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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  • Nick

    You people have to stop picking on The New Normal. Go On has the bigger lead in and it’s only a tenth higher-rated.

  • Dan

    Well, Hart of Dixie better pick up because the CW might just renew The CArrie Diaries or Beauty and the Beast over it. Not to mention Cult.

  • Samunto

    Raises the questions whether Go On TNN are worthy of The Voice lead-in if they drop this much without it. I don’t see them having the slot next season. NBC will most probably launch a new drama Tuesdays at 9!

  • buttondiet

    March can’t come quick enough for Go On and the New Normal! :/ I wonder if the DVR ratings boost either show, or if people have just stopped watching completely..

  • Brandy

    @Dan, dont be silly,.HoD is stable in ratings and closer to syndication than either of the freshman shows and cheap to produce.Carrie Diaries is steady for now, but could very well fall a lot come spring.BataB has lost 50% of its audience since its pilot and cant hold VDs audience(60% or less retention) & if its renewed, itll go to fri where, awsy from a good leadin and a tough tv night_cause arent home this night_ iyll die and CW didnt risk it with SC with similar ratings(only later in the season), so odds are they wont risk it.Plus, with all the promotion,BatB and Carrie Diaries should be getting better,.Hart is getting the same ratings as BatB without the best leadin on CW.BatB could also fall a lot come spring.

  • Weird

    I’m amazed how NBC has more viewers than ABC, Fox and Uni, but still loses out on ratings. A lot of my fellow students watch Off Their Rockers yet The Taste and Raising hope skew younger apparently? Odd if you ask me.

  • iggy agrimotor

    And when was the last time a network simply wiped its entire comedy slate clean?

    The CW doesn’t count, so I’ll go with FOX and all those years between ’70s Show and Raising Hope.

    This 9pm comedy bloodbath needs to stop. It’s killing everyone.

    Except New Girl….

    The only rescued comedy I can think of in the last 12 years is Cougar Town

    The Game, Surviving Suburbia, Scrubs, Grounded for Life, … but you’re right, it’s rare.

    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..

    Garsh, it’s almost as if television is a vast cultural wasteland!

  • Felipe Nikita

    No HOD! It has to stay with a 0,6 , its a great show

  • dayv

    see ya later hart of dixie!!!

  • Luke

    Damn, without The Voice, Goon and The New Normal are royally screwed.

    Why must there be three comedies that I watch all airing at once? Goon and Happy Endings and New Girl are all sharing audiences.

  • omabin

    Final ratings?

  • Bumfuzzled

    New Girl- really? Did the writers take the week off?
    Go On- flawed. The Bob Newhart had great characters. the cast of Go On is poorly cast. In real life Perry wouldn’t hang with this group.
    The New Norma- too much of a stretch to believe this drivel.

  • Kate

    Vegas if it survives will get moved from the 10PM time slot Shane Brennan was his traveling band of NCIS agents moving in either the 9PM or 10PM time slot next fall, spin off of the not spin off series NCIS-LA.

    I think it’s going to the 9PM times lot since LA is moving to 10PM during the summer months.

    Rogue of traveling NCIS Agents, ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ. They better have a hot aging lead as it’s leader and an actracttive female, because this sounds absolutely boring and desperate by the network.

  • Michael


    I think you need to as the wizard for a brain

    your comments get dumber and dumber everyday.. USELESS

  • MisterJ

    How can anyone consider Mindy Project a success after all the promotion and following Fox’s “big” sitcom? The other networks at least held their 9:30 audience for the most part, but MP dropped big from NG. Mindy Kaling is very talented, but this show is all wrong for her.

  • SF Gay

    The New Normal is the SECOND LOWEST shows in NBC.. so why are they not canceling it? at same time, other ones with higher ratings cancelled or being canceled.
    Tried to watch it but just actings were horrible and the worst show I ever watched on TV in my entire life.
    Please CANCEL the show and keep “Up All Night”.
    Oh also, any shows can have better ratings after the Voice so why bother to put the new normal after the Voice. Other shows will have even higher ratings on that time slot.
    Just do not get it why NOT canceling the worst show(the new normal) in histo

  • v

    Because GO and New Normal are being groomed to replace Office/30 Rock on Thursday, potentially.
    Guess NBC was right to keep Revolution off air without Voice.

  • Anthony Parello (AP076)


    The only rescued comedy I can think of in the last 12 years is Cougar Town

    “The Game, Surviving Suburbia, Scrubs, Grounded for Life, … but you’re right, it’s rare.”

    Excellent pick-up :-)

    I always forget that The Game is a half hour comedy.

    When reasons for comedy transfers, obviously Scrubs was about syndication. The Game had 62 episodes so I imagine that was on BET’s mind but that one was a case of perfect show for the right niche channel.

    Surviving Suburbia’s convoluted tale was not one I was aware of.

  • Anthony Parello (AP076)

    @SF Gay

    “Just do not get it why NOT canceling the worst show(the new normal) in histo(ry).”

    Did you see Animal Practice or Work It or I Hate My Teenage Daughter or……..

  • Anthony Parello (AP076)

    @Kenneth the Page
    “@ Oliver
    The main reason why Cougar Town is on TBS right now is because TBS were big fans of the show when it was on ABC- it was a more personal decision than a business decision”

    I hope you are kidding with this post. Any love for the show expressed by TBS staff was because they had or were planning to acquire the show plain and simple. There is no such thing really as a personal decision rather than a business decision.

    Cougar Town was perceived by ABC network to be too lowly rated for their network so ABC studios made the deal with TBS to make money from the syndication deal.

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