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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  • AiPod

    TNN is pulling a 1.1 because it has a 1.2 lead-in. At least it shows a massive retention! Plus Go On is definitely not aimed at the same target as TNN is. Murphy’s show will pull higher demos if it was at the right day and time, after a convenient lead-in.

  • Jimmy James

    A few years ago, Fox had wiped out all of their live-action sitcoms for new ones. NBC should follow suit. Go On, New Normal, Guys with Kids and Parks will never grow.

  • jimmers

    New Girl is by far the most annoying tv show out there. Yay for Mindy lol

  • BigBrotherFan


    Sure, smart guy! It doesn’t take a 2-year-old to figure out with a cast like that and given the shows production quality it likely ain’t cheap. *rolls eyes*

  • The Cool Max

    NEW GIRL definitely the surge last night!! Such a great show and episode!

  • gomer

    I hope Hart of Dixie gets adjusted up. It’s the only CW show I watch!

  • Juliana

    half hours for hod?

  • Leondre

    NBC should just burn off TNN at 8:00 and 8:30 on March 5 and 12th, move Go On to a thursday timeslot in April,and premiere Hannibal on March 26th.

  • Brian J

    @Can’t remember:

    What I’ve seen of “TNN,” I’ved liked. I think there’s potential with the show. But compared to “HE,” it’s not nearly as well reviewed.

    I mention this because I’d classify “HE” as a well reviewed show that needs a better network for a chance to break out, which it might do if it were behind, say, “TBBT” or “MF” again. I like “TNN” as I said above, but there might be less hope for the show because the overall opinion is that it’s just not as good as other shows.

  • HotLatino4GayMarriage

    YES! HAHAHA @ HoD! or should I say FoD? ;)I love how it’s not in the headline because NOBODY cares about it!

  • Robin

    Makes me sad to see the Mindy Project at the same level as Raising Hope, since the Mindy project is probably the least funny show in that lineup. Last nights episode was just painful.

  • Dan

    Ok Mindy Project is definitely getting renewed, the retention is good, the show is rising. Go On and New Normal need the voice asap, and they need to be moved away from 9pm. And even though Happy Endings rose and ultimately beat New Normal its still not gonna Save the show.

  • Can’t remember

    @ AiPod I’m probably shouldn’t even comment on this because I think the show sucks and I don’t watch much network tv because it’s mostly bad. My interest is good scripted tv because I despise reality. When GO was getting a 2.5 TNN was bouncing around a 1.3-1.5. Even then I argued that a 1.5 was bad but Bill said not for NBC. My argument then and still is any show that get’s below a 2 is bad for scripted shows and should be pulled replaced with something well written. Makes no sense I guess from a network model but bad is bad. TNN is BAD and bad leads to even worse…reality. Hope that made sense.

  • lisa

    Vegas is fast becoming my favorite drama series. Great blend of storylines yesterday. More people should be watching this show.

  • tomsman

    I love TNN and have since day one; however, the last 2 eps (especially last night’s) weren’t so great. They’ve turned Ellen Barkin’s into some super insecure dud. The whole story last night was ridiculous and I can’t imagine anyone channel-surfing stopping and watching that crap last night. I’m not surprised about the ratings sliding.

  • Winning C.

    NCIS and LA were the only programs that rated really good last night. Embarrassing all around, Tuesday is so wide open and somebody needs to step up to the plate and challenge CBS. FOX, ABC, and NBC should all be focusing on building up Tuesdays more than any other night for the fall since this seems to be the least competitive night of the week.

    NBC is wasting their time and money leaving Go On and TNN there after Off Their Rockers. With the network’s favorite Smash coming back next week they better make an emergency move or that show is going to be DOA. I know some people want a drama there at 9pm and that would be a good move but I would put Whitney and Guys with Kids here. Both shows have proven to do solid when the competition is light so put them in the weakest timeslot of the week instead of letting them die on Wednesdays. They can just burn Go On and TNN off somewhere doesn’t matter where either. I would start the night with SVU repeats on Wednesdays.

    FOX really just needs to give up the comedy block and go back to the drawing board with their comedies. FOX should really think about moving X Factor to Tuesdays next year if not get back into the drama game on the night now that The Following might be a solid new hit for them. ABC really crashed tonight also after a solid performance by The Taste last week. They’re just waiting on DWtS clearly.

  • Josh

    Last nights episodes of Happy Endings were two of the funniest episodes in a long time. I hope they get adjusted up. ABC made a serious mistake by moving the show to a new date and time. I really hope they give it another chance and renew it for next season.


    Well NBC had to rest the Voice. Honestly I am enjoying the little break. I mean by the time it premieres it will have rested for 2 months. I have to say I am not even into Idol as much this season so far cause I just got off watching the Voice all season and X Factor. I wonder how the Voice will do. Honestly CBS should move Vegas to Fridays at 9pm. If I were CBS new Friday lineup as follows:

    8pm: The Good Wife(Bill next season as final season)
    9pm: Vegas
    10pm: Blue Bloods.

  • Ted Craig

    @Brain J

    If critical acclaim meant anything, Arrested Development would have had Two and a Half Men’s ratings. Happy Endings had its chance.

  • Pavelsauce

    I loved Raising Hope last night! :D It was so hilarious, and I loved the Modern Family tribute they did for the first episode. On another, ABC and NBC did terribly last night (except for Betty White). You know a network did badly when Univision beat it.

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