TV Ratings Monday: 'Dancing With Stars' Premiere Down, 'The Biggest Loser' Finale Up, 'The Following', 'Bones' & 'Castle' Down, 'Hawaii Five-0' Up

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March 19th, 2013

The Following March 18

Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 2.8/7 2.4/6 2.2/6 2.2/6 1.5/4 0.3/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 1.8/6 1.6/5 1.9/6 1.6/5 1.2/4 0.4/1
Total Viewers (million) 14.914 8.009 7.201 6.063 3.450 0.775


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

On ABC, the season premiere of Dancing With the Stars garnered a 3.1 adults 18-49 rating down 11 percent from a 3.5 for  last spring’s season premiere on March 19, 2012. However, it delivered ABC’s second highest Adult 18-49 rating in the 2 hour time period since April 23, 2012.  Castle earned a 2.2 adults 18-49 rating, down 4 percent from a 2.3 for its most recent original episode on February 25.

On FOX, Bones earned a 2.0 adults 18-49 rating down 9 percent from a 2.2 its most recent new episode on March 4.  The Following scored a 2.4 down 11 percent from last week's 2.7 adults 18-49 rating.

On CBS, How I Met Your Mother earned a 2.9 adults 18-49 rating down 12 percent from a 3.3 for its most recent new episode on February 25.  Rules of Engagement garnered a 2.2  up 5 percent from last week's season low 2.1 adults 18-49 rating. 2 Broke Girls scored a series low 2.7 adults 18-49 rating down 18 percent from a 3.3 on February 25. Mike & Molly notched a season low 2.4 down 11 percent from. A 2.7 on February 25. Hawaii Five-0 earned a 2.1 adults 18-49 rating up 5 percent from a 2.0 on February 18.

On NBC, The Biggest Loser season finale notched a 2.6 up 30 percent from last week’s 2.0 adults 18-49 rating and up 18 percent from a 2.2 for last spring’s finale on May 1, 2012. The Deception season – and likely series – finale earned a 1.3 up 18 percent from last week's 1.1 adults 18-49 rating.

On the CW, The Carrie Diaries scored a 0.5 up 25 percent from last week's 0.4 adults 18-49 rating.


Broadcast primetime ratings for Monday, March 18, 2013:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rtg/Shr Viewers (millions)
8:00 ABC Dancing With the Stars (8-10PM) - Season Premiere 3.1/8 16.76
CBS How I Met Your Mother 2.9/9 7.35
NBC The Biggest Loser (8-10PM) - Season Finale 2.6/7 7.33
FOX Bones 2.0/6 7.31
CW The Carrie Diaries 0.5/1 1.04
8:30 CBS Rules of Engagement 2.2/6 6.63
9:00 CBS 2 Broke Girls 2.7/7 8.35
FOX The Following 2.4/6 7.09
CW Hart of Dixie - R 0.2/0 0.51
9:30 CBS Mike & Molly 2.4/6 8.23
10:00 ABC Castle 2.2/6 11.23
CBS Hawaii Five-0 2.1/6 8.75
NBC Deception - Season Finale 1.3/3 3.52

Late Night Ratings Via NBC Press Note:

In Late-Night Metered Markets Monday night:
  • In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 2.7/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.5/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.5/7.
  • In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 Wednesday results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 0.8/4; "Late Show," 0.7/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.8/4.
  • From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET Wednesday night, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.5/5 in metered-market households and a 0.4/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.
  • From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.2/4 in metered-market households) tied CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.2/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 in 18-49) tied "Late Late Show" (0.4/2).
  • At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


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Time Shifted Viewing – Program ratings for national sources are produced in three streams of data – Live, Live+Same Day (Live+SD) and Live+7 Day. Time shifted figures account for incremental viewing that takes place with DVRs. Live+Same Day (Live+SD) include viewing during the same broadcast day as the original telecast, with a cut-off of 3:00AM local time when meters transmit daily viewing to Nielsen for processing. Live+7 Day ratings include incremental viewing that takes place during the 7 days following a telecast.

For more information see Numbers 101 and Numbers 102.

  • Glue

    Carrie Diaries getting 0.5. Half Hours?

  • BigFlop

    face it, Castle beat H50 AGAIN! lol

  • Samunto

    So basically DWTS will be down to around 1.9/2.0 once The Voice is back! Expect to see series lows for The Following in about 7days!
    Good for Loser!

  • alex

    is it a series low for 2bg ?

  • Billy

    CBS got slaughtered by DWTS and DST. Just think what will happen when The Voice premieres next week.

  • s0303

    good for the biggest loser…a 2.6 for nbc right now is a huge rating…plus on a network that only a couple shows have managed a 2.0 since the voice ended, tbl has never fallen below it…nbc should extend its episodes next season

    happy to see dwts go up, i don’t watch it, but my mom loves this show and she would be devastated if it ever ended…

    yikes, all the cbs comedies below a 2.0 now…

    the following :( hopefully it will bounce back next week.

  • eridapo

    Per Marc Berman

    DWTS 2.9 16.24/ 3.1 17.07/ 3.2 17.10/ 3.1 16.67
    Castle 2.3 11.84/ 2.1 10.62

    TBL 2.3 6.65/ 2.6 7.52/ 2.7 7.38/ 2.9 7.78
    Deception 1.4 3.84/ 1.2 3.21

    Bones 2.0 7.22/ 2.0 7.39
    TheFoll 2.4 7.21/ 2.3 6.97

    TCD .5 1.11/ .4 .973

    H50 2.1 8.91/ 2.0 8.59

  • Dawn

    @Paris, why is that a LOL? H50 normally has a much better lead in than Castle and doesn’t beat Castle, or if it does, not by much of a margin. Also, at least H50 has the same lead in; you never know what Castle is going to get. I don’t see your arguemnent.

  • Billy

    Series lows for both 2 Broke Girls and Mike and Molly.

  • Mike

    HIMYM should have ended this season, I bet the ratings will continue to slide, and then the final 4 episodes next season will skyrocket when things come to an end.

  • John A

    Decent for Castle. Glad Deception went up. Dont watch it but every show deserves a bump for its Series Finale. Did it get a proper Ending?

  • Grey

    “Castle” was down but it still won!! I’ll take it! :D

  • Gina

    H50 had a solid episode. Castle may adjust down. I believe DWTS ran over. The Following was so good. Loving it more and more each week.

    Looking forward to next week when the voice returns and also Revolution. Should get interesting. Or uglier…

  • Dodge Hickey

    CBS sidelining originals for that long never helps, I didn’t even know their was original programing last night

  • Petar Ivanov

    Dancing with the Stars is the winner of the night. Cheap and best what abc has these days. Way better than any of abc dramas and sitcoms without MF.

    May be 2 cycles is not that bad idea after all.

  • Matt


    sorry was not aware of that. but, cant fall too much – probably a 2.5 and 14 million guessing. This premiere is still good though, with that huge mess of the All-Stars edition.

  • Hubert R. Wentland

    It’s not, it hit 2.8 twice during the fall.

  • cadburyeasteregg

    I get the strong feeling that Deception was just a backdoor prequel for a John Larroquette drama. Next season it will probably be retooled and he’ll probably end up being the star. I can’t see NBC not doing it and giving him creative control.

  • John A

    TCD probably adjusted down. Thats its usual trend. Not shocked The Following droping. Its starting to bore me.

  • TheFloppingFails

    “The Flopping” continuing to fail. Wow put it out of its misery already!!

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