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Ratings: Deception stabilizes and ABC wins the night

On Monday night, ABC was #1 in the key demo due to The Bachelor and Castle, despite the stellar ratings from CBS’s comedies. It seems as Deception has stopped eroding – by matching its top rating in five weeks and outperforming Smash.

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From TV By the Numbers

From 10:01-11 p.m. ET, “Deception” (1.2/3 in 18-49, 3.2 million
viewers overall) equaled last week’s 18-49 rating and matched the
show’s top rating in five weeks (since earning a 1.3 on January 21).
Pending updates, it’s the top “Deception” In total viewers in four
weeks (since January 28, 3.7 million). Week to week, “Deception” is
currently up 4 percent in total viewers (3.248 million vs. 3.127
million).

Deception outperformed Smash by 33% last week. Although ratings are still bad news for the freshman sudser, at least things aren’t continuing on a downward spiral.

Broadcast primetime ratings for Monday, February 25, 2013:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM CBS How I Met Your Mother 3.4 10 8.60
ABC The Bachelor (8-10PM) 2.9 8 9.12
FOX Bones 2.3 6 8.67
NBC The Biggest Loser (8-10PM) 2.1 6 5.70
CW The Carrie Diaries 0.5 1 1.10
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8:30 PM CBS Rules of Engagement 2.6 7 7.80
9:00PM CBS 2 Broke Girls 3.2 8 10.19
FOX The Following 2.7 7 8.44
CW 90210 0.3 1 0.58
9:30PM CBS Mike & Molly 2.7 7 9.76
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10:00PM ABC Castle 2.3 6 10.69
CBS Hawaii Five-O -R 1.4 4 6.45
NBC Deception 1.2 3 3.25

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