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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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.

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  • I LOVE IT!

    WOW! The Following is killing it!!!!!!!!!!

    But I’m afraid of The Voice’s return. Let’s see which one the people would follow… HAHA.

    GO Fox! :-)

  • Billy

    @Petar Ivanov

    Yes, the CBS Monday sitcoms are not repeating that well because 2BG is the anchor, and it does not repeat well. When TAAHM was the anchor all the Monday shows repeated stronger. Now that TBBT is the Thursday anchor the shows all repeat very well including the dramas. I am willing to bet 2BG will not be nearly the syndication property that TBBT and TAAHM are.

  • Wowza

    Also, if the 0.5 can hold for The Carrie Diaries it still has life.

    A 0.6 would almost guarantee renewal – especially as a lead in.

    CW needs a show like this. Even just one. Also it has buzz.

  • Chris2.0

    “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.”

    So, is there hope for the show? I really wish it would get picked up for another season, it’s so good.

  • Wowza

    THE FOllowing is the numeb r one show for the night and it will likely be adjusted up. A 2.9 is considered a 3.0 for it anywya because people watch it this morning and this afternoon that are not counted in yet. The =3 is probably 3.3

  • Petar Ivanov

    UNI beat cbs on monday. That is surprise.

  • samurai99

    The following is showing a remarkable resiliance to falling despite bad writing. I had it at a 2.5. Kinda sad that couldn’t gain going up against reruns on CBS, though.

    Seriously deception? You can’t do better going up against reruns on BOTH of the other networks? Pathetic.

    Are we taking odds on who wins between TCD and B&tB? I’ll take the Carrie Diaries.

  • Oliver


    Glee’s 18-34 numbers suck these days, it skews much older than it used to. The last episode got 1.6 in 18-34.

    It wouldn’t hugely surprise me if TNN gets renewed. NBC is incredibly badly run with its management make decisions based on nepotism, and Murphy is friends with the NBC execs. The show will die a quick death if it is renewed, though.

  • I LOVE IT!

    UGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! THE CARRIE DIARIES!!! Please get renewed! :-)

  • Jason

    Gosh, not one show cracked a 3.0. The number of viewers watching any one show isn’t even close to 10 million. I am beginning to wonder if the internet, DVR, and cable is to blame for all this.

  • Dan

    As long as The Carrie Diaries holds up, CW will keep it

    Even though Rules built on HIMYM repeat, its still done

    RIP Rules of Engagement

    February 5, 2007-May 20, 2013

  • Petar Ivanov

    You can’t blame 2BG for cbs monday problems and drop this season. 2BG is not even 8 pm is 9 pm show. Sure 2BG will take some blame but not all of the blame.

  • BigBrotherFan


    Hey I’m not kid I’m 25. :)


    We can agree to disagree on GLEE and I’m sorry my post may of come across as rude.
    NBC is stupid when it comes to pick ups and renewals but they can’t be THAT DUMB. TNN is dead no matter how you chalk it up.
    Whitney, GWK, Off Their Rockers, Community, all rated higher…and these are the MAJOR BUBBLE SHOWS. It’s clear NBC has a hard….UMM…Love for Matthew Perry so I don’t think GO ON is going anywhere for that reason.

  • eridapo

    THE FOllowing is the numeb r one show for the night and it will likely be adjusted up. A 2.9 is considered a 3.0 for it anywya because people watch it this morning and this afternoon that are not counted in yet. The =3 is probably 3.3

    No… The cutoff for Live+SD is 3AM, so it you watch past that hour you don’t count. You will count for the Live+7 numbers though.

  • Glue

    What’s so bad about TCD? 0.5 is fine…

  • Shepherd


    THE FOllowing is the numeb r one show for the night and it will likely be adjusted up. A 2.9 is considered a 3.0 for it anywya because people watch it this morning and this afternoon that are not counted in yet. The =3 is probably 3.3

    LMAO. So basically a 2.8 now equals a 3.3. I think the reports of your head dwelling in open air have been greatly exaggerated!

    And why do you insist on discussing Glee in this post today?? There’s already a post with Glee in the title.

  • Billy

    @Petar Ivanov

    The 9:00 sitcom has always been and always will be the anchor for CBS Mondays. The 9:00 show is almost always the anchor in a two hour block. MF for ABC Wednesday, The Office for NBC Thursday are 9:00 anchors in a two hour block. 2BG is the anchor. It gets most of the credit or blame for the night’s ratings.

  • Chris L


    Gee, ya think?

  • Wowza

    TNN premeired higher than Community, etc. 1.9 for community is not much better than the 2.5 premeire for TNN.

    They both have dropped to a 1.0 (about) just like everything else NBC has comedy wise. One show is not making more money than the others being around a 1.0 (up to a 1.3 even) is really similarly bad.

    Any of the renewals are based on facts other than 18-49 numbers for these comedys. Other than Parks.

  • Wowza


    I just saw it.

    And Its the only thing interesting FOX has to really talk about. SO, yeah.

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