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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  • Austin Lauran

    I know this is off-topic, but does anybody know what the 2007-2008 WGA strike was about & why it occurred? From what I know, the episode orders for almost every scripted show was reduced.

  • William

    ESPN won the night overall correct?

  • CrimTV

    @Austin Lauran

    Don’t know the reason, all I know is that it started on November 5, 2007 and ended on February 12, 2008. So episodes started in Sept and ended in Nov and then resumed in March/April 2013, shortening episode orders.

    Some of the series that debuted in 2007 and survived another season:
    – Gossip Girl
    – The Big Bang Theory
    – Samantha Who?
    – Pushing Daisies
    – Private Practice
    – Chuck
    – Reaper
    – Dirty Sexy Money

    Only Gossip Girl, TBBT, Private Practice and Chuck have lasted 5 years or more.

  • David Howell

    I’m amazed NBC don’t show Parenthood a little more love, it’s one of the top five scripted shows on the network this season and the other four are either not coming back (The Office) or lead-in dependent (Revolution, Go On, and indirectly The New Normal).

    16 episode order and one of the originals airs on January 1? That’s not what the #1 returning drama on any other network gets. Oh well, that’s why NBC are #4 I guess. (Actually, taking purely scripted averages, are they even #4 this season? I suspect Univision must be at least banging on the door, getting mid-1s night after night, which is the territory NBC’s scripted average is at.)

  • KevinSW

    I think the shortened Season for Parenthood has a lot to do with this whole “Cable” like model NBC is working with now.

    Notice, Deception starts now goes on for 3 months, and then in comes Revolution on it’s time slot.

    If NBC decides to keep both Smash and Parenthood i could see both having shortened seasons and continue to replace each other, this is asuming Smash performs similar to Parenthood.

    Shotened Do No Harm, short seasons for Hanibal, Dracula, Crossbones.

    Only four Drama’s with full seasons are Revolution (who took a long ass break, which made room for Deception) and Grimm. While The CHicago Code and Law & Order also got full seasons.

  • senor chang

    A repeat of Betty White topped everything on broadcast last night. Shocking.

  • Kavyn

    It’s nice to see EO at least stay stable considering it’s the only CW show on this week (I think). I didn’t even know it was on last night.

  • Biggie B

    Go On and TNN will bomb in the next few weeks and get exposed for the pretenders they were.

    I think Whitney and Guys with Kids along with SVU and Chicago Fire are going to do really well tonight.

  • Josh

    I hope Parenthood gets adjusted up last nights episode was phenomenal and next weeks episode will be even better. The best family cast on television right now. Go Parenthood.

  • Bobby C

    Pleasantly surprised they showed a new episode of Emily Owens MD on New Year’s Day! Glad my DVR recorded it– love the show– but sad there are only few episodes left. I’ll miss her when she’s gone! :(

  • Nick


  • Nicole

    Im guessing Parenthood will be adjusted up.. it was a killer episode. When will the adjustment post be up?? any ideas?

  • rob60990
  • thesnowleopard

    @Austin Lauran
    As I recall, the main point of dispute was over residuals and other payments for new media, especially online media. The studios/producers wanted to fold all writer payments into a general lump sum much like what the New York publishers tried to do recently with ebook sales, but somebody at the WGA realized this would screw over writers bigtime as that aspect of the industry expanded. Both sides dug in and the fight was on.

  • bellatrix517

    I cannot believe The CW cancelled Emily Owens MD. I <3 EOMD! I <3 EOMD!and when I went to The CW's Facebooks page and complained, well I told them they suck, they barred me from the page. Guess, they don't want people omplaining about them canceling this AWESOME show. Emily Owens has a few episodes left, please start watching, you won't be disappointed.

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