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.

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  • a p garcia

    The producers of DWTS still haven’t learned their lesson, 2 cycles per TV season is just toooo much. Personally I watched the last hour and felt like I watched the revalent stuff. I wonder if The Voice 3 cycles per TV season will start going down like DWTS.

  • Kate

    @Samunto I’m not saying that… At all. What I was saying was that the whole comedy block isn’t working. But at least Glee has a loyal fanbase, as where they put an already low rated show and a freshman comedy up against the voice. And up against NCIS, 2 ratings powerhouses. If FOX was expecting those to do even remotely well up against these 2 shows, they set themselves up for disappointment.

  • Mike

    What CBS needs to do is return “The Mentalist” to Tuesday night — at 9pm CST, after NCIS:LA. Far more likely to retain NCIS:LA’s audience. Win-win.

  • LOL

    Amazing numbers for The Voice. Its great that they can deliver those ratings for a results show.

    And I’m glad that Parenthood went up even if it’s by a small amount. Fantastic episode last night.

  • Vance

    @The Old Man, you are probably pleased with CBS’s ratings as usual. And on another note, the event that you anticipated months ago has finally happened. Adele’s 21 has reached the 10 million mark.

  • Pepper

    Vegas is certain to be cancelled

  • Ram510

    So with many show today and yesterday being up I’m guessing people are deciding to watch TV again before starting to go holiday shopping?

    Hopefully this “all tides rise” trend transfers over to Guys With Kids and Scandal this week


    @ Petar Ivanov

    Don’t forget the 1st wk after Partners was pulled, the Angus T 2.5M pulled an exact 2.1. 2BG only went up significantly this week.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman


    Please do not spam our comments.

  • Melissa

    Wow, impressive night for almost everything – particularly Dancing with the Stars! Happy for NCIS too—was that the fall finale?

  • Ram510

    Most importantly I really hope Nikita will be up this week now that its back to 8 o’clock. At least beat EOMD/GG

  • eridapo

    @ a p garcia

    Without a doubt the two cycles hurt DWTS, but you also have to consider that the show has been on for quite a while. Like all aging shows, the ratings (demo wise) tend to go down since their audiences aged along with the show….

    As to the Voice, I do think it is a mistake to go the two cycle rout. The problem I see is that there really is only room for one reality singing competition per season (Fall or Spring), and this Fall season people prefer the Voice to XFactor. Come Spring will they choose the Voice over AI. I don’t think so. AI is still AI even with all the new Judges (The Voice too will have new judges). Though they wont be competing head to head, I believe viewers will choose to watch one show over the other. The Voice will still be potent, but AI will take some of its luster.


    @ vance

    I was dying to say that, but I’ve been on the Britney fans about sales, so since you brought it up:

    “21” is the 21st album to shift 10 million copies sold since 1991, and only the eighth album to hit the 10M mark within two years (104) weeks of release.

    “21” accomplished this in 92 weeks.

    The only other females to achieve this feat: Alanis Morissette, “Jagged Little Pill” & Whitney Houston “Bodyguard” Soundtrack


    @ Bill

    OK, you lost me. What does “spam our comments” mean?

  • jimbo

    I really hope GO ON would do well without Voice lead in. Please.

  • Kate

    @Jimbo I can see it going down but not enough to even put it in danger… Especially at the state of NBCs other comedies right now.

  • MDM

    Ben and Kate up, still a small percentage of a chance that it escapes the bear. New Girl and Mindy were hilarious as well. I love the Fox Tuesday comedies, too bad they have such stiff competition. Still can’t believe people continue to watch GoOn.

  • CrimTV


    Out of all the mid-season series, I will watch

    – How to Live with Your Parents
    – Mistresses
    – Cult
    – Carrie Diaries
    – The Following
    – Goodwin Games
    – 1600 Penn
    – Deception
    – Hannibal
    – Save Me

  • Barbie

    @BadWolf @RJ I’d typed a really long reply about NCIS but I feared it would be offensive! Let’s leave it at that ;)

  • Blake Williams

    CBS, Don’t give up on Vegas……..I really love this show

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