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[01/16/13 - 08:22 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "NCIS" Once Again Puts CBS on Top
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for tuesday, january 15, 2013)

Here are the highlights of the 19 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night:

CBS (16.957 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.7, #1) topped the charts on Tuesday with originals from "NCIS" (22.336 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.8, #1), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (17.482 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.7, #2) and "Vegas" (11.053 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T7).

NBC (4.801 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.7, #2) then snagged the silver with its lineup of "Betty White's Off Their Rockers" (5.384 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.4, #11), another "Betty White's Off Their Rockers" (5.924 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.8, #5), "Go On" (4.363 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.7, #6), "The New Normal" (3.235 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T12) and "Parenthood" (4.952 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T3).

Next up was FOX (3.113 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #3) with its mix of "Raising Hope" (3.723 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T7), "Ben & Kate" (2.317 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T15), "New Girl" (3.625 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T3) and "The Mindy Project" (2.789 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.5, #10).

Meanwhile, ABC (3.701 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #4) was out of the hunt with repeats of "Modern Family" (5.177 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T7) and "Suburgatory" (3.183 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.0, #17) plus new episodes of "Happy Endings" (3.055 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T12), "Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23" (2.714 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T15) and "Private Practice" (4.038 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.2, #14).

And finally on The CW (1.219 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5), the return of "Hart of Dixie" (1.414 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.6, #18) and a new "Emily Owens, MD" (1.025 million viewers, #19; adults 18-49: 0.3, #19) closed out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Dixie" delivered a 1.0 rating while "Emily" posted a 0.5 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+13.33% - Go On
+9.09% - Private Practice
+8.57% - NCIS
0.00% - Parenthood
0.00% - Betty White's Off Their Rockers - 8:30
0.00% - Vegas
0.00% - The Mindy Project
0.00% - The New Normal
0.00% - Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23
0.00% - Hart of Dixie
0.00% - Emily Owens, MD
-5.00% - New Girl
-5.88% - Raising Hope
-6.67% - Betty White's Off Their Rockers - 8:00
-7.14% - Happy Endings
-8.33% - Ben & Kate
-10.00% - NCIS: Los Angeles

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+72.73% - NCIS (vs. NCIS (Repeat))
+58.82% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. NCIS: Los Angeles (Repeat))
+11.76% - Parenthood
+6.67% - Vegas (vs. Unforgettable (Repeat))
0.00% - Hart of Dixie (vs. 90210)
0.00% - Emily Owens, MD (vs. Remodeled)
-21.74% - Betty White's Off Their Rockers - 8:30 (vs. The Biggest Loser 13)
-25.00% - Private Practice (vs. Body of Proof)
-26.09% - Go On (vs. The Biggest Loser 13)
-34.78% - The Mindy Project (vs. Raising Hope)
-38.10% - Happy Endings (vs. Celebrity Wife Swap)
-39.13% - Betty White's Off Their Rockers - 8:00 (vs. The Biggest Loser 13)
-43.48% - The New Normal (vs. The Biggest Loser 13)
-44.12% - New Girl
-46.67% - Raising Hope (vs. Glee)
-47.62% - Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 (vs. Celebrity Wife Swap)
-63.33% - Ben & Kate (vs. Glee)

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," 2.6/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.6/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.0/5. Versus the prior Tuesday, "Tonight" is up 8 percent (2.6 vs. 2.4), "Late Show" is down 4 percent (2.6 vs. 2.7) and "Kimmel" is down 29 percent (2.0 vs. 2.8).

* 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; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.8/4.

* From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.2/4 in metered-market households and a 0.5/3 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters. Versus the prior Tuesday, "Nightline" was down 33 percent in metered-market households (1.2 vs. 1.8).

* Tuesday season averages prior to ABC's January 8 schedule change were: in metered-market households, "Tonight," 2.7 rating, 7 share; "Late Show," 2.6/7; "Nightline," 3.1/8; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.7/5. In the Local People Meters, 18-49 season averages were: "Tonight," 0.9/4; "Late Show," 0.6/3; "Nightline," 1.0/4; "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3. Versus the prior Tuesday, Jimmy Fallon was up 17 percent in metered-market households (1.4 vs. 1.2) and "Late Late Show" was flat (1.2 vs. 1.2).

* From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.4/5 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" (0.5/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).

* At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters. Versus the prior Tuesday, Carson Daly was up 14 percent in metered-market households (0.8 vs. 0.7).


Here are the highlights of the 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (1/17/12):

FOX (6.75 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.9, #1) was the network to beat among adults 18-49 thanks to the return of "Glee" (7.47 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 3.0, #2), "New Girl" (6.92 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 3.4, #1) and "Raising Hope" (5.13 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 2.3, #T4).

NBC (6.06 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.1, #2) then snagged the silver with fresh installments of "The Biggest Loser 13" (6.63 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.3, #T4) and "Parenthood" (4.92 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T9).

Next up was ABC (7.10 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.0, #3) with a new "Last Man Standing" (8.57 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.6, #3), a repeat of "Last Man Standing" (6.54 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 2.0, #8) and new episodes of "Celebrity Wife Swap" (5.88 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 2.1, #7) and "Body of Proof" (7.87 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.6, #11).

Meanwhile, CBS (9.89 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.8, #4) offered up repeats of "NCIS" (13.10 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.2, #6), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (9.29 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T9) and "Unforgettable" (7.28 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.5, #12).

And finally, the return of "90210" (1.31 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #13) and the premiere of "Remodeled" (0.71 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #14) on The CW (1.01 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) closed out the night. The latter numbers marked The CW's worst original performance in the time period this season. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "90210" delivered a 0.7 rating while "Remodeled" posted a 0.3 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+18.18% - Last Man Standing
+3.45% - Glee (vs. 12/13/11)
+3.03% - New Girl (vs. 12/13/11)
0.00% - Raising Hope (vs. 12/13/11)
0.00% - Celebrity Wife Swap
0.00% - Body of Proof
-4.17% - The Biggest Loser 13
-5.56% - Parenthood
-25.00% - 90210 (vs. 12/6/11)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+114.29% - Glee (vs. Glee (Repeat))
+78.95% - New Girl (vs. Million Dollar Money Drop)
+44.44% - Last Man Standing (vs. No Ordinary Family)
+23.08% - Body of Proof (vs. 20/20)
+21.05% - Raising Hope (vs. Million Dollar Money Drop)
+5.00% - Celebrity Wife Swap (vs. V)
-17.86% - The Biggest Loser 13
-19.05% - Parenthood
-25.00% - 90210 (vs. Life Unexpected)
-62.50% - Remodeled (vs. Life Unexpected)

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," 2.5/6; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.5/8; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.6/5.

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.8/4; "Late Show," 0.6/3; "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" (1.1/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).

At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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