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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  • Oliver


    Ben & Kate does better than repeats of New Girl/Raising Hope would.

    If you axe New Girl and move Mindy after Idol then Fox has an hour-long hole in their schedule.

  • Mary 1

    @Gerald Whitney got a 1.4 in it’s premier week and a 1.1 last week. That’s not close or the same as what The New Normal ratings have averaged or have gotten. Whitney is also in its second season so should be doing even better than The New Normal. It’s not.

  • Oliver

    New shows tend to perform better than veterans, but also tend to fall faster.

    I think TNN and Whitney will be in roughly the same position by seasons end and NBC will cancel both.

  • Ardnaskela

    OMG! Emily Owens’ ratings still are falling down.
    I don’t get it why CW didn’t cancel it yet.
    And why the CW watches less and less people??

  • Mary 1

    I disagree that new shows performs better than veterans. The shows with the strongest ratings are the veterans like Two and a half men and Modern Family. Returning shows tend to have higher ratings unless they’re on their last leg (like 30 Rock) and are grinding to an end.

    NBC has more than enough comedies that have lower ratings than TNN. People seem to have daily amnesia about this though.

  • Wendy

    Wow, although comparatively it is doing okay-ish in the demo, I still cannot believe how far New Girl has dropped in a mere year. This was in the 3s and 4s at the beginning of last year! (Okay, it did drop to high 2s by the end of its freshman season.) But it seems such a steep decline and only its second year in.

  • CG

    CBS needs to move Vegas to Friday at 8:00, Undercover Boss to Sunday at 9:00, bumping The Good Wife to 10:00 that same night, the Mentalist to Monday at 10:00, and Hawaii Five-O to Tuesday at 10:00.

  • Gerald

    Mary you act like The New Normal doesn’t have a huge lead-in in front of it. Whether a show is new or not when you have a huge lead-in like that you’re expected to perform a lot better than that. Whitney might be a 2nd year show but its never had a huge boost like that most of its ratings has had no help since it leads off of lineup, when it was behind The Office the ratings for Office weren’t that huge like they used to be.

  • chezmoi

    phew! NCIS is back! The DWTS move has saved the top show!

  • Mary 1

    @Gerald TNN lead in is GO On. I don’t consider that a huge lead in, just average. Go On’s ratings now are probably similar to what The Office was last season when Whitney was shown after it so the help the shows receive are similar. NBC renewed Whitney and unless things change, it seems likely they’ll do the same for TNN.

    NBC has football and The Voice but overall their ratings are lower and therefore their expectations are also lower.

  • John

    Whitney got renewed last year because the ratings were fine for a Friday night, but now the ratings it’s getting on Wednesdays isn’t all that good, it could bounce back up, but sadly I don’t see that happening. i do hope TNN ca bounce back up a little, I don’t consider Go On a huge lead in either, it’s doing good though. They need to moe Revolution and switch either TNN behind Revolution or The Voice to boost the ratings just a little (I doubt it’d be over a 2.5 :P), but the show isn’t bad. But NBC shows that arent on Fridays tha go below a 1.4/1.5 are usually in danger.

  • Nikki

    Awesome to see Parenthood holding strong.. next week looks really good too. The best show on tv right now. Love it.

  • Fourat

    Ben and kate worst sitcom

  • Gerald

    I still consider The Voice its real lead-in but the problem is Go On doesn’t keep enough of that audience to support TNN. TNN should still be at least doing a lot better or at least getting ratings closer to Go On.

    The point here is that if TNN was in the same timeslot Whitney was in it would be doing Ben & Kate numbers probably. Whitney already pretty much draws similar to that ratings with no help in viewers. That 1.7 is real close to 1.4.

  • Mary 1

    Whitney got a 1.1 last week.

  • Tim

    So, without official announcement, the DWTS hosts announced they would ‘see us in the spring with a new cast’ so it will probably end after this TV season.

    I hope the excuse for DWTS’s low ratings this season was because it was a returning cast, not new competitors. Hopefully next season the numbers pick up again.

  • martin

    YAY!! Go On is doing better than New Girl. Go On is my favorite new comedy & so happy that it is doing well.

  • Dev

    For all the folks who say TNN should be rescheduled: It currently has just about the best possible spot for a sitcom on NBC. Ratings should be increasing after The Voice and Go On, not declining. Ratings then improve once Parenthood is put on the air. The show is a weak link. NBC seems eager to protect it for whatever reason, but it’s simply not the hit they were hoping for. What is a real shame is while the network is trying to make TNN happen on Tuesday, they are killing off all of their potential hits on Wednesday. Animal Practice was canceled far too early. That show actually helped GWK. Whitney is tanking GWK ratings and bringing itself down in the process. So while everyone else (including Thursday) gets sacrificed, TNN is coasting on sub par ratings due to the biggest lead-in on that network. Nobody knows what they’re doing over there. That much is clear.

  • Ruan

    The fact that “New Girl” is doing worse than “Go On” is very surprising. In my opinion, FOX desperately needs successful comedies other than the animations on Sunday. But I do have a lot of hope on “The Goodwin Games”. Does anyone know the day and the time it will be aired or is it too soon to tell?

  • Mary 1

    You have to make it in the time slot you’re given or your show gets cancelled. NBC on Thursday has NO EXCUSE as those are all veteran and returning comedies. 30 Rock, The Office and Parks and Recs have been on forever and pretty close to their final seasons so there was no reason at this late stage in the game for them to need to a good lead in–they should be the good lead ins. There was no sacrifice involved in their schedule.

    Animal Practice was not cancelled too early. In fact, many were wondering what took so long. It actually had a 4.1 for its pilot and was in the low 1’s after that (1.1 to 1.2) . That means a lot of people tried it out and decided they didn’t like it.

    Whitney may make a come back yet but the clips they use to advertise it are never funny. That’s a killer for a comedy.

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