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.


    IMO they should keep DWTS a one time event next season. Wait until late January to launch it and have it go through May. Make it a bigger season with more celebrities and just have it air one a year. Its being killed too much. I honestly believe they should reduce the 2 hour shows to one and half hours and the results to half an hour. Its just an aging show. I think after all stars its kind of a great way to kind of say saynora for it. IMO they should shake up the judges. They just need to do something with the show.

  • PaulMax1957

    Very happy about Vegas numbers and Michael Chiklis as a strictly bad guy is awesome. A little surprised about DWTS numbers. Either ABC should only do it in September or March but not both OR scrap the all star format.

  • SJ

    Why are people so down on Happy Endings and Apartment 23 before they even premiere? I don’t see how those shows share any audience with DWTS, so their ratings won’t depend on how DWTS does.

    Why is it so hard to imagine a scenario in which DWTS gets a 2.0 but Happy Endings gets a 2.5?

    I’m glad Ben & Kate got adjusted up. I hope Raising Hope and B&K can maintain at least a 1.8-2.0 rating in the 8pm hour, but at this point it’s just wishful thinking…

  • Slam

    Whew… Fox may have an hour or an hour and a half a week to replace. Tough times that have never happened before in the fall for a network, LOL.

  • Slam

    Parenthood won’t sell well in syndication. It’s too soft, content and ratingswise. Pull the plug.

  • Slam

    Happy Endings and Trust were time period hits inflated by Modern Family. They will tank on Tuesdays.

  • Ultima

    Make it a bigger season with more celebrities and just have it air one a year

    Increase the number of contestants…

    I honestly believe they should reduce the 2 hour shows to one and half hours and the results to half an hour

    …while reducing the length of the show?

  • Wendy

    Not sure how HE/Apt 23 will do, but such a late start could hurt. And competing against two other network comedy lineups…I think all will have some degree of cannibalization going on.

    And, as was mentioned, HE did have the benefit of a MF lead in last year. This year will be the test of how much of a devoted audience it has without such a lead in. The way DWTS is going, that is a wildcard of a question, too.

  • KarenM

    Surprised The Voice edged out NCIS. CBS must be disappointed because NCIS has been winning. I wonder if The Voice’s taking some of NCIS watchers away?

  • Babygate

    In a kind of perverse way, I’m glad that The Voice beat NCIS in the demo. CBS struts like the big man on campus but everyone knows that their demos are not as strong as their numbers. The Voice managed to get better demos with half the audience. ABC is in trouble. They are wasting four hours a week on DWTS which has declined so much. And with the exception of Modern Family, none of their comedies are stellar. HE and The B in 23 may be cult faves but they are not mainstream. HE tries too hard to be Friends and B in 23 is just a modified version of CBS’ 2BG. Except, much less funny. The Middle and Suburgatory are cute little shows but they are not big winners either. And last year’s ‘hits’, Revenge and OUAT were hardly record breakers. Greys Anatomy in its 8th year beat both of them in the demo and often in viewers as well. And their two big dramas, 666 and Nashville are premiering at the 10pm slot, which always gets the lowest numbers. And Fox is slipping big time as well.

  • Julia

    I was expecting for New Girl to get higher than 3.0 in the demo!

    Amanda, do you 2.8 for New Girl is still good enough to get a season 3? I think it’s still solid. Compared to the comedies/shows in the other networks, 2.8 doesn’t look that bad. What do you think?

    If New Girl can sustain. 2.8 in the demo, how are the chances looking for a season 3?

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “CBS must be disappointed because NCIS has been winning.”

    “Winning” is relevant only for press releases, beating the other guys adds nothing to any network’s bottom line. (although fans like it, and we do include it in our posts because it does draw traffic to our site, which helps *our* bottom line).

    NCIS and NCISLA were down only 5% and 6% from last Fall’s premieres. CBS is likely quite happy with that.

    The fact that Vegas premiered down 14% vs. the premiere of Unforgettable, less happy.

  • jt

    @julia don’t be stupid.

    New girl is mostly all fox has.

  • jt

    continued: glee is being inflated by the x factor.

  • JT

    happy endings base audience is in the 1s…..It was shown that many times.

    @sj you should know new girl and happy ending fans don’t like each other.

  • SJ


    Happy Endings is different than Friends in many ways and Apartment 23 is everything 2 Broke Girls wishes it could be. The only difference is, Broke Girls had the fortune of premiering after a huge 2.5 Men episode and ABC dropped the ball by not premiering Apartment 23 in the fall when it had a huge amount of buzz surrounding it.

    As for your “ABC is in trouble” shtick, save it. The Middle and Suburgatory might be “cute little shows” but they more than hold their own. Nashville and 666 will likely get the numbers that Revenge was getting last season while Revenge itself will grow now that it’s not on at 10pm anymore. Once should hold its season 1 numbers or rise, while Grey’s will be down slightly. They’ll be just fine.

    I think all will have some degree of cannibalization going on.

    No doubt about that, I just don’t get why people think that ABC’s comedies will end up getting the short end of the stick in this scenario.

  • SJ


    I know. For example, I really, really dislike you.

  • omabin

    I agree with people who say ABC needs to let go of DWTS or, at the very least, reduce it to one cycle. Monday nights are bad but still acceptable-ish. However, the results show has been blocking the Tuesday lineu for a very long time now, as it just doesn’t fit with anything else, regarless of the hour they put it on.

    In terms of short term solutions however, they will not be able to let go of DWTS next spring, though they should def. do it next fall. They should however let go of the results show! This is how they should do their Tuesdays:

    8: Happy Endings
    8h30: Apartment 23

    9h: Zero Hour or Red Widow

    10h: Body of Proof

    This way, it avoids the direct competition of the more fierce comedies at 9. I was affraid of proposing this as I thought the comedies would not go well against the Voice but last night’s 8pm result of New Girl proved me relatively wrong. I think the cannibalism will be lower if they do it like this than it will be when New Girl, Happy Endings and Go On are all facing each other. I see Happy Endings beating Raising Hope relatively easily.

    As for the subsequent hours, they need to have the balls (excuse my language) to go big with one of their new dramas and just put it at 9pm… I don’t know which one of them tested better or which would of them would have the fewer crossed audience, but I trust ABC to decide on that. As for the 10pm hour, I know Body of Proof won’t do stellar ratings, but I don’t see what else they’ve got. PP will be done after its 13 episodes with Kate Walsh and I don’t see ABC going witht the two new dramas back to back. Scandal is too young to be moved and they won’t move any of the new dramas (if they take off). Castle will also remain at its place. So there is only Bop left. Maybe it could go well with Red Widow.

    This plan would still leave one drama (either Red Widow or Zero Hour) to replace one failed new drama (probably, and I say this deeply unhappy) Last Resort, as well as two comedies to replace the Neigbours. I suspect a lot of rotation will go on this year at Wednesdays, as I think the neighbors will get pulled after 6 episodes, with How to Live with Your parents taking its place and playing it’s 9 episodes or whatever it has, later repalced by family tools. I think none of the three will take, but well, they will keep on trying, and at least due to premiere hypes and stuff, as a whole, they are bound to get better ratings that way than by just randomly put these two comedies at Tuesday, in which they will get slaughetered even more than dwts is being.


  • Cass rowlwland

    I just hope the audience for. He and apt 23 are solid

  • ReallyTired

    The Mindy Project was so bad, I will pray every day for it’s cancellation.

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