TV Ratings Monday: 'The Following' Hits Low, 'Almost Human' Down, 'Castle' Up, '2 Broke Girls' Steady

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February 4th, 2014

The Following February 3

Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 2.4/7 2.4/6 1.8/5 1.3/3 1.1/3 0.4/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 2.2/7 1.5/5 1.1/4 0.7/2 0.7/2 0.3/1
Total Viewers (million) 8.799 8.773 6.077 3.803 3.803 1.017

ABC and CBS tied for number one among adults 18-49 while ABC was on top with total viewers.

On CBS, How I Met Your Mother earned a 3.3 down 13 percent from last week’s season high 3.8 adults 18-49 rating. 2 Broke Girls matched  last week's season high  3.0 adults 18-49 rating. Mike & Molly matched last week's season high 2.6 adults 18-49 rating. Mom notched a 2.3 down 4 percent from last week's 2.4 adults 18-49 rating.  Intelligence matched last week's 1.5 adults 18-49 rating.

On ABC, The Bachelor notched a 2.6 up 4 percent from last week's 2.5 adults 18-49 rating. Castle garnered a 2.1 adults 18-49 rating up 5 percent from a 2.0 for its most recent episode.

On NBC, Hollywood Game Night matched last week's 1.5 adults 18-49 rating. The special Sports Illustrated Swimsuit: 50 Years of Beautiful garnered a 0.9 adults 18-49 rating.

On FOX, Almost Human earned a 1.8 adults 18-49 rating down 10 percent from a 2.0 for its most recent episode. The Following scored  a series low  1.9 adults 18-49 rating, down 5 percent from last week's 2.0. 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 matched last week's 0.3 adults 18-49 rating.

Broadcast primetime ratings for Monday, February 3, 2014:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rtg/Shr Viewers (millions)
8:00 CBS How I Met Your Mother 3.3/9 9.26
ABC The Bachelor (8-10PM) 2.6/7 8.24
FOX Almost Human 1.8/5 6.35
NBC Hollywood Game Night 1.5/4 4.95
CW Hart of Dixie 0.4/1 1.15
8:30 CBS 2 Broke Girls 3.0/8 9.20
9:00 CBS Mike & Molly 2.6/7 10.18
FOX The Following 1.9/5 5.799
NBC Sports Illustrated Swimsuit:  50 Years of Beautiful (9-11PM) 0.9/2 3.231
CW Beauty & the Beast 0.3/1 0.881
9:30 CBS Mom 2.3/6 8.99
10:00 ABC Castle 2.1/6 9.92
CBS Intelligence 1.5/4 7.50

- via NBC press note:

In Late-Night Metered Markets Monday night:

Last night’s “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” equaled its highest overnight rating in 15 months.  For both Leno and Jimmy Fallon, it was their top Mondays  in metered-market household rating in nearly four years, since the night Jay returned to the “Tonight Show” desk.


  • Leno scored a 3.9 rating, 10 share in metered-market households, matching last Friday’s rating as “Tonight’s” strongest since Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012 (the night of a guest appearance by President Barack Obama, 4.0/10).  It was the highest Monday “Tonight” rating since March 1, 2010 (5.4).


  • Fallon delivered a 2.0/7 in households, his highest rating for a Monday since that same date, March 1, 2010 (2.1).


  • Guests on “Tonight” Monday night included Jimmy Fallon, Betty White with musical guest Bonnie Raitt.
  • The Feb. 3 edition of “Late Night” presented “The Best of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon: Musical Sketches.”



  • In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 3.9/10; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.3/6 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,” 1.0/4; "Late Show," 0.6/3 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/3.


  • From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.4/5 in metered-market households and a 0.4/3 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.


  • From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (2.0/7 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.1/4).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).


  • At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 1.0/4 in metered-market households and a 0.3/3 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.

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  • HeadlessHorseman

    Dang it Almost Human! You have to prove the Bear wrong!

    Is Intelligence crawling out of the grave?

  • Mike Scott

    HIMYM dipped in the total viewers.

  • Ivan Ivanov

    One night after SB and they are down.Ugly.

  • SJ

    I think it’s too late for Almost Human and Intelligence…

  • Percy

    Intelligence steady at a 1.5, I know it’s still a long shot for it to get renewed, but I really hope it does!

  • http://how-i-met-your-mother.wikia.com/ Babar Suhail

    Ouch, The Following drops even further.
    HIMYM also fell half a rating point, but it still above 3.0, so I’m happy.
    Good for Mom too, I definitely see it getting renewed.
    Intelligence is not doing enough to warrant a second season.

  • soggybiscuit

    Fox should have promoted Almost Human during the Super Bowl instead of the Following

  • Charlie

    Whoa, the Flopwing.

  • Viktor Georgiev

    They should just announce already that MOM is renewed!

  • s0303

    that sports illustrated special was 2 hours long? what were they thinking…lol

  • Winston Mize

    Man HoD and BatB have been steady this year. not that it says much. but still.

  • Dalek

    Wow at hart of dixie and B&TB. quite high for them. but shit compared to everything else on the CW

  • http://twitter.com/FlorianNz Florian

    Really good for CBS. How I Met Your Mother down a bit vs. last week’s 200th episode, but still strong and keeping CBS’ comedy lineup healthy (enough).

  • http://how-i-met-your-mother.wikia.com/ Babar Suhail

    It’s “steady” because there was lesser competition for the last two episodes.

  • TV Sucks

    I’m not surprised people are tuning out of The Following. I mostly watch it now for the lulz.
    “He was mine to kill!”
    “Sorry, I forgot”
    was an actual bit of dialogue last night <3

  • andreskizzo .

    Great night for ABC, The Bachelor keeps doing much better than DWTS these past few years, maybe it should swap with Dancing…
    CW steady as usual.

  • Ultima

    Doubtful. The ratings are still bad and CBS is going to air original episodes during the Olympics with the comedy block in repeats.

  • http://how-i-met-your-mother.wikia.com/ Babar Suhail

    Pending adjustment, this is the second most viewed episode of BATB this season. The CW should be sending out a press release anytime now.

    P.S: I am not a fan of the show.

  • Charlie

    I wonder how much The Following can go. Hope the ratings remains steady.

  • sooverit

    Oh darn, Almost Human was great last night. Too bad. I blame The Following. I blame The Following for everything.

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