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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  • Petar Ivanov

    @ 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.

    Yep. But POI is ONLY show on broadcats network wich is UP from last season. All others are down. Its also most entertaining and funny.(Not like CM and NCIS LA)

    TV’s #1 Drama will be possible only if continue to grow(and others to drop wich is the trend for now). CBS #1 Drama is best option here but still NCIS to beat not easy. CBS #2 Drama sure and best bet.

  • TVDude

    Last night seemed to be a bad night for TV across the board. Vegas might have been up, but the number’s still not good.

    NBC’s Tuesday comedies are like the 9pm Thursday comedies, I find that to be so funny since it’s like a trend. The sad part is, it probably won’t hold well in January when The Voice isn’t there.

    I’m curious how much lower The Voice will go this season. It looks like NBC is really missing those chairs.

    Parenthood has been stable all season, so this is kind of sad. It’s far from NBC’s worst problem, but hopefully it’ll rebound next week. I blame TNN.

  • HotLatino4GayMarriage

    I’m sick of hearing about PoI on non-Thursday posts, it won’t be the #1 drama, dream on Grey’s, OUAT, anyone?

  • ReallyTired

    But even with a 9pm sitcom glut, Go On wins. I’d say people have to be shocked by this. No? And its #1 of all new sitcoms this year. Granted its not half of Friends, Seinfeld or Frasier, but in 2012, not bad.

  • omabin

    this is insane, the comedies really are killing each others too fast. ABC needs to wise up and fight the only thing that could still have a demo available, despite the NCIS presence, which is the older-skewing part of the demo. Just move the damn comedies to Wednesday as 10 as it should have been all along – it won’t get any better, just worse.
    As for FOX, just give up on the 2 hour comedy block, it’s way too soon. Get Glee to save the night already, it’s the only doable thing at this point.

  • SarahL

    Yikes, The Mindy Project is steadily heading for cancellation.

  • Petar Ivanov

    @ I’m sick of hearing about PoI on non-Thursday posts, it won’t be the #1 drama, dream on Grey’s, OUAT, anyone?

    You will hearing for this years ahead. Greys is droping so fast that will be hard to be #1 drama even on ABC. Once like most sci fi/fantasy shows drop after big 1 season(fringe, heroes etc.) and will only drop from here.

  • American

    Pretty much what I expected for NBC, except I had the Voice a bit higher. Go On and New Normal had probably their best episodes yesterday.
    CBS is fine in viewers, which is what I expected too.
    Did not see B- in Apt. 23 going sub-1 so soon. ABC really needs to shake up Tuesday nights fast.
    FOX…oh well. At least one show hit 4 million and a 2.0. (:

  • Bri


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

    Yes POI is close to 3.0 but not there yet, Petar was mentioning no one was getting a 3.0 on tuesday, which he was correct but forgot to mention that POI isn’t there, yet :)

  • Greg

    ABC made the right call by deciding not to air anything new today. It would certainly achieve new lows.

  • Cindy

    As for the excuse that the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday is responsible for the low ratings than why the big difference (almost 10 million viewers) from the finale 2 years ago that was held at the same time? This week was only the semifinals but 1.9 vs 5.2 and 12.87 vs 24.19? How can ABC spin this?
    Dancing with the Stars: All Stars 1.9 6 12.87

    PreThanksgiving Results Show for Finale
    Season 11
    ABC waltzed to victory for the night in both in adults 18-49 and total viewers as the Dancing with the Stars finale averaged a 5.3 rating with adults 18-49 and over 24 million total viewers between 9p-11p. That’s up 23% from last fall’s finale.

    Finals (day 1) Finals (day 2)
    5.3 24.19

    Season 13
    ABC’s two hour Dancing with the Stars results finale lifted it to the adults 18-49 rating and total viewership win for the night, but its 4.1 adults 18-49 rating was down 23% vs. last Fall and was its lowest rated Fall finale ever.
    Final Results Show November 22, 2011 4.1/11 19.45

  • SmG

    Parenthood :(

  • Petar Ivanov

    If go on really take that slot from NG will be surprise of the year.

    SO from all new shows only one that are hit are these after the voice RVN and go on and Elementary after super bowl. Hmmmmmmmmmmmm

  • Greg

    And this Wednesday comedy block NEEDS to go. Move it to Wednesday at 10 or Fridays at 8 (when TGIF drops even further) or whatever. This is not working.

  • wicked

    @michael: christina needs all the promotion she can get. the numbers/sales for her new album have been nothing short of an embarrassing disaster

  • Ted Craig

    Why do people think Apt. 23 and HE deserve to be moved? HE has never been a ratings winner and has had plenty of chances.

  • Mr Mumble

    Week on week demo changes…

    +13% — Vegas
    +09% — Private Practice
    000% — Ben And Kate
    000% — Emily Owens M.D.
    000% — Go On
    000% — Dancing with the Stars
    000% — NCIS: Los Angeles
    -03% — NCIS
    -06% — Raising Hope
    -08% — Happy Endings
    -09% — New Girl
    -11% — The New Normal
    -16% — Parenthood
    -15% — The Voice
    -17% — Hart of Dixie
    -18% — Don’t Trust the B in Apt.23
    -19% — The Mindy Project

    Can we have “Thanksgiving” put on the fan excuse bingo card?

  • HotLatino4GayMarriage

    The only place I hear abot PoI is on the comments on here, it has zero hype unlike Revenge, GA, OUAT. You’ll be disappointed, accept the fact it’s just another boring procedural.

  • Melanie

    I really, really like Vegas. I wish it was doing better. My only hope for it is that it becomes the new “The Good Wife” – a good show with low ratings renewed for four seasons. Its a slim hope, I know.

    Geez, the comedies are killing each other. Too bad the CW doesn’t have another counter programming comic book/action-type night on Tuesday like Arrow & SPN — it would be competative with this sorry lot.

  • Bobby

    Okay these comedies on Tuesday are killing each other!! But ABC is getting beat up the most. so ABC, no, your comedies aren’t bad…just move them to a different night!! You could put HE and AP23 at 10 and 10:30 on Wednesday to have a whole night of comedy(is 10 too late to start comedies though?). Or move the neighbors to tuesday, move suburgatory to 8:30 and HE at 9:30. Not sure where B would fit in though.

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