TV Ratings Tuesday: 'The Voice' Soars, 'Go On' Dips Slightly, 'The New Normal' Falls, 'So You Think You Can Dance' Finale Down
|Adults 18-49: Rating/Share||3.1/9||1.6/5||1.5/4||1.5/4||1.4/4||0.3/1|
|Adults 18-34: Rating/Share||2.4/8||1.5/5||1.4/5||0.8/3||0.8/3||0.3/1|
|Total Viewers (million)||8.705||4.625||3.626||8.765||6.280||0.634|
NBC was the number one network in adults 18-49, while CBS was on top with total viewers.
On NBC, The Voice earned a 4.5 adults 18-49 rating, up 13% from last Tuesday’s 4.0. Go On scored a 3.3 18-49 rating, down 3% from a 3.4 last week. The New Normal garnered a 2.2 among adults 18-49, down 12% from last week’s 2.5. Parenthood earned a 1.8 adults 18-49 rating, down 5% from last week’s 1.9.
On FOX, the season finale of So You Think You Can Dance scored a 1.6 adults 18-49 rating, up 7% from last week’s 1.5 but down 25% from a 2.0 for last year’s finale on Thursday, August 11,2011.
On ABC, a two-hour 20/20 special The Greatest TV Shows of Our Time With Barbara Walters, garnered a 1.6 adults 18-49 rating, the network’s best non-sports rating in the time period since May 22, 2012.
Broadcast primetime ratings for Tuesday, September 18,2012:
|Time||Net||Show||18-49 Rating/Sh||Viewers (Millions)|
|CBS||NCIS – R||1.6/5||10.18|
|FOX||So You Think You Can Dance (8-10PM) – Finale||1.6/5||4.63|
|ABC||The Middle – R||1.1/3||4.18|
|CW||Hart of Dixie – R||0.3/1||0.68|
|8:30||ABC||Last Man Standing – R||1.1/3||3.85|
|CBS||NCIS: Los Angeles -R (9-11PM)||1.5/4||8.06|
|CW||The Next – R||0.2/1||0.59|
|9:30||NBC||The New Normal||2.2/6||6.20|
Via 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; CBS’s “Late Show with David Letterman,” 4.0/10; and ABC’s combo of “Nightline,” 3.1/8; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 1.4/4.
- In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 0.7/3; “Late Show,” 1.1/6; “Nightline,” 0.9/4; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 0.5/3.
- At 12:35 a.m., “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” (1.2/4 in metered-market households) trailed CBS’s “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” (1.9/7). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, “Late Night” (0.5/3 in 18-49) trailed “Late Late Show” (0.6/4).
- At 1:35 a.m., “Last Call with Carson Daly” averaged a 0.8/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.
NOTE: All national ratings are “live plus same day” from Nielsen Media Research unless otherwise indicated.
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