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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  • Ryne

    @ Billy

    The guy that plays Timmy is also in a pilot. No guarantee any of the 3 get picked up. I wouldn’t say Rules is done for sure.

  • Brandy

    Guys, CD is not Likley to be renewed.Its has two 0.4s and might adjust down again plus there’s the spring Drop coming next week.CW has never renewed a freshman show getting 0.4s before and CD is exspensive and with all the promotion should be doing better.Plus, the fact it didn’t get more episodes and is ending before May is not a good sign.Also, CW is moving away from this type of show next season.I also want to explain that CD is not in the same situation as HoD last season beyond stable but low ratings beating its leadin.HoD never hit 0.4 it’s freshman season.CD has.CD is all over ratings wise, not steady like HoD.Last season, CW had no hits , this season they have Arrow.HoD was the third highest rated show at the end of the season last season,CD won’t be that this season.HoD is cheaop to produce ,CD isn’t.CW can easily cancel CD and put on four new shows next season or cancel both CD & BTB and put on five new shows next season.They don’t have to renew more than one freshman shows,especially if all but one are underperforming.HoD also tied or beat its leadin last season, I doubt CD is doing that with local syndicated programming. I like CD but am realistic about its renwal chances.But BaTB isn’t safe either-it’s underperforming with the best leadin and I suspect DST and the hiatus may hurt it and it will do worse next season if renewed and shipped to Fri(which is very Likley it’ll go to fri if renewed.)

  • Patrick Ausgewahlt

    I find it strange how sometimes this site says a show is steady when it gets the same as last week, and sometimes says a show is flat when it gets the same as last week. The latter is rather negative

  • POI

    If The CW are smart they won’t renew TCD because its in its first season and getting 0.5 rarely and 0.4s most of the time so next season it will be down to 0.3s and 0.2s and that is not good for the network.

  • cadburyeasteregg

    Deception is still low? Yay! Deception is this year’s Allen Gregory.

  • RG-X

    I said 2.8 or 2.9 for The Following

  • Joel

    90210 is still on? Are they going to wait until like, 12 people are watching? Kill it already. It’s embarrassing numbers even for the CW.

  • Ashley

    Just happy that The Following didn’t go down. I think those fans are hooked and the numbers will remain 2.8 give or take .2.

  • Ultima

    90210 is still on? Are they going to wait until like, 12 people are watching? Kill it already.

    It’s already been canceled.

  • JP

    3 best shows on TV IMO:

    The Following
    Once Upon A Time

    All very well written and plaenty of twists… POI rules though always!!!!

  • Mark3

    Im confused Tcd is UP from last week. Andthe people keep sayin bye bye carrie. Or carrie fans say noooo:( i dont get it. Ratings are UP from last week

  • K

    TCD is low, because no one really cares about it. Knowing that she went on to Sex and the City, erases any intrigue.

  • Charmed

    @Mark There was an error and everyone thought it got 0.3

  • Samunto

    The loyal audience for Bones is so steady. Look even at the total viewer numbers – always at the same level

  • Samunto

    Very glad to see a steady The Following. I think given it’s serialized nature those who avoided it from the beginning just aren’t joining in on the fun. Or the rest just DVR it.

  • toadytoady

    Patrick Ausgewaht, Im glad someone else is noticing the use of pejorative language in the way reports are made.Ive been watching that for a while now,how some words are used for some shows to make a rating drop sound positive, where as other words are used for other shows to make a rating drop sound negative.The example you quote is one but there are others. Another one is “this show was even with last week” compared to “this show was flat” It suggests bias, not impartial recording…which is odd for a site that prides itself on objectivity.They should use the same words to be fair.

    Its a change more noticeable this year than last year.Also more noticeable is the style of comments being made.It makes the site less credible than it used to be.

  • Hardline_Pro

    The Following still doing good.

  • Brandy

    Marc,even up to 0.5 isn’t that great for a freshman series especially a espensive one with a ton of promotion.

  • Danny

    Castle doing just as good as Red Widow’s premiere is seriously bad for Red Widow.

  • Hoyt

    Hahaha.. The Carrie Ovaries is dead!
    Dixie is doing a little better, and B&B is flopping too.

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