Whoa, Bravermans! NBC’s Parenthood, though down a tenth in the demo from its last fresh outing, this week bested both Private Practice and Vegas with the 18-49 crowd, drawing a 1.9 rating to their 1.4 and 1.5, respectively.
The only thing keeping Parenthood from claiming the 10 o’clock win outright amongst broadcast fare is a rare instance of Fox overlap into primetime’s final hour, with the back end of The X Factor‘s make-good special (which across its hour run did 5.7 mil and a 2.4).
Of course, CBS’ Vegas dominated the 10 pm hour in total viewers (with 10.7 mil). Parenthood, at 4.8 mil, was down just a hair.
Of ABC’s two Tuesday premieres — both of which previously called Wednesday night home — Happy Endings (5.9 mil/1.9 rating) was down 20 and 39 percent from its Season 2 opener yet up from its April finale (3.7 mil/1.6), while Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23 (4.3 mil/1.7) was down sharply from both its freshman premiere (7 mil/2.9) and finale (5.7 mil/2.5).
Going hour by hour….
8 pm | The Voice (10.9 mil/4.1, down 10 percent) drew Tuesday’s best demo, while NCIS (17.35 mil/3.2, down 6 percent) was the most watched program. Dancing With the Stars‘ non-results show (12.7 mil/2.2) rose 10 percent in the demo. Fox’s Raising Hope was steady with 4.1 mil/1.7) but Ben and Kate (3.05 mil/1.4) rose double digits. Hart of Dixie (1.3 mil/0.5) slipped 6 and 17 percent.
9 pm | NCIS: LA (16.3 mil/2.7) added a few eyeballs but was down 10 percent in the demo. In the first half-hour’s three-way sitcom showdown, Fox’s New Girl (flat at 5.2 mil/2.7) topped the demo, while NBC’s Go On (steady-ish with 6.4 mil/2.5) had the largest audience. (Happy Endings is detailed above.) Come 9:30, NBC’s The New Normal (4.5 mil/1.8, down 7 percent and two tenths) edged out Apartment 23. Next Tuesday: Mindy rejoins the mix! Emily Owens (1.1 mil/0.3), which debuted against one of the debates, plunged 34 and 40 percent versus full-on competition.
10 pm | Vegas (10.7 mil/1.5) dropped 25 percent in the demo, while Private Practice (4.6 mil/1.4) was down 24 and 12 percent.
What were you tuned into this Tuesday?