deception premiere nbc TV ratings: 'The Bachelor' and 'Deception' open quietly on BCS MondayFast National ratings for Monday, Jan. 7, 2013

The premiere of “The Bachelor” helped ABC score a win in total viewers Monday night, but the premiere was off a little from its debut last year.

NBC’s new drama “Deception” also opened pretty quietly — it led the 10 o’clock hour among adults 18-49, but only with a 2.0 rating. “The Biggest Loser” fell from its Sunday premiere but was still the night’s top show in the 18-49 demographic — on the broadcast networks, anyway. The BCS title game on ESPN will be the night’s top show overall.

ABC drew 7.4 million viewers and a 5.0 rating/7 share in households in primetime. NBC (6.1 million, 3.9/6) came in second, beating out CBS (5.4 million, 3.7/5). FOX took fourth with 3.8 million viewers and a 2.4/3. The CW (937,000, 0.6/1) trailed.

NBC scored a narrow win among adults 18-49 with a 2.2 rating, edging ABC’s 2.1. CBS came in third with a 1.4, followed by FOX, 0.9, and The CW, 0.4.

]]>8 p.m. ABC: “The Bachelor” premiere (6.6 million viewers, 4.5/7 households)
NBC: “The Biggest Loser” (6.3 million, 4.0/6)
CBS: “How I Met Your Mother” rerun (5.2 million, 3.5/5)/”2 Broke Girls” rerun (5.1 million, 3.5/5)
FOX: “Bones” rerun (4.2 million, 2.7/4)
The CW: “Hart of Dixie” rerun (1 million, 0.7/1) 18-49 leader: “The Biggest Loser” (2.3) 9 p.m. ABC: “The Bachelor” premiere (7.05 million, 4.8/7)
NBC: “The Biggest Loser” (6.35 million, 4.0/6)
CBS: “2 Broke Girls” rerun (6.1 million, 4.1/6)/”Mike & Molly” rerun (5.9 million, 4.0/6)
FOX: “The Mob Doctor” finale (3.3 million, 2.1/3)
The CW: “Beauty and the Beast” rerun (865,000, 0.6/1) 18-49 leader: “The Bachelor” and “The Biggest Loser” tied at 2.4 10 p.m. ABC: “Castle” (8.6 million, 5.6/9)
NBC: “Deception” premiere (5.6 million, 3.8/6)
CBS: “Hawaii Five-0” rerun (5 million, 3.5/6 18-49 leader: “Deception” (2.0)

Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company. More ratings at Zap2it: Daily, weekly and cable

Posted by:Rick Porter