TV Ratings Monday: 'New Year's Rockin' Eve With Ryan Seacrest' Towers Over 'New Year's Eve With Carson Daly' and Repeats

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January 1st, 2013

Scoreboard ABC NBC CBS FOX CW x
Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 3.1/10 0.9/3 0.8/3 0.5/2 0.5/2 x
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 2.3/10 0.6/3 0.5/2 0.4/2 0.4/2 x
Total Viewers (million) 10.655 3.314 4.028 2.952 1.316 x


ABC was number one with adults 18-49 and with total viewers.

On ABC, New Year's Rockin' Eve Celebrates Dick Clark scored a 2.6 adults 18-49 rating. Dick Clark's Primetime New Year's Rockin' Eve With Ryan Seacrest garnered a 4.1 adults 18-49 rating, it's biggest in 12 years.

On NBC, New Year's Eve With Carson Daly earned a 1.1 adults 18-49 rating, up from last year's 0.9 rating.

On FOX, The Mob Doctor burnoff continues with the latest installment getting a 0.4, down four tenths from the 0.8 adults 18-49 rating its last original earned.

On the CW, the iHeartRadio Music Festival earned a 0.5 among adults 18-49.

Broadcast primetime ratings for Monday, December 31, 2012:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM ABC New Year's Rockin' Eve Celebrates Dick Clark (8-10PM) 2.6 9 9.35
CBS How I Met Your Mother -R 0.9 3 3.55
NBC Enchanted -R (8-10PM) 0.7 3 3.10
FOX Bones -R 0.6 2 3.55
CW iHeartRadio Music Festival (8-10PM) 0.5 2 1.32
8:30 PM CBS How I Met Your Mother -R 0.8 3 3.11
9:00PM CBS 2 Broke Girls -R 0.9 3 4.08
FOX The Mob Doctor 0.4 1 2.35
9:30PM CBS Mike & Molly -R 0.8 3 4.18
10:00PM ABC Dick Clark's Primetime New Year's Rockin' Eve With Ryan Seacrest 4.1 14 13.26
NBC NBC's New Year's Eve With Carson Daly 1.1 4 3.80
CBS Hawaii Five-O -R 0.8 3 4.63

Via NBC Press Note:

In Late-Night Metered-Market Household Averages for Saturday night:

*	From 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m., "NBC's New Year's Eve with Carson
Daly" (4.9 rating, 11 share in metered-market households) is up 14
percent versus last year's 4.3/10 to deliver a three-year high.  It's
the annual telecast's highest metered-market rating since a 5.2 on
December 31, 2009.  Other late-night averages last night included:
Fox's "New Year's Eve Live," 2.8/6 in metered-market households from
11 p.m.-12:30 a.m.; and "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan
Seacrest 2013" on ABC, 10.6/25 from 11:30 p.m.-1:15 a.m.   

*	In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "NBC's New Year's
Eve with Carson Daly" (2.8 rating, 10 share in adults 18-49) is up 8
percent versus last year's 2.6/9 to match its highest rating in the
Local People Meters in three years.  Other results were a 2.0/7 for
Fox's "New Year's Eve Live" and 7.7/29 for ABC's "Dick Clark's New
Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2013." 

*	National results for the December 31 late-night programs,
including viewer numbers, are due from Nielsen Media Research on
Thursday, Jan. 10.

You can see TV ratings from other recent Overnight ratings reports here.


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.

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  • pb

    Happy New Year everyone!

  • Rebecca

    Why bother competing with Dick Clark’s NYE? Either join in or watch it from home Carson! :)

  • rob60990

    Happy New Year All.

    LOL Mob Doctor did worse than its Saturday airing.

    Not surprised the Dick Clark’s Primetime New Years Eve show was so large this year.

  • Melissa

    Wow, great night for ABC!

  • PieceOut

    The last person on the planet I would want to be watching on new years let alone EVER. Carson Daily is a poser squid.

  • Max Vrany

    The late night segment was sure to be even higher for ABC (and NBC too, but they won’t even come close to ABC). ABC doesn’t have a release out yet, but I’d expect one soon. 22.5 million viewers and a 7.8 A18-49 is my guess for ABC. NBC: 7.2 million and 3.4

  • rick

    Why do they bother with Carson D.? NBC should try something completely different if they want an audience. ABC would be even better if their show didn’t have that mugging, annoying Jenny McCarthy constantly on camera.

  • CrimTV

    WOW! CW beat a Fox original with a special :D Happy New Year all and GO ABC!

  • Oliver

    Between the Olympics, Idol and New Year’s Rockin’ Eve, Seacrest will have hosted the top-rated show on NBC, Fox and ABC last year

  • Oliver

    (NFL excepted)

  • Dom

    I’d rather watch Carson then Seacrest. But Kathy & Anderson killed it again. Now that’s the way to ring in the new year!!

  • Noname_Rex

    Now even though I was at someone’s house for New Years, I was still very surprised that ABC didn’t cut to the ball drop…they just played that concert straight into the new year…I heard that NBC and Fox did, but who was I to tell them to change the channel?

  • Melissa

    Also, TVbtN, when you click on the “All Posts” button on your website, it directs you to the 2012 archive. It needs to be updated to direct you to the 2013 archive. :-)

  • Tihomir

    Look at the Mob doctor. :D Sad.

  • Nick

    Isn’t the second paragraph under “Via NBC Press Note” the A17-49 ratings? If so, New Year’s Rockin’ Eve got a 7.7! Over a 2.6 and a 2.0.

  • Californiadgd

    Happy New Year from Bulgaria! :)

  • Andy

    Is that seriously the most attractive picture of Taylor Swift you could have found from last night? haha

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Robert Seidman

    Isn’t the second paragraph under “Via NBC Press Note” the A17-49 ratings? If so, New Year’s Rockin’ Eve got a 7.7! Over a 2.6 and a 2.0

    as noted, it is the late-night (in this instance 11:30p-12:30a) 18-49 ratings in the 25 markets with local people meters. Those local people meter ratings are much more subject to change than the preliminary fast national ratings — which sadly, there aren’t any for the late-night day part, so we’ll have to wait until the finals which won’t be available until ~1/10. Last year New Year’s Rockin’ Eve part 1 got a 7.4 A18-49 rating so a 7.7 isn’t out of the question. We’ should see a week from Thursday.

  • K

    Lol at H50

  • Raul

    YESS, ABC won Christmas Eve & New Years Eve!!!

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