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.

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    Angus T Apologizes for his remarks in the USA TODAY!

  • ccc


    I know, I am just saying if it could get a better lead-in I think it could attract new viewers. The show is so amazing right now and I think bring in new people if people were led into it

  • grant

    IMO that is not ”soaring” for the voice. When I saw that I figured highs 4s low 5s.

  • Oliver

    @Charlotte Always

    Really? That’s unusual because NBC actually schedules The Voice to run until 9:01. First time for everything, I guess.

  • Bad Wolf


    To overrate : to overestimate the merits of, to rate too highly, to give something more credit than it’s actually worth…
    I’d say overrated is used to describe a show which is bad/average but still gets a lot of hype or is massively watched nevertheless. I must admit that I don’t see what is so outstanding about NCIS to attract so much viewers, but it’s very subjective.

  • Just My Opinion

    The Voice soars? NCIS beat it by over 8 million total viewers and NCIS almost beat it in the 18-49 demo. Your bias is so obvious!

  • Samunto

    Do you honestly think Glee stood a chance up against The Voice had it stayed on Tuesdays? No i don’t think so.

  • CrimTV

    Are ABC actually ever going to announce their mid-season schedule. In fact, CBS haven’t announced when Golden Boy, Friend Me and Rules of Engagement will premiere, Fox hasn’t announced anything about Goodwin Games’ premiere date and CW hasn’t announced Cult’s premiere date/timeslot. Come on networks! They need to announce them so they can begin to promote!

  • JLB

    So it’s safe to assume Emily Owens will be cancelled? =( Last nights episode was the best so far. It had some well needed character development and good storylines.

  • eridapo

    Too bad about Vegas. I’m starting to like the show. The look and feel of the sixties is quite nice, and the woman on the show are hot ;) . The producers need to decide on what aspect of the show to focus on in the future” “murder of the week” or “mafia” aspects.

  • Oliver

    @Bill Gorman

    Is there a rational person out there predicting it will be pulled?

    Canceled at the end of the season, certainly. But pulled? I don’t think so.

    It was a response to Peter Ivanov above… so I guess you’re right and I should know better.

  • Petar Ivanov

    @Canceled at the end of the season, certainly. But pulled? I don’t think so.

    What about moved from there. FOX still have one more comedy and this one hurt their best sitcom with 99,99%. When CBS moved Partners 2BG ratings are so much UP for 2 weeks only.

  • s0303

    @ just my opinion…try reading the title again…it say ncis and the voice soars…how is that biased?

  • Damo

    Glad all my favourite shows perked up in the ratings

    @Crim TV

    They still have the holiday season to promote so it shouldn’t be long but no need to fuss about it but are you going to actually watch any of them at all

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “So it’s safe to assume Emily Owens will be cancelled?”

    That’s been safe to assume for over a month.

  • JJ

    Is Hart of Dixie looking likely to get cancelled now an 0.5 two weeks in a row isn’t good…

    I hope it manages to go up next week its my guilty pleasure.

  • r0ckmypants

    @ccc – I think for a show this late in its run, which has had multiple lead-ins of varying success levels, that having a higher rated lead-in now wouldn’t make much different. It’s hovered around this same rating for a while now.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “What about moved from there. FOX still have one more comedy and this one hurt their best sitcom with 99,99%. When CBS moved Partners 2BG ratings are so much UP for 2 weeks only.”

    I’m pretty sure that the number of Ben & Kate episodes ordered + the number of Goodwin Games episodes ordered will fill that timeslot through the end of the season, but since Fox isn’t paying me to schedule for them I can’t lay it out for you.

    While your definition may vary, pulled = taken off the schedule with episodes remaining, for me.

  • Petar Ivanov

    @ In fact, CBS haven’t announced when Golden Boy, Friend Me and Rules of Engagement will premiere

    All new CBS shows collapse this season. I guess they want to wait as much as possible for this one most of tham are 7 episodes i guess. Better for CBS to rerun TBBT at one of their best slots monday 8:30. Partnesr was their best new sitcom. Rules and friend me will not be even close to TBBT rerins. Friend me will collapse after pilot and rules will be around 2.0-2.3.


    @ DW

    Mamie Gummer can go back to TGW. EOMD only has a 12-ep order & TGW 22-24.

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