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.


Fast Affiliate Ratings: These first national ratings, including demographics, are available at approximately 11 AM (ET) the day after telecast, and are released to subscribing customers daily. These data, from the National People Meter sample, are strictly time-period information, based on the normal broadcast network feed, and include all programming on the affiliated stations, sometimes including network programming, sometimes not. The figures may include stations that did not air the entire network feed, as well as local news breaks or cutaways for local coverage or other programming. Fast Affiliate ratings are not as useful for live programs and are likely to differ significantly from the final results, because the data reflect normal broadcast feed patterns. For example, with a World Series game, Fast Affiliate Ratings would include whatever aired from 8-11PM on affiliates in the Pacific Time Zone, following the live football game, but not game coverage that begins at 5PM PT. The same would be true of Presidential debates as well as live award shows and breaking news reports.

Rating: Estimated percentage of the universe of TV households (or other specified group) tuned to a program in the average minute. Ratings are expressed as a percent.

Share (of Audience): The percent of households (or persons) using television who are tuned to a specific program, station or network in a specific area at a specific time. (See also, Rating, which represents tuning or viewing as a percent of the entire population being measured.)

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.

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  • Hubert R. Wentland

    it’s sad how HIMYM sudenly became the highest rated CBS Monday show despite being even with its bubble years. it always used to be on the bottom of the night, eclipsed by other hit comedies.

  • Matt

    I do think DWTS will demolish The Voice in viewers – and The Voice will demolish DWTS in the demo.


    DWTS – 2.6 (demo) / 14.5 million viewers

    THE VOICE – 4.2 (demo) / 12 million viewers

  • Petar Ivanov

    @DWTS faced The Voice in its fall premiere. It did not yesterday. It will next week and drop big time.

    True but if is around 2.0 still will be win for abc. Most of expensive scripted shows on that network have hard and are below 2.0. ALl new shows too. Only veteran shows are stable and better.

    DWTS will stay two cycles may be with TB also 2 cycles. Its not gold mine but is good enough. And today they are big winner. DWTS fans can enjoy.

  • Sarah


    Yeah, I hope stays at at least 2.0, especially after next week.

  • Bryer

    Pretty good for TCD! Great for DWTS. I’m happy with the ratings

  • tv_viewer

    If past history repeats itself, DWTS will run over by 1 minute. So there is still a chance for Castle to be adjusted down. When the Voice returns next week, DWTS will drop but I don’t see it dropping below 2.3 next Monday.

  • juliedawn

    Last night I made a concious decision for the first time this season not to watch/record Bones – since I’ve pretty much been falling asleep while watching it for the last little while, all the characters are boring me.
    I figure if I find myself desperate for it, I’ll watch on On Demand on the weekend.

    I may be doing that next with Elementary, although that’s a more difficult decision since one week I’ll love it, and the next it bores me silly.

    And..still haven’t decided if I’ll bother going back to Revolution yet next week.

  • Gina

    “Savor these half hour ratings like Giants fans watching the implosion of the hated Dodgers.”


    Hahahahaha. That’s the greatest thing you’ve said in comment section. #BeatLA

  • Dana

    GO TCD! With its 0.78 lead-in it’s doing better than Batb with it’s 1.2 lead-in. Goodbye batb, toss it, CW. Renew TCD! Same ratings and superior quality of writing and acting!

  • eridapo

    People.. Don’t respond to Paris.. He so desperately wants to be the new Max, and he is doing a lousy job at that..

  • halloween

    same demo for TCD as BatB…but almost under a million…terrible

  • Richard Steven Hack

    Charmed: “TCD will probably adjust down, but even if it does it still has a shot of renewal. P.S RSH, that’s your cue for that essay you’re been preparing all week!”

    You’re welcome.

    TCD still dead as a doornail for renewal. I don’t care about adjustments, just morons who say a show “always adjusts down” without the data to support that. I have no idea what TCD does in terms of adjustments and don’t care since it IS dead as a doornail for renewal.

  • Rachel

    TCD got less than a million views in the half hour. I wouldn’t get too excited…

  • lola

    i can see “deception” being renewed

  • Nicholas Brody

    Hope BIGGEST LOSER comes back for another season but I really don’t know if DECEPTION is on the verge of cancellation and NBC may think about it and we’re six days away for the long awaited return of my favorite new show of the season: REVOLUTION. :-)

  • Ryan Schwartz

    NBC should consider moving BIGGEST LOSER back to Wednesdays 8-10 in the fall. Now with the renewal of THE SING-OFF, NBC has another reality show to slot in between VOICE cycles, one that always did better in midseason. Slot the show for January-Mid February. I doubt they try comedies on Wednesdays next fall. They should however test the waters Tuesdays 8-9 leading into VOICE results. Clearly, it’s not worth slotting them behind THE VOICE (a la GO ON and NEW NORMAL) if they’re just gonna crash without it during the hiatus. See if they can self start.

    8-10pm – VOICE (Sept-Dec.) / SING-OFF (Jan-Feb.) / VOICE (Mid Feb-May)
    10:00pm – NEW DRAMA

    8:00pm – NEW COMEDY
    8:30pm – NEW COMEDY
    9:00pm – VOICE RESULTS (Sept-Dec.) / SING-OFF (Jan-Feb.) / VOICE RESULTS (Mid Feb-May)
    10:00pm – REVOLUTION

    8:00pm – THE BIGGEST LOSER
    10:00pm – CHICAGO FIRE
    (Maybe a new drama at 9 or a new comedy at 9:30?)

  • rob60990

    Disatrous ratings fo CBS. They were new to screw ABC and failed miserably.

    Solid for DWTS. I expected a 3.0 debut.

    Not good for The Following. It is clearly not strong unless the competition is weak.

  • Michael

    Does anyone know, if Carrie Diaries is making a profit overseas? I just can’t see Mark Pedowitz cancelling it, considering more than half of the shows on the network are at a .7 or below. Of course, with the exception of the trinity: Vampire Diaries, Arrow, and Supernatural.

  • Alan

    I hope The Carrie Diaries keeps that 0.5. If the renewal is between TCD and BATB, TCD should be renewed.

  • starship

    And people still believe Carrie Diaries has any shot at renewal. A show getting less than a million viewers (unless all of them are aged 18-49, which they clearly aren’t) for the 10th episode of its first season stands no chance of getting renewed.

    Sad to see 2 Broke Girls fall so much. Having Rules of Engagement, which is thankfully ending this year, as its lead-in is seriously hurting it. CBS’s on for a week, off for 2 weeks scheduling isn’t helping much either, though.

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