TV Ratings Report: Not Very Golden

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Golden Boy premiered on CBS last night, earning a 1.8 rating in the 18-49-year old demographic and not exactly setting the dial on fire.

As always, however, that network used a double helping of NCIS-inspired drama to win the night in total viewers. By a large margin.

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8 p.m.
NCIS: 20.4 million viewers
Celebrity Wife Swap: 7 million
Betty White's Off Their Rockers: 4.4 million
Raising Hope: 3.3 million
Hart of Dixie: 1.4 million

9 p.m.
NCIS Los Angeles: 16.8 million
New Girl: 4.2 million
The Mindy Project: 3.1 million
The Taste: 4.1 million
Cult: 880,000
Go On: 3.1 million/The New Normal: 2.6 million

10 p.m.
Golden Boy: 10.4 million
Body of Proof: 6.3 million
Smash: 2.9 million

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Chandelure

I might be going out on alimb as I don't know how exactly the calculations are made but AFAIK the ratings are more important than the amount of viewers and 1.8 is below CBS's standard & quite low for a series premiere.

Sarah silva

How is 10.4 million bad? It did far better than Body of Proof and Smash. Smash is not doing well! I like this season but the numbers are pretty bad, Parenthood had almost double the viewers in the same time slot.
Why are people not tuning into Cult? It is a great show!

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I can't believe ANYONE watched Body of Proof. What a waste of tv time. Unbelievable stick figures prancing around a crime. Lasted ten minutes and won't make that mistake again.