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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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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  • Gina

    @Bill, thanks! :D

  • Tom

    @ Hack Time for a minor rant. You (we) don’t need Maureen Ryan to tell you (us) what’s good on television. We’re not dealing with Shakespeare. Most television is pretty transparent, so people can make up their own minds. A television critic is nothing more than a blogger with a media outlet. No graduate degree required. Ever since she hit the Huff Po, Ryan has written one pretentious bit of drivel after another. This time, she demands theatrical precision from The Following. That’s impossible in 42 minute episodes. Sure, you have to be prepared to suspend a certain disbelief for The Following to work. But, the first episode of the Following was absorbing enough to warrant another look. And, by the way, there are about a half dozen regular contributors to these comments who have made a lot more incisive remarks about various television shows than Ms. Ryan can ever aspire to. Sorry about the rant.

  • bruce

    this looks like Two Broke Girls is starting the down trend AS I believe that the start was good but they have lost any new material that would interest anybody.

  • bruce

    was in Canada last week and I think that I found how they got the idea for Betty White off Rockers show . There is a show on the comedy network up there called Funny Gags. I think they are both funny but very very similar .Too bad

  • Ultima

    was in Canada last week and I think that I found how they got the idea for Betty White off Rockers show


  • One eye

    Why is bones even on anymore?

  • madbengalsfan85

    @One eye

    Because people still watch it

  • Ultima

    @One eye
    Why is bones even on anymore?

    Because FOX is still making a lot of money with the show, especially in syndication where they’ll be looking to extend their local broadcast deals this season (which is likely the primary reason behind the early renewal).

  • JacobYates

    @one eye

    Well for one, it continues to pull in consistent ratings that are above the average for fox scripted shows (1.9 average this season for fox) Two, it has maintained a loyal audience despite 8 years on the air. Three, while it doesn’t win it’s time period in the demo or viewership, it still goes up against tough competition and consistently does well. Fox wouldn’t have renewed it for a ninth season if they felt that it was time for the show to end.

    And that my friend is why bones is still on the air. Have you ever even watched the show before? Or did you just come on here to spew hatred towards a good show?

  • Lovemymac

    Following was A sick show. The one guy kills dogs being a dog lover that bothered me. The gore on the show was just horrible. Can’t see it hanging around To long its one of those shows that just goes on with no resolution.

  • Ultima

    The one guy kills dogs being a dog lover that bothered me.

    That was the point; you’re supposed to be bothered by the serial killer.

    What I find more disturbing is that you singled out the guy who practiced on the dogs rather than the guy who killed dozens of human beings…

  • john

    Only after episode 2 will an indication be had as to whether The Following will have anyone following it.

    A first episodes ratings show the level of interest. If enough are interested and they tell their friends then it’s all good. But if the opposite happens then it will be another show for the tv bin.

    A first episode is ‘interest’ the second and beyond are ‘interested’.

  • Dorothy

    @jacob yates my point exactly @one eye probably never watched the show before and decided to wonder why its still on. I don’t watch Bones either but I have a few friends that love it. I see that it gets pretty good numbers and can clearly see why its still on.

    @ultima I thought the exact same thing when I read what @ilovemymac wrote about the killing of the dogs. The sick thing should be that these things exist in real life.

  • The End


    Actually typically networks would give it a half dozen episodes to see if the show has legs. Barring any kind of dramatic loss of viewers, I expect Fox to do the same.

  • LisaNeedsBraces

    We’ll see if The Following holds, but it will be interesting if Fox ends up with a strong drama lineup again. Even more interesting if that ends up being a Monday.

  • Linda E.

    Disappointing numbers for HF-0. I don’t understand the drop, after the great episode on Sunday, which was the best thing on the whole night.
    HF-0 still needs consistent writing and/or a complete overhaul. This incarnation is the brainchild of Lenkov, Kurtzman and Orci. If they’re not interested in making improvements, CBS should give them the boot and hire new showrunners.

  • steve burton

    Kudos to Two Broke Girls. Tops in viewers and tied in 18-49. Though not a brilliantly written or critically acclaimed comedy, this little show has continued to grow and find an audience. Good chemistry among the cast. Whitney Cummings is a terrible stand-up comedian, but I applaud her for helping to bring this breezy and tart-tongued show to air.

  • steve burton

    Hawaii Five-O is an hour of escapist men’s entertainment I try never to miss. Not trying to offend any women posting on the site, but HF-O is the one show on network TV right now that seems tailor-made for guys. They go light on the sappy emotional stuff and the show has a great buddy vibe to it.

    The one problem I have with the show is that it sets up some credulous situations to keep the Wo Fat character around. The Monday night outing was a great example. The gun battle where Danny was blasting away with heavy duty machine gun would have been the end of WF. The gun need not have hit the mobster,it would have blown the ATV up and WF with it. Kill off this bad guy and find another. Repeatedly setting up situations where he somehow gets away,especially those that are beyond unrealistic, makes the show less fun to watch.

    Not sure why the show doesn’t perform better though. Seems younger and hipper than Castle. Lots of action and explosions. Pretty ladies on the show, but man do they need to eat something. Grace Park has a beautiful face, but she is getting so skinny she’s starting to resemble a teenage boy, if you get my drift.

  • Marlene

    Seeing These numbers for Deception is seriously horrible its sad to see such a good show drowing because a enough people don’t watch it .As said. Before. I. Hope. A. Miracle. Happens and. NBC just. Keeps it or I hope that it starts doing better I think its an NBC problem not once did I see a Promo I wonder how Deception would be doing with The Voice as its lead in even revolution made it big there and its nothing new or good its a fad I’m just sad to see this show fall because its actually good and not just a copy cat lot Revenge it may actually be better. People. Just. Need. To watch

  • lakersupbyten

    @Steve burton. Lol Grace Park is gorgeous..we saw her in a bikini..she has so many beautiful curves that is all woman.

    Grace is just so fit..athletically.

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