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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  • Cara

    @Kari, please stop the bashing! I happen to love H50 and Castle, both are doing fine and are slightly different kind of crime dramas! CBS does not promote H50 much, only the Monday night comedies!

    @Sheri, I totally agree with you!

  • networkman

    CW should be announcing that 90210 is finishing its final season really soon.

    CBS has to be very concerned with Hawaii Five-O. It’s demo drop to 1.8 in the second half hour.

    Lastly, how pleased ABC must be with The Bachelor. It should really provide a great lead-in for Body of Proof. I wish Revenge could air after The Bachelor.

  • Deo

    I´m a Castle fan (loved last night episode) and I don´t understand neither agree with that “fight” with H50; let´s just hope both shows get renewed, so everybody is pleased:)
    Now, about the possible adjustments: someone posted the half hours being Castle – 2.3 / 2.2
    H50 – 2.1 / 1.9

    If Castle gets adjusted down I supose it won´t be more than 0.1, right? 2.1 is still good:)
    And if H50 adjusts up, I don´t think it’ll be more than 0.1…

  • networkman

    @bluejays, I agree that CBS is starting to have trouble in the 10pm hour. I suggested that the network move Criminal Minds to 10pm next season and some posters on this board took offense. Because I also suggested that Person of Interest would do better than Elementary at 10pm. I feel CBS should look into creating a two hour comedy block on Thursday because of how their dramas are starting to slip in the demo. I feel CBS could be much stronger but some bashed my suggestions last week. What do you think? I feel it is hard launching new shows in the 10pm hour now. Anyways, some shows are going to have to move, either to a new day or new hour. H5O being one of them.

  • Sparky

    Wow I don’t think I’ve ever seen a show get a 0.2/0 demo on the CW and that includes Nikita….

  • Dan S

    I feel a 2 hr comedy block on CBS Thur will happen. Finally their looking at several single cam shows that may well be worth checking out. I can easily see POI moving to Wed at 9pm moving CM to 10pm on Wed or Thur. Lower rated dramas like H50 & Elementary will relocate to either Sun or Fri in the fall.

  • Melissa


    Wow I don’t think I’ve ever seen a show get a 0.2/0 demo on the CW and that includes Nikita….

    Well, Nikita got a 0.2 rating on 10/26/12, but yes at least the share was 1.

  • randyaw

    Time to cancel something or rather.

  • Ben

    Vegas, CSI: NY, and The Good Wife will be cancelled

  • Madd

    I don’t think CW is a bad channel. Overall WB has or used to have decent shows and so did the UPN but them merging was the problem. Also it’s weird that CW who is half owned by CBS can’t get together a decent show. CBS being one of the highest rated channels. CW does have decent shows or had. Wednesday seems to be a good night for them. Arrow and Supernatural. Vampire diaries is good for them the rest should probably be cancelled maybe save for Nikita since it’s on it’s way to syndication. The problem was somewhere in the middle CW started to shift way too much as a teen soap network. They lost most of the good shows that actually had story or development and instead focused on shows with soap-like plots.

    I don’t have anything against 90210 or it’s fans but that show should have never been remade. I think remakes ruin originality. Even doing a completely different teen show would have made a much larger impact and challenged the writers to think of new ideas. Maybe next year the new show paired with Vampire Diaries should come before it. I don’t know putting something behind a show doesn’t let you see if it can even stand decently on it’s own, which is probably the most important.

    They should cancel all the shows save for the decently performing ones (Vampires, Arrow, Supernatural and Nikita) and just start fresh incorporate shows that are more adult that don’t only speak to teens but a broader audience. They need a show to pair with Nikita on Fridays. They need some smarter shows or shows that have a broader appeal.

  • alexjones

    Nikita did get a 0.2 once, thankfully it’s improved since then.

  • SMG4E

    Deception is hanging onto that 1.2! Its renewal chances are increasing.

  • Jillian

    @Sarah Bones will not go to Fridays unless it slips down into the 1.0s. I think a 2.1 is still pretty good considering it’s in season 8.

  • Eric_Philly

    All I know is that Nikita is suddenly one of the top 5 rated shows on the CW.

  • Holly


    All I know is that Nikita is suddenly one of the top 5 rated shows on the CW

    For a network that only airs 9 shows, top 5 isn’t very impressive.

  • Holly


    Also, aside from last week, it isn’t one of the top five. Since January it is in 7th place on the network.

  • forg

    0.2! Yikes!

  • Lucretia Lean Green

    CBS Needs to move H50 to Fridays, The Mentalist to Mondays

  • Doug

    90210 really collapsed. Jesus.

    IIRC, this is the first time we’ve ever seen a 0 share in primetime for a regularly scheduled network series during the traditional season. I don’t think that The LA Complex even hit that 0. And in viewers, that may well be the lowest number ever on the CW.

  • Jon

    I laugh when I see people call Hawaii 5-0 a flop. How can a show in it’s 3rd season be a flop. It’s almost a sure bet to see a 4th season.

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