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.

  • Nunu

    I think when the voice returns, Deception ratings will definitely go up but will it be to late?

  • Perdix

    Even the repeat of Bones is adjusted up. Nice.

  • Richard Steven Hack

    Brian J: “What’s more important is if they get the science right, up to a point, and it looks like they do that.”

    The entire premise is utter nonsense. If there’s no electricity, everyone dies. That’s the science. They’ve never spent two seconds trying to produce a plausible explanation for the premise.

    Directing-wise, they’ve had scenes where the heroes are in enclosed spaces and are fired on by half a dozen guys with M-15’s and NOBODY gets hit!

    Then there’s the notion I’ve complained about since the show came on – the notion that most of the guns in use will be muskets after fifteen years. There’s something like 200 million firearms in this country. The DHS department alone has 400 million rounds of ammo. All of which would be functional fifteen years after a collapse. Not to mention any non-electrically-operated weapon like artillery, mortars, etc. Reduced to using SWORDS? Seriously?

    Worse, that an ex-Marine like Matthison would train the militia to fight in massed ranks like the Civil War. It’s insane. The show is just stupid.

    Worse, the show’s pace is like molasses. They allegedly are trying to rescue the girl’s brother and they spent God knows how many episodes running around trying to rescue every random schmuck they ran across – usually at the girl’s behest. Ridiculous.

    “It’s also something people who work on television shows could easily find out, I would think.”

    Writers and directors seem not to care a lot. It irritates me, but apparently no one else except the few who pay attention to realism. I’m all for suspension of disbelief, and I’m happy to let things slide as long as the show is good or part comedy – like Leverage, for example, where the cons are full of plot holes. But not for serious dramas that are trying to be realistic enough to be compelling.

  • Richard Steven Hack

    Xolilito: “I don’t get it. One site says it grew a tenth in ratings, yet it still adjusted down?”

    The other site is probably referencing the overnight ratings. The final ratings frequently get adjustments. This site posts both overnight and final.

  • Oliver

    I will never understand the ire for Revolution’s premise. The premise of The Walking Dead is ridiculous and implausible yet no-one gets annoyed about that.

  • Ultima

    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?

    In the overnight ratings, which are time period estimates, Deception had a 1.2; so it was reported as growing week-to-week.

    In the final ratings, which are the actual show ratings, it only had a 1.1; so it’s said to have adjusted down (the change from estimate to final). Given the final rating, the show was flat week-to-week.

    The most likely cause for the difference in ratings in this case is The Biggest Loser running until 10:01pm.


  • Ultima

    The premise of The Walking Dead is ridiculous and implausible yet no-one gets annoyed about that.

    In science fiction it’s typically fine to suspend disbelief for certain, pre-defined things, as long as everything else is realistic.

    In the case of The Walking Dead, the viewer accepts the zombie apocalypse, but everything else must be realistic (which I think the show does a fairly good job of doing).

    In the case of Revolution, I’ve heard quite a few complaints about the realism, even if you were to accept the basic premise. I’m not sure if that’s the case (never seen the show).

    If you’re just talking about the premise itself, simply chalk it up to the zombie apocalypse being widely accepted at this point (it’s been 45 years!).

  • wahoowa

    This will be my last episode of The Following….ridiculous!

  • Petar Ivanov

    There is nothing to understand about. Richard Steven Hack is kid and Rev hater like max was for scandal. Its simple. But if you say one word against Nikita lowest rated drama on broadcast tv currently will be really mad.


    Shows like The walking dead, Revolution, Game of thrones, true blood are major hits because they are highly entertaining and unique not because they are real and tommorow we will see zombies, vampires, dragons and we will lived without power again etc. in real live. That is why all from them are so huge in 18-34 demo. Which mean this is their base target like comics or this genre of movies – avengers, star wars, star trek etc.

    ps new season of GoT look insane. Will be outstanding. Lets see how big will be GoT in season 3. TWD was really big.

    ps 2 By the way abc is doing zombies pilot too.

  • michael

    CBS should really consider one more season of ROE and give it a full order on Thursdays

    8:30-2 1/2 Men
    9:30–2BG or Mike & Molly

  • Nikki

    good to see the following adjusted up. thats a really good show.

  • gerry

    i guess i’ll just have to enjoy you while i can, tcd. i can’t see you getting picked up w those numbers.

  • Ted Craig


    Why would they ever do that?

  • Michael1


    I also liked that Sara Rue made an appearance. And they gave approximations for the baby and the wedding. Fans who have patiently watched this show in limbo may finally get some closure.

  • Brian J

    @Richard Steven Hack:

    Again, without having seen much of the show…

    It’s important to distinguish between natural electricity or power, like from power, versus that which is mad made or processed, like that which comes from refining oil or gas.

    As far as the fight scenes, perhaps you are right, but I haven’t seen them, so…

    As for the show’s pace, some big changes are supposed to come in the second half. Perhaps that’s one reason why the break was so long: it allowed the producers to make some alterations and plan the show more carefully.

    The realism comment was about The Following, by the way.

  • MichaelChickless

    @Richard Steven Hack “I mean, I often refer to the FBI as the “Fumbling Bunch of Morons” but c’mon!”

    Wait, wouldn’t that make them the FBM instead of the FBI?

  • TomSFBay

    The fact that Rules of Engagement jumped by 40% from its rerun leadin is pretty impressive.

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