After a pretty great night across the board on Monday, Tuesday continued the post-turkey upward ratings trend, with ABC winning the key demos and CBS drawing more total viewers.
The good news began with NBC, as The Voice rose 12%, Go On went up 19%, The New Normal climbed 13%, and Parenthood improved by 6% from last week. On the Eye, the news was okay, but not nearly as good. NCIS rose 17%, while the LA version went up by a much smaller 4% margin. Sadly, Vegas dropped 11%, matching its series low.
ABC's rather early night of Christmas specials (How the Grinch Stole Christmas and Scared Shrekless) did about what they always do. The season finale of Dancing With The Stars went up a whopping 33% from last Tuesday, but was also down 26% from last fall's final bow.
The perpetually struggling FOX comedy line-up had a good night for once, with Raising Hope, Ben & Kate, New Girl & The Mindy Project all posting double digit gains from last week. Unfortunately, the big loser of the night was The CW, with Hart Of Dixie coming in even with last Tuesday's 0.5, and Emily Owens M.D. actually dropping down to an 0.3. Emily Owens isn't long for this world.
Key: Broadcast Network - Show Name - 18-49 Rating - 18-49 Share - Total Viewers In Millions
NBC - The Voice (N) - 3.8 - 10 - 11.39
CBS - NCIS (N) - 3.5 - 10 - 19.57
ABC - How The Grinch Stole Christmas - 2.4 - 7 - 8.38
FOX - Raising Hope (N) - 1.7 - 5 - 3.88
CW - Hart Of Dixie (N) - 0.5 - 1 - 1.34
ABC - Shrek The Halls - 2.5 - 7 - 8.44
FOX - Ben & Kate (N) - 1.4 - 4 - 2.92
ABC - Dancing With The Stars (Season Finale) - 3.0 - 8 - 16.58
CBS - NCIS: Los Angeles (N) - 2.9 - 7 - 14.26
NBC - Go On (N) - 2.5 - 6 - 6.33
FOX - New Girl (N) - 2.3 - 6 - 4.18
CW - Emily Owens M.D. (N) - 0.3 - 1 - 1.04
NBC - The New Normal (N) - 1.7 - 4 - 4.07
FOX - The Mindy Project (N) - 1.5 - 4 - 2.80
NBC - Parenthood (N) - 1.8 - 5 - 4.43
CBS - Vegas (N) - 1.6 - 4 - 9.42
Source: Nielsen Media Research