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[02/19/13 - 08:31 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, CBS Share Demo Crown
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for monday, february 18, 2013)

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

ABC (9.376 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.8, #T1) was the most-watched network on Monday with new episodes of "The Bachelor" (9.231 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 3.0, #4) and "Castle" (9.667 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.2, #7).

Sharing the demo crown however was CBS (9.234 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.8, #T1) with its mix of "How I Met Your Mother" (8.846 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 3.4, #T1), "Rules of Engagement" (8.137 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 2.8, #T5), "2 Broke Girls" (10.108 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.4, #T1), "Mike & Molly" (10.327 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.1, #3) and "Hawaii Five-0" (8.994 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.0, #10).

Next up was FOX (8.312 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.5, #3) with originals from "Bones" (8.316 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T8) and "The Following" (8.308 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.8, #T5).

Meanwhile, NBC (4.774 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.8, #4) offered up new episodes of "The Biggest Loser" (5.561 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T8) and "Deception" (3.199 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.2, #11).

And finally, fresh installments of "The Carrie Diaries" (1.195 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #12) and "90210" (0.532 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #13) on The CW (0.863 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Carrie" delivered a 0.7 rating while "90210" posted a 0.3 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+16.67% - The Following
+11.11% - The Bachelor
+10.00% - Castle
+6.90% - Mike & Molly
+6.25% - How I Met Your Mother
+5.00% - The Biggest Loser
0.00% - Rules of Engagement
-2.86% - 2 Broke Girls
-4.55% - Bones
-4.76% - Hawaii Five-0
-7.69% - Deception
-33.33% - The Carrie Diaries
-33.33% - 90210

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+55.56% - The Following (vs. Alcatraz)
+20.00% - The Bachelor
+4.76% - Castle
-8.70% - Bones (vs. House)
-8.82% - Mike & Molly
-10.53% - How I Met Your Mother
-17.07% - 2 Broke Girls (vs. Two and a Half Men)
-20.00% - The Carrie Diaries (vs. Gossip Girl)
-28.57% - Hawaii Five-0
-30.00% - Rules of Engagement (vs. 2 Broke Girls)
-47.83% - Deception (vs. Smash)
-63.79% - The Biggest Loser (vs. The Voice)
-66.67% - 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," 2.8/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.5/7; 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," 0.7/4; "Late Show," 0.7/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.8/4.

* 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" (1.3/4 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" (0.4/2 in 18-49) tied "Late Late Show" (0.4/3).

* At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/3 in metered-market households and a 0.2/2 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 (2/20/12):

NBC (12.64 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.6, #1) was the network to beat for the third week in a row thanks to "The Voice" (15.72 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.8, #1) and "Smash" (6.47 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 2.3, #T8).

CBS (11.00 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.5, #2) then took home the silver with new episodes of "How I Met Your Mother" (9.81 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 3.8, #4), "2 Broke Girls" (11.28 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 4.0, #3), "Two and a Half Men" (13.24 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 4.1, #2), "Mike & Molly" (11.27 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 3.4, #5) and "Hawaii Five-0" (10.20 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.8, #6).

Next up was ABC (8.61 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.4, #3) with fresh installments of "The Bachelor" (8.09 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.5, #7) and "Castle" (9.66 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.1, #10).

Meanwhile, FOX (6.46 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.1, #4) offered up its mix of "House" (6.97 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 2.3, #T8) and "Alcatraz" (5.96 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.8, #11).

And finally, new episodes of "Gossip Girl" (1.01 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #13) and "Hart of Dixie" (1.48 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #12) on The CW (1.25 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #5) rounded out the competition. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Gossip Girl" delivered a 0.8 rating while "Dixie" posted a 1.1 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+11.76% - How I Met Your Mother
+8.11% - 2 Broke Girls
+7.89% - Two and a Half Men
+7.69% - Hawaii Five-0
+5.00% - Castle
+3.03% - Mike & Molly
0.00% - The Bachelor
0.00% - Hart of Dixie
0.00% - Gossip Girl
-1.69% - The Voice
-4.17% - House
-5.26% - Alcatraz
-17.86% - Smash

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+300.00% - The Voice (vs. Chuck/The Cape)
+42.86% - 2 Broke Girls (vs. Mad Love)
+36.67% - Two and a Half Men (vs. Two and a Half Men (Repeat))
+35.29% - Smash (vs. Harry's Law)
+6.25% - Mike & Molly
+5.56% - How I Met Your Mother
+3.70% - Hawaii Five-0
-14.29% - Alcatraz (vs. The Chicago Code)
-19.23% - Castle
-25.00% - Hart of Dixie (vs. Gossip Girl)
-26.47% - The Bachelor
-28.57% - Gossip Girl (vs. 90210)
-34.29% - House

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," 2.9/8; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.8/7; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.1/8; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.4/4 with an encore.

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.9/4; "Late Show," 1.0/4; "Nightline," 0.9/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3 with an encore.

At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.5/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.4/5). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49) tied "Late Late Show" (0.5/3).

At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.9/4 with an encore in metered-market households and a 0.3/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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