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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Share (of Audience): The percent of households (or persons) using television who are tuned to a specific program, station or network in a specific area at a specific time. (See also, Rating, which represents tuning or viewing as a percent of the entire population being measured.)

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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  • s0303

    not very good for mike/molly or rules…

    i agree carrie diaries should be renewed over batb, though i like batb better…

    bachelor still going strong…

  • Shepherd

    I’m surprised that the CW was up, if only because of the time of year, and the two shows airing on Monday.
    NBC was steady, so was ABC and FOX basically. I was expecting spring to strike earlier than DST this year. It looks like CBS is feeling the season already. I guess it’s the older audience, and those in the demo who hang out with them. Considering the season probably had nothing to do with it being down, a .2 fall for TF seems about right.

  • rob60990

    “It completely collapsed with the DWTS leadin and its rising with a good leadin from the Bachelor.”

    It was airing after DWTS when the show was pulling monster ratings. Castle should have its own audience by now. ABC should not worry about giving a veteran show a good lead-in.

  • Brandy

    @Dillian but Nikita is probably safe for syndication, HoD is stable and CW can cancel CD,Cult,BatB along with GG,EOMD,La Complex and launch four new shows next season and five if they also cancel 90210.CD is underperforming with all the promotion, expense of production, switching its timeslots and the reruns.

  • s0303

    happy also for the following…love that show…that 2.4 a few weeks ago had me worried a little worried, but it has rebounded nicely :)

  • Mon

    I suggest that if CBS feels like they have another breakout hit in their hands (i.e. 2BG pilot in 2011) this pilot season, they should just bring their old Monday comedy back HIMYM/2BG/TAAHM/MM next season and have that pilot air after TBBT. Or move 2BG to post TBBT and have HIMYM/New/TAAHM/MM on Monday. It seems 2BG needs another behind a stronger comedy, either the last season of HIMYM or TBBT, so that when HIMYM ends, 2BG is more ready to take over the Monday spotlight. As the current season goes on, I’m becoming more inclined to say that CBS did a rush job on promoting 2BG to 9pm. However, 2BG had an impressive freshman run but this year so I can’t totally blame CBS for trying.

  • Holly

    @Beauty and the flop,

    Not to mention that it’s cheaper to produce and it does great overseas.

    Out of curiosity, do you have any actual evidence of either claim?

  • RyanCanada

    ill watch M&M and 2BG tonight its still on my DVR, and i think the CW will cancel 90210, TCD (im sure the rights were expensive) and CULT (even tho i love it) and i think they will give HOD, BATB, and Nakita another shot, and nakita is too close for syndication to give up on.

  • Lauren

    Carrie Diaries fans, you’re really happy with 1,1 million? LOL!

  • Brandy

    @Dillan, also CW is moving away from teen soaps next season and CD also got 0.4 last week, no CW freshman show to get 0.4 has been renewed and CD is too far from syndication.

  • zth

    ouch for 2 Broke Girls – new series low. I’m pretty sure it will drop to high 2’s once the spring comes and The Voice returns. This just shows why Two And a Half Men shouldn’t be renewed only for a final season, but for at least two-three more seasons. Yes, it is the oldest show on Tv, but it is also the most consistent. It can pull an average of 4.0 for several seasons in the future.

  • a p garcia

    This is one of the reasons why Deception is down, its writers use complicated drugs terminology. It is OK when it is said among like people, but TV audiences are not as technically minded so viewers tund out.

  • Charmed

    Half hours?

  • gary

    90210 and TCD down in the finals

  • Liam

    Castle did really well. Even though the demo remained the same as last week, viewership rose. I think if the show can remain above a 2.0 for the rest of the season, season 6 should be announced any day.

  • anon

    Emily Owens, Gossip Girl, and LA Complex are permanently canceled (apparently the Canadian network that produced LA Complex shut down production/didnt renew it already by mid-2012, so it won’t be shown even in its org country), so those shouldn’t be considered as ‘series to lose’ for next year.

    As far as BATB, HOD, 90210, CD, and Cult, who knows? Althpough it wouldn’t surprise me if most/all are canceled by this spring.

  • Beauty and the flop

    Tcd isnt expensive. And the cw wont stick only to genre shows they need variety

  • Devin

    IF ABC can fix Tuesdays, they are in pretty good shape for next year.

  • CrimTV

    CBS need to do something to retain 2 Broke Girls high numbers!

  • Samunto

    I can’t help but wonder how The Following will do once The Voice is back in 4wks. Will it fall to about 1.9-2.0 or will it hold it’s own.

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