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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  • Tyler D

    @ JoeRobby

    Higher Sunday numbers, similar Tuesday numbers unless The Taste is a surprise hit (which I doubt)

  • rob60990

    “A re-run of Happy Endings beat a re-run of New Girl (both in total numbers and in 18-49 share).”

    Not really defending New Girl’s crappy repeat rating but worth noting Happy Endings had more than 3X the lead-in.

    ABC was definitely foolish to not air new episodes of both comedies. Repeats of MF & The Middle won’t average a 1.5 next week.

  • Chris

    I bet the Orange Bowl on ESPN drew the highest numbers last night. Wanna bet?

    Also, Emily Owens, M.D. may be inflated because KTLA in Los Angeles, after airing the Tournament of Roses Parade that morning, replayed the airing three times that day and again in primetime.

  • kbmv24

    What was on Univision for it to be 2nd? That channel is growing.

  • kbmv24


    No dude, The Rose Bowl for sure will be higher than Orange Bowl. But i’m guessing most bcs games will be down from last year except the national title game.

  • Ruan


    Univision was airing soap operas, as always.

    In Latin America (unlike in the US) soap operas are broadcast in prime time. I know because I’m Brazilian and that’s the way it works here too. Also, unlike American soap operas, Latin soaps don’t last indefinitely. They run for six or seven months and then the writers wrap up the story and a new one begins.

    Personally, I don’t like it. The scripts are always very cheesy and watching the same program every single night doesn’t appeal to me. But most people here love that format instead of the weekly programming that works in the US.

  • sally

    i like Betty White but i hate watching idiots on video that are staged liked americas funniest videos

  • Ccemerson

    I love how 90year old Betty White outperforms the youthfull comedys on ABC and FOX !!!

  • TVDude

    I didn’t know Parenthood was back last night. Either they didn’t promote it or did a horrible job promoting it. Kind of a bad idea to schedule a show like that on a night like that without a promotion. If they only promoted it on NBC, that could be the problem since I haven’t watched NBC since everything went on hiatus.

    I think despite doing worse than a Betty White repeat, which has a completely different crowd of people watching it, Parenthood did decent. I mean NBC kind of tossed it in no man’s land.

  • Jared

    Repeats of Hart of Dixie still pulling over 1 million viewers…I don’t see the CW cancelling this series anytime soon.

  • s0303

    emily owens did pretty good behind a hod repeat…going to miss that show :(

    parenthood did pretty good…they should order 22 episodes next season to get closer to syndication…

  • don juan

    lol a rerun of Betty white beat parenthood

  • Joe

    I actually find it hilarious how seriously people take repeat numbers on this site.

  • Harma

    Shark Tank is in with Big Bang as shows I just don’t get

  • Joseph

    The only reason “Off Their Rockers” and “Parenthood” were even on NBC last night (January 1st) was that the National Hockey League’s Winter Classic was cancelled due to the ongoing player lockout.

    Otherwise, that outdoor game (which would have been played in Ann Arbor, Michigan between the Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs) would have filled NBC’s prime-time schedule last night, and probably would have topped the ratings among the broadcast networks.

  • Joseph

    I would think that ESPN’s broadcast of the orange Bowl topped the night in total viewers and key demos.

  • Joseph

    ESPN is now claiming in a press release that their broadcast of the Orange Bowl topped the night in total viewers and key demos.

  • richard

    Parenthood was okay last nigjt. Justified season 3 finally came out, so i watched episodes 2 and 3, which were amazing. But parenthood was still good. Justified is the best show on tv. Better than breaking bads sup par 5th season.

    I consider justifird to be just as good as graham yosts previous show, boomtown

  • Joseph

    It was interesting to note that “Nightline” topped the ratings among broadcast nets between 11:30 P.M. and 12 Midnight (EST/PST) last night (January 1st).

    Although I didn’t stay up to see it, I suspect the program was devoted to coverage and analysis of the fiscal cliff bill which was passed by Congress late last night. Given that it happened shortly before “Nightline” went on the air in the East, I would think it drew many viewers who wanted to know more about what happened.

    ABC is making a big mistake by pushing “Nightline” back to 12:30 A.M. ET/PT as of next week (January 8th).

  • Jon

    @ TheFollowing…..Why is it that The NEW Girl was able to stand alone on its own last year without a strong lead in, and now all of a sudden we are going to blame a weak lead in for its ratings decline this year? I like the New Girl a lot, but as a fan I have to admit there have been some lack luster episodes this year. Episodes I would never watch again, and thats not good for a sitcom. A funny sitcom should make you want to rewatch episodes over and over again. I particularly don’t care for the d-bag doctor that Jess is interested in, and he adds nothing to the show. Last years Jess wouldn’t have even given him a second glance, now shes obsessed with him. I think the show is missing the boat by not mixing in more of a possibility of her with Nick. I’m with you on Ben and Kate, I think it’s a funny show, but it has failed to gather much interest. It’s just extremely hard to break out in the sitcom game these days.

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