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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

Scoreboard CBS NBC FOX UNI ABC CW
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

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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

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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.

 

Definitions:

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.

 
  • Mr Mumble

    The New Normal is The New Outsourced.

  • RG-X

    I never can get into NCIS – but dang – that show is massive- what season is it in?

  • TVDude

    @Chris,

    I disagree. Putting Whitney and Guys with Kids against The Big Bang Theory and Two and a Half Men would be stupid. Putting them against New Girl and The Mindy Project, I could see that. They’re more broad than Go On or The New Normal so they would like hold on to more of The Voice’s audience and the family themes would be a good lead in to Parenthood. You might say, “Well The New Normal has a family theme.” Yes, but it’s not a broad and clearly (given the 1.3 vs a 1.9) attracts a different audience than Parenthood does.

  • Petar Ivanov

    @FOX killed New Girl

    yep. With such lead-in that is the ratings that they will get.

  • Jerry

    This just shows how strong Whitney and Guys with kids can be to get those ratings on their own last week with no help. I agree guys NBC should be pushing hard to move their multi-cams over to Tuesday nights ASAP. I’d say the move should be made by February before Survivor does any damage.

  • RG-X

    NEW GIRL – I told you the supporting cast is LAME – Zooey is the only funny charachter – I can’t stand the Schmidt charachter – Guys that act like that, are guys I would not hang around with -let alone roommate with. He needs to SHUT-UP and never talk again.

  • Mary 1

    TNN and Go On not looking good, but probably comparable right now to Thursday NBC comedies. We’ll see how GWK and Whitney do tonight. They aired against all repeats last week which helped boost their ratings.

  • Eddy Ryan

    So most of agree right? It’s this simple:

    NBC TUE
    8:00p Off Their Rockers
    8:30p Off Their Rockers
    9:00p Whitney
    9:30p Guys with Kids
    10:00p Parenthood

  • Alex

    @Ricky
    For serialized high-concept shows on broadcast TV, months-long hiatuses very commonly lead to disastrous ratings crashes. Examples: Jericho, FlashForward, V, The Event…

    You’re wrong. You just named at least three shows that were crashing before they went on hiatus.

    FlashForward
    Debut – 4.0
    Episode before hiatus – 2.1
    Episode after hiatus – 1.9

    The Event
    Debut – 3.6
    Episode before hiatus – 1.9
    Episode after hiatus – 1.4

    V
    Debut – 5.2
    Episode before hiatus – 3.0
    Episode after hiatus – 2.8

    I can’t be bothered to look up Jericho but I suspect its a similar story. Not one of those shows crashed because it went on hiatus. Nor did they see a huge ratings drop in the return from hiatus at least not one that wasn’t already obviously happening before hand. V went from a 5.2 to a 3.0 in the space of four episodes for God’s sake.

  • Eddy Ryan

    It will help Up All Night as well:

    9:30p Guys with Kids/Up All Night (Apr.)

  • Petar Ivanov

    @I disagree. Putting Whitney and Guys with Kids against The Big Bang Theory and Two and a Half Men would be stupid. Putting them against New Girl and The Mindy Project, I could see that. They’re more broad than Go On or The New Normal so they would like hold on to more of The Voice’s audience and the family themes would be a good lead in to Parenthood. You might say, “Well The New Normal has a family theme.” Yes, but it’s not a broad and clearly (given the 1.3 vs a 1.9) attracts a different audience than Parenthood does.

    Second cycle TBL after The voice IS BEST OPTION HERE. For next season action drama – pirates show or dracula. 9 pm slot is OPEN even widly open nbc only must put right show there.

  • Steph

    @RG-X

    It’s in it’s 10th season.

  • Petar Ivanov

    @So most of agree right? It’s this simple:

    NBC TUE
    8:00p Off Their Rockers
    8:30p Off Their Rockers
    9:00p Whitney
    9:30p Guys with Kids
    10:00p Parenthood

    NOPE. Dramas or TBL or new hour long or 2 hors reality. THAT WORK ON NBC NOW.

  • RyanCanada

    everyone knew Go On would die without The Voice, but im sad about New Normal, its such a good show.

  • CenterGravity

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

    Yahtzee! Though I could also see Vegas going to Fridays, before CSI: NY.

  • Samunto

    As much i do enjoy Go On once in a while it just can’t stand on it’s own without The Voice. I think NBC likes the comedies but i wonder if they’ll last in the slot past the current season.
    But that’s a very poor showing. Parenthood still wins it’s slot despite a weak lead-in!

  • jimbo

    Come on NBC!! Guys with kids and another family multi am like Up all night would succeed on Tues. Please change schedule immediately!!
    I know NBC has give so much work on Perry’s show..but it doesn’t work.
    Or bring Monica and Chandler back!! And produce sitcom called Monica and chandler. They have lived with their adopted twins!!

  • David Howell

    I wouldn’t be shocked if Parenthood was very close to being the #1 scripted show on NBC this spring in 18-49. It has to be renewed, and it has to be renewed for 22. The second-season Smash Crash will make that even clearer.

    I’ll reserve judgment on the 9pm comedies until next week. If mid-1s are the new normal for The New Normal, though, this site is going to get a nice traffic boost!

  • Petar Ivanov

    @Alex

    Agree hiatus don’t kill shows. TWD is even stronger every fall. In the spring all shows will be a litle down but with The voice RVN will be fine. For now is even with once upon a time and ncis on hihest earnings shows.(because insane DVR numbers i guess) The big question is will Netflix boost enough RVN like TWD on AMC and SOA on FX for second season(i guess won’t be after the voice) or will go down.

  • Percysowner

    parenthood did good for nbc…awful for go on and the new normal…same thing would happen to revolution though away from the voice

    Revolution would probably do worse if it didn’t follow The Voice, but not necessarily. Many shows don’t hold up after a large lead in (see Vegas). Many genre shows start out strong and fall off quickly (see Flash Forward, The Event, etc.) Revolution has lost viewers, but is still holding really well. It is at least possible that it has developed its own fanbase. NBC isn’t taking any chances and is keeping it after The Voice this year, but that doesn’t mean it would necessarily tank without it.

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