ABC rode the Dancing with the Stars premiere to victories in all measures.
Speaking of DWTS, it fell 11% from last year's debut, but still gave ABC its second highest demo rating in the timeslot since April of 2012. Castle dropped 4% from its last new episode in late February. FOX's Bones dipped 9%. The Following went down 11%, although it still stayed well within the range that got a second season.
CBS' comedy block returned after several weeks off, to decidedly unremarkable numbers. HIMYM fell 12%. 2 Broke Girls fell 18% to a series low. Mike & Molly set a new season low. The lone bright spots were Rules of Engagement and Hawaii Five-0, which both rose 5%. Although Rules is definitely still struggling when compared to past seasons.
The Biggest Loser ended its season to the tune of a 30% rise from last week, and an 18% rise from last year's finale. Deception aired what will most likely be its last episode ever, and drew a 1.3 demo. Adios Deception, we hardly knew ye. On the CW, The Carrie Diaries climbed up a bit to an 0.5.
Key: Broadcast Network - Show Name - 18-49 Rating - 18-49 Share - Total Viewers In Millions
ABC - Dancing With The Stars (Season Premiere) - 3.1 - 8 - 16.76
CBS - How I Met Your Mother (N) - 2.9 - 9 - 7.35
NBC - The Biggest Loser (N) - 2.6 - 7 - 7.33
FOX - Bones (N) - 2.0 - 6 - 7.31
CW - The Carrie Diaries (N) - 0.5 - 1 - 1.04
CBS - Rules Of Engagement (N) - 2.2 - 6 - 6.63
CBS - 2 Broke Girls (N) - 2.7 - 7 - 8.35
FOX - The Following (N) - 2.4 - 6 - 7.09
CW - Hart of Dixie (R) - 0.2 - 0 - 0.51
CBS - Mike & Molly (N) - 2.4 - 6 - 8.23
ABC - Castle (N) - 2.2 - 6 - 11.23
CBS - Hawaii Five-0 (N) - 2.1 - 6 - 8.75
NBC - Deception (Season Finale) - 1.3 - 3 - 3.52
Source: Nielsen Media Research