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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.

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

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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.

 
  • MoHasanie

    Yikes at PP! But not only was the competition quite tough, but the lead in was bad as well.
    LMS numbers are really bad. I don’t really see why ABC should renew it since its been performing the same way for a few months now.

    I’m disappointed that Glee is still steady. I was hoping it would be in the low 2′s by now. Oh well, next year for sure will be the last year for that show.

    New Girl really jumped for the finale. It should be able to get high 2′s or low 3′s in the fall. I never found it funny…

    The Voice did ok. I wasn’t expecting anything more than 4.5. I can’t believe people thought it would do better with Justin bieber…

  • John A

    Im not hating on 90210 but it will decline next year. A 5 yr old show wont gain viewers back.

  • Jeff R

    @kaslad – I don’t know why you’re also so sure about that, but it makes me happy to read it every time you post it!

  • Jeff R

    *also* should say *always*

  • A

    @Whenever

    And you must be a retarded child for calling people names. Grow up please. Change ur diapers.

  • leslie

    ABC treated cougar town really well until they kept it off the air for 9 months…then new slot….then bad pairing. no show would come back with good ratings.

  • Christy

    I really love the show The Mentalist and If you don’t like the show, be sure not
    to watch it then you can’t find fault with the show. I’m not sure but I think
    tomorrow is when Jane get’s fired from his job. He hears from Red John, and he get’s really down, Because it the same time his wife and daughter get’s killed.

  • Two

    “ABC treated cougar town really well until they kept it off the air for 9 months…then new slot….then bad pairing. no show would come back with good ratings”

    So what you are saying is the show isn’t good enough to stand on its own.

  • Jb

    @jark
    You really shouldn’t post spoilers in the comments without a warning. It’s actually very rude.

  • Jenny

    from http://www.tmz.com/2012/05/09/dale-godboldo-christina-aguilera-tony-lucca-mickey-mouse-club/

    Ex-Mickey Mouse Clubber
    Christina Was in LOVE
    with Tony Lucca

    Christina Aguilera has it out for Tony Lucca on “The Voice” because he spurned her while they worked on The Mickey Mouse Club — this according to a former Mouseketeer.
    Ex-Mouse Clubber Dale Godboldo — who starred on the 90s MMC revival alongside Aguilera and Lucca — tells TMZ, Tony was pretty popular in his Disney days

  • Darrick

    Unforgettable was awesome again, and I’m really glad that it held on to all of its viewers from last week and went back up in the demo. The plot of the finale definitely hinted that there will be a second season. Who knows..

    Also, NCIS:LA was awesome too.

  • WB Frog

    Is there NO chance of CBS moving Unforgettable to Fridays at 9PM?

  • Paulo

    Next season CBS should give a new time slot to NCIS: Los Angeles, maybe Wednesdays at 8 pm. Because Survivor should go to sundays at 8 pm, during Fall and The Amazing Race during midseason.

  • Jenny

    Oh Oh how does this effect The Voice next year?

    from http://www.tmz.com/2012/05/09/dale-godboldo-christina-aguilera-tony-lucca-mickey-mouse-club/

    Ex-Mickey Mouse Clubber
    Christina Was in LOVE
    with Tony Lucca

    Christina Aguilera has it out for Tony Lucca on “The Voice” because he spurned her while they worked on The Mickey Mouse Club — this according to a former Mouseketeer.
    Ex-Mouse Clubber Dale Godboldo — who starred on the 90s MMC revival alongside Aguilera and Lucca — tells TMZ, Tony was pretty popular in his Disney days

  • John A

    Ok some shows go up but this is the cw.

  • ToXiX

    @Paulo

    Agree about Survivor being moved to Sunday.

  • EZM

    Whoa. That’s a big drop for Private Practice, but I’m not joining in the hand-wringing (or the mean-spirited glee). The drop wasn’t random, nor would I think it would make or break the show’s fate this late in the season. Even with this new low it’s still got a significantly higher average in the timeslot than Body of Proof was able to maintain from December to the first part of April and at least equals BOP’s average from the fall. It was also getting better numbers in its old slot than its successor is getting now, immaterial as that may be.

    Besides, what would they even replace it with at this point? No other 10 PM show in this unusually sluggish spring has held up this well off a lead-in under 2.5. I doubt they’re going to premiere a new fall drama in a death slot like 10 PM Tuesday, nor would it make any sense to move a tentpole like Grey’s there. Unless they’re going to completely overhaul an entire night of scheduling to the point of creating a new comedy block or ordering a pilot that wasn’t good enough to get picked up in the first round–less than six days before the upfronts, mind you–then the show still looks pretty safe to me.

  • leslie

    Two
    i’m saying take any show off the air for 9 months.

    see what happens.

  • @scl2

    awful numbers for Private Practice

    amazing for new girl <3

  • William Haney

    On another story, someone posted that NBC was picking up shows that people watched 30 years ago and most are, and I quote this person, “dead”. Hmmn being 50 and a 32 year employee at an affiliate of the peacock gang, I feel pretty good. But the “old folks or dead folks” are watching CBS and Dancing on ABC last night. But NBC got the real win with 18-49. But in the larger scale, the older demographic will never really grasp the younger pop culture. What helps me and my wife is we have a ten year old daughter.

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