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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  • AverageJoe

    Also, surprised that The Following was up (quite a bit I would say). Seems some of us were too pessimistic.

    I think CBS should put Two/Half men and Mike/Molly together. It’s doing good on its own, but it was a good pair last year.

  • tommy

    90210 was sooo boring last night and these numbers: A-T-R-O-C-I-O-U-S

  • atlanta

    Bones was LUCKY it got a 2.1, it was lame, when did this show turn into the Sweets show and why am I still watching?

  • senor chang

    Stunning for The Following. That’s a great rise.

    What in the world is getting everybody to flock to The Bachelor this season? It’s doing better than DWTS. I didn’t think that was possible last season. As for Castle, it’s clearly lead-in dependent. That said, even at its normal level, it’s an asset to ABC. It’ll stick around. Same with Hawaii Five-0, though that might see a move to Friday/Sunday.

    Though still the strongest comedy block on network TV, the CBS block is still underperforming. I can’t imagine anybody will be happy when the highest-rated show last night hit a 3.4 rating. That said, all four shows are really compatible, and it’s still an improvement over the fall lineup, but nothing on the night is setting off fireworks. At least there’s always The Big Bang Theory.

    Poor NBC and CW (well, not really NBC as a whole, just for Deception).

  • BigBrotherFan

    Thank God THE FOLLOWING rose because I’m worried about it when it goes headtohead with THE VOICE.

  • Ashley

    I knew it!! I guessed 2.7-2.8. Yay for The Following!!! I hope it keeps going up.

  • Grey

    Yeah, where are you getting the “heavily promoted” thing for “Castle?” As far as I could tell ABC may have actually ran *fewer* ads for last night’s episode compared to what they normally do. (They’ve been pushing “Body of Proof” and “Scandal” more than anything else.) Also Fillion, Katic, etc. weren’t on any talk shows or in any significant online interviews etc. to promote the episode/two-parter so, “heavily promoted?” I seriously don’t know what you’re basing that on.

  • Jade

    90210 is getting killed at 9 when The Carrie Diaries is doing worse than what 90210 used to do in that timeslot.

  • BigBrotherFan

    As normal I’m sure DECEPTION will be adjusted down :(

  • marcos

    I think The Following is the biggest winner of the season. since Revolution had a huge lead-in. The following in the other hand have Bones as lead-in

  • Ali

    Surely with the ratings of Rules of Engagement, Wouldnt CBS be better off renewing the damn thing for a full season? They have been trying to premiere new shows in that timeslot but nothing worked for the past 3/4 years.

  • Sarah


    “Bones was LUCKY it got a 2.1, it was lame…”

    It definitely could’ve been better.

  • zth

    In my opinion, Deception and 90210 should be pulled out immediately. CW shoudl just burn off its remaining episodes on Friday night, after Nikita.

  • mesjarch

    Castle heavily promoted? ROFL!

  • zth

    @Ali: Repeats of BBT did at least .5 better than Rules of Engagement.

  • Carl

    90120. Ouch.

  • dantas


    It means 90210 got a 0.0000something in the share (0.99 perhaps)… not enough to complete a 1.0…

  • I LOVE TV!

    CW you’re pathetic… Why a final season of 90210 if the the show doesn’t even have any type of people watching? Pathetic, simply pathetic. Cancel this show already. People have spoken

  • a p garcia

    If the numbers hold up next season for HIMYM, then it might see the Final,Final,Final season!

  • Cerebro

    I’m, anxiously, awaiting the announcement of a second season renewal for “The Following”. Seriously, how can it not happen?

    Time for “90210” to be put out to pasture. It’s just embarrassing itself, now.

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