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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  • Billy

    Bad numbers for the CBS sitcoms considering they had all that Super Bowl promotion. How in the world can 2 Broke Girls actually go down in the ratings after that Super Bowl promo. Mike and Molly dipped, too. Bad day after The Super Bowl numbers for these shows.

  • Daw Johnson

    CBS got virtually nothing from the Super Bowl. Only “Mother” was up, and that boost easily could have been due to the Robin Sparkles hype.

    Very proud 2 Broke Girls fell this week. It did not deserve any new viewers after that abysmal “Super Bowl Spectacular” this weekend. Possibly the worst hype video ever made.

  • Wright

    WTF TCD rose? The Following is still doing well. It was a good episode last night.

  • Win

    There is no way TCD jumped two tenths. No way. I

  • Shepherd

    My only surprise would be the rise for TCD, but it may yet adjust down. Fully expected TF to fall to at least 2.9, again I’ll be waiting to see the final numbers.

  • Oliver

    RoE always does remarkably well for a show that is a perpetual mid-season replacement. The show just refuses to die.

  • POI

    The Carrie Diaries Might get renewed with these numbers if it holds for the next couple of weeks its renewal is garenteed

  • CrystalBall

    The Carrie Diairies has been growing the last 2 weeks, I’m sure it is at least a 0.6.

  • alexis

    I don’t like the new episode of The following. It’s just absurd that FBI wouldn’t put more people there to protect someone after what happened past few days. However I still like it and hope the ratings won’t drop further next week.

  • Perdix

    I hope The Following adjusted up.

  • SMG4E

    Deception is a really good show! More people should give it a chance! It seems to be stabilizing & if its ratings go up just a little bit, I think it has a chance at renewal.

  • FOXkid

    THE FOLLOWING!!! Please, don’t drop or fall anymore!!! U need to stay in 3s! :) This show is so good. POI & NCIS can’t even come close. QUALITY TV!

  • Pat

    HIMYM draws the regular, old-skewing CBS crowd, but also has that HUGE passionate, young following that clearly got very excited to see Robin Sparkles 4.

  • CrimTV

    Don’t understand why 2 Broke Girls didn’t rise with it’s promo in the Super-Bowl :(

  • Sam

    Hmmm, well I guess the honeymoon is done. The following will keep falling and die. For a few seconds, I had hope this show would keep over 3 for a while.

  • Jay

    Go TCD! Hopefully all the repeats and good word of mouth is helping…

  • Tina

    @ Ateofi
    So Ouch for Castle and solid for H50. Really? Castle lost less % from the lead in than H50. And Castle got more viewers than the lead in ,while h5o lost them.
    I say Castle did better for ABC than H50 did for CBS. So Ouch for H50 and solid for Castle.

  • Laura

    Glad to see the new Monday Combo with Bones and The Following is doing so well. Bones hitting 9 million viewers is amazing!

  • Amy

    Are there any women on this site who watch TCD? It seems like only guys here watch it. I wonder why that is.

  • Boo Boo Bear

    Love the Following….Just needs a little work a little with FBI storys…but I am hooked! Sad thing is I live next to a Edger Allen Poe Home/Museum in Philly and have to see a big painting of his face everyday on my way home. Scares me seeing it now and with the guy wearing his mask. :/

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