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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  • Charmed

    When are the finals getting posted?

  • Judy912

    ‘Castle’ was nothing short of AMAZING last night. Nathan Fillion’s preformance was EMMY worthy and should be even more so with the conclusion of this 2 part episode. As for promotion of this episode….I only saw it advertised once during the entire week before hand with no talk show appearances by the stars of the series. ‘Castle’ earned it’s ratings solely from very limited promotions and it’s loyal viewers. This series keeps getting better and better with each installment. Count me as a loyal viewer and I only just starting watching this series since September 2012. My stupidity for not catching it from the beginning in March 2009.

  • Kari

    At least Castle is able to take advantage of a good lead in. Hawaii Five-0 , as always, is wasting the time slot. CBS comedy block is still strong, even with ROE there, but Hawaii Five-0 is killing the numbers for the network at 10 pm.
    The Following is excellent. The ending yesterday was terrific. Happy with the numbers. Well deserved, KB is doing a great job,

  • Ateofi

    Year right. When Castle is losing 0.8 to its lead in that it is ” taking advantage” but when H50 does similar thing then it is “wasting its time slot”. Now, that’s what I call “rational and unbiased comment” :)

  • Nicole

    I agree with the person who said cancel the whole CW Network lol That would be great. We will see that happen id put money on it.

  • Zach

    Hey good for Castle, I was wondering who would win out — a big guest start on Five-0 or a two part storyline….

  • Lauren

    @Steven Hack

    “HoD is cheap to make,cheaper than Nikita”

    “Prove it.”

    Stupidest post of the day!!

  • RandomCommentor

    What’s with all comments about Bones being a bad lead-in? It’s FOX’s highest rated drama (outside of the following itself, of course) – even with a 2.1 it will probably easily place in 2nd unless glee jumps half a rating point. Sure, you can be remiss about how bad FOX’s ratings are currently but it is relative ratings that matter.

    The only other option is to have a comedy or AI before it – however Bones is doing better than all non-Sunday comedies as well!

  • Dawn


    H50 actually lost 1.1 in the ratings and fell drastically in viewers compared to its lead in. This is actually a “good” week for H50 in terms of amount of loss. Castle is usually w/i .5 of the demo and always above in viewers for the Bachelor and at least H50 has a consistent lead in all year. Castle has to deal with multiple lead ins throughout the year and no promotion from ABC.

  • Ateofi

    I agree with you about Castle, but I just know the poster Kari. She will always write H50 is wasting its time slot no matters how well the show does in ratings and that’s has become irritating :(

  • Kari


    It doesn’t really matter much. Castle and H50 are not competing with each other. Castle is a better performer for abc than Hawaii Five O for CBS, when compared to the rest of the shows in their respectively networks.
    Right now Hawaii five 0 is the cbs 10 pm show with the weakest competiton and the highest lead in. So the numbers make it an underperformer. And imagine when Revolution comes back. Probably a 1.8 demo.

  • Charmed

    When will the finals come in?

  • Ultima

    When will the finals come in?

    Tomorrow; there’s still a backup due to Presidents’ Day.


    @ Kari

    Yeah 5-0’s ‘weak’ competition is your beloved Castle —— enjoy Castle’s huge win @ 2.2 – but it’s been number 2 pretty consistantly (by the way, final numbers haven’t posted)

    I don’t understand your constant bashing of 5-0; I for one wish both shows success

  • panda22

    ^ nikita – toss up……..wtf?

    Hart Of Dixie….likely, eh?

  • Dawn

    Not saying Castle won’t adjust down, but it hasn’t in several months, and same with H50 not adjusting up. That usually only happens when there are sports events airing.

  • Kate

    I’m so happy to see Castle up! What a fantastic episode last night. Fingers crossed for a season high next week.

  • v

    CW is already changing, moving away from soaps, which have been flopping for years now.
    Guess CW Monday block will be new next year.

  • Flavs

    Finally, some good numbers for Castle. totally deserved it for sure… awesome episode. I hope this second half of the season keeps improving even further.

  • SecretShame

    The question about which of Nikita or Hart of Dixie cost more to make made me wonder if the person asking had ever seen either show.

    HoD has zero in the way of special effects, no real action sequences, is shot entirely on a studio backlot with preexisting sets and has no cast members who are likely to be on unusually large salaries. It may quite possibly be the cheapest scripted show on network television per minute aired. Unless they have a truly outrageous formal shorts budget or something.

    That by no means guarantees that it will be renewed. No show which customarily gets a 0.6 can really be entirely safe. Even on the CW. But if production cost is a factor, then it’s always going to be one that’s in its favour. I’m not sure why the comparison was with Nikita, mind you, as Nikita is even more likely to be renewed, albeit for entirely different reasons.

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