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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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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  • RG-X

    Of coarse PARENTHOD was down – it was NEW YEARS DAY – people aren’t fully back to their regular schedules – nbc nimrods!

  • Jon

    @Joseph….the funny thing is, that Off Their Rockers probably did better than Hockey would have. The majority of the country just doesn’t care about the NHL. I’m from Minnesota and even in the so called state of Hockey the NHL runs a distant 4th to the other major sports.

  • Fred

    Finally a glimmer of hope for Happy Endings. Must be the first time it beat New Girl.
    Happy Endings is the best comedy almost nobody is watching.

  • Oliver

    OTR did very well, beating TNN in its timeslot. I can’t see its ratings improving much for originals next week, and I do wonder whether double-pumping will quickly burn people out on a fairly one-note show. Will be very interesting to see how Go On and TNN do with the significantly smaller, but arguably more compatible, lead-in compared to The Voice.

    Emily Owens ratings are quietly solid. If it gains a tenth or two then The CW will begin to wonder whether they axed it too early.

    Fine ratings for Parenthood given the date. The only question is whether people who missed the episode tune in next week. NBC should really repeat it on Saturday.

    Everything else was pretty much as expected. Curious to see NCIS:LA to beat NCIS, even though it is a higher watched hour, and Shark Tank not improve on its Friday ratings.

  • SEJ

    @Joseph the Winter classic wouldn’t have aired in prime time last night. It was scheduled for 1pm ET before being cancelled. The only Winter Classic game that has aired in prime time was in 2011, and that was scheduled for the afternoon but was delayed a few hours because of weather.

  • Alan

    I love Emily Owens :( It’s sad it got cancelled.

  • NBC is awesome

    Off Their rockers did shockingly well for repeats! I think it will be around a 1.6 for next week, which still makes me worried for Go On

  • CrimTV

    @NBC is awesome

    Who’s to say that more than half of those repeat viewers of Off Their Rockers were brand new viewers and that next week it premieres to a mid 2 rating?

  • Nicole

    Parenthood did fine last night. The season low is 1.6 so 1.7 after a break and add in the the holiday i think it did great. Sad theres only 15 episodes this season.. hopefully it gets picked up for a 5th season. What will i do without my Parenthood fix.. only 3 more episodes left i think. so it will end in February probably, maybe even last week in January. :( sad. Oh and what a kick ass episode last night.. that show is exceptional tv. I love it.

  • CrimTV


    Parenthood will finish January 22, ready for the premiere of Smash on February 5.

  • XXX

    You’re not alone.

  • Janie Jones

    I watched Emily Owens each week in the past but admittedly usually got bored because they have overplayed to death that angle of the juvenile crush Emily exhibited but actually thought last night’s episode was much better since it kind of seemed to give that a slight rest (tiny bit of at least) and more concentrated on the medical side. So having said that, wished they would continue to go a different direction and not cancel it but that is not going to happen of course. It might have been a good show in the end if better writing.

  • davidwatts

    ABC/ESPN was sure promoting the heck out of ‘Happy Endings’ and ‘Dont Trust the B’ yesterday during the Rose Bowl and Orange Bowl games.

    Lots of promos announcing the move to Sundays and Tuesdays (polishing that burn off turd!!!)

  • John A

    Lol People cheering that HE beat a NG repeat. That wont save crappy Endings.

  • SJ

    Happy Endings repeat beats New Girl repeat! :D

  • Faith

    For NBC not even promoting it, Parenthood did really well. I had no idea it was on, and was surprised to see it on my DVR. Kudos to Monica Potter! Emmy award winning work.

  • Oliver


    That’s just smart promotion. ABC aren’t premiering anything else for weeks and they have so few male-oriented shows that they may as well push HE/Apt23.

    ABC should really buy or launch a more male-oriented cable network to capitalise on all that wasted ESPN promo time. Besides, strategically, it would make a lot of sense for them to own an equivalent to USA/TBS/FX.

  • Carmen

    Is it only me that was taken back a little by Christina going out and drinking in a night spot so soon after almost dying from chemo shock?

    Is that the normal medical advice someone in her position gets?

    Seems a bit reckless

  • Faith

    Good point, Carmen, But it’s unclear how much time has passed between the two scenes.

  • Kyle

    Did anyone see Shark Tank’s Halfs! 1.3/1.7! WOW!!!! AMAZING FOR A REPEAT!

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