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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  • samurai99


    Uh, elementary has gotten 2.6’s. And I’m not making fun of the shows ratings, I’m making fun of the bad writing.

    And I’m pretty sure the troll is the one that adds ‘flop to every sentence he rights and can’t stop hitting the all caps button.

  • POI

    Bachelor finale went up by so much because last time out they were up against The Voice.

  • BigBrotherFan


    You`re an idiot. FLOPAMENTRY would kill to get STEADY 2.6`s even with less competition it struggles to get a 2.3, AT BEST! Even with a GREAT LEAD IN! and yes, idiot, you have been trashing the FOLLOWINGS ratings since it has been on.
    Go back under the bridge now.
    PS- I dont think your FLOPAMENTRY is gonna collect any awards for any kind of writing achievement. I throw your argument out.

  • Kevin

    The Following is doing so great.

  • Jarrod

    I admit to watching BOTH TCD and 90210, but with these ratings, I’m glad The CW made the smart move to cancel 90210 and give it a series finale ending after 114 episodes. However, with TCD, with only 13 episodes into it’s 1st season, it doesn’t deserve anything. Regardless if it were on ANY network, the show is literally a tank right next to Cult. I’d rather air repeats of TVD next year than lose more respect for the network. Seriously CW, CUT YOUR LOSSES!

  • Ash


    Do you think adding FLOP to every show you hate, helps get your point across better? Do you think it makes you look cooler? Well it doesn’t! You sound like a 10 year old for crying out loud ;)

  • BigBrotherFan


    Do you think I care? I will say what I want to say. I dont really care how anyone views me on here. I come here to shot the sh%t about ratings and kill time. It is not really like I know any of you in person, so I dont care to impress you AND I think the whole FLOP THIS FLOP THAT was kinda funny.

    …Do you know how many times I have been attached here for my name EVEN THOUGH I HAVE STATED TIME AND TIME again that BIG BROTHER is not even a TOP 5 show NASHVILLE, THE FOLLOWING, SHAMELESS, DALLAS AND MAD MEN are…I aint changing my name nor my caps nor what I call shows…so there you have it!

  • Bella Bellini

    TCD still doesn’t have strong ratings, but I thought they would drop this week because of The Bachelor finale. So that’s one good thing I guess.

    The Following was awesome as usual this week :)


    @ Rebecca

    Mary Jane (my significant other) is going to see Burt Wonderstone Fri w/ the girls (because of both Steve Carell & Jim Carrey). I’m sitting out this week, but next week will be there for Croods. Actually looking forward to that one!

  • Dan

    I know Rules of Engagement is airing with repeats but its tough for a series to air with no other comedies surrounding it, look at how that hurt The Neighbors.

    Rules of Engagement will likely end this May but at least its getting a proper finale.

  • Jazz

    Deception was really good last night. The last 2 episodes have been great. I wish they had aired shows like this early in their season. Might have had a chance. Oh well, I hope they do a good job of closing it next week. So good. I actually look forward to this show. Can’t say that of most that I DVR and get to eventually. I used to watch Once and Revenge close to their air times. Community as well.

  • Brian J

    ABC should really consider bringing back The Bachelor on a full time basis, twice a season, a la Survivor, and putting it on Thursdays. I doubt it would do worse than a 2.0 and could easily get a 2.5 or higher. It’d give a nice bump to Grey’s as it nears its end, which would in turn bump up Scandal, which would probably take over the time slot for Grey’s once that show is over.

    I wonder if CBS is going to move Mike & Molly to a new night, perhaps to lead off an entire comedy block. Amazingly enough, 2 Broke Girls has held its own and can probably support a new show. If not, does it move it to 8:30 so that it could take over for How I Met Your Mother when it is done?

    The Following is also holding its own, although I wonder if a time period switch might be best for next season. The only real choice, unless Fox completely rearranges its lineup, is Wednesdays at 9:00, although that put its directly against Criminal Minds on CBS, and unless that show moves, might they hurt each other? And then there’s SVU, which has its own core audience, or whatever new show NBC might put there.

    And then there’s NBC, everyone’s favorite punching bag. Aside from the oddly consistent audience for Deception (more on that in a second), this night is a mess and the network has to hope that The Voice and Revolution come back strong. (Seriously, if The Voice comes back strong, NBC is not nearly in as much trouble as people think, but if it doesn’t, it’s scary!) I’d probably leave Revolution where it is, unless it comes back stronger than anticipated, which might be enough to have NBC build a night around it, OR NBC has one drama pilot that it really, really wants to highlight. But instead of leaving The Voice for two hours, I’d scale it back and launch a comedy pilot (and a multi0-cam!) behind it. There’s much less competition on this night, and unless The Voice collapses, it will be a great lead-in. And if it works, NBC could put another one there midseason.

    As for Deception, might this show deserve another season? It seemed to get mediocre reviews, but NBC has a few pilots and/or older shows (Hatfields & McCoys, Parenthood) that it could be paired with.

  • Justin121

    The Biggest Flop, The Flop Diaries, Rules of Flop

    all flopped.

  • Charmed

    I’m fans of some of these shows, I’m just doing it for fun!

    The Biggest Flop
    How I Met Your Flop
    The Flop Diaries
    Rules of Flops
    2 Broke Flops
    Flop & Floppy
    The Bachelor: After the final flop
    Hawaii Flop-O

  • samurai99


    “Your an idiot”

    Yeah, throwing insults isn’t trollish behavior at all.

    “with less competition”

    Aren’t you the guy always praising scandal?

    “it struggles to get a 2.3, AT BEST!”

    It has multiple episodes above that level.

    “trashing the FOLLOWINGS ratings since it has been on.”

    No, I’ve said multiple times it gets good ratings and have (usually incorrectly) expected them to drop when people recognize the terrible writing.

    “I throw your argument out.”

    Yeah that’s what most people due when they don’t know how to argue.

  • Ash


    Do what you want. Just giving you some advice from one blogger to the next ;)

    But c’mon! Nashville and Folllowing are not top5 shows. Breaking Bad, Homeland, Sons of Anarchy, Game of Thrones and Boardwalk Empire are all better shows than them.

  • AaronExplicable

    I watch the following and will continue to watch. Though I realize the episodes I really liked were written by Kevin Williamson himself. When one of the other writers take the helm it reminds me of Scream 3(drafted by him, but screwed up by someone else) Having said that, I’ll continue to follow this show but I wouldn’t be surprised at all to see it dip again next week.

  • ToXiX

    @Brian J

    I think CBS may be saving Mike & Molly to move to HIMYMs time slot after its finished. But next season I think it stays in the same position as everything else comedy wise. A new comedy at @ 8:30 and that’s a wrap. CBS knows better than to schedule a new comedy after Big Bang.

  • Fred

    Imagine if FOX decides to air IDOL on Mon and/or Tues? NBC will surely suffer. Sweet revenge after what NBC did early this season when they aired VOICE against the X FACTOR.


    @ BigBrotherFan

    Well I hope you care what I think for we have somewhat of an understanding. My problem w/ the Flop stuff is it’s too hard to deciphre what you guys are saying. I know the show by its title & not all the flop nonsense. It wasn’t that funny to begin with & now has become beyond annoying as well as totally unprofessional (not that I have a corner in that one, but you know what I mean?)!

    I’d appreciate it if you pulled back the reigns just a little (as a good fan of TGW would most certainly do) as I think your rants are much more amusing than your flop factor jargons.

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