Ratings: Most of Tuesday's 72 Sitcoms Drop, Vegas and Private Practice Tick Up

Ratings: Apartment 23 Hits 0.9 DemoCBS’ Vegas and ABC’s Private Practice were the lone demo gainers this Tuesday, on a night that was no laughing matter for the 11teen sitcoms on the schedule.

With 10.2 million total viewers and a 1.8 rating, Vegas topped the 10 o’clock hour on both counts, rising two tenths in the demo week-to-week. PPP, at 4.1 mil/1.2, inched up 11 percent and a tenth from last week’s all-time low. (Rounding out that hour, Parenthood, with 4.5 mil/1.6, was down 16 percent.)

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Turning to Tuesday’s laugh tracks, we’ll start with Fox. Raising Hope opened the night with 3.7 mil/1.5, down a tenth, while lead-out Ben and Kate held steady with 2.5 mil/1.1. New Girl (4.1 mil/2.0) fell two tenths to a series low; The Mindy Project in turn dropped 15 and 19 percent to 2.7 mil/1.3.

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Over on ABC, Happy Endings (4.9 mil/1.2) gained 12 percent in total audience but slipped a tenth to an all-time low demo. Apartment 23, too, added a few eyeballs (drawing 3.2 mil) yet dropped below a 1.0 demo rating, to a worst-ever 0.9.

NBC’s Go On was rock-steady with 6.2 mil/2.2, but The New Normal (4.35 mil/1.6) was down 7 and 11 percent (hitting a demo low).

A few other notes:

* Dancing With the Stars, FWIW, set ABC’s sitcom table with an audience of 12.9 mil and a 1.9 rating, up 6 percent in audience week-to-week.

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* NCIS (16.5 mil/3.0) slipped a tenth, while NCIS: LA (15.1 mil/2.8) was flat.

* The Voice (9.3 mil/3.3) led the night in the demo while slipping 15 percent from last Tuesday.

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* The CW’s Hart of Dixie (1.2 mil.0.5) fell 25 and 17 percent, but plucky Emily Owens (1.3 mil/0.4) held steady in the demo.

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