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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

Scoreboard FOX ABC NBC UNI CBS CW
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

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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.

Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2013 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

Definitions:

Fast Affiliate Ratings: These first national ratings, including demographics, are available at approximately 11 AM (ET) the day after telecast, and are released to subscribing customers daily. These data, from the National People Meter sample, are strictly time-period information, based on the normal broadcast network feed, and include all programming on the affiliated stations, sometimes including network programming, sometimes not. The figures may include stations that did not air the entire network feed, as well as local news breaks or cutaways for local coverage or other programming. Fast Affiliate ratings are not as useful for live programs and are likely to differ significantly from the final results, because the data reflect normal broadcast feed patterns. For example, with a World Series game, Fast Affiliate Ratings would include whatever aired from 8-11PM on affiliates in the Pacific Time Zone, following the live football game, but not game coverage that begins at 5PM PT. The same would be true of Presidential debates as well as live award shows and breaking news reports.

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.

For more information see Numbers 101 and Numbers 102.

 
  • Wowza

    The Following is HUGE. FOX is thriled, and this episode was legendary.

    Every episode is great, but this one was amazing. Also. It will very likely be adjusted up.

    THE FOLLOWING is a hit. A HUGE HIT

  • eridapo

    Wait… Will Castle’s performance last night beat Tonight’s Body of Proof?

  • RJ

    NOTE:
    A 2.2 is NOT the low for Rules of Engagement. Its season six finale (behind an encore of The Big Bang Theory on Thursdays) the show had a 2.1 demo.

  • MichaelChickless

    Go Bones! Go The Following!

    The rest of the shows last night, bleh (though ROE did okay in a sea of CBS repeats).

  • Charmed

    Thank god TCD was an error, I was about to cry!

  • Petar Ivanov

    The voice return will be the true test for Monday shows.

    Rules was dead before today all actors are already out.

  • Simon

    @rob60990
    Bitter that it still got renewed, are we?

  • Wowza

    FOX is jusmping out of their seats with joy because of The Following.

    MONDAYS are great.

    Tuesdays are where Kevin (the leader of FOX) ;) wants tobe – and expanding more next season with another comedy hit they hope.

    Wed and Thurs is great. NP.

  • BigBrotherFan

    BUH BYE THE CARRRIE FLOPARIERS

    HELLO HART OF DIXIE SEASON 3:)

  • RJ

    Correction…

    NOTE:
    A 2.2 is NOT the low for Rules of Engagement. Its season six finale (behind an encore of The Big Bang Theory on Thursdays) had a 2.1 demo.

  • THE OLD MAN

    The Biggest Loser pulls NBC into third making the all rerun CBS (save ROE) the basement occupant

  • MDM

    If The Following leading the night is flat, then flat me up. Another ridiculously good episode.

  • s0303

    yay!!! the following wins the night!!! i was kind of worried due to last weeks episode.

    the biggest loser is the only show on nbc to never fall below a 2.0 since the voice ended…guess that is something to celebrate :)

  • Greg

    Just posted in the Renew/Cancel index the smart thing to do would be to renew The Carrie Diaries. Nevermind…

  • Thiago

    @lukas yes fox renewed The Following yesterday

  • Wowza

    FOX is thrilled with its lineup right now.

    Even Idol. and Glee.

    and The FOllowing. and New Girl. And Hope. and Mindys upward ticks

  • Roger

    Watch Seed, the best comedy right now !!!

  • Ryne

    2.2 for Rules with the rest of the night repeats isn’t that bad.

  • TJ

    The Following is one of the worst shows on TV, but the ratings are great! I hope for many seasons to come!

  • Laura

    So glad to see Bones steady while everything else is falling. :D

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