With the BCS Championship game airing on ESPN (will post those numbers when they are available this afternoon), Fox, CBS, and the CW aired repeats. CBS almost managed a victory with adults 18-49 anyway, but trailed ABC’s originals by a tenth of an 18-49 ratings point for the night.

The Bachelor was down 8% from last week to a series low 2.2 adults 18-49 rating but against no competition Castle was up 15% from its season low on December 5 to a 2.3 adults 18-49 rating.

NBC’s Who Still Standing? was up 7% from last week and Fear Factor was down 8%. Rock Center with Brian Williams fell to a series low 0.8 adults 18-49 rating, down 27% from last week.

Late-night results are below the primetime data.

Broadcast primetime  ratings for Monday, January 9, 2012:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating Viewers (Millions)
8:00 ABC The Bachelor 8-10p 2.2/5 7.24
CBS How I Met Your Mother (R) 2.2/6 6.52
NBC Who’s Still Standing 1.6/4 6.17
FOX House (R) 1.0/3 3.26
CW Gossip Girl (R) 0.3/1 0.74
8:30 CBS 2 Broke Girls (R) 2.4/6 7.22
9:00 CBS Two and a Half Men (R) 2.3/5 8.33
NBC Fear Factor 2.2/5 5.47
FOX House (R) 1.2/3 3.28
CW Hart of Dixie (R) 0.3/1 0.85
9:30 CBS Mike & Molly (R) 2.3/5 7.80
10:00 ABC Castle .2.3/6 9.75
CBS Hawaii Five-0 (R) 1.6/4 6.10
NBC Rock Center with Brian Williams 0.8/2 3.10

via NBC press notes:

In Late-Night Metered Markets Monday night:

  • In Nielsen’s 56 metered markets, household results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 2.6/6; CBS’s “Late Show with David Letterman,” 2.3/6; and ABC’s combo of “Nightline,” 3.1/7; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 1.5/4.
  • In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 0.8/3; “Late Show,” 0.7/3; “Nightline,” 1.0/4; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 0.6/3.
  • At 12:35 a.m., “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” (1.3.4 in metered-market households) beat CBS’s “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” (1.2/4).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, “Late Night” (0.5/3 in 18-49) topped “Late Late Show” (0.4/3).
  • At 1:35 a.m., “Last Call with Carson Daly” averaged a 0.7/3 with an encore in metered-market households and a 0.3/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters

NOTE: All national ratings are “live plus same day” from Nielsen Media Research unless otherwise indicated.

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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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