Ratings: ‘Apt. 23,’ ‘New Normal,’ ‘Mindy Project’ Hit Lows as CBS Wins Night

Only "Vegas" and "Private Practice" grow on a night filled with declines

Wednesday night's primetime was marked by ratings declines as ABC's "Don't Trust the B—- in Apt. 23" and NBC's "The New Normal" dropped to series lows. CBS won the night, according to preliminary numbers.

CBS was first in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic with a 2.5 rating/7 share and in total viewers with 13.9 million. "NCIS" at 8 p.m. posted a 3.0/9 and was the night's most-watched program with 16.5 million. "NCIS: LA" the following hour had a 2.8/8 with 15 million total viewers. "Vegas" at 10 was one of only two shows grow over last week, climbing 13 percent to a 1.8/5 and taking 10 million total viewers.

NBC took second place in ratings and third in total viewers with a 2.3/6 and 6.4 million. Though down 15 percent from last week, "The Voice" at 8 was the night's top-rated program with a 3.3/10 and had 9.3 million total viewers. "Go On" the following hour took a 2.2/6 with 6.2 million total viewers, while "The New Normal" at 9:30 slid 11 percent for a series low of 1.6/4 and had 4.3 million total viewers. "Parenthood" at 10 fell 16 percent to a 1.6/5 and drew 4.5 million total viewers.

Univision tied Fox for third in ratings with a 1.5/4 and came in fourth in total viewers with 3.8 million.

Fox, which took fifth place in total viewers with 3.2 million, ran "Raising Hope" at 8, which was down slightly from last week for a 1.5/5 and had 3.7 million total viewers. "Ben & Kate" at 8:30 drew a 1.1/3 with 2.5 million total viewers, while "New Girl" at 9 dropped 9 percent to a 2.0/5 and had 4 million total viewers. "The Mindy Project" at 9:30 fell 19 percent from last week for a 1.3/4 and had 2.7 million total viewers.

ABC came in fifth in ratings but second in total viewers with a 1.4/4 and 7 million. The "Dancing With the Stars" results show at 8 was even with last week with a 1.9/6 and drew 12.9 million total viewers, while "Happy Endings" dropped slightly to a 1.2/3 and had 4.9 million total viewers. "Don't Trust the B— in Apt. 23" fell 18 percent to a series low of 0.9/3 while drawing 3.2 million total viewers. "Private Practice" had a modest uptick from last week's series low, posting a 1.2/3 with 4.1 million total viewers.

  • Mindy Saverign

    When will The New Normal be cancelled? That show is terrible and no one is watching. Can we get off the political high horse and just own it that this show sucks? It's not an anti-gay thing it's a horrible show. Just like GCB from last year. All shows that have an agenda never work even though the ad community, press and Hollywood push it as hard as they can. The people have spoken and they don't like The New Normal. Pull the plug already.

    • MarkJeffries

      And what agenda is that, homophhobic wingnut teabagger moron traitor to your gender?