Fox: New Girl, Mindy Project see double-digit gains


FOXWith a full hour of RAISING HOPE to lead into NEW GIRL and THE MINDY PROJECT, FOX posted its highest-rated Tuesday night among Adults 18-49 in over three months (since 10/23/12). NEW GIRL, THE MINDY PROJECT, and RAISING HOPE were the top 3 comedies of the night in the core adult demo.

·         RAISING HOPE: 1.7/5, steady with last week (1/22/13, 1.7/5)

·         RAISING HOPE (S): 1.5/4, up +25% from last week’s episode of BEN AND KATE

·         NEW GIRL: 2.5/7, up +14% from last week in Adults 18-49 (vs. 2.2/6)

o    NEW GIRL was also up +15% in Total Viewers (4.7 Mil vs. 4.1 Mil) and up +27% in Adults 18-34 (2.8/8 vs. 2.2/6) versus last week

o    NEW GIRL was the highest rated program of the night in Adults 18-34 and Teens

o    This was NEW GIRL’s highest-rated episode in over three months in Adults 18-49 and Adults 18-34 (since 10/23/12) and in three months in Total Viewers (since 10/30/12)

·         THE MINDY PROJECT: 1.7/4, up +13% from last week (vs. 1.5/4) and  +3% in Total Viewers (3.1 vs. 3.0 Mil)

o    This was the show’s highest-rated episode in nearly four months in Adults 18-49 (since 10/9/12)

FOX ranked #2 for last night among Adults 18-49 and #1 for the night among Adults 18-34 and Teens.


Week two of ABC’s The Taste posted a 1.6/4 at 8pm, falling -24% from last week’s debut (2.1/5). Happy Endings at 9pm (1.2/3) was down -8% from its last original two weeks ago, and flat at 9:30pm (1.3/3).  A special primetime repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live posted a 1.2/3 at 10pm.

CBS’ NCIS (3.7/10) was down -5% from its most recent original (3.9/11 on 1/15/13), while NCIS: LA (3.1/8) and Vegas (1.9/5) were up +15% and +19%, respectively, from their last originals two weeks ago.

On NBC, an 8pm original of Betty White’s Off Their Rockers (1.4/4, down -13%) delivered the series’ lowest original rating of the season, followed by an 8:30pm episode (1.5/4) that dropped -17% and matched its previous season low.  Turning to scripted comedies, both Go On (1.2/3) and The New Normal (1.1/3) posted their lowest original ratings to date, both down -8% from the lows previously set last week. A special telecast of Dateline posted a 1.3/4 at 10pm.