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.

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  • Mayans

    Seacrest won because of the lead in obviously. If people want to see movies they would opt for a more recent one rather than Enchanted that has a bunch of commercials inbetween.

  • js

    NBC sucks at everything

  • jr

    Why did FOX bother with Mob Doctor? They only narrowly beat out CW. What a loser network.

  • xRockStarz


    [i]Why did FOX bother with Mob Doctor? They only narrowly beat out CW. What a loser network.[/i]

    No, Mob Doctor (0,4) hasn’t beat out CW (0,5). :)

  • William

    Anyone know how Pitbull’s live concert on AXS did in the ratings?

  • Ellen

    I’m interested to see the CNN ratings.

  • Nick


    Why did FOX bother with Mob Doctor? They only narrowly beat out CW. What a loser network.

    Maybe becuase they couldn’t see the future?

  • Hugh

    7.7 Nice

  • Pavelsauce

    Does anyone have the ratings for Univision’s countdown?

  • Noname_Rex


    Thanks. Although I still personally think that’s really stupid…seems to me like they didn’t think much about anyone living outside of the Eastern Time Zone…

  • Juan

    Well ABC started the year well, I hope all my shows get good ratings this year and since most are on ABC then hope all of ABC does well.

    Happy New Years

  • ILoveSitcoms

    BTW, a lot of people have elevated Dick Clark’s legacy. Google “Dick Clark Payola Scandal” and see whether you still think Dick Clark was such a swell guy.

  • Jay


  • bud

    How can anyone tolerate anything with Ryan Seacrest?

  • Chris L


    “Seacrest won because of the lead in obviously.”

    Ignoring the fact that Seacrest was ON the lead-in, are you really claiming that Primetime Rockin’ Eve would NOT have won the timeslot without the lead-in tribute to Dick? Even more to the point, are you claiming he would have lost to CARSON DALY?

  • CenterGravity

    Dick Clark’s still got it.

    A repeat Bones rated 50 percent higher than a new Mob Doctor. Ouch.

  • Jon

    @ no name Rex…..you must not have been watching ABC as the ball drop was shown with Seacrest just as it always has been.

  • Jon

    To me Ryan Seacrest is the perfect host to take over as the main guy. He reminds me of a young Dick Clark. Hate or love American Idol, you can’t deny Seacrest is one of the nations finest emcees. He knows the music business and is very plugged in. Dick took him under his wing several years ago, and was hand picked by Dick to continue the show once he was gone or no longer able to do the show

  • Joseph


    Maybe Ryan Seacrest should emcee the halftime show of Super Bowl XLVII on CBS, so he can brag that he was part of high-rated shows or events on all of the so-called “big four” broadcast networks.

  • Joseph


    Fox is burning-off “Mob Doctor”, relegating remaining episodes to such nights as New Year’s Eve, Saturdays, and the last episode to air next Monday (January 7th), which will go head-to-head against ESPN’s broadcast of the NCAA Bowl Championship Series Finals between Notre Dame and Alabama.

    The scheduling will insure that almost no one will watch it…..not even the Cancellation Bear!

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