TV Ratings: 'Happy Endings,' 'Apt. 23' Jump, Victoria's Secret Show Tops Night
CBS' annual airing of the festive runway show outperforms 'The Voice,' though falling shy of last year, while ABC comedies grow despite the absence of a 'Dancing With the Stars' lead.
Despite sticking an encore of NCIS in between holiday specials Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, CBS still topped the night among adults 18-49 (2.8 rating) and total viewers (10.2 million). Rudolph was down 28 percent from last year's score with a 2.9 rating among 18-49-ers, while Victoria's Secret, also down 24 percent, still topped all other broadcasts of the night with a 3.5 rating.
Just behind Victoria's Secret was The Voice, down 11 percent from last week with a 3.4 adults rating. Go On (2.5 adults) and The New Normal (1.7 adults) were both steady with their most recent showings, while Parenthood was down a tenth of a point to a 1.7 rating in the demo. NBC netted a 2.4 adults rating for the night and 7.3 million viewers.
Fox comedies were all down, starting with Raising Hope (1.4 adults). It fell 22 percent before Ben and Kate suffered a similar drop (21 percent) to a 1.1 rating in the demo. New Girl (2.0 adults) was off 13 percent from last week, as was The Mindy Project (1.3 adults). Fox brought in a 1.5 rating in the demo and 3.3 million viewers.
A special outing of Shark Tank (1.7 adults) did not match its usual Friday showing on ABC. It led into boosted broadcasts of Happy Endings (1.3 adults) and Don't Trust the B-- in Apt. 23 (1.2 adults). The comedies were up a respective 18 and 33 percent from their previous original broadcasts despite having a softer lead without Dancing With the Stars. Private Practice was off 8 percent to a 1.2 rating among adults, giving ABC a demo average of a 1.4 rating for the night with 4.8 million viewers.
Hart of Dixie was up a tenth of a point for a 0.6 rating with adults 18-49 on The CW. The now-canceled Emily Owens M.D. was also up a tenth, pulling a 0.4 adults rating. The CW averaged a 0.5 adults rating and 1.6 million viewers.
Univision scored a 1.4 adults rating for the night.