TV Ratings Tuesday: 'The New Normal' & 'Go On' Hit Lows, 'The Taste' Drops + 'Vegas' & 'New Girl' Rise

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January 30th, 2013

Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 2.9/8 1.8/5 1.8/5 1.3/4 1.3/4 0.5/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 1.8/6 1.8/6 1.5/5 1.1/3 0.9/3 0.4/1
Total Viewers (million) 16.709 3.750 4.239 3.618 4.564 1.343


CBS  was the number one network in adults 18-49 and with total viewers.

On CBS, NCIS earned a 3.7, down two tenths from its last original's 3.9 adults 18-49 rating. NCIS: Los Angeles earned a 3.1, up four tenths from its last original's 2.7 adults 18-49 rating. Vegas earned a 1.9, up three tenths from the 1.6 its last new episode earned.

On ABC The Taste earned a 1.6, down half a ratings point from last week's premiere 2.1 adults 18-49 rating. Happy Endings earned a 1.2 at 9PM and a 1.3 at 9:30, with the latter even with its last original's 1.3 adults 18-49 rating.

On FOX, a one-hour Raising Hope scored a 1.6, two half hour episodes earned a 1.7 at 8 PM and a 1.5 at 8:30PM with the latter down two tenths from last week's 1.7, adults 18-49 rating.. New Girl garnered a 2.5, up three tenths from last week's 2.2 adults 18-49 rating. The Mindy Project notched a 1.7, up two tenths from last week's 1.5 among adults 18-49.

On NBC, Betty White’s Off Their Rockers garnered a 1.4 at 8PM, down two tenths from last week's 1.6 Adults 18-49 rating. A second episode at 8:30 notched a 1.5, down three tenths from last week's 1.8 adults 18-49 rating. Go On earned a season low 1.2 down a tenth from last week's season low 1.3 adults 18-49 rating. The New Normal also hit a new  season low with a 1.1 down a tenth  from last week's season low 1.2 adults 18-49 rating. Dateline NBC earned a 1.3.

On the CW, Hart of Dixie scored a 0.5, a single tenth from last week's 0.6 adults 18-49 rating. Emily Owens M.D. was even with last week's 0.4 adults 18-49 rating.

Broadcast primetime ratings for January 29, 2013

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM CBS NCIS 3.7 10 21.83
ABC The Taste 1.6 4 4.79
FOX Raising Hope 1.7 5 3.86
NBC Betty White's Off Their Rockers 1.4 4 5.18
CW Hart of Dixie 0.5 2 1.33
8:30PM NBC Betty White's Off Their Rockers 1.5 4 5.27



 Raising Hope












9:00PM CBS NCIS: Los Angeles 3.1 8 17.19
FOX New Girl 2.5 7 4.66
NBC Go On 1.2 3 3.86
ABC Happy Endings 1.2 3 2.91
CW Emily Owens MD 0.4 1 1.36
9:30PM FOX The Mindy Project 1.7 4 3.11
ABC Happy Endings 1.3 3 2.84
NBC The New Normal 1.1 3 3.12
10:00PM CBS Vegas 1.9 5 11.12
NBC Dateline NBC 1.3 4 4.98
ABC Jimmy Kimmel Live -R 1.2 3 3.19

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," 2.7/7; CBS's "Late Show with David
Letterman," 2.7/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.0/5.  

*	In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49
Wednesday results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.8/4; "Late
Show," 0.5/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/4.  

*	From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET Wednesday night, ABC's "Nightline"
averaged a 1.3/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/2 in 18-49 in
the Local People Meters.

*	From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.4/5
in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig
Ferguson" (1.3/5).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late
Night" (0.5/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).

*	At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.9/4 in
metered-market households and a 0.3/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25
markets with local people meters.





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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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    jag on nbc cancelled, cbs pick up 9 more yrs. jag to ncis to ncis la to new ncis 3. wonder what nbc is thinking now?

  • Brian J

    @Ted Craig:

    I don’t think I am delusional. I’m not saying it will happen. I’m just saying that I think it should happen.

  • Anthony Parello (AP076)

    I think all this talk of cable (TBS in particular) picking up network comedies is overdone.
    The only rescued comedy I can think of in the last 12 years is Cougar Town and I imagine syndication economics played a big role there.
    Does TBS want to be know as the dumping ground for failed network comedies?

    People are talking here about The New Normal finding a home on cable and there is actually a petition out there to get TBS to pick up Don’t Trust……. Both ideas are ridiculous.

    There may be some merit to the idea of Happy Endings going there. I believe they will have 57 episodes at the end of this season and Cougar Town only had four more at 61 (they are getting to 76 this year). I just still don’t see it happening.

  • Reed Addison

    TNN is just an absolutely horrible show it makes me wish NBC would’ve just picked up Partners instead.

    I feel bad for Matthew Perry, he is on a bad losing streak since Friends so the only answer to his problems is to develop a Monica & Chandler show.

  • Anthony Parello (AP076)

    If (and it seems likely) that Vegas is cancelled by CBS I don’t see it getting a Unforgettable like reprieve.
    I would think CBS would want to see how the Unforgettable experiment works first.
    Also the budgets must be vastly different. Vegas has got to be expensive with the cast and also the CGI to create old Vegas while it is my understanding that Unforgettable underwent cast changes and budget reductions to find itself on the summer schedule.

  • Anthony Parello (AP076)

    “If NBC cancels TNN, maybe some LGBT activists would make some noise.”

    Over the average at best The New Normal, no way. We have bigger fish to fry.

  • Matt H

    Not surprised at TNN. To start the night with Betty White’s Off Their Rockers doesn’t help at all. Go On doesn’t help either. Do I have to remember that TNN second episode aired right after The Voice increased the audience from the pilot? How many shows do that? With Go On in front of it, they totally killed the mood. Young audience from The Voice just fly to ABC and FOX when Go On starts, and that people never comes back. By the time TNN, they’re watching something else. Prove is that +7 ratings show quite an increase for TNN. I don’t know why NBC treated this show so bad.

  • JacobYates

    The cost of Vegas on average is about 3.25 million an episode. The average cost of a network drama is about 3 million. So while you are right that it isn’t cheap, it’s overly expensive either. It’s above the average but not by a ridiculous amount. *cough* Terra Nova *cough*

    Here’s a link to an article that mentions Vegas’ price per episode since you probably don’t believe me.

  • KT


    Yeah, I didn’t watch Partners and don’t watch TNN, so I was just trying to understand the would-be “calamity” of canceling it. It basically just boils down to Ryan Murphy being attached to the show, I guess.

  • Matt H

    “If NBC cancels TNN, maybe some LGBT activists would make some noise.”

    LGTB and non-LGTB too! The show is airing worldwide in over a dozen countries already unlike any other show on its first season, and has attracted many fan groups on social networks. NBC would certainly face one of those massive letters campaigns…

  • Rebecca

    Hey, if a screenshot hasn’t been picked yet for the upcoming Finals post, please consider using one of the popcorn exploding/popping out of Max’s limousine while the gang all cheers out front? It would look great. Or save it for a HE renewal announcement post.

  • BigBrotherFan


    I believe you. No need for the article.
    It’s expensive then. I was right. I don’t think high 1’s will cut it and hey I enjoy it and I’m getting a real kick out of it while it’s still on the air!

  • Jonny C…. formerly Jon

    The main issue is, unlike every other night when only one network has an all night comedy block ( CBS- Monday, ABC- Wednesday, NBC- Thursday and ( and CBS on 8pm hour), FOX- Sunday), you have three networks with comedies airing at the same time…..something’s gotta change. I wish HE stayed at 930 on wednesdays cuz we wouldn’t be giving a eulogy for it right now. I think GO ON will stay and New Normal will be cancelled by the end of the season. But I don’t know if it should stay positioned behind the Voice this season.

  • Colin

    FOX had a good night!

  • BigBrotherFan

    Ryan Murphy is no GOD of Television

    AMS is performing a bit above average AT BEST
    Glee is DYING FAST and THANK GOD
    He left NIP/TUCK to the crows for it’s last few seasons
    EAT PREY LOVE was a BO bomb given the budget
    Running With Sissors was a BO BOMB
    PopULAR was canceled after 2 seasons


  • Spencer

    It seems liken Go On and TNN aren’t the different ratings wise. So I’d think that they are in the same level. But totally lead in dependent.

  • JacobYates

    I’ve noticed that for years. Maybe he’s jinxed. And it’s not just that his shows get canceled in their first seasons. One drama he joined in it’s second season called The Agency got canceled after he joined the cast.

    And to the people that think O’Mara is a bad actor. He has a thick Irish accent in reality and has to keep from breaking character and talking like an Irishman. Try acting in another accent. I did drama at my school and did plays where I had to use another accent. It’s hard to act like that. Granted, he’s not a great actor like Michael Chiklis, but he’s good enough to land decent roles on network tv.

  • Jeuel

    The New Normal episodes are kind of a roller coaster. One can be really funny and the next two can suck. The first couple episodes had a frenzy rhythm, but then some episodes were really mediocre. They had best character out there, Jane (Ellen Barkin), and they killed it already. She’s doesn’t bite half of what she did. Can you imagine if Evelyn had “changed” in the middle of the first season of 2.5 Men? The new Jane is not funny. Goldie is really so-so recently (wasn’t she supposed to be a lawyer? I don’t see her trying). David and Bryan are alright but Bryan takes the spotlight too often and David lines never match it. It’s so unbalanced. Great idea badly executed. Murphy better fixes it quick.

  • Anthony Parello (AP076)

    @Matt H.
    “The show is airing worldwide in over a dozen countries already unlike any other show on its first season”

    Are you insane many first years shows air in a dozen or more countries.

  • JacobYates

    Amen to that.

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