TV Ratings Monday: 'How I Met Your Mother' & 'The Following' Fall, 'Deception' & 'Castle' Up + 'The Biggest Loser' Hits Season Low

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February 12th, 2013

Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 2.8/7 2.5/7 2.3/6 1.8/5 1.6/4 0.5/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 1.9/6 2.1/6 1.9/6 1.3/4 1.3/4 0.6/2
Total Viewers (million) 9.588 8.560 8.239 4.757 3.836 0.988


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

On CBS, How I Met Your Mother earned a 3.2, down eight tenths from last week's 4.0 adults 18-49 rating. Rules of Engagement garnered a 2.8, down three tenths from last week's 3.1 adults 18-49 rating. 2 Broke Girls scored a 3.5, down two tenths from last week's 3.7. Mike & Molly notched a 2.9, down three tenths from last week's 3.2 adults 18-49 rating. Hawaii Five-0 scored a 2.1, down two tenths from last week's 2.3 adults 18-49 rating.

On FOX, Bones earned a 2.2, down two tenths from last week's 2.4 rating. The Following scored a 2.4, down half a ratings point from last week's 2.9 among adults 18-49.

On ABC, The Bachelor garnered a 2.7, up three tenths from last week's 2.4 adults 18-49 rating. Castle earned a 2.0, up two tenths from last week's 1.8 adults 18-49 rating.

On NBC, The Biggest Loser earned a season low 2.0 adults 18-49 rating down a tenth from last week’s 2.1. Deception notched a 1.3 adults 18-49 rating, up two tenths from last week's 1.1

On the CW, The Carrie Diaries garnered a 0.6, down a tenth from last week's series high 0.7 adults 18-49. 90210 dropped a tenth to a 0.3 after last week's 0.4 adults 18-49 rating

More analysis coming soon

Broadcast primetime ratings for Monday, February 11, 2013:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM CBS How I Met Your Mother 3.2 9 9.02
ABC The Bachelor (8-10PM) 2.7 7 8.38
FOX Bones 2.2 6 8.73
NBC The Biggest Loser (8-10PM) 2.0 5 5.49
CW The Carrie Diaries 0.6 2 1.31
8:30 PM CBS Rules of Engagement 2.8 7 8.37
9:00PM CBS 2 Broke Girls 3.5 9 10.79
FOX The Following 2.4 6 7.75
CW 90210 0.3 1 0.67
9:30PM CBS Mike & Molly 2.9 7 10.39
10:00PM CBS Hawaii Five-O 2.1 6 9.48
ABC Castle 2.0 5 8.91
NBC Deception 1.3 3 3.30

Note coming soon


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  • Win

    I dunno. 90210 may just end it’s run on a cliffhanger. Too late to wrap things up, final act has been written(producer says it’s drama filled) and heading towards filming. These ratings don’t justify a final season though. WTF happened this year, guess no one bothered to care.

  • Ali

    The CW really needs to put 90210 out of its misery. Announce that this season is its last and lets be done with it. The carried diaries is not worth investing in either to be honest. Keep HoD and BatB

  • Jt

    People that are saying The Following is done look at the shows on Fox yes the ratings are down but its still doing well.

  • BigBrotherFan

    It was a really crappy episode of THE FOLLOWING.

    The love TRIANGLE was once great and compeling but THEY RUINED IT YESTERDAY! I’m a straight guy but I felt bad for the two gay cult followers (specially the Latino one)…Now thats ruined. Won’t give out spoilers..BUT REALLY? I am also hating Emma and The Latino cult guy (whats his name?) and he was my fav characters before.

    I’m not surprised. That was a HORRIBLE HORRIBLE episode. NASHVILLE now takes the LEAD AGAIN as the best new show of the season.

  • KarenM

    TF’s not going to make it. I thought the star power of KB would help it but the writing’s dumb.

  • halloween

    i say cancel 90210 this season, if they need to give extra episode tacked on this season for a finale, do that…do not order extra 10 for next season

  • Charles

    Sorry, but, as a 90210 fan, I don’t think the show deserves a final season. The CW gives 2 or 3 episodes for end the show, so simple and easy.

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  • Petar Ivanov

    Well i was wrong. The following will be dead before THE VOICE returns. Still will be renew and will get friday fox spor after touch is also dead. And all others fox dramas are even worse. And may be will survive one or two more seasons in friday. Its better than touch with sure.

  • Sammy01

    I’ll take anything over a 2 for Bones and if it is adjusted up to 2.3 then will be very happy.

  • Jt

    Big Brother Fan
    Reallly so one bad episode and thats it?

  • Shanna

    OMG 90210 … RIP 2008 – 2013 Save HOD instead

  • Win

    I agree ^ just order two more eps. Postpone oh sit. air two hours back to back and just give us closure and don’t waste your money.

  • KarenM

    @Jt, when TB has a higher rating then you your show’s done!

  • halloween

    i think between BatB and TCD, only one will get the renewal. TCD has the edge now with only 13 episodes this season. It will get a 2nd chance.

  • Oliver

    I think CBS should try and renew RoE. It’s a very reliable performer, if not quite as strong as the rest of their sitcoms, and it performs better than almost all their dramas.

  • Alan

    Damnnnnnnn CW, I hope TCD and 90210 get adjusted up.

  • Edward

    Chicago Fire beat Nashville hahahahahahaha

  • Paul

    0.3 means 90210 is not getting a 13 episode final order. Let them write a series finale while they still can.

  • MichaelChickless

    Go Bones! The Folowing? NO!

    Pretty cruddy night all around, except for ABC.

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