Ratings: Castle Returns Up, Deception Wins Time Slot With Not-So-Revolutionary Numbers

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TV Review: NBC's DeceptionIt was a crowded house indeed for Castle, as the ABC series’ winter premiere drew this Monday’s largest audience with 8.6 million total viewers, while rising two tenths in the demo to a 1.9 rating.

Castle however was edged out for the 10 o’clock demo win by NBC newbie Deception, which opened to 5.6 mil and a 2.0 — down sharply from time slot predecessor Revolution‘s own launch (11.7 mil/4.1) and fall finale (8.5 mil/2.9), both of which of course benefited from a much beefier lead-in (The Voice) than The Biggest Loser. (Will you stick with Deception? Vote in our poll!)

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Speaking of the peacock’s weight-loss series, with 6.3 mil and a 2.4, TBL shed 9 and 17 percent of Sunday’s premiere numbers.

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Elsewhere, ABC’s The Bachelor returned to 6.8 mil/2.3, down 12 percent and a tenth from its year-ago premiere, while The Mob Doctor‘s series finale did 3.3 mil and a 0.9, up 37 and 125 percent from a week ago.

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Comments (19)

  • I’m thinking Deception’s numbers would’ve been higher but the BCS Championship game was on and the numbers of that game have proven that most of America was watching that

    Comment by jamie – January 8, 2013 09:09 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • ya not really the greatest day to launch a new show

    Comment by gary – January 8, 2013 09:22 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Thats why CBS went with reruns.

      Comment by dan – January 8, 2013 01:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I love Castle but if Deception bet them out when half the country was watching a football game and most of the people who wanted to watch Deception watched it online already I am a little worried. Castle seems like the best how no one is watching!

    Comment by Jamie – January 8, 2013 09:42 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Oh well 9 million is no no one. They just have the wrong age. lol

      Comment by Mari – January 8, 2013 12:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Absolutely loved Deception! I hope the show sticks around!

    Comment by Amy – January 8, 2013 09:42 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Love Deception, great show! great cast!

      Comment by Gillian Denny – February 15, 2013 06:40 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Decent numbers for Deception considering a) the BCS game and b) It’s not a huge shedding of viewers from the biggest loser, especially for a new show — only 11% of total audience

    Comment by samantha schoenfeld (@samschoenfeld) – January 8, 2013 09:44 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I watched the preview of Deception on demand but I definatly plan to watch live next week. Loved it and Meagan Good.

    Comment by Jared – January 8, 2013 09:53 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Deception was a disappointment. Boring, with bad writing, and Meagan Good sucks in the lead role.

    Comment by Alex – January 8, 2013 10:24 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Completely agree with you… for a show that was about deception, it was boring!! I didn’t even finish watching the episode! I won’t be going back.

      Comment by JJ – January 8, 2013 11:17 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Saw deception on iTunes a few weeks back, was kinda slow , don’t think it will last

    Comment by Joe – January 8, 2013 10:29 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Not too bad for Deception. Hopefully the numbers go up next week since the pilot leaked a few weeks ago. Like I said before, the show offers a lot of promise with the storylines.

    Comment by William – January 8, 2013 10:32 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • i haven’t watched Deception yet. i’m waiting to see if it has lasting power before i get invested in it. i hate getting invested in a show only to be sad when it gets cancelled.

    Comment by rachelle – January 8, 2013 11:28 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I was pleasantly surprised ,the acting and the story was good…will keep watching

    Comment by Helen – January 8, 2013 11:40 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Watched the first episode online, but will watch future episodes. Liked it a lot!

    Comment by a – January 8, 2013 12:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Didn’t watch….don’t care if it succeeds….wondering what happened to the subjects of my sentences.

    Comment by CJ – January 8, 2013 02:04 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I suspect both castle and deception would have done better without the competition of the national championship game but it was better for castle then I thought it was going to be. Good solid episode :D and Roll Tide.

    Comment by leigh – January 8, 2013 02:55 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Bring back Lie to Me, stop the merry go round of mediocre new shows.

    Comment by Robin – January 14, 2013 04:20 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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