Tuesday Final Ratings: 'New Girl, 'NCIS' & 'NCIS: Los Angeles' Adjusted Up; 'Smash' Adjusted Down

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March 20th, 2013

New Girl Guys Night March 19

NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles and New Girl were each adjusted up a tenth while Smash was adjusted down a tenth among adults 18-49 versus the preliminary Tuesday broadcast ratings.

Broadcast primetime final ratings for Tuesday, March 19:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (Millions)
8:00 CBS NCIS 3.2/10 19.79
ABC Splash 2.6/8 9.02
FOX Hell's Kitchen 2.0/6 4.59
NBC Betty White's Off Their Rockers 1.0/3 3.66
CW iHeart Radio Album Release w/Justin Timberlake 0.4/1 1.01
8:30 NBC Betty White's Off Their Rockers 1.1/3 3.70
9:00 CBS NCIS: Los Angeles (9-10:01PM) 2.9/8 16.84
FOX New Girl (9-9:31PM) 2.3/6 4.26
ABC Dancing With the Stars (9-10:01PM) 2.1/6 9.76
NBC Go On 1.0/3 2.87
CW Beauty and the Beast - R 0.2/0 0.52
9:30 FOX The Mindy Project (9:31-10PM) 1.7/4 3.07
NBC The New Normal 0.7/2 2.11
10:00 CBS Golden Boy 1.7/5 9.26
ABC Body of Proof 1.5/4 8.42
NBC Smash 0.7/2 2.66


Nielsen TV Ratings Data: ©2013 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

  • forg


    I agree and as a fan of the show, it’s really time to let it go as the quality has nosedived since Carell left. I don’t think it will happen as well but given how crazy this season has been with NBC, maybe somewhere they’re regretting giving it the final season now (or not picking up Dwight’s pilot which is a good decision because that’s a bad episode)

  • Phil

    Splash surprisingly did good!


    NBC missed an opportunity to get The Mindy Project, which could’ve been a good show for NBC. I agree, they might want to reconsider the ‘final season’ of The Office. It’s the only comedy that can get above a 2.0, and even if they have to get rid of a few main cast to make it happen, it would still be considered a success if they could get it to maintain above a 1.5 next season.

  • Doug

    The New Normal finished tied for 9th in its timeslot. That’s sobering.

  • steven m. burton

    As usual CBS is the crushing winner on Tuesday evening. Love the flagship NCIS, but would quit watching NCIS:LA if Linda Hunt ever left it. Expected to hate Golden Boy, but have been pleasantly surprised by the good writing and more than passable acting. Chi McBride is somebody I can watch in almost anything.

    While I have commented on these pages before about Betty White, I will do it again. Here is a woman entering her 92nd year on planet Earth and has the most-watched show, total viewers and demo, of any airing on NBC on Tuesday nights. Kudos to Betty!!! She’s a great old broad, just ask her and she will tell you the same. NBC, though, must do some serious thinking about their repeated failures to attract viewers to their new programs. Supposedly young and hip stuff like Go On and The New Normal pull in less 18-49 viewers than a show whose star has been on TV since 1950 and whose main players are all geriatrics behaving badly. The programming department and development people at NBC appear to have no idea what the public at-large and those prized demo viewers want to see.

  • Jake

    I am shocked at how well splash did, didn’t think there was that much interest. Wish abc would do a battle of the network stars type show

  • Jake

    Go on was never a great premise. The new normal is actually s good show

  • diane

    @ Jake~

    I hate to comment on shows because I am no longer in the” chosen demo catagory” . While I agree with your statement about Go On…………….I would rather watch Splash viewed in reverse than sit thru New Normal.

  • Networkman

    @Jake, I agree with you about The Battle of the Network Stars. I would love to see ABC air that competition show. The only difference that the updated version would have is that there will now be 5 networks participating. ABC, CBS, CW, FOX and NBC. But I feel this will also help viewers get introduce to other stars of programs that they may not watch on a regular basis.

    Revenge has some appealing young actors/actresses that could partipate for ABC. Along with cast members from Last Man Standing, The Middle, Modern Family and Once Upon a Time. Let the audiences get to know these people outside of their roles and maybe it will increase viewership. It will just be nice to see how all of them interact with one another and cheer each other on to win for bragging rights of their network.

  • Oliver

    It’ll be interesting to see whether NBC renew Off Their Rockers. It’s dirt cheap but its ratings have fallen pretty hard pretty fast, probably thanks to overexposure. I’d still lean towards renewal, largely as spackle. They can always air it in summer if it’s not needed.

    The New Normal is dead. Pulling it would be stupid.

    Goon is surely too low to renew, even as a face-saving measure. It would be throwing good money after bad. It’s never going to reach syndication and, even if it does well okay on Thursday, NBC can’t afford to give it much cover next season. This is potentially good news for Community and Whitney.

  • JohnnyRico

    I gotta wonder why NBC is killing itself. They might as well pull TNN and Smash I imagine even Rock Center would be able to beat a .7.

  • anotherhour

    I clicked over to Splash thinking it was a Tv show remake of the 80’s movie bout a mermaid living on land, Turns out it’s Louie Anderson jumping off a diving board… That’s better??

  • Silver


  • Ted Craig

    It seems to me a lot of people talking about BoP’s renewal are assuming CBS and NBC will offer up crap as competition again next year. Since both Golden Boy and Smash are likely not to return at 10 Tuesday next year, there’s no guarantee BoP will get the same ratings, much less higher ratings.

  • Joey J

    Wow, Splash killed the competition, Hells kitchen does so much better numbers wise when it’s on during the summer.
    One name for the Splash numbers- Katherine Webb.

  • Brian J


    I hope my reasoning behind my proposed NBC scheduled for next season centered around the new Michael J. Fox show is clear. NBC needs a lot of help on the night, and except for NCIS and to a lesser extent Dancing, which are going after different audiences, the night is kind of wide open. There’s a real potential for dominance.

  • Brian J


    I think they’ll renew White’s show, too, for all the reasons you outlined. NBC would love, love, love to be in a position to not have to schedule it during the regular season next year.

  • Frank


    Why do you say that pulling TNN would be stupid? NBC gets higher ratings with repeats of pretty much any show, including Whitney, than with new episodes of TNN. If their goal is to make money from advertisers, pulling TNN makes financial sense. Not to mention that NBC is scheduled to waste two post-Voice slots on TNN, one next week (after Go On) and one the week after (on the TNN finale). If they put any other show in those slots they will get more viewers and more advertizing dollars.

  • Annie

    How to fix SMASH and I’m an avid watcher!
    1) More character development. We need to identify with the characters so we return next week.
    2) Longer scenes with more interaction between the characters. Current scenes are short, clipped and switch to another scene with no cohesion in the storytelling.
    3) Fewer new actors. Utilize the ones you have.
    4) Use music to link between scenes for clarity, theme, mood and feeling.
    5) More ‘dueling’ scenes; one scene parallels another with opposing themes for effect.
    Here’s hoping someone can re-incarnate SMASH.

  • Jon

    Go on and new normal are dead. It’s quite amazing how far they have fallen.

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