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.

For more information see Numbers 101 and Numbers 102.

  • Laurel

    I noticed that the group of ladies on The Bachelor is much more diverse than usual. I can’t remember what the show’s ratings were before. Does anyone know — Is the diversity helping , hurting , or having no effect on the ratings ? I’m just curious.

  • ateofi

    Stop trolling. We know you don’t like the shows but don’t wish for them to be cancelled.

  • Tim

    The numbers for H50 are SO bad. LOL
    Revolution is not airing now and Partners is gone. H50 is back to the easiest spot of the week, weak competition and great lead in. An a 2.2?? . CSI Miami used to get that in a rerun. Whoever put this awful remake in the air must be so proud.
    Good for Castle. Weaker lead in and still up. This is a good show for abc.
    Congratulations to Nathan Fillion and Castle for winning the People’s Choice Awards. Sorry h50 and Alex O. u didn’t even made it to the nomination list. Oops!

  • ateofi

    Hey Tim, I missed you… TROLL :)

  • nicole

    CW Pedowitz = Super flop!!!!!

  • BigFlop

    @nicole did you call me? LOL

    @tim you are right! bad numbers for h50. 2.2 for a CBS show is awful and worrying.

    Bones #4 as always. (never #1 or #2)
    Deception, bye bye.
    the following, could have been better. 3.2 not so bad.

  • sara

    I stopped watching The Following about half way through. Just so much graphic violence. The NRA may glorify guns but its Hollywood that glorifies blood letting. I, for one, am done.

  • Alexis

    Laughing at the people who believe Supernatural is a male oriented show…

  • BigFlop

    clap clap clap

  • Jt

    I have issues with guns but i don’t call for them to be banned yet some people want shows banned that show crime sorry i take issue with that.

  • Tim


    Now, just because you don’t like what someone posts, that BTW all is TRUE, that doesn’t mean you need to start name calling. Play nice!
    Name calling doesn’t make you look that smart.
    Numbers are awful and the show is not popular enough to make into the PCA. All facts.

  • DeanW

    If The Carrie Diaries continues with this ratings it could be Renewed instead of 90210.

  • gerry

    i was hoping having the orig TCD in its own timeslot might help. alas. unless it amazingly gains an audience over the course of the spring, its gone.

  • gerry

    90210 is just as bad if not worse than gossip girl. ratings that blow, and the she show itself. at least GG was clever. there is NOTHING clever about 90210.

  • Lakersupby10

    Five 0 got adjusted up on Sunday…yea!!!!

  • moshane58

    Neilsen wanting live ratings doesn’t count we DVR.I watched The Following,Deception and Hawaii 5-0.So just counting there live only really isn’t fair.Hawaii 5-0 is a really good show and has a big following.Never know that by Neilsen.The Following love it to.Deception its okay but not crazy about like the other two shows.

  • CharmedFan

    2 broke girls are really doing extremely well each week they won the night again!

  • Castle Lover

    Hope ABC doesn’t pay much attention to the Nielson ratings for H5-O because Nielson has been adjusting up for them all season long can’t believe the ratings if there(that show’s) is the only one’s always being adjusted up every week.

  • steve burton

    @lakersupbyten–Grace may well have curves, but any further weight loss and the womanliness is going to disappear, especially a “couple of things” I could mention. Guess I’m a little older than you, but athletic and muscular are not two things I find desirable in a female. Christina Hendrickson on Mad Men is the belle ideal for me. As Elaine Benes might’ve said about her, “..boom, chicky boom, she’s a woman!!”

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