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TV Ratings Tuesday: 'New Girl', 'Unforgettable' 'Last Man Standing' and 'The Voice' Finales Rise, 'Private Practice' and 'NCIS' Hit Lows

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May 9th, 2012

Scoreboard NBC CBS FOX ABC UNI CW
Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 3.3/9 2.7/7 2.4/7 1.8/5 1.4/4 0.4/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 2.6/8 2.4/8 2.4/8 1.2/4 1.5/5 0.5/2
Total Viewers (million) 9.199 14.350 5.491 8.354 3.579 0.999

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NBC was the number one network for the night in adults 18-49, but CBS won with total viewers.

CBS  NCIS was down a tenth to a new season low with a 3.0 in adults 18-49 vs. last week's 3.1 . NCIS: Los Angeles was flat with last week's 3.0  in adults 18-49. Unforgettable's season finale earned a 2.0, up from last week's series low.

On NBC, the season finale of  The Voice earned a 4.3  in adults 18-49, compared to last week's 3.1 and was up 16% overall from last year's finale ( which earned a 3.7 18-49 rating in June 2011). Earlier in the night, Fashion Star  earned a new season low with a 1.3, down two-tenths from last week's 1.5 among adults 18-49.

On FOX, Glee  earned a 2.6, up a tenth from last week's 2.5 in adults 18-49. New Girl's season finale was up six tenths to a 2.8 vs. last week's 2.2 adults 18-49 rating.

On ABC, Last Man Standing's finale earned a 1.7  among adults 18-49, up two-tenths from last week's 1.5. Cougar Town earned a 1.5, up two tenths from last week's series low 1.3 18-49 rating. The Dancing with the Stars results show was flat with last week's season low 2.3. Private Practice fell considerably to a new series low 1.5 from last week's a 2.1 adults 18-49 rating.

On the CW, 90210 was flat with last week's 0.6 adults 18-49 rating. L.A. Complex also matched last week's 0.3 adults 18-49 rating.

Late-night results are below the primetime data.

Broadcast primetime ratings for Tuesday, May 8, 2012:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM CBS NCIS 3.0 9 17.824
FOX Glee 2.6 8 6.494
ABC Last Man Standing 1.7 5 6.603
NBC Fashion Star 1.3 4 4.405
CW 90210 0.6 2 1.319
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8:30PM ABC Cougar Town 1.5 4 4.722
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9:00PM NBC The Voice: Results (9-11) 4.3 11 11.596
CBS NCIS: Los Angeles 3.0 8 14.495
FOX New Girl 2.8 7 5.533
ABC Dancing with the Stars: Results 2.3 6 13.312
CW The LA Complex 0.3 1 0.678
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9:30PM FOX New Girl -R 1.6 4 3.442
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10:00PM CBS Unforgettable 2.0 5 10.732
ABC Private Practice 1.5 4 6.087

 

Via NBC Press Note:

In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 3.0/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.6/6; 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,” 1.0/5; "Late Show," 0.6/3; "Nightline," 1.0/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.
  • At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.4/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "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) tied "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).
  • At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 1.0/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/3 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.

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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.

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  • Freyja

    @Jenny

    More proof than what’s on the internet lol sorry but I don’t believe everything I read from rumors and hearsay… I am not a sheep that just goes hey it’s on the internet it must be true

    Why don’t you post what Adam called her a C*** behind the scenes oh wait it was okay right? (not that I believe that either) but you should be posting the other side as well. But since you won’t here is that article

    http://www.pynkcelebrity.com/archives/73469

    Like I said there are two sides to every story and I don’t believe anything unless either Adam or Christina talk ;)

    Adam is a chauvinistic pig it was proof when he picked Tony over Katrina, he kept Tony around to add more fuel to the fire. He didn’t go by voice he did it out of spite. (JMO)

    The Adam story came out a few days ago but the Christina stories came out today, makes you wonder who is trying to make who look bad. (if any of them are true)

    And you don’t need to keep repeating yourself.

  • tommy

    Private Practice deserve cancellation

  • EZM

    Nick:

    You seem tense. All I said was that, even including this week’s horrid rating, PP still has equal or better averages in the timeslot than BOP has since November. That’s not really debatable; it’s simple math. Fall ratings aren’t a great comparison, because everything was up in the fall across the board–including the DWTS lead-in. BOP had one 2.2 then, followed by a string of low 2s and high 1s. I don’t have anything against BOP, and maybe it would do better somewhere else. BOP’s overall fate just wasn’t pertinent to the discussion of what to put on the schedule at 10 PM Tuesday on ABC with only a few days left before upfronts.

    Don’t worry, I’m good with a final season, and if I’m wrong and PP is cancelled my life will go on. I was never not “over it”.

  • Networkman

    @Goodtvishard, I agree with you. Now I feel Unforgettable may just have a loyal fanbase that it would work on Friday Night @8pm.

    With Unforgettable @8pm, The Mentalist @9pm and Blue Bloods @10pm, CBS would have a strong lineup that would be pretty tough to beat.

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