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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  • RJ

    The New Normal was low even with The Voice inflated lead in. Wasn’t it down to a 1.7 one week??

  • DW

    what happened is the voice isnt on. Tuesday is a bad night. everything is bad. all these sitcoms are bad. and the dramas are bad also.

  • CCTV

    Wow, who would have thunk Parenthood would be the top show on NBC. It just guarnateed it’s renewal if it hadn’t already. That show is totally non-lead-in dependent.

  • Tyler D

    I would guess Happy Endings would need to get to a 1.6-1.7 to really have a shot at renewal on ABC. Still, up is up. And with the worst lead in it’s had.

  • Greg

    Okay, at least we know that Parenthood has its own audience by now. That’s great.

    But Go On and The New Normal totally crashed. That was brutal.

  • Petar Ivanov

    NBC have great season… best from 10 years, but their commedies are realy awful. I think they must try drama or reality on that spot next season. Networks dramas and realities get so bigger demo than their comedies. Its amost ridicules. All other networks exactly the comedies are with better demo. Trange. And tuesday at 9 is crazy slot. Too many comedies. TBBT also repeat here all night.

  • Alex

    Not good for Go On but as with Deception yesterday it could have been a lot worse for NBC. It hasn’t completely collapsed and presumably it’ll rebound a little come March when The Voice returns. At some point though one of Fox, ABC and NBC have to blink and move their 9PM comedies. There’s no way all three of them scheduling comedies in that slot is doing any one any favours.

  • jimbo

    I’m so sad GO ON is crushed. :(

  • rob60990

    I’m surprised Modern Family repeated that well outside its normal timeslot.

    Parenthood did very well all things considered. Poor Private Practice.

  • Jackson

    NBC should seriously considering re-airing the Fall “The Voice” repeats in the 8pm slot.

  • Michelle

    Great to see Parenthood up! But other than that, NBC execs can’t be too pleased this morning. All of a sudden, those Thursday “niche” shows they complain about don’t look so bad in comparison.

  • JR35

    Not bad for Off Their Rockers- looks like the trend is for the second episodes to trend upward from the lead-in ones.

  • Adien

    NCIS over 20 million viewers again, not surprise with Voice and DWTS off schedule. Both shows have hit CBS this season on tuesday!

    I hope if CBS picks up the NCIS Part 3 spin off, it doesn;t place it at 10pm Tuesday! It will surely be overkill. Think the spin off might actually be a good show to lead off Wednesday night!

  • Max

    BETTY WHITES OFF THEIR ROCKERS did horrible. It will be pulled soon, thankfully.

  • Greg


    The New Normal only had The Voice as a lead in in its series premiere. After that, it had Go On as a lead in.

  • Ethan

    Wow @ go on…so much for it being a hit

  • cris

    even with NCIS and NCISLA, Vegas has low ratings

  • RJ

    Aren’t ratings vs. last week usually compared to prelims? If so, Parenthood is up two tenths from last week.

  • Petar Ivanov

    NetworK without ‘s’ sorry.

  • RJ


    But an increased Go On helps The New Normal, effectively giving The New Normal a Voice lead in.

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