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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    @ forg

    ABC’s best 10:00 since the Oscars

  • halloween

    CW is a disaster

  • Billy

    ROE is most likely not coming back, anyway. The stars are already in new pilots.

  • charmedcraft

    keeping hope alive for BATB

  • HT

    Seriously, the UK has better overnight ratings that the United States, with about 1/10 of the population. Why are these tv execs still in their jobs? I’ve seen better content come out the back of a cow.

  • rob60990

    Mike & Molly was a rerun.

  • forg

    Let’s see if DWTS can do good this season since they included the current Bachelor in the next cycle, it would be a shame if it would ruin Bachelor’s ratings momentum

  • Lee

    All the people questioning Mike and Molly, the table is wrong, it was a repeat

    the only original on CBS last night was ROE

  • samurai99

    Nice to see my predictions of the Following tanking are finally starting to come true.

    TCD gets another 0.4. I’m sure this won’t be adjusted down and my prediction that it will be renewed will come true [/sarcasm].

    You would think CBS would try to air the only two shows that aren’t reruns together.

  • Jade

    If The Carrie Diaries continues to stay in the 0.4 demo I dont see how the CW could justify renewing it for another season. Considering it premiered mid season,this show would have needed to be a hit straight out the gate and Cleary that’s not the case. Its ashame because it’s a cute show but I dont really see it growing its audience.

  • s0303

    mike and molly now listed as repeat…that makes more sense :)

  • starship

    Not many new scripted shows on last night and no real surprises in the ratings. I’m surprised The Carrie Diaries held onto that 0.4, guess the DST adjustment didn’t have that much effect after all, it’s still getting cancelled though. Good for The Following, it doesn’t seem to have been affected by DST either.

  • Roswell

    Kind of getting tired of TCD fans trying to justify its pathetic 0.4 by saying its steady… I’m sorry but even steady at 0.4 is just dreadful and I’m sorry, but TCD will not be back for a second season. Just realize this.

  • Charmed

    CW half hours?

  • Scott

    Mike and Molly was a rerun for those who believed it was a new episodes at night ;)

  • Taylor

    I can’t believe how great the ratings for the season finale of The Bachelor and the After the Final Rose special were. I haven’t watched The Bachelor or The Bachelorette in several years, but I think I’m going to watch The Bachelorette when it starts.

    I also think it’s really interesting that the After the Final Rose special actually got better ratings than the season finale did. Does anybody else think that’s strange too?

  • Anthony Parello (AP076)

    who Posted March 12, 2013 at 8:46 AM
    “Deception might excape the bear’s claws. Been quite steady though on a very low level. Let’s see how the season finale does.”

    What magic or miracle could you possibly expect from next Monday’s finale? It is a serialized show/soap opera that has not had above a 1.3 in 8 weeks. To expect any appreciable increase in viewership for the finale is insane.

    The ONLY way Deception escapes The Bear’s claws is if they are amputated.

  • CrimTV

    Really confused because ratings were out extra early, then realised that it’s Daylight Saving Time in the US :)

  • CrimTV


    The Following is hardly tanking, it had a Bones repeat (1.2) as a lead-in, which is a valid excuse as it’s only 7-8 weeks old whereas there are people on here complaining a show in it’s 5-8th season should have a good lead-in. Also DST

  • Dan S

    @samurai99, you were kidding about The Following tanking weren’t you ? The shows low has been 2.4 which in itself is still respectable & most new shows these days would kill for these numbers. Bottom line the show has been renewed for next year & by most standards is considered a hit.

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