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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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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  • Lane

    Wow go fox you can do stuff outside of singin shows as long as its GOOD quality.

  • networkman

    CW should cancel 90210. There is plenty of time for producers to wrap it up propery by the end of the season. The CW now has 3 new dramas that have the potential to grow and benefit the network.

    8pm Hart of Dixie
    9pm The Carrie Diaries

    8pm New Show
    9pm Supernatural

    8pm Arrow
    9pm New Show

    8pm The Vampire Diaries
    9pm New Show

    8pm Nikita
    9pm Beauty & The Beast

  • chris23

    90210 is so pathetic. It can’t even break 1 million viewers, hits 0.3 demo, and it’s fans think that it deserves a final season.. This should be your final season. If CW had a brain, they would tell 90210 writers to wrap up stories this season.

    If CW doesn’t have a brain and renews this west coast remake failure of a show then I strongly recommend that CW Execs take a trip down a yellow brick road, ignore the flying monkeys, the ugly green witch screaming something about red slippers, and find this wizard that can give this network a better brain or a brain at all!

  • Bern

    1. 90210 BYE!
    2. The Carrie Diaries – was hoping for a .04 or lower. CW needs to stop with the teen shows.
    3. Deception – Really good show and don’t know why people aren’t watching. (bad timeslot or day?)

  • ann

    I love The Following. I will now have to give up watching 2 Broke Girls and Mike & Molly for now and catch the reruns later.

  • Jeremy

    I am pleased with the fact that the following is helping bones’ ratings, and that they are both going up. I think it was a great pairing for the shows and they are both amazing shows! Can’t wait to see the final ratings, and see how they both do next week.

  • Mari

    I’m so happy with The Following numbers. It’s indeed a great show. And you know you have a problem when a repeat (Castle) beats an original (Deception).

  • Bloop

    Ugh, people who love The Following remind me of people who love the Big Bang Theory. They have to be directed when to laugh or when to be scared.

    There is SO MUCH exposition in the Following – why does this show keep trying to explain the plot to me? I get it, you love self-aware characters. There is absolutely no reason to keep harping on that fact through the entire first two episodes. Ugh.

  • KarenM

    Wow! I underestimated TF. I guess Kevin Bacon’s popularity’s helping a lot for it to gain new viewers. Maybe that’s why shows like Alcatraz and TN failed. There was no big name star to carry it on.

  • Bitter Ringer Fan

    I was really surprised by the following’s ratings, even if it gets adjusted down i doubt it will be under 3.0 and it`s still a big number. On the other hand Deception needs to go, 1.3 and got beaten by a Castle repeat? that’s sad, and CW please end Flop0210 unless you want a 6th season full of 0.2s and 0.1s

  • forg

    Very impressive for The Following, just what Fox needed

  • Joseph

    “Deception” is falling fast!

    I wouldn’t be surprised if it gets devoured by our own Cancellation Bear later this week and that something else gets broadcast by NBC next Monday at 10 P.M. Eastern time!

  • JulieDawn


    Sam Neill was a pretty big name on Alcatraz.

  • Ruan

    Next week the CBS comedies will get a boost from the Super Bowl, but “The Following” has its audience. I’m pretty sure it will drop very little. Perhaps a 2.9 or a 3.0.

    What does make me curious is what will happen when “The Voice” returns. Not only there will be competition from “The Following”, but “2 Broke Girls” is so in right now.

  • KarenM

    @JulieDawn, I wouldn’t put Kevin Bacon and Sam Neill on the same level in the celebrity category. Kevin Bacon’s definitely more popular and well known.

  • Jane

    I don’t know why The CW would think that adults who liked SATC would like to see some watered-down teen version. How does that make any sense?

    I did read the ratings had jumped for A18-34 (0.7) and teen girls 1.2 but 0.5 still sucks and I don’t those ratings are high enough to sustain a show unless it’s being made for next to nothing.

  • rolio

    The CW needs to cancel itself, it is barely watchable…

  • Hello

    I tried to follow The Following but I just couldn’t.

  • Ultima

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

    Only if you ignore all the date points that don’t fit your predicition, which is most of them. :roll:

  • Ultima


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