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[12/05/12 - 08:34 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Victoria's Secret Fashion Show" Puts CBS in Front
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for tuesday, december 4, 2012)

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

CBS (10.16 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.8, #1) climbed to the top spot on Tuesday with its mix of "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer" (10.09 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.9, #3), a repeat of "NCIS" (11.07 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.0, #T5) and "The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show" (9.32 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 3.5, #1).

NBC (7.33 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.4, #2) then had to settle for second place with its mix of "The Voice" (11.33 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.4, #2), "Go On" (6.94 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.5, #4), "The New Normal" (4.59 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T7) and "Parenthood" (4.90 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T7).

Next up was FOX (3.29 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #3) with a full night of originals from "Raising Hope" (3.70 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.4, #10), "Ben & Kate" (2.67 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.1, #15), "New Girl" (4.14 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 2.0, #T5) and "The Mindy Project" (2.63 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T11).

Meanwhile, ABC (4.82 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #4) offered up a special "Shark Tank" (6.86 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T7) alongside new episodes of "Happy Endings" (3.50 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T11), "Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23" (2.99 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T13) and "Private Practice" (4.36 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T13).

And finally, new episodes of "Hart of Dixie" (1.69 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.6, #16) and "Emily Owens, MD" (1.57 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.4, #17) closed out the night on The CW (1.63 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #5). 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):
+33.33% - Emily Owens, MD
+33.33% - Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 (vs. 11/20/12)
+20.00% - Hart of Dixie
+8.33% - Happy Endings (vs. 11/20/12)
0.00% - Go On
0.00% - The New Normal
0.00% - Private Practice (vs. 11/20/12)
-5.56% - Parenthood
-10.53% - The Voice
-10.53% - Shark Tank (vs. 11/16/12)
-13.04% - New Girl
-13.33% - The Mindy Project
-17.65% - Raising Hope
-21.43% - Ben & Kate

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+126.67% - The Voice (vs. A Michael Buble Christmas)
+118.75% - The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show (vs. Unforgettable (Repeat))
+18.18% - Happy Endings (vs. The Middle (Repeat))
+13.64% - Go On (vs. The Biggest Loser 12)
0.00% - Emily Owens, MD (vs. Ringer (Repeat))
-7.69% - Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 (vs. Suburgatory (Repeat))
-19.05% - Shark Tank (vs. Last Man Standing/Man Up!)
-20.00% - Private Practice (vs. Body of Proof)
-22.73% - The New Normal (vs. The Biggest Loser 12)
-22.73% - Parenthood (vs. The Biggest Loser 12)
-25.00% - Hart of Dixie (vs. 90210)
-40.91% - The Mindy Project (vs. Raising Hope)
-41.18% - New Girl
-51.72% - Raising Hope (vs. Glee)
-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," 2.8/7; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.4/4 with an encore.

* 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," 1.0/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3 with an encore.

* At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.3/5 in metered-market households) trailed CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.4/5). 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 0.8/4 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 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (12/6/11):

FOX (6.40 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.9, #1) slipped into the top spot on Tuesday with new episodes of "Glee" (7.09 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.9, #2), "New Girl" (6.82 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 3.4, #1) and "Raising Hope" (4.63 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 2.2, #T4).

CBS (10.88 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.0, #T2) then split the silver with its all-repeat lineup of "NCIS" (12.71 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T6), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (12.14 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T6) and "Unforgettable" (7.80 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T8).

NBC (6.88 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.0, #T2) offered up its "A Michael Buble Christmas" (7.21 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T10) followed by the relocated "The Biggest Loser 12" (6.71 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 2.2, #T4).

Next up was ABC (5.95 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.6, #4) and its combination of "Last Man Standing" (8.70 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.6, #3), "Man Up!" (4.77 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T8), "The Middle" (3.78 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.1, #13), "Suburgatory" (4.01 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.3, #12) and "Body of Proof" (7.20 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T10).

And finally, the fall finale of "90210" (1.50 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.8, #14) led into a repeat of "Ringer" (0.84 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.4, #15) on The CW (1.17 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #5). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "90210" delivered a 1.4 rating while "Ringer" posted a 0.5 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+8.33% - Last Man Standing
0.00% - 90210
-5.56% - New Girl
-5.88% - Man Up!
-8.33% - The Biggest Loser 12
-8.33% - Raising Hope
-9.38% - Glee
-16.67% - Body of Proof

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+29.41% - Raising Hope (vs. Running Wilde)
+17.24% - New Girl (vs. Raising Hope)
+7.14% - Body of Proof (vs. Detroit 187)
0.00% - Last Man Standing (vs. A Charlie Brown Christmas)
-20.00% - 90210 (vs. One Tree Hill)
-29.03% - The Biggest Loser 12
-34.09% - Glee
-38.46% - Man Up! (vs. A Charlie Brown Christmas)

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," 2.6/7; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.4/8; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.5/5.

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.9/4; "Late Show," 0.5/2; "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" (1.2/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/4 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 with an encore and a 0.4/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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