TV Ratings Monday: 'The Following' & 'Bones' Rise, 'The Biggest Loser' Dips, + 'The Carrie Diaries' & 'The Bachelor' Steady

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January 29th, 2013

Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 2.9/8 2.1/6 1.9/5 1.7/4 1.6/4 0.4/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 2.4/7 1.9/6 1.4/4 1.1/3 1.4/4 0.6/2
Total Viewers (million) 9.582 7.241 5.331 6.775 3.882 1.112


FOX was number one with adults 18-49 and with total viewers.

On FOX, Bones earned a season-high 2.6, up three tenths from last week's 2.3. The second episode of The Following scored a 3.3 up a tenth from last week's 3.2 premiere rating. The Following is only new drama this season to grow in its second telecast. Your predictions were too pessimistic. 

On NBC, The Biggest Loser earned a 2.3, down a tenth from last week's 2.4 adults 18-49 rating,. Deception was even with last week's 1.3 adults 18-49 rating.

On ABC, The Bachelor was even with last week's 2.5 adults 18-49 rating.

On The CW, The Carrie Diaries was even with last week's 0.5 adults 18-49 rating. 90210 garnered a 0.3, down a tenth from last week's 0.4 adults 18-49 rating.

Broadcast primetime ratings for Monday, January 28, 2012:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM FOX Bones 2.6 7 9.21
ABC The Bachelor (8-10PM) 2.5 7 7.88
NBC The Biggest Loser (8-10PM) 2.3 6 6.13
CBS How I Met Your Mother -R 1.6 5 5.87
CW The Carrie Diaries 0.5 2 1.46
8:30 PM CBS The Big Bang Theory -R 2.3 6 8.14
9:00PM FOX The Following 3.3 8 9.96
CBS 2 Broke Girls -R 1.9 5 7.28
CW 90210 0.3 1 0.76
9:30PM CBS Mike & Molly  -R 1.8 4 6.96
10:00PM ABC Castle -R 1.4 4 5.97
NBC Deception 1.3 3 3.75
CBS Hawaii Five-O -R 1.2 3 6.20

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," 2.7/7; CBS's "Late Show with David

Letterman," 2.2/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.0/5.


* In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49

Wednesday results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.8/4; "Late

Show," 0.5/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/3.


* From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET Wednesday night, ABC's "Nightline"

averaged a 1.2/4 in metered-market households and a 0.3/2 in 18-49 in

the Local People Meters.


* From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.4/5

in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig

Ferguson" (1.1/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late

Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).


* At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/3 in

metered-market households and a 0.3/2 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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    What was everyone saying last week when they said The FOllowing wasn’t a hit?

    This thing is massive. I dont care how you look at it.

    It wasnt hard to call. You guys are ridiculous.

  • MichaelChickless

    Holy cr@p! What a night for FOX dramas!

  • DebsC

    CBS were in reruns but Bones beat The Biggest Loser and Bachelor for the first time this season. Say what you will but Bones is a wonder for Fox.


    The Following is FOXs new huge hit. Idol gets a 5.3
    The Following a 3.3. This is thing is going to be beast.

  • John A

    Now we have to hear that Nikita will beat 90210 all day couldnt it at least match or beat that crap?


    Also, my theory that FOX shows increase when Idol airs is still correct. (Bones).

    Season high?

    Also, look at this increase. Its sunk in now, and just wow. It increased. I called it not lowering. I didnt see it increasing. Also, it could get adjusted up – like last week.

  • Carmen

    Bones and the Following both benefited from 2 factors last night

    1) CBS was in repeats

    2) They were the alternative to a couple of moderately successful reality shows.

    I anticipate slight drops for Fox next week, but not severe drops.
    Bones and Following may have a fair run on Monday nights for the remainder of this season. . . or until the Voice returns.


    Someone posted that every other show this season has dropped 18 percent or more week 2.

    This increased.


    FOX. You win.

  • k:Alex

    The next ‘House’ for Fox is born?

  • Baaa!

    This bodes well for The Following. Bones uptick was better than expected too.

  • Dave

    90210 needs to go!

    YAY for The Following! My favorite new show of the Season! It’s also helping Bones.

    Deception is dead.

    The Carrie Diaries was only up becuase HIMYM was a rerun

  • Observer

    Bacon makes everything better!

  • Vasco Silva

    90210 I love the show but it is time to cancel it. It has no quality, but I’ll watch til the end.

    Quality wise Nikita beats almost every CW show. And I love HOD too. Hopefully those 2 will be on TV next season =)

  • Jay

    90210 became unwatchable after Rebecca Sinclair left as EP. Finally gave up on it this season…

  • leonard

    The Following will grow to the floor next week.

    Wait and u’ll see it.

  • SRD

    @Observer “Bacon makes everything better!”

    Good one!

  • POI


  • Julia

    OMG 90210! They need to cancel it! A final season next year would be ridiculous with those ratings!

    Gossip Girl’s ratings didn’t went up in the final season, they even went more down – so cancel 90210!


    Also, Agreed that the CW is not going to renew 90210.

    No way, no how. Not ever. Not even for a short season. I hope they tell the producers are there will be a couple angry fans.

  • Billy

    A word of warning to everyone celebrating these highs by these FOX shows last night. CBS sitcoms will come back very, very strong next week after some big Super Bowl promotion. These FOX shows and the other shows will drop next week. It is a question of how much.

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