December 05, 2012 9:06am PT by Michael O'Connell
TV Ratings: 'Happy Endings,' 'Apt. 23' Jump, Victoria's Secret Show Tops Night
Despite sticking an encore of NCIS in between holiday specials Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, CBS still topped the night among adults 18-49 (2.8 rating) and total viewers (10.2 million). Rudolph was down 28 percent from last year's score with a 2.9 rating among 18-49-ers, while Victoria's Secret, also down 24 percent, still topped all other broadcasts of the night with a 3.5 rating.
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Just behind Victoria's Secret was The Voice, down 11 percent from last week with a 3.4 adults rating. Go On (2.5 adults) and The New Normal (1.7 adults) were both steady with their most recent showings, while Parenthood was down a tenth of a point to a 1.7 rating in the demo. NBC netted a 2.4 adults rating for the night and 7.3 million viewers.
Fox comedies were all down, starting with Raising Hope (1.4 adults). It fell 22 percent before Ben and Kate suffered a similar drop (21 percent) to a 1.1 rating in the demo. New Girl (2.0 adults) was off 13 percent from last week, as was The Mindy Project (1.3 adults). Fox brought in a 1.5 rating in the demo and 3.3 million viewers.
A special outing of Shark Tank (1.7 adults) did not match its usual Friday showing on ABC. It led into boosted broadcasts of Happy Endings (1.3 adults) and Don't Trust the B-- in Apt. 23 (1.2 adults). The comedies were up a respective 18 and 33 percent from their previous original broadcasts despite having a softer lead without Dancing With the Stars. Private Practice was off 8 percent to a 1.2 rating among adults, giving ABC a demo average of a 1.4 rating for the night with 4.8 million viewers.
Hart of Dixie was up a tenth of a point for a 0.6 rating with adults 18-49 on The CW. The now-canceled Emily Owens M.D. was also up a tenth, pulling a 0.4 adults rating. The CW averaged a 0.5 adults rating and 1.6 million viewers.
Univision scored a 1.4 adults rating for the night.