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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  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Robert Seidman

    @Mark, Both numbers are correct for their reports. There is “additional processing” that happens between the finals and the top 25. The Top 25 number trumps the “finals” number.


    While sometimes that can be true, it seemed unlikely to me in this instance since top 25 and Sunday finals essentially process at the same time. They both should’ve been a 2.4 (and were in the reports I saw). I’ll fix the Sunday finals.

  • Michael1

    Is it common for more people to watch “After the Final Rose” than to watch the finale?

  • Michael1


    I’m not sure if it’s still true, but there was a time when “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette” had combined to introduce fewer married couples than had either “Survivor,” or “The Biggest Loser.” Maybe they should teach some of their contestants how to lose weight and survive in the wild.

  • Ultima

    Is it common for more people to watch “After the Final Rose” than to watch the finale?

    If they’re aired on the same night, yes.

  • halloween

    Poor CW – 902LOL and The No One Cares Diaries. Will the affiliates drop CW soon?

  • Michael1

    So, none of the “winners” on the bachelor want to marry eachother, and people would rather watch the recap than sit through the regular show. Got it.

  • Charles

    Can someone put the half-hours of all the shows? Thank you.

  • CC

    The word FLOP should be banned from this comments section, so that people who abuse the word on a frequent basis, should be forced to expand their vocabulary and find new words to get their point across. Just saying.

  • Dorothy

    Im sick of the flop word being used i n every sentence as well. I hardly see it being used right anyway.

  • Ultima

    people would rather watch the recap than sit through the regular show

    Never watched, but I think the After the Final Rose special is like the Survivor reunion shows.

  • Networkman

    WOW! A 3.8 demo @10pm! The Bachelor is great for ABC. I guess more people were invested in Sean this year over last year’s Bachelor.

    The Following did great, considering it aired after a repeat of Bones that garnered less than 5 million viewers. Also its demo remained in the high 2’s. Last night’s episode of The Following was very intense.


    unfortunately we’ll continue to hear the word ‘flop’ because there are several immature idiots who post here way too often

  • Brian

    Carrie Diaries and 90210 slipping even more! YES!


    Can someone explain why certain shows consistantly run 1-3 minutes into the next hour and does that affect the ratings ?

    example, The Bachelor Finale carried over seven or eight minutes into the 10PM hour

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