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[02/13/13 - 08:36 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops State of the Union Coverage in Demos, CBS in Viewers
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for tuesday, february 12, 2013)

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

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

NBC (5.280 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #1) was the top demo draw on Tuesday with its mix of "Betty White's Off Their Rockers" (5.025 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T5), another "Betty White's Off Their Rockers" (5.166 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #4), "State of the Union Address" (5.786 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1) and "State of the Union Address Analysis" (4.131 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.0, #10).

CBS (6.914 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3) then remained the most-watched network with its lineup of "NCIS" (9.133 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T2), "State of the Union Address" (6.238 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T7) and "Mike & Molly" (4.503 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #13).

Next up was ABC (4.425 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2) with an original "The Taste" (4.744 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T2) followed by the "State of the Union Address" (4.582 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T5) and a repeat of "Modern Family" (3.317 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T11).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.453 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4) offered up repeats of "Raising Hope" (2.703 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T7) and "New Girl" (2.462 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T7) plus its own "State of the Union Address" (2.367 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T11) coverage.

And finally, the feature "When in Rome" (1.534 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.5, #14) rounded out the ngiht on The CW (1.534 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #5). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), the film averaged a 0.7 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
-16.67% - The Taste

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
-25.00% - The Taste (vs. Last Man Standing/Cougar Town)

In late-night metered market ratings (via NBC's press release):

TBA


Here are the highlights of the 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (2/14/12):

CBS (15.49 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.1, #1) was the top draw on Tuesday thanks to fresh installments of "NCIS" (19.42 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.9, #1), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (16.06 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.2, #T2) and "Unforgettable" (10.97 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.3, #5).

FOX (6.26 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.7, #2) then snagged the silver with new episodes of "Glee" (6.88 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.8, #4), "New Girl" (6.58 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 3.2, #T2) and "Raising Hope" (4.69 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 2.1, #7).

Next up was NBC (5.36 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.9, #3) with its mix of "The Biggest Loser 13" (5.82 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.0, #8) and "Parenthood" (4.44 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.6, #11).

Meanwhile, ABC (5.79 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.6, #4) offered up a new "Last Man Standing" (7.59 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.2, #6), the return of "Cougar Town" (4.85 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.8, #9), week two of "The River" (4.99 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.7, #10) and a new "Body of Proof" (6.16 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.2, #12).

And finally, a repeat of "Hart of Dixie" (0.75 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T13) led into a new "Ringer" (1.07 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T13) on The CW (0.91 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 "Ringer" posted a 0.5 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+4.55% - Unforgettable
+3.23% - NCIS: Los Angeles
0.00% - Parenthood
-4.35% - Last Man Standing
-4.55% - Raising Hope
-4.88% - NCIS
-8.57% - New Girl
-9.09% - The Biggest Loser 13
-12.50% - Glee
-25.00% - Body of Proof (vs. 1/17/12)
-32.00% - The River
-40.00% - Ringer

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+46.67% - Last Man Standing (vs. No Ordinary Family)
+45.45% - New Girl (vs. Raising Hope)
+40.00% - Raising Hope (vs. Traffic Light)
+20.00% - Cougar Town (vs. No Ordinary Family)
+15.00% - Unforgettable (vs. The Good Wife)
+5.41% - NCIS
0.00% - Body of Proof (vs. Detroit 187)
-3.03% - NCIS: Los Angeles
-10.53% - The River (vs. V)
-15.79% - Parenthood
-25.93% - The Biggest Loser 13
-33.33% - Glee
-57.14% - Ringer (vs. Hellcats)

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," 2.7/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.7/7; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.0/7; 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," 0.8/4; "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" (1.6/6 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" (0.6/4 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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