Ratings: Golden Boy More Like Silver, Smash Steady, Celeb Wife Swap Hits Series High

GOLDEN BOYCBS’ Golden Boy on Tuesday night debuted to 10.5 million total viewers and a 1.8 demo rating — up from time slot lender Vegas‘ most recent 9.5 mil/1.5, but well shy of Vegas‘ own premiere (14.9 mil/2.5) and also predecessor Unforgettable‘s (14 mil/2.9).

That said, it dominated the 10 o’clock hour in both counts.

Opening CBS’ night, NCIS (20.5 mil/3.4) — starring Plucky Ducky — shed some viewers and a tenth in the demo, but NCIS: LA (16.8 mil/2.9) added viewers and two tenths.

ABC’s Celeb Wife Swap returned to a series high, up a tenth (2.4) from its previous premiere, while The Taste (1.4) dropped two tenths in its later time slot. Body of Proof (6.3 mil/1.2) shed a few viewers but was steady in the demo.

NBC got what only NBC can consider good news, in that Smash stabilized in Week 3 with 3 mil/0.9. Leading into that, Go On‘s Studio 60 reunion (3.15 mil/1.1) matched last week’s demo, and New Normal (2.6 mil/1.0) dropped some eyeballs but rose a tenth.

Fox’s Raising Hope’s My Name Is Earl reunion (3.6 mil/1.5) and Mindy Project (3.2 mil/1.6) were steady, while New Girl (4.3 mil/2.3) ticked up a tenth.

The CW’s Hart of Dixie (1.42 mil/0.6) inched up in audience and the demo, while Cult was flat at 875K/0.3.