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[01/09/13 - 08:30 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "NCIS" Pushes CBS in Front Among Viewers, Demons
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for tuesday, january 8, 2013)

Here are the highlights of the 19 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night:

CBS (16.481 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.7, #1) was the network to beat on Tuesday with its original lineup of "NCIS" (20.874 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.5, #1), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (17.788 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.0, #2) and "Vegas" (10.781 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.6, #8).

NBC (4.967 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.7, #2) then claimed the silver with the return of "Betty White's Off Their Rockers" (5.660 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T9), another "Betty White's Off Their Rockers" (6.141 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.8, #5), "Go On" (4.252 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T9), "The New Normal" (3.257 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.3, #14) and "Parenthood" (5.246 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.9, #4).

Next up was FOX (3.219 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.6, #3) with fresh installments of "Raising Hope" (3.769 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T6), "Ben & Kate" (2.475 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 1.2, #15), "New Girl" (3.801 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 2.0, #3) and "The Mindy Project" (2.830 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T9).

Meanwhile, ABC (4.233 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #4) offered up repeats of "Modern Family" (5.792 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T6) and "The Middle" (4.821 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T9) plus originals from "Happy Endings" (3.750 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.4, #13), "Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23" (3.184 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T16) and "Private Practice" (3.926 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T16).

And finally, a repeat of "Hart of Dixie" (0.813 million viewers, #19; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T18) and a new "Emily Owens, MD" (1.070 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T18) closed out the night over on The CW (0.942 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Dixie" delivered a 0.4 rating while "Emily" posted a 0.4 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+11.76% - Parenthood
+9.09% - Ben & Kate
+7.69% - Happy Endings
+7.14% - The Mindy Project
+6.06% - NCIS
+3.45% - NCIS: Los Angeles
0.00% - New Girl
0.00% - Raising Hope
0.00% - Vegas
0.00% - Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23
-8.33% - Private Practice
-23.53% - The New Normal
-25.00% - Emily Owens, MD
-40.00% - Go On

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+54.55% - Raising Hope (vs. Glee (Repeat))
+53.85% - New Girl (vs. New Girl (Repeat))
+50.00% - The Mindy Project (vs. Raising Hope (Repeat))
+9.09% - Ben & Kate (vs. Glee (Repeat))
+5.56% - Parenthood
0.00% - Emily Owens, MD (vs. Table for Three)
-11.76% - NCIS: Los Angeles
-14.63% - NCIS
-25.00% - Betty White's Off Their Rockers - 8:30 (vs. The Biggest Loser 13)
-27.27% - Vegas (vs. Unforgettable)
-31.25% - Private Practice (vs. Body of Proof)
-33.33% - Happy Endings (vs. Celebrity Wife Swap)
-37.50% - Go On (vs. The Biggest Loser 13)
-37.50% - Betty White's Off Their Rockers - 8:00 (vs. The Biggest Loser 13)
-45.83% - The New Normal (vs. The Biggest Loser 13)
-47.62% - Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 (vs. Celebrity Wife Swap)

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," 2.4/6; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.7/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.8/8.

* 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; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.0/5.

* From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.8/6 in metered-market households and a 0.5/3 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

* From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.2/4 in metered-market households) tied 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 0.7/3 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 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (1/10/12):

CBS (16.30 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.2, #1) was the network to beat on Tuesday with fresh installments of "NCIS" (20.87 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.1, #1), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (16.77 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.4, #2) and "Unforgettable" (11.25 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.2, #T4).

Claiming the silver is NBC (6.04 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.2, #2) with its mix of "The Biggest Loser 13" (6.64 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.4, #3) and "Parenthood" (4.84 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.8, #7).

Next up was ABC (6.22 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.9, #3) with originals of "Last Man Standing" (7.91 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.2, #T4), "Work It" (5.10 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T8), "Celebrity Wife Swap" (5.24 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.1, #6) and "Body of Proof" (6.92 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T8).

Meanwhile, FOX (3.11 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #4) offered up an all-repeat lineup of "Glee" (3.13 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.1, #11), "New Girl" (3.33 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.3, #10) and "Raising Hope" (2.83 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.0, #12).

And finally, the feature "Table for Three" (0.67 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #13) on The CW (0.67 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), the film posted a 0.3 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+6.67% - Body of Proof
+5.88% - Parenthood
+4.35% - The Biggest Loser 13
-2.38% - NCIS
-2.86% - NCIS: Los Angeles
-4.55% - Celebrity Wife Swap
-8.33% - Last Man Standing
-12.00% - Unforgettable
-20.00% - Work It

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+46.67% - Last Man Standing (vs. No Ordinary Family)
+45.45% - Body of Proof (vs. Detroit 187)
+10.53% - Celebrity Wife Swap (vs. V)
+6.67% - Work It (vs. No Ordinary Family)
-4.35% - Unforgettable (vs. The Good Wife)
-8.11% - NCIS: Los Angeles
-8.89% - NCIS
-18.18% - Parenthood
-25.00% - The Biggest Loser 13

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," 2.7/7; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 2.7/6; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.3/4.

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.9/4; "Late Show," 0.7/3; "Nightline," 0.7/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/2.

At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.5/5 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" (0.3/2).

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

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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