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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  • Glue

    Oh My 90210… Why? It’s so good!

  • PHIL

    TCD falls, hoping it gets cancelled

  • gerry

    i feel like if TCD doesn’t adjust up, it might be gone. damn it.

  • Skylar James

    bye bye Carrie and 90210.

    The Bachelor did amazing, and ABC winning a Monday in how long?

  • vern

    CASTLE!!! Let’s go even higher for part 2 next week!

  • eridapo

    Here are the halves (per Marc Berman)

    The Bachelor 2.7 8.77/ 3.0 9.13/ 3.1 9.35/ 3.3 9.68
    Castle 9.78 2.3/ 2.2 9.55

    Bones 2.0 7.94/ 2.2 8.69
    The Following 2.8 8.36/ 2.9 8.26

    TCD .5 1.27/ .4 1.12
    90210 .2 .543 / .2 .520

    H50 2.1 9.19 / 1.8 8.80

    Biggest Loser 1.9 5.63 / 2.1 5.59/ 2.0 5.36/ 2.2 5.66
    Deception 1.3 3.40 /1.1 2.99

  • Emma

    @Sarah Bones is already renewed. Why does their ratings even matter. The show will end next year anyway. Their ratings are irrelevant.

  • matt

    The Following!!!! No more Alcatraz comparisons. Fox has a hit on their hands

  • Spike

    lololol @ 90210 demo and viewers. they may as well show ringtone commercials for an hour.

    and doesnt it have a 24 eps season as welll. :-o time to wrap this mess up

  • TJ

    Why is The Bachelor doing so well this cycle?

  • PurpleDrazi

    In the race between TCD and BaTB it seems like neither one wants to win. I don’t envy the CW right now. (well, I don’t envy them for a lot of reasons but making a decision between these two is one of them.)

  • Ateofi

    Castle had an excellent episode and these ratings are fully deserved. I am worried though about H50. These numbers are horrible :( It was a solid episode. Hopefully H50 will adjust up in the finals.

  • DenverDean

    H50 needs to move to Tuesday 10/9, put TM on Monday and ship Vegas to Sunday 10/9 to finish out season.

  • POI

    LOL @ TCD AND 90210

  • zth

    Nice – the Following will probably adjust up to 2.9, which would represent a half point increase over last week. No surprise here, expect a new series high next week after yesterday’s night amazing episode.

  • cromi

    bubye TCD, i won’t miss you.

    Even if Cult is a hit(which i hope so), Hart of Dixie will still be renewed yay!

  • Jay

    Bring back The LA Complex! :P

  • cas

    Glad the following rebounded. I can’t believe people still watch the Bachelor, I mean none of the couples work out, well I think 1 out of how many? I could see watching it if they did, but I guess everyone has a different taste.

  • Glue

    @Jeff (Canada)

    Two Broke Girls is higher In viewers and equal and demo. So 2BG Highest rated CBS Show of the night.

  • Lauren

    RIP 90210! RIP Carrie Diaries.

    I guess they’ll renew Cult, Hart Of Dixie, Nikita and maybe Beauty and the Beast even if the show doesn’t deserve it with its ratings.

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