TV Ratings Tuesday: Decent Start for 'The Taste', 'New Girl' & 'Private Practice' Up, 'Parenthood' Down, 'Go On' & 'The New Normal' Hit Lows

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January 23rd, 2013

Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 1.9/5 1.7/4 1.6/4 1.6/4 1.5/4 0.6/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 1.5/5 1.5/5 1.6/5 1.1/3 0.9/3 0.6/2
Total Viewers (million) 5.767 3.974 3.433 4.731 10.466 1.467


ABC was the number one network in adults 18-49 while CBS was on top with total viewers.

On ABC the two hour series premiere of The Taste earned a 2.2 adults 18-49 rating up 5 percent from a 2.1 for the season premiere of Dancing With the Stars in the time period last fall. The series finale of Private Practice garnered a 1.5, up 25 percent from last week's 1.2 adults 18-49 rating. Your predictions were about right.

On FOX, Raising Hope scored a 1.7, up 6 percent from last week's 1.6 adults 18-49 rating. Ben and Kate earned a 1.2, up 9 percent from last week's 1.1 adults 18-49 rating. New Girl garnered a 2.1, up 11 percent from last week's 1.9 adults 18-49 rating. The Mindy Project notched 1.5 among adults 18-49, even with last week.

On NBC, Betty White’s Off Their Rockers garnered a 1.6 at 8PM, up 7 percent from last week's 1.5 Adults 18-49 rating. A second episode at 8:30 notched a 1.8 adults 18-49 rating, even with last week. Go On earned a season low 1.3, down 24 percent from last week's 1.7 adults 18-49 rating. The New Normal scored a season low 1.2 down 14 percent from last week's 1.4 adults 18-49 rating. The season finale of Parenthood earned a 1.7, down 11 percent from last week's 1.9 adults 18-49 rating—and down 11 percent from a 1.9 for last season’s finale. Your predictions were too optimistic.

On the CW, Hart of Dixie scored a 0.7, up 17% from last week's 0.6 adults 18-49 rating. Emily  Owns M.D. earned a 0.5, up 66% from last week's 0.3 adults 18-49 rating.

Broadcast primetime ratings for January 22, 2013

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (Millions)
8:00 ABC The Taste (8-10PM) - Series Premiere 2.2/6 6.04
CBS NCIS - R 1.7/5 12.73
FOX Raising Hope 1.7/5 4.05
NBC Betty White's Off Their Rockers 1.6/5 5.60
CW Hart of Dixie 0.7/2 1.54
8:30 NBC Betty White's Off Their Rockers 1.8/5 5.96
FOX Ben And Kate 1.2/3 2.64
9:00 FOX New Girl 2.1/5 4.05
CBS NCIS: Los Angeles - R 1.7/4 11.66
NBC Go On 1.3/3 3.98
CW Emily Owens M.D. 0.5/1 1.39
9:30 FOX The Mindy Project 1.5/4 2.99
NBC The New Normal 1.2/3 3.27
10:00 NBC Parenthood 1.7/5 4.79
ABC Private Practice 1.5/4 5.22
CBS Vegas - R 1.1/3 7.01

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," 2.0/5 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live,"
> 2.2/6.
> * In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results
> were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.8/4; "Late Show," 0.5/3 with
> an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.8/4.
> * From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.4/5 in
> metered-market households and a 0.4/3 in 18-49 in the Local People
> Meters.
> * From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.2/4
> in metered-market households with an encore telecast) beat CBS's "Late
> Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.0/4 with an encore). In the 25
> markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 in 18-49 with an
> encore) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2 with an encore).
> * At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 in
> metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/2 in adults 18-49
> in the 25 markets with local people meters.




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.

  • Kissan

    This just in, Ben and Kate has been pulled from the schedule effective immediately according to TV Line, Raising Hope will do back to back episodes from 8-9 (except for Feb. 5th)until March 5th when Hell’s Kitchen will come on Tuesdays at 8. Raising Hope’s season finale will be on Thursday March 28th after American Idol.

  • Rebecca

    Enjoyed Go On and New Normal last night. Mindy was funnier IMO than all the other Fox Tuesday comedies. The show improved since Morgan the male nurse was added.

  • Ultima

    FOX pulls Ben & Kate from schedule according to tvline. Also Hell’s Kitchen returns March 3.

    And the Ramsay fans rejoiced!

    Presumably they’ll launch MasterChef and Hotel Hell at the start of summer with Hell’s Kitchen starting later to spread out the cycles.

  • Rebecca

    To add on to how Ultima described Off Their Rockers, it’s old people playing pranks on younger people in public…sometimes funny, sometimes just silly. Sometimes dumb, but usually somewhat entertaining. And usually “dirty” so it’s not for kids. I watched last season. This season I’ll just watch if nothing else is on or the other options are all reruns.

  • Leo


    90210 is a dead horse that has been beaten enough. You’re insane to think CW would actually MAKE a remotely significant profit from another, HORRENDOUS 10 episodes of 90210. They would be much better off investing in a new show. 90210 is one of the worst shows on TV and makes poeple (like me) embarrassed to say they’re a fan of ANY show on the network. It makes jokes out of good shows like ARROW, TVD, and SUPERNATURAL. They’d be much better off giving The Carrie Diaries a full season next fall than bringing back this mess for even ONE episode. Time to wrap it up and move on.

  • Freddy Arrow


    “Since Fox are doing the same thing with Raising Hope that ABC are doing with Happy Endings, I can’t wait until Gorman appears to tell us it’s a burn-off and it’s likely to be cancelled.”

    Since Raising Hope is only one season away from having enough episodes for syndication and Happy Endings is not, it’s not the same situation.

  • targetviewer

    Problem is with TNN … it just isn’t funny! At all! It just seems like a run-of-the-mill sitcom from The Sitcom Factory, and it shouldn’t be that. At all!

  • Rebecca

    RH won’t be canceled…it’s just airing all its episodes before Hell’s Kitchen comes back.

  • Ultima

    know I personally (26 years old) watch The New Normal on Hulu 90% of the time, and DVR the other 10% but I’ve never missed an episode. I have a feeling this is the case with most of the show’s viewers.


    The current ratings system doesn’t fail to address your viewing habits, so I’m not sure what you think the problem is.

    Hulu has absolutely nothing to do with pricing TV ads and Nielsen already track DVR usage.

  • Joseph

    The Cool Max:

    It wasn’t just NBC that had trouble against Univision last night (January 22nd). Almost everyone else did.

    Univision was second int he 18-49 demo (behind only ABC) and tied ABC for first among the 18-34 demo.

    With the growing Hispanic population, it will probably be just a couple of years before Univision is the top-rated broadcast networks among adults between 18 and 34 for an entire season; and within a decade, Univision will likely be the top-rated broadcast network for an entire season in the 18-49 demo as well.

    Univision’s rise is the story of the TV season.

  • Ultima

    With the growing Hispanic population, it will probably be just a couple of years before Univision is the top-rated broadcast networks among adults between 18 and 34 for an entire season; and within a decade, Univision will likely be the top-rated broadcast network for an entire season in the 18-49 demo as well.

    Univision’s rise is the story of the TV season.

    This coming from the same person who actually thought Univision would win most nights in 18-34 and 18-49 between the Olympics and the start of the TV season.

  • Liam

    I am going to attribute Parenthood’s drop to Private Practice’s series finale airing. I am happy with PH ratings but not happy at the same time. If it is adjusted up to a 1.8 that will make the low ratings seem like a blimp. And anyway, one 1.7 wont make or break the renewal decision.

  • Jane


    The three certain renewals on the CW are averaging a 1.1 rating, while the four bubble shows are averaging a 0.6 rating

    It was a tongue-in-cheek comment in response to the comments in this thread.

  • Petar Ivanov

    @Agreed without voice and NCIS tuesday is more dead than friday nights. No wonder the CW shows did good against such light competition lol. There is nothing to brag about here

    Agree. Tuesday is the dream fir every new show these days. Fridays has more competition than tuesdays. At 9 and 10 tuesday is with ZERO good shows. Only at 8 NCIS.

  • Nick

    A bunch of things today.

    The Taste did decently. However, it will drop a lot from week 1-2 for a few reasons:
    A) It’s terrible.
    B) It defies the rules of all cooking competitions. Since the viewer can’t actually taste the food, they need to be shown the food plate and hear it described so that they can almost taste it. The Taste does none of that.
    Private Practice did very good for a finale that had very little buzz.
    Hart of Dixie …… What happened?
    Go On has fallen really far. It’s a bubble show now.
    The New Normal is not as dead as it seems. It’s pretty steady, only dropping .3 since The Voice has gone, unlike Go On, which has dropped about a ratings point. It has potential to do a lot better with a better lead-in. Also, NBC seems to be going the family comedy route next year (Micheal J. Fox comedy, Cee Lo Green has a buzzy comedy in the works), so it might be brought back because it fits. Besides, it seems to fit well with Parenthood. I can easily see this next year:
    8: The Voice
    9: Untitled Cee Lo Green project
    9:30: The New Normal
    10: Parenthood

  • Petar Ivanov

    @Ultima who said:
    It’s essentially Candid Camera (a hidden camera practical jokes show than ran off and on from the late 1940s until about ten years ago) with the twist that the jokers are elderly people and the marks are younger people.

    Thanks. As one British phrase saying ‘not my cup of tea’, but i will try it.

  • melissa

    So great for Hart of Dixie. Such a wonderful show that is barely promoted at all. I’d be so thrilled to see it get a third season!

  • Nick

    Just an observation…

    They must be dying with happiness. It’s almost as crazy as when NBC won Thursday..

  • Ultima

    It was a tongue-in-cheek comment in response to the comments in this thread.

    Oops. It’s hard to tell sometimes if there’s no emoticon.

  • Nick

    @Petar Ivanov

    There is one big difference between Off Their Rockers and Candid Camera. Off Their Rockers does not show “the reveal”, when they tell the victims that they’ve been fooled. Candid Camera became famous for that in the 40’s, coining the phrase, “Smile! You’re on Candid Camera!”

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