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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.

 
  • Joe

    It’s weird how New Girl consistently outperforms Glee yet sinks considerably when its not on.

  • colt13

    Raising Hope was incredible. It did feel like a series ender instead of a season ender.

  • wee

    New Girl dropped a tenth from last week. It didn’t get a 2.9.

  • Kevin Somerhalder

    This is not fun anymore.

  • hey

    thats not so good for PP. But maybe it can bounce back, it’s possible some people didnt know it had moved.

  • Mae

    Did New Girl get a 2.7 (as stated in the chart) or 2.9 (as stated in the text)?

  • RyanCanada

    GLEE needs another Britney Spears episode to boast the ratings, didnt they get like a 5+ demo for that episode?

  • Sid

    @glover

    Not in this lifetime.

  • Sophia

    LOL Ringer rose from a 0.4 just to a 0.5 for it’s FINALE EPISODE? Wow.

  • johnb

    Whether Ringer comes back or not Sarah Michelle Gellar did a great job playing dual roles

  • RJ

    ABC should pull the plug on Last Man Standing as well. Those numbers are awful.

  • Gary

    No. Stupid ABC. You trying to kill Private Practice? That was a great episode last night. To me this just says Tuesdays at 10pm it doesn’t matter what is there it won’t do that well.

  • Justun121

    Pracitce was sent there to die and make decision making easier for ABC.

    NBC could’ve actually won the night if only one of their shows was a tenth higher. The Voice is doing them wonders.

    Glee down down down :D

  • Bunny

    Not surprised that Glee hit lows… last week was their worst ep ever..

  • Sophia

    @Glover

    LMAO- thanks for the laugh. :)

  • PeterScott

    Good finale for the Ringer. Not a complete happy ending, but many things brought into the open.

    While I would prefer more closure, I don’t know if there is enough left to base another season on.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

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

    2.7 in the table was correct for New Girl. Now fixed.

  • DanO

    I honestly don’t even know why stations even program into April and May anymore… seems every single show takes a significant hit. Daylight Savings may have a place on the Fan Excuse Bingo card, but when nearly every show in the 8pm hour is down on every network, maybe there’s some truth to it.

  • Ben Thompson

    I still think that Private Practice will be renewed and GCB, Scandal will probably be dumped.

  • Joe

    Also, yikes at Last Man Standing. It needs to either be cancelled or moved to Fridays. When Cougar Town hit a 1.6 people were calling for its cancellation.

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