Monday Final Ratings:'The Bachelor', 'The Biggest Loser', 'Rules of Engagement' & 'The Following' Adjusted Up; 'Deception' Adjusted Down

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March 12th, 2013

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The Bachelor was adjusted up two tenths, The Biggest Loser, Rules of Engagement and The Following were each adjusted up a tenth, and Deception  was adjusted down a tenth among adults 18-49 versus Monday's preliminary ratings.

Final Monday broadcast primetime ratings for Monday, March 11, 2013

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM ABC The Bachelor (8-10PM) 3.5 10 10.42
NBC The Biggest Loser (8-10PM) 2.0 5 5.62
CBS How I Met Your Mother -R 1.5 5 5.23
FOX Bones -R 1.3 4 5.05
CW The Carrie Diaries 0.4 1 1.03
8:30 PM CBS Rules of Engagement 2.1 6 7.05
9:00PM FOX The Following 2.7 7 8.15
CBS 2 Broke Girls -R 1.7 4 6.35
CW 90210 0.2 1 0.67
9:30PM CBS Mike & Molly  -R 1.6 4 6.39
10:00PM ABC The Bachelor: After the Final Rose 3.8 10 10.81
CBS Hawaii Five-O -R 1.4 4 6.87
NBC Deception 1.1 3 3.28

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

  • BL


    Bones was a repeat. A repeat of Bones beat an original of Touch.

  • Guest

    @Anthony Parello (AP076)
    Haha you’re funny! What I meant was, looking at the DVR ratings people are still watching. I guess you’re right tho, it’s been cancelled so it is dead.

    RIP 90210

  • Richard Steven Hack

    Carrie Diaries even more doomed than it was before…

    Only the retarded and the delusional give this show ANY chance of renewal.

  • Richard Steven Hack

    Had a major complaint about the following: Annie Parisse’s stupid FBI agent RUNNING while firing her weapon. C’mon, guys! The FBI teaches them better than that! You can’t hit SQUAT while running with a handgun! A handgun bullet will go a mile, closing twenty feet of distance isn’t going to help you as compared to standing still and AIMING! Morons!

    I mean, I often refer to the FBI as the “Fumbling Bunch of Morons”, but c’mon! :-)

  • Richard Steven Hack

    rob60990: “I give TCD a 75% chance of renewal.”

    What? You thought I WASN’T going to call you retarded or delusional? Seriously? :-)

  • samurai99

    @Richard Steven Hack

    Here’s a comment from another website I read that sums up the Following:

    Joaquin Tour of PhoenixCollapse:
    We made it to the abandoned shipyard. Follow me; we’ll go save Mike!
    Okay, that’s fine. You can stay here and call for backup.
    Well, at least keep them from getting back to their car.
    Could you take a couple of them down when they run by you?
    How about you shoot their tires out as they start to drive away?
    You know, that’s probably better. Surely the tracking device you put on their car will lead us to their hideout.
    No, it doesn’t have to be a real tracking device. You can probably just wedge your cell phone into the grill.
    Fine. Just make sure you tail them when they leave.
    …We’re going to need some more FBI guys

    As it stands, I give TCD a 2% chance of renewal, based on the assumption that BatB tanks to 0.4 rating.

  • rob60990

    “What? You thought I WASN’T going to call you retarded or delusional? Seriously?”

    That’s not me, just some idiotic loser CW fan.

    TCD is dead.

  • Nick

    The Bachelor did better than DWTS for most of the season. 3.5 for the final and 3.8 for the final rose special is impressive.

    Meanwhile, it’s nice to see FOX finally have a freshman drama hit. This is the exact definition of a hit. In no way lead-in dependent, already has its own audience, and settled in the high 2s. It’s nice to see.

    I don’t think the Rules of Engagement numbers are that bad. At least it’s managed to beat all the repeat numbers these two weeks. Maybe that says more about the lack of a strong anchor than it does the strength of Rules, though.

  • BigBrotherFan

    GREAT JOB THE FOLLOWING!!!!! Love this show!

    DAMMIT DECEPTION! Can you not HOLD A 1.2? Oh, well..Itleast its in better shape than THE NEW NORMAL, SMASH AND just about half the other shows at NBC!

  • Brian J

    The Biggest Loser should really move to Fridays or Saturdays at 8:00.

    On Fridays, it could support a new night of programming–two new dramas, or perhaps a relocated Chicago Fire or what I hope are the final episodes of SVU. Or, if NBC is really looking for something unusual, it should schedule it before two new sitcoms.

    On Saturdays, it could open up a whole new night of programming for the network. As much as that might sound ridiculous now, figure that it would get at least a 1.0 even if it fell dramatically. Getting a 1.5 would also be pretty easily. Both of those are above what NBC is doing there now. It could also get a 2.0 with a little promotion, and that would make it the easy leader on the night and dramatically improve NBC’s revenues from this night at a fairly low cost. I don’t think it would be sacrificing much by taking it off of the weekday schedule as is, since NBC appears to be using it as a replacement right now. It’d also be a way to boost some of its newer shows, as it would put repeats there at first. And if it’s getting a 1.5 or especially a 2.0 or above, NBC could take the bold move of putting original scripted programming back on the night. That sort of move might be a long ways off, but it’s possible.

  • Josh

    nbc should put the marketing money behind Deception. IT IS the only NBC show I’ll watch

  • Richard Steven Hack

    samurai99: You’re right, I forgot to mention that bit about Ryan and the babe not calling for backup once they spotted the car. Major stupid plot hole.

    rob60990: Apologies. I kinda had a suspicion because I recalled you saying that earlier in the thread. I should have ignored it but I wasn’t sure what your opinion actually was on TCD. Now I know.

  • Brian J

    @Richard Steven Hack:

    I’m behind on The Following, but I find it enjoyable, despite its issues. Still, it DOES have issues, and for a few reasons, I think NBC’s Hannibal will be the more solid show. I just hope it succeeds commercially if it is.

  • Brian J


    AS a mental exercise, I’m trying to create a case for Deception to be renewed. It’s audience is low but consistent, for what that’s worth. Might it get enough viewers time shifting it for NBC to take a chance on another season?

  • Richard Steven Hack

    Brian J: Yeah, The Following hasn’t ticked me off much yet. I just notice stupid tactical stuff because I’m into that stuff.

    Most writers apparently don’t care which is probably reasonable since most people wouldn’t notice. Still, when a show has a particularly unusual premise like this one, I prefer them to “dot the i’s and cross the t’s” when it comes to plot holes. If I was a producer I certainly would because I wouldn’t want “suspension of disbelief” to become an issue with the viewers. But that’ just me – apparently not most producers and directors.

    That’s one problem I have with Revolution. The premise is ridiculous and the behavior of the characters and the directing of the fight scenes has been ludicrous.

  • Brian J

    @Richard Steven Hack:

    Without having seen much of Revolution and only half of The Following episodes right now, my perspective might be skewed. That being said, I’ll give Revolution more leeway, because a world like that would inspire some nutty behavior. What’s more important is if they get the science right, up to a point, and it looks like they do that.

    But for something like The Following and holding a gun, that’s far less defensible. Not that many people would necessarily know, but that’s a basic technique or recommendation that wouldn’t change. It’s also something people who work on television shows could easily find out, I would think.

  • Xolilito

    I love Deception and hate to see that it adjusted down, but I don’t get it. One site says it grew a tenth in ratings, yet it still adjusted down?

  • Dahne

    I watch The Following live every week but if the FBI continues to be this utterly stupid every single time, I won’t be there for season 2. It’s called backup people – use it!

    Since I decompress from The Following with Deception, I’ve renamed Monday TV the FBI Follies. The FBI should sue both shows for defamation.

  • HalCapone

    The Following is the only bright spot among the carnage of FOX’s 26% (18-49)ratings decline this year. Not sure if the dark nature of The Following has long term “following” potential, especially on broadcast networks. Isn’t The Following the highest rated (average) new drama this season? Move over sherlock. I believe Scandal is the highest rated sophomore drama series this year. Who could have guessed these arguably improbable outcomes?

  • Brian J


    How has Deception misrepresented the FBI with dumb decisions?


    I think Fox’s bigger folly is not using Idol or The X Factor to support new scripted programming. The decision to try a comedy block on Tuesdays made sense, as did the decision to move Glee to Thursdays, but to put nothing at all on Wednesdays? WTF? I get that there are short term gains, but still… And at this point, why didn’t Fox try to put, say, Raising Hope on Wednesdays? I can understand the reluctance to make a switch with New Girl, but if its experiment of trying that show and The Mindy Project on Thursdays works, to the extent it can be judged, perhaps it should move the shows there permanently.

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