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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  • rob60990

    Remember when CBS had such a powerful comedy block? yeah I don’t either. ;)

  • Billy

    The Following is really doing well. A real keeper for FOX.

  • Win

    90210 will not die quietly eh?

  • David

    @TJ The Following is a GREAT show, i think you are not watching the same show.

  • TomZ

    How i met your mother won the night! That’s great! The following did also good :)

  • Billy


    CBS only has one powerhouse sitcom left and it is airing on Thursdays.

  • Hmm

    Castle should be a 10.69 for the viwers the 6.45 is for H5O

  • Max Vrany

    Oscar promotion helped ABC. Good win for them.

    HIMYM beat 2 Broke Girls again. I can see CBS moving it to 9 to anchor the night next year. Good repeat numbers for H50.

    The Following looks like a keeper for FOX.

    NBC can’t wait for The Voice and Revolution to come back.

  • Brian J

    I’m curious to see how NBC does on this night when “TV” and “Revolution” come back. If the network is able to see solid results like it did in the fall, I wouldn’t be surprised to see a comedy scheduled for 9:30 next fall. Given its problems, it might be the smartest move it could make.

  • Mon

    2 Broke Girls did okay. I bet other networks would like it in their line-up. However, I was hoping it would maintain its 3.5-3.7 rating. Last night’s episode was a big one. Those who haven’t watched it yet better do it soon or else someone else might spoil it for you.

    Last night’s The Following was the most ridiculous yet. But I can’t stop watching! I still want to know what will happen. In every episode, it’s my habit to point out all the outrageous things that happened. The result? Watching it never gets boring!

  • Beth

    Yay Bones. :) And hopefully it will be adjusted up.

  • Declan

    Please The Following is not the best show on network tv.

  • Ivan

    The Following is best new show. If it stays around for 3-4 seasons could be one of the best ever.

  • Charmed

    Yay Carrie! It will be renewed!

  • John A

    Good for The Following. Really starting to like it now.

  • Laura

    Castle lost half of its viewers… wow.

  • MichaelChickless

    Still a great night for FOX (and okay for CBS).

    Castle still living large (though against weak competition this week).

  • Joseph

    2BG! What happened!? Love this show!

  • gerry

    glad tcd at .5 – if it keeps maintaining there, renewal. curious to see how tonight’s cult fares. probably not well, would be my guess.

    abc bachelor still has it. crazy, but good for abc.

  • Burr

    Umm H50 rerun gets better rating than new Deception? NBC is counting the days that The Voice comes back, as its the only thing that propped their network up, along with Football, which is a long way off.

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