TV Ratings Tuesday: 'NCIS' & 'Go On' Rise; 'NCIS: Los Angeles' Falls + 'Hart of Dixie' Returns Flat

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January 16th, 2013

Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 2.7/7 1.7/5 1.7/5 1.5/4 1.2/3 0.4/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 1.4/4 1.6/5 1.3/4 1.6/5 0.9/3 0.5/2
Total Viewers (million) 16.957 4.129 4.801 3.113 3.701 1.219


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

On CBS, NCIS earned a 3.8 adults 18-49 rating up three tenths from last week's 3.5. NCIS: Los Angeles garnered a 2.7 among adults 18-49 down three tenths from last week's 3.0 rating. Vegas scored a 1.6 adults 18-49, even with last week.

On NBC, Betty White’s Off Their Rockers garnered a 1.4 at 8PM, down two tenths from last week's 1.6 Adults 18-49 rating. A second episode at 8:30 notched a 1.8, down a single tenth from last week's 1.9 adults 18-49 rating. Go On earned a 1.7, up two tenths after last week's series low 1.5 adults 18-49 rating. The New Normal was even with last week's series low 1.3 adults 18-49 rating.  Parenthood earned a x from last week's 1.9 adults 18-49 rating.

On FOX, Raising Hope scored a 1.6, down a tenth from last week's 1.7 adults 18-49 rating. Ben and Kate earned a 1.1, also down a tenth from last week's 1.2 adults 18-49 rating. New Girl garnered a 1.9, down a tenth from last week's 2.0 adults 18-49 rating. The Mindy Project was even with last week's 1.5 among adults 18-49.

On ABC, Happy Endings earned a 1.3, down a tenth from last Tuesday's 1.4 adults 18-49 rating. Don’t Trust the B in Apt. 23 was flat with  last Tuesday's 1.1 among adults 18-49 Private Practice garnered a 1.2, up a tenth from last week's 1.1 adults 18-49 rating.

On the CW, Hart of Dixie was even with its last original's 0.6 adults 18-49 rating. Emily Owns M.D. was also flat with last week's 0.3 adults 18-49 rating.

Broadcast primetime ratings for January 15, 2013

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM CBS NCIS 3.8 11 22.34
ABC Modern Family -R 1.6 5 5.18
FOX Raising Hope 1.6 5 3.72
NBC Betty White's Off Their Rockers 1.4 4 5.38
CW Hart of Dixie 0.6 2 1.41
8:30PM NBC Betty White's Off Their Rockers 1.8 5 5.92
FOX Ben and Kate 1.1 3 2.32
ABC Suburgatory -R 1.0 3 3.18
9:00PM CBS NCIS: Los Angeles 2.7 7 17.48
FOX New Girl 1.9 5 3.63
NBC Go On 1.7 4 4.36
ABC Happy Endings 1.3 3 3.06
CW Emily Owens MD 0.3 1 1.02
9:30PM FOX The Mindy Project 1.5 4 2.79
NBC The New Normal 1.3 3 3.24
ABC Don't Trust the B in Apt. 23 1.1 3 2.71
10:00PM NBC Parenthood 1.9 5 4.95
CBS Vegas 1.6 4 11.05
ABC Private Practice 1.2 3 4.04

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," 2.6/7; CBS's "Late Show with David

Letterman," 2.6/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.0/5. Versus the

prior Tuesday, "Tonight" is up 8 percent (2.6 vs. 2.4), "Late Show" is

down 4 percent (2.6 vs. 2.7) and "Kimmel" is down 29 percent (2.0 vs.



* In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results

were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.9/4; "Late Show," 0.5/3; and

"Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.8/4.


* From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.2/4 in

metered-market households and a 0.5/3 in 18-49 in the Local People

Meters. Versus the prior Tuesday, "Nightline" was down 33 percent in

metered-market households (1.2 vs. 1.8).


* Tuesday season averages prior to ABC's January 8 schedule change

were: in metered-market households, "Tonight," 2.7 rating, 7 share;

"Late Show," 2.6/7; "Nightline," 3.1/8; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live,"

1.7/5. In the Local People Meters, 18-49 season averages were:

"Tonight," 0.9/4; "Late Show," 0.6/3; "Nightline," 1.0/4; "Jimmy

Kimmel Live," 0.6/3. Versus the prior Tuesday, Jimmy Fallon was up 17

percent in metered-market households (1.4 vs. 1.2) and "Late Late

Show" was flat (1.2 vs. 1.2).


* From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.4/5

in metered-market households) beat 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" (0.3/2).


* At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/3 in

metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/2 in adults 18-49

in the 25 markets with local people meters. Versus the prior Tuesday,

Carson Daly was up 14 percent in metered-market households (0.8 vs.




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.

  • Abc123

    @TomJH, this is the 2nd most viewed episode. Highest was “Freedom” back in season 8 with 22.85 mil

  • 1313 SVU Lane


    1. Because it’s dirt cheap
    2. Because it’s getting a 1.8 in the second episode (Higher than every comedy on NBC besides The Office)
    €. Because they have nothing to replace it with.

  • Ashley

    Besides the two NCIS shows, everyone else got below 2.0. That’s not good. Go On really needed The Voice and we can see that now. Not sure we really need a third NCIS show though.

  • rob60990

    Lmao at New Girl finally going beow a 2. It also lost to Raising Hope in viewers. Flop :D

  • Perdix

    Tuesday night is raining. 111111111111111111111111111111111111111

  • Mi

    “Haha what a pathetic waste EO was…cw dumb for not renewing TSC instead”
    At least EO holds 50% of its lead-in, TSC (and B&tB) couldn’t..

  • tom

    “some hope for the new normal”??? really? that’s as good as canceled

  • fra

    YAYYYYYYYY for Parenthoooood!!!! Another 1.9, the SAME result of the premierè, this season was so much CONSISTENT. Finally a quality wise show which fans stick around because they love it very much. Next week it’s the season finale!!!! I expect a season high or a new one, 2.0 or even a 2.1-2.2! Season five HERE WE COME, after these great results is a lock!
    GO PH GO!
    NBC comedys are in trouble, fox’s ones too… the rest looks the same!

  • Billy

    New Girl is starting to become a big bust for FOX.

  • JacobYates

    Vegas is nothing if not consistent

  • Ultima

    Why doesn’t NBC pull the damn Betty White show already?

    It’s extremely cheap and is doing significantly better than sitcoms repeats would.

  • David Howell

    So that 1.5/1.3 for the Tuesday sitcoms on NBC was no fluke. TNN now on the bubble.

    Massive numbers for NCIS obviously. It skews seriously old, of course, but even then, high 3s in the demo is something only Walking Dead, sports, and a couple of sitcoms can reliably top.

  • Jared

    Hart of Dixie is one of the most consistent series on the CW with a very loyal audience. That is why it will get renewed for another season.

  • Billy

    It skews a little old, but NCIS can sure pack on a ton of viewers.

  • Kyle

    Even with the rise for Go On, that 1.7 still is horrible. Also The New Normal is a goner. 1.3 is just pathetic now.

    HE and Apt 23 again bad numbers.

    OUCH at the Fox comedies. New Girl falling below a 2. Not good at all.

  • Greg

    New Girl is becoming increasingly weaker. The Mindy Project is starting to look solid in comparison. Ben and Kate could not be more dead.

    The New Normal is also incredibly weak, there’s no way it comes back if it doesn’t rebound (which I don’t think it will). Smash will have to be a self-starter like Parenthood in order to survive.

  • bigbrotherfan

    Nice to see Happy Endings is kinda steady.

    I don’t watch NCIS but for a show thats 10-years old that’s pretty amazing.

    OH LOOK all those people who where pretty sure The New Normal was gonna get a new season…ARE YOU SO SURE NOW? Those are pretty much UAN numbers and GWK, as well. Whitney rates better than this WITH NO LEAD-IN but everyone looks to beat that show up.

    How is this stupid Betty White show actually doing okay? Never underestimate the power of Betty White, I guess, plus it’s dirt cheap. NBC must be satisfied with those numbers.

    Nice to see Go On get a bit of a boost. It’s a decent comedy much better than trash like GIRLS and 1600 Penn.

    I don’t watch Parenthood and could care less about it.

    …..and The New Girl is in the 1’s hahaha! Just keep free falling keep falling! Hate that show.

    Ben and Kate is still on the air…? WHY? FOX most be losing money from this!

    The Mindy prject is doing poor but she’s likable enough I think if they retool it next season (that British actor needs to go he sucks more Mindy!) it could see a bit of a uptick but one of these networks really needs to put pride aside THROW IN THE TOWEL and GET RID of all these Comedies on Tuesday. It’s costing them! I nominate those idiots at ABC, haven’t they got another edition of Celeb Wife Swap out there? lol. Honestly, keeping Happy Endings here is doing nothing for it but if NBC wants to save THE NEW NORMAL wrap it up early! RETOOL THIS MESS and bring it back AFTER a edgy comedy on Thursdays.

    They should try for Matt Bomer as a series regular.

  • darius

    Ncis does high 3 s in the demo and 22 million viewers in its 10 th season!OMG

  • Tony ^_^

    How is “New Girl” a flop when its the highest rated Tuesday show on FOX?

    It may be down considerably from last year, but FOX wants to keep the Tuesday comedy block so “New Girl” isn’t going anywhere! Plus, it beats the other sitcoms in its time slot an its DVR ratings are also pretty good.

  • Terry

    Why isn’t there a poll for the Idol premiere tonight?

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