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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Fast Affiliate Ratings: These first national ratings, including demographics, are available at approximately 11 AM (ET) the day after telecast, and are released to subscribing customers daily. These data, from the National People Meter sample, are strictly time-period information, based on the normal broadcast network feed, and include all programming on the affiliated stations, sometimes including network programming, sometimes not. The figures may include stations that did not air the entire network feed, as well as local news breaks or cutaways for local coverage or other programming. Fast Affiliate ratings are not as useful for live programs and are likely to differ significantly from the final results, because the data reflect normal broadcast feed patterns. For example, with a World Series game, Fast Affiliate Ratings would include whatever aired from 8-11PM on affiliates in the Pacific Time Zone, following the live football game, but not game coverage that begins at 5PM PT. The same would be true of Presidential debates as well as live award shows and breaking news reports.

Rating: Estimated percentage of the universe of TV households (or other specified group) tuned to a program in the average minute. Ratings are expressed as a percent.

Share (of Audience): The percent of households (or persons) using television who are tuned to a specific program, station or network in a specific area at a specific time. (See also, Rating, which represents tuning or viewing as a percent of the entire population being measured.)

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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  • Paul

    Wow – 90210 is not getting a 13 episode final season. Goodbye 90210. 0.2???? SERIOUSLY? And I am sure there is some NBA or NHL market that aired on CW somewhere.

  • Greg

    Woah, okay, there’s NO way 90210 comes back. CW should just announce the end and start promoting it like crazy the final episodes. This is embarrasing.

    ABC tying for number 1. Wow!

  • JacobYates

    How does 90210 get a .2/0?

  • zth

    Can 90210 decrease further to a 0.1 next week? That would be epic. I actually want a final season, so that it could hit 0.0’s.

  • Dóchas

    90210 is just a joke. Just cancel it already and let Matt Lanter find another series where hopefully, his acting will catch up with his looks.

  • mesjarch

    Wow Chris, you sure love to find excuses to show how great CBS is and how terrible ABC is. Same thing every week.

  • Steph

    Castle was fantastic last night! well deserved ratings. I can’t help but laugh at the thought of a heavily promoted Castle. yeah right.

  • Nasir

    People slagging off h50 only cos castle beat it last night. Relax castle will be backs to the 1s next week. Lool at 90210. I was disapointed with the first 2eps of thr following. So am letting it load up to the full 15eps so ii can watch it in one go

  • Sean

    NOOO!!! I LOVE Deception!!! PLEASE DONT CANCEL! NBC’s only show that they promote Smash is getting the SAME ratings with ALOT of promotion!

  • matt

    FOX is probably wondering why they tried to make Mob Doctor happen in the fall

  • Samunto

    ABC’s average is 2.6 Not 2.8!!

    Great for The Following!

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  • Joe

    Goodbye 90210!
    Goodbye The Carrie Diaries!

    Hello Hart of Dixie Season 3 :)

  • Nothin

    SHAME. “The Carrie Diaries” & “Deception” were actually good.

    “90210” episode was lame. The ending was weird. And there’s so many weird storylines (Silver and her baby , Liam and his Stress , Navid being a part of a new “team” , Annie-Naomie’s Brother , ..)

  • fringewillget5seasons

    HF0 is lile incapable of actually being a hit.

    90210 omg lmao time for it to go. Start writing the series finale.

    Following with an unexpected perk back up.

  • I LOVE TV!

    It’s kinda sad seeing a show like The Bachelor to have a 3.0 18-49

  • RockStarz

    If Beauty and the Beast could manage to hit 0,7 at the end of the season, CW could renew it and ship it off to Friday.

    I think, CW could do this next year:

    New Show (Company Town? Just a regular drama, audience flow with HOD)
    Hart of Dixie

    New Show
    New Show

    *I think two new shows are the best idea. Arrow and SPN should stay together and CW doesn’t have another ‘good’ lead-ins*


    The Vampire Diaries
    New Show (The Originals! I’m sure of it! :D)

    Beauty and the Beast

    4 new shows in the fall (just one more than last fall), and 1 new show for midseason (just one less than this year) and cult for midseason (should it be a hit, when not – cancel it). Why two midseason-shows? Mark said last year, they want more shows, but the serialized shows only get 13eps per season [like cable].

    They need to repair their Monday & Tuesday, Wednesday is doing fine, Thursday and Friday need a good Lead-Out.

  • Ryan Schwartz

    MIKE & MOLLY ratings of this caliber (most watched show of the night) should be enough reason to convince CBS that this’ll eventually be their 8pm anchor once ‘HIMYM’ concludes. I’m convinced they’ll move it to 8:30 next season, premiering MOM at 9:30. 2 BROKE GIRLS might provide a better lead in. Just look at what happened to PARTNERS! I also think they’ll place a new or higher rated drama at 10 and slide Five-O to Sundays or Fridays. For those of you skeptics about new shows at 9:30 and 10pm, CBS did the same thing with MIKE & MOLLY and Five-O their debut seasons and they’re both still doing fine. My 10pm guess? BEVERLY HILLS COP.

    The alphabet network might wanna consider two BACHELOR cycles (Fall and Spring), and one DWTS cycle (midseason) if ratings for the latter don’t creep up towards the end of the 2013-14 season. It also might be time to send CASTLE packing… to Tuesdays that is. After 5 seasons, the show should be able to maintain its usual 2.0 demo Tuesdays at 9. They could still have DWTS results or BACHELOR as its lead in and allow them to swoop in Mondays at 10 next season when CBS is also likely to try something new. If ABC decides to move CASTLE, but don’t seek new programming for its vacant time slot, perhaps a veteran series? I don’t think SHIELD will premiere at 10pm or on Mondays. I think ABC will try and reinvigorate Sundays with it out of ONCE UPON A TIME at 9, with REVENGE at 10. I could also see ONCE and REVENGE sliding to 9 and 10, with SHIELD at 8. SHIELD will certainly bring in more male viewers than ONCE, and FAMILY GUY would likely be stiff competition at 9, more so than the aging SIMPSONS and BOB’S BURGERS.

  • Nothin

    I know , right. . There was a TON of promotions for “SMASH” last night.

  • Dean

    So Mike & Molly was the biggest show in terms of viewers last night? Not that it matters but happy with that.

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