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[01/30/13 - 08:26 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Continues Reign with "NCIS"
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for tuesday, january 29, 2013)

Here are the highlights of the 18 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night:

CBS (16.709 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.9, #1) was the top draw on Tuesday with originals from "NCIS" (21.825 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.7, #1), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (17.189 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.1, #2) and "Vegas" (11.116 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.9, #4).

FOX (3.750 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.8, #2) then claimed the silver with fresh installments of "Raising Hope" (3.853 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T5), another "Raising Hope" (3.382 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T8), "New Girl" (4.658 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.5, #3) and "The Mindy Project" (3.106 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T5).

Next up was NBC (4.564 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T3) and its mix of "Betty White's Off Their Rockers" (5.176 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.4, #10) - its season low, another "Betty White's Off Their Rockers" (5.267 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T8), "Go On" (3.864 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T13) - a new series low, "The New Normal" (3.118 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.1, #16) - likewise a new series low - and a special "Dateline NBC" (4.979 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T11).

Meanwhile, ABC (3.618 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T3) offered up week two of "The Taste" (4.790 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.6, #7) plus new episodes of "Happy Endings" (2.906 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T13) and another "Happy Endings" (2.843 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T11) as well as a rebroadcast of "Jimmy Kimmel Live" (3.190 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T13).

And finally, originals from "Hart of Dixie" (1.326 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.5, #17) and "Emily Owens, MD" (1.360 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.4, #18) on The CW (1.343 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 0.7 rating while "Emily" posted a 0.6 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+19.05% - New Girl
+18.75% - Vegas
+14.81% - NCIS: Los Angeles
+13.33% - The Mindy Project
0.00% - Raising Hope - 8:00
-2.63% - NCIS
-7.69% - Go On
-7.69% - Happy Endings - 9:00
-8.33% - The New Normal
-12.50% - Betty White's Off Their Rockers - 8:00
-16.67% - Betty White's Off Their Rockers - 8:30
-20.00% - Emily Owens, MD
-27.27% - The Taste
-28.57% - Hart of Dixie

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+85.71% - Dateline NBC
+85.00% - NCIS
+82.35% - NCIS: Los Angeles
+35.71% - Vegas
0.00% - The Taste
-19.05% - The Mindy Project
-28.57% - New Girl
-28.57% - Betty White's Off Their Rockers - 8:30
-28.57% - Hart of Dixie
-31.58% - Happy Endings - 9:30
-33.33% - Emily Owens, MD
-33.33% - Betty White's Off Their Rockers - 8:00
-36.84% - Happy Endings - 9:00
-42.86% - Go On
-47.62% - The New Normal
-52.78% - Raising Hope - 8:00
-58.33% - Raising Hope - 8:30

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," 2.7/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.0/5.

* In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 Wednesday results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.8/4; "Late Show," 0.5/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/4.

* From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET Wednesday night, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.3/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

* 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" (1.3/5). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).

* At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.9/4 in metered-market households and a 0.3/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (1/31/12):

FOX (7.50 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.2, #1) snagged the top spot among adults 18-49 thanks to new episodes of "Glee" (9.02 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.6, #1), "New Girl" (7.24 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 3.5, #2) and "Raising Hope" (4.69 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T3).

CBS (10.62 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.7, #2) then remained the most-watched network despite its all-repeat lineup of "NCIS" (12.90 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.0, #5), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (11.10 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T7) and "Unforgettable" (7.85 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #10).

Next up was ABC (5.54 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T3) with repeats of "Last Man Standing" (5.61 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.5, #9), another "Last Man Standing" (5.71 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T7) and "Body of Proof" (5.42 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.1, #11) bookending the season finale of "Celebrity Wife Swap" (5.56 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.9, #6).

Meanwhile, NBC (4.83 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T3) offered up a new "The Biggest Loser 13" (6.06 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T3) and a repeat of "Parenthood" (2.38 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T12).

And finally, a new "90210" (1.43 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T12) led into the return of "Ringer" (1.38 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.6, #14) on The CW (1.40 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #5). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "90210" delivered a 1.1 rating while "Ringer" posted a 0.7 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+20.00% - Glee (vs. 1/17/12)
+2.94% - New Girl (vs. 1/17/12)
0.00% - The Biggest Loser 13
0.00% - 90210
0.00% - Ringer (vs. 11/29/11)
-8.70% - Raising Hope (vs. 1/17/12)
-9.52% - Celebrity Wife Swap (vs. 1/17/12)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+111.76% - Glee (vs. Glee (Repeat))
+94.44% - New Girl (vs. Million Dollar Money Drop)
+16.67% - Raising Hope (vs. Million Dollar Money Drop)
+11.76% - Celebrity Wife Swap (vs. V)
-25.00% - Ringer (vs. Hellcats)
-36.36% - The Biggest Loser 13
-41.67% - 90210 (vs. One Tree Hill)

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," 2.9/8; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.6/7; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.1/8; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.4/4.

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.9/4; "Late Show," 0.6/3; "Nightline," 1.0/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.

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" (1.2/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.4/3).

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.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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