Last night featured two season finales and a time-slot premiere. Fox’s Raising Hope, which has already been renewed for next fall, wrapped its second season with a 1.9/5 in adults 18-49, even with last week’s fast national (up a tenth from the final). Its lead-in, New Girl (2.7/7), was down a tenth from last week, while Glee (2.4/7) was down 11% to a series low.
ABC’s freshman comedy Last Man Standing (1.6/5) also was down 11% from last week to a series low. Cougar Town (1.4/4) was down 7% to match its series low. The Dancing With The Stars results show (2.4/6) bucked the trend, up a tenth from last week. But that didn’t help its new lead-out, Private Practice (1.7/5), which was down 19% from its last Thursday 10 PM telecast behind Grey’s Anatomy and down 11% from Body Of Proof‘s delivery in the Wednesday 10 PM slot last week. Four years ago, Private Practice started off on Wednesdays in a lineup with now-defunct Pushing Daisies and Dirty Sexy Money but didn’t take root until it was put behind the series that spun it off, Grey’s. Judging by last night’s numbers, the two series maybe should stay together, like CBS’ NCIS and NCIS: LA. Speaking of NCIS (3.0/9), the veteran procedural was down a tenth from last week to a season low and was the only original on CBS last night.
NBC’s The Biggest Loser (2.2/4) matched its fast national from last week (up a tenth from the final). The Voice results show (3.3/9) was down 6%. Freshman Fashion Star (1.5/4) continued its wild ratings swings, down 17% from last week when it was up 20% from the week before. The wealth was spread in the network rankings, with NBC and Fox sharing the top spot in adults 18-49 with a 2.3/7 and CBS No. 1 in total viewers (12.4 million). The other season finale last night was on the CW, where Ringer bowed out to a 0.5/1 in 18-49, up a tenth from last week.
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