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

via press note:
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Fast Affiliate Ratings: These first national ratings, including demographics, are available at approximately 11 AM (ET) the day after telecast, and are released to subscribing customers daily. These data, from the National People Meter sample, are strictly time-period information, based on the normal broadcast network feed, and include all programming on the affiliated stations, sometimes including network programming, sometimes not. The figures may include stations that did not air the entire network feed, as well as local news breaks or cutaways for local coverage or other programming. Fast Affiliate ratings are not as useful for live programs and are likely to differ significantly from the final results, because the data reflect normal broadcast feed patterns. For example, with a World Series game, Fast Affiliate Ratings would include whatever aired from 8-11PM on affiliates in the Pacific Time Zone, following the live football game, but not game coverage that begins at 5PM PT. The same would be true of Presidential debates as well as live award shows and breaking news reports.

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.

For more information see Numbers 101 and Numbers 102.

  • Mayans

    Why are they talking about Revenge?

  • Hi to @Max

    What? Revenge on sunday, Nikita at friday. What?

  • Petar Ivanov


    I am only asking. If such data is available. If these UNI soaps are the same like Latin America saps in Europe – Venezuela, colombia, Brazil, Argentina etc. These soaps are so slow and usually around 300-400 episodes but so slow you can watch one episode and to miss 50 episodes and if you watch 51 episode you will be like you watch 2 episode. I am surprise that so many people in US has the time to watch these.

  • r0ckmypants

    @RJ – Clearly you do, since you know what he was talking about.

  • John A

    Lol at People that get annoyed at by MAX. 1 comment and people throw Hissey fits at him.

  • Jaja

    lol @ Max never have i seen someone so obsessed with a show they “apparently” don’t like

  • ***

    Max is so pathetic..

  • zerg


    He just hate Madeleine Stowe and so the show :V

  • Bob

    The funniest comedy show of the century was on last night and nobody watched it….Obama is a joke! People actually voted for him TWICE! Yieks!!!!

  • Fred

    While a 1.5 is certainly an awful rating for ABC. Its not that bad for a low budget food show. I bet The Taste is profitable for them.
    I’m really looking forward to Nashville tonight. Probably my top drama of the season.

  • Petar Ivanov

    @Why are they talking about Revenge?

    Yesterday they talk for nikita too. Like almost all of the days.

    ps Because of the Max may be we will miss the antirecord. If was no Max i comment and 1234548474 comments responding to him i really doubt that tueasay ratings page can hit 5 pages.

  • eridapo

    Univision carried the State of the Union at 9PM like every other network, but it did air the Novela “Por Ella Soy Eva” at 8PM…

    @Petar Ivanov…

    The people who watched Novela’s are no different than anyone else.. They rather watch a Novela in their native tongue which they know will end in about 6 t 9 months time than series or dramas using the same basic story for 7 years…

    BTW… I’ve read somewhere that those Latin Novela’s are very popular in Eastern Europe.


  • Petar Ivanov

    max 1 comment. not i comment sory.

  • eridapo

    Season to Date for Scripted programming on Network Broadcast Television (Sept. 2012 to Feb. 11, 2013)

    Net/ Program~~~~~Airings~~~~~A18-49~~~~~A25-54~~~~~A18-34
    666 Park Avenue~~~~~9~~~~~1.511~~~~~1.811~~~~~1.08
    Don’t Trust the B in Apt 23~~~~~11~~~~~1.1~~~~~1.282~~~~~0.857
    Grey’s Anatomy~~~~~14~~~~~3.229~~~~~3.886~~~~~2.578
    Happy Endings~~~~~13~~~~~1.269~~~~~1.492~~~~~1.056
    Last Man Standing~~~~~12~~~~~1.508~~~~~2.083~~~~~1.055
    Last Resort~~~~~13~~~~~1.377~~~~~1.892~~~~~0.829
    Malibu Country~~~~~12~~~~~1.458~~~~~2.033~~~~~0.9
    Modern Family~~~~~14~~~~~4.586~~~~~5.457~~~~~3.338
    Once Upon a Time~~~~~13~~~~~3.069~~~~~3.477~~~~~2.422
    Private Practice~~~~~13~~~~~1.331~~~~~1.746~~~~~0.843
    The Middle~~~~~13~~~~~2.446~~~~~3.131~~~~~1.6
    The Neighbors~~~~~15~~~~~1.973~~~~~2.507~~~~~1.286

    Net/ Program~~~~~Airings~~~~~A18-49~~~~~A25-54~~~~~A18-34
    2 Broke Girls~~~~~16~~~~~3.594~~~~~4.575~~~~~2.611
    Big Bang Theory~~~~~15~~~~~5.36~~~~~6.9~~~~~3.889
    Blue Bloods~~~~~14~~~~~1.429~~~~~2.171~~~~~0.767
    Criminal Minds~~~~~14~~~~~2.979~~~~~3.857~~~~~1.788
    CSI: NY~~~~~15~~~~~1.44~~~~~2.12~~~~~0.95
    Hawaii Five-0~~~~~16~~~~~2.263~~~~~3.05~~~~~1.544
    How I Met Your Mother~~~~~15~~~~~3.313~~~~~3.867~~~~~2.975
    Made In Jersey~~~~~7~~~~~0.6~~~~~0.857~~~~~0.32
    Mike & Molly~~~~~14~~~~~3.107~~~~~4.186~~~~~1.971
    NCIS: Los Angeles~~~~~14~~~~~2.936~~~~~4.171~~~~~1.571
    Person of Interest~~~~~14~~~~~3.014~~~~~4.271~~~~~1.544
    Rules of Engagement~~~~~2~~~~~2.95~~~~~4~~~~~2.05
    The Good Wife~~~~~13~~~~~1.738~~~~~2.477~~~~~0.867
    The Mentalist~~~~~13~~~~~1.823~~~~~2.538~~~~~1.067
    Two and a Half Men~~~~~15~~~~~3.92~~~~~5.24~~~~~2.633

    Net/ Program~~~~~Airings~~~~~A18-49~~~~~A25-54~~~~~A18-34
    Beauty and the Beast~~~~~12~~~~~0.675~~~~~0.692~~~~~0.638
    Carrie Diaries~~~~~5~~~~~0.56~~~~~0.6~~~~~0.62
    Emily Owens, M D~~~~~11~~~~~0.373~~~~~0.427~~~~~0.4
    Gossip Girl~~~~~10~~~~~0.44~~~~~0.38~~~~~0.56
    Hart of Dixie~~~~~14~~~~~0.564~~~~~0.6~~~~~0.588
    The L A Complex~~~~~2~~~~~0.2~~~~~0.25~~~~~0
    The Vampire Diaries~~~~~13~~~~~1.346~~~~~1.269~~~~~1.478

    Net/ Program~~~~~Airings~~~~~A18-49~~~~~A25-54~~~~~A18-34
    The Mob Doctor~~~~~13~~~~~0.9~~~~~1.075~~~~~0.586
    Ben and Kate~~~~~13~~~~~1.346~~~~~1.438~~~~~1.1
    Cleveland Show~~~~~9~~~~~1.622~~~~~1.444~~~~~1.643
    The Mindy Project~~~~~14~~~~~1.643~~~~~1.7~~~~~1.613
    Raising Hope~~~~~17~~~~~1.647~~~~~1.894~~~~~1.39
    Bob’s Burgers~~~~~13~~~~~2.115~~~~~2.046~~~~~2.26
    American Dad~~~~~11~~~~~2.255~~~~~2.027~~~~~2.456
    New Girl~~~~~16~~~~~2.369~~~~~2.425~~~~~2.363
    Family Guy~~~~~13~~~~~2.862~~~~~2.677~~~~~3.05
    The Simpsons~~~~~12~~~~~2.867~~~~~2.925~~~~~2.767
    The Following~~~~~4~~~~~2.95~~~~~3.675~~~~~2.35

    Net/ Program~~~~~Airings~~~~~A18-49~~~~~A25-54~~~~~A18-34
    Do No Harm~~~~~2~~~~~0.8~~~~~1.05~~~~~0.55
    Animal Practice~~~~~5~~~~~1.22~~~~~1.56~~~~~0
    Up All Night~~~~~11~~~~~1.236~~~~~1.473~~~~~1
    30 Rock~~~~~12~~~~~1.325~~~~~1.533~~~~~1.129
    Guys With Kids~~~~~14~~~~~1.429~~~~~1.677~~~~~0.967
    1600 Penn~~~~~5~~~~~1.48~~~~~1.8~~~~~1.167
    Parks and Recreation~~~~~12~~~~~1.7~~~~~1.8~~~~~1.8
    The New Normal~~~~~15~~~~~1.753~~~~~1.983~~~~~1.014
    Law & Order: SVU~~~~~12~~~~~1.767~~~~~2.225~~~~~1.383
    Chicago Fire~~~~~14~~~~~1.843~~~~~2.343~~~~~1.338
    The Office~~~~~15~~~~~2.087~~~~~2.28~~~~~1.989
    Go On~~~~~14~~~~~2.257~~~~~2.558~~~~~1.329

    Net/ Program~~~~~Airings~~~~~A18-49~~~~~A25-54~~~~~A18-34

  • Rebecca

    lol I agree with Bob. Cancel that boring SOTU show. I don’t like the actor anyway.

  • eridapo

    Year to Date for Scripted programming on Network Broadcast Television (Jan. 1, 2013 to Feb. 11, 2013)

    Net/ Program~~~~~Airings~~~~~A18-49~~~~~A25-54~~~~~A18-34
    Don’t Trust the B in Apt 23~~~~~4~~~~~0.975~~~~~1.15~~~~~0.8
    Last Resort~~~~~3~~~~~1.133~~~~~1.633~~~~~0.85
    Happy Endings~~~~~6~~~~~1.183~~~~~1.367~~~~~1.033
    Malibu Country~~~~~5~~~~~1.26~~~~~1.82~~~~~0.74
    Private Practice~~~~~3~~~~~1.267~~~~~1.7~~~~~0.833
    Last Man Standing~~~~~5~~~~~1.42~~~~~2.04~~~~~1.06
    The Neighbors~~~~~5~~~~~1.84~~~~~2.34~~~~~1.325
    The Middle~~~~~4~~~~~2.375~~~~~3.1~~~~~1.575
    Once Upon a Time~~~~~4~~~~~2.625~~~~~3.025~~~~~2.175
    Grey’s Anatomy~~~~~5~~~~~3.02~~~~~3.64~~~~~2.6
    Modern Family~~~~~4~~~~~4.225~~~~~5.025~~~~~3.325

    Net/ Program~~~~~Airings~~~~~A18-49~~~~~A25-54~~~~~A18-34
    Blue Bloods~~~~~5~~~~~1.48~~~~~2.26~~~~~0.78
    CSI: NY~~~~~5~~~~~1.54~~~~~2.32~~~~~0.96
    The Good Wife~~~~~3~~~~~1.733~~~~~2.567~~~~~0.933
    The Mentalist~~~~~3~~~~~2.033~~~~~2.767~~~~~1.167
    Hawaii Five-0~~~~~5~~~~~2.52~~~~~3.48~~~~~1.66
    Criminal Minds~~~~~3~~~~~2.933~~~~~3.8~~~~~1.9
    Rules of Engagement~~~~~2~~~~~2.95~~~~~4~~~~~2.05
    NCIS: Los Angeles~~~~~4~~~~~2.975~~~~~4.4~~~~~1.55
    Mike & Molly~~~~~4~~~~~3.25~~~~~4.5~~~~~2
    Person of Interest~~~~~4~~~~~3.25~~~~~4.625~~~~~1.65
    How I Met Your Mother~~~~~4~~~~~3.7~~~~~4.475~~~~~3.225
    2 Broke Girls~~~~~4~~~~~3.775~~~~~5.05~~~~~2.625
    Two and a Half Men~~~~~4~~~~~4.175~~~~~5.6~~~~~2.625
    Big Bang Theory~~~~~4~~~~~6.025~~~~~7.775~~~~~4.175

    Net/ Program~~~~~Airings~~~~~A18-49~~~~~A25-54~~~~~A18-34
    Emily Owens, M D~~~~~4~~~~~0.375~~~~~0.425~~~~~0.425
    Carrie Diaries~~~~~5~~~~~0.56~~~~~0.6~~~~~0.62
    Hart of Dixie~~~~~4~~~~~0.575~~~~~0.6~~~~~0.625
    Beauty and the Beast~~~~~3~~~~~0.667~~~~~0.7~~~~~0.55
    The Vampire Diaries~~~~~4~~~~~1.275~~~~~1.225~~~~~1.433

    Net/ Program~~~~~Airings~~~~~A18-49~~~~~A25-54~~~~~A18-34
    The Mob Doctor~~~~~2~~~~~0.75~~~~~1~~~~~0.55
    Ben and Kate~~~~~3~~~~~1.167~~~~~1.233~~~~~1.1
    Cleveland Show~~~~~3~~~~~1.3~~~~~1.233~~~~~1.433
    The Mindy Project~~~~~5~~~~~1.62~~~~~1.66~~~~~1.68
    Raising Hope~~~~~7~~~~~1.629~~~~~1.871~~~~~1.371
    New Girl~~~~~5~~~~~2.26~~~~~2.32~~~~~2.4
    Bob’s Burgers~~~~~4~~~~~2.3~~~~~2.2~~~~~2.525
    American Dad~~~~~4~~~~~2.35~~~~~2.125~~~~~2.65
    The Simpsons~~~~~4~~~~~2.725~~~~~2.775~~~~~2.8
    The Following~~~~~4~~~~~2.95~~~~~3.675~~~~~2.35
    Family Guy~~~~~4~~~~~3.05~~~~~2.825~~~~~3.4

    Net/ Program~~~~~Airings~~~~~A18-49~~~~~A25-54~~~~~A18-34
    Do No Harm~~~~~2~~~~~0.8~~~~~1.05~~~~~0.55
    The New Normal~~~~~4~~~~~1.25~~~~~1.6~~~~~0.85
    1600 Penn~~~~~4~~~~~1.3~~~~~1.575~~~~~1.167
    Guys with Kids~~~~~4~~~~~1.325~~~~~1.65~~~~~1.033
    Go On~~~~~4~~~~~1.45~~~~~1.9~~~~~0.975
    30 Rock~~~~~4~~~~~1.525~~~~~1.75~~~~~1.267
    Parks and Recreation~~~~~3~~~~~1.867~~~~~1.967~~~~~2.1
    Law & Order: SVU~~~~~4~~~~~1.875~~~~~2.35~~~~~1.6
    The Office~~~~~6~~~~~2.067~~~~~2.283~~~~~1.98
    Chicago Fire~~~~~4~~~~~2.15~~~~~2.675~~~~~1.633

    Net/ Program~~~~~Airings~~~~~A18-49~~~~~A25-54~~~~~A18-34

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  • Petar Ivanov


    So they are only or mostly latinos is that right? If so how can be so big numbers when latinos are not so large numbers(population) in USA.

  • RG-X

    I normally watch the State Of The Union no matter who is president…but I am tired of all the smoke & mirrors of our current one…and it looks like millions of others are too.

  • Petar Ivanov


    Thanks for the info.
    A18-49 1.997 With what % is lower than last season(for the same period) thanks.

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