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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  • karin

    Good for ABC, bad for CBS, pathetic for FOX

  • She

    Every CW’s show deserves to be canceled.
    Why not to kilk them all?
    Why not to kill whole CW?

    Haha :)

  • matt

    In the future FOX won’t have to worry about competing with The Voice. Kevin Bacon said he still wants to explore movie roles, so subsequent seasons will only be about 15 episodes, so they can schedule it around The Voice

  • Brandy

    @vcoolwater,HoD is cheap to make,cheaper than Nikita and will not Likley fall to 0.4s as Nikita did in late season two and I think if they renewed Nikita at 0.4 for two seasons of declining ratings, they will Likley renew HoD too Nikita was two seasons away last year with awful ratings end of season…Espcially since CW needs to make money from other ways than ad revue and part of CW is CBS, a company all about syndicating shows.
    @Kavyn, Nikita had 0.2 for 3.2
    @vcoolwater, DVr , online viewing ,onDemand viewing, iTunes all mater a lot to CW, they don’t just look at ratings.Part of the reason HoD was renewed was because of doing well online(per Deadline)& Pedowitz said at TCAs”pleased with its vid,DVr performance”
    @Panda, no.The finale has already been written and they film it in a couple weeks.One of the writers said”a lot of drama” about it on twitter so I doubt they’ve written it as series finale.
    Kongujala7, I agree

  • Lauren

    Thanks Brandy! I co-sign.


    Great for The Following! Suspected it would have dropped like Alcatraz/Touch/Terra Nova did. It’s locked for renewal. Bones did solid as well for a 8 year old show.

  • Bizarro

    I agree with B&TB being down on VD but the CW only takes international viewership for shows that are in their second or later seasons. I remember last year a show that was cancelled called Ringer aired in over 40 countries worldwide and was getting picked up by more countries when the ratings went down and after it was cancelled. The CW though takes in affect more with DVR numbers with are huge for HoD, it raises the show up to a .9 usually. The CW does care about being cheap but you have 3 somewhat cheap shows and two (maybe 3) with somewhat stable ratings. It’s going to come down more to DVR data (90210 has been renewed because of it), social (the CW loves raving about it), Online viewership, syndication and to a lesser extent international viewership (usually if you make it past the first season). Yea Ringer did cost a lot but not really anyone was paying any attention to TSC and Hart internationally.

  • Charmed

    When do the finals get released? And what was TCD’s half hours?

  • Call me a hiperflop

    I don’t see Beauty and The Beast renewed.
    This show is getting worse and worse.

  • Carter R.

    90210 IS a network show right?

  • Cara

    The Bachelor is close to the season finale, giving Castle a slight lift. Castle (part one of a two part episode) also ran over by 1 minute. This show will get adjusted in the final ratings. Many people went away for a long holiday weekend. Yesterday was also President’s Day holiday!

  • Ateofi

    Ca?o me a hiperflop
    First of all I will say you have interesting user name :) Also I agree with you about Beauty and the beast, this show is horrendous. It’s worse even than Revolution.

  • Cara

    @Diane! I totally agree with you! It always seems like that here!

  • gustavo

    Goodbye 90210!:0,2 for a new episode,that’s very low even for CW.

  • Mike

    Both ABC and CBS could do better at 10 PM.
    But considering ,lead ins, and that ABC is the Number 4th network while CBS isn’t , and that H50 is probably 10 times more expensive than Castle, I say Castle is doing great for abc but no H50 for CBS.
    And I don’t see where CBS is planning to put H50, other than the trash can. Numbers are dreadful .

  • Kavyn

    @Brandy fair enough, I forgot about that one. But at least the reasons why were reasonable, including an incredibly incompatible lead-in (ANTM) and Friday factor :)

  • Richard Steven Hack

    90210 – doomed.

    The Carrie Diaries – doomed.

    The Following – soon to be adjusted back up to “Likely to Be Renewed” on the Renew/Cancel Index… :-) Personally I think the guys should wait until a real trend is established – say, over the next three episodes – before adjusting its position.

    Castle was pretty good – did NOT see Paris, France, coming! :-) And I agree, Nathan did a great job in this episode. He got a chance to be something other than the laid-back, self-absorbed, clever, snarky rich guy which he usually is.

  • Hardline_Pro

    Yay The Following went up. :)

  • Brandy

    @Lauren, Welcome

  • Richard Steven Hack

    Brandy: Yeah, yeah – we’ve heard it all before. You like 90210 and hate Nikita, despite the fact the neither one has anything to do with the other and neither one will influence the other’s renewal or cancellation.

    “HoD is cheap to make,cheaper than Nikita”

    Prove it.

    “and will not Likley fall to 0.4s as Nikita did in late season two”

    It will if it goes to Fridays. And with the ratings it’s getting, it can’t stay where it is.

    “and I think if they renewed Nikita at 0.4 for two seasons of declining ratings, they will Likley renew HoD too”

    No comparison. There is no evidence HoD has the same syndication potential as Nikita. I’m not saying it doesn’t – just that there’s no evidence. Nikita WAS renewed with awful ratings, which pretty much proves there was syndication potential. No such evidence YET exists for HoD until it DOES get renewed for a third season.

    “they don’t just look at ratings”

    Again, ALL those other things are miniscule compared to ratings.

    “Pedowitz said at TCAs”pleased with its vid,DVr performance””

    Take TV execs statements with a huge barrel of salt.

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