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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  • Rebecca

    TNN had an episode where Goldie changed her mind about becoming a lawyer. She’s going to design kids’ clothes now.

  • BND


    Nip/Tuck to the crows? Glee dying? AHS a bit above the average? Man, chill a bit. Are we speaking of the same shows? Are we looking at the same ratings? Come on. You are so biased against Ryan Murphy. You always bash TNN with the weakest points I have ever seen! No way we can take you serious. I only have one question: Does it bother you that he’s successful, or that he’s gay? I guess both.

  • Jeuel

    Being a Big Brother fan your quality standards are sure on ground level if not below. Not worth the discussion.

  • Jeuel

    I thought that was just for one episode. I understood it like she would go back to the original dream. Haha. See? Something else they killed “too soon”. The lawyer-to-be plot was just as fine as the GOP-Jane. Now both character have gone soft (in my opinion). Anyway, as I said, the creators still have some episodes left to shot (according to their Twitter accounts) in order to add some more spice to the series. I will continue to watch it, of course.

  • JacobYates


    “I only have one question: Does it bother you that he’s successful, or that he’s gay? I guess both.”

    Well that escalated quickly.

  • Carl

    Given the rampant biphobia in all Ryan Murphy shows, I would hope no group would start a campaign trying to act like his shows are great LGBT value. They are nasty, offensive, and overrated.

  • BigBrotherFan


    Wow! Playing the “I must be homophobic card” cause I think Murphy is lowering his quality, are we? haha. Thank again, my friend. I am rooting for him to do better and I think it’s great he hired openly gay actors (Matt Bomer, specially as he’s the only real famous of the bunch. I petitioned on this board to have him hire the cast of TNN) and gives them a real shot! I MEAN REAL OPNELY GAY ACTORS not actors trying to do whatever they can to hide from it. NIP/TUCKS Quality really went down when he jumped ship for his new project GLEE.
    Glee is dying LOOK AT THE NUMBERS!
    I was pretty upset when POPULAR got canned and wrote a LONG letter @ 13-years old to THE WB about how upset I was they canceled it on a cliffhanger.


    BLAH. BLAH. The name has been covered time and time in other threads. Not wasting my time with your predictable attempt at an insult

  • BigBrotherFan


  • silvit


    Well, he did leave to the crows in the last few seasons. It became so over he top it wasn’t even funny. And the show didn’t deserve that.

  • Rob


    Lol. I know, right? Chill out @BND. I detect no lies in what @BigBrotherFan posted about Ryan Murphy’s work. Murphy has good ideas and usually executes them well for the first couple of seasons, but for some reason he cannot maintain the quality of his shows. It’s like he loses interest and moves on to his next project and as a result his shows suffer. Have you ever watched Glee? Season 1 was great. It’s been declining ever since. Compare Glee S1/S2 ratings with what it gets now (or even in S3). Big drop.

  • silvit

    ^^^ Obviously I was talking about Nip/Tuck.

  • BigBrotherFan


    Damn. Exactly what I wanted to articulate! Good going!

  • silvit


    Biphobia??? Let’s talk about the lesbophobia in his shows. The only letter he respects in LGBT is the G.

  • BigBrotherFan


    aren’t you forgeting the totally NON STEREOTYPICAL Gym teacher from Season 1 and 2 of “Popular”? lol :)

  • BigBrotherFan

    ….or was she the SCIENCE teacher? damn it’s been WAY too long

  • julax

    Absolutely saddened by the ratings for NCIS. I watched 30 minutes of it, and the show is so shallow, the dialogues transparent; it is appalling! I can not believe 20 millions watch this stupidity..

  • Nicole

    any ideas how PLL and TLG did last night.. the episodes were awesome.

  • W

    CBS’ dramas were fantastic last night!

  • Jerry Styles

    Yeah lets just get rid of Go On and TNN already and put Whitney/GWK there.

    @ Nicole

    Both shows have had an awesome season so far, this is my first time watching TLG and this show is really underrated, Sutton is too funny.

  • Jerry Styles

    @ Kenneth The Page

    That wouldn’t be a bad idea at all it would fit in nicely with Off Their Rockers. That’s clearly part of the problem NBC is having with their comedies they don’t think BIG, their thinking too small and too niche. They need a comedy that’s going to draw in more older viewers.

    @ julax

    Clearly NCIS is not for you but you should respect the show given its a ratings monster.

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