Loser up for NBC on Tuesday


* From 8-10 p.m. ET, “The Biggest Loser 12” (2.3/6 in 18-49, 6.4 million viewers) jumped 15 percent week to week in adults 18-49 to match its highest rating this season and best over the last five weeks, despite intense time-period competition that included CBS’s “NCIS” and “NCIS: Los Angeles,” ABC’s “Last Man Standing,” “Man Up” and “Dancing With the Stars” and Fox’s “Glee,” “New Girl” and “Raising Hope.”  From its first half-hour to its fourth, “The Biggest Loser” increased by 18 percent in 18-49 rating (to a 2.5 from a 2.1).

* In total viewers, “Biggest Loser” hit a season high last night, with a 16 increase week to week (6.380 million vs. 5.510 million).

* At 10 p.m., “Parenthood” (2.2/6 in 18-49, 5.3 million viewers overall) grew versus its prior telecast by 10 percent in 18-49 rating to match its season high and earn the show’s top rating since September 27.  In total viewers, “Parenthood” grew 5 percent versus its prior telecast to attract its biggest overall audience since September 27.   adults 18-49, “Parenthood” pulled within a tenth of a point of #1 in the time period among ABC, CBS and NBC, its closest finish this season, and was #1 among those networks in adults 18-34, women 18-34 and women 18-49.  

* Versus last year’s November averages, “Parenthood” is up 16 percent in 18-49 rating (2.2 vs. 1.9) and 34 percent in total viewers (6.380 million vs. 4.757 million).

* Note that “Parenthood” has been adding 41 percent to these next-day “live plus same day” ratings when Nielsen issues “live plus seven day” results so far this season.

In Late-Night Metered Markets Tuesday night:
* In Nielsen’s 56 metered markets, household results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 3.0/8; CBS’s “Late Show with David Letterman,” 2.7/7; and ABC’s combo of “Nightline,” 3.6/9; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 1.9/6. 

* In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 1.0/5; “Late Show,” 0.7/3; “Nightline,” 1.2/5; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 0.6/4.

* At 12:35 a.m., “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” (1.4/5 in metered-market households) tied CBS’s “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” (1.4/5).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, “Late Night” (0.6/4 in 18-49) topped “Late Late Show” (0.4/3).

* At 1:35 a.m., “Last Call with Carson Daly” averaged a 0.9/4 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.4/4 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

NOTE: All ratings are “live plus same day” from Nielsen Media Research unless otherwise indicated.

(Source: NBC)