December 12, 2012 9:00am PT by Michael O'Connell
TV Ratings: 'Parenthood' Matches Season High, 'Raising Hope' Jumps, 'Happy Endings' Steady
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.
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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.