncis rating don’t count because tuesdays is without any other good show.

  • Petar Ivanov

    I guess my question to you is “want to trade timeslots?”

    Well in Europe we has saying:
    ‘Be careful what you wish for’

    By the way wednesday in the fall is without football games and 8 pm slot is so easy there. I think that trade will won’t see but expect doon or later POI to take that skot and to be lead-in for veteran CM. I guess all depends how much POI can grow this and next season.

  • Cory

    @Petar Ivanov

    Then how come TWD can get 5s in demo against SNF and it’s on cable, low rated football games on NFL don’t affect broadcast ratings, your fan bingo excuses are best.

  • Guest

    TCD diaries is a dumb idea for a show. Why would the CW pick it up?!.. Flop. Sex & the City viewers aren’t interested.

  • SmG

    Go Following!

  • Mi

    Re TCD:
    I have no interest in decade I was born during and don’t remember anything from, and while I was a fan of Sex & the City (and saw both movies,) I have no interest in Carrie as a teen.

    I don’t think it means though that there’s no chance for such shows in the CW. I still hope they search for the next Gilmore Girls in addition to the next SPN\Arrow\TVD.

  • Petar Ivanov

    how many other names of shows we will see here? may be is time for the shows in the past. Lost ot x files etc. Come on TWD is not even broadcast show. Its noe 24 ep per season and TWD game is in other leagle. I can throw another name if we will play this way and that is Game of thrones on pay tv channel HBO. Start in the spring and goes in the summer and yet is crazy good with 2.0 demo and more hype and commenst than all broadcast shows. I doubt that any other broadcast show on HBO will be even close to 1.0. Not to mention show like SOA on FX wich kill 90% of bradcast 10 pm shows.

    @low rated football games on NFL don’t affect broadcast ratings
    Yes. They do. By the way one of explanation why TBBT is so much up is that there was no more football games on nfl network. That i read on deadline only week or two before. All CBS thursday lineup and most of monday line up is UP and will stay up till march when declines ususally start.

  • Ray

    2 Broke Girls was hilarious last night!!!

  • TheGuy

    This guy “WOWZA” is obsessed with everything FOX..

  • Judy912

    As much as I enjoyed ‘Hawaii 5-O’ in the past, I recently gave ‘Castle’ a try and found I am more entertained with ‘Castle’. Both shows are terrific but I am a die hard ‘Castle’ fan now! I am glad for the improved prime demo group increase for ‘Castle’ and hope it remains in the final listings.

  • Lord Seth

    Those are astounding numbers for BBT considering it’s a rerun.

  • were123

    Glad The Following did good, it was about time FOX scored a hit (although time will tell if it will last)

  • Cory

    You are missing the point, SNF games get 7s, 8s or even higher and 20+ million viewers while TWD is on cable which mean less households and still gets better demo than POI.

    POI has aging drama and comedy in same slot, and barely beats GA despite 4s lead in and it falls 1 or 2 tenths in 9:30pm.

    POI is solid hit and nothing more, CBS should go for 2hr Thursday comedy block
    with POI at 10pm which could produce better numbers than Elementary.

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