TV Ratings Tuesday: 'Vegas' Up; 'Happy Endings', Don't Trust the B', 'New Girl' & 'The New Normal' Hit Series Lows

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November 21st, 2012

Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 2.5/7 2.3/6 1.5/4 1.5/4 1.4/4 0.5/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 1.4/5 1.7/6 1.5/5 1.5/5 1.0/3 0.5/2
Total Viewers (million) 13.913 6.337 3.809 3.249 7.013 1.243

CBS was the number one network in adults 18-49 and  with total viewers.

On NBC, The Voice earned a 3.3, down six tenths from last week's 3.9 adults 18-49 rating.  Go On was even with last week's 2.2 adults 18-49 rating.  The New Normal. garnered a series-low 1.6, down two tenths from last week's 1.8 adults 18-49 rating. Parenthood  notched a 1.6, down three tenths from the 1.9 it earned last week

On CBS, NCIS earned a 3.0,down a tenth from last week's 3.1 adults 18-49 rating. NCIS: Los Angeles was even with last week's 2.8, adults 18-49. Vegas notched a 1.8, up two tenths from last week's 1.6 adults 18-49 rating.

On ABC, Dancing With the Stars: All-Stars was flat with last week's 1.9 adults 18-49 rating. Happy Endings earned a series low 1.2, down a tenth from last week's 1.3 adults 18-49 rating.  Don't Trust the B in Apt 23also hit a series low, earning a 0.9 down two tenths from last week's 1.1 adults 18-49 rating. Private Practice earned a 1.2, up a tenth from last week's series low 1.1 adults 18-49 rating.

On FOX, Raising Hope scored a 1.5 down a tenth from last week's 1.6 adults 18-49 rating. Ben and Kate was even with the 1.1 it earned last week. New Girl earned a series low 2.0, down two tenths from last week's 2.2 adults 18-49 rating. The Mindy Project notched a 1.3, down three tenths after last week's 1.6 adults 18-49 rating.

On the CW, Hart of Dixie scored a 0.5, down a tenth from the 0.6 it earned last week. Emily Owens M.D. was even with last week's 0.4 adults 18-49 rating.

Broadcast primetime ratings for Tuesday, November 20, 2012:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM NBC The Voice 3.3 10 9.33
CBS NCIS 3.0 9 16.47
ABC Dancing With the Stars: All Stars 1.9 6 12.87
FOX Raising Hope 1.5 5 3.69
CW Hart of Dixie 0.5 1 1.21
8:30PM FOX Ben and Kate 1.1 3 2.52
9:00PM CBS NCIS: Los Angeles 2.8 8 15.06
NBC Go On 2.2 6 6.21
FOX New Girl 2.0 5 4.09
ABC Happy Endings 1.2 3 4.87
CW Emily Owens MD 0.4 1 1.27
9:30PM NBC The New Normal 1.6 4 4.35
FOX The Mindy Project 1.3 4 2.69
ABC Don't Trust the B in Apt. 23 0.9 3 3.20
10:00PM CBS Vegas 1.8 5 10.20
NBC Parenthood 1.6 5 4.52
ABC Private Practice 1.2 3 4.14


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," 2.7/7; CBS's "Late Show with David
Letterman," 2.5/6; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.0/7; and "Jimmy
Kimmel Live," 1.7/5.  

*	In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results
were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.9/4; "Late Show," 0.5/3;
"Nightline," 1.1/5; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3.

*	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" (1.3/4 with an encore).  In the 25 markets with Local People
Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.4/2
with an encore).

*	At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/3 in
metered-market households and a 0.2/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25
markets with local people meters.

NOTE: All ratings are "live plus same day" from Nielsen Media Research unless otherwise indicated.

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  • Terry

    Shame about the ABC comedies. They are actually funny but so are the NBC and Fox comedies. ABC should move Happy Endings and Apt23 to 8 and DWTS to 9.

  • Guest

    Bad numbers for Parenthood which sucks, but all of these numbers look really low probably due to it being Thanksgiving week. Still waiting on those additional Parenthood episodes to be ordered though NBC….

  • Charlotte Always

    @ Phil, don’t count on it. They will be steady in the 3’s especially considering the competition is almost done. I expect it to grow once they get to the semi finals and finals or whatever it’s called.

    X Factor is also steady, but mainly thanks to 1D and Taylor Swift. I don’t think Cher Lloyd is as huge a draw, not many people know her in the States.

  • senor chang

    thanksgiving week is really hurting everything. can’t believe that New Girl is already at a 2.

    that number for Apt 23 is just miserable. is this the first non-CW/Friday show (other than Mob Doctor) to go sub-1?

    heh, Parenthood and Vegas basically flipped positions.

  • ash

    go on and new girl will be tied in the final ratings :)

  • Laura

    Ouch New Girl.
    That makes Bones 2.0 look amazing on Fox dead Monday night.

    Fox now is probably regretting changing the schedule. Bring Glee back to tuesday and Bones back to thursday!

  • ABC hater

    Weak ratings everywhere. :/

  • Josh

    FOX, OUCH!
    Glad Go On held up even though The Voice dropped. I love that show :)

  • senor chang

    Not for Go On; the one episode that aired without the Voice got a 2.1 rating.

  • Charlotte Always

    @ Jonathan, live shows are on monday. Tuesdays are result shows which always attract less viewers and ratings due to it only being a 1 hr show.

  • s0303

    yikes…apt 23 down to mob doctor numbers :)

  • Spike

    jeeze FOX is slowly becoming the CW on its prime

  • Oliver

    Thanksgiving seems to have hurt a lot of these shows, especially young-skewing ones.

    Disaster for the comedies. Sad as it makes me, ABC need to pull HE/A23.

    Go On seems to have stopped falling (although The Voice overrun will probably see it being adjusted down).

  • sofaslug

    WOW! ABC Tuesday’s are awful! Shame Happy Endings and Dont Trust The B are among the best comedies on TV

  • POI

    Cancel The Mindy Project the show is bad Quality Wise and Rating Wise.

  • Josh

    let the holiday lows start for some and continue for others… fyi, expect a lot of shows to have new lows for the next 2 months throughout the holidays. if the show is any good, the ratings should go back up in January.

  • Mike

    No surprise CBS is going for a 3rd NCIS on Tuesdays.

  • ash

    what is happening to new girl. it was getting 2.7/2.8 a month back.. :O

  • DW

    wow on the b. that’s like wow. i would think about moving it before canceling it. you cant have 3 sitcom’s on at the same time. just doesn’t work.

  • Michael

    RIP to “Don’t Trust The B In Apartment 23″

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