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[11/28/12 - 08:20 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Wins Tight Demo Race with "Dancing with the Stars" Finale
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for tuesday, november 27, 2012)

Here are the highlights of the 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night:

ABC (13.85 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.8, #1) took home top honors on a competitive Tuesday with its mix of "Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas" (8.38 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.4, #7), "Shrek the Halls" (8.44 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.5, #T5) and the two-hour season finale of "Dancing with the Stars" (16.58 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.0, #3).

CBS (14.42 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.7, #2) then was the most-watched network with its lineup of "NCIS" (19.57 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.5, #2), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (14.26 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.9, #4) and "Vegas" (9.42 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.6, #12).

Next up was NBC (7.01 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.5, #3) with originals from "The Voice" (11.39 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 3.8, #1), "Go On" (6.33 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.5, #T5), "The New Normal" (4.07 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T10) and "Parenthood" (4.43 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.8, #9).

Meanwhile, FOX (3.45 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.7, #4) missed the cut with new episodes of "Raising Hope" (3.88 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T10), "Ben & Kate" (2.92 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.4, #14), "New Girl" (4.18 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 2.3, #8) and "The Mindy Project" (2.80 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.5, #13).

And finally, new episodes of "Hart of Dixie" (1.34 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.5, #15) and "Emily Owens, MD" (1.04 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.3, #16) on The CW (1.19 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) closed out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Dixie" delivered a 0.9 rating while "Emily" posted a 0.6 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+57.89% - Dancing with the Stars
+27.27% - Ben & Kate
+16.67% - NCIS
+15.38% - The Mindy Project
+15.15% - The Voice
+15.00% - New Girl
+13.64% - Go On
+13.33% - Raising Hope
+12.50% - Parenthood
+6.25% - The New Normal
+3.57% - NCIS: Los Angeles
0.00% - Hart of Dixie
-11.11% - Vegas
-25.00% - Emily Owens, MD

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+89.87% - Dancing with the Stars (vs. The Middle (Repeat)/The Middle (Repeat)/Body of Proof)
+58.33% - The Voice (vs. The Biggest Loser 12)
+4.17% - Go On (vs. The Biggest Loser 12)
0.00% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. NCIS (Repeat))
-12.50% - NCIS (vs. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer)
-18.18% - Parenthood
-29.17% - The New Normal (vs. The Biggest Loser 12)
-36.11% - New Girl
-37.50% - The Mindy Project (vs. Raising Hope)
-37.50% - Hart of Dixie (vs. 90210)
-46.88% - Raising Hope (vs. Glee)
-50.00% - Emily Owens, MD (vs. Ringer)
-56.25% - Ben & Kate (vs. Glee)
-65.22% - Vegas (vs. The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show)

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," 2.5/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.2/6 with an encore; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 4.0/10; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.2/7.

* In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.8/4; "Late Show," 0.5/2 with an encore; "Nightline," 1.2/5; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/4.

* At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.2/4 in metered-market households with an encore) tied CBS's first-run "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.2/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 in 18-49 with an encore) tied "Late Late Show" (0.4/2).

* At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (11/29/11):

CBS (12.11 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.8, #1) bested the competition on Tuesday with its mix of "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer" (12.67 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 4.0, #2), a repeat of "NCIS" (13.35 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.9, #5) and "The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show" (10.30 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 4.6, #1).

FOX (7.15 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.1, #2) then took home the silver with fresh installments of "Glee" (7.84 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 3.2, #4), "New Girl" (7.60 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 3.6, #3) and "Raising Hope" (5.33 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 2.4, #T6).

Next up was NBC (6.63 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.3, #3) with a new "The Biggest Loser 12" (7.07 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.4, #T6) and the fall finale of "Parenthood" (5.74 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 2.2, #9).

Meanwhile, ABC (7.49 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.7, #4) offered up its combination of "Last Man Standing" (10.23 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.4, #T6), "Man Up!" (6.59 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.7, #11), a repeat of "The Middle" (4.83 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.4, #12), another repeat of "The Middle" (4.51 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.3, #13) and a new "Body of Proof" (9.40 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.8, #10).

And finally, a new "90210" (1.57 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.8, #14) led into the fall finale of "Ringer" (1.57 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.6, #15) on The CW (1.57 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #5). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "90210" delivered a 1.5 rating while "Dixie" posted a 0.8 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - 90210
+20.00% - The Biggest Loser 12
+15.79% - Parenthood
+10.34% - Glee (vs. 11/15/11)
+9.09% - Raising Hope (vs. 11/15/11)
+2.86% - New Girl (vs. 11/15/11)
-10.53% - Man Up!
-11.11% - Last Man Standing
-14.29% - Ringer (vs. 11/15/11)
-14.29% - Body of Proof (vs. 11/15/11)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+71.43% - Raising Hope (vs. Running Wilde)
+33.33% - New Girl (vs. Raising Hope)
+14.29% - Last Man Standing (vs. Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Repeat))
+12.50% - Body of Proof (vs. Detroit 187)
0.00% - The Biggest Loser 12 (vs. Christmas in Rockefeller Center/The Biggest Loser)
-11.11% - 90210 (vs. One Tree Hill)
-24.14% - Parenthood (vs. The Biggest Loser)
-25.00% - Ringer (vs. Life Unexpected)
-28.89% - Glee
-29.17% - Man Up! (vs. Shrek the Halls (Repeat))

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," 3.0/8; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.4/6 with an encore; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.6/8; 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," 1.0/4; "Late Show," 0.8/4 with an encore; "Nightline," 1.2/5; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/4.

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" (0.6/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.5/3).

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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