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[11/14/12 - 08:31 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS, "NCIS" Top Viewers, Fall Short of NBC, "Voice" in Demos
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for tuesday, november 13, 2012)

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

NBC (7.09 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.6, #1) clinged to the demo crown on Tuesday with the post-election returns of "The Voice" (10.98 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 3.8, #1), "Go On" (6.32 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.3, #4), "The New Normal" (4.75 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T7) and "Parenthood" (4.74 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T7).

CBS (14.32 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.5, #2) then was the most-watched network with its mix of "NCIS" (16.89 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.0, #2) - its season low, "NCIS: Los Angeles" (15.68 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.8, #3) - tied as its season low - and "Vegas" (10.41 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T10) - tied as its lowest rating to date.

Next up was FOX (3.47 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.7, #3) with its comedy quartet of "Raising Hope" (3.82 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T10), "Ben & Kate" (2.48 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T13), "New Girl" (4.34 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 2.2, #5) and "The Mindy Project" (3.23 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.7, #9).

Meanwhile, ABC (6.52 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #4) served up originals from "Dancing with the Stars" (11.95 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.9, #6), "Happy Endings" (4.75 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.4, #12) - tied as its season low, "Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23" (3.18 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T13) - its series low - and "Private Practice" (3.66 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T13) - its series low.

And finally, new episodes of "Hart of Dixie" (1.68 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.7, #16) and "Emily Owens, MD" (1.43 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.4, #17) rounded out the night on The CW (1.56 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #5). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Dixie" delivered a 1.1 rating while "Emily" posted a 0.5 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - Emily Owens, MD (vs. 10/30/12)
+16.67% - Hart of Dixie (vs. 10/30/12)
+13.33% - The Mindy Project (vs. 10/30/12)
0.00% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. 10/30/12)
0.00% - Dancing with the Stars (vs. 10/30/12)
0.00% - The New Normal (vs. 10/23/12)
0.00% - Happy Endings (vs. 10/30/12)
-4.35% - New Girl (vs. 10/30/12)
-5.26% - Parenthood (vs. 10/23/12)
-5.88% - Vegas (vs. 10/30/12)
-5.88% - Raising Hope (vs. 10/30/12)
-8.00% - Go On (vs. 10/23/12)
-8.33% - Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 (vs. 10/30/12)
-11.76% - NCIS (vs. 10/30/12)
-17.39% - The Voice (vs. 10/30/12)
-21.43% - Private Practice (vs. 10/23/12)
-21.43% - Ben & Kate (vs. 10/30/12)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+80.95% - The Voice (vs. The Biggest Loser 12)
+9.52% - Go On (vs. The Biggest Loser 12)
0.00% - Hart of Dixie (vs. 90210)
-5.26% - Parenthood
-11.63% - Dancing with the Stars (vs. Last Man Standing/Man Up!)
-14.29% - The New Normal (vs. The Biggest Loser 12)
-15.15% - NCIS: Los Angeles
-22.73% - The Mindy Project (vs. Raising Hope)
-25.00% - NCIS
-33.33% - Vegas (vs. Unforgettable)
-37.14% - New Girl
-42.86% - Emily Owens, MD (vs. Ringer)
-44.83% - Raising Hope (vs. Glee)
-47.62% - Private Practice (vs. Body of Proof)
-48.15% - Happy Endings (vs. Dancing With the Stars)
-59.26% - Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 (vs. Dancing With the Stars)
-62.07% - 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," 2.7/7; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.0/8; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.8/6.

* 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," 1.0/5; 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" (1.3/5). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.4/2).

* 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 (11/15/11):

CBS (15.38 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.2, #1) held onto the top spot on Tuesday with its usual mix of "NCIS" (19.94 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.0, #1), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (15.02 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.3, #3) and "Unforgettable" (11.19 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.4, #7).

The silver then went to FOX (6.48 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.9, #2) with fresh installments of "Glee" (7.09 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.9, #4), "New Girl" (6.91 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 3.5, #2) and "Raising Hope" (4.83 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 2.2, #8).

Next up was ABC (10.81 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.3, #3) with new episodes of "Last Man Standing" (8.97 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.6, #6), "Man Up!" (6.28 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.7, #12), "Dancing With the Stars" (14.96 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.7, #5) and "Body of Proof" (9.84 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T9).

Meanwhile, NBC (5.79 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.0, #4) offered up new episodes of "The Biggest Loser 12" (6.20 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T9) and "Parenthood" (4.96 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.9, #11).

And finally, new episodes of "90210" (1.64 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T13) and "Ringer" (1.85 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T13) on The CW (1.75 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #5) closed out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "90210" delivered a 1.2 rating while "Ringer" posted a 1.0 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+5.00% - Body of Proof (vs. 11/1/11)
+4.76% - Raising Hope
0.00% - New Girl
0.00% - Dancing With the Stars
0.00% - Last Man Standing
0.00% - Unforgettable
0.00% - Man Up!
0.00% - Ringer
-2.44% - NCIS
-2.94% - NCIS: Los Angeles
-5.00% - Parenthood
-6.45% - Glee
-12.50% - The Biggest Loser 12
-12.50% - 90210

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+52.94% - Last Man Standing (vs. No Ordinary Family)
+29.63% - New Girl (vs. Raising Hope)
+22.22% - Raising Hope (vs. Raising Hope (Repeat))
+16.67% - Body of Proof (vs. Detroit 187)
+9.09% - Unforgettable (vs. The Good Wife)
+5.56% - Parenthood
+2.56% - NCIS
0.00% - Man Up! (vs. No Ordinary Family)
0.00% - Ringer (vs. Life Unexpected)
0.00% - NCIS: Los Angeles
-16.00% - The Biggest Loser 12
-18.18% - Dancing With the Stars
-22.22% - 90210 (vs. One Tree Hill)
-42.00% - 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," 2.7/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.9/7; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.8/9; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.0/6.

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.9/4; "Late Show," 0.7/3; "Nightline," 1.3/6; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/4.

At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.4/5 in metered-market households) tied CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.4/5). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/4 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 0.3/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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