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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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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  • Ben

    I for one am very happy that last night’s NCIS did so well in terms of total viewers, as well as the 18-49 demo. Last night was the second of a two part episode dealing with veterans who return from Iraq and Afganistan with post traumatic stress disorder. At the very end of the show they gave out a 1-800 number and a website for veterans who have PTS to contact if they need help. That was very important and a worthwhile effort on behalf of those who have served our nation overseas and have returned to the USA with problems. Veterans with PTS who returned from previous wars, such as WWI, WW2, Korea and Vietnam, probably did not get as much medical attention as they needed. Considering all these men and women have been through, they should be getting the assistance they have earned. NCIS is more than just another cop show and last night’s program proved why it gets very good ratings.

  • Congrats!

    I just want to congratulate America for thoroughly rejecting Mindy Kaling.

    Great job!

  • Petar Ivanov

    @ Every comedy on fox sucks. New Girl is already past it’s mediocre prime. Dechanel has always been annoying. People are catching on now.

    2BG is down a lot too. Is that mean that people get tired from sitcoms….i mean after few seasons where reality and sitcoms was up all networks start making more and more from these.

  • ToXiX

    Fox, go back to the drawing board.

    Poor bastards.

  • Chris

    I love how NCIS, Criminal Minds, and Person of Interest are pulling about the same ratings. I would love to see POI get the title of TV’s #1 Drama.

  • rob60990

    Lmao at Happy Endings and Apt 23. ABC hyped these 2 flops up all week yet theyre still dropping. Neither show is gsining in DVR which means the timeslot is not the problem. Theyre both lead in dependent failures.

  • Pepper

    Wow, awful awful night for everyone but the Voice and CBS

  • Steph


    I couldn’t agree more.

  • Zach

    Yikes. Time for Happy Endings and B to move. I’m a little surprised at how much younger New Girl skews compared to HE. HE got 800 more viewers but was behind .8 in the 18 to 49 which is a little shocking. I thought they would skew the same. ABC needs to move the comedies to 10 on Wednesdays stat. Mindy looks more dead every week which is sad because its really good. Fox is just a mess this season. I wish Parenthood would adjust up. NBC needs to order more episodes stat. I do not believe that Emily Owens actually beat HOD in total viewers even if it was just 60,000.

  • Frank

    A lot of people were busy getting ready for Thxgiving…but last night’s “NEW Normal” was HYS-terical– probably the funniest of the season!

  • bros


    Person of Interest gets close enough to a 3.0 every week. Been getting mostly 2.8-2.9;s this season though.

  • Brian J

    Not worried about “TV.” Even if it drops more, it is still a big hit for NBC. The drop for “TNN” isn’t good, but at least “GO” is steady. We’ll see how they fare in the final ratings.

    Fox has to be worried. It has good comedies (or so say the critics), but with the exception of “NG,” nobody seems to want to watch ’em. And increasingly, nobody seems to want to watch “NG.” It’s definitely going to be renewed for next season, but Fox has to find a better lead-in. (On the off chance that Fox cancels the show next season and/or cancels “BK” and/or “TMP” this season, would another network, like NBC, pick them up?)

    CBS is rock solid, as always, but I can’t emphasize enough that it needs to move “NCIS:LA” to another night. It could lead off Fridays, Mondays, or even Sundays and still do great business. That’d also open up a slot for a new show, or even two new comedies. Assuming one of the other three networks blink and doesn’t have a comedy there next season, it could be a good move.

    Which brings us to ABC. Even if they are critically supported, its comedies can’t go on like this on Tuesday, nor can the end of “PP” come soon enough. What might work here, I don’t know. “SHIELD” next season, perhaps?


    @ LT

    You’re so right about New Girl. Emily is much less annoying than Zoe!

    Uh-Oh, hope I haven’t started a war here!

  • dantas

    Does anybody here know why the hell FOX’s numbers are massively low this year?

  • Michael

    Nashville should move to Sundays and ABC should move HE and 23 to Wednesday and make a 3-hour comedy block.

  • Blake Williams

    Go Vegas………..

  • Tony ^_^

    Ughhhh! Noooo! “New Girl”!!!! :/



    Hey everybody, have a safe & Happy Thanksgiving!


  • Petar Ivanov

    @ Person of Interest gets close enough to a 3.0 every week. Been getting mostly 2.8-2.9;s this season though.

    2.8 once. 3.0 once and 3.1 once. All others was 2.9.

  • CP

    Thank you Vegas for keeping my slim hopes alive :)

    I’m really surprised New Girl fell considering Rob Reiner and Jamie Lee Curtis were on. I thought they were hilarious.

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