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.

  • Max

    Why is NBC keeping this Betty White crap on the air?

  • Nick

    Betty got a 1.8 for the 2nd episode NOT a 1.3

  • Brandy

    @Networkman, you may not like it but 90210 will get a short final season just like GG & OTH , no matter how Dixie,Cult, Emily Owens MD or Carrie Diaries do and Emily Owens MD has already been cancelled so it’s ratings don’t matter.Also, 90210 has had a few 0.5-0.6 & over a million viewers this season and btw, Emily Owens has had two 0.5(if this holds in finals) and the rest 0.3-0.4 so no ,it’s rating about the same as 90210 and Emily Owens hasn’t gone below a million viewers -you seem suprised it has over a million viewers as if it had gone below a million a bunch before or something.CW will make money off 90210s short final season.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “Why is NBC keeping this Betty White crap on the air?”

    Because it gets better ratings than almost anything else they’ve put at 8pm this season not named “The Voice” and it costs peanuts?

    Perhaps you should limit yourself to baiting the flame wars between Scandal and Revenge fans.

  • John A

    Lol at Nikita Fanboys mocking HOD trying to make Nikita look good.

  • Nicole

    Does anyone know when the ratings for mondays ABCFamily shows will be out..

  • rob60990

    I’m pretty sure Michael Myers is Bondoel.

  • GG

    LMAO @ Bill’s shade to Max.

  • Max

    In my defense, the text analysis does say the show fell to a 1.3 for the second airing, so I was going by that.
    And two, can’t help being right about SCANDAL and REVENGE.

  • Bobby C.

    I love Emily Owens!!! My favorite new show this year!!! Hope CW will give her another chance!!!

  • Ginger

    Assuming the rating is accurate, Emily Ownes premiered to 1.67, so 1.39 is not too bad percentage wise.

  • Jane

    CW is so pathetic that a 0.1 increase is cause for celebration. It’s the difference between being on the bubble and a guaranteed renewal. lol

  • Rob R

    “Parenthood” and “Private Practice”……talk about going out with a whimper. And there was a ton of promotion for both. Always better to go off the air leaving them wanting more instead after too many no longer care.

  • rob60990

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

  • Oliver

    Fox has pulled Ben and Kate, replacing it with double-pumped Raising Hope and, later, Hell’s Kitchen.

  • Oliver

    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.

  • rob60990

    They must mean March 5 for Hell’s Kitchen. The 3rd is a Sunday.

  • Lainey

    I really love THE NEW NORMAL and I hope it’s ratings get better. It appeals to a younger audience than most of NBC’s other comedies and I think it’s something for them to keep in mind. I 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.


  • Ellen

    Mindy now seems more likely to be renewed than in 2012.

  • Ultima

    CW is so pathetic that a 0.1 increase is cause for celebration. It’s the difference between being on the bubble and a guaranteed renewal. lol


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

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