We had a Tuesday tie this week, with ABC winning the demos, while CBS drew more total viewers. The really impressive thing about the latter fact is that CBS' line-up was entirely made up of re-runs. Wow.
The two-hour series premiere of "The Taste" did pretty well, coming in 5% higher than Dancing With The Stars' fall premiere in the same slot. The series finale of Private Practice saw a 25% rise! Sadly, that still only brought it to a 1.5. Few shows have experienced bigger falls in their final seasons than this former demo leader.
FOX comedies had a good night, with Raising Hope going up 6%, Ben & Kate rising 9%, and New Girl climbing 11%. The Mindy Project was the only show not to rise, but still matched last week. It was a mixed night for Betty White, as the 8pm episode of Off Their Rockers rose 7%, but the 8:30pm dropped 25%. I guess the lesson here is that America only wants its Betty White at 8 O'clock.
Go On and The New Normal continue to backslide from what were once pretty clear renewal prospects, as both posted series lows. Ouch. The season finale of Parenthood dropped 11% from both last week and last season's finale. Still, the drama's dependable demo performance has most likely earned it yet another season. On the C-dubs, Hart Of Dixie rose a healthy 17%, while Emily Owens M.D. went up 66%... to an 0.5. That just shows how bad last week's episode did.
Key: Broadcast Network - Show Name - 18-49 Rating - 18-49 Share - Total Viewers In Millions
ABC - The Taste (Series Premiere) - 2.2 - 6 - 6.04
CBS - NCIS (R) - 1.7 - 5 - 12.73
FOX - Raising Hope (N) - 1.7 - 5 - 4.05
NBC - Betty White's Off Their Rockers (N) - 1.6 - 5 - 5.60
CW - Hart Of Dixie (N) - 0.7 - 2 - 1.54
NBC - Betty White's Off Their Rockers (N) - 1.3 - 5 - 5.96
FOX - Ben & Kate (N) - 1.2 - 3 - 2.64
FOX - New Girl (N) - 2.1 - 5 - 4.05
CBS - NCIS: Los Angeles (R) - 1.7 - 4 - 11.66
NBC - Go On (N) - 1.3 - 3 - 3.98
CW - Emily Owens M.D. (N) - 0.5 - 1 - 1.39
FOX - The Mindy Project (N) - 1.5 - 4 - 2.99
NBC - The New Normal (N) - 1.2 - 3 - 3.27
NBC - Parenthood (N) - 1.7 - 5 - 4.79
ABC - Private Practice (N) - 1.5 - 4 - 5.22
CBS - Vegas (R) - 1.1 - 3 - 7.01
Source: Nielsen Media Research