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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.

 
  • Amy

    Yay for Raising Hope! The ep was really good last night. New Girl is listed as a 2.7 in the chart but above says a 2.9.

    All the shows on Tuesday night have fallen pretty far. Not as many people watching tv lately it seems like.

  • me

    I liked Last Man Standing last night. and Cougar Town was good too!

  • zpa

    Raising Hope is the best comedy on tv right now and the super awesome finale proved it. :)

  • Concerned Citizen

    Is Last Man Standing really a safe bet for renewal with those kinds of ratings? Honestly, with the amount of successful comedies ABC has, they’d be better off cancelling it and trying something new for next year.

  • JJ

    LOL @glover do u really think that 0.5 for the season FINALE is enough for Ringer to get renewed… maybe the stupidest comment ever…..

  • S.

    Private Practice was hurt by the last 8 weeks of yet another charity arc so bad they couldn’t even use it to promote the new episode, even went it was given the A-story of the said episode.

    It would have done 1.9 behind GA at 2.8.

    Last episode was another promo bait and switch that backfired on a different lead-in audience. What was in the promo happened in the last 5 minutes of the episode. The other 55 where the same crap that was doing season lows behind GA.

  • Laura

    The text and table for New Girl are different, and shouldn’t Glee and Biggest Loser be switched around in the table? Glee got a 2.4, Biggest Loser got a 2.2, but Biggest Loser is ahead of it in the table.

  • wee

    For anyone wondering, the table is correct. New Girl’s rating was a 2.7.

  • Michael

    Cougar Town is on thin and ice. Even with DWTS airing after CT, it still isn’t improving!

  • Mark

    Well, I watched the Ringer finale and thought they ended the season about as well as they could given the show’s limitations (characters we just don’t care about.) Hopefully now SMG moves on to a new and better project.

  • Sarah

    ABC killed Private Practice. It was doing just fine after Grey’s Anatomy and now it’s tanking on a new night, plus Scandal isn’t doing that well.

  • were123

    So if Glee bleeds audience New Girl rises? And if Glee goes on hiatus New Girl drops? I don’t understand New Girl’s audience.
    I know it’s likely Ringer it’s not coming back, but… damn it! I want season 2 if possible!

  • Alan

    Keep falling Glee

  • eridapo

    The ratings news continue to be grim all around. ABC Tuesday is starting to look like NBC (PP 1.7 wow). NCIS still above a 3, but it is down almost a full point versus the fall.

    These continue lows all around have to be a wake up for the Nets. It might be spring and DST, but HUT and PUT numbers are only slightly down. People are watching, but they aren’t watching the nets.

  • Laura

    Ok ignore the New Girl comment, I was a bit late on that one. But the Glee/Biggest Loser one still stands

  • Dennis

    HA
    Cougar Town did awful as per usual!! :)

    Bring on Happy Endings season 3

  • MattM

    New Girl beats Glee again! Awesome.

  • SteveO

    It’s crazy that Glee used to pull mid-5’s a year and a half ago… and not it doesn’t even have a 2.5…

    Really hoping the momentum this spring + nationals + graduation brings it near 3.

  • Petar

    NBC stable! CBS-good! FOX-bad! ABC-awful! What a mess with PP move! Bad network decision! Now PP look bad after incompetent CEO/network decision GCB look bad again after incompetent CEO/network decision(titanic) and scandal DOA! Man ABC need new CEO! They still beat with litle NBC, but NBC try to rebuild and can pass ABC next year!

  • KS

    Ringer :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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