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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  • TM


    ABC as a rule doesn’t really target the male audience, so your lack of interest in Castle is not a result of the target audience, since you like other shows with the same target audience as Castle. The point was that Castle was not advertised at all during or after the Oscars, so it made sense that it saw no change in ratings. The shows that were advertised were those with 2 or less seasons( OUAT,Scandal,Nashville)

  • Petar Ivanov

    The voice will rule again on Monday. Just watch.

  • Sean


  • CrimTV


    CW has done better this season than last season. Not one of their new shows last season was a runaway hit like Arrow (even TSC ratings weren’t that amazing) and Hart of Dixie was renewed only because it was steady in a bad timeslot despite only 0.6-0.9 ratings weekly, which is good but not ‘runaway hit’. Many believed either TSC or Ringer would be runaway hits and they turned into disasters. This season Arrow is defiantly a hit, SPN is up, TVD is still strong and Hart of Dixie is holding it’s own. Yes B&TB is doing badly but not extremely bad like Cult. Things are looking up for The CW.

  • Lifey

    #Bunheads , #thefollowing , #Deception , and #DallasTNT were trending on Twitter last night.

  • Billy

    @Petar Ivanov

    First of all 2BG needs a boost now. Not when it goes into syndication in two years. These numbers are not worthy of a CBS 9:00 anchor. It is really bad for a 9:00 show to be beaten by an 8:00 sitcom. Also, syndication does not always mean a boost. Only TBBT took off with syndication in recent years. Shows like The Office, 30 Rock and Rules of Engagement all went into syndication and saw their ratings drop. Syndication is not a magic thing to turn ratings around. 2BG does not repeat as well as TBBT. I do not think it will be a huge force in syndication, nor do I think it will ge a huge ratings boost.

  • Petar Ivanov

    @Good point, TBBT didn’t start off amazingly strong and after 2.5 seasons it started to keep rising to todays episodes, so hopefully 2 Broke Girls has the same trend!

    Syndication is what really help TBBT. And TBS buy 2BG too. So may be you are right.


    Its official the Following has earned a second season for FOX. Its definitely scaring up audiences. Also Castle is doing well with Bachelor as its lead-in. The Bachelor has brought younger demos to ABC versus DWTS. Hopefully this new spring edition fo DWTS with newbies with do well. Kellie Pickler-Derek Hough I will be voting for. I adore Kellie as season 5 one of my all time favorite Idol seasons. It was hugest Idol season with massive personalities galore.

    NBC can’t wait for the Voice to come back next month. The qustion is how do you think the Voice will do on its way back? Will be it be down from this fall’s premiere or up? Has the hiatus made u want to see it or clamor for it?

  • samurai99

    To those heckling cbs: H50 was a rerun. If not for that CBS would have won the night. And Castle would probably be down as well.

  • CrimTV


    2 Broke Girls is very likely to go the route of The Big Bang Theory, and it’s ratings will increase once syndication begins. It’s syndication deal is with TBS, which is the same network that syndicates Big Bang! I know it’s not garuanteed but it seems most likely

  • JAA

    @BigBrotherFan isn’t Stana Katic enough eye candy for you?

  • Shaz

    @Pip “After last night’s The Following episode I decided to stop watching. Evidently, none of these conversations in prison were monitored, yeah right, and half the FBI guys turned out to be followers? I just couldn’t take it after that.”

    The conversations were with his lawyer so they’re privileged and can’t be monitored. The FBI guys weren’t followers. The followers took out the FBI agents guarding one section of the property and used their uniforms/weapons.

  • eridapo

    @ BigBrotherFan

    Did you watch the Oscars? ABC only promoted three shows during the telecast — Once, Red Widow, and Scandal. There was a small promo clip of ABC shows which primarily showed MF, Once, Scandal, Revenge, and a brief 1 second shot of Castle…. All other shows (including Castle) got shafted by ABC..

  • Hubert R. Wentland

    @Billy – not only TBBT took big advantage of syndication, it also happened to HIMYM last year – remember it growing 20% and being incredibly high until the Voice has eaten a chunk of it? that makes two CBS shows. 2BG will join them, thats for sure, in few years it will beat its first season in ratings.

  • Marcos

    CBS should move M&M to 8:30 and premiere Mom 9:30 it would be a very strong line-up

  • Petar Ivanov


    Well multi cams are better on reruns and syndication. I guess that is why The Office, 30 Rock not get boost and Rules of Engagement never was hit.
    Again don’t get this critics for 2 BG Its second best CBS show. Beat with miles new girl. Very close to MF. Its indisputable hit.

  • Ultima

    The winter with low competition is almost certainly a high point for these sitcoms.

    Which is not what you said.

    You said “This is going to be the high point for the CBS comedies.

    I was mocking your characterization of ratings that were down from the previous week as a high point.

  • Dan S

    I have to wonder why H50 was a rerun last night ? It’s still sweeps until tomorrow & everything else was new last night.
    I was a bit overly optimistic hoping TF would crack 3.0 but still did well enough that it’s guaranteed a 2nd season. I’m not worried that The Voice will steal its audience either.

  • rob60990

    They also promoted Splash & Modern Family. Honestly, anyone expecting a ratings gain because of a promo during the Oscars is delusional. CBS promoting their shows during the Super Bowl did nothing.

  • eridapo

    @ Petar Ivanov

    It might, but given Idols performance this cycle I think those who are expecting the Voice to be as big as it was during the fall are going to be in for a surprise.. IMO viewer fatigue is setting in on reality voice competitions, and the Voice will see a drop of about a half a demo point… It still will be great for NBC and better than most shows on Mondays, but it will not be the monster that it was during the fall..

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