TV Ratings Tuesday: 'Parenthood' Returns Down, 'Emily Owens MD' Burnoff Steady + 'Off Their Rockers' Repeat #1 Show of the Night

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January 2nd, 2013

Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 1.6/4 1.5/4 1.2/3 0.9/2 0.7/2 0.3/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 1.2/3 1.3/4 0.7/2 0.7/2 0.6/2 0.3/1
Total Viewers (million) 5.313 3.542 8.637 3.010 1.641 1.177


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

On NBC, Parenthood garnered a 1.7 adults 18-49 rating, down three tenths from its last original's  2.0 rating from three weeks ago

On The CW, a burn off episode of Emily Owens, MD was even with its last original's 0.4 rating

Broadcast primetime ratings for January 1, 2013

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM ABC Shark Tank -R 1.5 4 5.17
CBS NCIS -R 1.3 3 10.61
NBC Betty White's Off Their Rockers -R 1.3 3 4.94
FOX Ben and Kate -R 0.7 2 1.84
CW Hart of Dixie -R 0.3 1 1.06
8:30PM NBC Betty White's Off Their Rockers -R 1.5 4 5.09
FOX Ben and Kate -R 0.5 1 1.44
9:00PM NBC Betty White's Off Their Rockers -R 1.6 4 5.67
CBS NCIS: Los Angeles -R 1.4 3 9.29
ABC Happy Endings -R 0.8 2 2.33
FOX New Girl -R 0.7 2 1.60
CW Emily Owens MD 0.4 1 1.30
9:30PM NBC Betty White's Off Their Rockers -R 1.8 4 5.69
FOX New Girl -R 0.7 2 1.68
ABC Don't Trust the B in Apt. 23 -R 0.5 1 1.56
10:00PM NBC Parenthood 1.7 4 5.24
CBS Vegas -R 0.9 2 3.01
ABC Nashville -R 0.5 1 1.91

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," 2.1/5 with an encore telecast; CBS's
"Late Show with David Letterman," 2.1/5 with an encore; and ABC's
combo of "Nightline," 2.5/6; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.1/3 with an

*	In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results
were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.6/3 with an encore; "Late
Show," 0.5/2 with an encore; "Nightline," 0.7/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel
Live," 0.3/1 with an encore.

*	At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.1/4 in
metered-market households with an encore) beat CBS's "Late Late Show
with Craig Ferguson" (0.9/3 with an encore).  In the 25 markets with
Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/2 in 18-49 with an encore)
topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/1 with an encore).

*	At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 in
metered-market households with an encore and a 0.2/2 in adults 18-49
in the 25 markets with local people meters.



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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.

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  • Tyler D

    Really? Betty White? Wasn’t it doing mid-to-high 1s last year?

  • erwanfromfrance

    First ? Yay for Parenthood !

  • Brandon

    Betty White is still a beast! Haha

  • Baqinardo

    Airing an original in a land of repeat. Oh NBC.

  • John A

    Parenthood didnt do that bad.

  • KevinSW

    Jeez, Betty White highest rated program of the night. Think Go On will do just fine with Betty as a Lead in.

  • rob60990

    Shark Tank repeated pretty strongly. It rose to a 1.7 at 8:30.

  • moshane58

    I really love Emiley Owens M.D.She is a great actress like her mother Meryl Streep.Wish they wouldn’t cancel it.

  • Greg

    That’s not so bad for Parenthood. It should go up next week.

  • JR35

    Strong numbers for Off Their Rockers.

  • Tyler D

    Also, yeesh, wasn’t Don’t Trust the B getting ~0.7s in the summer? That’s not a great repeat number.

  • Greg

    I just don’t know why ABC didn’t air originals of Apartment 23 and Happy Endings. Even if HE gets renewed, it’s in burn off mode now, let’s face it.

  • RyanCanada

    parenthood was a great episode as usual, but what is up with them only getting 16 episodes this season? like wtf, and great ratings for happy endings repeat

  • DryedMangoez

    Not bad for Parenthood on New Year’s Day. I was surprised when I found out NBC was airing a new ep last night.

  • Liam

    Parenthood held up well. This seasons low was a 1.6, so returning with a 1.7 is still great and second in the 18-49 demo for the night. The ratings will rise next week, only three more episodes left this season so hopefully the show can go out really well this season.

  • Chuck_T

    Betty White kept building each half-hour. 1.3, 1.5, 1.6 & 1.8

  • a p garcia

    Betty White still has it. Wish Parenthood #s were a little better

  • CenterGravity

    Pretty good for Parenthood, all things considered. I don’t watch the show, but this rating should be good news for fans, I would think.

    I’m still recovering from an overdose of college football.

  • JoeRobby

    A re-run of Happy Endings beat a re-run of New Girl (both in total numbers and in 18-49 share). Yes, the ratings are hard-core low (re-runs on New Year’s Day), but worth noting. I wonder what will happen when the show begins airing twice a week (Sunday nights at 10 PM and Tuesday at 9 PM)…

  • TheFollowing

    I like Ben And Kate but the show should be cancelled. This show is dragging New Girl to sink hole.

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