TV Ratings Monday: 'The Bachelor' Finale Rises Over Last Year, 'The Following' Dips + 'Rules of Engagement' & 'The Biggest Loser' Hit New Lows

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March 12th, 2013


Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 3.5/9 1.9/5 1.7/5 1.6/4 1.5/4 0.3/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 3.2/10 1.4/5 1.1/4 1.0/3 1.3/4 0.4/1
Total Viewers (million) 10.327 6.418 4.820 6.371 3.507 0.900


ABC was number one with adults 18-49  and with total viewers.

On ABC, The Bachelor garnered a 3.3, up half a ratings point from its last original's 2.8 adults 18-49 rating and up four tenths from last year's  season finale (2.9/8) . The After the Final Rose special earned a 3.8 Adults 18-49 rating, up half a ratings point from last year's 3.3 adults 18-49 rating

On FOX, The Following scored a 2.6. down two tenths from last week's 2.8 adults 18-49 rating.

On CBS, Rules of Engagement garnered a new season low 2.0, down two tenths from last week's season low 2.2 adults 18-49 rating.

On NBC, The Biggest Loser notched a season low 1.9, down three tenths from last week’s 2.2 adults 18-49 rating. Deception earned a 1.2, up a tenth from last week's1.1 adults 18-49 rating.

On the CW, The Carrie Diaries was even with last week's 0.4 adults 18-49 rating. 90210 earned a 0.2 adults 18-49 rating, down a tenth from last week.


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) 3.3 9 9.99
NBC The Biggest Loser (8-10PM) 1.9 5 5.57
CBS How I Met Your Mother -R 1.5 5 5.26
FOX Bones -R 1.2 4 4.85
CW The Carrie Diaries 0.4 1 1.12
8:30 PM CBS Rules of Engagement 2.0 6 6.99
9:00PM FOX The Following 2.6 7 7.99
CBS 2 Broke Girls -R 1.7 4 6.23
CW 90210 0.2 1 0.68
9:30PM CBS Mike & Molly -R 1.6 4 6.23
10:00PM ABC The Bachelor: After the Final Rose 3.8 10 11.01
CBS Hawaii Five-O -R 1.4 4 6.76
NBC Deception 1.2 3 3.34

Via NBC Press Note:
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  • Wowza

    The Following is doing great! Yay FOX.

    Wow at the Bachelor. Thats insane. Also, it means great things for DWTS this season. Expect BIG numbers when they return for this show, also The Voic elooks doomed…

  • Wowza

    Also, look for Idol to air against the voice. Just because it can.

  • Petar Ivanov

    UNI almost beat cbs on monday….again.

    Based on The Bachelor expect new NBC sunday reality to be 2+ in demo. And will premiere after the voice in tuesday.

    the following still strong but the voice is almost there now.

  • Sarah

    Is that a good demo for a Bones repeat?

  • Revenger

    Is that even possible? 90210 has 40,000 more viewers than last week, but it went from a 0.3/1 to a 0.2/1 If the viewers go up, shouldn’t the ratings either stay the same or go up?

  • Roswell

    @revenger based on its half hours, it could possibly adjust up

  • rob60990

    The regular finale will probably see adjustments since it ran until 10:07.

    @Revenger, the extra viewers could have been out of the 18-49 demographic.

  • Maximillian

    Carrie is barely breaking 1M — not good.

  • Wowza

    A 3.5 – 4.0 Tue, Wed, Thurs for Idol and Fox is happy for Last week.

    ABC is happy this monday. Just wow.

  • Wowza

    Mike and Molly – if that was an original did terrible. Shockingly bad.

  • Mike

    Wowza, CBS was on repeat last night.

  • forg

    Best 10 pm rating ABC had since I don’t know when haha.

    Great night for them


    TCD is steady, something beauty and the flop won’t be when it hits 0.4s lmao

  • Wowza

    Rule sis fine between repeats but wow at Mike and Molly. Is that really new? Gosh.

    Also, ABC should plan a Bachelor season in the fall or something. This franchise is still huge.

  • Billy

    The Following is doing great for FOX.

  • s0303

    bachelor did great…still really good for the following…

    sucks for the biggest loser, first time it fell below a 2.0 this year :( hopefully it will be adjusted up, still better than almost all of the other nbc shows…

    yikes at cbs…doesn’t look like mike and molly or rules would be able to stand on their own…


    @ Sarah

    Anything over a 1.0 for a repeat is decent

  • timothy

    how many people watch dallas last night ????? does anyone know and why isn’t last night episode in the ITUNES STOTE ????? i called itunes they couldn’t give me answers. please someone help thank you !!!!!!

  • Wowza

    WOW. The FOllowing has a 2.6 after a repeat of Bones? This is incredible.

  • Ryan Schwartz

    Prediction: if DWTS is as low in the ratings as it was in the fall, ABC rethinks Mondays. Bachelor in the fall, DWTS in winter, and Bachelor or Bachelorette in spring.

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