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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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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  • Nicole

    @ jerry.. The Lying game is a great show, i hope you go back and watch from the beginning its much better that way.

  • Sel

    Tv series centered around gays should be on cable so they could live on even without drawing huge ratings! I’m gonna miss TNN…

  • Van

    It’s like Happy endings is trying to outrun the cancellation bear. It equaled Go On’s demo on it first program and then beat TNN on it’s second.

    You go HE, you don’t have to be the first, you just don’t have to be the last!

    I do watch TNN, but I’ll gladly throw it under any bus for more HE.

  • Rebecca

    They show Goldie doing something with kids’ clothes occasionally – it was apparently a hobby that she realized she’d like to do for a living eventually. I still watch and enjoy the show, too. Some episodes are better than others…typical for a show in its first or second season.

  • networkman

    NBC has to be most disappointed with Go On. If I’m not mistaken, this show got a special premiere after the Olympic Games. Then it is placed after The Voice. It stars Matthew Perry who is well known from Friends. The network should realize that people are simply rejecting the show. There is nothing more they can do to make this work. With all the exposure it has got it should be improving on Betty White’s numbers and be competitive with New Girl.

  • networkman

    I don’t understand why The New Normal should recieve a full season order when Community had its episodes reduced to 13. Even though it has served NBC well in the tough 8pm slot against The Big Bang Theory and American Idol. And now NBC will most likely need it again next season.

  • JacobYates

    @Kenneth The Page
    Not a bad idea. Except for the fact that Betty White is in her 90s and Jerry Stiller is in his late 80s. You can’t build a long running sitcom on that. No offense to old people.

  • silvit


    She was the science teacher. But how come not to mention the “L” nurse Liz of Nip/Tuck who married, I mean married, Christian because and I quote “I don’t love men, but I love you”, with a special mention of the oral sex she performed on him (an act than every L woman craves to do on a man ;-), obviously)?

    Anyway, the best is on Glee in 2013. I mean 2013.

  • I Love TV!

    Why doesn’t CW just cancel everything and start all over? It’s time to grow from females 18-34 CW… Nobody gives a crap

  • Potato

    Of the new NBC comedies, I predict they will cancel New Normal, 1600 Penn, Guys With Kids (but I wouldn’t bet my life on that one) and keep Go On just to give it another chance/save face (but only for thirteen episodes and maybe with one of those horrid cast/concept reboots)

  • gerry

    @ sel – why, ever heard of will and grace?

    i like TNN, but when my roommate and i sit and watch it, we wait for something preachy to happen. when its not preaching, its great. when its preachy, its so grating. hopefully if its on next season (and i think it will if it gets the spring’s voice boost) those in charge (i’m looking at you murphy) that those already watching a gay-centric show don’t need to be preached at. we already get it.

  • gerry

    *need to keep in mind that those already watching…

  • Dan

    NBC will Try anything and everything to Save Go On and New Normal, the numbers will get better when The Voice returns.

  • Sarah

    I think you happen to watch a not very good episode of NCIS last night.
    The previous two eps were much better imo.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    @Van, you seem to have picked up the cancellation bear spirit, but missed one important point.

    You go HE, you don’t have to be the first, you just don’t have to be the last!”

    The chase is only between shows on the same network. The fact that HE beats shows on other networks is irrelevant.

  • Dan

    Fox comedies aren’t doing as bad as the fall. It seems fox May keep the block next fall with Raising Hope, New Girl and Mindy

  • Dan

    @Bill – In Mindys case it helps that series prospects that it beats New Normal and Happy Endings as well as the fact that both NBC and ABC has much higher rated comedies. While fox only 3 comedies to consider.

  • tom

    Anyone who seriously thinks that TNN will be renewed for another season, on NBC or any other network, is out of their mind. A 1.1??? Come on people. They’ll be lucky if they make it through the rest of this season.

  • Oliver

    I know it won’t happen, but I’d love to see Happy Endings after New Girl on Fox. I suspect it would do very well.

    I even see a viable way of doing it: similar to TBS’s deal for Cougar Town, Fox buy originals and the stripped syndication rights for FX at the same time. FX need more content if they’re introducing a dedicated comedy channel.

  • martin

    New Girl is over hyped

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