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[02/06/13 - 08:22 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: Another Week, Another "NCIS" Victory for CBS
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for tuesday, february 5, 2013)

Here are the highlights of the 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night:

CBS (16.092 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.8, #1) as usual was the network to beat on Tuesday with its original lineup of "NCIS" (21.487 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.7, #1), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (16.570 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.1, #2) and "Vegas" (10.221 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T7).

ABC (6.956 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.3, #2) then claimed the silver with a new "The Taste" (5.282 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.8, #6) followed by a special "The Bachelor" (7.793 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.6, #3).

Next up was FOX (3.995 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.9, #3) and its mix of "Raising Hope" (3.976 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T7), another "Raising Hope" (3.599 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T9), "New Girl" (4.809 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.5, #4) and "The Mindy Project" (3.599 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.9, #5).

Meanwhile, NBC (4.969 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #4) was out of the hunt with its special "Betty White's Second Annual 90th Birthday Special" (5.972 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T9) followed by the return of "Smash" (4.844 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.2, #11) and a second "Smash" (4.092 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.0, #12).

And finally, a new "Hart of Dixie" (1.436 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.6, #13) and the series finale of "Emily Owens, MD" (1.493 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #14) on The CW (1.465 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #5) closed out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Dixie" delivered a 1.1 rating while "Emily" posted a 0.8 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+20.00% - Hart of Dixie
+12.50% - The Taste
+11.76% - The Mindy Project
0.00% - NCIS
0.00% - NCIS: Los Angeles
0.00% - New Girl
0.00% - Raising Hope - 8:30
0.00% - Emily Owens, MD
-5.88% - Raising Hope - 8:00
-15.79% - Vegas

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+8.33% - The Bachelor (vs. The River/The River)
0.00% - NCIS: Los Angeles
-9.76% - NCIS
-13.64% - The Mindy Project (vs. Raising Hope)
-14.29% - Hart of Dixie (vs. 90210)
-20.00% - Emily Owens, MD (vs. Ringer)
-25.00% - The Taste (vs. Last Man Standing/Last Man Standing)
-27.27% - Vegas (vs. Unforgettable)
-28.57% - New Girl
-31.82% - Betty White's Second Annual 90th Birthday Special (vs. The Biggest Loser 13)
-37.50% - Smash - 10:00 (vs. Parenthood)
-45.45% - Smash - 9:00 (vs. The Biggest Loser 13)
-50.00% - Raising Hope - 8:00 (vs. Glee)
-53.13% - Raising Hope - 8:30 (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," 2.4/6; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.6/7; 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," 0.6/3; "Late Show," 0.6/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/4.

* From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.3/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

* From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.3/4 in metered-market households) tied CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.3/5). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 in 18-49) 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 and a 0.2/2 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 (2/7/12):

CBS (16.21 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.1, #1) edged out the competition on Tuesday thanks to the 200th episode of "NCIS" (20.82 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.1, #1) and fresh installments of "NCIS: Los Angeles" (16.12 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.1, #4) and "Unforgettable" (11.70 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.2, #T9).

Second place then went to FOX (6.76 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.0, #2) with new episodes of "Glee" (7.72 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 3.2, #3), "New Girl" (6.92 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 3.5, #2) and "Raising Hope" (4.67 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 2.2, #T9).

Next up was ABC (7.63 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.4, #3) with a new "Last Man Standing" (7.75 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.3, #T7), a second "Last Man Standing" (7.96 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.5, #T5), the debut of "The River" (8.20 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.5, #T5) and a second hour of "The River" (6.82 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 2.3, #T7).

Meanwhile, NBC (5.78 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.0, #4) offered up original installments of "The Biggest Loser 13" (6.35 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 2.2, #T9) and "Parenthood" (4.64 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.6, #12).

And finally, new episodes of "90210" (1.36 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.7, #13) and "Ringer" (1.15 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.5, #14) on The CW (1.26 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #5) closed out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "90210" delivered a 1.1 rating while "Ringer" posted a 0.7 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+4.76% - The Biggest Loser 13
+4.76% - Raising Hope
0.00% - NCIS (vs. 1/10/12)
0.00% - New Girl
0.00% - Unforgettable (vs. 1/10/12)
0.00% - 90210
-5.88% - Parenthood (vs. 1/17/12)
-8.82% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. 1/10/12)
-11.11% - Glee
-11.54% - Last Man Standing (vs. 1/17/12)
-16.67% - Ringer

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+76.92% - The River - 10:00 (vs. Detroit 187)
+66.67% - Last Man Standing - 8:30 (vs. No Ordinary Family)
+53.33% - Last Man Standing - 8:00 (vs. No Ordinary Family)
+38.89% - The River (vs. V)
+25.00% - New Girl (vs. Raising Hope)
+15.79% - Raising Hope (vs. Traffic Light)
0.00% - Unforgettable (vs. The Good Wife)
0.00% - 90210 (vs. One Tree Hill)
-2.38% - NCIS
-11.43% - NCIS: Los Angeles
-15.79% - Parenthood
-26.67% - The Biggest Loser 13
-28.57% - Ringer (vs. Hellcats)
-28.89% - 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," 2.8/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 3.0/8; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.2/8; 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," 0.7/3; "Nightline," 1.0/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.

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" (1.4/5). 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 0.9/4 in metered-market households 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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