Tuesday TV Ratings: PARENTHOOD Matches Season High, NCIS Drops, RAISING HOPE Rises

     December 12, 2012

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Tuesday’s TV ratings are in.  Here’s a brief look at the highlights:

  • The winter finale of NBC’s excellent drama Parenthood matched its season high with a 2.0 rating and 5.7 million viewers, rising 11% over last week’s 1.8 rating.
  • CBS’ NCIS took a steep drop, garnering a 2.8 rating and 17.5 million viewers.  That’s down 22% from its last new episode’s 3.6 rating in the 18-49 demo.
  • Over on Fox, Raising Hope ticked up 21% over last week’s 1.4 rating, hitting a 1.7 rating and 4 million viewers total.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Tuesday, December 11th, including New Girl, Vegas, Happy Endings, Hart of Dixie, and more.

FOX

  • new-girl-santaA new episode of Raising Hope hit a 1.7 rating and 4 million viewers for a rise of 21% over last week’s 1.4 rating.
  • A standout Christmas episode of New Girl garnered a 2.0 rating in the demo and 4.2 million viewers, which is even with last week’s performance.
  • The Mindy Project was also up, netting a 1.4 rating in the demo and 3 million viewers for a rise of 8% from last week’s 1.3 rating.

NBC

  • An emotional episode of Parenthood matched the show’s season high with a 2.0 rating and 5.7 million viewers.  That’s a rise of 11% over last week’s 1.8 rating.

ABC

  • ABC’s broadcast of Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town hit a 1.7 rating and 5.64 million viewers, dropping 23% from a 2.2 rating last year.
  • Happy Endings was even with last week’s performance, scoring a 1.3 rating and 3.3 million viewers.
  • Don’t Trust the B in Apt 23 was down, garnering a 1.0 rating an 2.5 million viewers.  That’s a drop of 17% from last week’s 1.2 rating.
  • Departing drama Private Practice was also even with last week, earning a 1.2 rating and 3.8 million viewers.

CBS

  • ncis-devils-trifectaOver at CBS, heavyweight procedural NCIS saw a steep drop, garnering a 2.8 rating and 17.5 million viewers.  That’s down 22% from its 3.6 rating for its last original episode.
  • Sister series NCIS: Los Angeles was also down, scoring a 2.6 rating and 15 million viewers against its last new episode’s 2.9 rating.
  • Vegas was down as well, hitting a 1.5 rating and 10.3 million viewers for a drop of 6% over its last new episode’s 1.6 rating.

The CW

  • Hart of Dixie was up 20% from last week’s 0.5 rating with a 0.6 rating and 1.42 million viewers.

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