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.

  • eridapo


    Yeah. Fox must be killing themselves for screwing up the Glee/ NG Tuesday nights. Both shows have suffered. Glee is getting destroyed by Greys and POI, and it did not benefit from the XF lead-in. Maybe Idol will revive Glee’s fate, but I think it is already too late.

  • lou

    Go On. It’s sad when a 1.7 is considered “doing well”.

  • K


    HE episodes last night was surprisingly not that funny (even Damon Wayans Jr). Mark Paul Gosselar showed that the real star of Saved By the Bell was Screech. The guy is not funny at all. The episode was so bad, that I switched over to Go On.

  • Jane

    @senor chang, everyone knows that the Baby Boomers love CBS.

  • NeNe Leakes

    Is this a mistake? Were the NCIS and New Normal numbers switched in error? Blonk!

  • eridapo

    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.

    ABC is too busy promoting the heck out of Scandal to do that. Last Sunday Night and during Castle, every single ABC promo had something to do with Scandal..

  • Bad Wolf


    Maybe NCIS’s success is linked to the show entering syndication a few years ago ?

    Since total viewers doesn’t matter at all, as it’s been repeated on this website billions and billions of time, I don’t think NCIS’s performance is that good !
    So far, the series high – from season 8 – is 22.85 million viewers, almost excatly the same as last night, but the 18-34 number was a 4.6, all the way down to, at best, a 3.9 or a 4.0 with the adjustments for last night’s episode.
    So it seems that the NCIS public is ageing, and thus that the show is declining. No danger of cancellation in the near future of course… but still, I think it’s worth noticing !

  • Liam

    I think the shortened season fr Parenthood benefited them. There were a lot less breaks between episodes and the story lines havn’t been dragged out over the usual 22 episodes. I think the shortened season works. Possibly NBC could go for a 16/18 episode season 5, an uneven number (15) just doesn’t seem right. The quality has went up immensely this season and the acting is above perfect, the shorter season, I think does better, than a long dragged out one.

  • Match

    I love New Girl and Apartment 23 but only one will see a third season. And why the hell aren’t people watching them. Instead you watch soulless series like NCIS sorry but that’s the truth. Shame on you!!!

  • senor chang

    Still, it’s absolutely ridiculous that they could be this far ahead. It’s like they’ve monopolized every viewer in America over the age of 50.

  • gomer

    Fox is having a terrible season. They better hope AI doesn’t drop too much tonight. They also are betting the house that The Following hits big. Otherwise, they should just cancel everything new this season and start over.

    I love Hart of Dixie. I found it over the winter and streamed everything to catch up. I love all the characters. I hope they renew it!

  • Pete

    I still wonder what if NBC put Guys with kids instead of GO ON.
    Happy for parenthood. Why doesn’t NBC order more?Is it because of money?
    Then do cancel smash.

  • silvit

    Sorry, but I had to: last year a repeat of “The Big Bang Theory” (4.29 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T11).

    This is just insane.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “Is 1.3 for TNN right? TVMoJoe reports it’s 1.5.”

    I am reading first to last, so this may have been answered, but TVMoJoe was mistaken.

  • ccc

    Parenthood needs 20 episodes to reach syndication status. That is what I look for NBC to give it … Not saying at all that it will be cancelled after that because with these consistent ratings it wont as long as NBC new shows dont have huge ratings. Parenthood has continued to prove it has a dedicated audience that ALWAYS watch it and it is not lead-in dependant. For it to have the same ratings as its first episode this season is something that most shows cannot do.

  • DeanW

    If NCIS gets adjusted up it could beat its own record in total viewers :)

  • Petar Ivanov

    @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.

    I AGREE!!! Even 2 broke girls was on danger with Partners lead in and was with series lows. I guess these days new shows need at least 2 or even 3 seasons to make loyal, big enough fanbase. BIG MISTAKE.

  • JasonM

    I’m young, and I love NCIS. I know tons of young people who love it. One of the best shows on TV. And Vegas is good too. I can’t stand any of the NBC and FOX comedies.

  • Petar Ivanov

    @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.

    ME: YOu are so smart. Almsot read my mind. That was exactly what i think. And still even with the voice NCIS was 3+ in demo.

  • eridapo

    @ Bad Wolf,

    Yes syndication has played a role in bringing new viewers to NCIS, but when you compare Monday and Thursdays to Tuesday nights you can see that the other networks aren’t even bothering to compete.

    In my case for example, my DVR is cranking like Crazy on Monday and Thursday nights. It is often recording more than one show at once, but on Tuesday the only activity my DVR gets is to play what I didn’t watch on Monday…. I tune in to NCIS, but once it is done I’m watching my DVR shows from Monday Night.

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