Primetime Ratings: NBC Nips CBS as Regular Tuesday Lineups Return

New shows 'Vegas,' 'Ben and Kate' hit lows
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NBC won a Tuesday where each network returned its regular
lineup after airing Election Night coverage last week. The network finished
with an overall 2.6 rating/7 share with adults 18-49, according to Nielsen
overnight numbers. The Voice, back in its regular 8-9 p.m. slot, was up
27% from its last airing on Nov. 8 to a 3.8, although that was down 17% from
its last Tuesday show (which was a two-hour episode) on Oct. 30. Go On
returned from three weeks off down 4% to a 2.3, while The New Normal
came back up 6% to a 1.8. Parenthood was down 5% from three weeks ago to
a 1.8.

CBS finished second with a 2.5/7. NCIS was down 12%
to a season-low 3.0 and NCIS: Los Angeles stayed at its own season low
of 2.8. Vegas hit its lowest rating so far with a 1.6, down 6%.

Fox finished in third with a 1.7/4. Raising Hope was
down a tenth to a 1.6 and Ben and Kate fell 21% to its lowest rating so
far at 1.1. New Girl was down a tenth to a 2.2 and The Mindy Project
was the lone improvement, rising 13% to a 1.7.

Dancing With the Stars was the only show to improve for
ABC, which finished fourth with a 1.4/4. The one-hour results show was up 6% to
a 1.9. The comedy duo of Happy Endings and Don't Trust the B---- in
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continued to struggle, as Happy Endings stayed at its
season-low 1.4 and Don't Trust the B---- fell 8% to a series-low 1.1. Private
Practice
also hit a series-low 1.1, down 6%.

On The CW, Emily Owens, M.D. rose a tenth to a
0.4 rating with both 18-49s and 18-34s. Earlier, Hart of Dixie drew
a season-high 0.7 with 18-49s, which was up a tenth from two weeks ago. It also
stayed at a 0.7 with 18-34s, matching a season high. The CW finished with an
overall 0.5/1.

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