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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  • Leondre

    I loved the Following.

  • Faith

    P.O.I. don’t like it don’t get it but don’t wish it off the air. This show will never be the hit NCIS, Criminal Minds or CSI are though fans claim they are right up there. #H50 never expected to be in their league but a great show In my opinion nevertheless. CBS did promo H50 lots this week but until then very little. Major lawsuit settled now they are showcasing them again, maybe too little too late but I hope not. I don’t care if #H50 is on Monday, or Friday or Sunday, CBS will keep it around because it’s a money maker due to the syndication deal and is owned my CBS. P.O.I. isn’t.

  • Petar Ivanov

    Nope you are missing the point and start stupid comparison of apples and oranges. Sorry. POI is too big to move now. But IF CBS deside to move it will be on wednesday at 8 or 9. Its CBS only hot and growing drama almost hit 20million viewers on 6 jan. Also is younger tham all other cbs dramas. Wich mean and cheaper. ALthough i hear all last season how CBS will more POI and now all people that talk these way look like fools now. If CBS go with single cam comedies doubt that they will risk thursdays. Rob and how to be gantelman collapse after BBT. For now most of cbs comedy pilots 4 from 6 are single cam.

  • maxine

    CBS, don’t mess with POI. :) It stays where it is at 9PM ET Thur.

    Can’t wait for next new episode of POI on Jan. 30th.

  • joethehobo

    Here’s hoping The Following stays a smart, serialized show that brings a breath of originality and thrill to broadcast television, unlike last season’s NBC fluke, CSI: Sleep Gimmick that some people on this board kidded themselves into thinking was somehow smarter than some of the junk on CBS.

  • Sonicphoto

    At this point, Nikita is doing better than 90210 and that is saying a lot considering Nikita has a worst day to get ratings. 90210 has in total 0.79 where as Nikita got last week 1.27.Long live Nikita. Honestly, I am surprised by Carrie Diaries, I guess the CW audience has changed now, they are no longer interested in teen dramas, and not even the fact that it’s a sex and the city prequel as worked. And it is a pretty decent show.

    That’s pretty good for The Following, let’s hope it doesn’t lose too much audience in the process.

  • maxine

    Correction – Next new ep of POI will be on Jan. 31th, 9pm ET Thur.

  • Kourt

    I hope Castle’s 2.0 holds in the finals

  • thesnowleopard

    My, The Following has quite the, uh, following. It could be one of those exceptional midseason shows that survive and even become hits.

    Yikes at 90210, but it may still outlive The Carrie Diaries for a final shortened season. That may turn out to be more profitable than a new show that’s already getting only 0.1 higher.

  • bluejays

    @Faith – what major lawsuit???

  • lakersupbyten

    Five 0 is a solid franchise….the brand has been around since 68.
    Plus it has the whole state of Hawaii backing it. Add the international
    fanbase, and you have a show that has a capacity for a long run.
    The show has a bright future. Season 4 is already set for five 0 fans. :)

  • bluejays

    @Cory the POI fanboys don’t want it at ten because they know it won’t do any better then than CSI HFO or Elementary!

  • Petar Ivanov

    by the way ‘NCIS’ Tops 25 Million Viewers for First Time
    Now is time for TBBT top 25 million and POI top 20 million. May be in super bowl week ????? I think there is no doubt that super bowl and Grammys two weeks in a row will boost CBS line up.

  • Cory

    @ Petar

    Sorry to burst your bubble but POI isn’t big, viewership is meaningless, only 18-49 demo matters, HBO has only 30 million subscribers, Games of Thrones and True Blood get great demo, TWD is highest rated drama on TV in 18-49 demo.

  • bluejays

    @Petar Ivanov – no everybody doesn’t ‘know’ that Thursdays are tough. Wednesday is much tougher when AI is in town and Mondays with the Voice and football for gods sake. Plus thursday has the highest viewership of all nights so the shows generally have more viewers to pick up!

    What is this crap anyway? HFo and POI are in different time slots. HFO won’t be judged against POI by CBS it will be judged against other TEN PM SHOWS so you’re talking lunacy anyway by even comparing them.

  • Petar Ivanov

    @What is this crap anyway? HFo and POI are in different time slots. HFO won’t be judged against POI by CBS it will be judged against other TEN PM SHOWS so you’re talking lunacy anyway by even comparing them.

    This crap came from ‘fanboys’ as you call tham like you, cory etc. I don’t compare tham and never did. All seson long i almost never comment h5o or anything else that monday is tough night and big competition and h5o is big 10 pm show as dvr show us. For example you miss history with pawn stars usa channel with raw etc.

  • martin

    i like Deception so i hope it continues — at least for this year!!

  • Petar Ivanov

    @Sorry to burst your bubble but POI isn’t big

    In the end of the seaosn POI will be only one growing drama and may be #2 or #3 broadcast drama after NCIS and i guess even with Greys. If #2 broadcast drama(growing until aging dramas are droping) is not a hit than i don’t know what is hit in your eyes. For example today deadline name Elementary one of the 3 new breakout hits together with Arrow and Revolution.

  • Bri

    @Petar Ivanov

    You are the one who is missing the point. The Walking dead is on Cable and unlike POI gets LESS household or HH and yet still beat POI in the demo. Also, The walking dead goes against Football which nothing can beat and still TWD beat POI in the demo.

    As for POI going to Wed at 9pm? Sure! have it go against idol, and Modern Family and see how it does…or maybe CBS don’t have much faith in POI since it decided not to show new episodes when it as to face Idol.

    Oh and your arguments that POI is less costly than some aging CBS show, Ted Linhart from USA Network answered that question this weekend on twitter, what is costly is not necessarily the cast and crew but licensing. POI is licensed to CBS which makes it more costly to CBS unlike NCIS, NCIS:LA, CM ( co produced by ABC and CBS) or Elementary.

    last, you arguments about POI being too big to be moved? tell that to the mentalist fans. The Mentalist was the #6 show on TV and had an average of 17.53 millions viewers and it still got moved and like POI The mentalist is not a CBS show. If CBS got enough good comedies it will open Thrusday at 9pm next season.

  • Bri


    “Sorry to burst your bubble but POI isn’t big, viewership is meaningless, only 18-49 demo matters”

    Actually the C3 are what matter. Got a 44 pages report for the first 10 weeks and nowhere does it mention total viewers, just Live+SD and C3 only. When it comes to C3 POI gets a 2.9. NCIS got a 3.3 and CM. NCIS:LA a 2.9 like POI. I’m not even mentionning other networks here but many had better than a 2.9.

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