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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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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  • CrimTV

    So if you think about it, at the beginning of this season Fox was doing terribly but now…

    Mondays are doing great
    Tuesdays are respectable
    Wednesdays (even though Idol is down) are still doing great
    Thursdays are doing well
    Fridays not so well
    Sundays pretty good

  • John A

    Yeah The Following shouldve risen a few tenths but steady is better than falling.

  • Alan

    TCD’s numbers are wrong…


    @ lucas

    The Following was renewed for a second season yesterday

  • Sarah

    I honestly thought Bones would do better, but hopefully it will be adjusted up.

  • Petar Ivanov

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

    Don’t know but POI rerun last week beat all CBS Monday(sitcom) reruns even 2BG which is strange. CBS multi cams always reruns strong. Well may be not like TBBT reruns but way better than this season. TAHM reruns on Mondays were beast.

  • Wowza

    People said that The Following would not be a hit .

    I called it week one. I’m great with these things. Just trust me.

    Another thing you should trust me with??

    The New Normal. It’s not as for sure gone as one might think.

    It has a chance of being renewed. NBC wants to see what happens season two and there are high dollar supporters – and with The Vocie it migt just uptick enough (1.5 – 1.7) to get it to where NBC renews it. Season two admits there’s soemthing there. Also, they dont want to ruin relationships – great cast. They are going a disfferent direction season two though – theyre selling the ideas to NBC currently.

  • BigBrotherFan


    Why the hell would FOX be happy about GLEE? It’s doing crap! Be honest with yourself and it costs MONEY. Time to wrap it up once and for all! PLEASE! iT’S DOING finder numbers, I mean REALLY!

  • charmedcraft

    Looks like BATB might get renewed after all, good for BATB; I do like it.

  • Billy

    The Following being the # 1 show for the night is a very nice accomplishment for that show.

  • eridapo

    The Following’s true test will come when the Voice returns…

  • Mike

    The Bachelors ratings have been all over the place.

  • madbengalsfan85

    FOX has to be thrilled that Monday Nights are stabilized…Bones/The Following make a good tandem

  • Charmed

    TCD is an error.

  • Dan S

    So even with reruns at 10pm poor Deception actually dropped. Anyone thinking this show will get a pity renewal needs a reality check. Can’t wait for the return of Revolution that’ll dominate the 10pm hour once more.
    I thought perhaps The Following could crack 3 with little competition but apparently its found its baseline.

  • Olka


  • Wowza

    Dont believe me ? Ask NBC….. That simple.

    TNN has a chance of renewal. Its actually basically on the bubble.

  • RJ

    The numbers for The Carrie Diaries are incorrect, unless they were exactly the same as 90210…which I doubt.

  • DW

    go H 5-0 repeats. i dont know why as i hate the show but as i go into my first month of my 40’s i need to be more positive. :)

  • bluejays

    The Following is doing well and holding on to good numbers in weeks when we’ve seen many shows slide.

    Bad numbers for Rules. CBS have got to fix their Monday comedy block next year, it’s been a weak year for them on Mondays this year.

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