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.

  • Mrs. Angela Lansbury

    Oh, my good friend Betty is doing well on Tuesdays. I daresay it takes me a little while to come home and plant myself in front of the television, so I usually resort to catching the 8:30 show. Cheers, Betty!

  • Kat

    Way to go NCIS!! Awesome show last night. I have my fingers crossed that it will be adjusted up and break their old viewership record from season 8!! Great job to all the actors, writers, producers, etc

  • Petar Ivanov

    tuesday is such a bad night. Only strong show is NCIS. Its open door for 9 pm winner. NBC really make big mistake with these comedies. Drama after the voice was best option. Next season they will change it.

  • Mark

    This Tuesday comedy-competition is plain stupid. ABC, NBC and FOX are killing each other series by scheduling all of them together. How crazy is that? Changing subject, Ryan Murphy: get your s*ht together! TNN has one of the best casts at the moment and yet the writing is awful. It looks like New Girl. Not that bad, but close. And I love the first episodes of TNN! But not it’s jut boring. They better fix it quick.

  • Doug

    Well, at least Happy Endings grew on its lead-in, meaning that it does have an audience. All of those 9pm sitcoms at doing terribly, even New Girl, which is the “buzz” show. The only think I can hope for, as a fan of HE, is that ABC sees it more as a timeslot problem that a problem with the show itself. And that Sony gets reeeallly generous.

  • TSCfan2013

    Hart of Dixie is doing as good as Beauty and the Beast, without a powerful lead-in like TVD. B&B is in a lot of trouble.

  • senor chang

    also of note: NBC, which had a relatively weak lineup, beat all-new FOX and almost-all-new ABC on its own (hell, even if ABC had aired something new in the 8 hour, NBC still would have won simply because they would have to hit at least 2.8 to reach a 1.7 average). sure, people will say that the numbers were bad, but things could be a lot worse for NBC than having the #1 non-NCIS show of the night (Parenthood) and a reasonable 2-hour comedy lineup edging into the high 1s.

    ABC’s just dead on this night. FOX has a (mostly) compatible lineup but needs to figure out how it can boost everything.

  • Abc123

    Just out of curiosity…

    NCIS just got its 2nd highest viewership ever, so how come they didn’t get the picture for the top of the post?

    Just wondering

  • Steph

    Soooooo happy with NCIS’ numbers. The episode was amazing.

  • Anon

    HoD was better when it was a fish-out-of-water story. Now that Zoe Hart is practically Southern, the show is not nearly as good.

  • eridapo

    Looking at these ratings, I’m beginning to think that the networks are kind of destroying themselves by not spacing and scheduling properly their lineups.

    For me at least, Monday and Thursday are the days I really tune in to watch Broadcast Television (at least for more than one show). All other days there is only one show or no shows that would attract my attention. Even on this site, we can normally see that the Monday and Thursday threads are the most active (yes.. I’m ignoring the CW posts).

    Speaking as an NCIS fan I’ve wondered if NCIS success could simply be that there is ‘really nothing else” on TV that time or night?

  • silvit


    They should be fired for putting New Girl in the midst of nothing. Its 18-34 are still very good. They should have put behind American Idol.

  • ash

    Happy endings is dead…No excuses for HE losing to Go on . HE is in the 3rd season and losing to a newbie is not good..

  • Petar Ivanov

    fox must go to all new comedies next season.(3 new and new girl) ANd they must put one hour AI before NG this season to revive it.

  • eridapo

    Just out of curiosity…

    NCIS just got its 2nd highest viewership ever, so how come they didn’t get the picture for the top of the post?

    Just wondering

    Not that many NCIS fans post here. The shows that get the picture are usually the ones that drive traffic to the site because they have a legion of crazy fans (see Chuck, Fringe, or any CW show)

  • senor chang

    one more comment before I head off to bed…

    viewership figures don’t matter, sure, but…

    CBS. 16.957

    One broadcast network was 7,000 viewers away from beating the total viewership figures of the other five COMBINED. wow.

  • Dan S

    It was ugly last night with everything dipping below 2.0 with the exception of both NCIS shows. Tues in general needs an overhaul & I agree the 3 way comedy block at 9pm isn’t helping anyone.

  • silvit


    Ding ding ding!!! With just a little competition, NCIS goes down (see just a few months ago). Last year its repeat got a 2.2 , so no matter how they spin it, it’s losing steam, but thanks to a weak competition still its numbers seem huge when they aren’t.

    Look at yesterday competition: nothing on cable and almost nothing on broadcast.

  • ChannelDante

    Damn NCIS LA lost a whole point. And Vegas just horrible….

  • Tony ^_^

    FOX should cancel “Ben and Kate” and put a repeat of a high-rated half hour show (“Family Guy” comes to mind) in its place to see if the night improves (similarly to CBS Mondays).

    FOX is airing 2 new “Mindy Project” episodes (one at 8:30 and one at 9:30) in two weeks and it should do better than 1.1 and maybe improve “New Girl” a bit… Still doubtful it will do much but FOX should take more risks…

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