Fox w/ 'House' wins 8pm, 'The Chicago Code' does well


With an original HOUSE and the series premiere of THE CHICAGO CODE, FOX ranked #2 last night among Adults 18-49 and #1 among Adults 18-34.  The new drama combo gave FOX its highest rated Monday night so far this season among Adults 18-49 and Total Viewers with entertainment programming.

At 8p HOUSE posted a 4.3/12 among Adults 18-49 — up +16% from its last original — and drew 12.3 million viewers, its highest performance of the season in both Adults 18-49 and Total Viewers.   HOUSE won the 8p hour among Adults 18-49, Total Viewers, Adults 18-34 and Adults 25-54.

The series debut of THE CHICAGO CODE followed at 9pm and posted a 2.4/6, up +26% from the prior season average of LIE TO ME with originals in the time period. In addition, THE CHICAGO CODE drew 9.4 Mil Total Viewers (up +59% from LIE TO ME’s prior season average in viewers), making it FOX’s most watched series debut so far this season.


On ABC, The Bachelor posted a 3.1/8 from 8-10p, down -3% from last week. Through six telecasts, The Bachelor is down -24% from last year (2.9/7 vs. 3.8/10). Castle (2.5/7) closed out the night up +4% but flat with its prior original average.

On CBS, How I Met Your Mother (3.8/11, down -5%), Rules Of Engagement (3.2/8, down -3$), Two And A Half Men (4.4/11, down -4%) and Mike & Molly (3.6/9, down -3%) were all in line with their prior averages. Hawaii Five-0 (2.8/8, down -3%) tied its lowest rating ever and finished the night -10% below its prior original average (3.1/8). So far this season, new series Mike & Molly (3.7/9) and Hawaii Five-0 (3.1/8) are down -29% and -21% from the network’s comparable original time period performances last season (The Big Bang Theory: 5.2/12, CSI: Miami: 3.9/10).
NBC’s Chuck (1.7/5) matched its series low at 8p. At 9p, The Cape (1.3/3) dropped -13% and posted its lowest rating to date, showing steady declines with every original episode on the air (2.6/7 > 1.8/4 > 1.6/4 > 1.5/4 > 1.3/3). Harry’s Law (1.7/5) delivered its lowest rating so far, down -19% from last week.

Live+Same Day Nielsen Ratings

(source: FOX)