TV Ratings Tuesday: 'The Taste' Goes Lower, State of the Union Address Down Across All Networks

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February 13th, 2013

Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 1.6/4 1.4/4 1.3/3 1.2/3 1.0/2 0.5/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 1.4/4 1.0/3 0.9/3 0.8/2 0.9/2 0.5/2
Total Viewers (million) 3.842 5.280 4.425 6.914 2.453 1.534


Due to the nature of live programming the ratings for The State of the Union Address are approximate and subject to more than the typical adjustments in the final numbers. See below for more information on these Fast Affiliate Ratings.

Univision was the number one network in adults 18-49, while CBS won with total viewers.

On ABC, The Taste notched a series low 1.5, down three tenths  from last week's 1.8 adults 18-49 rating .

The State of the Union Address earned a 1.2 on ABC (down two tenths from last year's 1.4) , 1.1 on CBS (down four tenths from last year's 1.5) , 1.6 on NBC (down four tenths from last year's 2.0) and 0.9 on FOX (down eight tenths from last year's 1.7) . Note: national ratings for the State of the Union Address will be sustained by Nielsen as it ran without commercials.


Broadcast primetime ratings for February 12, 2013

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM CBS NCIS: Los Angeles -R 1.5 4 9.13
ABC The Taste 1.5 4 4.74
NBC Betty White's Off Their Rockers  -R 1.2 4 5.03
FOX Raising Hope -R 1.1 3 2.70
CW When in Rome -R (8-10PM) 0.5 1 1.53
8:30PM NBC Betty White's Off Their Rockers  -R 1.4 4 5.17
FOX New girl -R 1.1 3 2.46
9:00PM NBC State of the Union 2013 1.6 4 5.79
ABC State of the Union 2013 1.2 3 4.59
CBS State of the Union 2013 1.1 3 6.22
FOX State of the Union 2013 0.9 2 2.37
10:30PM NBC State of the Union 2013 Analysis 1.0 3 4.13
ABC Analysis/Modern Family -R 0.9 3 3.32
CBS Analysis/Mike & Molly -R 0.8 2 4.50

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  • JacobYates

    I’ll sum up the state of the union address for everyone.

    The government is crap, the economy is crap, the state of the union is crap, see you again in a year.

  • DanaK

    This may have been answered before, but what is the point of including Univision’s ratings when its shows aren’t included in the ratings list and it isn’t included in the year to date and each week’s ratings comparison? It seems like a pointless comparison when it’s only half or 1/4 the information.

  • JacobYates

    WTF Max? Those shows don’t even air on Tuesday. Find something else to do.

  • Anon

    FWIW, I watched the SOTU on PBS.

    What did Univision air last night?

  • romo

    To jeff:

    Its too cold out….i caught up on my dvr shows.

    I cant wait for 80o.

  • Dan S

    Um okay, what does Revenge & Scandal have to do with last nights numbers ? Since there are no commercials for SOTU CBS is the real winner getting the most viewers. As expected TOH continues to drop & will soon be forgotten.

  • Alex

    Max you must really have a sad sad life… you even talk about revenge when it’s not in the air! I pity you!

  • Ultima

    @The Cool Max
    Univision the number one network 18-49?? Seriously? How?

    They ran originals of their telenovelas while everyone else was stuck with the State of the Union address (the Pro Bowl of politics!).

    Is this the first time Univision was #1?

    Nope. They snag wins occasionally because their soaps are always on, while the other networks are sometimes all in repeats at the same time.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Amanda Kondolojy

    What did Univision air last night?


  • Charles

    Max, Are you crazy? If you don’t like revenge, you can go suck. Do something important and stop comment your LOVE for the show. Revenge is good and won’t be cancelled, only IN YOUR DREAMS.
    CW should have ran a New Dixie last night because the movie did the same numbers of the show (except for the sharing thing).

  • Joe

    The revenge scandal debate is ok on mon and fri but its getting old during the rest of the week

  • Ultima

    What did Univision air last night?

    The same thing they air virtually every weeknight.

  • Bob

    SOTU is not getting renewed with those ratings

  • Ultima

    SOTU is not getting renewed with those ratings

    We can only hope! ;)

  • Devin

    Revenge was back to it’s old self Sunday. Great Episode! Oh and Rubio rocked!

  • Nicole

    I just wwant to see PLL and The Lying Games numbers.. i hope the lying game at least gets a 0.6 maybe even 0.7 that would be nice. And i wonder when ABCFamily will annouce the back order for it and if Bunheads is canned or not.

  • alexjones

    and this ralates to this post how? neither Revenge or Nikita aired last night.

  • Randy

    Everyone knows our current president will ruin this country….

  • JFC

    Can’t believe they decided to schedule SOTU against Westminister finals. Banana Joe makes for much more interesting television.

  • Olka

    Max stop trolling everything.

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