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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  • fringewillget5seasons

    Anyone elsw wondering what voodoo Fox found that actually works?

  • Olka

    90210 it’s done.

  • Christian


    Huh? When The Following premiered last week, it was against an original CBS line-up.

  • Wright

    Good for Bones and The Following. It definitely looks like Nikita, HOD and B&tB will be renewed now. Still patiently waiting for the premiere of Cult. Time to cancel TCD and 90210.

  • Jane

    Both TCD and 90210 need to go.

  • Winston Mize

    the timeslot is killing 90210. Killing it. GG couldn’t sustain all season there and now the Following is debuting itself as a timeslot gladiator, 90210 stands no chance there. at all.

  • James

    Wow 90210 got 0.3 and TCD got 0.5 same as Nikita did last week! Nikita is going to definitely get Renewed because it was getting 0.5’s and 0.4’s and it got renewed! Nikita did really bad at the begging of the season but is improving so i’m Happy!


    FOX has a hit. When they have a good concept it wins. Simple.

    Glee was the last great concept. Now, theres The Following.

    New Girl is also a hit thats been of recent years, but it gained traction via GLEE as a lead in, and Raising hopes success also is from GLEEs lead in.

  • halloween

    90210 is in final season

  • Cristian

    Hell. Yes. This is cable show behavior. Word of mouth for The Following most likely helped a lot. And since ep.2 was just as good as the pilot, this show won’t be going away any time soon.

  • Tom

    @Winston Mize
    Do you really think that The Following and 90210 share audience? lol

  • Nick

    The first two episodes of the Following have been chilling. I just wonder how long they can keep this story line going. It will probably drop down to high 2’s next week once CBS is back to new episodes, but still a nice showing.

  • Dave

    Hart of Dixie is all CW needs in terms of a “non-genre” show next Season with either Blink or Company Town.

    Kill 90210 and Carrie and renew Nikita with Beauty and Dixie. Cult, if renewed could be a midseason filler.

  • halloween

    CW might as well revive LA Complex

  • Data

    Can’t quite make up my mind about The Following – I don’t think it is that great a show – but like some others said: An increase from your premiere is very rare and I think it’s a good sign that FOX might actually have a solid keeper for next season.

  • Dave

    The Following is a great show! It deserves those ratings. Kevin Williamson has done it again!

  • Timmy G

    A show grew from its premiere…you don’t see that anymore, that’s for sure. I know CBS was in repeats but for any show to accomplish that is massive. When was the last time that happened? I know Arrow matched its premiere rating, but it didn’t grow.


    I dont understand this “new episodes on CBS problem” because CBS was new last week right?

    Also, the second hour on CBS , even in new episodes, arent huge.

    I agree CBS will rise beacuse of the superbowl, but the following is a beast. It wont drop much. I can see a 3.1

  • halloween

    Following might be getting the prison break and 24 audiences that fox had on mondays before

  • Dom

    90210 is toast. It should have gone the DALLAS route and kept the originals. THEN it would be huge still….

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