ABC's New Year's Rockin' Eve topped the ratings for Monday night's end-of-2012 broadcasts, earning its largest New Year's viewership since 2000.
It bested all nets in adults 18-49 (3.1 rating) and total viewers (10.7 million), according to Adweek's sister publication, The Hollywood Reporter. After the two-hour special New Year’s Rockin’ Eve Celebrates Dick Clark—the first hour of the official show—Dick Clark's Primetime New Year's Rockin' Eve With Ryan Seacrest started its road to midnight with a 4.1 rating in adults 18-49. Even with its 2011 showing in the demo, the show surged in total viewers from last year.
New Year's Eve With Carson Daly was up two-tenths of a point in the key demo, rising from last year to a 1.1 rating in adults 18-49 on NBC. Encores on CBS averaged a 0.8 adults rating and 4 million viewers, while two episodes of The Mob Doctor brought in a 0.6 and 0.4 adults rating at 8 and 9 p.m. The two broadcasts averaged a 0.5 adults rating and 2.95 million viewers. The CW's repeat airing of the iHeartRadio Music Festival earned a 0.5 rating with adults 18-49 and 1.3 million viewers.
Before the annual special officially began, which was hosted by Ryan Seacrest and Jenny McCarthy, ABC paid tribute to the late Clark with New Year's Rockin' Eve Celebrates Dick Clark, which also brought in high ratings.