TV Ratings: 'Parenthood' Matches Season High, 'Raising Hope' Jumps, 'Happy Endings' Steady
The NBC drama wins 10 p.m., finishing off the network's dominant night in the demo, while Fox comedies are steady ("New Girl") or improved ("The Mindy Project").
As The Voice nears its finale, Tuesday's results show was steady with a 3.5 rating among adults 18-to-49. NBC's new entry this week, Take It All, actually was up from its Monday debut. The game show rose a tenth of a point to a 2.3 rating in the demo. At 10 p.m., Parenthood was up two tenths of a point to match its season high of a 2.0 rating in adults 18-49. NBC averaged a 2.6 and 8.1 million viewers.
CBS pulled in second in the demo (2.3 rating), topping other nets in total viewers (14.3 million). NCIS was down 22 percent from its last original showing for a season low of a 2.8. NCIS: LA also was at a season-low 2.6 rating, a 10 percent drop from two weeks ago. At 10 p.m., Vegas dropped a tenth of a point to a 1.5.
Raising Hope jumped 21 percent on Fox. The comedy pulled a 1.7 rating in the key demo. After an encore of Ben and Kate, New Girl (2.0) was steady with last week's showing, and The Mindy Project (1.4) grew a tenth of a point. Fox averaged a 1.5 rating and 3.4 million viewers.
ABC's special showing of Santa Claus Is Coming to Town was down 23 percent from last year, pulling a 1.7. Despite a softer lead this week, Happy Endings was steady with a 1.3 rating -- while Don't Trust the B---- in Apt. 23 was down two tenths of a point. Private Practice was steady with a 1.2 rating. The network averaged a 1.3 in the demo and 4.1 million viewers.
Hart of Dixie was up a tenth of a point to a 0.6 on The CW before a special broadcast of A Muppets Christmas pulled a 0.4. The network averaged a 0.5 in the demo and 1.3 million viewers.
Univision had a 1.6 adults rating for the night.