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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  • ateofi

    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.
    CBS has not only problem with their 10 pm shows, but also with introduction of new shows in other time slots. Partners were pulled of the schedule after 7 episodes, Made in Jersey was cancelled after just 2 episodes. As for 10 pm: Vegas is dead and Elementary is seriously underperforming considering it’s aired on the strongest CBS evening of the week. The network virtually killed The Mentalist and The Good Wife after shifting these shows to sunday. Monday night H50 was seriously demagd by putting Partners and currently Rules of Engagements are doing as good as CBS hoped. The big bang theory reruns got better ratings than RoE and boosted the whole monday night way better. CBS will have some serious troubles after their old flag shows like: NCIS, CSI, TBBT, TAHM, Criminal Minds are finally cancelled. It will be very hard to introduce new shows with such big viewership and ratings.

  • ateofi

    I’m with you on this one. Out of new CBS shoes currently I can only Person of interest getting third season.

  • FLOP all over

    “TCD will be uber lucky if its renewed. Its ratings are the worst out of HOD/BATB/TCD trio, and its the furthest away from syndication”

    LOL yeah but Batb is only one tenth up and it lost to TCD’s 0.7 a couple weeks ago, plus it has a strong lead-in so batb is the one in most danger, it’s screwed

  • FLOP all over

    “@Charmed: BATB doesn’t get 0.4?s.”

    It will pretty soon. For now it gets pathetics 0.5s with the beast lead-in the cw can provide. Awful much?

  • Tina

    I think the CW should contact TNT and get a syndication deal for Carrie Diaries. Those deals are the reason shows as H50 are still around. A 2 demo for CBS on a Monday night after the powerful comedy block , that should had been a quick cancelation. OMG, CSI Miami, you are so much missed.

  • Tina

    CBS has trouble with their 10 pm shows because they are all weak bad shows and that includes the expensive H50 remake. That the old csi is doing better that the other 10 pm shows just says how bad the new CBS 10 pm shows are.
    Good shows are not lead in dependent , specially a show as h50, that, in the 3rd season should had a loyal audience. And it doesn’t. Chose your ending, Live Tweeting, another post game spot, weekly guest stars. No much more CBS can do. Wish they did the same for Elementary.
    Actually Elementary is doing better than h50 .
    Abc has not trouble at 10 pm with Scandal. And same goes for NBC with Revolution.
    Blame the bad quality of the shows, writting and acting, for CBS troubles at 10 pm.
    CBS needs better shows. That doesn’t mean expensive stunts or pretty faces with no acting skills .. It means good actors and good writting. As Homeland, part of cbs

  • Ateofi

    NBC Revolution has good ratings thanks to The Voice, anymore who thanks differently is delusional. Also, I don’t think CBS has bad shows at 10 pm. All of them are much better than what other networks have to offer, except Castle. Bad ratings doesn’t always mean bad show and good ratings don’t always account for a good show. Look at The good wife. It’s the best scripted and acted drama currently on ANY NETWORK. Also, Revolution is by far the worst new show, except Beauty and the beast.
    As for H50, I like this cheesy show because it’s fun escapism and yes it has pretty faces who can also act. It has radiculous action stunts and beautiful Hawaian scenerii. I have enough of dark dramas, when I want to see one I watch cable!!!
    Finally, sitcoms have the best ratings, not well written dramas so just cut the crap, because your arguments fall flat.

  • Ruan

    “NBC Revolution has good ratings thanks to The Voice, anymore who thanks differently is delusional.”

    “Also, Revolution is by far the worst new show”


    Revolution was very hyped before premiering. It was the most buzzed new show of the season. “The Voice” does give it a boost, but even if it were to air in a different schedule, it’d still average high 2’s. Buzzed shows aren’t necessarily lead-in dependent, just see “The Following”.

    As to it being the worst new show, well, let’s just say that’s debatable. The pilot was the worst episode, though, I’ll give you that, but the show’s gone only upwards from there. The fall finale was edge-of-your-seat television, not to mention how the show has always had perfect balance between the action scenes and the tension-packed ones.

  • steve


    The Good Wife was shifted to sundays because its always underperformed the only reason its still on the air is critical claim and the possabilty of getting it into sydincation.

    The Mentalist wasnt killed by moving it to sundays it was killed when it was moved away from NCIS so NCIS LA could take its place and it was underperforming last season and thats the reason it was moved to sundays you put either show in any other timeslot theyed do the same ratings as they have been in other slots and done no better than they currently are.

  • Justin

    Anyone know when Monday’s final numbers are revealed?

  • Ateofi

    No way Revolution would score ratings in high 2’s without The Voice. It was already on downward trend since episode seven. Episodes 8 and 9 scored 2.6 demo and barely 7 milion viewers. Episode 10 was an improvement due to The Voice increase and the fact it was midseason finale. Sorry, but Revolution after very strong premiere would collapse must not as fast as Deception.

  • Melissa


    Also, I don’t think CBS has bad shows at 10 pm. All of them are much better than what other networks have to offer, except Castle.

    Don’t forget ABC’s Scandal. I think that drama has been the highest rated 10pm show in recent weeks.

  • Anik

    The Carrie Diaries is an awesome show and it should be renewed!
    It doesn’t have awful storylines that would never happen in real life (like 90210 does) and because of that it’s boring?

  • Grey

    Okay, I know Monday was a holiday but it’s a little ridiculous at how long it’s taking for the Monday final ratings to come in. Good grief. It’s not like it was Christmas day in the middle of the week. Is Nielsen just a one person operation these days? (Hmm, that would explain certain things.) ;D

  • Judy912

    Please post the Monday Night FINAL numbers. Dying to see the final numbers as to whether ‘Castle’ held up to the preliminary results.

  • Judy912

    Thank you for posting the FINAL numbers for Monday night. ‘Castle’ went up a tenth of a point to 2.3/6 and drew 9.85 million viewers overall. Now that was worth waiting for.

  • Jeanne Konek

    Why cancell Vegas and keep that STUPID show How I Met Your Mother on? I thought Vegas was the #1 new show? So the “kids” don’t watch it – they shouldn’t – they should be studing or going to bed at 10:00. But most of the Adults, I have surveyed, watch, and really enjoy this show. Why do you always have shows on that just the “teens/youngsters” like to watch? Can’t the adults have one show that we can watch without all of the no-brainer dialog that HIMYM and a lot of your other shows have? At least give Vegas a chance.

  • Castle Lover

    Glad Castle finally did good in the ratings this week the show is the best show on television. This weeks episode was terrific can’t wait for part 2 it should be as action packed as part 1.

  • tropolite

    The Following… Episode six cooked it for me.

    So out there for stupidity it’s over for me. Initially I thought it had potential but not any more.

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