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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  • Mae

    WHY would the CW give 90210 a final season?? 0.4 and 790,000 viewers. People just don’t care anymore. Those numbers just do not seem worthy of a “final season” status.

    CW could get those number with repeats.

    I really thought Carries Diaries would jump up with word-of-mouth. Apparently not.

  • Oliver

    @Brian J

    They’re repeating it on Saturday every week.


    No, it’s not. See: Alcatraz, Touch and Terra Nova last season

  • Nando

    It’s kind of inconceivable to me how a show like 2 broke girls can pull in a 3.7 rating.
    You americans got a lame taste in tv shows hahah

  • Ryan

    The Following was amazing. I’m wondering how much stuff the censors wanted cut though. Can’t wait for next week. Really hope it holds on to the ratings.

  • Alan

    Pretty solid for The Carrie Diaries, if it keeps pulling those numbers, I can see it getting a second season. 90210 is pulling GG’s numbers, I blame the timeslot, but I can see it getting a sixth and final short season.


    Oliver – are you kidding? Have you seen FOXs schedule this year?

    The FOllowing is now officially their biggest hour long scripted. Period.
    This is is what GLEE premiered too and now look at it … fur seasons later. Ha. Such a failure.
    The following is a hit. Also, it didnt even have a lead in and was only an hour unlike Alcatraz and Tera Nova which had two hour premieres to build an audience versus one hour. This is huge.

    This is huge. Fox so needed this and they are jumping for joy.

    Note this is not lead in dependent like some other networks who handicap their “new hit” with the voice…

  • Hmm

    @ Buffy

    I’d say no. I should get renewed for a 6th season.

  • CrimTV

    Yes, Terra Nova had the same premiere numbers, but if The Following scores Terra Nova’s 2.1-2.3 weekly it would be renewed because it’s not as expensive!

  • rob60990

    LMAO at Hawaii 5-0, what a huge waste of that huge lead-in the other night. It will go to either Friday or Sunday next year to DIE.


  • Jay

    Oh man, bummed about TCD – watch people!


    I hope you realize how wrong you are Oliver.

  • Jason

    The Following was amazing and I think the ratings would have been even higher/will be once people catch on to it. I saw a lot of people tweeting last night that they were wondering what the show was and changed it there and BOOM were hooked!

  • Sarah

    Yay Bones! :) Hopefully it will get adjusted up.

  • Petar Ivanov

    wow h5o……ok CBS you waste ACF slot. If you waste and super bowl slot you DESERVE to flop next season and to lose number one spot.

  • BL

    Deception needs to be cancelled. Hopefully, some Grimm or Revolution repeats will replace it.

  • Mia

    LMAO…Hawaii 50 . The post game slot really helped . :). I can see this show being a hit reaaally soon :)
    Good for The Following, too bad the lead in was not that strong.

  • CrimTV

    I would also like to remind everyone that The Following’s rating ties with Elementary as the second best drama premiere this season!

  • nerv

    CBS comedies are still doing good. IMO, HIMYM is the block’s best non-rerun performer. It tied with 2BG that had a TBBT rerun lead-in which we all have noticed these past few weeks, help 2BG trend upward since Partners’ cancellation.

    Not too bad also for The Following. Let’s hope it maintains its audience because none of FOX’s scripted programming right now can gain a 3.0+ demo despite being the youngest skewing network and 10 million viewers.

  • Cara

    Congratulations to CBS’ comedies and H50!

  • somebody

    Looking forward to watching The Following. That show has been hyped for months and have it saved on the DVR. It does look good…but wow, I can’t believe that with all of that promotion that a repeat of TBBT still got higher ratings. TBBT is just something else.

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