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.

  • Dana

    Good for HOD, fluff show, but fun.

  • Brandy

    @Leo, 90210 is very cheap tp produce and CW, CbS actually, would make money off of syndication(more episodes is better) and Netflix(Netfilx pays CW for each episode), plus it would mean another DVD set and the episodes bought on huluplus,Amazon or iTunes all which make money for the network..Futhermore, contracts aren’t Likley up til season six-(but I don’t know for sure) and if CW cancelled it before contracts were up, they’d pay more in buying out the cast contracts or a fee/penalty.Why do you think GG was renewed for season six? CW found a way to make to make money off another season and contracts weren’t up til season six.Im sure CW is shopping 90210 around for syndication and it’ll probably get a deal.Plus, there’s ad revenue-I’m not sure how much 90210 erns the network here.Then there’s international sales.90210 or GG wouldntve been on this long if they didn’t make money.Futher, Beauty and Carrie Diaries are getting the same 0.5-0.6. As 90210 before the winter hiatus and networks cancel underperforming freshman or sophomore shows before vetran shows.Also, Pedowitz said at TCAS”it will get a proper send off” and if even GG with similar ratings got a short final as did OTH, 90210 is more than Likley to have one too.They usually a final season beforehand, not in the middle of the season.(with House and only a couple others possibly being the exception).

  • HalCapone

    Familiar territory for NBC, back in the basement. The Voice and football can’t return soon enough for the No Better Comcast network.

  • Amanda

    I really wish those numbers would stick for the CW, but I live in Oklahoma and both shows were switched to air on Sunday so the CW could air a basketball game, which happens frequently during basketball season. So, I wonder how much this will affect their ratings? Hopefully, not too much.

  • 3terms4obama

    The New Normal is remarkably consistent especially with a lead in that is all over the place. This is a show that has faced unprecedented slander and attacks and is just one tenth below the Matthew Perry star vehicle. The detractors cannot question the show’s birth certificate so they try to attack the live ratings not realizing that the game is being played on new terrain.

  • The 47th

    Nice final treat for Private Practice. Turns out it shares public with Parenthood, so maybe it would’ve been better in another timeslot…oh well, it’s amazing we’ve got six years and it’s been improving with each season.

  • Frank

    NBC needs to get a clue and not have Betty White be the “lead-in” for “Go On” and “The New Normal”— they should either MOVE BOTH UP to the 8PM hour and have them go head-to-head with “Raising Hope”/”Ben & Kate”… Betty White is good for Friday nights, when the older demo is watching …not on Tuesdays.

  • John A

    Brandy is like Bondoel for HOD and 90210.

  • Ultima

    Betty White is good for Friday nights, when the older demo is watching …not on Tuesdays.

    Did you miss the part where Betty White’s show is topping Go On and The New Normal in younger viewers?

  • Ultima

    NBC should cut back on its expensive scripted sitcoms, revive Candid Camera (again) and talk the Cos into doing a reboot of Kids Say the Darndest Things! ;)

  • brian I

    Emily Owens M.D needs to be UN-canceled!

  • SJ

    Damn, Betty White kicking Go On and New Normal’s asses! I now believe that TNN is likely to be cancelled while Go On is bonafide bubble. At this rate, Parks and Rec’s next season might actually be a full one – and not even its last!

    I had a feeling The Taste was going to do well. I hope it helps Happy Endings, though something tells me that ratings, good or bad, won’t matter anymore in the HE’s case. It’s all about syndication now.

    Nice little farewell for Private Practice. I’m surprised that Parenthood fell, though, and that it only beat PP by 0.2.

    Go Raising Hope! I hope it beats New Girl in total viewership in the finals.

  • Brandy

    @johnA, nope.Just looking at things besides ratings.Im also not of the “90210/HoD is the best ever!It must be/will renewed cause I like it and want it to be.Ill hurt myself or somebody else if either of them are cancelled and I’ll die if either are cancelled ” mindset of Bondoel with Nikita. 90210 could end this season and I’d be fine cause the fans would get a proper ending.If CW can and will make money off a 90210 season 6 or HoD season 3, then they’ll be renewed ,that’s a fact. Unlike Bondoel, I can admit 90210s ratings Monday aren’t great or good but is has bounced from such lows this season .

  • Dana

    Eat it, New Girl haters!

    And Hart of Dixie is pretty solid! It’s beating Beauty and the Beast and it is a self-starter, it doesn’t have TVD as a lead-in. BaTB is flopping and getting canceled.

  • daddybigboi

    Wow Flop On and The Flop Normal are such flops without their precious voice. Hopefully they keep dropping so 1600 Penn gets renewed :)

  • JacobYates


    You have got to be kidding me right? Look at Raising Hope. It tied New Girl in viewership last night. Fox just has absolutely nothing else to air and by releasing double episodes of raising hope, it doesn’t have to change its time period. Hells Kitchen is an hour long show. If they can finish Raising hope, fox has room to air it with ben and kate out of the way as well. Plus, as many commenters have pointed out before me, the syndication gods have spoken. No way its getting cancelled. You probably have some kind of grudge towards the show and have come here to vent it on hope’s fans. I can tell you have not watched it enough to appreciate it.

  • OMG

    Yikes what’s with the return of “flop” in every show’s title? Some people in this site do love that term eh?

    Last year you got The Secret Flop, Flop of Dixie and Flopkita.

    This year suddenly, you got Flop Factor, Flop On, The Flop Normal, The Normal Flop (lol both ways)?

  • JacobYates


    Flop On and Flop Normal.
    I love it!

  • Kavyn

    @OMG Actually, they were calling Nikita “Floptika,” which made it sound even more stupid :)

  • bruce

    I think that new normal and go on fell because there is much content and they aren’t that funny or interesting. I think that shows like 1600 Penn will rise up in ratings because they have substance

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