Matthew Perry's 'Go On' falls to season low

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Go On got out of viewers’ living rooms last night.

Never underestimate, even in this age of DVRs, the power of a strong lead-in: Without The Voice boosting its Tuesday comedies, NBC’s freshman comedies Go On and The New Normal fell to season lows last night, down 24 percent and 14 percent, respectively, from last week. Go On (whose episode was ironically titled “Comeback Player of the Year”) had 4 million viewers and a 1.3 adults 18-49 rating, while New Normal had 3.3 million and a 1.2 rating. Go On also fell from its Off Their Rockers lead-in.

The season finale of NBC’s Parenthood improved upon its lead-in with 4.8 million viewers and a 1.7 rating, though that’s down 11 percent from last week. There’s been plenty of talk about whether Parenthood will see another season; I think its chances are pretty good for a final outing.

Meanwhile ABC’s new cooking competition series The Taste opened decently for a low-wattage midseason reality show. The two-hour opener had 6 million viewers a 2.2 rating, up a tick in the demo from the season premiere of Dancing With the Stars in the time period this fall.

Also Tuesday, the Private Practice series finale was down 17 percent from last May. Fox’s Raising Hope, Ben and Kate and New Girl were all up between 6 and 11 percent from last week, while Mindy Project was steady. The CW’s Hart of Dixie was steady too.

Full Chart:

ADULT DEMO RANK ADULTS 18-49 RATING  TOTAL VIEWERS (+000)
FOX 8:00P RAISING HOPE #4t 1.7 4,051
8:30P BEN & KATE #12t 1.2 2,644
9:00P NEW GIRL #2 2.1 4,049
9:30P MINDY PROJECT #9t 1.5 2,987
ABC 8-10P THE TASTE P #1 2.2 6,039
10-11P PRIVATE PRACTICE #9t 1.5 5,223
CBS 8-9P NCIS R #4t 1.7 12,731
9-10P NCIS:LA R #4t 1.7 11,659
10-11P VEGAS R #14 1.1 7,007
NBC 8:00P OFF-ROCKERS #8 1.6 5,596
8:30P OFF-ROCKERS #3 1.8 5,956
9:00P GO ON #11 1.3 3,984
9:30P NEW NORMAL #12t 1.2 3,267
10-11P PARENTHOOD #4t 1.7 4,792
CW 8-9P HART-DIXIE #15 0.7 1,544
9-10P EMILY OWENS #16 0.5 1,390

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