TV Ratings Monday: 'The Following' Rises, 'How I Met Your Mother' Up, '2 Broke Girls' Down, 'Castle' Beats 'Hawaii Five-0'

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February 19th, 2013

Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 2.8/7 2.8/7 2.5/6 1.8/5 1.6/4 0.3/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 2.3/7 1.8/6 2.1/6 1.3/4 1.3/4 0.3/1
Total Viewers (million) 9.376 9.234 8.312 4.774 3.848 .863


CBS and ABC tied for number one with adults 18-49 while ABC was number 1 with total viewers.

On CBS, How I Met Your Mother earned a 3.4 up 6 percent from last week's 3.2 adults 18-49 rating. Rules of Engagement garnered a 2.8 adults 18-49 rating, even with last week. 2 Broke Girls scored a 3.4 adults 18-49 rating down 6 percent from last week's 3.6. Mike & Molly notched a 3.1 up 3 percent from last week's 3.0 adults 18-49 rating. Hawaii Five-0 scored a 2.0 down 5 percent from last week's 2.1 adults 18-49 rating.

On FOX, Bones earned a  2.1 adults 18-49 rating down 5 percent from last week's 2.2. The Following scored a 2.8 up 17 percent from last week's 2.4 among adults 18-49. Your predictions were too pessimistic.

On ABC, The Bachelor garnered a 3.0 up 11 percent from last week's 2.7 adults 18-49 rating. Part one of a heavily promoted two-part Castle earned a 2.2 up ten percent from last week's 2.0 adults 18-49 rating.

On NBC, The Biggest Loser earned a 2.1 adults 18-49 rating up 5 percent from last week’s season low 2.0. Deception notched a 1.2 adults 18-49 rating, even with last week.

On the CW, The Carrie Diaries garnered a 0.4, down 20 percent from last week's 0.5 adults 18-49. 90210 earned a 0.2, down 33 percent from last week's 0.3 adults 18-49 rating

Broadcast primetime ratings for Monday, February 18, 2013:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rtg/Shr Viewers (millions)
8:00 CBS How I Met Your Mother 3.4/10 8.85
ABC The Bachelor  (8-10:00PM) 3.0/8 9.23
FOX Bones 2.1/6 8.32
NBC The Biggest Loser (8-10PM) 2.1/5 5.56
CW The Carrie Diaries 0.4/1 1.20
8:30 CBS Rules of Engagement 2.8/7 8.14
9:00 CBS 2 Broke Girls 3.4/8 10.11
FOX The Following 2.8/7 8.31
CW 90210 0.2/0 0.53
9:30 CBS Mike & Molly 3.1/8 10.33
10:00 ABC Castle 2.2/6 9.67
CBS Hawaii Five-0 2.0/5 8.99
NBC Deception 1.2/3 3.20


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," 2.8/7; CBS's "Late Show with David
> Letterman," 2.5/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.0/5.
> * In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49
> Wednesday results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.7/4; "Late
> Show," 0.7/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.8/4.
> * From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET Wednesday night, ABC's "Nightline"
> averaged a 1.2/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/3 in 18-49 in
> the Local People Meters.
> * From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.3/4
> in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig
> Ferguson" (1.2/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late
> Night" (0.4/2 in 18-49) tied "Late Late Show" (0.4/3).
> * At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/3 in
> metered-market households and a 0.2/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25
> markets with local people meters.


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Time Shifted Viewing – Program ratings for national sources are produced in three streams of data – Live, Live+Same Day (Live+SD) and Live+7 Day. Time shifted figures account for incremental viewing that takes place with DVRs. Live+Same Day (Live+SD) include viewing during the same broadcast day as the original telecast, with a cut-off of 3:00AM local time when meters transmit daily viewing to Nielsen for processing. Live+7 Day ratings include incremental viewing that takes place during the 7 days following a telecast.

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  • Tom

    @Leoben Conoy

    The Walking Dead has some of the worst characters on television. I stopped watching because of them. They make Ryan Hardy look like Walter White.

    Homeland is just as contrived and unrealistic as TF. Carrie and Brody’s love story is way too soapy and ludicrous. Speaking about forced… It’s too ridiculous to be out there with the real great shows like Six Feet Under, The Wire, Breaking Bad, etc. If we’re gonna be TV snobs, let’s be ones all the way…

    I actually really like Revenge, but quality-wise I wouldn’t say it’s in a different league than TF. They’re both very entertaining shows. Scandal sucks.

    You’re entitled to your own opinion, obviously, but I think it’s ridiculous some people hate TF so much like it’s 2 Broke Girls or something. It has some issues to work out, but it’s been entertaining regardless.

  • Rob Pollard

    Wow, I was way off on the Following. It will definitely get renewed, as it seems very unlikely to dip anywhere below 2.0 for an extended period.

    Still disappointed in the show’s quality (as quality doesn’t equal ratings), but that’s a separate discussion. It’s got the ratings for a season 2.

  • Jt

    If its gets renewed i could see a 6-8 episode order with it aring in late summer.

  • poweranimals

    Well TCD is screwed. Hopefully it’s adjusted up cause that’s kinda ridiculous.

  • Leoben Conoy


    Perhaps I shouldnt have included Revenge. This season has been an unmitigated disaster. But last year, it was fun fantastic tv.

    And Homeland was probably a mistake too. That show in reality is just a fancy version of 24.

    And Walking Dead, say what you will. But for a show about zombies? The show is 1000 times more realistic and logical and grounded in reason, than The Following.

    But for the record I do not hate The Following at all. And I am still on board to watch the entire season.

    I just think its sos, but really has/had? the potentional to be something much greater.

    For instance, when Joe put the call in for reinforcements last night via his Lawyers ‘statement’? I realllly was hoping for something much much more than what we got.

    I dont want to get into it because I honestly cant without spoiling the heck out of last nights episode.

  • Nick

    The Following is doing better than The Flop Factor. How could it not be renewed?

  • Mark


    That wouldn’t be that bad an idea. The CW to me has to do some outside the box thinking when it comes to TV programming. First run programming in the summer(which allows them to promote newer shows) is not that bad an idea.

  • Leoben Conoy

    *sos = so so (lol I dont need rescue!)

  • panda22

    OMG @ 90210!! :(

    0.2….needs to be cancelled NOW!

  • Lee Holt

    Good for The Following, and I want to point out that Bones has actually beat The Following the last three weeks In total viewers although I know that isn’t as important to most of you. Being in its eighth season, however, I still find that info pretty awesome.

  • Rachel

    my mouth dropped when i saw 90210’s numbers.

  • panda22

    @ Rachel…mine too!
    I am getting a VERY bad feeling about Bunheads ratings in a few hours now,


  • tahina

    Castle episode first part last night one of the best. Next second parter will be even more amazing. Deserving ratings. Bring it on! :)

  • Cadburycreamegg

    You know why Deception is failing? All the female characters are stupid and vulnerable and the ones that act strong just posture and talk trash. The women do NOTHING, they’re all dependent on the Bowers men. Yuck.

  • ateofi

    I have read plenty of critical opinons concerning the “gun shop scene” in H50 and some people claimed they would not watch again, because the show is “political”. I find it radiculous to drop the show because of three lines on guns. Then again US audience is very touchy about gun issues, so who knows? It may have hurt the ratings.

  • MichaelChickless

    Didn’t Castle have a marathon on one of the cable channels over the 3-day weekend?

  • Elena

    Castle is NEITHER heavily promoted by ABC nor dependent on its lead-in. It is so rare to see a commercial on ABC for Castle. Seriously. Watch ABC throughout the week and see how many times you see an ad for Castle. I would say you could count the Castle promos on one hand. As for the lead-in dependency theory, Castle’s numbers have remained steady whether DWTS or The Bachelor is ahead of it. It is consistently one of ABC’s most-watched shows…in fact, on average this season, it is ABC’s most-watched drama and the 2nd most-watched scripted show behind Modern Family. Considering its lead-in changes twice throughout the season yet it still manages to maintain its loyal audience, how can anyone say Castle is lead-in dependent? Give me a break.

    Oh, and Chris, I am so tired of reading your insane and non-sensical Castle-bashing posts. Is Castle benefitting from its syndication on TNT? Probably…but that’s kind of the point of running a current show in syndication. So, why should that be a criticism? Castle might be gaining new viewers because of its run on TNT because it’s a quality show that people actually want to watch. There’s a reason that Castle is TNT’s biggest ratings getter these days, right? In addition, who cares of H50 is going to be on TNT in syndication in 2014? Good for H50…but how does that have any bearing on Castle now? I don’t get where you’re going with that. Talk about Fan Excuse Bingo…the game you’re playing is all about why Castle sucks and should be canceled. That’s a losing game you’re playing and you should just quit while you’re ahead.

  • Chris

    If Castle isn’t a lead-in dependent show, then there’s no such thing as a lead-in dependent show.

  • panda22

    Does 90210 have time to write and arc a proper finale?

  • Mia

    Hawaii 50 OUCH ! LMAO
    This show is such a beast, LOL

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