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[11/21/12 - 08:26 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Pulls in Front in Viewers, Demos
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for tuesday, november 20, 2012)

Here are the highlights of the 17 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night:

CBS (13.91 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.5, #1) pulled into the top spot on Tuesday thanks to new episodes of "NCIS" (16.47 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.0, #2), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (15.06 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.8, #3) and "Vegas" (10.20 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.8, #7).

NBC (6.38 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.3, #2) then had to settle for second place with its mix of "The Voice" (9.33 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 3.3, #1), "Go On" (6.21 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.2, #4), "The New Normal" (4.35 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T8) and "Parenthood" (4.52 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T8).

Next up was FOX (3.25 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #3) and its comedy lineup of "Raising Hope" (3.69 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.5, #10), "Ben & Kate" (2.52 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.1, #14), "New Girl" (4.09 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 2.0, #5) and "The Mindy Project" (2.69 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.3, #11).

Meanwhile, ABC (7.01 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #4) offered up its combination of "Dancing with the Stars" (12.87 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.9, #6), "Happy Endings" (4.87 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T12), "Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23" (3.20 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.9, #15) and "Private Practice" (4.14 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T12).

And finally, originals from "Hart of Dixie" (1.21 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.5, #16) and "Emily Owens, MD" (1.27 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.4, #17) on The CW (1.24 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #5) closed out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Dixie" delivered a 0.8 rating while "Emily" posted a 0.6 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+12.50% - Vegas
+9.09% - Private Practice
0.00% - NCIS
0.00% - NCIS: Los Angeles
0.00% - Dancing with the Stars
0.00% - Ben & Kate
0.00% - Emily Owens, MD
-4.35% - Go On
-6.25% - Raising Hope
-9.09% - New Girl
-11.11% - Parenthood
-11.11% - The New Normal
-13.16% - The Voice
-14.29% - Happy Endings
-18.18% - Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23
-23.53% - The Mindy Project
-28.57% - Hart of Dixie

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+65.00% - The Voice (vs. The Biggest Loser 12)
+10.00% - Go On (vs. The Biggest Loser 12)
0.00% - Emily Owens, MD (vs. Hart of Dixie)
-6.67% - NCIS: Los Angeles
-14.29% - NCIS
-15.79% - Parenthood
-16.67% - Hart of Dixie (vs. 90210)
-17.39% - Dancing with the Stars (vs. Last Man Standing/Man Up!)
-18.18% - Vegas (vs. Unforgettable)
-20.00% - The New Normal (vs. The Biggest Loser 12)
-39.39% - New Girl (vs. The X Factor)
-53.13% - Raising Hope (vs. The X Factor)
-60.61% - The Mindy Project (vs. The X Factor)
-65.63% - Ben & Kate (vs. The X Factor)
-70.73% - Private Practice (vs. Dancing With the Stars)
-70.73% - Happy Endings (vs. Dancing With the Stars)
-78.05% - Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 (vs. Dancing With the Stars)

In late-night metered market ratings (via NBC's press release):

* In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 2.7/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.5/6; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.0/7; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.7/5.

* In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.9/4; "Late Show," 0.5/3; "Nightline," 1.1/5; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3.

* At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.4/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.3/4 with an encore). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.4/2 with an encore).

* At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/3 in metered-market households and a 0.2/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (11/22/11):

ABC (15.66 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.5, #1) moved top spot on Tuesday with the two-hour season finale of "Dancing With the Stars" (19.45 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.1, #1). Compared with last fall's finale (24.13 million viewers; adults 18-49: 5.3 on 11/23/10), "Dancing" however was down 19.39% in total viewers and 22.64% in adults 18-49, marking its lowest-rated November finale to date. Leading off the night were new episodes of "Last Man Standing" (9.33 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.7, #6) and "Man Up!" (6.79 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T9).

FOX (9.33 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.2, #2) then took home the silver with special Tuesday installments of "The X Factor" (9.58 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 3.2, #4) and another "The X Factor" (9.08 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 3.3, #3).

Next was CBS (14.27 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.9, #3) with new episodes of "NCIS" (18.45 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.5, #2), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (14.03 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.0, #5) and "Unforgettable" (10.33 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.2, #7) - all of which marked season lows.

Meanwhile, NBC (5.22 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.9, #4) offered up fresh installments of "The Biggest Loser 12" (5.56 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 2.0, #8) and - with a season low - "Parenthood" (4.54 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T9).

And finally, a new "90210" (1.26 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #11) lead into a repeat of "Hart of Dixie" (0.94 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #12) on The CW (1.10 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #5). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "90210" delivered a 0.9 rating while "Dixie" posted a 0.6 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+51.85% - Dancing With the Stars
+11.76% - Man Up!
+3.85% - Last Man Standing
0.00% - Parenthood
-4.76% - The Biggest Loser 12
-8.33% - Unforgettable
-9.09% - NCIS: Los Angeles
-11.11% - The X Factor - 8:00 (vs. 11/16/11)
-12.50% - NCIS
-14.29% - 90210
-19.51% - The X Factor - 9:00 (vs. 11/16/11)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - 90210 (vs. One Tree Hill (Repeat))
+57.14% - The X Factor - 9:00 (vs. Raising Hope/Raising Hope (Repeat))
+50.00% - Last Man Standing (vs. No Ordinary Family)
+5.56% - Man Up! (vs. No Ordinary Family)
+4.76% - Unforgettable (vs. The Good Wife)
0.00% - Parenthood
-6.25% - NCIS: Los Angeles
-10.26% - NCIS
-16.67% - The Biggest Loser 12
-20.00% - The X Factor - 8:00 (vs. Glee)
-22.64% - Dancing With the Stars

In late-night metered market ratings (via NBC's press release):

In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 2.8/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.7/7; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 4.9/11; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.4/7.

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.9/4; "Late Show," 0.8/4; "Nightline," 1.6/7; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/4.

At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.5/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.2/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.4/3).

At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.9/4 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.4/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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