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[01/23/13 - 08:25 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Taste" Sparks Demo Victory for ABC
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for tuesday, january 22, 2013)

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

ABC (5.767 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.9, #1) pulled in front on Tuesday thanks to the two-hour premiere of "The Taste" (6.039 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.2, #1) alongside the series finale of "Private Practice" (5.223 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T9).

CBS (10.466 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #4) however was still the most-watched network despite repeats of "NCIS" (12.731 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T4), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (11.659 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T4) and "Vegas" (7.007 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #14).

Next up was NBC (4.731 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T2) and its lineup of "Betty White's Off Their Rockers" (5.596 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.6, #8), "Betty White's Off Their Rockers" (5.956 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.8, #3), "Go On" (3.984 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.3, #11), "The New Normal" (3.267 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T12) and the season finale of "Parenthood" (4.792 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T4).

Meanwhile, FOX (3.433 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T2) offered up originals from "Raising Hope" (4.051 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T4), "Ben & Kate" (2.644 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T12), "New Girl" (4.049 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 2.1, #2) and "The Mindy Project" (2.987 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T9).

And finally, new episodes of "Hart of Dixie" (1.544 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.7, #15) and "Emily Owens, MD" (1.390 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.5, #16) on The CW (1.467 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #5) closed out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Dixie" delivered a 0.8 rating while "Emily" posted a 0.7 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+66.67% - Emily Owens, MD
+25.00% - Private Practice
+16.67% - Hart of Dixie
+14.29% - Betty White's Off Their Rockers - 8:00
+10.53% - New Girl
+9.09% - Ben & Kate
+6.25% - Raising Hope
0.00% - Betty White's Off Their Rockers - 8:30
0.00% - The Mindy Project
-7.69% - The New Normal
-10.53% - Parenthood
-23.53% - Go On

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," 2.0/5 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.2/6.

* In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.8/4; "Late Show," 0.5/3 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.8/4.

* From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.4/5 in metered-market households and a 0.4/3 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 with an encore telecast) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.0/4 with an encore). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 in 18-49 with an encore) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2 with an encore).

* 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 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (1/24/12):

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Due to live State of the Union coverage, Fast Nationals for FOX, ABC, CBS, and NBC are approximate.]

FOX (6.99 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.3, #1) held onto the demo crown with a repeat of "American Idol" (9.51 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.3, #1) and the "FOX News Special" (5.30 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.7, #5).

NBC (6.55 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.9, #2) then snagged the silver with a new "The Biggest Loser 13" (6.32 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.1, #2) followed by its "NBC News Special" (7.13 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.0, #T3) and a half-hour of "State of the Union Analysis" (5.26 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.2, #10).

Next up was CBS (8.39 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.6, #3) with an encore of "NCIS" (12.37 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.0, #T3), its "CBS News Special" (7.11 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #6) and a repeat of "The Big Bang Theory" (4.29 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T11).

Meanwhile, ABC (5.40 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #4) offered up repeats of "Last Man Standing" (5.53 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T7) and "Last Man Standing" (5.23 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T7) alongside its "ABC News Special" (5.96 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T7) and a repeat of "Modern Family" (3.77 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T11).

Collectively across FOX, ABC, CBS, and NBC, the State of the Union drew 25.49 million viewers, on par with last year's audience of 26.23 million.

And finally, a new "90210" (1.28 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.7, #13) led into week two of "Remodeled" (0.94 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #14) on The CW (1.11 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #5). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "90210" delivered a 1.0 rating while "Remodeled" posted a 0.5 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - Remodeled
+16.67% - 90210
-8.70% - The Biggest Loser 13

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
-22.22% - 90210
-30.00% - The Biggest Loser 13
-55.56% - Remodeled

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 with an encore telecast; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.2/6 with an encore delayed by news coverage; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 2.8/7; 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," 0.8/4 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.5/2 with an encore delayed by news coverage; "Nightline," 0.9/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.3/2

At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.2/4 in metered-market households with an encore) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.0/3 with an encore delayed by news coverage). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 in 18-49 with an encore) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2 with an encore delayed by news coverage).

At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.9 with an encore in metered-market households 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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