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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  • Petar Ivanov

    NBC must get rid of all these lower rated comedies and do more action dramas. Next season no mre than 2 hours for comedies. On thursday. Tuesday at 9 is for drama.

  • Trevvy

    So disappointed in TNN. It’s such a cleverly written and well-acted sitcom. Just not resonating with mainstream America, I guess. A pity because NBC will be left with no choice but to pull the plug.

  • Keith

    @Brian J

    CBS buying and putting Happy Endings after Big Bang Theory? In what world does this make sense? I am glad that you are not in charge of CBS. If you were, they would probably be behind the CW in ratings.

  • Mon

    @Jacob Yates
    I don’t think Vegas will do well on Fridays. If it’s getting 1.6ish on Tuesday, it would definitely do about 1.2ish (or worse, a la Made In Jersey) there. On Sunday, it might do the same as TGW but what’s the point of cancelling/moving TGW from Sunday? Summer might be the best place for it if renewal is an option for this show.

  • Nathaniel M

    The BURNOFF Happy Endings tied with GOON and beat TNN, who would thought that will ever happen, Seriously?

    AND 8 comedy air on Tuesday, 6 are competing against each other, the only rating that stay strong is NEW GIRL, I think FOX should celebrate it, ABC and NBC try to put their comedy on that spot and they both failed.

  • Kus

    NBC played its cards really bad. Last Fall they were just fine leading mondays with TV and Revolution, and then leading tuesdays with TV, GO and TNN. When the hell did they thought that returning GO and TNN in January without The Voice was a good idea? They condemned Tuesdays and helped their competence, which they beat last fall! It’s crazy.

  • RG-X

    Listen to me very carefully – I said it several times -NEW NORMAL is NOT clever! people are just realizing how crappy New Normal is – IT IS NOT FUNNY – It will not make it to season 2 now.

    GO ON was a little clever, but it’s not going to work long-term.

  • Petar Ivanov

    The good new is that NBC order a lot of great drama pilots for next season. So expect even more drama hits and less comedies hours.

    May be we will see Dracula soon.

  • Brian J


    What’s so absurd about the idea? CBS needs new comedies. “Mother” is almost done, as is “Men,” and it has yet to find something that holds most of the audience of “Bang.” The biggest problem with creating a new show is that you don’t know if it will be funny. Since “HE” is already well reviewed, that part seems to be done. It’s a young show still, and since nobody watches it now, it’d be as if it were a new show on CBS.

    I’m not saying it will happen, only that it’s an underrated idea, even if the show is an unusual fit for CBS.

  • Mika

    I guess no happy ending for Happy Endings!

  • Petar Ivanov


    I think is better for sitcoms to be FUNNY not clever. I mean is TAHM clever sitcom…..i doubt that.

  • RG-X

    Why in the world is CSI a repeat tonite? Aren’t we going into sweeps?!

  • John

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

  • Ram510

    Can someone explain to me why The Voice is starting so late? Last year it started in Feburary so how will they be able fit the season in with out going into summer? I can imagine those NBC affiliates aren’t too happy about them not starting in Feburary

  • Gene

    Emily Owens is still on? It hasn’t finished airing its initial order?

  • RG-X

    @Peter Ivanov

    I mean the premise of the show is not clever. And the writing is not funny.

  • ethan

    lol at TNN and Go On…good for VEGAS, this show is vastly underrated

  • Dan S

    If NBC cancelled their most watched scripted show last season Harry’s Law they most definitely will cancel Go On & TNN. Scoring in the low 1’s in their 1st season doesn’t bode well for a 2nd season for either show. Vegas did show some life last night but of course it had weak network competition. It’ll be interesting to see how it fares against Smash & BOP which I doubt share the same audience.

  • MichaelChickless

    They’ll probably still give Go On a pity renewal since NBC has so publicly hyped it is as the best thing since sliced bread, but they won’t renew TNN.

    Can somebody please sort the list of 8:00 shows properly?

    Dang, I missed the original Matt Damon Live and also the repeat.

  • Petar Ivanov


    My bad. Now i get the point. Sorry, not from US. I agree.

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