TV Ratings Tuesday: 'Don't Trust the B' & 'Happy Endings' Up; 'Raising Hope', 'New Girl' & 'Ben and Kate' Down + 'Victoria Secret Fashion Show' is Number One for the Night

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December 5th, 2012

Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 2.8/8 2.4/7 1.5/4 1.4/4 1.4/4 0.5/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 2.4/8 1.7/5 1.5/5 1.1/4 1.4/4 0.5/2
Total Viewers (million) 10.160 7.334 3.287 4.816 3.682 1.627

CBS was the number one network in adults 18-49 and with total viewers.

On NBC, The Voice earned a 3.4 down from last week's 3.8 adults 18-49 rating. Go On was even with last week's 2.5 adults 18-49. The New Normal was also flat with last week's 1.7 adults 18-49 rating. Parenthood notched a 1.7, down a tick  from last week's 1.8 among adults 18-49.

On CBS, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer earned 2.9 adults 18-49 rating. The Victoria Secret Fashion Show  earned a 3.5 and was the highest rated program of the night.  The pair were down 28% and 24% respectively with adults 18-49 vs. last year.

On ABC, Shark Tank notched a 1.7  for a special Tuesday airing, down two tenths from its Friday original, which  earned a 1.9 on November 16.. Happy Endings scored a 1.3, up two tenths  from its last original's 1.1. Don't Trust the B in Apt. 23 garnered a 1.2  adults 18-49 rating, up three tenths from its last original's 0.9. Private Practice earned a 1.2, up two tenths from its last original's 1.0.

On FOX, Raising Hope earned a 1.4, down four tenths from last week's 1.8 adults 18-49 rating. Ben and Kate scored a 1.1, down three tenths from last week's 1.4 adults 18-49 rating. New Girl garnered a 2.0, down three tenths from last week's 2.3 among adults 18-49.. The Mindy Project notched a 1.3, down two tenths from last week's 1.5 adults 18-49 rating.

On the CW, Hart of Dixie scored a 0.6, up a tenth from last week's 0.5 adults 18-49. Emily Owens MD earned a 0.4, also up a tenth from last week's 0.3 adults 18-49 rating.

Overall 18-49 viewing of television was lower than last week - by 5% from 8-10p.

Broadcast primetime ratings for December 4, 2012:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM NBC The Voice 3.4 10  11.334
CBS Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer -R 2.9 8  10.092
ABC Shark Tank 1.7 5  6.856
FOX Raising Hope 1.4 4  3.701
CW Hart of Dixie  0.6 2  1.687
8:30PM FOX Ben and Kate 1.1 3 2.674
9:00PM NBC Go On 2.5 7  6.943
CBS NCIS -R 2.0 5 11.07
FOX New Girl 2.0 5  4.143
ABC Happy Endings 1.3 3  3.498
CW Emily Owens MD  0.4  1  1.567
9:30PM NBC The New Normal 1.7 4  4.598
FOX The Mindy Project 1.3 3  2.632
ABC Don't Trust the B in Apt. 23                      1.2  3  2.988
10:00PM CBS The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 3.5 10 9.323
NBC Parenthood 1.7 5  4.902
ABC Private Practice 1.2 3  4.357


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," 2.6/7; CBS's "Late Show with David
Letterman," 2.7/7; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 2.8/7; and "Jimmy
Kimmel Live," 1.4/4 with an encore.  

*	In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results
were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.9/4; "Late Show," 0.8/4;
"Nightline," 1.0/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3 with an encore.

*	At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.3/5 in
metered-market households) trailed CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig
Ferguson" (1.4/5).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late
Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.4/3).

*	At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/4 in
metered-market households and a 0.3/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25
markets with local people meters.

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  • MDM

    Wow, what happened to FOX last night. I don’t understand.

  • Gamer101

    Awesome! t40

  • Max Vrany

    Fashion show down a full point and a tenth from a year ago.

  • Maria

    Wow, shows how many perverts there are in the world, lol.

  • MDM

    A shame the few comedies I like this season are probably going to get canceled. At least New Girl’s safe for at least one more season.

  • Laura

    The moment when FOX realizes the huge mistake they made changing their winning Tuesday and Thursday nights try to make Touch and the new comedies work.

  • Vlad

    Glad TNN is so stable!!!!

  • ReallyTired

    How many times have I said that Mindy HAS TO GO?

    Last night is more proof.

  • Seth

    New Girl is safe probably for 2-3 more seasons to get to syndication.

  • Dillan

    Pretty good for Hart of Dixie.

  • Brian J

    Perhaps “Go On” is really stronger than we thought. It seems to have stabilized and seems to be getting the same audience regardless of how “The Voice” does. The real test come when that show isn’t on and it has to fend for itself, but that’s a few weeks away. “The New Normal,” on the other hand, looks kind of iffy for renewal. I’d guess it’ll probably happen, but it might not if it doesn’t get better numbers.

    CBS is strong, as usual. Fox is pretty weak, except for “New Girl.” The show is a lock for renewal, but Fox really needs to find a better lead-in next season.

    As for ABC, yikes… It has to hope that one of its midseason shows works. If not, Tuesdays might need a complete reboot next season.

  • WoWza

    The Mindy Project is in just as much trouble as Ben and Kate and with the better lead in some might say even more trouble.

    With a .2 differnece, and more of a likelihood for Ben and KAte to be moved and go up than Mindy, it i smore likely that Ben and Kate is renewed than Mindy.

    IF neither move, there is not chance either is getting renewed.

  • taylor

    damn, fox is hurting.

  • DougF

    CW was preempted in Chicago for the Bulls game

  • Neo

    The New Normal keeps counting very stable ratings, which is a great success if you consider that it’s competing with everything and everyone. Most of the Thursday shows go from 9 to 10, plus it’s competing against two other comedies. Very bad schedule for a new show, don’t you think? Also, Go On isn’t a great lead-in. I’m sorry for Perry because I like him but Go On is painful. I have the feeling that people watches it because it is the less bad option on air at that moment. I have no doubt that his show will get renewed but they need better writers. I also believe TNN will be renewed but it will need a better schedule and more promotion. NBC is only promoting Go On and the show can’t get 50% of its lead-in (The Voice)…

  • Laura

    New Girl usually rises 70% or so in the Live + 7, it worked very well paired with Glee. They should move Glee back to Tuesday (as it’s obviously not doing well either on Thursday).

  • One

    Some individuals will be upset w/ this Shark Tank performance. I believe this is actually behind its recent Friday results.

    Maybe ABC is just screwed on Tuesdays, and that’s why they’re so willing to get slaughtered w/ an otherwise non-sensical schedule.

  • ccc

    half hours anyone?

  • rob60990

    Damn really wanted Shark Tank to break a 2.0. Shows that this show is better suited for Fridays where competition is light and standards are lower.

  • ReallyTired

    Go On wins the timeslot. NBC finally does have a sitcom hit. Doesn’t matter that CBS ran a repeat …. NBC has won the ‘Great Tuesday Sitcom Battle of 2012′.


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