We'll have the full tables and updated Cancellation Chart online shortly. Check the Twitter feed for updates.
NOTE: The table below will be updated live as we get the numbers in.
Also remember that we now have historical data in our Episode Databases
Metered Market Tuesday Ratings
CBS Dominate With Atypical Sked
Metered Market Results
NBC 5.1/ 8
ABC 3.7/ 6
Fox 2.5/ 4
CW 1.2/ 2
-Percent Change from Year-Ago Evening – Tuesday 12/06/11
CW: +20, NBC: +13, CBS: -10, ABC: -16, Fox: -48
The Voice (NBC), Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer R (CBS), NCIS R (CBS), The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show (CBS)
Raising Hope (Fox), Ben and Kate (Fox), Hart of Dixie (CW), Happy Endings (ABC), Don’t Trust the B___ in Apartment 23 (ABC), The Mindy Project (Fox), Emily Owens, M.D. (CW), Private Practice (ABC)
It was a Tuesday overnight victory for CBS with its atypical combination of annual animated classic Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (#2: 5.9 rating/9 share), a 9 p.m. repeat of NCIS (#1: 6.9/11) and annual special Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show (#1: 6.4/11). Compared to this same line-up one year earlier (average 7.0/11 on Tuesday 11/29/11), the network slipped by nine percent. Demo friendly Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (opposite The Voice on NBC) dropped by 14 percent, while The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show was flat from the year-ago telecast (and that translated into 10.39 million viewers and a 4.6 rating/12 share among adults 18-49, based on the Live Plus Same Day results). Rudolph averaged 12.64 million viewers and a 4.0/11 on that same evening.
Aforementioned The Voice on NBC led the 8 p.m. hour (and the evening), with a rock-solid 7.8/13 in the overnights and its best Tuesday performance since October 9. Freshman sitcom Go On at 9 p.m. slipped by 44 percent to a second-place 4.5/ 7. But that, too, was its best overnight since October 9 and it bested the 9-9:30 p.m. portion of The Biggest Loser one year earlier (4.3/ 7 on 12/06/11) by five percent. Go On also outdelivered competing sitcoms New Girl on Fox (#3: 3.3/ 5: down 34 percent from the year-ago evening) and Happy Endings on ABC (#4: 2.5/ 4) by 36 percent and 72 percent, respectively.
Next on NBC was The New Normal at a second-place 3.3/ 5 at 9:30 p.m., which slipped by 27 percent from Go On, followed by drama Parenthood at an above-average 3.7/ 6 at 10 p.m. (#2). Regardless of the slippage, The New Normal outdelivered competing sitcoms Don’t Trust the B___ in Apartment 23 on ABC (#3: 2.3/ 4) and The Mindy Project on Fox (#4: 2.1/ 3) by 43 percent and 57 percent, respectively. The moral of the story: There are too many comedies competing in the Tuesday 9 p.m. hour.
Over at ABC, a special Tuesday edition of Shark Tank scored a respectable third-place 5.2/ 8 in the overnights at 8 p.m., which built from the year-ago combination of sitcoms Last Man Standing (5.8/ 9 on 12/06/11) and short-lived Man Up! (3.2/ 5) by an average of 16 percent. Shark Tank also outscored its typical Friday overnight performance, and this should easily translate into a season high.
In was downhill for ABC in the 9 p.m. hour, unfortunately, care of aforementioned comedies Happy Endings (#4: 2.5/ 4) and Don’t Trust the B____ in Apartment 23 (#3: 2.3/ 4), followed by soon-to-conclude Private Practice at a third-place 3.4/ 6 at 10 p.m.
On Fox, the combination of comedies Raising Hope (#4: 2.7/ 4) and Ben and Kate (#4: 1.9/ 3) in the 8 p.m. hour dropped by a considerable 57 percent, on average, from year-ago occupant Glee (5.4/ 8 on 12/06/11). And aforementioned New Girl (#3: 3.3/ 5) and The Mindy Project (#4: 2.1/ 3) from 9-10 p.m. slipped from the year-ago pairing of New Girl (5.0/ 8) and Raising Hope (3.4/ 5) by an average of 36 percent. Fox may want to rethink airing two-hours of live action comedies on Tuesday.
The CW capped off the evening with sophomore Hart of Dixie (#5: 1.4/ 2) and canceled Emily Owens, M.D. (#5: 1.1/ 2), which could not compete.
Source: Nielsen Media Research