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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  • Charmed

    I love 90210 and think it is still great, but I don’t want TCD cancelled just so 90210 can get another 10 episodes next season. Another few episodes this season to wrap things up or even a summer season would be good as long as TCD is renewed.

  • Michael

    Mark Pedowitz should seriously end 90210 this season with a two hour finale. All the characters slept with each other, there’s literally no more stories to tell.

  • Ivy

    H50 is done–too bad.

  • david

    Great for Castle. and ABC did really good last night. A very Very bad night for the CW last night. End 90210 ASAP.

  • Tom

    Great bump for The Following! Pretty good run so far, goes up and down. Hope it hits 3.0 or at least remains stable over 2.5.

  • BigFlop

    bones – back to the earth.
    elementary beat h50 :D

    oh yes! the following is the biggest winner of the season!! :D
    it always beat its horrible lead-in (bones)

  • Skylar James

    @Charmed: 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.

  • Shawn

    YES!!!! I am SO GLAD THE FOLLOWING ROSE!!!! What a great rebound for that show. Last night’s episode was the best of the season so far, and next week looks like a GREAT EPISODE!! What a good cliffhanger. It should help it stay around that 2.8 atleast next Monday!

  • Ram510

    I’m sad Rules of Engagement wasnt up this week, it was a good episode. I hope it’s up next week

    Looks like Nikita might beat both 90210 and TCD! Small victories, we’ll see

  • Kavyn

    It seems pretty clear at this point that 90210, BTB and Carrie Diaries are going to be cancelled. Renewing 90210 for a final season would be an idiotic move unless if they did so for the summer.

  • Tom

    Timeslot is not kiiling 90210. Both Hart of Dixie( last season) and Gossip Girl ere in that timeslot and did beter than 90210. The show is just bad and people don’t want to watch it anymore

  • Jazmin

    90210 wasn’t a repeat??, WOW!! and still there are people who think that it deserves a last season.

  • zerg

    Great for ABC and The Following

    Abc have a great shot to promote The Bachelor during the Oscars

    WC pathetic as usual

  • tommie

    RIP Carrie Diaries – after experiencing a bit of a ratings surge two weeks ago it’s now on Emily Owens, MD levels.

  • FringeFan

    By far the best episode of The Following! This is by far the best new show of the season. Surely it was stay steady after that episode if not it won’t fall too far.

  • CastleFan (the original)

    ABC tweeted and posted about Castle to facebook a couple of times, I guess that’s what “heavily promoted” means ;-)

    If a show frequently gets MORE viewers than its lead in, how does that make it lead-in dependent?

  • zth

    For all the Following haters, just try to watch last night’s episode: it was gripping, powerful, intense, probably the best episode of any scripted show this season on network TV.

  • Brian

    Castle is Nothing without a strong lead in…it had it’s day and should go quietly!

  • Amy

    Oh poor, Fake Empire. They brought this on themselves.

  • Cj morton

    Yay for Castle!!

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