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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  • gerry

    @ Glue
    there was an error in the orig posting i think that reflected a 0.3 – its fixed now.

    last night was the best episode tcd has had thus far. the show gets stronger week on week. as long as it doesn’t drop, i feel fairly confident CW will renew. DON’T ADJUST DOWN, TCD!

  • Petar Ivanov

    So cbs win sunday and is last on monday…..interesting. Better Moms be good because all this single cam will bomp hard. And 2BG need better lead in. Again. TBBT rerun was best on that slot. At least than 2BG get best ratings. On TBS 2BG rerun after TBBT rerun will be beast. May be cbs should save all TBBT reruns nexy season and use them like lead in for 2BG.

  • karlene

    Deception will probably be adjusted up slighty

  • Petar Ivanov

    next not nexy. sorry.

  • samurai99

    @Petar Ivanov

    “So cbs win sunday and is last on monday…..interesting.”

    Hardly. having four out of five of your shows on repeats will do that to you.

  • BxActor

    Deception ??? really?

  • Petar Ivanov

    Ok i agree on ‘most’ but not ‘all’ of the blame. But still think that after tbs syndication run with TBBT will be big.

  • BigBrotherFan


    The new normal is still doing horrible. It’s cancelation worthy and the bear will have at it. I personally have seen all the episodes and I don’t want to offend anyone but here’s my BIG problem with RYAN MURPHY and his view on gay people (I know he is gay himself). Not all gay men are overdramatic, crying, whining, fashion obsessed, hysterical, sport hating, feminine, wine drinking, shallow, weak men. That’s how MURPHY portrays most gays as effeminate overdramatic queens and it annoys me to no end. Instead of bring gays forward he’s holding them to negative stereotypes they had to overcome for YEARS! Almost all the gay people I have the privilege of knowing do not act like this. In fact, I wouldn’t even know they were gay unless I asked them. Of course there are many stereotypes that I work with in my industry of work but a lot don’t act like this. I’m annoyed with networks promoting the image of this type of gay men as if they all act like this. They don’t. I think it’s great to see characters like IN THE FOLLOWING or even PARTNERS (BRANDON ROUTH) showing that YES, indeed, there are more to gay men than lisps, over exaggerated facial expressions, WINE PARTIES and sassy attitudes. It BE nice for networks to stop bringing gay people down to this stereotype and MURPHY is a big part of the problem! NOLAN from REVENGE is another great example of how maybe 60%+ gay men act.

  • bluejays

    @ Petar. POI was up against all repeats though, except for Idol. Whereas the comedies this Monday were up against all new shows.

  • JJF

    Castle’s repeat numbers about on par with the numbers for most of the network’s new shows’ regular numbers. lol

  • Nikki

    Good for the Following. And now that its already been picked up for a 2nd season im not as worried about the ratings. But staying even with last week is just fine with me either way. On a side note im really looking forward to Switched at Birth ratings.. the episode was incredible last night. Hats off to everyone involved, i loved it. Hope the ratings reflect it.

  • marlene

    Deception really deserves a Renewal it may not have good ratings, but it actually a wuality show and the actors are great they are very talented and up and coming it would be good if NBC kept it around and In a way rebooted it and actually promoted it have repeats of it on USA or NBC during summer and or throughout the year to build up an audience for it and then have it come back stronger it may actually serve it well rather than picking up another show that will be a total flop lije do no harn bext season lets face it NBC needs a mix of stability and of new to make the numbers climb or else wht will people watch their shows if they know they will eventually be cancelled and or be pulled.

  • Lauren


    You live in a bubble if you think BATB is safe. Its ratings are as pathetic as Carrie Diarie’s.

  • Justin

    Last night’s episodes of The Following and Carrie Diaries were really good. They need to have more of these types of episodes instead of the filler ones. Glad that Following got renewed but all that’s left is TCD.

  • Ian Floperhalder

    Yay for tcd! It can do as good as batb flop with no leadin, so it has the advantage. Go tcd!

  • Petar Ivanov

    @Hardly. having four out of five of your shows on repeats will do that to you.

    Sure but still when univ beat cbs on monday is not looking good. They really need TBBT rerun for 2BG. Better move rules with friend me or partners burnoffs on friday or saturday and put TBBT again at least for May sweeps or better when the voice return. I think without TBBT lead in 2BG will be really low against the voice.

  • Petar Ivanov

    true but not sure that competition for rerun is that big factor. AT least from what i see from cable reuns ncis and tbbt.

  • Ultima

    The 9:00 sitcom has always been and always will be the anchor for CBS Mondays.

    While CBS has had comedies in the Monday 9pm hour for as long as the genre has existed, they haven’t always had their strongest Monday show at 9pm.

    The 9:00 show is almost always the anchor in a two hour block

    Except when it’s not. The two most obvious examples of this are 1980s NBC Thursdays (anchored by The Cosby Show at 8pm) and the post-Seinfeld NBC Thursdays (anchored by Friends at 8pm). There are numerous other examples.

  • Burma

    Bones is in it’s 8th season and is steady as a rock. AMAZING!!!

  • Ultima

    So cbs win sunday

    They won amongst the broadcast networks, they lost big to AMC and History from 8-11pm however (both of which had a 2.9 rating for the night).

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