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.

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


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.


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  • bryer

    yay for carrie diaries. i knew it couldnt fall under 1mil viewers.

  • Wowza

    No, my head is not in my that word you so nicely declared.

    I’m stating actuality.

    The New Normal has achance – I think likely (personally) depending on numbers for the last couple episodes.

    It has a 1.0, 1.1 – but so does Go On. And Community. Etc.

  • Billy

    Anybody who thinks 2BG is going to be this big show in syndication is going to be disappointed. That show is not nearly as big a repeating show as TBBT and TAAHM.

  • SG

    I agree with Tommy!

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  • halloween

    that’s a little better for TCD…bad news for BatB fans. :)


    @ BigBrotherFan

    She’s a cast regular on Major Crimes & her role is fairly similar to the one on the Following

    ASIDE You better had known she was on TGW (as I already assumed)–KIDS!

  • atlanta

    Bones was pretty steady, with the heavy subject of yesterday, they should be very happy.

  • s0303

    though i do think roe is getting cancelled…just cuz david spade and patrick warburton are in pilots doesn’t make it so…damon wayons jr. was suppose to be in new girl and was in the pilot, but had to drop out when happy endings was unexpectedly renewed after its first season…

  • Petar Ivanov

    @eridapo who said:
    The Following’s true test will come when the Voice returns…

    True. But even than is already renew. So we will see where will be next seaosn on monday or on friday.

  • Kellix

    Regardless, TCD will soon be getting the numbers posted before lol…

  • Skylar James

    TCD will be adjusted back down to a 0.4

  • Billy

    I hope The Bachelor breaks a 3.0 for its finale next week. I think it will.

  • eridapo


    I think the main reason is that many of these mid-season replacements are just bad and viewers know it. When you look at the comments here and other entertainment sites, you also notice that some don’t want to watch and get invested in a show that they expect will be cancelled. For me at least that last statement has some merit… I kinda knew Zero Hour and Golden Boy would tank, so I made no effort to watch. I also expect that given the poor performance the network will yank the show without giving it a proper closure..


    Damon Wayons Jr must be singing “Who’s Sorry Now” to himself on a fairly regular basis

  • Wowza

    Also, Glee is Glee.

    Its revolutionary and its coming back . Again and again. Just two again though, likely. 6 seasons is great. 7 seasons is definitely the cap though.

    No, my head is not in that place either with these estimates.

    It’s just rationality.

    Its in season 4 – against tougher competition but its still huge.

  • BH

    Still doesn’t help TCD!

  • Petar Ivanov

    @Anybody who thinks 2BG is going to be this big show in syndication is going to be disappointed. That show is not nearly as big a repeating show as TBBT and TAAHM.

    All cbs monday sitcoms reruns worse this season. Its not only 2bg. And tbs syndication deal will help 2BG.

  • Ram510

    Not bad for Rules of Engagement considering it was swimming in a sea of repeats. None of the repeats beat RoE and it tied for the 3rd highest rated show of the night.

    Clearly Rules of Engagment has its own following and continues to get solid ratings on whatever day ad time. I think CBS should give it another season if the cast and crew is willing. I know 2 of the main stars have already signed on to new shows, but why leave a show that’s already doing well if you don’t have to

  • gg

    Carrie had its best episode last night

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