September 12, 2012 9:00am PT by Michael O'Connell
TV Ratings: 'Go On' Sees Solid Debut, 'New Normal' Matches Preview, 'The Voice' Drops
NBC, launching its complete Tuesday lineup against many encores, topped the rest of the broadcasts networks among adults 18-49 (a 2.9 rating) and total viewers (8.4 million) last night. An hourlong episode of The Voice, down three-tenths of a point from the previous night's two-hour average, posted a 3.9 rating with 18-49-ers.
At 9 p.m., the official premiere of Matthew Perry's Go On posted a strong 3.4 rating in the demo. It's the best demo showing for a comedy since 2010's Outsourced, which had a stronger lead-in with The Office. At 9:30 p.m., the premiere of The New Normal lost 25 percent of its lead-in, pulling a 2.5 rating in the demo -- but the comedy did match its preview rating from the night before.
Parenthood returned to the schedule with a 1.9 adults rating, matching its recent finale but falling 14 percent from its 2011 return following America's Got Talent.
Univision was behind NBC with an average 1.6 rating with adults 18-49, placing just ahead of Fox's two-hour haul for So You Think You Can Dance. The competition, heading into its season finale, brought in 4.3 million viewers and a steady 1.5 rating among adults 18-49 -- despite shifting from Wednesday to Tuesday this week.
Encores, including a displaced Hawaii Five-0 (1.1 adults rating), earned CBS a 1.2 rating among adults 18-49 and 7.5 million viewers for the night. ABC also was in repeats, pulling a 0.7 rating among 18-49-ers and 2.4 million viewers.
TV REVIEW: "The New Normal"
The CW aired encores of Hart of Dixie and The Next, averaging a 0.3 rating with adults 18-49 and 670,000 viewers for the night.
Fast Affiliate Ratings for Tuesday, Sept. 11
NBC: The Voice -- 3.9 rating among adults 18-49; 11.3 million viewers
Fox: So You Think You Can Dance - 1.5, 4.3 million
CBS: NCIS (R) -- 1.2; 8.6 million
ABC: The Middle (R) -- 0.9; 3.8 million
The CW: Hart of Dixie (R) -- 0.3; 700,000
ABC: Last Man Standing (R) -- 0.8; 3 million
NBC: Go On -- 3.4; 9.6 million
CBS: Hawaii Five-0 (R) -- 1.1; 6.9 million
ABC: Happy Endings (R) -- 0.8;2.3 million
The CW: The Next (R) -- 0.2; 640,000
NBC: The New Normal -- 2.5; 7 million
ABC: Don't Trust The B in Apt 23 (R) -- 0.7; 1.9 million
NBC: Parenthood - 1.9; 5.6 million
CBS: NCIS: Los Angeles (R) -- 1.2; 6.8 million
ABC: Private Practice (R) -- 0.5; 1.7 million
(R) = repeat