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TV Ratings Tuesday: 'NCIS' Down But Wins Night, 'New Girl', 'Smash' & 'Go On' Fall, 'Cult' & 'Body of Proof' Debut Low

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February 20th, 2013

Scoreboard CBS ABC FOX UNI NBC CW
Adults 18-49: rating/Share 2.6/7 1.8/5 1.7/4 1.7/5 1.1/3 0.4/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 1.5/5 1.3/4 1.7/5 1.5/5 0.8/2 0.4/1
Total Viewers (million) 15.648 6.564 3.477 3.983 3.677 1.157

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CBS  was the number one network in adults 18-49 and with total viewers.

On CBS,  NCIS scored a 3.5 adults 18-49 rating down 5 percent from  a 3.7 two weeks ago. NCIS: Los Angeles earned a 2.7 down 13 percent from a 3.1 adults 18-49 rating two weeks ago. Vegas garnered a 1.5 adults 18-49 rating even with two weeks ago.

On ABC, The Taste notched a 1.6 adults 18-49 rating up 7 percent from last week’s 1.5. The Bachelor: Sean Tells All earned a 2.6 adults 18-49 rating, down 4 percent from a 2.7 for the series last Tuesday episode two weeks ago. The season premiere of Body Of Proof tied its series low with a 1.2 adults 18-49 rating, down 45 percent from a its season premiere on September 20, 2011 and down 37 percent from a 1.9 for its season finale on April 10 and a 2.2 for

On FOX, Raising Hope scored a 1.5 adults 18-49 rating down 6 percent from a 1.6 two weeks ago. New Girl garnered a 2.2 adults 18-49 rating down 15 percent from a 2.6 two weeks ago. The Mindy Project notched a 1.6 adults 18-49 rating down 16 percent from a 1.9 two weeks ago.

On NBC, Betty White’s Off Their Rockers garnered a 1.3 adults 18-49 rating, down 7 percent from a 1.4 on January 29. At 8:30, a second episode scored a 1.4, down 7 percent from a 1.5 on January 29. Go On garnered a 1.1 adults 18-49 rating down 15 percent from a 1.3 on January 29. The New Normal notched a 1.0 adults 18-49 rating down 9 percent from a 1.1 on January 29. Smash scored a series low 0.9 adults 18-49 rating down 25 percent from a 1.2 for its season premiere two weeks ago.

On the CW, Hart Of Dixie earned a 0.5 among adults 18-49 down 17 percent from a 0.6 two weeks ago. The premiere of Cult scored a 0.3 adults 18-49 rating, compared to a 0.4 for the Emily Owens series finale. Your predictions were far too optimistic.

Broadcast primetime ratings for February 19, 2013

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (Millions)
8:00 CBS NCIS 3.5/10 20.93
ABC The Taste 1.6/5 4.89
FOX Raising Hope 1.5/5 3.70
NBC Betty White's Off Their Rockers 1.3/4 4.65
CW Hart Of Dixie 0.5/1 1.37
8:30 NBC Betty White's Off Their Rockers 1.4/4 4.69
FOX New Girl - R 1.3/3 2.82
9:00 CBS NCIS: Los Angeles 2.7/7 16.34
ABC The Bachelor 2.6/7 8.14
FOX New Girl 2.2/6 4.36
NBC Go On 1.1/3 3.32
CW Cult - Series Premiere 0.3/1 0.94
9:30 FOX The Mindy Project 1.6/4 3.04
NBC The New Normal 1.0/2 2.83
10:00 CBS Vegas 1.5/4 9.67
ABC Body Of Proof - Season Premiere 1.2/3 6.66
NBC Smash 0.9/2 3.29

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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," 2.4/6; CBS's "Late Show with David
> Letterman," 2.5/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.0/5.
>
> * In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results
> were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.7/4; "Late Show," 0.6/3; and
> "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/4.
>
> * From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.3/4 in
> metered-market households and a 0.4/3 in 18-49 in the Local People
> Meters.
>
> * From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.2/4
> in metered-market households) tied CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig
> Ferguson" (1.2/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late
> Night" (0.4/3 in 18-49) tied "Late Late Show" (0.4/2).
>
> * At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/3 in
> metered-market households and a 0.3/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25
> markets with local people meters.
Definitions:

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.

 
  • Ultima

    @Mark Wood
    Could you confirm which number is correct for The Amazing Race last week, as there is a difference between Sunday Finals and the Top Twenty Five chart of the week.

    The Amazing Race had a 2.5 rating; from CBS’ weekly ratings press release:

    THE AMAZING RACE 22 (P) (8:05-9:05 PM) was first in households (5.5/08), viewers (9.57m), adults 25-54 (3.4/08) and adults 18-49 (2.5/06).

  • Kavyn

    @Mark at this point, renewing HOD means renewing it for two seasons. It would be in the exact same position as Nikita is in this year, meaning it doesn’t matter what ratings HOD gets. That said, putting a new show at Tuesday at 8pm could very well lead to a hit, meaning HOD’s ratings will improve as well.

    Regardless of what happens, HOD would get renewed if it’s renewed for a third season.

  • Ultima

    @Dan
    Is there ANY chance at all that The Carrie Diaries will be renewed?

    Yes, but it is headed in the wrong direction in the ratings and, judging by their pilots, it looks like the CW is headed in a different direction as a whole (no Gossip Girl-esque pilots for next season).

  • Kavyn

    If you put HOD at 8pm and a new show at 9pm, it’ll just lead to another disaster like EO and Cult, which are arguably great shows that got ruined by poor premiere numbers. I’m not blaming HOD necessarily, but I am blaming the poor lead-in, in terms of ratings. Premiering TCD after 90210 instead of before it would have also killed that show, as well as probably airing Arrow and BTB after any show with a 0.5 rated lead-in.

  • chris

    Oh God, Cult is bad but the ratings were not fair.
    LOL at smash hahahahahahha.
    Not bad for Dixie… So, it will get renewed, sorry haters.

  • Anthony C.

    @Dan

    I have faith that TCD could be renewed if it can stay at or above 0.5 for the rest of the season. TCD has not lost as many viewers the way lead in dependent BATB has. Just going by the first six episodes BATB has shed just way too many viewers in such a short period of time versus TCD. BATB is still not stable and I don’t see TCD falling any further than it has.

    BATB

    Episode 1×1: 2.78 Million Viewers
    Episode 1×6: 1.56 Million Viewers
    Loss of viewers: 1.22 Million Viewers

    TCD

    Episode 1×1: 1.61 Million Viewers
    Episode 1×6: 1.20 Million Viewers
    Loss Of Viewers: 410,000 Viewers

  • TVWatcher

    I don’t get The CW. Granted, the ratings for Emily Owens were pretty bad. They almost fell below the million mark a few times, so I see why that was cancelled. However, why put up with 90210 and Nikita? 90210 has enough time to wrap up their storylines. Nikita, I get for syndication purposes. But Nikita is never going to garner high ratings in syndication if they don’t get em in first run! I just find it completely ridiculous! Ditch those shows and order more high concept genre shows like Arrow and The Vampire Diaries, because those are the shows that are working for The CW. I think it’s time to expand their brand. The CW should have absolutely no tolerance with shows below the million mark.

    On another note, it’s still too early to tell if Cult will get cancelled or not. It did premiere below the million mark, but a miracle might happen and the ratings might go up next week.

    Renew: Hart of Dixie, Beauty and the Beast.
    Cancel: 90210, Nikita.
    Toss Up: The Carrie Diaries, Cult.

  • Mark Wood

    Kavyn

    Hart of Dixie (which I have never once watched, so I can’t even talk about subjective quality) out of the three female driven shows that have a chance at renewal, Beauty & the Beast, Carrie Diaries. Does have the largest number of episodes, it does put the studio in a position (like Nikita) to stick with a show that does absolutely nothing for the network, for the possible long term reward that might exist for the studio that produces it.

    But unlike Nikita it still manages some improvements in adults 18-34 and the female subset of that group. That helps it conceivable charge more for ad rates. Though of course that a 18-34 demo has been utterly destroyed by the migrate first to DVR and now as well to online viewing. Why you no longer see huge differences in 18-49 and 18-34, which you used to be able to do with the CW.

    Now of course, Arrow has proven that it could anchor a night (just as VD as) so of course its absolutely possible that the CW could have a show do that next year, and in that case a move to 9pm would be ok.

    Personally with Hart of Dixie and Beauty and the Beast i(really for those two) its just too soon to judge what I think the CW will do.

  • Call me a hiperflop

    If Cult goes canceled Beauty and The Beast will be renewed, I guess.

  • israelCD

    CULT is already DEADER THAN DEAD ! Shame shame shame !

  • alffan

    Don’t forget that ABC Family has a pretty good Tuesday block that pulls some 18-34/18-49 females.

  • Janet

    There is clearly an education crisis in America when that many adults choose to watch CBS procedural trash.

  • Max Vrany

    @Mark, Top 25 trumps finals.

  • Ultima

    @Anthony C
    I have faith that TCD could be renewed if it can stay at or above 0.5 for the rest of the season. … I don’t see TCD falling any further than it has.

    Didn’t it get a 0.4 last night, falling for the second straight week?

  • Nikki

    Its really delayed this week.. still no Switched or Bunheads from monday and no tuesday cable yet either. I guess presidents day took a toll huh. Anyone have any ideas when we will get those numbers? im interested to see how pretty little liars and the lying game did not to mention white collar.

  • Ultima

    @Janet
    There is clearly an education crisis in America when that many adults choose to watch CBS procedural trash.

    If older Americans suffered through an education crisis and watch “procedural trash,” but younger Americans do not, wouldn’t that mean that the problem has been fixed?

  • Nikki

    I have a good feeling TCD 90210 and Beauty will be cancelled.. and they deserve it. I also think Heart of Dixie should go it didnt do well last season and has gotten worse this season so theres no reason to keep it. And Nikita should of been cancelled last year, and with its horrible ratings i dont even think sydication will save it. The 3 that got renewed already are the only ones who remotely deserved it. They perform decent.

  • Ultima

    @TVWatcher
    However, why put up with 90210 and Nikita? 90210 has enough time to wrap up their storylines.

    90210 had good ratings for the CW last season, that’s why it is on the schedule this year. It’s not like they have something to replace it with.

    Nikita, I get for syndication purposes. But Nikita is never going to garner high ratings in syndication if they don’t get em in first run! I just find it completely ridiculous!

    There are lots of schedules to fill, I’m sure they’ll be able to sell it somewhere.

    Ditch those shows

    Dropping Nikita now would defeat the purpose of renewing it last season. It needs four seasons for synidcation, not three.

    and order more high concept genre shows like Arrow and The Vampire Diaries

    They’ve done that with their pilot orders this season. There’s no Gossip Girl-esque shows in sight.

    The CW should have absolutely no tolerance with shows below the million mark.

    An arbitrary total viewership level is completely irrelevant to the CW’s decisions.

  • Nikki

    @ Ultima anything is irrelevant to the CW’s decisions. lol They just pick and choose almost like eanie meanie miney moe lol

  • israelCD

    TUESDAYS belongs to PRETTY LITTLE LIARS and even THE LYING GAME !

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