TOO MANY COMEDIES ARE CANNIBALIZING EACH OTHER
CBS dominated this third Tuesday in November, with a first-place finish in both total viewers and adults 18-49 care of its combination of NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles and recent entry Vegas. But 10.20 million viewers and a 18 rating/5 share among adults 18-49 for Vegas at 10 p.m., based on the fast affiliate from Nielsen, is below year-ago occupant Unforgettable and the older skew could be a problematic.
Elsewhere, six sitcoms competing in the 9 p.m. hour remains detrimental, with sophomore New Girl on Fox down; lead-out The Mindy Project not worthy of 11 additional episodes; relocated Happy Endings and The B____ in Apartment 23 on ABC losing too much of the Dancing With the Stars lead-in; and The New Normal on NBC a disappointment. Of the six, NBC’s Go On is the top-rated at 6.21 million viewers and a 2.2/ 6 among adults 18-49 at 9 p.m., and that is because of the support from The Voice.
Earlier in the evening, Raising Hope and Ben and Kate on Fox are also under-performing; while The CW’s combination of Hart of Dixie and Emily Owens, M.D. cannot compete.
Click on the following for the fast affiliate results for Tuesday, November 20 broken out my network and by program (by half-hour): http://tinyurl.com/agg8xqh
Update (8:42 p.m. EST): Broadcast and select cable final national ratings on the forum.