RATINGS RAT RACE: Betty White And ‘Parenthood’ Lead NBC To Nightly Win

NBC Dumps Betty White

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NBC Dumps Betty White

Who says unscripted series don’t repeat well? Reality series reruns ranked as the four highest-rated telecasts last night, ahead of all scripted series encores including dramas NCIS and NCIS: LA, whose repeat rights raked in top dollar from cable networks. Leading the way was NBC’s Betty White’s Off Their Rockers, which aired four back-to-back reruns, growing steadily to a 1.8/4 at 9:30 PM, the show’s highest-rated episode (original or repeat) since the series premiere in April. It was also the top result for the night among all programs, beating an original of NBC’s Parenthood (1.7./5), which followed it at 10 PM. The dramedy was down 15% from its last first-run episode three weeks ago. NBC won another Tuesday night in adults 18-49 (1.6/4), this time without The Voice‘s help. Univision was close second (1.5/4).

Off Their Rockers also claimed the No. 2 (1.6/4) and No. 3 (1.5/4) spots among repeats last night, the latter tying with a rerun of ABC’s reality series Shark Tank. The highest-rated scripted repeat last night was CBS’ NCIS: LA (1.4/3). Besides Parenthood, the only other original offering last night was an episode of the CW’s cancelled new drama Emily Owens, MD (0.4/1), which was even with its last original.

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