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TV Ratings Tuesday: 'The Voice' Flat', 'NCIS' Down, 'Parenthood' Matches High, 'Take It All' Grows

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December 12th, 2012

Scoreboard NBC CBS UNI FOX ABC CW
Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 2.6/7 2.3/6 1.6/4 1.5/4 1.3/4 0.5/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 2.0/7 1.3/4 1.4/4 1.5/5 0.9/3 0.5/1
Total Viewers (million) 8.123 14.252 3.827 3.390 4.103 1.250

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NBC was the number one network in adults 18-49 while CBS was on top with total viewers.

On NBC, The Voice earned a 3.5 adults 18-49 rating, even with last week. Take It All garnered a 2.3 adults 18-49 rating up 5% from a 2.2 for last night’s premiere. Parenthood notched a 2.0, up 11% from last week's 1.8 among adults 18-49.

On CBS, NCIS earned a 2.8 among adults 18-49, down 22% from a 3.6 on November 27. NCIS: Los Angeles scored a 2.6 adults 18-49 rating down from November 27’s  2.9. Vegas garnered a 1.5 adults 18-49 rating down 6% from a 1.6 on November 27.

On ABC, Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town notched a 1.7 down 23% from a 2.2 on Thursday, December 1, 2011.  Happy Endings scored a 1.3 adults 18-49 rating, even with last week. Don't Trust The B in Apt. 23 garnered a 1.0 adults 18-49 rating, down 17% from last week's 1.2. Private Practice earned a 1.2 adults 18-49 rating, matching last week’s performance.

On FOX, Raising Hope earned a 1.7 up 21% from last week's 1.4 adults 18-49 rating. New Girl garnered a  2.0 among adults 18-49, even with last week. The Mindy Project notched a 1.4, up 8% from last week's 1.3 adults 18-49 rating.

On the CW, Hart Of Dixie scored a 0.6, up 20% from last week's 0.5 adults 18-49. Muppets Christmas earned a 0.4 adults 18-49 rating, down 56% from a 0.9 on Wednesday, November 30, 2011.

Broadcast primetime ratings for December 11, 2012:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (Millions)
8:00 NBC The Voice 3.5/10 11.31
CBS NCIS 2.8/8 17.51
ABC Santa Claus is Comin' to Town - R 1.7/5 5.64
FOX Raising Hope 1.7/5 4.03
CW Hart Of Dixie 0.6/2 1.42
8:30 FOX Ben And Kate - R 0.8/2 2.27
9:00 CBS NCIS: Los Angeles 2.6/7 14.97
NBC Take It All 2.3/6 7.35
FOX New Girl 2.0/5 4.24
ABC Happy Endings 1.3/3 3.28
CW A Muppets Christmas - R 0.4/1 1.08
9:30 FOX The Mindy Project 1.4/4 3.03
ABC Don't Trust The B -- 1.0/3 2.51
10:00 NBC Parenthood 2.0/6 5.71
CBS Vegas 1.5/4 10.28
ABC Private Practice 1.2/3 3.77

 

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," 2.5/6; CBS's "Late Show with David
> Letterman," 2.7/7; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 2.9/7; and "Jimmy
> Kimmel Live," 1.5/4.
>
> * In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results
> were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.8/4; "Late Show," 0.6/3;
> "Nightline," 0.8/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.
>
> * At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.3/5 in
> metered-market households) tied CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig
> Ferguson" (1.3/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late
> Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).
>
> * At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/3 in
> metered-market households and a 0.3/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25
> markets with local people meters.

Definitions:

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.

For more information see Numbers 101 and Numbers 102.

 
  • Matthew Thomas

    If those Ben & Kate numbers are right, those people who thought both Ben & Kate and The Mindy Project had an equal chance of renewal have to eat their words

  • taylor

    no bump for fox + abc comedies despite nbc’s comedies not airing

  • Matt

    wow thats pretty horrible for CBS

  • John A

    i wish PP was doing better. New Girl very weak. Not too bad for HOD.

  • taylor

    @Matthew Thomas

    Ben & Kate was a repeat.. hence the R next to the title.

  • RJ

    Wahooo Parenthood!!

  • Randy

    Sigh Vegas…good show but just not getting good ratings. At least total viewers is good.

  • SVU: Fringe Division

    Go Parenthood!!!

    Jan 1st (and 2nd for SVU) can’t come fast enough!!! Final 4 episodes of season 4.

  • bluejays

    Wow at the numbers for NCIS and LA. A 2.6 for LA this early in the season isn’t good for CBS.

    I wonder if there’s a reason for the numbers being so low? Vegas continues to do horribly at ten and private practice even more so.

    Those NCISLA numbers make CSI’s ten pm numbers of 2.5 or so look brilliant!

  • John A

    LMAO at those horrible ABC Comedies.

  • Oliver

    @Matthew Thomas

    If those Ben & Kate numbers are right, those people who thought both Ben & Kate and The Mindy Project had an equal chance of renewal have to eat their words

    It was a repeat of the pilot of Ben & Kate, not an original.

  • hahaha

    Flop Of Dixie

  • Winston Mize

    Don’t adjust HoD! Last night was a good one!

  • guest

    The execs at NBC have totally mishandled Parenthood. One of the best shows on TV today and they give it only a 15 episode season and hide it in the 10pm slot. It’s no wonder the network is struggling….

  • 134sc

    Good for Parenthood, last nights episode was Parenthood at its creative and dramatic best

  • jt

    new girl will recover…it just needs a decent rated show at 8:30

  • Jared

    Hart of Dixie steady again. Sure it’s not a huge show but it’s audience does tune in every week like clockwork.

  • Ted Craig

    All those advertisers who paid top dollar for The New Girl must be thrilled it was beat by a Howie Mandel game show.

  • Androme

    I love Vegas, but Parenthood is where it’s at @ 10pm.

  • TheFollowing

    @John Very weak? And what about the ABC comedies?

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