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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Rating: Estimated percentage of the universe of TV households (or other specified group) tuned to a program in the average minute. Ratings are expressed as a percent.

Share (of Audience): The percent of households (or persons) using television who are tuned to a specific program, station or network in a specific area at a specific time. (See also, Rating, which represents tuning or viewing as a percent of the entire population being measured.)

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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  • Skylar James

    Whitney should do well tonight without competition from The Middle

  • BigBrotherFan


    I like Vegas only for Sarah Jones MIGHTY FINE LADY THERE! C’mon though, people..That show costs a ton of money to produce and with these numbers I don’t see it coming back. Maybe if it was in the low 2’s.

    It’s funny that Emily Owens wipes the floor with 90210 but it’s already been canceled.

    WHOEVER SAID HOD IS A ONE NOTE SHOW I HAVE TO AGREE! I LOVE IT but I’m so sick of the ZADE crap. Yeah! They should be together but they are really running in circles with this and I’m getting tired of it! They had something interesting going on with RUBY..BRING HER BACK! Lemon is pure annoying now and that actress is real hot but her plot sucks now. I was loving the cat fights between the smokin’ Ruby and the prim and proper babe LEMON!

  • Brandy

    Ccc, only 3 more people.Secondly, demo is what matters not total viewers and Dixie has had 0.5_0.6 to Emilys 0.3_0.4.Also, Emilys cancelled, its ratings dont matter anyway.

  • BigBrotherFan

    @NeNe Leaks

    HA! Okay, sure! Tell ya what Babe, tell MURPHY to cut out the preachy crap and I’ll tune back in just for you!

  • Charlie

    I am not that worried for The New Normal. It could be a filler next year (a gay themed shows always looks good on your schedule) or it could be picked up by another network (if NBC cancels it). I don’t think Ryan Murphy will let his tv-autobypogrhy die so soon ;) With all the people he knows, it should be relatively easy to find a new home (probably cable) for TNN.

  • Charlie

    autobiography* i typed it really bad lol

  • cas

    How is New Girl lead in dependent? It got a 2.5 without a good lead in and it was higher than last week and I think it had a lead in then.

  • alim

    new girl is soo overrated, only good actors in there are schmit and winston tbh. zooey deschannel is a funny actress but shes not emmy funny. they should of replaced her emmy slot with martha plimpton from raising hope last year. hope dixie goes up.

  • Brandy

    BigBrother, total viewers dont matter ,only demo and this week Emily ties 90210 at 0 4.Also ,Emily has been 0.3 a few times but not 90210(in the finals).

  • Nick

    i believe this is the 3rd week in a row that Vegas has topped the 11MM viewer mark. Hope CBS gives it another chance.

  • Mon

    Because CBS (like other networks) doesn’t base renewal decisions on one episode’s rating alone.

  • Oliver

    @Kenneth The Page

    Univision. Spanish broadcast network.

  • T

    Stop with RIP Happy Endings.
    Sony are going to sell sell sell that show and get it another season

  • Cj morton

    NOOOOOO Go On !

  • AiPod


    “NBC needs to take Go On and The New Normal off their schedule untill The Voice returns.”

    This so much.

  • Can’t remember

    Can we just stop please with crying about TNN. Even with TV is hit a 1.3 and 1.4. It’s not funny and the acting is bad.

    On to a bigger question, why would Fox want a show that’s pulling a 1.1?

  • JacobYates

    Define a ton of money. Do you have the budget in your hands right now? Can you tell me how much money Vegas costs and the average cost for a drama?

  • Ali

    Welcome to Comedy Slaughter Night Tuesday! what a bloodbath! Take no consolation for Vegas, against repeats, it managed only a 1.9?? cancel it already

  • janie

    Vegas did better because of weak competition. It always draws 10 million plus seems like that should warrant renewal. This is not a show that will draw the young viewers.
    Seems like whatever ABC puts on at 10 get around 1.2 or so. If BOP can get that up to 1.5 that may be enough to stick around.

  • CP

    Zooey in her underwear = Ratings! And I hope Vegas continues the trend….

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