[TV] Ratings: Dancing With The Stars Premieres Higher On Monday
Posted by Joseph Lee on 03.19.2013
The Biggest Loser finale was up...
The spring premiere of Dancing with the Stars improved from its fall debut, rising by 24% in the demographic and 19% in viewers for a win for ABC. The premiere also helped Castle get its biggest audience of the season. Meanwhile, the season finale of The Biggest Loser was up from last year and the finale for Deception was also up. CBS' comedies and The Following were down, but The CW's The Carrie Diaries was up in adults 18-34 and 18-49 for The CW.
ABC won with 14.9 million viewers and a 9.5 rating/15 share in households for the night, up 1.4 million from when the Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars premiered in September. It was followed by CBS (8 million, 5.1/8), FOX (7.2 million, 4.4/7), NBC (6.1 million, 3.7/6) and The CW (775,000, 0.5/1).
In the adults 18-49 demographic, NBC won again with a 2.8 rating, followed by CBS (2.4), FOX (2.2), NBC (2.2) and The CW (0.3).
Monday hour by hour:
ABC: Dancing With the Stars premiere (16.6 million viewers, 10.6/16 households)
FOX: Bones (7.3 million, 4.4/7)
NBC: The Biggest Loser season finale (7.1 million, 4.3/7)
CBS: How I Met Your Mother (7.35 million, 4.7/7)/Rules of Engagement (6.6 million, 4.1/6)
The CW: The Carrie Diaries (1 million, 0.8/1)
18-49 leader: Dancing With the Stars (3.0)
ABC: Dancing With the Stars premiere (16.9 million, 10.7/16)
CBS: 2 Broke Girls (8.35 million, 5.2/8)/Mike & Molly (8.2 million, 5.1/8)
NBC: The Biggest Loser season finale (7.6 million, 4.5/7)
FOX: The Following (7.1 million, 4.3/6)
The CW: Hart of Dixie rerun (507,000, 0.3/0)
18-49 leader: Dancing With the Stars (3.1)
ABC: Castle (11.2 million, 7.2/12)
CBS: Hawaii Five-0 (8.75 million, 5.6/9)
NBC: Deception season finale (3.5 million, 2.3/4)