Ratings: The Following Tops Monday as The Bachelor Dips; The Carrie Diaries Rises

107FLW107B_0127Fresh off its early Season 2 pick-upThe Following went on to lead the Monday ratings in both the demo and in total audience, besting even The Bachelor.

With CBS sitcoms in repeat mode, Fox’s killer freshman drama drew 8.7 million total viewers and a 2.8 rating, adding a few eyeballs (heh) while holding steady in the demo.

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Meanwhile, The Bachelor: The Women Tell All and Thus Confirm Everything You Ever Thought About Each Of ‘Em (Especially Tierra) did 8.43 mil/2.7, dipping 9 percent and two tenths week-to-week. (Women Tell All however was up from its year-ago edition.) ABC notes that Castle posted its best repeat numbers (6.8 mil/1.4) since April 2011.


* NBC’s The Biggest Loser (5.9 mil/2.1) hit a five-week high in audience but ticked down in the demo, as did Deception (3.3 mil/1.1).

* Bones opened Fox’s night with 8.2 mil/2.2, dipping 6 percent and a tenth.

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* The Carrie Diaries (1.25 mil/0.5) rose 25 percent (to a four-week viewership high) and a tenth, while the terminal 90210 (653K/0.3) added a few viewers.

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  1. good..”the following” rocks….love this show…get rid of those stupid reality shows…

  2. MikeyJ. says:

    I love this show, but does anyone have any predictions on how this show could go past one season? I can’t see this chase for Caroll going on for multiple seasons.

    • Maria says:

      He could operate from prison, since the idea behind the title “The Following” is that it isn’t just him who’s a nutjob…it’s all of his followers. He’s the kind of guy who can get people to do what he wants them to do.

    • Shaun says:

      My guess is he’ll die soon and someone else will lead.

  3. Karen B. says:

    How did Dallas do…?

  4. Tran says:

    The Following really scared the heck out of millions of people who watched this scare fest of series but they got the good news when the Kevin Bacon led series got renewed for a second season. BTW, 20 days left before the long awaited return of REVOLUTION. Don’t feel good or bad about the long hiatus if you dare and the jury’s still out on Carrie Diaries and Deception if their respective shows means getting renewed or canceled but it’s still the network’s decision.

    • Mike says:

      The Voice will help it, if it was off this long without as big as a lead in as The Voice it would be done for sure like The Event, but The voice will help it get renewed for sure.

  5. Thiago says:

    Go Carrie <3

  6. soundscene says:

    I’m just commenting because that picture of Kevin Bacon is awesome in a completely awkward way.

  7. Nicole says:

    It was a repeat night for me expect for the following. Castle is on hiatus for 2 more weeks!

  8. I know Deception don’t have the numbers to stay in the fall-spring but I think it would do pretty steady for a summer show. This show has really gotten good, yes it took some time but after ep. 3 its beomce a great drama.But either way if it does get cancel it was nice as a mini series

  9. Helen says:

    If deception gets cancelled (which I hope not since its a great show) I hope they wrap it all up!

  10. Elyse says:

    yay Carrie Diaries!!!

  11. Brian S. says:

    Not all CBS shows were a repeat. How did “Rules” do?

  12. TV Gord says:

    I wish Bones had had a stronger audience. It was an outstanding episode about the horrors of child soldiers in countries such as Sierra Leone. They did a commendable job showing the emotion behind such a difficult aspect of human nature.

  13. Mekisha Hale says:

    What is the problem here is that something is ignoring or not advertising the shows that good enough to make another season. NBC’s Deception is catching on and does have an audience that does feel this show does have something that is definitely drama all the way and a story that does change every week. Last night broadcast was good enough for me to watch even more with so many twist and turns in the story line. I’ve watch the show since the beginning still it’s a good show that is getting a raw deal really. Well that’s my opinion,but this is a business sometimes and some good does get overlooked. But I do say at the same time that the audience is growing.

  14. mia says:

    Yay for Carrie!!!!!

  15. Amanda says:

    Yay! carrie needs at least one more season.

  16. Amanda says:

    that picture of Kevin Bacon is hilarious, lol

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