TV Ratings Tuesday: 'NCIS' & 'The Voice' Soar, 'Go On', 'The New Normal', 'NCIS: Los Angeles' 'New Girl' & 'Parenthood' Up

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November 28th, 2012

Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 2.8/7 2.7/7 2.5/7 1.8/5 1.7/5 0.4/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 1.8/6 1.6/5 2.0/6 1.8/6 1.7/5 0.5/1
Total Viewers (million) 13.853 14.415 7.008 4.408 3.446 1.188

ABC was the number one network in adults 18-49 while CBS was on top with total viewers.

Post-Thanksgiving Ratings Rebound week continues as almost every show improves on last week’s performance.

On NBC, The Voice earned a 3.8 adults 18-49 rating up 12% from last week’s 3.4. Go On scored a 2.5 adults 18-49 rating up 19% from last week’s 2.1. The New Normal garnered a  1.7 adults 18-49 rating up 13% from last week’s 1.5. Parenthood notched a 1.8 among adults 18-49, up 6% from last week’s 1.7.

On CBS, NCIS earned a 3.5 adults 18-49 rating up 17% from last week’s 3.0. NCIS: Los Angeles garnered a 2.9 among adults 18-49 up  4%from last week’s 2.8. Vegas tied its series low with a 1.6 adults 18-49 rating, down 11% from last week’s 1.8.

On ABC, How the Grinch Stole Christmas notched a 2.4 adults 18-49 rating, down 4% from last year’s 2.5. Shrek the Halls scored a 2.5 adults 18-49 rating down 4% from last year’s 2.6. The season finale of Dancing With the Stars garnered a 3.0 adults 18-49 rating, up 33% from last week’s 2.0 but down 6% from a 3.2 for the spring finale and down 27% from a 4.1 for last year’s fall finale.

On FOX, Raising Hope earned a 1.7 adults 18-49 rating up 13% from last week’s 1.5. Ben and Kate scored a 1.4 adults 18-49 rating up 27% from last week’s 1.1. New Girl garnered a 2.3 among adults 18-49 up 15% from last week’s 2.0. The Mindy Project notched a 1.5 adults 18-49 rating up 15% from last week’s 1.3.

On the CW, Hart of Dixie scored a 0.5 adults 18-49 rating even with last week. Emily Owens MD earned a 0.3 adults 18-49 rating down 25% from last week’s 0.4.

Broadcast primetime ratings for Tuesday, November 27, 2012:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (Millions)
8:00 NBC The Voice 3.8/10 11.39
CBS NCIS 3.5/10 19.57
ABC How the Grinch Stole Christmas - R 2.4/7 8.38
FOX Raising Hope 1.7/5 3.88
CW Hart of Dixie 0.5/1 1.34
8:30 ABC Shrek the Halls - R 2.5/7 8.44
FOX Ben and Kate 1.4/4 2.92
9:00 ABC Dancing With The Stars (9-11PM) Finale 3.0/8 16.58
CBS NCIS: Los Angeles 2.9/7 14.26
NBC Go On 2.5/6 6.33
FOX New Girl 2.3/6 4.18
CW Emily Owens M.D. 0.3/1 1.04
9:30 NBC The New Normal 1.7/4 4.07
FOX The Mindy Project 1.5/4 2.80
10:00 NBC Parenthood 1.8/5 4.43
CBS Vegas 1.6/4 9.42


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," 2.5/7; CBS's "Late Show with David
> Letterman," 2.2/6 with an encore; and ABC's combo of "Nightline,"
> 4.0/10; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.2/7. 
> * In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results
> were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.8/4; "Late Show," 0.5/2 with
> an encore; "Nightline," 1.2/5; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/4.
> * At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.2/4 in
> metered-market households with an encore) tied CBS's first-run "Late
> Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.2/4). In the 25 markets with Local
> People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 in 18-49 with an encore) tied "Late
> Late Show" (0.4/2).
> * At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 in
> metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/2 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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Fast Affiliate Ratings: These first national ratings, including demographics, are available at approximately 11 AM (ET) the day after telecast, and are released to subscribing customers daily. These data, from the National People Meter sample, are strictly time-period information, based on the normal broadcast network feed, and include all programming on the affiliated stations, sometimes including network programming, sometimes not. The figures may include stations that did not air the entire network feed, as well as local news breaks or cutaways for local coverage or other programming. Fast Affiliate ratings are not as useful for live programs and are likely to differ significantly from the final results, because the data reflect normal broadcast feed patterns. For example, with a World Series game, Fast Affiliate Ratings would include whatever aired from 8-11PM on affiliates in the Pacific Time Zone, following the live football game, but not game coverage that begins at 5PM PT. The same would be true of Presidential debates as well as live award shows and breaking news reports.

Rating: Estimated percentage of the universe of TV households (or other specified group) tuned to a program in the average minute. Ratings are expressed as a percent.

Share (of Audience): The percent of households (or persons) using television who are tuned to a specific program, station or network in a specific area at a specific time. (See also, Rating, which represents tuning or viewing as a percent of the entire population being measured.)

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.

For more information see Numbers 101 and Numbers 102.


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  • Buffy

    When Will Monday Finals Be Up??

  • taylor

    mindy rebounded a little…

  • forg

    Nice bump for DWTS, the animated specials did well as well.

  • CrimTV

    For the first time in a long while, these Tuesday ratings don’t look so depressing, especially CBS 8-10pm, NBC’s full night, ABC especially.

  • RJ

    Parenthood!! :D

  • Oliver

    Ben & Kate might have a pulse yet afterall.

    Emily Owen… not so much.

  • alan

    thank god Dancing With The Stars is over… no more seasons please.

  • POI

    i hope ben and kate gets renewed and mindy gets canceled

  • bluejays

    NCIS LA only up very slightly but NCIS jumped a huge deal.

    Good New Girl is up a bit but still low numbers for the show.

    Vegas still dead at ten.

    What happened to Mondays final ratings btw?

  • Boris

    Wow. Poor Vegas. Not cancelled yet?

  • Petar Ivanov

    Ben and Kate kill NG the same way ot even worse that Partners kill 2BG.

    DWTS wtill best option for worst network ABC.

  • EatMorePez

    ABC finally gets a decent rating for DWTS, and now the cycle is over.

  • s0303

    good for dwts…

    parenthood beat tnn again…wonder what tnn would get on thursdays…1.2?

    emily owens back down to 0.3 :( i’ll just enjoy it while it lasts…

  • SarahL

    Ah, The Mindy Project had a nice little rebound.

  • eridapo

    The NCIS jump is understandable when you realize that DWTS aired at 9PM. Both shows have similar skewing demos.

  • ash

    go on jumps from 2.1 to 2.5 ;)

  • PHIL

    Ben and Kate will still be cancelled

  • eridapo

    Per Marc Berman

    NCIS 3.4 18.97/ 3.7 20.17
    NCISLA 3.0 14.50/ 2.8 14.01
    VEGAS 1.8 10.02/ 1.4 8.81

    The Voice 3.5 10.83/ 4.0 11.95
    Parenthood 1.8 4.50/ 1.7 4.36

    DWTS 3.0 16.09/ 2.8 16.08/ 2.9 16.53/ 3.2 17.59

    HOD .5 1.44/ .5 1.23
    EOMD .3 1.02/ .3 1.05


    I gotta be honest thats a great result for Dancing with the Stars considering it was a lower rated season. It finished above a 3.0. Honestly I have to say while it was one of those slow starting seasons. I will admit what a great finish to this season. Melissa/Tony winning was a shocker considering everyone said Shawn/Derek had it in the bag. To me how amazing is it someone with the smallest fanbase, a non winner, and most predicted to be the first to go won against a season of huge fan favorite past winners and won the mirror ball trophy. They did it with just having fun, great chemistry, great dancing and what the beauty of this show is starting a one point and ending up at another and excelling. They truly wanted it so bad and deserved it bigtime. IMO could Melissa Rycroft be a good replacement for Brooke if she had to leave due to cancer. How amazing was that finish last night? Great end of a bumpy season.

    The Voice is soaring in its finals versus dropping as it usually does. Why does everyone think? I think they finally nailed a really talented unique top 6. Plus the format changes have really been way more contestant oriented then judge oritented. Mark Burnett was smart he knows the magic to Idol is having the contestants perform more and more for you to get attached and know them. For the first time in three seasons its not a rush job to the finish and u don’t feel attached to anyone or could care less. I feel like I have gotten to know their personalities alot more. I feel going in I know Amanda, Terry, Nikolas, Melanie, Trevin and Cassadee. I am predicting a Cassadee/Amanda finale which would be EPIC. Why do you think the Voice is soaring in a round they usually fizzle towards the end?

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