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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  • Sean


  • CrimTV

    Still think CBS should be thinking about putting 2 Broke Girls behind TBBT, I mean, you see the increases it gets behind a repeat, CBS could really give this amazing show 5+ seasons with that!

  • CrystalBall


    There is no women on the internet !!!

  • gerry

    right where i wagered the following would land. oh, and is that thomas jane in the photo above? is he a reg on the following? i might have to start paying attention, i heart him.

    TCD!!! i’m happy, as i’m slowly starting to heart that too. hope it doesn’t adjust down too much.

    90210 has been horrible for years, and the ratings reflect it. put it out of its misery, cw.

    surprised about the 2bg/himym juxtaposition.

    bye deception. :(

  • r0ckmypants

    @CrimTV – If you don’t watch 2 Broke Girls (like me), that promo came off as stupid and sexist, as if the show were about 2 girls who are broke so they become strippers.

  • Hmm

    Castle always loses a little ground when it’s off for a week. I’m not worried about it at all. It’s doing fine for ABC. Not remarkable, but fine.

  • s0303

    the biggest loser :(

    carrie diaries rating has me worried for batb…

    pretty good for the following…

  • Remote Patrolled

    Nothing to worry about with those Following ratings – that’s a good hold against stronger competition.

    Haven’t seen the episode yet but if people were really irate over some gay kissing they seriously need to get back to the 1950’s..

  • AMusicalImpulse

    Ouch on the Following last night. Down a full 0.4… I like the show. Hope it sticks around.

  • John A

    Why people upset for 2 Broke Girls? 3.6 is fine for that Rubbish.

  • CrimTV


    Wow, didn’t think that at all, but probs cause I watch it. IDC it’s still really funny, but I respect everyone’s opinion

  • Potato

    Can’t really call “The Following” yet– I mean, this is their first drop ever and CBS was back from reruns.

  • Adien

    Decent night for CBS! Hope to see some upward adjustments
    The Following held up well with new competition, so go scripted!

    TBL and bachelors, not sure why they still able to pull those numbers

  • Ashley


    Agreed, the promo left a bad taste in my mouth

  • OddGuy

    Yay at HIMYM! It was the #1 show of the night, and totally deserved to be. It was the best episode of the season.

  • steve

    Oh NO really was hoping the following would stay above the 3 mark hopefully gets adjusted up

  • Brandy

    Amy, I do.Im 31 & am a SATC fan. Yay for Carrie Diaries rise.2Broke Girls did ok, but could be better.90210 did bad sadly.

  • Percysowner

    @Sarah Castle would have been cancelled if it’s on CBS. Yeah, but but if it was on the CW they would be dancing in the aisles. Context is everything.

  • omabin

    – the following did within the range I expected. It is perfectly normal that it dropped a bit against competition, but these are still very healthy numbers. Hopefully, it stays within this range from now on (even if I think we still need to expect some more drops when the voice returns). Bones is hanging in there too, even facing a high-powered HIMYM
    – HIMYM did incredibly, and Rules did very well as well, but that is pretty much it. The second half of the block was disapointing for super monday. Maybe the following is hurting them? Five-0 did ok at 10pm, retaining a lot from its not very compatible lead-in
    – I am not sure what to make of the CW numbers for TCD. If those are right, that is a rise i did not expect to see happen. Then again, last year Hod had a random 0.9 for a december episode and it never came to it afterwards. As for 90210, its relative situation is much worse than Gossip Girl’s was last year, I don’t think a final season could be considered at this point, it would be suicide

  • Andrew

    Shout out to all the people who said TCD would go down with the new HIMYM! WOO!

    Although I’m sure it will get adjusted down, I’m still proud. It’s gaining an audience through the repeats and as the show gets better!

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