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.

  • Ultima

    This is more like a battle between CBS and NBC except on Thursdays.
    FOX is battling The CW except when X Factor is on.

    A battle for what? You’re clearly not talking about ratings (or viewers).

    Tweets, maybe?

  • Oliver

    Quite impressive that B&K retained its entire audience in the quarter-hour.

    I know it was sandwiched between two episodes of New Girl, but that won’t stop people switching off a bad show.

  • Wendy

    I think Fox’s real test for Tuesday nights will be next week when Raising Hope returns. It has a devoted audience, but it has never been a huge hit. And I don’t think it will work as a “lead” show at 8 and *could* bring down Ben & Kate at 8:30.

    This week was less of a challenge as B/K was sandwiched between New Girl.

  • robin

    yesss for the voice beating ncis I absolutely hate those procedural cop shows

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “A battle for what? You’re clearly not talking about ratings (or viewers).

    Tweets, maybe?”

    Crazy, myopic fans perhaps?

  • Michael

    Old people love NCIS, lol!

  • were123

    Good for New Girl! Ben&Kate stable in the 15 minutes rating is good too, but that of course doesn’t tells us if it’s going to hold that rating next week, although is better than a 2.3 falling to 1.7.
    I hope Go On stays at 2.7 and avoids falling, I’ve liked it so far, and as long as it stays strong it will have no trouble at being renewed, even if New Girl rates higher.

  • Tony

    While I agree that is a good promo for Chicago Fire. I wouldn’t say it was amazing. Maybe I had HUGE expectations after everyone’s comments about it. I would say Nashville has great promos especially the newest one that aired during the Emmys.

  • Paul

    Go On has proved to be a hit for NBC. But, it needs to move to another timeslot to avoid the traffic jam at 9 pm.

  • Callie

    @eridapo–Where did all viewers go–to bed everything at 10:00 boring might as well catch up on sleep orrr

  • silvit


    While I think the show is crap, the promo for Revenge during the Emmys was enticing.

  • Ultima

    Go On has proved to be a hit for NBC. But, it needs to move to another timeslot to avoid the traffic jam at 9 pm.

    Go On has proved that The Voice is capable of making anything look good on NBC. But, it needs to move to another timeslot on a network that seems incapable of getting any comedy block to work to avoid a second season.

    Fixed it for you!

  • Patrick Gillease

    “Parenthood” is DONE!!

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    ““Parenthood” is DONE!!”

    Is “DONE” code for something with you kids these days that I don’t understand?

    You can’t mean “likely to be canceled”, because it’ll take at least another season of episodes to get it in the neighborhood of syndicate-able numbers, which NBCUniversal is almost certain to do. And a 1.8 for any show on NBC not immediately following The Voice is plenty good enough to do so without much sacrifice on NBC’s part.

  • Det. Beckett on TNT

    @ bluejays

    Yeah Revolution was okayed as they had a decent promo too but I can already tell what type of show Chicago Fire will be so it should be pretty good.

    @ silvit

    Um dude is television its been this way since the 50s. Nobody wants to look like a fat piece of ugly garbage in a hot promo.

  • GARebelman

    Travisyanan must be on vacation he /use/ to be good about these premiere week half hours and break downs and such.

  • Networkman

    It is ashame that Vegas could be in danger because it is older skewing. This is the big issue facing network TV. A quality drama could get high viewership and then face the ax because the younger demo does not find it appealing. Shows on cable such as Mad Men, Homeland, Boardwalk Empire would not be able to survive if it were on network TV. Yet these are the shows that are getting recognized by Emmy voters and are critically acclaimed.

    CBS shows are aging. The network is going to have to decide if they should air new shows that would appeal to the same audiences that love and watch their existing shows or should they try to go after the younger demo.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “It is ashame that Vegas could be in danger because it is older skewing.”

    Older skewing is irrelevant. The number of viewers over 49 aren’t a negative (or a positive).

    NCIS is older skewing, so are all the CBS dramas. But only the low rated ones are in danger of cancellation.

  • Tony

    Now I would say ABC’s new Sunday promo is AMAZING!!

    But back to the ratings. I think Vegas will fall badly next week to a 2.1.

    FOX is gonna have a rough time with this comedy block.

    ABC needs to slowly fade DWTS out and become less dependent on it and possibly move it to summer. I think they should cancel the results show rebuild Tuesdays with one of the hit dramas (I’m assuming they have at least 1-2 semi to big break out hits this season). Or a highly anticipated new show next season. And then once Tuesdays are fixed up better close down DWTS Mondays and try to rebuild that night and worse come to worse bring it back in the spring. And I know. It isn’t THAT easy to rebuild a night but ABC has no choice their Tuesdays are horrible. Lets hope their comedies do well for them.


    I really do believe Vegas would be great on Friday nights as it would fit perfectly between NCIS and Blue Bloods. It has that old skewing feel but would be a really good fit between those shows.

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