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TV Ratings Monday: The Olympics Up, 'The Bachelor' & 'Castle' Hit Lows, Soft Start for 'Star-Crossed', 'The Following' Flat

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February 18th, 2014

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Scoreboard NBC ABC FOX UNI CBS CW
Adults 18-49: rating/Share 5.6/15 2.0/5 1.7/4 1.3/4 1.2/3 0.4/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 4.0/12 1.7/5 1.1/4 1.1/3 0.7/2 0.3/1
Total Viewers (million) 23.462 7.663 5.207 3.290 5.306 1.005

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

On NBC, night twelve of coverage of the Winter Olympics earned a 5.6 adults 18-49 rating, up 4 percent from a 5.4 for night 12 of the 2010 winter Olympics but down 14 percent from last Monday’s 6.5

On ABC, The Bachelor tied its series low with a 2.2 down 4 percent from last week's 2.3 adults 18-49 rating.  Castle matched its series low with a 1.7 adults 18-49 rating down 19 percent from a 2.1 for its most recent original episode on February 3.

On FOX, Almost Human matched last week's 1.6 adults 18-49 rating. The Following tied last week's series low 1.7 adults 18-49 rating.

On CBS,  Intelligence earned a 1.2 down 8 percent from last week's 1.3 adults 18-49 rating.

On The CW, the premiere of  Star Crossed earned a 0.4  adults 18-49 rating, down 50 percent from a 0.8 for the premiere of the CW’s other sci-fi teen show, The Tomorrow People but up 25 percent from Hart Of Dixie’s 0.3 in the time period last week. Your predictions were a little too optimistic. Beauty And The Beast matched last week's series low tying 0.3 adults 18-49 rating.

Broadcast primetime ratings for Monday, February 17, 2014:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rtg/Shr Viewers (millions)
8:00 NBC The Olympics (8-11PM) 5.6/15 23.46
ABC The Bachelor (8-10PM) 2.2/6 7.61
FOX Almost Human 1.6/5 5.28
CBS How I Met Your Mother - R 1.4/4 4.99
CW Star Crossed - Series Premiere 0.4/1 1.24
8:30 CBS 2 Broke Girls - R 1.2/3 4.82
9:00 FOX The Following 1.7/4 5.14
CBS Mike & Molly - R 1.3/3 5.54
CW Beauty And The Beast 0.3/1 0.766
9:30 CBS Mom - R 1.1/3 5.04
10:00 ABC Castle 1.7/5 7.78
CBS Intelligence 1.2/3 5.72

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- via NBC press note:

Detailed Results in Late-Night Metered Markets Monday night:
  • In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” 7.1 rating, 20 share from midnight-1 a.m. ET; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.0/5, and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.0/5.
  • In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “Tonight,” 3.4/17 at midnight; "Late Show," 0.5/2, and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/3.
  • From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.2/4 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, CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" averaged a 0.8/3 in metered-market households and a 0.2/1  in 18-49 in the 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.

 
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