December 4, 2012 ratings — New episodes: The Voice, Shark Tank, Raising Hope, Hart Of Dixie, Ben And Kate, Go On, New Girl, Happy Endings, Emily Owens MD, The New Normal, The Mindy Project, Don’t Trust The B In Apartment 23, Parenthood, and Private Practice. Specials: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (repeat) and Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. Repeats: NCIS.
On NBC, The Voice won the night in total viewership but came in second in the demo. It drew a 3.4 rating in the 18-49 demographic (-11% week-to-week change) with 11.3 million total viewers.
At 9pm, Go On won its timeslot with a 2.5 rating (0% change) and 6.9 million. The New Normal also held steady with a 1.7 rating and 4.6 million. Parenthood dropped a bit, registering a 1.7 in the demo (-6% change) with 4.9 million.
On CBS, perennial favorite Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer did very well and drew a 2.9 rating with 10.1 million viewers. A rerun of NCIS (2.0 rating with 11.1 million) preceded Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show (3.5 rating with 9.3 million). The latter had the best demo of the night and the third-highest viewership.
On ABC, a special edition of Shark Tank brought a 1.7 rating with 6.9 million viewers. Compared to the last original episode, on Friday, November 16th, the reality series was down by 11% in the demo.
Happy Endings followed with a 1.3 in the demo (+18% change) and 3.5 million and Don’t Trust The B In Apartment 23 brought in a 1.2 in the demo (+33% change) with 3.0 million. Private Practice finished the night with a 1.2 in the demo (+20% change) and 4.4 million.
On FOX, Raising Hope garnered a 1.4 rating (-22% change) with 3.7 million and Ben and Kate captured a 1.1 in the demo (-21% change) with 2.7 million viewers. New Girl drew a 2.0 in the demo (-13% change) with 4.1 million and The Mindy Project dropped to a 1.3 rating (-7% change) with 2.6 million.
What do you think? Are you surprised that the specials did as well as they did? What were you watching last night?