Ratings: Parenthood Matches Season High, NCIS and Apartment 23 Drop

Ratings: Parenthood Matches Season HighParenthood‘s winter finale weepfest this Tuesday night squeezed 5.7 million total viewers into Kristina’s hospital room, while winning the 10 o’clock hour with a 2.0 demo rating.

That represents gains of 15 and 11 percent from its last fresh episode and matches the NBC drama’s season high in the demo.

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Decidedly on the downside this Tuesday, meanwhile, were NCIS (slipping 11 and 22 percent to 17.5 mil and a 2.8, its lowest rating since Feb. 2005) and Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23 (dropping 17 percent to 2.5 mil/1.0).

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Elsewhere on Tuesday….

* NBC’s The Voice was steady with 11.3 mil and a night-leading 3.5 rating. Night 2 of Take It All (7.3 mil/2.3) grew a bit from its Monday debut and placed second in the demo above its ABC and Fox sitcom rivals.

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* Leading out of NCIS, NCIS: LA (15 mil/2.6) won its hour in the demo while dipping 10 percent. Vegas closed CBS’ night with 10.3 mil/1.5, adding a few eyeballs but down a tenth in the demo.

* ABC led off Tuesday with Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town (5.6 mil/1.7), followed by Happy Endings (flat at 3.3 mil/1.3) and the aforementioned B—-. An impressively powerful episode of Private Practice (3.8 mil/1.2) shed a few viewers while holding steady in the demo.

* Over on Fox, Raising Hope (4 mil/1.7) was up 10 and 21 percent leading into a Ben and Kate rerun. New Girl (4.24 mil/2.0) was flat, while The Mindy Project (3.03 mil/1.4) gained some viewers and inched up a tenth.

* The CW’s Hart of Dixie slipped 11 percent in total audience (to 1.4 million viewers) but ticked up a tenth in the demo (to a 0.6).

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