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[02/26/13 - 08:22 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Pulls in Front Behind "The Bachelor," "Castle"
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for monday, february 25, 2013)

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

ABC (9.643 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.7, #1) pulled into the top spot on Monday with new episodes of "The Bachelor" (9.118 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.9, #3) and "Castle" (10.693 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.3, #T7).

FOX (8.556 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.5, #T2) then claimed the silver with originals from "Bones" (8.670 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.3, #T7) and "The Following" (8.442 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.7, #T4).

Sharing second place was CBS (8.208 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.5, #T2) with its mix of "How I Met Your Mother" (8.599 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 3.4, #1), "Rules of Engagement" (7.796 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.6, #6), "2 Broke Girls" (10.194 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.2, #2), "Mike & Molly" (9.756 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.7, #T4) and a repeat of "Hawaii Five-0" (6.451 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.4, #10).

Meanwhile, NBC (4.881 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.8, #4) offered up fresh installments of "The Biggest Loser" (5.698 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 2.1, #9) and "Deception" (3.248 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.2, #11).

And finally, new episodes of "The Carrie Diaries" (1.103 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #12) and "90210" (0.576 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #13) on The CW (0.839 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 0.4 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - 90210
+25.00% - The Carrie Diaries
+9.52% - Bones
+4.55% - Castle
0.00% - How I Met Your Mother
0.00% - The Biggest Loser
0.00% - Deception
-3.33% - The Bachelor
-3.57% - The Following
-5.88% - 2 Broke Girls
-7.14% - Rules of Engagement
-12.90% - Mike & Molly

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+11.54% - The Bachelor
+4.55% - Castle
0.00% - The Carrie Diaries (vs. Gossip Girl)
-5.56% - How I Met Your Mother
-6.90% - Mike & Molly
-11.11% - 2 Broke Girls (vs. Two and a Half Men)
-29.73% - Rules of Engagement (vs. 2 Broke Girls)
-40.00% - The Following (vs. NASCAR: Dayton 500)
-40.00% - 90210 (vs. Hart of Dixie)
-48.89% - Bones (vs. NASCAR: Dayton 500)
-50.00% - Deception (vs. Smash)
-61.11% - The Biggest Loser (vs. The Voice)

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," 2.5/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.4/6.

* 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," 0.5/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.9/4.

* From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET Wednesday night, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.4/5 in metered-market households and a 0.5/3 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

* From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.2/4 in metered-market households) tied CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.2/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).

* At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households and a 0.2/1 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (2/27/12):

FOX (13.94 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.5, #1) surged into the top spot on Monday with its primetime coverage of "NASCAR: Dayton 500" (13.94 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 4.5, #2).

NBC (12.13 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 4.4, #2) then had to settle for second place with new episodes of "The Voice" (14.77 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.4, #1) and "Smash" (6.86 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 2.4, #9).

Next up was CBS (10.01 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.1, #3) with its mix of "How I Met Your Mother" (9.13 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 3.6, #T4), "2 Broke Girls" (10.14 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 3.7, #3), "Two and a Half Men" (11.81 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.6, #T4), "Mike & Molly" (10.10 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.9, #6) and "Hawaii Five-0" (9.45 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.5, #T7).

Meanwhile, ABC (8.34 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.4, #4) offered up original installments of "The Bachelor" (7.98 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 2.6, #T7) and "Castle" (9.06 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.2, #10).

And finally, new episodes of "Gossip Girl" (1.17 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #11) and "Hart of Dixie" (1.40 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #12) on The CW (1.28 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #5) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+4.76% - Castle
+4.35% - Smash
+3.00% - The Bachelor
0.00% - Gossip Girl
-5.26% - How I Met Your Mother
-6.90% - The Voice
-7.50% - 2 Broke Girls
-10.71% - Hawaii Five-0
-12.20% - Two and a Half Men
-14.71% - Mike & Molly
-16.67% - Hart of Dixie

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+285.71% - The Voice (vs. Chuck/The Cape)
+52.54% - NASCAR: Dayton 500 (vs. House/The Chicago Code)
+37.04% - 2 Broke Girls (vs. Mad Love)
+33.33% - Smash (vs. Harry's Law)
+31.58% - Hawaii Five-0
+12.50% - Two and a Half Men
+5.88% - How I Met Your Mother
-14.71% - Mike & Molly
-21.43% - Castle
-24.26% - The Bachelor
-28.57% - Gossip Girl (vs. 90210)
-28.57% - 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," 2.7/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.4/6; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.3/8; 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," 0.9/4; "Late Show," 0.7/3; "Nightline," 1.1/5; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.

At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.4/5 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" (0.4/2).

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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