TV Ratings Monday: 'The Following' Falls to Low While 'Intelligence', 'The Blacklist' & 'How I Met Your Mother' Rise

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January 28th, 2014


Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 2.5/7 2.1/6 1.8/5 1.6/4 1.4/4 0.3/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 1.7/5 1.9/6 1.3/4 1.0/3 1.2/4 0.3/1
Total Viewers (million) 9.063 8.031 6.690 4.996 3.331 1.032

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

On CBS, How I Met Your Mother earned a season high 3.8, up seven tenths from last week's 3.1 adults 18-49 rating. 2 Broke Girls scored a season high 3.0, up three tenths from last week's 2.7 adults 18-49 rating. Mike & Molly garnered a season high 2.6, up five tenths from last week's 2.1 adults 18-49 rating. Mom notched a 2.4, up half a ratings point from last week's series low 1.9 adults 18-49 rating.  Intelligence earned a 1.5, up four tenths  from last week's 1.1 adults 18-49 rating.

On ABC, The Bachelor notched a 2.5, up two tenths from last week's season low 2.3 adults 18-49 rating. 

On NBC, Hollywood Game Night scored a 1.5, up from from last week's 1.3 adults 18-49 rating. A second episode garnered a 1.3, down two tenths from the series high 1.5 adults 18-49 rating last week's 9PM episode earned. The Blacklist earned a 2.5, up two tenths from last week's series low 2.3 adults 18-49 rating.

On FOX, the time period premiere of The Following fell to a series low with a 2.0 adults 18-49 rating, way down from last week's football-inflated 4.4 adults 18-49 premiere rating. Your predictions were too optimistic.

On The CW, Hart of Dixie matched last week's 0.4 adults 18-49 rating adults 18-49 rating. Beauty and the Beast was flat with last week's 0.3 adults 18-49 rating.

Broadcast primetime ratings for Monday, January 27, 2014:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM CBS How I Met Your Mother 3.8 11 10.67
ABC The Bachelor (8-10PM) 2.5 7 8.61
NBC Hollywood Game Night 1.5 4 5.59
FOX The Following -R 1.1 3 3.92
CW Hart of Dixie 0.4 1 1.16
8:30PM CBS 2 Broke Girls 3.0 8 9.93
9:00PM CBS Mike & Molly 2.6 7 10.73
FOX The Following 2.0 5 6.02
NBC Hollywood Game Night 1.3 3 4.52
CW Beauty and the Beast 0.3 1 0.91
9:30PM CBS Mom 2.4 6 9.48
10:00PM NBC The Blacklist 2.5 7 9.97
CBS Intelligence 1.5 4 6.77
ABC Castle -R 1.4 4 6.88

- via NBC press note:

n Late-Night Metered Markets Monday night:


  • In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 3.5/9 with an encore telecast; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.2/6 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.2/6.


  • In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 1.1/5 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.5/2 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.8/3.


  • From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.3/4 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" (1.7/6 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.0/4 with an encore).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/1 with an encore).


  • At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.9/4 in metered-market households and a 0.3/3 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.

  • Dan

    Well, it looks like lot’s of folks are getting tired of bad writing, murder porn, FBI agents who can’t shoot a gun or catch people and all the other flaws that make for a show called The Following.

    Almost Human may just hang in there and get another 13 episodes next year.

    Congratulations to HIMYM and 2BG for season highs last night. HIMYM was a very touching episode. Amazing they made it to 200 shows.

  • Herz

    Very impressive numbers for HIMYM!

  • Jeff (Canada)

    Wow, good for CBS! Everything went up.


    Wow @ The Following

  • Rene

    Great for the Blacklist :D

  • gigi


  • Brad

    Not at all shocked by The Following. Such a hard drop.

  • Lukes

    So it’s clear that the values of last week are outliers…

  • Alan

    OMG that was a big drop for The Following :(

  • HalCapone

    A 55% drop for murder porn. My faith in viewers is restored!

  • Patrick Ausgewahlt

    When the Mother first appeared it went from a 2.6 to a 3.4, and now it went from a 3.1 to a 3.8 when the story was about her. Mother=Ratings!

  • Leon

    Wow! The Following really tanked! I love the show but I didn’t see that drop coming!

    On a good note happy to see The Blacklist staying strong without The Voice! Solid contender for NBC!

  • CrimTV

    Omg The Blacklist – 2.5/4, low share?

  • Max Vrany

    Weather was bad (read: really cold) in most of the country. Bad weather = good TV ratings.

  • Alan

    The Following is such a great show… watch it people.

  • Jay

    Wow HIMYM!! Wow Mom!! All of the CBS comedies up this week!

  • Mike

    Go ahead HIMYM! Great episode last night. Next week is the final one till Feb. 24th.

  • TT

    Is Intelligence one of those shows that gets better? I haven’t watched but all of the reviews that I read were not good.
    Happy for The Blacklist. My only Monday show now that Sleepy Hollow is off.

  • Matt M.

    GREAT numbers for Hollywood Game Night, especially in its first episode at 8:00. GREAT for The Blacklist.

    Also good numbers for The Bachelor.

    WOW at HIMYM! Also amazing for M&M and MOM!… Pretty pathetic that 2 Broke Girls couldn’t even hold most of HIMYM’s audience, and that M&M grew upon 2BG’s audience.

    LOL – Castle (R) beat Intelligence!

    There will be HUGE numbers for HIMYM’s finale.

  • Ron

    The Following is terrible.I tried to watch the first episode of this season but i couldn’t get past the first 15 mins.How long can Joe Carrell plot go on?Last season started out good but ended up all over the place.

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