TV Ratings Tuesday: 'Betty White's Off Their Rockers' Returns Down, 'NCIS', 'Happy Endings' & 'Parenthood' Up; 'Go On' & 'The New Normal' Hit Lows

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January 9th, 2013

Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 2.7/7 1.7/5 1.6/4 1.6/4 1.3/4 0.3/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 1.5/5 1.1/4 1.6/5 1.5/5 0.9/3 0.3/1
Total Viewers (million) 16.481 4.967 3.219 3.871 4.233 0.942


CBS was the number one network in adults 18-49 and with total viewers.

On CBS, NCIS earned a 3.5 adults 18-49 rating up 6% from a 3.3 on December 18. NCIS: Los Angeles garnered a 3.0 among adults 18-49 even with its most recent episode on December 18. Vegas scored a 1.6 adults 18-49 matching its performance on December 18.

On NBC, the season premiere of Betty White’s Off Their Rockers garnered a 1.5 adults 18-49 rating down 16% from a 1.8 for its regular time period premiere on April 3 and down 46% from a 2.6 for its special January preview on January 16, 2012. A second episode at 8:30PM scored a 1.8 among adults 18-49. Go On hit a series low 1.5 adults 18-49 rating down38% from a 2.4 for its most recent episode on December 4. The New Normal also notched a series low with a 1.3 adults 18-49 rating, down 24% from a 1.7 on December 4.  Parenthood earned a 1.9 adults 18-49 rating, up 6% from last week’s 1.8.

On FOX, Raising Hope scored a 1.7adults 18-49 even with its last original on December 11. Ben and Kate earned a 1.2 adults 18-49 rating up 9% from a 1.1 on December 4. New Girl garnered a 2.0 adults 18-49 rating even with its most recent new episode on December 11. The Mindy Project notched a 1.5 among adults 18-49 flat with its December 11 performance.

On ABC, Happy Endings earned a 1.4 adults 18-49 rating up 8% from a 1.3 on December 18. Don’t Trust the B in Apt. 23 scored a 1.1 among adults 18-49 even with its most recent episode on December 18. Private Practice garnered a 1.1 adults 18-49 rating down 8% from a 1.2 on December 18.

On the CW, Emily Owns M.D. earned a 0.3 adults 18-49 rating down 25% from last week’s 0.4.

Broadcast primetime ratings for January 8, 2013

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (Millions)
8:00 CBS NCIS 3.5/10 20.87
ABC Modern Family - R 1.7/5 5.79
FOX Raising Hope 1.7/5 3.77
NBC Betty White's Off Their Rockers (season premiere) 1.5/4 5.66
CW Hart of Dixie - R 0.3/1 0.81
8:30 NBC Betty White's Off Their Rockers 1.8/5 6.14
ABC The Middle - R 1.5/4 4.82
FOX Ben And Kate 1.2/3 2.48
9:00 CBS NCIS: Los Angeles 3.0/8 17.79
FOX New Girl 2.0/5 3.80
NBC Go On 1.5/4 4.25
ABC Happy Endings 1.4/4 3.75
CW Emily Owens M.D. 0.3/1 1.10
9:30 FOX The Mindy Project 1.5/4 2.83
NBC The New Normal 1.3/3 3.26
ABC Don't Trust the B in Apt. 23 1.1/3 3.18
10:00 NBC Parenthood 1.9/5 5.25
CBS Vegas 1.6/4 10.78
ABC Private Practice 1.1/3 3.93

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," 2.4/6; CBS's "Late Show with David
> Letterman," 2.7/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.8/8. 
> * In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results
> were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.8/4; "Late Show," 0.6/3; and
> "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.0/5.
> * From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.8/6 in
> metered-market households and a 0.5/3 in 18-49 in the Local People
> Meters.
> * From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.2/4
> in metered-market households) tied CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig
> Ferguson" (1.2/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late
> Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.4/3).
> * At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 in
> metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/2 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.

For more information see Numbers 101 and Numbers 102.

  • Santana G.

    Pathetic showing by the NBC comedies I guess Whitney and Guys with Kids really could do better there if their already doing well enough on Wednesdays with no help.

  • CrimTV

    Guys, yes Go On and The New Normal did horribly :( But we need to wait until next week to see if it holds up or if it’s a fluke!

  • Santana G.

    @ CrimTV: Go On should’ve done way better than that though and there are no second chances for New Normal it was bombing out when The Voice was there. It would do even worse if it was in a no help timeslot like on Thursdays.

  • CrimTV

    @Santana G.

    The New Normal was not ‘bombing out’ when The Voice was there it was getting 1.7/1.8 regularly which was NBC’s third highest rated comedy.

  • Herb Finn

    NCIS/NCIS LA get highs, but yet it doesn’t carry over to VEGAS!

  • Nick

    Betty’s viewers are great!!! Last season the average viewership was 4.5/5.5 and they got over 6 million this time! And a 1.8 rating is fantastic! This show is definitely staying!

  • KarenM

    Matt Bomer didn’t help TNN. Of course, the show’s crap.

  • DeanW

    I didn’t watch NCIS last night. Did the episode have a cliffhanger ending ?

  • darius

    Ncis had one of its best episodes ever,if not the best ever and it ended in a shocking manner 4 two of the leading character.One of them si Leon

  • Santana G.

    @ Crim TV: Um wasn’t The Voice getting like upper 3s and 4s and Go On like between 2.3-2.7? Yeah too much bleeding that’s a flop. A 1.7 or 1.8 only looks good if you had limited help like Off Their Rockers tonight and Parenthood. When you have big lead-ins like that and that’s all you can manage that’s bombing out. Don’t make excuses this show scored way too low last night and is finished.

  • CrimTV

    @Santana G.

    I am aware that The New Normal’s ratings were horrid this week, I even said that! But it’s not ‘finished’. Go On’s regular premiere was a 3.4, it’s down 1.9 from it’s premiere episode, but The New Normal is down 1.2 from it’s premiere. Also, The New Normal’s ratings have got nothing to do with The Voice, GO ON is the the lead-out of The Voice. Also, on NBC, a 1.7 or 1.8 looks good anywhere, not just with limited help

  • Ted Craig

    John K,

    Oh, OK, so one website’s error trumps heavy promotion on the show’s own network.

  • iowegian

    In case nobody noticed:

    Fox won the night in 18-34 again.

  • Oliver

    A few people, including me, have been claiming that NBC’s comedies are all disguised bubble shows and here we have the evidence.

    The big winner? Community, and it isn’t even on the schedule yet.

    Whitney may have bought itself a third season and a syndication fourth. Sure, it’s still weak creatively, but the numbers don’t lie.

    Goon fell even further than anyone really expected, but I still bet on a Goon renewal.

    NBC really needs to re-examine its comedy development. Another year that’s pretty much a complete bust.

  • Gleebo

    Good to see Raising Hope almost even with New Girl on total viewers. Season 4 should be good to go.

  • Mary 1

    Here’s the quote from TVBTN cancellation Bear: “GO ON & THE NEW NORMAL ratings crash without THE VOICE, but the bear’s a long way back of them currently”

    So I’m just going to keep on watching and enjoying the shows while they’re still airing. I believe the networks look at the average ratings for the season, not just what happens on one night anyways.

  • marcos

    Happy Endings isn’t look so bad now compared to the other comedies

  • Networkman

    Parenthood has an extremely loyal fanbase. Regardless of The New Normal decreasing, Parenthood stays consistent. I’m really concerned about Smash now. I do feel Body of Proof will perform better than Private Practice. I’m not certain if Smash will win its hour consistently as Parenthood does.

    NBC has to be really disappointed with Go On. It has lost to New Girl. Go On has had The Voice as a lead in for the entire season. Also it had a stronger lead in last night with Betty White’s Off Their Rocker who garnered a higher demo. Ben & Kate should be cancelled. I don’t know what the hold up is for The Goodwin Games. That show really should be premiering soon as a replacement for Ben & Kate. I don’t feel it could do any worse.

  • outlawz

    cbs best channel ever

  • Josh

    Way to go Parenthood. Hopefully it gets adjusted up and I hope NBC is smart enough to renew such an excellent show.

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