January 3, 2012

The Sked: MONDAY RATINGS January 2

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Written by: Mitch Metcalf
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CBS led the way last night on the broadcast networks with a 3.7 rating ,with Adults 18-49 for an all-original line up: How I Met Your Mother (3.9), 2 Broke Girls (4.3), Two and a Half Men (4.4), Mike & Molly (3.8) and Hawaii Five-O (2.9).  Because of a massive upgrade at 8:30 pm, the night is up one tenth of a rating point from the same night last year (Monday, January 3, 2011):  How I Met Your Mother (3.9), Rules of Engagement (3.4), Two and a Half Men (4.6), Mike & Molly (3.7) and Hawaii Five-O (2.9).
ABC placed second with a 2.4 rating (down from a 2.7 on the same night last year), as The Bachelor got off to a sluggish start.  The Bachelor averaged a 2.4 from 8-10 pm (compared to a 2.9 in the same time period last year on this night).  By half hour, The Bachelor last night scored 2.2, 2.4, 2.4, 2.5 — it just never got going (last year the show peaked at a 3.1 on this night).  Celebrity Wife Swap at 10 pm last night averaged a 2.4 rating, the same number a Castle original did in the hour on this night last year.

NBC finished in third with a 1.7 rating, up substantially from a 0.9 last year on this night, when it relied on repeat programming.   Last night started with Who’s Still Standing? (doing its reliable 1.5 rating from 8-9 pm), peaking at 9 pm with Fear Factor (2.4), and falling back with Rock Center (1.2 rating and a 1.3/1.0 by half hour).

In all-repeat mode last night, FOX averaged a 1.2 for the night, about the same as last year’s 1.3.  Last night, two House repeats each scored a 1.2 rating, compared to last year’s line up of House (1.5) and Lie to Me (1.1).

About the Author

Mitch Metcalf
MITCH METCALF has been tracking every US film release of over 500 screens (over 2300 movies and counting) since the storied weekend of May 20, 1994, when Maverick and Beverly Hills Cop 3 inspired countless aficionados to devote their lives to the art of cinema. Prior to that, he studied Politics and Economics at Princeton in order to prepare for his dream of working in television. He has been Head of West Coast Research at ABC, then moved to NBC in 2000 and became Head of Scheduling for 11 years.