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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  • Vasco Silva

    Go HOD!

  • ABC hater

    Is New Girl still considered a hit anyway? :S

  • Roswell

    Thank you for saying that… Those numbers are way too high for HOD

  • Baaa!

    Victoria Secret fashion show wins the night? How brassiere….um I mean bizarre.

  • RyanCanada

    OMG, it annoys me whats happening to Happy Endings, its such a good show, everyone should be watching this show! ugh, and what has happened to New Girl, last year wasnt its Demo like a 4.5 now its barely a 2.0? i just love The Mindy Project, its such a funny show, and Ben and Kate is pretty funny, Raising Hope is soo good, prolly the best season yet.

  • Jared

    Hart of Dixie steady as ever. That is why it will he renewed for another season.

  • PHIL

    HOD will be renewed

  • Anna

    Hart of Dixie half hours?

  • TV Gord

    I didn’t think anything could be worse than Meredith’s whiny narration on Grey’s Anatomy, but Coop’s fourth-wall-breaking turn on Private Practice was the WORST! If not for those smug morons on Happy Endings, it would have been the worst show of the night!

    Thankfully, the Fox sitcoms made up for it, disappointing though the numbers may be.

  • Vance

    Lol, I wonder how many guys tuned in to watch the Secret Fashion Show. I didn’t.

  • Skylar James

    Just noticed Modern Family is a repeat tonight, watch Suburgatory tank

  • Emma

    Happy Ending and Apt 23 need to be addressed by ABC. Perhaps they can pull them and try out something new for a few weeks. Dreadful numbers.

  • man

    No way to spin it HoD ratings are not good, move it to Friday next year or cancel it

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “it i smore likely that Ben and Kate is renewed than Mindy.”

    That’s fan fantasy talk right there. At current ratings levels the chance that happens is 0%.

  • Paulo PT

    Fox is dead!!!
    Ben & Kate and The Mindy Project must go!
    Maybe the old lineup should return, launching a new show at 9pm on thursday!

    The X Factor and American Idol one must go to next season!

  • Emma

    @TV Gord – at least Coop only narrated one episode. Whiny Meredith narrates the majority of Grey’s episodes.

  • SarahL

    Yikes, The Mindy Project. I enjoyed last night’s episode too. Look like The Mindy Project will be joining The Neighbors as the main course for the Cancellation Bear. I will miss them both.

    The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show is for people who like watching half naked women to drool over. I turned the channel after after five seconds of that inanity.

  • John

    I watched Go On, Emily and The Victoria Secret Fashion Show and enjoyed all of them (except frigging Justin Beaver).

    Shark Tank really shouldn’t come out of its Friday slot. It won’t get higher ratings.

    Sad night for FOX. Seems like its hedging all its bets this time on Kevin Bacon’s, The Following. Hope it succeeds.

  • ja

    Go on is doing great but returns only on jan 8 .. one month hiatus and without a voice lead will it survive??

  • Potato

    Wow, I don’t think many people if anyone thought Raising Hope would be in second place of the 4 comedies…

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