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TV Ratings Tuesday: 'New Girl,' 'Cougar Town,' 'The River' Hit Lows, 'Fashion Star' Premiere Stumbles, As Most Originals Decline

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March 14th, 2012


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Fox's New Girl dipped 10% to a series/season low 2.7 adults 18-49 rating, vs. a 3.0 rating last week, but with CBS in repeats it still was the top rated show of the night.  Raising Hope fell 14% to a 1.8 adults 18-49 rating, vs. a 2.1 rating last week.  I Hate My Teenage Daughter plunged 19% to a 1.3 adults 18-49 rating, vs. a 1.6 rating last week. Breaking In was down 12% to a 1.5 adults 18-49 rating, vs. a 1.7 in its season premiere last week. Checking on the series/season lows for those last three shows now.

Fox & NBC originals and CBS repeats tied in the adults 18-49 ratings on the night.

Following a Last Man Standing repeat, Cougar Town hit a series low 1.4 adults 18-49 rating, vs. a 1.5 rating last week. The River hit a season/series low 1.3 adults 18-49 rating, vs. a 1.5 rating last week. Body Of Proof had a 1.4 adults 18-49 rating, even with its episode from two weeks ago.

The Biggest Loser had a 2.0 adults 18-49 rating matching its season low rating last week. The series premiere of Fashion Star drew just a 1.6 adults 18-49 rating.

CW's 90210 fell to a season (series?) low matching 0.6 adults 18-49 rating, vs. a 0.7 rating last week. Ringer also fell a tenth to a season/series low matching 0.4 adults 18-49 rating, vs. a 0.5 rating last week.

Late-night results are below the primetime data.

Broadcast primetime ratings for Tuesday, March 13, 2012:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM CBS NCIS -R 2.1 7 12.709
NBC The Biggest Loser (8-930p) 2.0 6 6.346
FOX Raising Hope 1.8 6 4.286
ABC Last Man Standing -R 1.3 4 5.421
CW 90210 0.6 2 1.217
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8:30PM ABC Cougar Town 1.4 4 4.410
FOX I Hate My Teenaged Daughter 1.3 4 3.517
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9:00PM FOX New Girl 2.7 7 5.664
CBS NCIS: Los Angeles -R 1.9 5 11.290
ABC The River 1.3 4 4.129
CW Ringer 0.4 1 1.101
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9:30PM FOX Breaking In 1.5 4 3.466
NBC Fashion Star (premiere, 930-11) 1.6 4 4.486
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10:00PM ABC Body Of Proof 1.4 4 7.282
CBS Unforgettable -R 1.3 4 7.266

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via NBC press note:

In Late-Night Metered Markets Tuesday night:

In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 2.6/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.2/6; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.1/7; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.5/4.

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 0.9/4; "Late Show," 0.5/2; "Nightline," 0.9/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/2.

At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.3/4 in metered-market households with an encore) beat CBS's first-run "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.1/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49 with an encore) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).

At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/3 with an encore in metered-market households and a 0.3/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters

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NOTE: All national ratings are "live plus same day" from Nielsen Media Research unless otherwise indicated.

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