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[01/22/13 - 08:26 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Gets Solid Sampling for "The Following"
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for monday, january 21, 2013)

Here are the highlights of the 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night:

CBS (10.337 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.0, #1) held onto the top spot on Monday thanks to its mix of "How I Met Your Mother" (10.094 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 3.7, #T1), a repeat "The Big Bang Theory" (10.445 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.2, #4), "2 Broke Girls" (11.472 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.7, #T1), "Mike & Molly" (10.849 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.3, #3) and "Hawaii Five-0" (9.583 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.2, #9).

FOX (9.426 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.7, #2) then took home the silver with a new "Bones" (8.473 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.3, #8) followed by the debut of "The Following" (10.379 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 3.1, #5).

Next up was ABC (7.896 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.3, #3) with originals from "The Bachelor" (7.483 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 2.5, #6) and "Castle" (8.724 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.0, #10).

Meanwhile, NBC (5.254 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.0, #4) offered up fresh installments of "The Biggest Loser" (6.074 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 2.4, #7) and "Deception" (3.614 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.3, #11).

And finally, week two of "The Carrie Diaries" (1.282 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #12) and the return of "90210" (0.789 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #13) on The CW (1.035 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) closed out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Carrie" delivered a 0.8 rating while "90210" posted a 0.7 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+9.52% - Bones
+5.26% - Castle
+4.17% - The Bachelor
0.00% - The Biggest Loser
-2.63% - How I Met Your Mother
-5.71% - Mike & Molly
-8.33% - Hawaii Five-0
-9.76% - 2 Broke Girls
-16.67% - The Carrie Diaries
-18.75% - Deception
-33.33% - 90210 (vs. 12/10/12)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+60.87% - How I Met Your Mother (vs. How I Met Your Mother (Repeat))
+45.45% - The Biggest Loser (vs. Who's Still Standing?/Rock Center With Brian Williams)
+37.50% - Mike & Molly (vs. Mike & Molly (Repeat))
+37.50% - Hawaii Five-0 (vs. Hawaii Five-0 (Repeat))
+27.59% - 2 Broke Girls (vs. Two and a Half Men (Repeat))
+3.33% - The Following (vs. Alcatraz)
-4.76% - Castle
-7.41% - The Bachelor
-18.75% - Deception (vs. Rock Center With Brian Williams)
-25.81% - Bones (vs. House)
-28.57% - The Carrie Diaries (vs. Gossip Girl)
-42.86% - 90210 (vs. Hart of Dixie)

In late-night metered market ratings (via NBC's press release):

* In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 2.2/6 with an encore telecast; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.2/6 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.0/5 with an encore.

* In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 Wednesday results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.7/3 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.5/3 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/3 with an encore.

* From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET Wednesday night, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.2/4 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" (1.0/3 in metered-market households with an encore) trailed CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.1/4 with an encore). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.3/2 in 18-49 with an encore) tied "Late Late Show" (0.3/2 with an encore).

* At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.6/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.1/1 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (1/23/12):

FOX (8.84 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.0, #1) moved to the top spot on Monday with the return of "House" (8.72 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 3.1, #1) and week two of "Alcatraz" (8.95 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.0, #2). "Alcatraz" is one of only three new dramas this season to post a 3.0 rating or more in its second week ("Terra Nova," "Once Upon a Time").

ABC (8.83 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.5, #2) then claimed the silver with fresh installments of "The Bachelor" (8.22 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.7, #4) and "Castle" (10.06 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.1, #8).

Next up was CBS (7.74 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.2, #3) with encores of "How I Met Your Mother" (6.97 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 2.3, #7), "2 Broke Girls" (7.80 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.6, #5), "Two and a Half Men" (9.77 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.9, #3), "Mike & Molly" (8.32 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.4, #6) and "Hawaii Five-0" (6.79 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T10).

Meanwhile, NBC (6.89 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.7, #4) offered up the penultimate week of "Who's Still Standing?" (6.45 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.7, #9) and a two-hour debate edition of "Rock Center With Brian Williams" (7.11 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T10).

And finally, a new "Gossip Girl" (1.57 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T12) led into the return of "Hart of Dixie" (1.63 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T12) on The CW (1.60 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #5). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Gossip Girl" delivered a 1.3 rating while "Dixie" posted a 1.2 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+23.08% - Rock Center With Brian Williams
+19.23% - House (vs. 11/28/11)
+16.67% - Gossip Girl
+12.50% - The Bachelor
+6.25% - Who's Still Standing? (vs. 1/9/12)
-8.70% - Castle
-9.09% - Alcatraz
-12.50% - Hart of Dixie (vs. 12/5/11)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+20.00% - Alcatraz (vs. Lie to Me)
-3.57% - The Bachelor
-12.50% - Castle
-12.50% - Gossip Girl (vs. 90210)
-13.51% - Rock Center With Brian Williams (vs. The Cape/Harry's Law)
-15.00% - Who's Still Standing? (vs. Chuck)
-16.22% - House
-22.22% - Hart of Dixie (vs. Gossip Girl)

In late-night metered market ratings (via NBC's press release):

In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 2.4/6 with an encore telecast; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.1/5 with an encore; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.4/8; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.6/5.

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.7/3 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.6/3 with an encore; "Nightline," 1.1/5; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3

At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.2/4 in metered-market households with an encore) 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" (0.5/3 in 18-49 with an encore) topped "Late Late Show" (0.4/2 with an encore).

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

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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