TV Ratings Monday: '2 Broke Girls', 'Rules of Engagement' & 'Mike & Molly' Hit Lows, 'The Carrie Diaries' & '90210' Rise + 'The Following' Dips

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February 26th, 2013

Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 2.7/7 2.5/7 2.5/6 1.8/5 1.6/4 0.4/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 2.3/7 2.0/6 1.5/5 1.4/4 1.4/4 0.4/1
Total Viewers (million) 9.643 8.556 8.208 4.881 3.795 0.839


ABC was number one with adults 18-49 and with total viewers.

On ABC, The Bachelor garnered a 2.9, down a single tenth from last week's 3.0 adults 18-49 rating. Castle was even with last week's 2.3 adults 18-49 rating.

On CBS, How I Met Your Mother was even with last week's 3.4 adults 18-49 rating. Rules of Engagement garnered a season- low 2.6, down three tenths from last week's 2.9 adults 18-49 rating. 2 Broke Girls scored a series low 3.2, down three tenths from last week's 3.5. Mike & Molly notched a season low 2.7, down half a ratings point from last week's 3.2 adults 18-49 rating

On FOX, Bones earned a  2.3, up a tenth from last week's 2.2. The Following scored a 2.7, down two tenths from last week's 2.9 adults 18-49 rating. Your predictions were about right.


On NBC, The Biggest Loser was flat with last week's 2.1 adults 18-49 rating. Deception was also even with last week's 1.2 adults 18-49 rating.

On the CW, The Carrie Diaries garnered a 0.5, up a tenth from last week's 0.4 adults 18-49 rating. 90210 earned a 0.3, also up a tenth from last week's 0.2 adults 18-49 rating.

Broadcast primetime ratings for Monday, February 25, 2013:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM CBS How I Met Your Mother 3.4 10 8.60
ABC The Bachelor (8-10PM) 2.9 8 9.12
FOX Bones 2.3 6 8.67
NBC The Biggest Loser (8-10PM) 2.1 6 5.70
CW The Carrie Diaries 0.5 1 1.10
8:30 PM CBS Rules of Engagement 2.6 7 7.80
9:00PM CBS 2 Broke Girls 3.2 8 10.19
FOX The Following 2.7 7 8.44
CW 90210 0.3 1 0.58
9:30PM CBS Mike & Molly 2.7 7 9.76
10:00PM ABC Castle 2.3 6 10.69
CBS Hawaii Five-O -R 1.4 4 6.45
NBC Deception 1.2 3 3.25

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," 2.6/7; CBS's "Late Show with David
Letterman," 2.5/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.4/6.  

*	In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49
Wednesday results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.8/4; "Late
Show," 0.5/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.9/4.  

*	From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET Wednesday night, ABC's "Nightline"
averaged a 1.4/5 in metered-market households and a 0.5/3 in 18-49 in
the Local People Meters.

*	From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.2/4
in metered-market households) tied CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig
Ferguson" (1.2/4).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late
Night" (0.4/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).

*	At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 in
metered-market households and a 0.2/1 in adults 18-49 in the 25
markets with local people meters.


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  • networkman

    Castle is in the same territory as CSI and Elementary, providing really respectable numbers for the 10pm timeslot. Of course Scandal is really exceeding expectations when it comes to the demo number. But I know ABC has to be really pleased and may be tempted to just keep Castle in its same timeslot next year.

    Is it possible that the whole night on CBS was down because there wasn’t a new episode of H5O? Usually Mike & Molly is able to garner more viewers than 2 Broke Girls even if their demo is lower. But it couldn’t even pass 10 million viewers.

  • LeighLee

    @BigBrotherFan Good point. They don’t promote the action. I’m in my late 20s and the guys I know who watch are either younger or older than you. None in your age group.

  • Holly


    Why is deception still on ?

    Because NBC doesn’t have anything else to air until Revolution comes back.

  • CMG

    @BigBrotherFan Castle is primarily a fairly straight-up “whodunit” murder-mystery procedural, in the pulp fiction tradition, with lots of light comedy (thanks to Fillion’s comedic background) and lots of red herrings throughout a typical episode. There is really very little about the show that is strictly female-focused.

    (There are periodic episodes that tone down the comedy and increase the drama, such as the two-parter that just concluded last night. Still, those don’t change the fact that the show really isn’t female focused at all.)

  • juliedawn

    TCD got a .5 with only 1.10 mil viewers? Either something’s screwy or almost everyone watching is in the demo…which I guess is possible, but haven’t they usually been a fair bit higher in viewers?

  • BigBrotherFan


    Please look at my response to LeighhLee I would have no clue that it’s not female driven because abc promotes it like crime drama fluff. I’m not saying it is…I’ve never seen the show.

  • TM

    @Hubert R. Wentland
    I doubt Revolution coming back will affect either show. Neither Castle nor H5O have shown any change in ratings after Revolution went on hiatus. They weren’t significantly affected because they don’t really share audience with Revolution. I don’t know about H5O, but at least Castle has a very loyal fanbase that sticks with it throughout the season, so I would think it won’t slip below a 1.8-2.0 in demo even after Revolution comes back. Also, you didn’t account for the fact that Revolution has been on hiatus for months now. It is bound to lose some audience when it comes back(maybe not much, but still).

  • Dan

    Good for The Following and Carroe Diaries. I think both midseason dramas will be renewed. Deception definitely not

  • BigBrotherFan


    Yeah…PLEASE LET’S compare the “Ohh YEAH SURRRE” moments between “The Following” and freakin “ELEMENTRY”. Please don’t try and convince anyone or yourself that FLOPAMENTRY is much more well written than THE FOLLOWING. Two totally different levels of TV NOT EVEN CLOSE to the same category as THE FOLLOWING. Stick with your ELEMENTRY NONSENSE FOX isn’t exactly BEGGING for the viewership or need it like CBS has and does with ELEMENTRY.

  • BigBrotherFan


    but in all fairness DECPTIONS ratings are pathetic but look at the state NBC is in right now.

    …..Deception was the 2nd highest rated TV SHOW on NBC last week in the 10pm hour, was it not?

  • Hubert R. Wentland

    H50 and Castle pull these numbers without competition (Deception, ekhlm) so when they have one they will defenitely go down : ) but not by much. and as for Revolution being on such a long hiatus, I can see all 3 Monday 10 pm shows pulling really similar numbers. (though its the most probable that R. will beat the reamaining two each week by some).

  • Hmm

    @ Hubert R. Wentland

    Revolution impacted H50 way more than it did Castle. Once Revolution went on hiatus H50 went back up in the ratings. Castle has remained steady all season.

  • Keith

    Wow this week 90210 is up and really no hater comments about it !! And for those who can’t read 5-o was a repeat which explains it’s drop !!

  • Ateofi

    NBC could air reruns of Revolution – they would probably do better than Deception.

    Revolution took away viewers from H50 in the fall when it premiered very high. Also H50 regained little portion of the demo in winter – it went up from 1.8 to 2.4 but now it’s been dropping again. It will be back in three weeks and most likely the ratings will be down again :(
    As for Castle, it’s been going up since two weeks due to Bachelor lead in, but it’s true that the show has very loyal audience! Also Revolution’s comeback is strictly related to the premiere o spring edition of The Voice. If ThenVoice premierem strong then most likely Revolution will have good ratings as well.

  • samurai99


    Nice comeback. Elementary doesn’t even come close to the stupidity one episode of the following manages to log. I direct you to this review.


  • Steph

    Why do some people on here indicate that Castle didn’t rise in demo compared to last week’s episode? Last week Castle had a 2.2 demo in the preliminary ratings and was only adjusted up to a 2.3 in the final ratings. These aren’t the final ratings yet, however the viewers are already up compared to last week. Isn’t it a preconception to make that statement based on these ratings?

  • BigBrotherFan


    Yeah perhaps you should direct me to the 90% of other critic reviews that state otherwise. PLEASE DO NOT EVEN TRY and compare the two. You just look silly. THE FOLLOWING WIPES THE FLOOR with FLOPAMENTRY in terms of CRITICAL LOVE.

  • Laura

    there is no reason to rejoice for TCD: rating 0.5 / 1 1.10 spectators. bad!

  • MichaelChickless

    @Pip “half the FBI guys turned out to be followers?”

    Just the one deputy was a Follower. The other Followers stole the uniforms from the guys they shot and impersonated FBI agents.

  • Melissa

    I just realized ABC has won or tied every single night in AD18–49 since Friday!

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