After a week off due to election coverage, the broadcast networks' regular Tuesday night programming returned, with NBC winning the demos and CBS drawing more total viewers.
Bad news for The Voice, as the show dropped almost an entire ratings point from its last Tuesday night showing, although it still won the night in demos. Go On dropped an insignificant amount, and continues to do well. The New Normal went up one tenth, but is still coming in below a 2.0 demo rating, which is never good. Parenthood is drawing similar numbers.
As usual, CBS' NCIS and NCIS: LA double shot topped the night in both totals and demos for scripted programming, even though both dropped and LA tied a season low. After a decent start, Vegas has slipped into the demo doldrums as of late, barely breaking a 1.5 most weeks. I doubt it gets another season if it can't start hitting at least hit a 1.8 consistently.
Dancing With The Stars went up 6%. Unfortunately, the good news ended there for ABC, as the rest of its Tuesday lineup sank like a stone. Happy Endings matched its last new episode, but still only brought in a 1.4 demo. Don't Trust The B dipped to a staggeringly bad 1.1, which is nearing CW levels. Private Practice also fell to a 1.1, setting a new series low.
FOX's comedy block isn't doing much better, with Raising Hope dropping to a 1.6, and Ben & Kate taking a steep slide down 21% to a 1.1. New Girl was the lone ratings bright spot, coming in at a 2.2. The Mindy Project did go up at least, to a 1.6. On the C-dubs, Hart Of Dixie went up 17%, setting a season high. Lead out Emily Owens M.D. is still struggling though, landing at 1.4.
Key: Broadcast Network - Show Name - 18-49 Rating - 18-49 Share - Total Viewers In Millions
NBC - The Voice (N) - 3.9 - 11 - 11.15
CBS - NCIS (N) - 3.1 - 9 - 17.05
ABC - Dancing With The Stars: All-Stars (N) - 1.9 - 5 - 12.11
FOX - Raising Hope (N) - 1.6 - 5 - 3.73
CW - Hart Of Dixie (N) - 0.6 - 2 - 1.62
FOX - Ben & Kate (N) - 1.1 - 3 - 2.39
CBS - NCIS: Los Angeles (N) - 2.8 - 7 - 15.77
NBC - Go On (N) - 2.2 - 6 - 6.09
FOX - New Girl (N) - 2.2 - 6 - 4.35
ABC - Happy Endings (N) - 1.3 - 4 - 4.36
CW - Emily Owens M.D. (N) - 0.4 - 1 - 1.38
NBC - The New Normal (N) - 1.8 - 5 - 4.66
FOX - The Mindy Project (N) - 1.6 - 4 - 3.17
ABC - Don't Trust The B In Apt. 23 (N) - 1.1 - 3 - 3.10
NBC - Parenthood (N) - 1.9 - 5 - 4.82
CBS - Vegas (N) - 1.6 - 5 - 10.41
ABC - Private Practice (N) - 1.1 - 3 - 3.72
Source: Nielsen Media Research