TV Ratings Monday: 'How I Met Your Mother' & 'The Carrie Diaries' Hit Highs, 'The Following' Down, 'Rules of Engagement' Premiere Solid

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February 5th, 2013

Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 3.1/8 2.6/7 2.2/6 1.8/5 1.7/4 0.5/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 2.2/7 2.1/6 1.8/6 1.2/4 1.6/5 0.7/2
Total Viewers (million) 10.135 8.968 8.124 4.880 3.967 1.168


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

On CBS, How I Met Your Mother earned  4.0 adults 18-49 rating up 8 percent from a 3.7 on January 21. The season premiere of Rules of Engagement garnered a 3.1 adults 18-49 rating, down 14 percent from  a 3.6 for its previous season premiere on Thursday, October 20 but up 48 percent from a 2.1 for its season finale on Thursday, May 17. 2 Broke Girls scored a 3.6 adults 18-49 rating down 3 percent  from January 21’s 3.7. Mike & Molly notched a 3.1 among adults 18-49 down 6 percent from a 3.3 on January 21. Hawaii Five-0 scored a 2.3 adults 18-49 rating , even with January 21.

On Fox, Bones earned a 2.3 adults 18-49 rating down 12 percent from last week’s 2.6. The third episode of The Following scored a 2.9 among adults 18-49 down  12 percent from last week’s 3.3. Your predictions were too optimistic.

On ABC, The Bachelor garnered a 2.4 adults 18-49 rating down 4 percent from last week’s 2.5. Castle earned a 1.8 among adults 18-49 down 10 percent from a 2.0 on January 21

On NBC, The Biggest Loser earned a season low 2.0 adults 18-49 rating down 13 percent from last week’s 2.3. Deception notched a 1.2 adults 18-49 rating, even with last week’s series low.

On the CW, The Carrie Diaries garnered a series high 0.7 adults 18-49 rating up 40 percent from last week’s 0.5. 90210 earned a 0.4 adults 18-49 even with last week.

Broadcast primetime ratings for Monday, February 4, 2013:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rtg/Shr Viewers (millions)
8:00 CBS How I Met Your Mother 4.0/11 10.32
ABC The Bachelor  (8-10:00PM) 2.4/6 7.80
FOX Bones 2.3/6 9.02
NBC The Biggest Loser (8-10PM) 2.0/5 5.76
CW The Carrie Diaries 0.7/2 1.55
8:30 CBS Rules of Engagement - Season Premiere 3.1/8 9.33
9:00 CBS 2 Broke Girls 3.6/9 11.21
FOX The Following 2.9/7 8.92
CW 90210 0.4/1 0.79
9:30 CBS Mike & Molly 3.1/8 10.70
10:00 CBS Hawaii Five-0 2.3/6 9.63
ABC Castle 1.8/5 8.77
NBC Deception 1.2/3 3.12

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," 2.5/7; CBS's "Late Show with David
> Letterman," 3.0/8; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.3/6.
> * 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," 0.7/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/4.
> * From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET Wednesday night, ABC's "Nightline"
> averaged a 1.4/5 in metered-market households and a 0.4/2 in 18-49 in
> the Local People Meters.
> * From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.3/5
> in metered-market households) trailed CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig
> Ferguson" (1.4/5). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late
> Night" (0.6/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.4/2).
> * At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/3 in
> metered-market households and a 0.4/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25
> markets with local people meters.




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  • Jane

    Where as pre-emption somewhere? TCD looks a little high.

  • JacobYates

    Knew the CBS repeats had to do with the following’s ratings.

  • rob60990

    wow at The Carrie Diaries hitting highs against stiff competition.

    CBS did horrible for a Super Bowl Monday. How I Met Your Mother tops 2 Broke Girls. Pretty pathetic for 2 Broke Girls. It’s suppose to be the anchor show.

  • erwan from france

    Yes ! Happy for The Carrie Diaries ! But, sad for The Biggest Loser ! Only 2.0% for that amazing show ? Come on America ! Let’s watch it !

  • livvy

    Damn, With The Carrie Diaries and Beauty and the Beast having pretty good ratings (for the CW), I’m starting to get worried for Hart of Dixie

  • Pat McGroin

    Deception is officially dead.

  • Ron

    Poor 90210,goodbye next season

  • Jane

    I mean, was there a pre-emption?

  • Edward

    The following just keeps getting better and better best show this show!

  • Vasco Silva

    TCD? What the hell?

  • MichaelChickless

    Go Bones! The Following did well, even with the extra competition.

    CBS strong, as usual.

  • Joseph

    HIMYM beating 2BG! Surprise

  • Rebecca

    Good for Rules – I normally don’t like the Liz stuff (she’s kind of gross) but last night’s story was fun. And it was nice to see Chris Elliott’s daughter Abby from SNL on HIMYM – I didn’t know they were related until I saw Chris’s spot on Letterman online a while ago. Chris plays Lily’s dad. Now I have to go stream Castle.

  • AJ

    WTF? The Following is SO GOOD!

  • landon


  • Hmm

    I wish Castle would stay at a 2.0 at least. Oh well, I’m sure it will be back next year.

  • ateofi

    Ouch for Castle. H50 did solid considering the ratings for Mike & Molly, hopefully it will adjusted up. Deception is dead. The following has 0.1 lower demo than I predicted but still looks very good.

  • Dude

    Pat McGroin (thanks for making me type that), officially dead? It’s had the same numbers for three straight weeks. It was dead weeks ago.

  • Dillan

    Yes at TCD! But I have a feeling that it will get adjusted down because that does look too high :(

    Poor 90210, I love the show, but The CW really need to announce if this is going to be the final season or not to wrap things up.

  • BigBrotherFan

    People I really hope where not turned off by THE FOLLOWING last night. I’m reading some people where (male viewers) because of the whole gay kissing scenes. Gosh, I hope that’s not the reason. Those two characters are pretty bad a$$ and it didn’t bother me *shrugs shoulders* added more to the story.

    I hope it maintains numbers above a 2.5 but there is a ton of negative backlash cause of this. agh.

    The best show this year NEXT to NASHVILLE

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