November 21, 2012 9:02am PT by Michael O'Connell
TV Ratings: 'Vegas' and 'Private Practice' Are Tuesday's Lone Growers
As Thanksgiving approaches, TV usage has seen a predictable dip, and many series hit new lows Tuesday night. CBS emerged in the best shape, with NCIS (3.0 rating in adults 18-to-49) dropping just a tenth of a point from last week, NCIS: LA (2.8) steady and a new episode of Vegas moving up 13 percent to win its hour with a 1.8 rating in the key demographic. The network averaged a 2.5 rating and 13.9 million viewers.
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The Voice (3.3 rating) was down 15 percent from the previous Tuesday's broadcast. Go On was steady with its 2.2 rating, but The New Normal dropped 11 percent for a new low of a 1.6. Parenthood also suffered a drop, 16 percent, to a 1.6 rating. NBC pulled a 2.3 demo rating and 6.4 million viewers.
With an average 1.5 rating in 18-to-49 and 3.3 million viewers, all Fox shows (except Ben and Kate) also were down week-over-week. Raising Hope, off just a tenth of a point, pulled a 1.5 rating before Ben and Kate's even 1.1. New Girl fell 9 percent to a series-low 2.0 rating, and The Mindy Project (1.3) took a 19 percent hit.
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On ABC, the Dancing With the Stars results show was even with last week's 1.9 rating. Happy Endings (1.2) and Don't Trust the B---- in Apt. 23 (0.9) both fell to new lows, dropping one- and two-tenths of a point, respectively. Private Practice joined Vegas as the only other series to grow last night, up a tenth of a point to a 1.2 rating. The network averaged a 1.4 rating in the demo and 7 million viewers. (All ABC series were up in total viewers.)
Hart of Dixie dropped a tenth of a point to a 0.5, while Emily Owens, M.D. was even with the previous week's 0.4. The CW averaged a 0.5 rating in the key demo and 1.2 million viewers.
Univision pulled a 1.5 rating in 18-to-49.