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.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “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”

    Because Amanda had the image already selected when she drafted the post, as she should have for posting speed purposes.

    And unless she’s recently become able to time travel, she’d have no idea what the ratings would be.

    And, while she has many objectives in posting these ratings, satisfying “wondering” fans isn’t one of them.

  • Jimmy James

    Parenthood is too soft a show to do well in syndication. Friday Night Lights tanked in syndication. Family dramas aren’t bought by local stations and fit very few cable brands.

  • Ricky

    Woo NCIS woo! :mrgreen: Great episode, even if it did feel like a premature season finale.

    Happy for Go On as well – glad to see it go up. This episode was murderously funny. At least New Normal stayed flat – I just hoped its (hardly deserved) People’s Choice win wouldn’t help it out.

  • MisterJ

    Fantastic NCIS and NCIS:LA last night. One was serious, and the other was lighter — a good pairing (and yes, I’m in the demo). Glad to see millions (and millions) of viewers agreed. And I DVR Happy Endings, and it still serves up fun laughs.

  • therty

    wow.. pathetic #s for every show not having NCIS in their title.

  • TVDude

    Go On did decent given the odds against it. I never thought it was in question, although I don’t think it’s worth all the positivity NBC gives it. I mean, it’s no savior of NBC’s comedy lineup.

    The New Normal has been tying Guys with Kids ratings, which is probably not something I would want my show associated with. If it keeps this up, it might not get good news come May. I mean a 1.3 sandwiched between a 1.7 and a 1.9? Not good.

  • Petar Ivanov

    @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…

    THat won’t help. THey must put there one or 2 weeks AI 1 hour lead for NG to try revive it.

  • Dino

    All you people need to get a life …SERIOUSLY!

  • eridapo

    Per Marc Berman

    NCIS 22.04 3.8/ 22.63 3.8
    NCISLA 17.94 2.8/ 17.02 2.5
    Vegas 11.61 1.7 10.50 1.5

    HOD 1.56 .7/ 1.26 .6
    EOMD 1.07 .3/ .978 .2

    PP 3.89 1.1/ 4.18 1.2

    Parenthood 4.85 1.9/ 5.05 2.0

    Quick analysis… NCIS will not get adjusted up given its second half hour. It remained consistent in terms of viewers and demo. NCISLA might be adjusted down given the loss of nearly a million viewers and 3 tenths in the demo

  • DeanW

    What CBS is waiting to Renew the NCIS’s ?

  • DanaK

    Robert, why even include Univision in the ratings chart if you’re not going to also include their show ratings? What is up with that?

  • Dan

    Very poor retention for Mindy Project. Won’t be renewed.

  • Chuck_T

    Posted January 16, 2013 at 8:38 AM
    Why doesn’t NBC pull the damn Betty White show already?

    Why? It’s relatively cheap to produce and in its time slot averaged a 1.6 and won the 8:30 half hour. It’s an okay filler.

  • cas

    So I don’t understand how 2 Broke Girls can get amazing ratings but New Girl doesn’t. I have watched both but New Girl is better to me. It really just says to me that most people watch CBS even if they play crap.

  • Petar Ivanov

    NBC really mess up. abc collapse last year on tuesday was expected and this year, fox gamble with comedies and collapse and was also expected. But the biggest loser is NBC. Their 9 pm without any competition in their best and wide open slot for big win is 1.5. If they was schedule action drama like Revolution or even one of Grimm, Chicago fire, Hannibal, Dracula, Pirates show or whatever they not only will be with way better demo than these comedies but may be OWN that slot and beat lower tared comedies and droping ncis la. Lest hope that change that next season. Their dramas are way better than commedie.

    ERIDAPO is so right. TBS 3-hour reruns on BBT will kill and beat all these lower rated comedies. Just watch after few hours cable ratings. Tuesday is AWFUL AWFUL schedule without one hit show(NCIS is from 10 years). And the only buzz show NG was almsot kill then fox. What a mess.

  • zerg

    NCIS did great at his 10th season :D

    All comedies under 2.0 already *Spring knock on the door*…TNG is a flop at least in 18-49 rating because fox sell 30sec ad at 300k $

    Parenthood is a certain renwal..I don’t think Smash will get a 2.0 with a lead-in in like that

  • Pete

    Actually, if GO ON did do well without the voice, it will definitely replace the office this fall. But Go on is also not a hit.
    NBC should have ordered one more season for the office which is getting funnier than season 8.

    And don’t put comedies at 9:00 on Tues, NBC!! Think!! Think there is a potential spot for your drama hits!!

  • Petar Ivanov

    @So I don’t understand how 2 Broke Girls can get amazing ratings but New Girl doesn’t.

    2BG have all good shows around it. TBBT rerun is 3.6 as lead. NG lead is 1.1. And they are bith second season shows. Also CBS have super bowl wich will boost all ratings in a week after it.

  • PhilipM

    Retention or not, NCIS: LA doing a 2.5 at 9:30 PM isn’t a good number by any means. NCIS is just massive, though.

  • jT

    Go new girl!!

    New girl will bounce back.

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