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

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


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

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.

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.

  • zth

    Wow, NBC is in big trouble: I would cancel all of the following: Whitney, Guys with Kids, Go On, Up All Night, Community, The New Normal, Deception and Smash. I know that this means a LOT of new shows in the fall , but these ratings are beyond terrible and they will decrease even further next season.

  • Jonathan

    I love The Taste!! I really hope it is renewed for mid-season or summer. It is a super cheap show to make so i hope it does!

  • AnaVictoria

    I miss you Emily Owens. Bring it back!

  • SJ

    Expected better for Body of Proof… and it won’t have DWTS to save it like last year, unless that show makes a miraculous comeback. Too bad, because the reboot is actually working really well.

    0.9 for Smash. Called it! I’d just go ahead and cancel all Tuesday shows if I were NBC.

    Wow, Cult probably set some kind of low even for the CW.

  • Samunto

    ABC tried comedies Mondays at 9:30 after DWTS and so did FOX after Idol. It never worked.
    I think NBC might go with a drama Tuesdays at 9 after The Voice. Dramas tend to do well behind these reality/talent shows. See House, or even Bones, Castle, Revolution.. (yes am ignoring Smash but that’s a different cup of tea).


    Betty White highest rated for NBC as GO, TNN & Smash crash & burn

    Mindy starting to look better for FOX, thanks to NG deflating

    As it was once written–Body of Poof

  • Adam L

    @networkman: your schedule could really work.

    @spencer: totally agreed. TNN is by far more stable than Go On, and its actually suffering from its lead-in downhill audience.

    @Jesse: you got it right. NBC damned its Tuesdays on their own responsibility. Fortunately when The Voice comes back it will boost Go On and The New Normal. I just hope next year TNN is placed at an earlier time / right after The Voice. Go On, while being a good show, is just not the appropriate lead-in.

  • ReallyTired

    I enjoyed SMASH. Certainly improved from last year. Ratings? Not so much. Actually Less.

  • Leondre

    Lol at the following shows:

    Body of Proof
    The New Normal
    Go On
    Hart of Dixie

  • zth

    @Jesse: No, apparently, people are just not interested in Go On and The New Normal. TNN will be soon in 0’s and the same might happen with Go On until The Voice returns.

  • davidwatts

    last night I watched ‘Go On’ for the first time. I made it to the second commercial break. What a bore.

    I watched the 7:30 rerun of ‘New Girl’ (I gave up on that show half way through last year) and Im pretty sure I would like that show more if Schimdt was not on it.

  • JacobYates

    When body of flop drops next week (it’s inevitable really), Vegas has a chance to grow. It won it’s timeslot at least. (not that it says much, but it’s something)

  • Bill Lee

    Body of Proof — Likely Cancelation (again)

    Hope for Happy Endings.

  • MichaelChickless

    Ouches across the board, except for NCIS, The Bachelor, and New Girl (though not too bad for RH and TMP).

    The Cult numbers are awful, even for the CW. I watched about 3 minutes of it, then switched back to NCIS: LA.

    Smash is so dead, and Body of Proof is lifeless.

    Embarrassing for Go On, beaten soundly by Betty White.

  • panda22

    kat McPhee killed smash!

  • Mart

    CBS won both demos & viewers in every time slot.

  • Adam L

    @zth (and others with the same argument): To cancel everything doesn’t solve the problem. This is basically what they do every year. They cancel almost everything. That’s not how TV works anymore. They have to stabilize products. They should have saved Go On and The New Normal as well as Smash until The Voice’s comeback IF they had been clever enough.

  • tv_viewer

    There is a theory proposed by this website that a show that is renewed for a third season is automatically renewed for a fourth season by the network for syndication reasons. Body of Proof will test that theory. Body of Proof is in its third season and is produced by ABC studios. If this website backs up their theory, the renew/cancel index and bubble watch should show Body of Proof as likely renewal.

    In the fall of 2012 ABC aired 3 new dramas: Last Resort, 666 Park Avenue, and Nashville. ABC also aired a drama they knew they would end in 2013: Private Practice. If ABC airs only 3 new dramas in the fall of 2013 while keeping the total number of dramas the same as in the fall of 2012, Revenge is safe.

  • zth

    Why bother renewing GOON and TNN if they know that their ratings plummet when The Voice is not on. It doesn’t make any sense. If you put any show after The Voice, even Do No Harm, it will do in the 2’s anyway.

  • Ted Craig

    “Called it!”

    Yeah, you also called a 2.4 for Body of Proof and an overall “great night” for ABC.

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