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.

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

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  • Dan

    I guess its series low night for all shows looks like the three network comedy competition isnt working out so well for ABC or Fox

  • Alan

    Go Emily Owens! Maybe the CW will order the extra 9 episodes now that is stabilized.

  • David Howell

    All this comedy collapsing is making CBS look very smart indeed. As usual.

  • Holly

    Austin Lauran,

    Does anybody know what the highest rated episode of NCIS is?

    My very quick and un-thourough search points to a 4.9 for the 2009 premiere.



    FOX seriously in serious trouble w/ New Girl already down to 2.0

    ABC can’t even crack a 2.0 & 1.2 best 9-11, the B’s 0.9 in MD country

    CW still in CW territory

    NBC the Voice not sounding so loud these days, TNN tanking but PH still on the radar

    CBS TAKES NIGHT in both Demo & Viewers, Vegas takes 10:00 Net hour

  • Justin121

    The Mob Doctor

    Ben and Kate

    Emily Owens

    Don’t look so bad, given the new normal re: broadcast ratings.

    The former two are only 1.0 point behind the “biggest hits” no their network (Glee, New Girl, Bones’ 1.9s-2.0s).

    Owens is within the 0.4-0.6 “normal” range for the CW.

  • tvfan

    I watched Parenthood for the first time last night and was surprised. I thought the acting was good and the writing was excellent. I’m surprised it hasn’t done too well in the ratings but glad NBC has stuck with it.

  • Mark Wilkins

    It’s funny that people are blaming Thanksgiving when CBS ratings were normal

  • Samuel

    Super sad for The Mindy Project, every episode keeps getting better. Sadly, it just can’t make up for how bad the first two episodes were. On the bright side, The Voice keeps dropping :D

  • Alvin

    I think Emily Owens deserves the back 9 order from the CW. I think with more time the Tuesday line up of HOD and EO will improve. I love both shows personally. As for the comedies on the other networks they are definitely cannibalizing themselves at 9pm which is shameful because I love them all.

  • bros

    Hopefully Mindy continues its precipitous fall in the ratings, what a horrible show.

  • Petar Ivanov

    Good news for fans is that ABC can’t cancel both Apt 23 and Happy Endings. I mean all their new shows are awful and they need to air something. CBS at least have good shows to put in repeats like TBBT and TAHM.

    ABC 4-th network and worst network. NEW LOW for them. At least will beat CW.

  • Max

    Poor Apt. 23. Such great, funny writing.

  • Just My Opinion

    Why do advertisers care about the 18-49 demographic? These are the same people that have made superstars out of Paris Hilton, Kim Kardashian and Jersey Shore. Enough said. Total viewers should be more important!

  • Justin121

    The last two episodes of Em Owens were season hgihs (excluding the premiere).

    It’s gaining traction. Should be given a full season.

    NBC really did a disservice to The Voice in election week. One episode better than 3.


    The B in 23 didn’t do too bad looking at its lead in. Now that, on the other hand…


    @ Tihomir

    NBC is having their best year in years

  • wicked

    dang! the voice has lost over 3 million viewers!!!

  • buttondiet

    If the CW aired Vampire Diaries, Arrow and Supernatural on the same night they’d make FOX Tuesdays look horrible.

  • Oliver

    P&R beat TNN again. So much for ‘niche’.

  • cleon_girl

    Awwww Aptm 23 :(

    and :O at HoD

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