Tuesday Final Ratings: 'NCIS', 'The Voice', & 'Dancing With the Stars' Special Adjusted Up; 'Go On', 'Vegas' & 'Parenthood' Adjusted Down

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October 3rd, 2012

NCIS, The Voice and the Dancing With the Stars clip show were each adjusted up a tenth among adults 18-49  while Go On, Vegas and Parenthood were each adjusted down a tenth versus the preliminary Tuesday broadcast ratings.


Broadcast primetime final ratings for Tuesday:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (Millions)
8:00 CBS NCIS 3.7/11 18.87
NBC The Voice (Clip Show) 3.0/9 8.48
FOX Raising Hope (Season Premiere) 1.7/5 3.90
ABC Dancing With The Stars (SpecialClip Show) 1.4/4 8.29
CW Hart of Dixie (Season Premiere) 0.7/2 1.53
8:30 FOX Ben and Kate 1.6/5 3.32
9:00 CBS NCIS: Los Angeles 3.1/8 14.91
FOX New Girl 2.8/7 4.99
ABC Dancing With The Stars 2.1/5 12.03
NBC Go On 2.1/6 5.82
CW The Next 0.3/1 0.63
9:30 FOX The Mindy Project 1.9/5 3,68
NBC The New Normal 1.7/5 4.50
10:00 CBS Vegas 2.0/6 12.11
ABC Private Practice 1.6/4 6.01
NBC Parenthood 1.6/5 4.45


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

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  • Goron

    Petar is absolutely right. CBS will need at least 3 new 10pm dramas next year.

  • Goron

    Network declines for 30 years? Really? Sure there were cable networks nibbling away in the 80s but they weren’t really a factor until after the 80s. It’s the original programming some of which doesn’t go back until the last days of the 20th century that has been a factor.

    The networks’ biggest enemies are themselves. There was a sense of hope not too long ago when they could develop blockbusters like Desperate Housewives, Idol, Survivor, Lost and Heroes. Now it’s just stopping the bleeding.

  • simonal

    Last night’s tv was terrible.

  • Silvio

    Oh, they will yank Partners. At CBS they’re only pondering if they’ll let it run until Presidential debate is disrupting Monday schedule anyway (10/22, so 2 more weeks), or to cancel it right away. But comes 10/29, Partners are no more than entry in statistical data about shows cancelled during its 1st season.

  • Douglas from Brazil

    Parenthood,Go On,The New Normal will be facing cancellation at the end of this season.

  • Nick


    CW should have re-upped One Tree Hill for the 15th year in a row… it would have beat those Heart of Dixie numbers handily

    I doubt that.
    OTH’s mega-hyped series finale got a dismal 0.8. A new season premiere wouldn’t have gotten higher than 0.6, and then would be getting 0.4s and 0.5s for the season.

  • Brian J

    Gotta wonder how “Parenthood” would do if it hadn’t been off the air since February. If it makes it onto the air next year, will it be helped by going into syndication? I could see it helping quite a bit.

    NBC just needs to give “Go On” and “The New Normal” time to grow. I know I keep saying that, but it’s true. Keep rerunning them and promoting them and their lead in, “The Voice,” and they should do fine.

  • Brandy

    Tvwatcher00, OTH actors wanted out/the show to end:James only filmed half the episodes of season 9.
    SPM HoD also I think did better than OhSit,Iheart music radio festival,Batmobile special.

  • zapbob

    People that watch CBS are either too old or too lazy to change the channel

  • Nick

    People that watch CBS are either too old […] to change the channel

    Now that’s just mean!

  • Jiji Moran

    Saw “Animal Practice” tonight, and I think it isn’t too bad. All actors were spot on except for the woman with the black hair. She seems disconnect and her acting is a little off, I think the last scenes were supposed to be flirting between her and the doctor but it came out weird. The jokes are okay, the story was simple but nice, overall the show has the feeling of “Scrubs” to me.

    Saw “The Neighbors”, missed the premiere. I liked it, though I hate the emotional parts… thankfully they lasted seconds. I see people not liking it because it seems kinda stupid, but one has to pass by the ridiculous premise, and just watch.

    The presidential debates started and have taken over the TV. I’ll wait for the reviews after it’s over.

  • Tom

    @ Robert Re: “Weird that HoD did not adjust down since it dropped 200.000 viewers in the half and went down to a 0.6 rating.”

    What this indicates is that a lot of viewers checked out after it became obvious that the storyline was as pointless as last season. Forget HOD. It’s a video dark hole.

  • Brian J

    @thinking out loud:

    I think so. What else does NBC have?

    Most of the networks are wayyyyyyyyy too quick to cancel and move things around.

  • The End

    Anyone else watch the Presidential debate? Mitt Romney dominated imo.

  • Networkman

    CBS simply has a scheduling issue. While Vegas may not be skewing young, one can’t deny the fact that there is an audience for it. There are over 12 million viewers enjoying it. It is the same situation for Blue Bloods. So CBS should consider putting Vegas on Friday. There are brillant actors in this show. It has potential. But the 10pm Tuesday slot needs a show that will hold on to more of the young viewers that are watching NCIS:LA. Maybe Golden Boy is the answer. Maybe Hawaii Five-O can bounce back not being in direct competition with Revolution. It is crazy how old skewing that show has become in just a short amount of time.

    I’m glad that at least CBS are airing shows that are capable of garning over 10 million viewers regardless if they are not as young skewing. There are people that are interested. Now Made in Jersey should simply be cancelled.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    @Michael, “@Bill- how low do you think Hawaii can go before CBS yanks it off the air?”

    It’s on CBS until at least May, 2014. It may be warehoused on Friday next season, but it will be on the air.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman
  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “Most of the networks are wayyyyyyyyy too quick to cancel and move things around.”

    Why do so many people think networks move things around so much?

    Between seasons they move shows (although not that often even then), but the only time a show typically gets moved during a season is if it’s dead, and is going to get burned off.

  • Networkman

    I don’t like the fact that a show with 3.4 demo and only 5 million viewers would be renewed over a show with 2.0 demo and 12.5 million viewers. In my opinion it is alienating a large part of the population. And that is why they flee to cable, where those shows are able to survive with low expectations. I feel advertisers are becoming more prejudice against the more mature audiences. There is an issue of ageism which is really starting to effect the quality of broadcast TV. I still wonder how shows such as Golden Girls, Designing Women, Matlock, In the Heat of the Night, Murder She Wrote was able to survive for many years dealing with the all important demo as being the measure of success. I know shows such as these with more “mature” performers would not have a chance in today’s landscape.

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