TV Ratings Monday: 'The Bachelor', 'The Biggest Loser' & 'Deception' Down, 'Carrie Diaries' Up, 'The Following' Flat, 'Rules of Engagement' Hits Low

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March 5th, 2013

The Following March 4

Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 2.5/7 2.3/6 1.8/5 1.7/5 1.6/4 0.4/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 2.0/6 1.7/5 1.1/3 1.6/5 0.9/3 0.4/1
Total Viewers (million) 8.445 7.871 4.477 4.206 6.088 0.949


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

On ABC, The Bachelor garnered a 2.7 down 7 percent from last week's 2.9 adults 18-49 rating.

On FOX, Bones earned a 2.2 adults 18-49 rating down 4 percent from last week's 2.3. The Following scored a 2.8 even with last week's adults 18-49 rating. Your predictions were a little optimistic.

On CBS, the lone new program,  Rules of Engagement garnered a season low 2.2 down 19 percent from last week's 2.7 adults 18-49 rating.

On NBC, The Biggest Loser notched a 2.1 down 5 percent from last week’s 2.2 adults 18-49 rating. Deception tied its series low with a 1.1, down 8 percent from last week's 1.2 adults 18-49 rating.

On the CW, The Carrie Diaries garnered a 0.5, up 25 percent from last week's 0.4 adults 18-49 rating. 90210 earned a 0.3 adults 18-49 rating, even with last week.


Broadcast primetime ratings for Monday, March 4, 2013:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rtg/Shr Viewers (millions)
8:00 ABC The Bachelor  (8-10PM) 2.7/7 8.43
FOX Bones 2.2/6 8.20
NBC The Biggest Loser (8-10PM) 2.1/6 5.93
CBS How I Met Your Mother  - R 1.6/5 5.44
CW The Carrie Diaries 0.5/1 1.25
8:30 CBS Rules of Engagement 2.2/6 6.86
9:00 FOX The Following 2.8/7 8.69
CBS 2 Broke Girls - R 1.7/4 6.36
CW 90210 0.3/1 0.65
9:30 CBS Mike & Molly - R 1.7/4 6.66
10:00 ABC Castle - R 1.4/4 6.76
CBS Hawaii Five-0 - R 1.3/4 5.61
NBC Deception 1.1/3 3.27

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," 2.3/6 with an encore telecast; CBS's
> "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.1/5 with an encore; and ABC's
> "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.2/6. 
> * In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49
> Wednesday results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.7/4 with
> an encore; "Late Show," 0.5/3 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live,"
> 0.8/4. 
> * From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET Wednesday night, ABC's "Nightline"
> averaged a 1.3/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/2 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 with an encore) beat CBS's first-run
> "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.1/4). In the 25 markets with
> Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 in 18-49 with an encore)
> 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 with an encore and a 0.3/3 in adults 18-49
> in the 25 markets with local people meters.

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Rating: Estimated percentage of the universe of TV households (or other specified group) tuned to a program in the average minute. Ratings are expressed as a percent.

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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  • Tommy

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  • Lee

    Yikes thats a low number for Rules

    Guess with everything else in repeat, people assumed it was a repeat episode as well and didn’t bother tuning in

  • Dillan

    You posted the wrong numbers for TCD. According to Spoiler TV, it got a 0.5 with 1.25m.

  • erwanfromfrance

    Wow ! The Carrie Diaries si low !

  • hello

    Wow that Carrie Diaries-rating is frikkin pathetic

  • Vasco Silva

    TCD lol

    HOD more safe than ever

  • eridapo

    Halves per Marc Berman

    Bones 2.1 7.94/ 2.2 8.46
    The Following 2.8 8.80/ 2.8 8.57

    TCD 0.5 1.35/ 0.4 1.14
    90210 0.3 .704/ 0.3 .602

    Big Loser 2.2 6.44/ 2.2 5.92/ 2.1 5.61/ 2.1 5.76
    Deception 1.2 3.43/ 0.9 3.10

    Bachelor 2.7 8.58/ 2.6 8.26/ 2.7 8.14/ 2.9 8.73
    Castle 1.5 6.85/ 1.4 6.67

    h50 1.3 5.71/ 1.3 5.50

  • Elian

    Good For The Following.

  • Thiago

    Carrie noo!! goodbye :((((

  • Perdix

    Fox’s Monday is an improvement this season.

  • lukas

    The following is amazing! i’m happy will be secend season ?

  • Darkridedan

    Come on Biggest Looser. Still not bad. Not all reality shows are cut from the same cloth. :)

  • eridapo

    LMAO—- Last night’s Castle (a repeat) almost beat the premiere of ABC’s Red Widow… Scary times…

  • rob60990

    Carrie Diaries is wrong.

    The Following couldn’t even benefit from weaker competition.

  • RyanCanada

    Goodbye TCD, that means BATB and HOD are safe lol :)

  • Felipe Nikita

    is TCD right? OMG

  • Jess

    copy and paste error with carrie diaries and 90210!

  • BH

    TCD got 0.5/1.25

  • BigBrotherFan

    My god I would of thought DECEPTION would of been up a bit…Guess not..That sucks! I guess a second season was a long shot, anyway. I just really HOPE the finish it out. Ugly second halfs too Yikes..I hope its not adjusted down.

    Lame killing the LAWYER she could of continued to be their messenger but I knew she was done for when she helped JOE escape. What an idiot. I liked her. too bad.

  • ForceChoke

    Looks like Nikita is here to stay.

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