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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  • Ultima

    i have a question for you i don’t watch the show but why abc air the bachelor today?

    They were expecting the State of the Union to be on 29 January, so they could premiere Body of Proof tonight. When the address was moved to next Tuesday, they decide to reschedule BoP to avoid having a week off after the premiere. So, they needed to air something tonight, and The Bachelor ended up being that something.

  • Petar Ivanov

    Any idea why the trend was down on Monday night?

  • gerry

    @ rebecca – when the show was orig in development, it was probably slated for a fall premiere which would have had the halloween episode air around halloween.

    i think its charming. if you go in expecting it to mirror satc, its obviously not going to. its on cw, not hbo.

  • Hmm

    ABC just ordered another episode for Castle, bringing total number for this year to 24! Means one less repeat in April!

  • matt

    How soon before NBC pulls Deception off? Just a boring storyline

  • Petar Ivanov

    Thanks. So this mean the tb will ended early on and DWTS will start one week early too is that right? Before the voice.

  • matt

    Alcatraz aired its first 2 episodes on the same night, can’t compare

  • Anthony C.

    Good for TCD! I hope it gets renewed. BATB needs to really worry now. Although I say cancel it and keep Jay Ryan for another show. 90210 needs to be put out of it’s misery.

    I don’t get how 2 Broke Girls is even on the air and pulling decent numbers. It’s not watchable at all mostly cause watching those two actresses who can’t act and their half assed attempts to pull off comedy is seriously cringeworthy IMO.

  • MichaelChickless

    The Following does have a simlar intensity to 24, although Ryan Hardy is no Jack Bauer.

  • The Cool Max

    Yes for Rules and 2BG! CBS has another great Monday!

  • Amy

    Can the guys here who watch TCD explain to me why they watch it. I’m really curious since this show is obviously not marketed towards them.

  • Ultima

    @David Howell
    Does Bones always skew that old (2.3 with over 9m viewers), or does it skew younger when DWTS is on to soak up the old crowd?

    Just checking a couple episodes earlier in the season, it does appear that Bones skews older when DWTS isn’t on.

  • Marlene

    I hate NBC I love Deception ! <3 people needs to give it a chance

  • Ultima

    @David Howell

    For reference, season premiere of Bones this year was 2.3 rating, 7.0 million viewers.

  • Ultima

    Err, 2.3 rating, 7.6 million viewers


  • Brandy

    Chris 2.0, what rare you talking about ” CW never promoted Carrie Diaries”?!All December and Jan, and even now in Feb.CW promoted the heck out of it.It might’ve had more promotion than Beauty & the Beast or maybe the same amount but Arrow,VD,Carrie Diaries,Beauty & the Beast were/are the most promoted CW shows.

  • Ultima

    So this mean the tb will ended early on and DWTS will start one week early too is that right? Before the voice.

    Nope, they just added an extra episode.

    However, DWTS was already scheduled to start the week before The Voice.

  • Hubert R. Wentland

    I would never thought of watching TCD as being a guy, and I never watched any CW show until Hart of Dixie. i love the latter one, don’t know what made me check it out, but I was charmed with the warmth the show gives me and how light and mindless fun it is. so as I am not CW target audience, I fell in love with their show without any concrete reason ;p

  • Austin

    Yay TCD! I knew you could pull out a big one! Let’s keep you alive because the CW in my opnion has way to many sci-fi dramas already and they have already ordered more pilots that fit that genre and also with cult coming soon (even though it looks really good). TCD is an original concept, love the clothes and music too!

  • moshane58

    Love The Following and Hawaii 5-0.Hope they keep going.Deception stopped watching.Just wasn’t that good to me.

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