Early Ratings: CBS Wins Every Hour as 'NCIS' Edges 'The Voice;' OK-ish Starts for 'Mindy' and 'Ben & Kate'

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September 26th, 2012

update: full ratings post available here.

The Mindy Project debuted to a 2.4 adults 18-49 rating (out of a New Girl which drew a 2.7 adults 18-49 rating).  Ben & Kate drew a 2.0 adults 18-49 rating.  Go On tied New Girl with a 2.7 adults 18-49 rating.

Vegas' premiere led 10pm with a 2.5 adults 18-49 rating vs. a 1.9 for Private Practice and a 1.8 for Parenthood.



  • Steven

    Wow, the drops this year are crazy. New Girl 4.8 to 2.7. Ouch.

  • bluejays

    What the hell is happening to the ratings? How can Vegas have only got a 2.5 for its premier up against such low competition. I guessed around a 2.8 after what happened last night. And I weep for Private Practice. I’m really interested to see what Greys does.

    I’m glad New Girl did okay.

  • Dario

    Rob/Bill/Amanda (btw who’s that?) I know you are not a fan of NBC but The Voice episode was a recap episode! nothing new! pls put that in the article.

  • rob60990

    Someone on twitter posted these, not sure how accurate. He was right about Vegas.

    NCIS: 4.1
    NCIS LA: 3.4

  • Greg

    Not bad, I guess. Though Private Practice should fall to a 1.5-1.6 when Happy Endings-Don’t Trust the B returns.

    Ben and Kate will do exactly what Raising Hope does, which is a 1.6-1.7.

  • psychic

    What on earth is going on?? Is nobody watching TV anymore?
    Thank God Fringe is safe for at least one more season. I was hoping for nine seasons and a movie, but nothing’s perfect.

  • Kyle

    Ouch at 10pm for all networks

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Robert Seidman

    Rob: those numbers are accurate: NCIS 4.1 vs. 4.0 for the Voice.

  • Colin

    Sitcoms, sitcoms, sitcoms all over the place on network tv. People are sick of it. Finally.

  • Oliver

    Parenthood’s last 3 episodes: 1.9, 1.8, 1.8.

    Shows stability of established shows vs new ones.

  • jake3988

    Disappointing numbers for Vegas with (I would assume) great lead-in ratings and weak competition. Person of interest was the same way last year though, starting off fairly poor ratings-wise before slowly inching upwards into a borderline juggernaut.

    I like the show, it’s very different. For a network show, it also has some very high production standards and cinematography. I hope it sticks around.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Robert Seidman
  • Joseph A

    I stopped watching Fringe but got interested when they started the Observer story line , will watch it again this year.
    I want to see the final numbers :)

  • Dean-W

    Love NCIS !

  • psychic

    In the future, television will all be NCIS reruns and reality dancing competitions.
    I’ll be expecting much lauding when this comes true.

  • Ryan30

    I’m sure sons of anarchy had something to do with Vegas. But at least it did better than 5-0

  • psychic

    @Joseph A:
    I predict either more viewers than ever or less than ever. Either lots of people will mysteriously start caring now that it’s the final season, or nobody will care anymore since it’s ending anyway and five people, counting me, will watch the final episode.

  • Tony ^_^

    Ahhh! “New Girl”!!! :o But at least it got a 2.7 and tied “Go On”…

  • scifi

    Scifi rules. Comedy crap does not. This is obvious.

  • CC

    Nice premiere for Vegas.

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