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TV Ratings Tuesday: 'Private Practice,' 'Glee,' 'NCIS,' 'Cougar Town,' 'Last Man' Hit Lows; 'Raising Hope,' 'Ringer' Finales Rise

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April 18th, 2012

Scoreboard FOX NBC CBS ABC UNI CW
Adults 18-49: rating/Share 2.3/7 2.3/7 2.2/6 1.9/5 1.5/4 0.4/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 2.2/7 1.8/6 1.1/4 1.1/4 1.5/5 0.4/1
Total Viewers (million) 5.401 6.678 12.406 8.702 3.702 0.959

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Fox and NBC tied at the top of the nights adults 18-49 ratings as Glee dropped three tenths of a point to a series low 2.4 adults 18-49 rating vs. last week's 2.7. New Girl was down a tenth to a 2.7 adults 18-49 rating  vs. last week's 2.8 adults 18-49 rating. Raising Hope's season finale was up a tenth to a 1.9 adults 18-49 rating vs. last week's 1.8.

The Biggest Loser was up a tenth to a 2.2 adults 18-49 rating vs. last week's 2.1 adults 18-49 rating and The Voice results show fell two tenths to a 3.3 rating, from last week's 3.5 adults 18-49 rating. Fashion Star was down three tenths to a series low matching 1.5 rating vs. last week's 1.8 adults 18-49 rating.

NCIS was down a tenth to a season low 3.0 rating vs. last week's 3.1 adults 18-49 rating and was the only original episode on CBS Tuesday.

ABC's Last Man Standing was down two tenths to a season/series low 1.6 rating vs. last week's 1.8 adults 18-49 rating.  Cougar Town was down a tenth to a series low matching 1.4 rating vs. last week's 1.5 adults 18-49 rating.  Dancing with the Stars Results was up a tenth to a 2.4 rating, up off last week's results show series low 2.3 adults 18-49 rating. In its first Tuesday episode, Private Practice had a series low 1.7 adults 18-49, down four tenths vs. a 2.1 rating in its last new Thursday episode in mid-March, and two tenths vs. Body Of Proof's season finale 1.9 rating at 10pm last Tuesday.

The season (likely series) finale of Ringer drew a 0.5 adults 18-49 rating, up a tenth vs. last week's 0.4 adults 18-49 rating.

Late-night results are below the primetime data.

Broadcast primetime ratings for Tuesday, April 17, 2012:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM CBS NCIS 3.0 9 17.616
FOX Glee 2.4 7 6.183
NBC The Biggest Loser 2.2 7 6.872
ABC Last Man Standing 1.6 5 6.430
CW 90210 -R 0.3 1 0.762
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8:30PM ABC Cougar Town 1.4 4 4.618
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9:00PM NBC The Voice 3.3 9 8.750
FOX New Girl 2.7 7 5.308
ABC Dancing with the Stars Results 2.4 6 13.799
CBS NCIS: Los Angeles-R 2.0 5 11.324
CW Ringer 0.5 1 1.156
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9:30PM FOX Raising Hope 1.9 5 3.932
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10:00PM ABC Private Practice 1.7 5 6.784
CBS Unforgettable -R 1.5 4 8.279
NBC Fashion Star 1.5 4 4.413

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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," 2.3/6 with an encore telecast; CBS's "Late
Show with David Letterman," 2.6/7 with an encore; and ABC's combo of
"Nightline," 3.3/8; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.9/6.

* In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results
were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.8/4 with an encore; "Late
Show," 0.7/3 with an encore; "Nightline," 1.0/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel
Live," 0.5/3.

* At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.2/4 in
metered-market household with an encore) tied CBS's first-run "Late Late
Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.2/4). In the 25 markets with Local People
Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49 with an encore) topped "Late Late
Show" (0.4/2).

* At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.9/4 in
metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/3 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.

Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2012 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

You can see TV ratings from other recent Overnight ratings reports here.

Definitions:

Fast Affiliate Ratings: These first national ratings, including demographics, are available at approximately 11 AM (ET) the day after telecast, and are released to subscribing customers daily. These data, from the National People Meter sample, are strictly time-period information, based on the normal broadcast network feed, and include all programming on the affiliated stations, sometimes including network programming, sometimes not. The figures may include stations that did not air the entire network feed, as well as local news breaks or cutaways for local coverage or other programming. Fast Affiliate ratings are not as useful for live programs and are likely to differ significantly from the final results, because the data reflect normal broadcast feed patterns. For example, with a World Series game, Fast Affiliate Ratings would include whatever aired from 8-11PM on affiliates in the Pacific Time Zone, following the live football game, but not game coverage that begins at 5PM PT. The same would be true of Presidential debates as well as live award shows and breaking news reports.

Rating: Estimated percentage of the universe of TV households (or other specified group) tuned to a program in the average minute. Ratings are expressed as a percent.

Share (of Audience): The percent of households (or persons) using television who are tuned to a specific program, station or network in a specific area at a specific time. (See also, Rating, which represents tuning or viewing as a percent of the entire population being measured.)

Time Shifted Viewing – Program ratings for national sources are produced in three streams of data – Live, Live+Same Day (Live+SD) and Live+7 Day. Time shifted figures account for incremental viewing that takes place with DVRs. Live+Same Day (Live+SD) include viewing during the same broadcast day as the original telecast, with a cut-off of 3:00AM local time when meters transmit daily viewing to Nielsen for processing. Live+7 Day ratings include incremental viewing that takes place during the 7 days following a telecast.

For more information see Numbers 101 and Numbers 102.

 
  • SteveO

    Woah, Glee :(
    Hopefully it recovers this season a bit.

  • Andrew

    Hate to see LMS keep falling! Hope it can still be renewed, but a 1.6 is weak!

  • Matt

    Gutted for PP.

  • Marzel

    mh.. i guess that is bad for private practice!

  • CrimTV

    Ouch at Private Practice, and Ringer rose but unfortunately not enough :(

  • 47th

    Bad for Private. Let’s see how it will do in the next weeks.

  • alexjones

    why is LMS still likely to be renewed? those ratings are awful.

  • Snoot

    Wow! Shows hitting lows again! What is going on this week?

  • Dillan

    Ringer was amazing last night. That ending! It’s gonna be sad to see it go.

    Half hours for Ringer?

  • Sid

    LMAO at PRIVATE PRACTICE :D

    LMS hitting dangerous levels.

  • martie

    Unless they revamp the show, LMS should be cancelled. The writing is horrendous.

  • Petar

    NCIS: LA what a repeat numbers! Beat last NCIS-1.9 and PoI-1.8 reruns and is so close to last own original episode i think was 2.5 or 2.6!

  • johnb

    i actually felt bad for Siobahn last nigth , it was a really good season 1 finale

  • SteveO

    Also, the wording says New Girl was at 2.9, but the table shows 2.7.

  • Jeff R.

    At least DWTS Results were up. They can’t blame CT now. CT should be safe to run the rest of the season.

    With so much down this spring (and even more the last couple of weeks), it’ll be interesting to see what ABC decides to do next season. ABC owning CT may really end up helping its chances of a fourth season.

    LMS sure hasn’t helped its case much lately.

  • fra

    Still really great results for The voice on Tuesday. If it will be adjusted up a tenth, it will be only 0.3 less than Monday.
    Ringer ADIOS!
    Glee is bleeding… but the Whitney’s episode tribute will likely help a lot next tuesday.
    Finally New girl is back at strong level, and Raising hope is recovering too.
    Ncis at 3.0!!!! 8.00 PM shows are really sufferings after the daylight savings.
    Private practice is quite dead i guess!

  • glover

    WOW RINGER! 0.5 with the worst lead-in ever! Suck it GG, HOD, TSC and Nikita. I can see second season coming.

  • RyanCanada

    ugh i wish ringer pulled in atleast a 06-07 demo

  • John A

    Damn i was hoping for a 0.6 for Ringer. Goodbye Ringer it was a entertaining show if nothing else.

  • JJ

    The text says that New Girl had 2.9 and the table says 2.7 which one is right?

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