Tuesday Final Ratings: 'The Voice', 'New Girl', 'Dancing With the Stars', & 'Ben & Kate' Adjusted Up

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September 26th, 2012

The Voice was adjusted up two tenths and Dancing With the Stars, Ben & Kate, and  New Girl (both at 8 & 9) were adjusted up a single tenth among adults 18-49 versus the preliminary Tuesday broadcast ratings.

Update: 15 minute 18-49 detail for Mindy Project, Ben & Kate and Vegas is below the table.

Broadcast primetime final ratings for Tuesday:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM NBC The Voice 4.2 13 11.57
CBS NCIS 4.1 12 20.48
FOX New Girl 2.8 9 5.35
ABC Dancing With the Stars: All Stars 2.1 6 11.79
CW Hart of Dixie -R 0.2 1 0.52
8:30PM FOX Ben and Kate -P 2.1 6 4.21
9:00PM CBS NCIS: Los Angeles 3.4 9 16.74
FOX New Girl 2.8 7 5.18
NBC Go On 2.7 7 6.90
CW the Next -R 0.2 0 0.49
9:30PM FOX The Mindy Project -P 2.4 6 4.67
NBC The New Normal 2.0 5 5.09
10:00PM CBS Vegas -P 2.5 7 14.85
ABC Private Practice 1.9 5 6.45
NBC Parenthood 1.8 5 4.85


for those interested in the 15 minute 18-49 detail, here it is for last night's new series debuts (via @TVBill):

Vegas: 2.9, 2.6, 2.3, 2.2 (the last 15 minutes of NCIS: LA was a 3.0)

Ben & Kate: 2.1, 2.1

Mindy Project: 2.5, 2.3
Nielsen TV Ratings Data: ©2012 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

  • jakee

    New Girl skews extremely young, one million more viewers could mean a full point of increase in the demo, is a hit, not widespread, but it has a loyal fanbase and given it’s a comedy, it has chance to grow in the future.

  • cass rowland

    happy endings and dont trust the b does get better ratings then dancing with the stars and i hope they come out and kill the fox and nbc comedies

  • jt

    @ron happy ending most likely won’t effect anything because it has never beat a lead in….My fear was that the dwts all star season would get 3.0+, thus happy endings would feast off it.

    That fear is over/

  • mockingbird

    NCIS is #1 in viewers, not the voice.20 million vs 11 million!

  • Wendy


    But it all comes down to the almighty demo and, for now, The Voice trumps NCIS. Not by much, but it does.


    Networks don’t care about viewers, they care about demos. Thats what makes them cash in their pockets. If they cared about viewers they would go back to producing shows like Murder She Wrote.

  • Ultima

    FOX shouldn’t even be allowed to compete with the Big 3. They have 10PM content which drags the average down. CBS would have easily been # 1 the past few seasons.

    That’s complete nonsense.

    Yes, CBS would have been #1 last year if you exclude the 10pm hour. The year before, absolutely not.

    In 2010-11, FOX’s average was 3.5, CBS was only a 2.9. 10pm ratings are lower, but they aren’t 50% lower, and they would need to exceed even that for CBS to have been ahead of FOX two years ago.

    Here’s the years FOX was #1…
    2012 – FOX 3.2, CBS 3.0
    2011 – FOX 3.5, CBS 2.9
    2010 – FOX 3.7, CBS 3.2
    2009 – FOX 3.6, CBS 3.1
    2008 – FOX 4.2, CBS 3.0, ABC 3.0
    2007 – FOX 4.0, CBS 3.7
    2006 – FOX 4.1, ABC 4.0
    2005 – FOX 4.1, CBS 4.0
    2004 – NBC 4.2, FOX 4.1

    I included 2004, because if you excluded the 10pm hour, FOX probably would have at least tied NBC that season.

    FOX had five years where they completely dominated everyone, 10pm ratings included or not.

  • rob60990

    “happy endings and dont trust the b does get better ratings then dancing with the stars and i hope they come out and kill the fox and nbc comedies”

    Yea with their Modern Family lead-in they won’t have. We saw how much Happy Endings sunk without it and how much Apartment 23 sunk with it. :D

  • Jae

    @Tom and @Andy – This is really going to be interesting in October to watch CW Limbo. How low can it go? Clearly if a .2 repeat is not fazing them and a .5 trend is good enough for renewal… Wonder if that will be the case this year? Should be interesting…

  • Sal 850

    Ouch for the NBC and FOX comedies. I didn’t expect the numbers to be this bad this early. At least New Girl is a self-starter demo player.

  • jay

    Why is the CW still in business?

  • jt

    @rob60990 i finally agree with you on something.

    If happy endings only got mid 2s from modern family, what do you think it will get from a low 2s dancing the stars?


    FOX was doing good when it had Prison Break, 24, House, Bones. Now all of their hit dramas are gone, and only left with a weak Bones… The only 4 dramas they have this year are doomed. Mob Doctor is basically canceled. Bones is weak. Touch/Fringe combo doesn’t look so promising


    A lot of the top Networks are looking weak tho. NBC has couple good spots. CBS is getting weaker. ABC is a disaster besides Greys & Modern Family

  • Ultima

    At this point I’m not sure if Fox will be #1 this year

    CBS will certainly be #1 this season (due to the Super Bowl). FOX is very likely to be #2.

    The only real question is if NBC can manage to tie or beat ABC.

  • thesnowleopard

    Wow. Vegas sure skewed old.

  • Ultima

    Why is the CW still in business?

    Because the network still has four years left on its contracts with the affiliates and the production companies (Warner Bros. and CBS) are still in the black (for the moment).

  • Ultima

    A lot of the top Networks are looking weak tho. NBC has couple good spots. CBS is getting weaker. ABC is a disaster besides Greys & Modern Family

    Looking weak relative to what? They’re competing with each other – they can’t all be weak.

  • CrimTV

    Lol it would be funny if now that all of the networks are having problems, The CW came out really successful!

  • Vance

    That is just wishful thinking. The CW is not going to miraculously pull bigger numbers out of nowhere.

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