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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  • Mae

    CW cannot order a shortened final season for 90210. The ratings are a joke. Less than 700K viewers? No one will care if it is brought back for a final season or not. It would be embarrassing to the network to renew a show earning 0.3’s. Most CW shows get 0.3’s for repeats.

    90210 writers knew their ratings were falling. They could have written a season finale that could of worked as a series finales. Just because 90210 is ending on a cliffhanger, does not mean that it will automatically be brought back.

  • Deb

    Bones really increases in viewers and demo in the second half hour this season.

  • Charmed

    So what will happen if they don’t renew 90210? Could HOD, TCD and B&TB all be renewed? (Depending on how Cult does)

  • Edward

    Anyone have half hours?

  • Sean

    GO DECEPTION!!! Please keep watching!! Its AWESOME MUST SEE TV!!!

  • Shepherd

    “The Following is Alcatrazing”

    I do hope this word catches on.

  • rob60990

    THE FLOPOWING. hehehehee :D

  • BigBrotherFan


    That was a really REALLY bad episode. I guess it was real bad for me because I was starting to really like the dynamics of the love TRIO and kept me on the edge of my seat as to if one of them was gonna turn and kill eachother, also I felt bad for PAUL. They where doing a good job of making him more human and torn. They have ruined that character 100% now and I’m not really rooting for anyone at this point. Gosh, I guess the new dynamic added to WILL was okay but no enough for me to care about his character.

    Of course I am still rooting for it and will watch it but last night episodes ruined a lot of the GREAT things from last weeks episode in terms of the love triangle. It’s no wonder ratings went down. I will watch though because prior episodes have been amazing!

  • Edward

    I have half hours.

  • silvit

    Every 8 pm show does that.

  • halloween

    all of those won’t get renewed…unless CW opts for short 13 episode orders instead of 22

  • Petar Ivanov

    HIMYM is already renew for final season so ratings are irrelevant for that show anymore. Rules was down a lot. Will be on Partners teritory before The voice. The voice will kills again when returns in march. Monday is NBC day now.

  • Remote Patrolled

    I’m liking The Following – but not loving it.

    The gay kidnappers love triangle is by far the most interesting aspect of the show – the rest of the show is fairly standard procedural for me

  • Win

    it’s actually, The Flopping. @rob60990.
    If you’re gonna troll, at least do it right.

  • Ben

    CBS Should renew Rules of Engagement. It’s doing a far better in it’s time slot than Partners and the network has been relying on it for years when it has a half hour they need it to fill. CBS should also renew everything else they air on Monday night as well, as I am sure they will.

  • s0303

    time to put a fork in 90210, it doesn’t deserve a final season…if the cw renews 90210 over batb, i’m not going to be happy…

    i love the following…i hope it doesn’t fall much further…

    bachelor is doing really well…

  • BigBrotherFan


    Yeah, but they next to near ruined that last night… :s

  • JacobYates

    Bring back Terra Nova! The show that O’Mara is in (Vegas) is likely cancelled so he will be open for signing to a contract. Before Terry says anything, fox could have put the show on midseason and could’ve gotten 20 episodes produced by then. Your argument was and always will be invalid. Find some other show to point out the flaws with. I hear Touch is open.

  • BigBrotherFan

    What’s 90210’S SPECIAL FLOP NAME?


  • Sean


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