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[12/12/12 - 08:26 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Voice" Pulls NBC in Front Among Demos
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for tuesday, december 11, 2012)

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

NBC (8.12 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.6, #1) took home the demo crown on Tuesday with its mix of "The Voice" (11.31 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.5, #1), "Take It All" (7.35 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.3, #4) and "Parenthood" (5.71 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.0, #T5).

CBS (14.25 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.3, #2) then was the most-watched network with its original lineup of "NCIS" (17.51 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.8, #2) - its lowest original rating in nearly eight years (since 2/15/05), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (14.97 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.6, #3) - its lowest-rated fall original ever - and "Vegas" (10.28 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #9) - a series low.

Next up was FOX (3.39 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #3) and its combination of a new "Raising Hope" (4.03 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T7), a repeat of "Ben & Kate" (2.27 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.8, #14) plus new episodes of "New Girl" (4.24 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.0, #T5) and "The Mindy Project" (3.03 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.4, #10).

Meanwhile, ABC (4.10 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #4) offered up its annual rebroadcast of "Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town" (5.64 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T7) followed by new episodes of "Happy Endings" (3.28 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.3, #11), "Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23" (2.51 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.0, #13) and "Private Practice" (3.77 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.2, #12).

And finally, the fall finale of "Hart of Dixie" (1.42 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.6, #15) and a repeat of "A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa" (1.08 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.4, #16) closed out the night over on The CW (1.25 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 "Muppets" posted a 0.4 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+21.43% - Raising Hope
+17.65% - Parenthood
+7.69% - The Mindy Project
+2.94% - The Voice
0.00% - New Girl
0.00% - Happy Endings
0.00% - Private Practice
0.00% - Hart of Dixie
-6.25% - Vegas (vs. 11/27/12)
-10.34% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. 11/27/12)
-16.67% - Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23
-20.00% - NCIS (vs. 11/27/12)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+191.67% - The Voice (vs. William & Kate: Inside the Royal Marriage)
+100.00% - Hart of Dixie (vs. 90210 (Repeat))
+9.09% - Private Practice (vs. Body of Proof (Repeat))
-13.33% - Happy Endings (vs. The Middle (Repeat))
-13.33% - NCIS: Los Angeles
-14.81% - Take It All (vs. The Biggest Loser 12)
-20.00% - NCIS
-23.08% - Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 (vs. Suburgatory (Repeat))
-25.93% - Parenthood (vs. The Biggest Loser 12)
-28.57% - Vegas (vs. Unforgettable)
-39.13% - The Mindy Project (vs. Raising Hope)
-39.39% - New Girl
-41.38% - Raising Hope (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," 2.5/6; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.7/7; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 2.9/7; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.5/4.

* 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," 0.8/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.

* At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.3/5 in metered-market households) tied CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.3/4). 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 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 (12/13/11):

CBS (15.53 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.9, #T1) was the most-watched network on Tuesday with fresh installments of "NCIS" (19.03 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.5, #1), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (16.35 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.0, #3) and "Unforgettable" (11.20 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.1, #8).

Sharing the demo crown then was FOX (6.50 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.9, #T1) with the fall finales of "Glee" (7.05 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.9, #4), "New Girl" (6.79 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 3.3, #2) and "Raising Hope" (5.10 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 2.3, #6).

Next up was NBC (6.95 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.2, #3) with the special "William & Kate: Inside the Royal Marriage" (5.31 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.2, #12) and the season finale of "The Biggest Loser 12" (7.78 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.7, #5). While the latter marked a season high, it was also "Loser's" lowest-rated fall finale ever.

Meanwhile, ABC (5.28 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #4) offered up a new "Last Man Standing" (7.46 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.2, #7) followed by repeats of "Last Man Standing" (6.12 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.0, #9), "The Middle" (4.61 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.5, #10), "Suburgatory" (3.82 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.3, #11) and "Body of Proof" (4.83 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.1, #13).

And finally, repeats of "90210" (0.82 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #14) and "Ringer" (0.60 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.2, #15) on The CW (0.71 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "90210" delivered a 0.4 rating while "Ringer" posted a 0.3 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+22.73% - The Biggest Loser 12
+4.55% - Raising Hope
0.00% - NCIS
0.00% - NCIS: Los Angeles
0.00% - Glee
-2.94% - New Girl
-4.55% - Unforgettable
-15.38% - Last Man Standing

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+57.14% - New Girl (vs. Glee (Repeat))
+38.10% - Glee (vs. Glee (Repeat))
+37.50% - Last Man Standing (vs. Charlie Brown: I Want a Dog for Christmas (Repeat))
+9.52% - Raising Hope (vs. Glee (Repeat))
0.00% - Unforgettable (vs. The Good Wife)
-6.25% - NCIS: Los Angeles
-12.50% - NCIS
-32.50% - The Biggest Loser 12

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," 2.9/7; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.1/7; 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," 1.1/5; "Late Show," 0.7/3; "Nightline," 1.1/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3.

At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.5/5 in metered-market households with an encore) beat CBS's first-run "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.4/5). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.7/4 in 18-49 with an encore) 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 0.5/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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