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.

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  • Ted Craig

    That Go On was heavily promoted, making the numbers even worse.

  • AA

    Raising Hope is almost at the same level as New Girl!

  • Petar Ivanov

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

    Its better than go on and new normal. ANd all nbc comedies these days.

  • BigBrotherFan

    Private Practice was ALWAYS series that was heavily dependent on Greys lead-in. It never ever did well on it’s own and its nice to see ABC has woke up and is ridding it off the network. I’m still pretty bitter about the treatment of Dirty Sexy Money and I will always blame PP because it had the stupid GREYS factor. BYE BYE!

    Great for HE going up! I am still holding out that ABC may consider it or at the very least give it to another network.

    Dont trust the B is dead! They show tried to be edgy but it really isn’t

    Why in the world is BEN AND KATE still on the fox line-up? :s ..and the thought THE MOB DR was a problem! Good grief.

    Vegas 18-49 is crap but I guess it’s steady.

    I never watched Parenthood and it amazes me how steady this show is but is treated like crap by NBC. why? isn’t there some critical love for it too? you’d think NBC be all over that!

    The NEW NORMAL is a failure, Anyway you chalk that up. BARKIN deserves so much better, heck even BARTHA! The show could of been great, edgy and fun but it’s way to preachy. Sometimes I feel like I’m watching a long drawn out political ad! I still tune in in hopes that the preachy nature will be toned down but I guess with murphy INCHARGE that is never gonna happen!

    I think OFF THEIR ROCKERS did pretty good for being a dirt cheap program.

    GO ON? WHY? WHY? I actually like this show. It’s not the best show in the world but it’s a true comedy at the very least.

  • Brian J

    I thought “Go On” was a repeat. Hmm…

    I don’t think it’s in any danger unless it doesn’t return to the top when “The Voice” comes back.

  • Ryan Schwartz

    Am I the only one even the slightest bit flabbergasted by NBC’s ratings?

    I expected New Normal to drop substantially (although I find it better than Go On at this point), but Go On dropped about .2-.3 more than I expected. A 1.7-1.8 is one thing, but a 1.5? Suddenly, maybe, just maybe, COMMUNITY won’t look so bad. I mean, if it can hold a 1.3-1.5, it’s doing the same number as their new comedies are, and it would be leading a lineup that’s practically bullied by how gigantic BIG BANG has become.

    I honestly feel bad for NBC, but for the sake of their great Thursday comedies, I don’t.

    PARENTHOOD has more than earned itself a FULL fifth season renewal for next year with how consistent it has been.

  • Dan

    Wow we see Go On and The New Normal’s true numbers now that they are without The Voice. Good Job Mindy Project, its definitely getting renewed if it can maintain those numbers.

    @Bill Shows getting 1.0-2.0 and being considered successful is The New Normal. ;)

  • DenverDean

    CBS can improve its 10 PM by making three moves M = TM; Tues = H50 and Sun = Vegas. Pretty simple.

  • Nicole

    awesome for Parenthood.. season 5 here we come!!

  • TheFollowing

    Great episode for New Girl. Schmidt is really a great friend.

    I think some people thought Fox’s comedy block is a repeat.

  • RJ

    I think the greatest thing is that Parenthood increased even with the duds decreasing. If a fifth season isn’t given, I’ll be pretty ticked, especially how good this fourth season has been (quality wise).

  • Kristofer

    @TVBTN and Sara

    I have a small request – When you make the daily ratings posts, could you provide a link to the previous week’s ratings to help compare how shows have done compared to the week prior? I know it’s just a few clicks to get there, but it just adds a bit of convenience.


  • Fourat

    nbc sitcoms are dead without the voice as lead in .
    so the same thing for revolution ?

  • RonoMC

    What happed to the ratings whatsoever? That’s horrible for broadcasting stations…

  • POI

    ouch that is the effect of no Voice infront of it.

  • SweetD

    Happy Endings did pretty good, considering there was a few people who thought they moved to Sunday’s instead of Wednesdays, and up against all originals. HE might actually pair better with Suburgatory, than Apt.23, I wouldn’t write them off for a renewal just yet.

  • erin

    can anyone tell me where i can see the ratings for last nights episodes of pretty little liars and the lying game?

  • Billy

    NBC sitcoms fell apart without The Voice. NBC is crazy keeping The Voice all the way to the middle of March. It should return in February. I expect NBC to now crash and burn without The Voice and SNF.

  • rob60990

    So Happy Endings did worse than comedy repeats that aired outside their normal timeslot? LMAO

  • Terry

    Wasn’t the Middle on at 8:30 on ABC?

    On all the schedules that I saw on websites, Go On and New Normal were not listed as new episodes, so that could explain the steep decline of ratings. All the other comedies on the other networks were designated as new.

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