With visits from Kim Kardashian and Psy, Betty White’s Off Their Rockers was back for its second season with back-to-back episodes on NBC last night. The hidden camera series notched a 1.5/4 rating for its 8 PM show and a 1.8/5 for its 8:30 broadcast. The 8 PM Off Their Rockers was down 16% from its April 4 regular time slot debut and a sharp 46% from its January 16, 2012 special premiere. The show drew 5.66 million viewers for its 8 PM airing and 6.14 million at 8:30, the latter a series high for the time slot. Meanwhile, without The Voice as a lead-in, Go On (1.5/4) was down a harsh 38% from its last original December 4 and The New Normal (1.3/3) was down 24% from its last new show on the same date; both are series lows for the freshman shows. Parenthood (1.9/5) followed, up 6% from last week.
On CBS, NCIS (3.5/10) was up a slight 6% from its last original three weeks ago, but with 20.87 million total viewers the procedural was by far the night’s most watched show. Only NCIS: LA (3.0/8), which was flat with its last new show December 18, was close with 17.79 million viewers. Those numbers were the season highs for both. Also back with its first new show in three weeks, Vegas (1.6/4) was with its December 18 broadcast. With 16.481 million watching, CBS won the night in total viewers and in the adults 18-49 demo.
Fox was back with a full night of new shows, starting with Raising Hope (1.7/5), which was even with its last original December 11. Ben and Kate (1.2/3) saw a 9% rise over its last new show December 4, while New Girl (2.0/5) was flat with its last original December 11. The Mindy Project (1.5/4) finished the night for Fox, even with its last original December 11.
ABC started the night with repeats of Modern Family (1.7/5) and The Middle (1.5/4). That was followed by Happy Endings (1.4/4). The single-camera comedy was up 8% from the 1.1/3 of its last original Tuesday original broadcast December 18. Don’t Trust The B—- In Apt 23 (1.1/3) was flat with its last Tuesday original three weeks ago. On the flipside, with only two more episodes to go in its run, Private Practice (1.1/3) was down 8% from its last original December 18.
The CW had a repeat of Hart Of Dixie (0.3/1) followed by Emily Owens, M.D. (0.3/1), which was down 25% from last week’s show.