Kevin Bacon’s ‘The Following’ earns decent ratings, not enough to stop CBS though

By Daniel S Levine,

Fox’s Kevin Bacon-starring crime drama The Following premiered to dent ratings on Monday night, but it was not enough to power the network past CBS’ popular sitcoms.

CBS averaged 10.34 million viewers on the night and a 3.0 18-49 rating, notes HitFix. How I Met Your Mother kicked off with a 3.7 18-49 rating and just over 10 million viewers. After a Big Bang Theory repeat, 2 Broke Girls drew 11.4 million and a 3.7 18-49 rating. Mike & Molly followed with 10.8 million viewers and a 3.3 key demo rating. Hawaii Five-0 brought CBS’ averages down, drawing 9.5 million viewers and a 2.2 18-49 rating.

Fox followed with 9.43 million viewers and a 2.7 18-49 rating. Bones was up 9 percent to 8.47 million viewers and a 2.3 18-49 rating. The Following built on its Bones lead in, drawing 10.38 million viewers and a 3.1 18-49 rating, notes Entertainment Weekly. The show, which drew attention for graphic violence, was preceded by a massive marketing campaign from the network and it appeared to pay off so far. You can check out our review here.

ABC came in third with 7.9 million viewers and a 2.3 18-49 rating. The Bachelor kicked off with 7.5 million viewers for the first hour and 7.42 million for the second. Overall, its 2.5 key demo rating was up slightly from last week, reports THR. Castle had 8.72 million viewers and a 2.0 18-49 rating.

NBC had 5.25 million viewers and a 2.0 18-49 rating. The Biggest Loser had just over 6 million viewers for both hours and a 2.4 18-49 rating for the third week in a row. At least it stays consistent. Deception dropped to 3.61 million viewers and a 1.3 18-49 rating.

The CW’s Carrie Diaries slipped in its second week to 1.28 million viewers and a 0.5 18-49 rating. 90210 had just 788,000 viewers and a 0.4 18-49 rating.

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