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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  • rob60990

    “If Vegas can hold those ratings next week, then it definitely has a shot at renewal”

    No it doesn’t. It needs to rise over a 2 at least.

  • Oliver

    NBC should get Goon/TNN off-air before The Voice and put Hannibal in the post-Voice slot. Those shows are done. The emperor has no clothes.

  • Cory

    Not only that NBC will keep comedies on air, it would probably give them a second season thanks to their magnificent ratings.

  • AiPod

    NBC should shelve the remaining episodes of GO ON and The New Normal until The Voice returns. So what if the shows are lead-in dependent? At least they made NBC won the night back in autumn and they might do it again. Or are they just gonna sit down and watch their best comedies flop due to a bad schedule?

  • Brian J


    I suggested on another site that it might make sense for, say, CBS to buy “Happy Endings.” I’ve never seen the show myself, but I’ve heard good things and it’s still pretty young, so it could probably last a few more seasons, if not several more. CBS is doing better than most networks, obviously, but “Two and a Half Men” is nearing the end of its run and there’s word it wants to do four comedies on Thursdays. If the show is half as good as some people say, perhaps “Happy Endings” is the perfect companion to “The Big Bang Theory.”

  • @ramirescl

    NBC needs The Voice back NOW. Without that show, the rest are so dead.

  • Starship

    Unless Whitney completely tanks tonight it’s getting renewed with those numbers for Go On and The New Normal.

  • Mark

    GO and TNN better be adjusted up or else…

  • DougF

    It will be so glorious if Community returns next week and pulls a better 18-49 than Go On, The New Normal and Guys with Kids

  • Joseph

    Ha new girl really had a 1.5 as a lead in haha it does not rely on lead ins. Really wish they moved it to somewhere else because it has a really solid audience and nearly always hits a 3.5 in the DVR ratings which means that it does have an audience but just not in the right place

  • Joseph

    Also, new girl is hitting close to AI inflated glee

  • Gregg

    I was really looking forward to Vegas this past Fall, but found it a little boring and simplistic. Recently, though, it’s been starting to gel. Last night’s episode actually had 4 separate stories running in parallel, and it worked. I guess that’s why spending money on good actors sometimes actually pays off.

    Glad to see the ratings take a little bump up. Hopefully, it can continue in that direction.

    As I recall, last January, Unforgetable and POI were getting about the same rating. POI started taking off with viewers, while Unforgettable dipped a little. Here’s hoping Vegas follows the POI path.

  • Brian J


    In some ways, I think NBC was right to air the shows without “TV” as a lead-in. It needed to see how they would perform. Not good is the obvious answer, but is that surprising?

    It wouldn’t surprise me if NBC cleans house (mostly, anyway) next season, but that has its own risks. IF “GO” is getting at least a 2.0 when “TV” comes back, it might make sense to give it at least 13 more episodes next season.

  • Dave

    Yay for Mindy! :D

  • Starship

    @ Brian J:

    This is a an absurd idea, CBS do multi-cams with studio audience/laugh tracks, Happy Endings is a single cam with no laugh track + it’s ratings are way below the threshold where it can be picked up by any other network, but TBS.

  • Anthony

    What a terrible night for ratings. Only 3 shows got over a 2.0 rating.

  • Bitter Ringer Fan

    What is going on with Go On and The new normal!!! since they came back from break it’s the third time they hit a series low, i’m worried now. Go On used to be NBC’s 2nd highest rated scripted show, Don’t stop watching people!!!
    On the other hand did you notice how all fox’s comedy block rose up without Ben and Kate? maybe they were the bad apple.

  • Kavyn

    RIP Emily Owens and Happy Endings (and Don’t Trust the B), all were the only network shows I watched on Tuesdays lol…

    Emily Owens and HE were both great last night!

  • Andrea from Italy

    Is it possible that people did’t realize that Go On and The New Normal are new even without The Voice? In other words, is it possible that people think that the two comedies are on the same hiatus of Revolution, that will not return until The Voice does? I know that it’s like 3 weeks that the comedies are on without The Voice, but that’s a really big drop… Go On was pulling 2.4 – 2.5 and now suddendly 1.2?

  • Brian J


    It might. There’s always potential for a show to grow, and based on the type of comedy pilots NBC has ordered, it might make sense to keep a show that already has 22 episodes ordered because it fits with the tone of the new shows.

    Then again, NBC doesn’t own “The New Normal,” and while it might want to keep Ryan Murphy happy, it’s bigger concern is seeing its line up rebuilt. It has, I think, ordered 18(!) comedy pilots for next season alone (and it still has scripts it ordered!), so perhaps it really will be brutal.

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