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.

For more information see Numbers 101 and Numbers 102.

  • Mark3

    Bates motel was amazing!!!!! It was haw dropping. Amazing job on re creating the house and motel perfectly. Just…… best new show. I bet it does better then longmire premier. 5 million and 1.1 1.2

  • Will

    Some harsh comments for CBS. While not its best numbers, HIMYM tied DWTS at a 2.9. In today’s environment, that’s not too shabby. And 2BG is no slouch either, climbing about 25% of its ROE lead-in.

    Haters will hate, but ABC did well with both DWTS and Castle.

    Viewership spread for HIMYM, TBL and Bones at 8:00 is interesting — all within 40,000.

  • Dude

    Is Deception at a 1.2 or a 1.3?

  • Seth

    Next week should be interesting. Will the Following hold up against the Voice? It could go down to a 2.0

  • LeighLee

    “As you can see now, Castle does skew old.”
    No, I don’t see that. Castle’s total viewers include people both older AND younger than the target demo. Probably like a lot of other shows.

    Congrats to Castle for being the most watched scripted show for the night! Unless it gets a big adjustment down, this will be the most watched episode so far this season.


    Deception truly deserves a Season 2. Ratings are fine for an NBC show. Trends every week and one of the most interesting shows on TV

  • Shepherd

    Deception was up for the final at least. NBC never really had a “who shot the president” moment to exploit for a ratings boost, so it never became NBC’s Scandal and wont be renewed. Although, it will probably earn the title for the most successful canceled freshman series on NBC this year! lol

    Big numbers for spring, but much of the county is still battling seasonably cold weather or even dms of snow, so no real surprise to me. Groundhog had it right this year, that’s for sure.

  • lola


    1.2 for Deception
    the show will get renewed, i am calling it

  • lola

    1.3 for Deception *

  • Cara

    After so many weeks of reruns, no wonder all the comedies did will do well on CBS. The audience probably did not know that new episodes were being aired last night. Hawaii Five-0 (2.1 adults) proved the night’s only grower on the Eye, moving up a tenth of a point.

  • Cara

    Castle always runs over 1 minute, even last night. This show’s ratings could get adjusted slightly down later this afternoon.

  • bob

    Great job for Dancing with the Stars!!! I hope they do well next week with The Voice coming back. I think the Voice will get a 3.2 and Dancing with the Stars a 2.9.

  • Rebecca

    Hoping Rules wraps up this season. I enjoy it usually but not nasty episodes like last night’s. Just want the young couple to wed finally and Audrey and Jeff have the baby. HIMYM hasn’t been great but it’s probably about to get better, heading up to Robin and Barney’s wedding. Enjoyed Castle, as always.

  • Alan

    And 2 Broke Girls! :o I guess nobody thought it was a new episode.

  • Dillan

    I really hope that TCD can keep its 0.5.

  • Petar Ivanov

    abc beating cbs on monday with good margin. NBC even with fox. Next week NBC will beat them all. abc will fight with cbs and fox for second place.

    @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.

    All true. Let’s see what CBS will deside in next few hours. TBBT reruns are there. If they don’t act with the voice return and spring coming can turns out from really really bad to even worse. I think they will put TBBT reruns for 2BG lead in next week.

  • Michael

    It used to be “Dancing with the D-list or ex-Stars.” Now it’s “Dancing with the NEVER were stars.” Worst cast EVER. Gimmicky contemporary style addition perverts the integrity of the format. Awful, awful decisions. But, hey, only an 11% drop? The “Non-Celebrity Apprentice” would kill for a drop that small.

  • K

    I have to admit, H50 is pretty good, especially when they stop focusing on Alex O’Laughlin and Scott Caan.

  • Kyle

    Why all the hate for DWTS. Say you want to say but people will tune it for D List stars. 17 million and a 3+ in the demo is no slouch at all.

    Castle steady and I think it should move. It is now proving less reliant on it’s lead in.

  • Tellitlikeitis

    The Dodgers are exploding (in a good way), not imploding.

    I smell fear from No Cal.

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