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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  • Christian

    Ah, rob60990 is back to his baiting ways again ;)

  • MDM

    New Girl and Mindy were excellent last night, so glad to see their numbers rise.

  • Brian J

    I still think it’s too early to send in the Cancellation Bear for “Go On” and maybe even “The New Normal.” As awful as last night’s numbers were, they will almost certainly rise when “The Voice” returns. And if they do well enough there, perhaps Greenblatt, et al at NBC will feel confident enough in another season of at least one of them, probably “Go On.” After all, it’s losing a lot of shows next year, and there are more obvious targets for cancellation. “Parks” and, because of Sony, “Community” might be more worthwhile for renewal, but NBC owns “Go On” and might feel it deserves another shot. And when was the last time a network simply wiped its entire comedy slate clean?

  • ccc

    Another point…more people watched the already cancelled Emily Owens…then the probable renewed Hart of Dixie…cancelled too soon anyone

  • Daw Johnson

    Pretty sure Raising Hope episode 2 was a re-run, which would mean Raising Hope was in-line with last week’s number (since the 8PM episode did a 1.7)

  • Tyson

    Betty White and unknown senior actors can beat Go On and The New Normal in a worse time slot. Why pay Matthew Perry, Ryan Murphy and Co. to produce these two shows?

    If Happy Endings musters low-1s on ABC, the show would be lucky to grab 1.0s on TBS. That’s the only hope though. Better start the campaign.

  • Lisbeth Slander

    NBC should have shelved GO and TNN in favor of more episodes of Parenthood. :)
    Sucks for Happy Endings….the show is so funny!

  • Ted Craig

    That doesn’t matter much for a show that starts an hour, so probably not.

    I don’t know exactly what you said, but The Middle is a re-run tonight.

  • TimsDale4ever

    Boy, GO ON has gone to the bottom. I caught the last 15 minutes or so of HOD waiting on 9pm. What an AWFULLY boring one note show. Now the ratings for them make sense to me.

  • Nancy

    Yay for Mindy.

  • Mark

    How can TNN lead in viewers but not in demos?

  • MDM


    We get it, you hate comedies with strong female leads. Go away.

  • Cyrax86

    Just when you think NBC’s sitcoms can’t get any lower…

  • Mi

    HoD was adjudted down last week so it lost one tenth this week, not two.

  • Daw Johnson

    Sorry, I was wrong — Marc Berman’s site has it listed as an encore telecast, but it appears to have been a new one.

  • Rebecca

    What about the second RH episode? It aired at 8:30 and was new, part one of a 2-parter that concludes next week. Not lumped in with the 8 pm episode.

  • RyanCanada

    frustraits me that Happy Endings cant get a decent lead in…. such a brilliant show being destroyed by ABC, and New Normal deserves better ratings than that,

  • Tellitlikeitis

    Time to dump the dead weight. Yes I mean you The New Normal & Happy Endings.

    Fox finally dumped it’s dead weight and is reaping the benefits.

  • Alan

    It’s so sad how the CW doesn’t appreciate Emily Owens M.D’s steadiness with a lot of competition.

  • pw

    NCIS THE BEAST !!!!!!!!!!!

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