Ratings: Fox's ‘The Following’ Dips to New Series Low

Ratings: Fox's 'The Following' Dips to New Series Low

ABC and CBS tie for first in ratings; former edges latter in viewers by just 26,000 people

ABC and CBS tied for first in ratings on Monday night as third place Fox's “The Following” ticked down to set a new series low.

The night's two top networks were separated in viewers by a mere 26,000 people.

ABC and CBS tied for first in ratings with a 2.4 rating in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic. ABC had a 7 share, CBS had a 6 share. ABC just edged out CBS for first in total viewers with an average of 8.799 million versus CBS’ second-place 8.773 million, according to preliminary numbers.

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For ABC, “The Bachelor” at 8 p.m. earned a 2.6/7 and 8.2 million viewers. “Castle” at 10 received a 2.1/6 and 9.9 million viewers.

For CBS, “How I Met Your Mother” at 8 earned a night-high rating of 3.3/9, along with 9.3 million viewers. At 8:30, “2 Broke Girls” received a 3.0/8 and 9.2 million viewers. “Mike & Molly” at 9 had a 2.6/7 and 10.2 million viewers — the most eyeballs of the night. “Mom” at 9:30 got a 2.3/6 and 9 million viewers. At 10, “Intelligence” received a 1.5/4 and 7.5 million viewers.

Fox was third in ratings with a 1.8/5 and in viewers with 6.1 million viewers. “Almost Human” at 8 p.m. earned a 1.8/5 — a new low — and 6.4 million viewers. At 9, “The Following” dipped to a new series low of 1.9/5 and 5.8 million viewers.

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Univision was fourth in ratings with a 1.3/3 and fifth in total viewers with 3.2 million.

NBC was fifth in ratings with a 1.1/3 and fourth in viewers with 3.8 million. “Hollywood Game Night” at 8 earned a 1.5/4 and 5 million viewers. At 9, the “Sports Illustrated Swimsuit: 50 Years of Beautiful” special got a 0.9/2 and 3.2 million viewers.

Telemundo was sixth in ratings with a 0.6/2 and total viewers with 1.4 million.

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.4/1 and in total viewers with 1 million. “Hart of Dixie” at 8 had a 0.4/1 and 1.2 million viewers. “Beauty & the Beast” at 9 got a 0.3/1 and 881,000 viewers.

  • Up and Over

    Hard to believe that the Following is slipping. It's a great show, very well written, with twists and turns in every show.. Love it.

  • dCGirl

    That show is called The Following because people who watch it are gullible like the characters who continue to fall for the stupidity of the story line!

  • http://davidsask.wordpress.com/ DavidSask

    I said goodbye to this show as same format from last year so is fail there! The Following is also way to violent, should not be on network TV! Same can be said for Criminal Minds.

  • frankspeakloud

    People are sick and tired of the dark, psycho killer shows, full of blood, murder, guns, served up on thin story lines and mediocre characters. Too much attention on “atmosphere”…

  • kyle

    How did The Following drop so much?! Last year it was averaging 10/11 million… season 2 premiere got 14 mil…now 5?? How do you explain that