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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

RATINGS RECAP: 11/13/12

ABC
8:00 Dancing with the Stars
Viewers: 12.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.9
9:00 Happy Endings
Viewers: 4.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3
9:30 Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23
Viewers: 3.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
10:00 Private Practice
Viewers: 3.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1

CBS
8:00 NCIS
Viewers: 17.1 million, 18-49 demo: 3.1
9:00 NCIS: Los Angeles
Viewers: 15.8 million, 18-49 demo: 2.8
10:00 Vegas
Viewers: 10.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.6

NBC
8:00 The Voice
Viewers: 11.2 million, 18-49 demo: 3.9
9:00 Go On
Viewers: 6.1 million, 18-49 demo: 2.2
9:30 The New Normal
Viewers: 4.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.8
10:00 Parenthood
Viewers: 4.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.9

FOX
8:00 Raising Hope
Viewers: 3.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.6
8:30 Ben and Kate
Viewers: 2.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
9:00 New Girl
Viewers: 4.4 million, 18-49 demo: 2.2
9:30 The Mindy Project
Viewers: 3.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.6
 
After a week off from regular programming due to the elections, the networks were back with their lineups but it was not a very promising night. On CBS, NCIS was down 1.7 million viewers and three tenths in the demo for a season low. At 9pm, NCIS: Los Angeles was down half a million viewers and even in the demo, showing better retention than usual. With another NCIS spinoff in the works, will CBS go to three hours of this franchise on Tuesdays next season? At 10pm, Vegas was down four tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo. This show continues to skew incredibly old but they total viewer count and upscale viewing audience will help it get by for awhile. 

It was a disastrous evening for ABC. It wasn't that bad comparatively for Dancing with the Stars which was up six tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo. But the rest of the night was a complete mess. Happy Endings was up a tenth in viewers but down a tenth in the demo while Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 was down two tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo for series lows. This is down from ratings on a night right after Hurricane Sandy hit. What a terrible showing and ABC is in a real bind with these ratings. I don't know what they will do but they should cancel Apartment because that show is getting no traction. They seem more committed to Happy Endings but if Apartment gets cancelled, it won't fit anywhere with ABC's family friendly sitcoms. At 10pm, Private Practice was down nine tenths in viewers and three tenths in the demo for a terrible series low. With the horrible lead-ins, it is really limping towards its series finale in early 2013. 

On NBC, The Voice started off down nine tenths in viewers and seven tenths in the demo from its two hour airing two weeks ago. While it's a big drop, I don't think it's a bad showing because this was the first real "results" show and those are always lower for any show like this. At 9pm, the comedies were back for the first time in three weeks. Go On was even in viewers but down two tenths in the demo while The New Normal was up four tenths in viewers and even in the demo. How will these shows do when The Voice is no longer the lead-in? At 10pm, Parenthood was down a tenth in viewers and even in the demo, winning the hour among the broadcast networks again. I wonder if NBC is wishing they ordered a full season of this. 

It was a pretty bad outing for FOX as well as this comedy lineup is not getting anywhere. At 8pm, Raising Hope was down four tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo. At 8:30pm, Ben and Kate was down a big six tenths in viewers and three tenths in the demo for a series low. This show just isn't going to work for FOX but their comedy bench is really think. At 9pm, New Girl was down four tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo for a season low. It look like Hurricane Sandy wasn't much of a factor with so many shows down again. At 9:30pm, The Mindy Project was the only show to rise as it was up a tenth in viewers and the demo. So to sum up, 10 out of 15 shows on the big four broadcast networks were below a 2 in the demo on Tuesday night. Yikes.

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