Primetime Ratings: 'Golden Boy' Debuts Below 'Vegas' September Premiere
'Celebrity Wife Swap' returns to series high; 'The Taste' falls in new time slot
By Tim Baysinger -- Broadcasting & Cable, 2/27/2013 11:36:22 AM
Earlier, NCIS was down 3% from last week to a 3.4 while NCIS: Los Angeles rose 7% to a 2.9. CBS won the night with an overall 2.7 rating/8 share.
ABC and Fox split for second in the demo with a 1.7/5, though ABC had more overall viewers (5.8 million to 3.55 million). Celebrity Wife Swap, featuring Kate Gosselin, premiered to a series-high 2.4, up a tenth from the show's premiere last year. The Taste struggled in its new time slot at 9 p.m., dropping 13% to a 1.4. Body of Proof stayed at last week's series-low 1.2.
Fox's lineup was mostly steady, with its 8 p.m. episode of Raising Hope earning a 1.5, even with last week. A second episode at 8:30 p.m. posted a 1.4. The Mindy Project was also flat with last week at a 1.6. New Girl was up 5% to a 2.3.
NBC's Smash stayed its own series-low 0.9 rating, as did Go On, which remained at a 1.1. The New Normal was up a tenth from last week for a 1.0. Earlier, Betty White's Off Their Rockers stayed at its series-low 1.3 for both airings. NBC finished in fourth with a 1.1/3.
The CW's Cult was flat in its second week with a 0.2 in its targeted adults 18-34 demo and a 0.3 with 18-49s. Hart of Dixie was up a tenth in both demos to a 0.7 and 0.6, respectively. The CW ended the night with an overall 0.5/1.
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