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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  • Rocku

    Mike & Molly is the big FAT loser last night, it TIED with the BACHELOR!!!! The Bachelor (on Season 17) tied with Mike & Molly (Season 3)

  • BigBrotherFan


    haha Like 9021-OUT! haha Good one!

  • WoWza

    HIMYM got a 3.2? Ha. Cancelled. It dropped a whole point almost. Clearly itts a goner.

  • Win

    I thought it was just me, last season was so hit and miss. This season, minus naomi and max’s downfall, has actually been pretty solid. It’s just too little, too late for fans.


    CBS is seriously down but by no means “out”

    NBC hits season low w/ TBL, Deception up but seriously “out”

    Bones keeps chugging for FOX, but now the Following is slugging

    ABC has a serious bright spot w/ the Bachelor & Castle is what it is

    CD may be a keeper for the CW

  • Dude

    Happy about Deception. It will still undoubtedly be cancelled but I feel like it’s in a ratings range where it makes sense to let the entire season play out. Hoping it can stay here or even go up in future weeks.

  • WoWza

    It needs to stop dropping now, though. It will.

    It might even gain? If FOX doesnt move it , it will premire big next season too. Its the fourth episode? Its getting to the point where it drops naturally but rises in a few weeks for this kind of suspenseful show.

  • matt

    Down goes HIMYM. CBS needs some new comedies. Decline of their current ones (except BBT) are happening

  • Petar Ivanov

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

    ME: Will survive. But on fox fridays. ANd who knows may be will be like Grimm in fridays. Rouch is more dead=

    @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.

    ME: This was funny. Rules will be on Partners levels before The voice returns. And Partners is waaaay cheaper as any new sitcom than rules. This is it. Watch it 100 episodes are fair enough for this comedy on cbs. Moms will take gold 8:30 Monday slot next season.

  • WoWza

    The Following could of premiered to a 2.4 guys. Its fourth episode seettling at a 2.4 for a down week overall isnt bad.

  • gerry

    its all going to come down to batb and tcd. nikita is fine. HoD is stable so i don’t see that going anywhere either. if cw just gets rid of 90210 and cult doesn’t do well, i think tcd is ok for renewal (as long as it doesn’t adjust down – it needs to keep showing signs of growth).

  • Sammy01


    Bones is in its 8th season and has been rating basically at 2.2 all year (15 episodes). The Following has aired 4 Eps and is already down a whole ratings point.

    You cant compare a show that has steady ratings in its 8th year to one which has yet to find its base level ratings in its 1st.

  • matt

    Biggest Loser is tumbling

  • John

    The Following is heading the way of Alcatraz and Terra Nova.

  • BigBrotherFan

    I actually didn’t mind “Partners” I think if they had casted someone less annoying that Michael Urie it would of done okay…Was Matt Bomer too busy with WHITE COLLAR?

  • Shepherd

    Virtually everything is down big except Deception and a few other shows. could Deception be NBC’s Scandal?

    No surprise The Following is Down. Any show as over-hyped as this one was bound to fall quickly; and yet the people laughed when we said it would pull an Alcatraz.
    While is nice to see TCD down, it looks like I was probably wrong about it being one and done.
    Wow, that’s a huge tumble for HIMYM! I don’t recall anything special on my list of cable shows last night, but I’m curious to see if there was anything that might explain this.

  • Skylar James

    BATB will probably crash and burn this week with Valentines

  • rob60990

    “Everything was down yesterday except the already cancelled deception.”

    And The Bachelor & Castle…

    “HIMYM got a 3.2? Ha. Cancelled. It dropped a whole point almost. Clearly itts a goner.”

    HIMYM is in its 8th season and has an audience. The Following has no stable audience. They’re dropping like FLIES.

  • JacobYates

    No. its heading the way of Alcatraz, not Terra Nova. Terra Nova stabilized mid season. Alcatraz just dropped and didn’t stop.

  • Tim

    Hawaii 50 a 2.1. Such a winner. LMAO
    CSI Miami numbers for a repeat. Good job !

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