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[01/28/14 - 08:30 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Surges Behind "How I Met Your Mother's" 200th Episode
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

Primetime Preliminary Fast National Nielsen Data
(includes all DVR playback through 3:00 am)

Here are the highlights of the 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (1/27/14):

CBS (9.063 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.5, #1) was the network to beat on Monday thanks to the 200th episode of "How I Met Your Mother" (10.699 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.8, #1) followed by new episodes of "2 Broke Girls" (9.929 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 3.0, #2), "Mike & Molly" (10.734 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.6, #3), "Mom" (9.478 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.4, #6) and "Intelligence" (6.768 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T8).

ABC (8.031 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.1, #2) then took home the silver with a new "The Bachelor" (8.605 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.5, #T4) and a repeat "Castle" (6.883 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.4, #10).

Next up was NBC (6.690 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.8, #3) with a new "Hollywood Game Night" (5.586 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T8), a second "Hollywood Game Night" (4.524 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.3, #11) and an original "The Blacklist" (9.961 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.5, #T4).

Meanwhile, FOX (4.966 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.6, #4) served up a rebroadcast of "The Following" (3.914 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.1, #12) followed by the time period premiere of "The Following" (6.017 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 2.0, #7).

And finally, The CW (1.032 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the evening with new episodes of "Hart of Dixie" (1.159 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #13) and "Beauty and the Beast" (0.906 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #14). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Dixie" delivered a 0.5 rating while "Beast" posted a 0.4 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+36.36% - Intelligence
+26.67% - How I Met Your Mother
+26.32% - Mom
+23.81% - Mike & Molly
+15.38% - Hollywood Game Night - 8:00
+11.11% - 2 Broke Girls
+8.70% - The Blacklist
+8.70% - The Bachelor
0.00% - Hart of Dixie
-13.33% - Hollywood Game Night - 9:00
-25.00% - Beauty and the Beast
-44.44% - The Following (vs. 1/19/14)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+137.50% - How I Met Your Mother
+92.31% - The Blacklist
+36.84% - Mike & Molly
+33.33% - Mom
+30.43% - 2 Broke Girls
+25.00% - Intelligence
0.00% - The Bachelor
0.00% - Beauty and the Beast
-20.00% - Hart of Dixie
-34.78% - Hollywood Game Night - 8:00
-39.39% - The Following
-43.48% - Hollywood Game Night - 9:00

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," 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.


Here are the highlights of the 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (1/28/13):

FOX (9.582 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.9, #1) was the top draw on Monday with a new "Bones" (9.208 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.6, #2) and week two of "The Following" (9.955 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.3, #1).

The silver then went to ABC (7.241 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.1, #2) with a new "The Bachelor" (7.875 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.5, #3) and a repeat of "Castle" (5.974 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.4, #9).

Next up was NBC (5.338 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.9, #3) with its mix of "The Biggest Loser" (6.131 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.3, #T4) and "Deception" (3.750 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.3, #10).

Meanwhile, CBS (6.775 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.7, #4) offered up its all-repeat lineup of "How I Met Your Mother" (5.869 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.6, #8), "The Big Bang Theory" (8.136 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.3, #T4), "2 Broke Girls" (7.283 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.9, #6), "Mike & Molly" (6.960 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.8, #7) and "Hawaii Five-0" (6.202 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.2, #11).

And finally, week three of "The Carrie Diaries" (1.461 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #12) and a new "90210" (0.764 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #13) on The CW (1.112 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) closed out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Carrie" delivered a 1.0 rating while "90210" posted a 0.7 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+13.04% - Bones
+6.45% - The Following
0.00% - The Bachelor
0.00% - Deception
0.00% - The Carrie Diaries
-4.17% - The Biggest Loser
-25.00% - 90210

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+62.50% - Deception (vs. Rock Center With Brian Williams)
+43.75% - The Biggest Loser (vs. Who's Still Standing?/Fear Factor (Repeat))
+22.22% - The Following (vs. Alcatraz)
-3.85% - The Bachelor
-7.14% - Bones (vs. House)
-28.57% - The Carrie Diaries (vs. Gossip Girl)
-50.00% - 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," 2.7/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.2/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.0/5.

* In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 Wednesday results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.8/4; "Late Show," 0.5/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/3.

* From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET Wednesday night, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.2/4 in metered-market households and a 0.3/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

* From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.4/5 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 0.8/3 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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