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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  • aiden

    ohhh no 90210 i want my final season

  • Gabe

    Poor 90210… Hope they at least air the remaining episodes.

    Great news for the following, though :)

  • Oliver

    H50 has a big syndication deal, though, so it’ll just be moved to Friday or Sunday next season.

  • MDM

    The Following was EXCELLENT last night. Hasn’t been an hour of TV that action-packed and edge-of-your-seat since ABC’s Missing last year. Just great stuff. Glad it went up.

  • TomZ

    Wow the following did really good!
    What’s the difference between the 3.4/10 of HIMYM and the 3.4/8 of 2BG? Are they the same?

  • Paul P

    CBS is really down this season…

  • hello

    90210 officially cancelled by the end of the day? I mean it makes no sense keeping it on anymore.

  • Wright

    Now please cancel 90210 and TCD. The Following and Bones did OK. Hopefully both will rise in the final ratings.

  • Alan

    What the hell happened to The CW?

  • Ateofi

    Elementary slightly beats H50 in ratings but it is by no means a hit CBS expected it to be. One year old show can barely defeat three year old show which was double hit by Revolution and change of Monday night schedule. This is why people are so harsch on Elementary.

  • rob60990

    “ABC’s average is 2.6 Not 2.8!!”

    Wrong, I assume you did 3.0 + 2.2 divided 2 right? That makes no sense because The Bachelor is 2 hours.

    2.7 + 3.0 + 3.1 + 3.3 + 2.3 + 2.2 divided by 6 equals 2.76.

  • Nothin

    They should just end “Castle” already.

  • silvit

    Are people really championing a 2.3 out of a 3.3??? :lol:

    And at the same time judging just ok a 3.4 out of a 2.8…

  • BigFlop

    sorry for you, but Castle got better numbers when Revolution was on. the big problem is for h50.
    and Castle beat your Revenge, lol

  • Sarah


    “@Sarah Bones is already renewed. Why does their ratings even matter…”

    Because I don’t want it to be stuck on Fridays, especially if it will be the last season.

  • zth

    @hello: I agree, CW should just announce this afternoon that this is the final season of 90210. It might help the season finale to hit a 0.3-0.4, perhaps.

  • Glue

    It wouldn’t be fair for us 90210 fans if the show gets cancelled after this season which will probably end with a cliffhanger. :/

  • James D.

    Bachelor is definitely on a roll. Expected a decline this week following Tierra’s departure last week, so the .3 jump is a surprise. Definitely did not expect them to be ahead of Biggest Loser by 30% in both demo and overall. Having a likable “Bachelor” in Sean Lowe is a definite plus (last two Bachelors were dull as driftwood).

    TBL has lost a third in the demo since its premiere, and is on par with last season. Guess the Jillian return wasn’t the spark the show needed.

  • Guest

    I blame the new time slot for 90210 low numbers. I’m a fan and have been watching since the beginning and even i don’t watch because of the new time slot, instead I watch it online.

  • KS

    90210, The Carrie Diaries, Beauty and the Beast – All this shows need to be cancelled.

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