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TV Ratings Tuesday: 'New Girl' & 'Private Practice' Return Down, 'NCIS' Beats 'The Voice' for Top Spot + 'The Mindy Project', 'Vegas' & 'Ben and Kate' Premieres

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September 26th, 2012

Scoreboard CBS NBC FOX ABC UNI CW
Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 3.3/9 2.7/8 2.5/7 2.0/6 1.5/4 0.2/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 1.9/6 2.1/7 2.8/9 1.2/4 1.4/5 0.2/1
Total Viewers (million) 17.192 7.439 4.858 9.891 3.610 0.632

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CBS was the number one network in adults 18-49 and with total viewers.

On NBC, The Voice earned a 4.0 adults 18-49 rating, down considerably from last Tuesday's 4.7 rating. Go On scored a 2.7 18-49 rating, also down considerably from a 3.4 last week. The New Normal garnered a 2.0, taking a dip from last week's 2.2 among adults 18-49. Parenthood was flat with last week's 1.8  adults 18-49 rating.

On FOX, the season premiere of New Girl scored a 2.7 adults 18-49 rating, way down from last year's 4.8 series premiere 18-49 adults rating. A second episode of New Girl at 9PM also earned a 2.7. The series premiere of Ben And Kate  earned a 2.0 adults 18-49 rating, and the series premiere of The Mindy Project earned a 2.4 adults 18-49 rating. Your predictions were too optimistic.

On CBS, the season premiere of NCIS earned a 4.1 adults 18-49 rating, dipping slightly from last season's 4.3 premiere rating. NCIS: Los Angeles earned a 3.4 adults 18-49 rating, also dipping slightly from the 3.6 its last season premiere. The series premiere of Vegas earned a 2.5 adults 18-49 rating and is CBS’ lowest-rated Tuesday drama premiere since Century City ( which earned a 2.1/5 on Tue 3/16/04)  Your predictions were again a little too optimistic.

On ABC, the Wednesday premiere of Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars, garnered a 2.0  adults 18-49 rating, down from last year's Tuesday premiere of 2.9 and yesterday's 2.5 18-49 rating. The season premiere of Private Practice earned a 1.9 adults 18-49, down almost a full ratings point from last year's 2.8 premiere.

Broadcast primetime ratings for Tuesday, September 25,2012:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM CBS NCIS 4.1 12 20.16
NBC The Voice 4.0 12 11.25
FOX New Girl 2.7 9 5.33
ABC Dancing with the Stars: All Stars 2.0 6 11.56
CW Hart Of Dixie -R 0.2 1 0.65
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8:30PM FOX Ben And Kate -P 2.0 6 4.19
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9:00PM CBS NCIS: Los Angeles 3.4 9 16.72
NBC Go On 2.7 7 7.27
FOX New Girl 2.7 7 5.19
CW the Next -R 0.2 1 0.61
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9:30PM FOX The Mindy Project -P 2.4 6 4.73
NBC The New Normal 2.0 5 5.24
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10:00PM CBS Vegas -P 2.5 7 14.70
ABC Private Practice 1.9 5 6.56
NBC Parenthood 1.8 5 4.81

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Via Press Note:
In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 2.8/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 3.1/8; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.2/8; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.7/5. 

  • In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 0.9/5; "Late Show," 0.7/3; "Nightline," 1.0/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3.
  • At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.3/5 in metered-market households) trailed CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.4/5).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.4/3).
  • At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/4 in metered-market households and a 0.3/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

 

NOTE: All national ratings are "live plus same day" from Nielsen Media Research unless otherwise indicated.

Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2012 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

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Definitions:

Fast Affiliate Ratings: These first national ratings, including demographics, are available at approximately 11 AM (ET) the day after telecast, and are released to subscribing customers daily. These data, from the National People Meter sample, are strictly time-period information, based on the normal broadcast network feed, and include all programming on the affiliated stations, sometimes including network programming, sometimes not. The figures may include stations that did not air the entire network feed, as well as local news breaks or cutaways for local coverage or other programming. Fast Affiliate ratings are not as useful for live programs and are likely to differ significantly from the final results, because the data reflect normal broadcast feed patterns. For example, with a World Series game, Fast Affiliate Ratings would include whatever aired from 8-11PM on affiliates in the Pacific Time Zone, following the live football game, but not game coverage that begins at 5PM PT. The same would be true of Presidential debates as well as live award shows and breaking news reports.

Rating: Estimated percentage of the universe of TV households (or other specified group) tuned to a program in the average minute. Ratings are expressed as a percent.

Share (of Audience): The percent of households (or persons) using television who are tuned to a specific program, station or network in a specific area at a specific time. (See also, Rating, which represents tuning or viewing as a percent of the entire population being measured.)

Time Shifted Viewing – Program ratings for national sources are produced in three streams of data – Live, Live+Same Day (Live+SD) and Live+7 Day. Time shifted figures account for incremental viewing that takes place with DVRs. Live+Same Day (Live+SD) include viewing during the same broadcast day as the original telecast, with a cut-off of 3:00AM local time when meters transmit daily viewing to Nielsen for processing. Live+7 Day ratings include incremental viewing that takes place during the 7 days following a telecast.

For more information see Numbers 101 and Numbers 102.

 
  • Mersad

    Good for NCIS!

  • KS

    CNS failing terribly this season!! None of its new shows, show promise!

  • Baqinardo

    Not bad for Ben and Kate

  • CrimTV

    Whoa Go On dropped a lot!

  • jenn

    Good to see NCIS hasnt lost much

  • KS

    The Voice will probably be adjusted up and but I think it would still be lower than, NCIS.

  • jake3988

    14.7m vs 4.73m and only a .1 ratings difference. That’s amazing!

  • rob60990

    Vegas skewed extremely old. Nice at The Voice & NCIS hitting over a 4 at 8. Finally some decent ratings.

    FOX sitcoms are a mess. Once Raising Hope comes in, it should get much much worse.

  • Ryan30

    Vegas skews very old.. Not a shock. NCIS fans are very loyal to that show.

  • bluejays

    Does DWTS normally do that badly on a Tuesday? 2 seems really low. Looks like Vegas is the new Mentalist. Huge number of viewers very old skewing. I can’t remember how LA debuted last premier so not sure if it’s numbers are good or not. 3.4 seems pretty healthy?

  • John A

    Wow Vegas is Old Skewing. 20 million for NCIS Is craz.y

  • Dario

    The Voice was a recap episode (The best of the blind auditions), so put that in the article, thx!

  • EatMorePez

    Not a good start for Ben & Kate

  • Joseph A

    Love those CBS #’s ,
    Watched The Voice last night as did a lot of the country ,
    Only show that might be DOA is Ben & Kate ,, but they should give it a few episodes and see if it can build an audience

  • Matthew

    Yay for NCIS I love that show I thought VEGAS was pretty good.

  • Aeiouy

    Yah! NCIS !

  • Mayorofsmpleton

    Parenthood stable against competition as I suspected. The show has a core audience regardless of what is against it or of lead in.

  • psychic

    Well, everyone had to see who died in the explosion.

  • Jay

    It’s funny how the New Normal seems like a flop when last year a sitcom on NBC getting a 2.0 would have been considered a huge hit…

  • DW

    ouch to ben and kate didn’t look that good anyway. wow did mindy suck last night.

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