CBS' Monday line-up once again wiped the floor with the competition, although by a much smaller margin than last week.
In fact, HIMYM fell nearly a whole ratings point. Rules Of Engagement, 2 Broke Girls, and Mike & Molly all took decent sized drops too. Hawaii Five-0 even dipped two tenths. Still, despite all that, every single CBS program won its timeslot anyway. The conventional wisdom is that CBS received a one-night post Superbowl bump last Monday.
On FOX, Bones fell two tenths, but the real developing story is the apparent collapse of The Following. While the show looked like a surefire hit a couple weeks ago, recent Mondays haven't been too kind. What was the damage this week? Half a point. Ouch. While the show is certainly not at Defcon 1 levels as of yet, if these large drops continue, we may not be "following" Kevin Bacon to a second season any time soon.
ABC had a good night, with The Bachelor and Castle both rising a few tenths. Unfortunately for NBC, The Biggest Loser hit a season low. Thankfully, the rapidly crashing Deception actually managed to post a small gain this week, avoiding hitting its series low for three straight weeks. As for the C-dubs, The Carrie Diaries continues to do well, only dropping a tenth from last week's series high. That didn't help 90210 however, which fell to a ghastly 0.3. No way in hell does 90210 get renewed. At least not for anything more than a really short final season.
Key: Broadcast Network - Show Name - 18-49 Rating - 18-49 Share - Total Viewers In Millions
CBS - How I Met Your Mother (N) - 3.2 - 9 - 8.98
ABC - The Bachelor (N) - 2.7 - 7 - 8.48
FOX - Bones (N) - 2.2 - 6 - 8.82
NBC - The Biggest Loser (N) - 2.0 - 5 - 5.58
CW - The Carrie Diaries (N) - 0.5 - 2 - 1.20
CBS - Rules Of Engagement (N) - 2.8 - 7 - 8.39
CBS - 2 Broke Girls (N) - 3.6 - 9 - 10.90
FOX - The Following (N) - 2.4 - 6 - 7.79
CW - 90210 (N) - 0.3 - 1 - 0.66
CBS - Mike & Molly (N) - 3.0 - 7 - 10.50
CBS - Hawaii Five-0 (N) - 2.1 - 6 - 9.54
ABC - Castle (N) - 2.0 - 5 - 8.97
NBC - Deception (N) - 1.2 - 3 - 3.23
Source: Nielsen Media Research