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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  • Alan

    Oh and I just hope this shuts up TCD’s haters, I can see it pulling more 0.5’s and maybe 0.6’s when there are repeats from another shows.

  • HT

    It sucks that The Good Wife gets the same amount of viewers as The Following, but risks cancellation due to the age/intelligence of viewers. Anywhere else that would be classed as dicrimination. Just saying…

  • MDM

    Eat it Following haters, another great episode last night.

  • RG-X

    Following Grew?! Figures – I was interested in this but was expecting a cancellation like most everything else – didn’t want to get attached.

    oh well – maybe the DVD’s

  • rob60990

    “No, CBS shows all been on repeats for three weeks now and once they come back all the network going to have competition.”

    No, they were new on 1/14 & 1/21.

  • RG-X

    Fox may have a 3.0 hit show – wow!

  • TheFollowing

    Fox’s Monday dramas deserve more than that. Especially, The Following!

  • Baaa!

    Had The Following had full competition and stayed steady or had only a .1 or .2 drop I would be crowing like a WOWZA. Still really optimistic. Total guesswork here, but Bones had a .3 bump with CBS repeats. So take it back to its 2.3 then minus the .3 from The Following and you get a 3.0 which stilll would be very good against full comp.

  • halloween

    CW needs to cancel 90210 and TCD and cancel or move Beauty and Beast to Fridays

  • mdr

    @big flop

    “I think it´s the 1st time H50 beats Castle this season”
    No, it´s not… Castle beat H50 at least once, I´m sure:)

  • Vanessa

    Oh I might be thinking of thusday nights TBBT and POI because they all been on repeat for the pass three weeks.

  • mdr

    Correction: of course the order is wrong, it´s ” 1st time Castle beats H50″, sorry…

  • Mike

    Well you gotta fail to be better right, Kevin Reilley must be jumping for joy that he can keep this job longer, if Fridays do good, all fox will need to fix for next season is Tuesday line up,

    Bones will eventually reach a 3.0 if the following keeps getting traction.

  • r0ckmypants

    @Alan – A 0.5 puts The Carrie Diaries below everything except 90210 and Emily Owens, MD (which has already been canceled), and even with Nikita on Friday. It’s still not doing well, it’s just not totally bombing. But it’s definitely on the lower end of things.

  • Stephen

    So disappointed about 90210. This season has been very disappointing but the last two weeks have been amazing. Last week’s episode was the best in years!
    Hope that the CW will renew for a final season!!

  • Billy

    The Following looks like it could be a big hit for FOX, but I think it needs to prove itself next week against top competition. If it holds up next week it certifies itself as the next big hit for FOX.

  • John

    The Following has multiple things going for it: lack of quality thrillers on network TV right now, Kevin Bacon, and serves as great counter programming compared to everything else on Mondays at 9

  • Dan S

    I think it’s safe to say The Following can now be moved from on the bubble to certain renewal. Yes after only 2 episodes & growing its audience it’ll definitely be back next season. Dare I say this show could be bigger than Revolution & I don’t think audiences are turned off from the violence. You still get a lot more gore from cable so story development is the key to its success. For next week I don’t think it will go below 3.0 in the face of fresh competition. Deception on the other hand has been a waste in place of RVN & wouldn’t be surprised that it’s not pulled at any time now.

  • Sarah

    I really hope Bones doesn’t fall too much next week.

  • Diego

    The biggest loser deserve better numbers, it’s such a great show

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