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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  • r0ckmypants

    I think what rob60990 meant by New Girl being “lead-in dependent” is that when the show before it is up, so is New Girl. Last week Ben and Kate got a 1.2; with Raising Hope in the 8:30 slot getting a 1.7, New Girl rose significantly. The same thing happened last year with Glee; whenever Glee was new, New Girl went up. Even if it rated higher than Glee, it gained when Glee was on the air.

  • Ryan

    Rasing hope should be cancelled its such a dumb show and it does not get good ratings

  • Mark

    NBC should have saved Go On and The New Normal until The Voice return, just like they’re doing with Revolution. If they had any chances at winning Tuesdays, those just vanished. If they had any chances at re-building Thursdays next fall, these are vanishing right now.

  • Petar Ivanov

    Good for Vegas and vegas fans.

  • Mr Mumble

    “Go On”, “The New Normal” and “Happy Endings” are all dead shows just filling up the schedule.

  • Brandy

    Gene, next week is Emilys series finale

  • Melanie

    @Brian J — You said it yourself — CBS needs new comedies, not hand-me-downs from another network. Of all the networks, CBS is the LEAST likely to pick up another netork’s show. Almost every year, CBS cancels shows whose ratings would make them winners on other channels.

    Wow, except for New Girl, the ratings for all the Tuesday sitcoms are terrible.

    I’m still rooting for Vegas.

  • Cerebro

    Posted January 30, 2013 at 9:19 AM
    “Why in the world is CSI a repeat tonite? Aren’t we going into sweeps?!”

    February is sweeps month. My calendar still says January.

  • Brian J


    Maybe I should have clarified my remarks with “comedies that will be around for a few more seasons and/or are well reviewed.”

  • Rachel

    At this point, it wouldn’t surprise me if Ryan Murphy is already in talks with FOX to bring TNN with them and have it air after Glee. Which is how it was meant to be, according to very early claims when the show was not yet picked up by any network…

  • JacobYates

    Then tell me why a show like The Mentalist, which pulled the same ratings as Vegas last sunday, with lower viewership, only The Makeover to compete with, and is not produced by CBS, has a better shot at renewal than Vegas at this point.

  • TV#1

    NBC needs to take Go On and The New Normal off their schedule untill The Voice returns. They are dying without The Voice lead in.

  • Skylar James

    The Neighbors and Suburgatory are on tonight without The Middle and Modern Family? What are ABC thinking with their ridiculous scheduling?

  • JacobYates

    Raising Hope is one season away from syndication. No chance in hell that it’s getting cancelled this season, or even next season. If it continues to pull in these ratings, FOX will deem it a success by their standards and keep it around. Same thing for Mindy Project.

  • NeNe Leakes

    New Normal ratings are terrible. I am so glad I am only renting a house in LA and did not buy. A Bloop to the people who are watching and a Blonk to those who are not! Do you people not realize that I am on this show??

  • Chuck T

    Why did NBC give Parenthood a short season. Dateline sure won’t do as well?

  • Petar Ivanov


    NBC just do bad with comedies. The new normal was 1.5 and with the voice. Now is 1.1 not big difference.

    NBC must do reality shows and serialized dramas on cable format. THey has The voice but also The apprentice, the biggest loser, fashion star, AGT and all are working fine and are cheaper. Eva Longoria reality show will start soon too.

  • David Howell

    Looking good for Whitney now. Even Guys With Kids might now be on the bubble. We will see tomorrow.

    NCIS dominant again, amazing considering it wasn’t a hit out of the gate.

  • Julie

    @ RG-X

    I’m pretty sure sweeps start Thursday.

  • Petar Ivanov

    @Why did NBC give Parenthood a short season. Dateline sure won’t do as well?

    That is a good question. Why NBC put soapy deception on Monday at 10 and not some action drama is better question. A lot of questions NBC.

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