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.

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  • bigbrotherfan

    I forgot to add- GREAT TO SEE HOD steady!!! GREAT SHOW! Great Lead! Fun characters!


    CRACK ME UP! Not one sitcom cracked a 2.0

    ABC MF (R) 1.6 was highpoint of evening as PP finishes 1.2 @ 10:00

    Zoo girl’s GG nod did nothing for NG as FOX can only 1.9 best for night, team MiMi & Minaj should help starting tonight

    NBC also can’t find a 2.0, but PH takes 10:00 w/ 1.9

    CBS does the Steamroller, BABY over all comp 8-10 & takes night w/ another powerful win–3.8, go NCIS!

  • rob60990

    Poor Private Practice. The only promotion it gets is one during Apt 23. Would it kill ABC to show a promo during Greys Anatomy? The serirs finale will probably get no more than a 1.5 unless The Taste surprises.

  • Melissa

    NCIS! Hopefully it can adjust up to a viewership high.

  • fringewillget5seasons

    Fox comedies are laughably bad, NBC comedies had a very expected meltdown without their precious Voice to provide constant life support, ABC is just sad in general. Do they have a single “hit” used loosely from their 12-13 pilots?

    NCIS is like 2 points above the other networks lol.

  • Lisa

    Nice for Parenthood; awful for Ben and Kate.

    Pulling Betty White’s show would make little sense. Why was this suggestion even made?!? By NBC standards for a half-hour show, it’s doing well.

  • atlanta

    Finally, fans waking up to fact that New Girl isnt that funny or adorkable any more. They should be launching new shows behind/in front of it, not trying to “help” or shelter it.

  • jm

    spohmore jinx amybody? (nbc, abc, fox tuesday sitcoms)!LOL!

  • Kristofer

    Only two shows went over a 2.0 rating. Does that happen often, not counting Fridays and Saturdays? Any show over a 2.0 now is a success, with a few exceptions.

  • Dan

    Good retention Mindy Project, its getting renewed. And NBC I think its time.to.renew Parenthood already. I really want this three way comedy collision to.end.

  • Kavyn

    I’m surprised at how much I like Emily Owens and Don’t trust the B. Too bad to see they’re both doing poorly.

  • Flame

    Seems like a very slow night for Network TV. Everything non NCIS in the Ones, CW in double Zeros, pending possible upticks of course.

  • Dan

    All shows besides the NCISs getting below 2.0, its The New Normal!

  • TheFollowing

    C’mon Fox. Cancelled Ben and Kate. Put it on Sunday.

    Rerun of Family Guy and Arrested Development will do better.

    Or bring on The Goodwin Games.

    Fox also should air AI once. before NG.

    Did Fox ever air AI thrice a week ? Even once?

  • fra

    Ph did a 1.9/2.0 so if it will rise in the finals, NBC will have the only 2.0 of the night. I’m happy that they gave only a 15 episodes order: this season was exceptional, and now with Smash they will regret so much this decision. Not only PH is the best result of Nbc’s night, so after the season finale they will deal with their problems!

  • senor chang

    not too bad for Go On. a 1.7 puts it in likely to be renewed territory on NBC. it’ll rise again when American Idol Plus Swivel Chairs comes back.

    New Normal, otoh? firmly bubble show on this point. I’d even say likely to be cancelled–it was one of NBC’s most-hyped comedies in the fall and look where it is now.

    Parenthood rocking it, as usual.

    in a just world all of those FOX comedy numbers would be 0.5 points higher. wonder how Idol’s going to do tomorrow…

  • Petar Ivanov

    So 3 new CBS drama – ncis spin-off will take tuesday 9 pm slot post NCIS, beverly hills cop will take thursday 10pn post PoI, Elementary – Monday 10 pm slot. And one drama for midseason i think.

  • awery

    Go on did well considering it went against 3 established shows and with no big lead in..

  • eridapo

    Can we start calling New Girl a flop now? New Girl went from the low 4s to the high 1s in a little over a year, and its audience (viewers)is only slightly better than Happy Endings. Whomever thought NG could anchor have an entire night built around it at Fox should be rethinking their profession.

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