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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  • May

    Oh well. The Following is not my cup of tea. :(
    Switched channel @the dead dog scene.

  • Sam

    So the following should slowly die and loosw viewers and getting cancelled by the end of the season

  • eridapo

    @ WOWZA

    Wow… Someone hit the juice a bit early today.

  • rob60990

    “Are u sure about that? I think Revolution premiere higher than the Following and Elementary.”

    You misread with Crim said. He/She said Elementary & The Following tied as SECOND highest rated new drama premiere this year with a 3.1.

  • Jimmy James

    Following barely beat Mike & Molly.

    Let’s cancel everything and start over. Horrible season.


    I’ll give you that Alcatraz dropped by a ratings point by the end of the season.

    If that happened which it wont FOX would still have it on par with BONES as the only thing it has to renew and it would be more than okay.

    FOX is in a bit of trouble is what I am getting across.

  • Petar Ivanov

    @As to H50, CBS has to be disappointed on the performance given the exposure following the AFC championship. I’m betting Les is kicking himself over that and is now questioning the Elementary move for the post Superbowl slot

    In the end greedy to take more money can stay you without money.

    CBS still has a time to make right call and to replace Elementary with their hot hit POI! It will be shame if they don’t do this.

  • Wright

    Cancel 90210 and TCD. I really like The Following. It reminded me of the movie Red Dragon.

  • Jimmy James

    They are definitely going to move 5-0.
    The move out of Mondays this summer is only the beginning.

  • Dan S

    The Following was off the hook in its premiere. It’s definitely not for the fainthearted & definitely is more disturbing than Criminal Minds. I freaked at the naked tattooed lady that did the unexpected. It could drop to the upper 2’s but I think this show is solid & will only grow by WOM. It’s a self starter & is good counter programming to the comedies & fluff put up by the other networks. Regarding H50 I was surprised it actually dropped following their Sunday outing. I’m certain now It’ll be moved over to Sundays permanently in the fall.

  • silvit


    In that case we will see adjustment downwards. And next week even worse since The Following will get lower ratings after its premiere. I still think that people is fed up with crime procedurals and since the Following seems to be one at its core, I don’t see any positive in its future.

  • MichaelChickless

    Good bump for Bones, and good numbers for The Following considering the numbers FOX has seen for their scripted fare this year.

    Go HFO!

  • Darn

    H50 is back to normal.

    Looked like CBS wasted the precious hour post AFC champ game. What a shame.

  • Jimmy James

    Why would the drop on 5-0 have anything to do with Elementary’s performance after the Super Bowl?

    It’s not greedy. It’s the job to make money especially with shows you own. They’ve been giving extra push to hits to make them super hits since Touched by An Angel moved to Sundays and CSI to Thursdays.

  • Ateofi

    Ouch for H50. What the hell happened that demo ratings are down but overall viewership is like last week. Good for Castle to hit 2.0 demo, but still overall viewership is below 9 milion.

  • eridapo

    WowZa, You are starting to sound a lot like Max (sorry Max didn’t mean to offend)…

  • Jake

    Perhaps CBS should just keep a BBT repeat as part of its Monday lineup. I mean, those repeats are working for both CBS and TBS, so…

  • mbmd

    … why is HIMYM getting good ratings now… they never used to get that high of ratings..

    Never ? Are you sure about that?

  • Andrew

    I really wish they would put Carrie Diaries on after The Vampire Diaries. It’s not fair for the brand new show, The Carrie Diaries, to have to go 1st on Monday night, and on top of that be paired with one of the lowest rated shows on television. I feel like people aren’t giving it a chance, and many people would like it, but they just don’t know about it yet. I think it deserves a strong lead in like The Vampire Diaries or some other show.
    I would also like to see the DVR ratings for The Carrie Diaries, because Monday night is a huge DVR night for the week. That’s what kept 90210 going for so long even with the horrible ratings.
    I really hope this show will continue, because it’s a fantastic show. I also wonder how it would have done on ‘ABC Family’, because I sometimes feel like it could do better over there. They have the demo this show is looking for.

  • Bad Wolf

    I don’t get why people keep on saying CBS wasted the post AFC champ game slot when there is absolutely no way to know how another show would have done in this slot.

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