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.
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.
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.