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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  • HR

    Doesn’t common sense dictate that a show is not really lead-in dependent when it performs consitently in the same range throughout the year and the same as it did the for the same episode airing the previous seasons? Also, doesn’t common sense dictate that if the first and second half hour numbers are similar the show really is appealing to its own audience. I mean if there was a huge jump for a show when the lead-in rises (e.g. if a show averaging a 2 whould jump to a 3) or if there were big decreases in the half hours, I could totally see it being very lead-in dependnet. But, in the 10pm hour, neither H50 or Castle seem to vary much in terms of their performance regardless of their lead-ins and their half hours stay pretty consistent.

  • CH2164

    woohoo TCD is a huge flop glad it was down 0.4 is pretty pathetic!


  • DaN

    lmao at Castle fans celebrating. H50 usually wins, so one week is not a big deal. Plus Castle will most likely be adjusted down and H50 will go up.

  • CastleFan (the original)

    Elena – Chris is just a troll, he’s only posting to get a reaction, best to ignore

  • Mari

    Castle heavily promoted… by the fans? Because other than that I didn’t see any different promotion coming from ABC than it gets every week.

  • CH2164

    hope 90210 just ends already seriously that’s coming from a fan,this season is just bad

  • Diane

    How come when Castle is ahead of H50 its a big deal, but when H50 beats out Castle, not a word. No one in this time slot is doing well, and all are below last year, so why do Castle fans, showing how the are lacking in class as usual, think they just won the lotto. I have nothing against someone rooting for a show they like, but stay in the real world. I could care less if Castle stays or not, but to be so worried about competition that you have to bring everything else down is truly pathetic. Try to be a human being.

  • Tom

    @Leoben Conoy

    I actually don’t think Revenge has been so bad this year. The show in general is a bit far-fetched, but almost always entertaining. I knew it would turn into a larger conspiracy after last year’s terrible finale and I knew the plane crash would end up being pointless.

    Other than that, I am willing to look over some incosistencies (like the Nolcorp-Greyson Global nonsense) for entertainment’s sake. Same way I’m giving The Following a pass (for now, anyway – I was close to quitting after the disasterous second episode). Revenge does seem to have a better lead character, though.

    I’ll admit I haven’t watched the last two seasons of TWD. I just thought the acting was so poor in the first season and the characters were incredibly bland and lifeless, like you could put a label on each one of them. TF suffers from the same problem, but I can take it for now. Maybe TWD has improved.

    I agree that TF could’ve been better. I just don’t think some plot conveniences are enough to kill a show. Prison Break for example (a much better show than TF) WAS amazing television IMO, even if it wasn’t “technically” the best. TF in particular hasn’t “amazed” me yet either, but everyone’s tastes are different.

  • Grey

    Wow, Diane, take a chill pill. Not “all Castle fans” are “bring[ing] everything else down.” Don’t blow a gasket or bust a jiblet. :-)

  • HR

    Wow, what is going on with this board today. I mean it is usually brutal but man it is down right terrible today. Claiming Castle fans lack class as usual and grouping them all together in a rant is as juvinelle as the comments intended to be attacked. Also, it brings folks down just as muck. I watch both shows on occasion and found maybe one comment to be deragatory. In fact, about 99% of the comments on here were phased as such, good for castle without even referenceing H50.

  • PurpleDrazi

    @ Oliver –

    “In a few short years, their entire audience is going to be 50+, and CBS will be screwed. They’re a demographic timebomb.”

    You are making the rediculous assumption that CBS will not pick up any new viewers during the upcoming years and that’s is just absurd.

  • Baaa!

    Castle will take the win as it should nice demo rise and it grew in viewers from Bach. H5O’s drop is a tad early for the season, but not a trend yet. Makes The Voice/Rev return to be even more interesting as Rev and H5O seemed to have more crossover in audience.

  • ateofi

    As a fan of both shows; H50 and Castle, I have to admit that this year discussions between the fans of both series are toned down. There is one, common enemy Revolution so there is not much of the fight between the fans. But of course, some inapropriate comments will appear.

  • Bizarro

    Sad for Carrie and 90210 but I want another season of Hart and Beauty!

  • Leoben Conoy


    Perhaps I am being too harsh on Revenge. But its first season so fresh and new and was just good stuff. That its easy to thrash its 2nd season.

    And Prison Break may have been one of the most entertaining shows on television at the time. I ADORED that show.

  • ateofi

    You are not the only one thinking how Revolution’s return will affect H50 ratings. And I have no optimistic predictions. H50 doesn’t have high enough ratings to drop from. The numbers will be below 2.0 when the show additionally enters rerun cycle.

  • Vcoolwater

    I do want to point out that Carrie Diaries might recieve the same fate as Nikita. Interanational market helped Nikita out. As long as CW makes money off the show somehow, they will renew it.

    If Carrie Diaries or Beatuy and the Beast overall makes more money than Hart of Dixie, that Hart will be cancelled. It doesn’t matter if Hart has more stable ratings than the other two.

    In additional, BatB might have been affected by Valentine’s Day. TVD was also down from normal usual levels it usually gets.

  • Nicole

    any news on switched at birth or bunheads ratings.

  • hanfran

    Wow @ 90210. Honestly nothing could ever beat the original I did really think that they would get a 6th season final goodbye but it’s gotten absolutely unbearable to watch these numbers are really embarrassing I don’t think i’ve ever seen anything like it.

    Also I do think that their new time slot might be a huge issue as well. Are they going to wait until the ratings get to a 0.1?

  • Nicole

    Looks like the carrie diares is dead as well as 90210.

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