Ratings: Fashion Star No Runway Success With Sub-Parenthood Numbers, New Girl Hits Low

NBC’s Fashion Star hit the runway on Tuesday night with an average 90-minute premiere audience of 4.55 million total viewers, while scoring a 1.6 demo rating.

In the 10 o’clock hour, at least, that gave the Peacock a demo win, though the total audience fell way shy of what Body of Proof and an Unforgettable repeat put on the board. Plus, Fashion Star‘s numbers were below Parenthood‘s final two outings. (Look at me rouse the rabble!) The new reality competition also shed 20 percent of its Biggest Loser lead-in.

Elsewhere, as the Daylight Savings Time doldrums continue on, both The River (4.1 mil/1.3) and New Girl (5.7 mil/2.7) slipped double digits in the demo to all-time lows. Cougar Town (4.41 mil/1.4) gained a few eyeballs and matched Body of Proof as ABC’s highest-rated show for the night, but nonetheless dipped a tenth in the demo to a new low. Stop playing Frisbee until 9 o’clock, America!

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A few other notes:

* An NCIS repeat led Tuesday in total viewers (with 12.7 mil), while New Girl netted the best demo rating (2.7).

* Among other Fox comedies, Raising Hope (4.3 mil/1.8) dropped 14 percent in the demo, Teenage Daughter (3.5 mil/1.3) plunged 19 percent and Breaking In at 9:30 pm (3.47 mil/1.5) was down 12 percent from its Season 2 premiere.

* The CW’s 90210 (1.2 ml/0.6) slipped a tenth in the demo, as did Ringer (1.1 mil/0.4).

* Facing a CBS repeat and NBC’s Fashion Star, Body of Proof (7.3 mil/1.4) gained a few eyeballs and held steady in the demo yet barely eked out a win in total viewers.