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.

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  • Timmy G

    My favorite was “The Secret Flop,” had a nice ring to it. Some things are just funny, and I was a fan of the show.

    CW Fall 2013 Schedule:

    8 PM Hart of Dixie
    9 PM New Drama

    8 PM New Drama (The Selection?)
    9 PM Supernatural

    8 PM Arrow
    9 PM New Drama

    8 PM The Vampire Diaries
    9 PM New Drama (The Originals will go here with 90 percent certainty)

    8 PM: Nikita
    9 PM: Repeats/90210 or BATB as mid-season filler if either ends up making it to next year

    IF Cult turns out to be a surprise hit BATB is dead. Also depends on if Mark P. decides 90210 deserves a final season. Also, with as aggressive as he’s been towards ordering pilots the past two years, I could totally see the CW launching four new shows in the fall. Yes, it may be a stretch but a few years ago people thought the network would never order more than 2 dramas per season.

    Also, as some have noted, it might actually be a good idea to make the Originals a self starter, in which case I would swap it with the Selection Tuesday’s at 8. However, I don’t see this happening in all likelihood.

  • Julia

    Sara, is this info the broadcast final ratings? Or are still getting that later on tonight?

  • Shelby

    I think its funny how many viewers NCIS has but how pathetic its rating is in comparison. I guess old people love NCIS

  • Raul

    Why didn’t they mention that it was the Private Pratice series finale!??

  • Numb3rs

    FOX took long enough cancelling Ben & Kate and Mindy needs to be next. FOX really should’ve just moved Glee back to Tuesdays a long time ago but Hell’s Kitchen is a good option for them. I think FOX should move X Factor to Tuesdays-Wednesdays next season as I can understand FOX wanting to maximize Thursdays with Idol.

    Like a lot of people have been saying for weeks now NBC really needs to move Whitney and Guys with Kids to 9p or Smash is gonna fail hard like Deception. I highly doubt its able to match Parenthood’s numbers with The New Normal as its lead-in.

  • Numb3rs

    @ Shelby

    I don’t think NCIS’ audience is really that old, it gets major exposure on USA everyday so the younger viewers have expanded the audience. If only old viewers watched it would not be doing that well.

  • Crispie Treates

    After seeing Go On’s ratings I just wanted a Monica & Chandler show to be made.

  • Dan

    I’m wondering if the CW wouldn’t have cancelled Emily Owens right away if more people would have showed up. In the end it is doing better than Carrie Diaries (which is certain to be cancelled).
    Hart of Dixie is certain to be renewed at this point and if Cult bombs and BatB rises a bit then it might even have a chance at a second season. Paried with Nikita it could be a good fit.

  • Mark

    Contrary to other comedies such as GWK, Whitney and Up All Night, NBC knows that Go On and TNN kinda work “at least” with a great lead-in. So they either assume that and give them what they need, or they just pray for a miracle and put both of them on Thursday. Either way, I’m sure NBC will keep both.

  • mando

    NBC needs to see multi-cam comedies are the answer to get out of this hell. Returning Up all night and Guys with kids should be moved to 9:00 on Tuesday!
    Different viewer base from New Girl, Happy Endings and The Mindy project.
    And Go On and TNN can succeed as well cause They don’t seem to have similar viewer bases with the middle and The neighbours.

    As a big fan of NBC, I really want this schedule.

  • Andrew

    I hope New Normal lasts its a great witty show that isnt preachy just honest that there are gay people in this world and a show that talks about acceptance tolerance and compassion well its about time we had a show like that.

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