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.

  • fringewillget5seasons

    LOL NBC. As expected, without the Voice, those two garbage comedies are nothing.

    Anyone else surprised ABC beat CBS reruns?

  • Niki

    at least Parenthood cannot fall further next weeks, which is good news.. 1,7 is not that bad at all.

  • Mi

    Was the CW preempted somewhere?

  • Cyrax86

    @fringewillget5season, I am actually but fear not, ABC will soon be 4th on Tuesdays with its combination of The Taste/Happy Endings/Body of Proof.

  • S.

    Ratings for PP are even better than I expected, would love to see the half-hour breakdowns because apart from the wedding that everyone expected and was wrapped in the first 5 minutes the rest was excruciatingly bad.

  • Nicole

    Disapointed in Parenthoods ratings.. the episode was great. I have a feeling it will be adjusted up. It still deserves a 5th season.

  • BigBrotherFan

    WOW! Great numbers for HOD nice to see it get that. It should stick around for another season.

    THE TASTE was a pile of reality crap! I know this show will tank next week, so really a 2.2 start is not better than the 2.0 start of Deception and given all the advertising ABC spent on this trash it’s not such a great start. This show was horrible!

    The New Normal doing 1600 penn NUMBERS? Oh, yeah, it’s coming back for suuuuuuuure. C’mon! Even Whitney and GWK rate better than this and FALLON is NBC’s Golden Boy yet that gets 17 episodes and TNN gets 22? WHY? because Ryan Murphy is attached? That man is a flash in the pan. Incase you haven’t noticed GLEE is doing HORRIBLE and AHS is doing average numbers. Thanks RYAN MURPHY for turning an otherwise good premise for a comedy into some stupid long overdone political ad. BUH BYE!

    go on :( HOPE IT BOUNCES BACK or gets adjusted up! Those numbers are horrible.

    Why in the world did CBS even bother to repeat VEGAS? I must be THE ONLY 20-SOMETHING in the world watching this!


    Goodbye PP don’t let the door hit ya!

    Surprised Parehood didn’t do a 2.0 I would of bet on it! Oh, well. I don’t watch it but it really is a show NBC treats like utter grabage yet is one of their most stable performers. I think SMASH with debut with a 1.5 before falling to low 1’s where it belongs!

    FOX continues to suck

  • Oliver

    Has Go On and The New Normal bombing just bought Community a fifth season? Its ratings suddenly won’t be looking quite so bad to NBC…

  • David Howell

    I’d be astonished if NBC don’t reduce their comedy time next season.

    How many episodes of Betty White could they produce in a year? That show is their #2 returning half-hour show now, and might be #1 soon.

    1.5 with a very young skew (well over half in the demo) is probably enough to get Mindy Project renewed in the NBC-rivalling mess that is FOX’s scripted slate at the moment.

    And only one show in network primetime television above 5% share. Amazing how dispersed American TV viewing is now – our leading channels regularly pull in triple that on a bad day.


    The Taste will be toast once NCIS returns w/ originals

    Depressed numbers across the board, a big YAWN for the night

  • Mae

    Haha I like how everyone can’t believe the CW ratings thinking it has to have been preempted somewhere.

    I’m on that ship as well. While I believe HoD could possibly get a 0.7, Emily Owens jumping up to 0.5 seems really odd.

  • Alan

    Awesome for Emily Owens M.D., I guess the CW is regretting anything. People is still watching even if it’s cancelled and with a lot of competition it has hold its audience.

  • hammard

    Although 0.5 for Emily Owens is a season High it is still really low. This season only Gossip Girl, Nikita and 90210 have ever hit lower and it still easily averages as their second lowest rated drama (the lowest being Nikita).

  • Sarah

    The Private Practice finale was awful. One of the worst finales I’ve ever scene, possibly beat only by the Seinfeld finale when they all ended up in jail.

  • Shepherd

    Pretty decent for The Taste. Won the time slot, and beat last years DWTS. I’m kinda curious to see who wins L+7 between Private P and Fringe. lol. I guess a few people saving room in their viewing schedule for TCD decided that they would rather watch Emily Owens!
    btw. there’s a discrepancy between text and chart for 2nd episode of Betty White. I know you say trust the chart when in doubt, but this leaves nothing to comment on.

  • American

    Shame Go On and New Normal have been doing so poorly. Love both! Oh well.

  • Timmy G

    Good for HOD. I think the number is accurate because NCIS was a repeat. If HOD can get one more .7 or above it’ll lock its renewal. Last night’s number should improve its prospects over BATB and 90210 for sure.

  • Jack

    If NBC doesn’t renew The New Normal, FOX should pick it up and match it with Glee. But that’s too far from now. Right now NBC has a Fall season where The Voice + Go On + The New Normal got NBC to be #1. That’s all NBC’s executives should consider for renewing Go On and TNN, even if it’s for shorter seasons that match The Voice episodes. It’s not a bad thing to be lead-in dependent. It means you got a very loyal target. The only change these two comedies need is to switch their times.

  • Marie

    These numbers make no sense. I bet TNN will be adjusted up, and probably Go On too.


    @ BigBrotherFan

    You seem slightly miffed

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