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.



Fast Affiliate Ratings: These first national ratings, including demographics, are available at approximately 11 AM (ET) the day after telecast, and are released to subscribing customers daily. These data, from the National People Meter sample, are strictly time-period information, based on the normal broadcast network feed, and include all programming on the affiliated stations, sometimes including network programming, sometimes not. The figures may include stations that did not air the entire network feed, as well as local news breaks or cutaways for local coverage or other programming. Fast Affiliate ratings are not as useful for live programs and are likely to differ significantly from the final results, because the data reflect normal broadcast feed patterns. For example, with a World Series game, Fast Affiliate Ratings would include whatever aired from 8-11PM on affiliates in the Pacific Time Zone, following the live football game, but not game coverage that begins at 5PM PT. The same would be true of Presidential debates as well as live award shows and breaking news reports.

Rating: Estimated percentage of the universe of TV households (or other specified group) tuned to a program in the average minute. Ratings are expressed as a percent.

Share (of Audience): The percent of households (or persons) using television who are tuned to a specific program, station or network in a specific area at a specific time. (See also, Rating, which represents tuning or viewing as a percent of the entire population being measured.)

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.

  • DougF

    Go On down 37 percent and that’s not worth mentioning in the NBC write up? TVBTN big fans of Go On?

  • Mi

    So much for HoD repeats having more than 1 million viewers..

  • JoJo

    I hope Go On and TNN were repeats because if not those ratings are laughable.

  • rob60990

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

    Tuesday cable ratings will be out later today.

  • Kyle R

    We won’t know. Revolution won’t be airing a single episode without The Voice this season. But I suspect similar results. And Smash is going to do terribly when it comes back.

  • Ricky

    Aww, poor Go On! After its strong fall turnout, too! At least New Normal major-flopped even worse.

    No way NCIS wasn’t going to win the night – not with two gut-wrenching deaths in the last ten minutes. If next week’s episode isn’t a season (or even series) high I will be shocked. Nobody, repeat NOBODY should miss this one.

  • ChannelDante

    VEGAS, VEGAS, VEGAS…you suck. Last night I tried to watch but it was so damn boring. Put it of its misery CBS.

  • Chris

    It looks like Whitney and Guys With ids can give Go On and The New Normal a run for their money.

  • Alex

    I think the greatest thing is that Parenthood increased even with the duds decreasing.

    I think there’s an argument to be made that it probably should have increased this week given that it was buried in a schedule of repeats last week. Personally I would suggest to Parenthood fans that last weeks number was much more impressive than this weeks. Excluding a burn off episode of Emily Owens on The CW Parenthood was the only original on broadcast television last week and it still did a 1.8

  • Chris


  • RJ


    I believe Go On and The New Normal were listed as new on TV Guide and the schedule on the side of TVBTN.

  • JoJo

    I hate to see the ratings when Revolution returns. 4 months off the air will certainly hurt the series even if NBC doesn’t seem to think so.

  • Petar Ivanov

    @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!

    Althou i think that one more ncis spin-off is crazy bad idea(they are so much down this season, may be people are tired) but if cbc want to try best possible spot is after PoI for their dramas. PoI is only growing drama and compitable until now(much better from relity or comedy). TM was second best 10 pm drama. Now Elementary is second best 10 pm drama and only new one working. So thursday at 10 will be best place for it.


    NBC has no voice in the ratings without the Voice as 8-10 now shows, PH holding its own & takes 10:00

    Just about no change at all for FOX, so its sitcom lineup has settled in about where expected

    ABC also has next to no change & 9-11 is just pitiful, EO not long for this world & does about avrg for CW

    CBS a true powerhouse 8-10 as NCIS duo blows the roof off the sucka–GO CBS!

  • senor chang

    Parenthood quietly remaining one of the best assets NBC has. Give it a goddamned full season next year. To hell with Smash.

    I was not anticipating drops that severe for Go On. The New Normal didn’t do much better. It’s going to be a long way until March…

    Thought FOX would be a little bit higher too, but at least Ben and Kate was up.

    Surprisingly not terrible for Happy Endings/Don’t Trust The B.

    NCIS/NCIS:LA still killing it. Vegas is dead.

  • RJ

    By the way, I would not be surprised to see Parenthood adjust up to a 2.0 demo. Half hours were strong.

  • Max Vrany

    Good start for Kimmel. It won’t hold up, but it’s looking positive for ABC. Nightline held up OK too.

  • Alex

    I still do not understand this logic that a four month hiatus is going to kill a show. Is the Revolution audience really so fickle that they’re going to forget all about it in the space of a few months?

  • Tonypug

    This website’s chart listed did not list Go On as being “new”. I usually trust the chart to see what I’m taping for the night and I missed Go On

  • jT

    Go New GIRL…..it has to bounce back.

    Go on ratings bodes well for parks and recreation.

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