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MONDAY 1/21/13 Metered Markets
CBS Wins; Respectable Sampling for The Following on Fox
Fox 6.1/ 9
ABC 5.8/ 9
NBC 3.5/ 5
CW 0.9/ 1
-Percent Change from the Year-Ago Evening (1/23/12):
CBS: +28, Fox: + 2, ABC: - 9, NBC: -22, CW: -25
How I Met Your Mother (CBS), The Big Bang Theory R (CBS), 2 Broke Girls (CBS), Mike & Molly (CBS), The Following (Fox)
The Bachelor (ABC), Castle (ABC), Hawaii Five-O (CBS)
-Losers (excluding repeats):
The Carrie Diaries (CW), 90210 (CW), Deception (NBC)
CBS ruled the Monday metered markets, with a 0.7 rating point advantage over second-place Fox, which featured the series-premiere of The Following. While not a significant opening, the Kevin Bacon drama was clearly sampled with a second-place 6.7 rating/10 share in the overnights from 9-10 p.m. Comparably, that built from year-ago occupant Alcatraz (6.0/ 9 on 1/23/12) by 12 percent, with growth out of the 8:30 p.m. portion of lead-in Bones (#2t, 5.5/ 8) of 22 percent. The debut of The Following, additionally, was 81 percent above the launch of failed fall time period occupant The Mob Doctor (3.7/ 6 on 9/17/12). Let’s see what happens next week.
Earlier in the evening on Fox was aforementioned Bones, which was already renewed for next season, at a third-place 5.4/ 8 in the overnights from 8-9 p.m.
In week two news, Sex and the City prequel The Carrie Diaries on The CW is a huge disappointment with a mere 1.1/ 2 in the overnights at 8 p.m. Comparatively, that dipped by 15 percent from its already lackluster opening one week earlier (1.3/ 2 on Jan. 14), which translated into just 1.61 million viewers and a 0.6 rating/2 share among adults 18-49. The Carrie Diaries, in addition, was only equal to year-ago time period occupant Gossip Girl.
At 9 p.m. on The CW was 90210, which moved into the time period with a miniscule 0.6/ 1 in the overnights and a loss of 50 percent from year-ago occupant Hart of Dixie (1.2/ 2). Isn’t it time already for 90210 to officially end?
It was a clean overnight sweep for CBS last night, meanwhile, with a first-place finish in each of the six half-hours care of its combination of How I Met Your Mother (6.7/10), a repeat of The Big Bang Theory (6.6/10), 2 Broke Girls (7.7/11 – tops for the night), Mike & Molly (6.9/10) and Hawaii Five-O (6.4/11). As a reminder, perennial benchwarmer Rules of Engagement returns to the Monday 8:30 p.m. half hour on CBS on February 4.
Next was ABC with its line-up of The Bachelor (5.5/ 8 from 8-10 p.m.), which was just seven percent below the 5.9/ 9 in the overnights one year earlier, and Castle (#2: 6.2/10 at 10 p.m.), which can now stand on its own without the support of Dancing With the Stars.
NBC closed the evening with two-hours of The Biggest Loser (4.0/ 6 from 8-10 p.m.), which trailed competing The Bachelor on ABC by 27 percent, and episode three of drama Deception, which sunk to a series-low 2.6/ 4 in the overnights at 10 p.m. Comparably, Deception pales in comparison to recent time period occupant Revolution (which benefitted, of course, out of The Voice), and it dropped by 33 percent from the 9:30 p.m. portion of The Biggest Loser (3.9/ 6). Three-week overnight track for Deception: 4.3/ 7 – 3.1/ 5 – 2.6/ 4).
Source: Nielsen Media Research data