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.

  • CBSviewer

    If we compare NCIS with other procedurals during their tenth Season, NCIS is really doing well.
    CSI = 17.38 million,
    CSI: Miami = 10.72 million
    SVU = 11.34 million
    Law and Order = 16.30 million
    NCIS = 22.34 million

    Conclusion: NCIS IS A BEAST !!!

  • a p garcia

    FOX should uncancel Terra Nova!

  • Christian Thomas

    Move revenge to Tuesday at 10 and watch it soar upwards.

  • Mark

    When The New Normal premiered right after The Voice, it had (a little) less viewers than Go On premiere, and yet Go On lost more viewers on subsequent episodes than The New Normal did once they were put one after the other. Clearly, Go On was not taking that much advantage of The Voice. Nevertheless, NBC pimped the hell out of GO and gave up on TNN really quick. They didn’t air repositions during Holidays, they didn’t promote the PCA award, they’re not taking the cast to other shows to promote… It’s like they’re only relying on Ryan Murphy’s name. Big mistake. But because it’s Murhpy, I don’t think they will cancel it. It will probably have a second chance Thursdays at 8 next fall, wether it is in 13 or 22 episodes.

  • Nicole

    Lol at everyone who was crying last week and attributing The New Normal’s poor ratings to it not being advertised correctly as a new episode. Face it, the show is not good, the basic premise of the show is weak, and the actual writing is very poor…It is not funny, it’s preachy, and it’s boring. It should have been better than this…but Ryan Murphy made it everything people hate about Glee. Cheesy, stereotype-laden, preachy, boring nonsense.

  • bigbrotherfan

    I can see why VEGAS is tanking. IDIOTS. CBS should of stepped in and made O’MARA’S character reoccuring and really give HANDLEY more screen time. Now look….it’s viewership is 90+ and it’s too late! Great going CBS!

    Also, who’s brillant idea was it in the writing department to pair a hot babe like Sarah Jones with Jason O’mara? THE DUDE LOOKS MORE LIKE HER FATHER! Looks and feels weird. She should honestly of been paired with HANDLEY and they could of done a young forbiden love kinda thing. He’s a cop and shes crime.

    Also, would it Kill Quiad to smile once in awhile. He looks and sounds like hes in intense pain all the time or he’s trying to cough out a major phlem ball.

    It’s a nice plot to have the wife blabbing to the A.D.A they can do a Adrianna SOPRANOS type thing here.

  • don juan

    all the networks need to blow up and redo their Tuesday night schedules from scratch. except cbs which only needs to get rid of only Vegas. go on and tnn will rise once the voice returns no doubt. but so much for the idea that they can be moved to anchor another night.

  • don juan

    furthermore, whitneys renewal chances are looking brighter every day

  • Norman

    Tuesdays are horrible and need a major over haul next season. God, the Voice needs to come back soon.

  • Mon

    Will Vegas be still on that time slot on February?

  • bluejoni

    Get rid of Vegas it’s just terrible !!! Put the Mentalist (a far superior show) in this slot !!

  • Phill

    Hang in there Dixie!!!

  • Nick

    I am just so proud of Parenthood. What a show. NBC would be out of their minds to cancel it at this point. What’s the good in that? They have had troubles in the 10pm hour for years, yet they have Parenthood, a show that is stable and has its own audience that watches it every single week in that timeslot. I mean, what 10pm show actually grows at the half hour? What other 10pm show grows 0.6 from its lead-in? I know a 1.9 is still just a 1.9, but let’s be honest – this show is a success.

  • Melanie

    Great job for Parenthood!!

  • Amy

    FYI: (for new people on this site) Total viewers don’t mean anything to the networks. What they care about are the demos 18-49, 18-34 for advertisers.

  • KT

    I am in network’s key 18-49 age demo and watch 2 shows (soon to be 3) on Tuesdays: Hart of Dixie, New Girl, and Smash when it returns.

    I freaking LOVE Hart of Dixie, and am hopeful for a Season 3! It’s ridiculously consistent and is becoming one of the shows I look forward to most each week.

    New Girl I just got into over Christmas Break, while I had the flu, and while I like it, I don’t LOVE it. It’s fun and upbeat, but not “must-see” TV for me.

    I was absolutely OBSESSED with Smash in Season 1, probably because of my dance and theater background, but I watched the first hour of the two hour season premiere online and was kind of… underwhelmed with the first hour. The songs did nothing for me, which is a big draw for me, but maybe the second hour will redeem itself. Will be interested to see the ratings in a couple of weeks.

    It should also be noted that I used to watch Don’t Trust the B, but no longer do, mainly because I didn’t find it that funny.

  • thesnowleopard

    Yeah, too bad more TSC fans didn’t actually watch it while it was still on. It might still be here.

    I just can’t wait for all the Emily Owens crazies who will show up next fall, informing us that their precious was a fallen flower and its demise a symbol of everything that’s wrong with network TV these days.

    Bottom line, people: If your show doesn’t get watched, and by the right demos, your show will go bye-bye.

  • gerry

    poor abc. its sad when the highest rated show on the net for the night is a modern family repeat. their tuesday is just sad.

    HOD may not have a huge audience, but it seems to be a loyal one.

    awesome for parenthood, not so awesome for new normal.

    great numbers for cbs. too bad all those shows are awful.

  • Joe

    Every single fox show ran past it’s time slot last night. Expect adjustments.

  • CenterGravity

    @eridapo “NCIS will not get adjusted up given its second half hour”

    Why would half hours make any difference in final adjustments? Don’t they already average the half-hour figures for the preliminary rating?

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