‘Following’ the leader for Fox on Monday
New drama draws a 2.8 in 18-49s, the night's top show
March 5, 2013
With CBS in reruns, Fox grabbed first place on Monday night, led by the highest-rated program of the evening, the recently renewed drama “The Following.”
“Following” drew a 2.8 adults 18-49 rating at 9 p.m., according to Nielsen overnights, even to last week’s rating.
ABC’s “The Bachelor: Women Tell All” special was second on the night with a 2.7 rating from 8 to 10 p.m. ABC had won or tied for first in the demo the past two weeks, but “Bachelor” lead-out “Castle” was a repeat, which pulled down the network’s nightly average.
Even with CBS airing repeats, most shows were down from last week. The “Bachelor” special was off 7 percent from last week’s regular episode (though it was up 8 percent over last year’s “Women” episode).
Fox’s 8 p.m. drama “Bones” fell a tenth from last week, to a 2.2, as did NBC’s long-running reality show “The Biggest Loser,” which drew a 2.1 from 8 to 10 p.m.
Fox finished first for the night among 18-49s with a 2.5 average overnight rating and a 7 share. ABC was second at 2.3/6, NBC third at 1.8/5, Univision fourth at 1.7/5, CBS fifth at 1.6/4, Telemundo sixth at 0.5/1 and CW seventh at 0.4/1.
As a reminder, all ratings are based on live-plus-same-day DVR playback, which includes shows replayed before 3 a.m. the night before. Seven-day DVR data won’t be available for several weeks. Forty-seven percent of Nielsen households have DVRs.
ABC led at 8 p.m. with a 2.6 for “Bachelor,” while NBC and Fox tied for second at 2.2, NBC for “Loser” and Fox for “Bones.” CBS and Univision tied for fourth at 1.9, CBS for a repeat of “How I Met Your Mother” (1.6) and a new “Rules of Engagement” (2.2) and Univision for “Por Ella Soy Eva.” CW was sixth with a 0.5 for “The Carrie Diaries” and Telemundo seventh with a 0.4 for “Pasion Prohibida.”
At 9 p.m. ABC and Fox tied for first at 2.8, ABC for more “Bachelor” and Fox for “Following.” NBC was third with a 2.1 for more “Loser,” Univision fourth with a 1.9 for “Amores Verdaderos,” CBS fifth with a 1.7 for repeats of “2 Broke Girls” and “Mike & Molly,” Telemundo sixth with a 0.8 for “La Patrona” and CW seventh with a 0.3 for “90210.”
Univision took the lead at 10 p.m. with a 1.5 for “Amor Bravio,” followed by ABC with a 1.4 for a “Castle” rerun. CBS was third with a 1.3 for a repeat of “Hawaii Five-0,” NBC fourth with a 1.1 for “Deception” and Telemundo fifth with a 0.4 for “El Rostro de la Venganza.”
ABC led the night among households with a 5.3 average overnight rating and an 8 share. Fox was a close second at 5.2/8, CBS third at 4.0/6, NBC fourth at 3.2/5, Univision fifth at 2.1/3, Telemundo sixth at 0.7/1 and CW seventh at 0.6/1.
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