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[01/08/13 - 08:25 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "Biggest Loser," NBC Edge "Bachelor," ABC in Adults 18-49
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for monday, january 7, 2013)

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

NBC (6.100 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.2, #1) pulled off a tight win on Monday with the time period premiere of "The Biggest Loser" (6.338 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.4, #1) alongside the debut of "Deception" (5.624 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.0, #3).

ABC (7.402 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.1, #2) then was a close second place with the return of "The Bachelor" (6.813 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.3, #2) and "Castle" (8.580 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.9, #4).

Next up was CBS (5.366 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3) with its all-repeat lineup of "How I Met Your Mother" (5.172 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T6), "2 Broke Girls" (5.086 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.5, #8), another "2 Broke Girls" (6.137 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.8, #5), "Mike & Molly" (5.875 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T6) and "Hawaii Five-0" (4.963 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.1, #9).

Meanwhile, FOX (3.770 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4) offered up a repeat of "Bones" (4.241 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T10) plus the series finale of "The Mob Doctor" (3.299 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T10).

And finally, special repeats of "Hart of Dixie" (1.009 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #12) and "Beauty and the Beast" (0.864 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #13) on The CW (0.937 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) closed out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Dixie" delivered a 0.4 rating while "Beast" posted a 0.3 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+125.00% - The Mob Doctor
+11.76% - Castle (vs. 12/3/12)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+150.00% - Deception (vs. Rock Center With Brian Williams)
+26.32% - The Biggest Loser (vs. Who's Still Standing?/Fear Factor)
+4.55% - The Bachelor
-17.39% - Castle
-25.00% - The Mob Doctor (vs. House (Repeat))

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," 2.6/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.1/5; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 2.8/6; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.7/5.

* In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.8/4; "Late Show," 0.5/2; "Nightline," 0.9/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3.

* At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.3/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.0/3). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/1).

* 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.


Here are the highlights of the 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (1/9/12):

ABC (8.08 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.2, #1) edged out the competition on Monday with new episodes of "The Bachelor" (7.24 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.2, #T5) and "Castle" (9.75 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.3, #T2). The former marked its lowest original rating ever.

CBS (7.01 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.1, #2) then took home the silver with its all-repeat lineup of "How I Met Your Mother" (6.52 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.2, #T5), "2 Broke Girls" (7.22 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.4, #1), "Two and a Half Men" (8.33 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.3, #T2), "Mike & Molly" (7.80 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.3, #T2) and "Hawaii Five-0" (6.10 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T8).

Next up was NBC (4.91 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.5, #3) with original installments of "Who's Still Standing?" (6.17 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T8), "Fear Factor" (5.47 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 2.2, #T5) and "Rock Center With Brian Williams" (3.10 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.8, #12).

Meanwhile, FOX (3.27 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #4) offered up repeats of "House" (3.26 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.0, #11) and another "House" (3.28 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.2, #10).

And finally, repeats of "Gossip Girl" (0.74 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #14) and "Hart of Dixie" (0.85 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #13) on The CW (0.79 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Gossip Girl" delivered a 0.3 rating while "Dixie" posted a 0.5 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+15.00% - Castle (vs. 12/5/11)
+6.67% - Who's Still Standing?
-8.33% - The Bachelor
-8.33% - Fear Factor
-33.33% - Rock Center With Brian Williams

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+120.00% - Fear Factor (vs. The Cape (Repeat))
+100.00% - Who's Still Standing? (vs. Chuck (Repeat))
+4.55% - Castle
-20.00% - Rock Center With Brian Williams (vs. The Cape (Repeat))
-21.43% - The Bachelor

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," 2.6/6; 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

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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