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.

  • gabriel borges

    New Girl – 4.99 [2.8/7]
    Vegas – 12.11 [2.0/6]

    I really don’t get this..

  • eridapo

    Knowing it long for this world, I actually took the time to watch Vegas (instead of the debate). It is not a bad show. It is better than some of the other crapola on TV.

    Also checked out Chicago Fire “Pilot”, and I wasn’t impressed. Had the feel of Ron Howard’s “Backdraft”. ER meets the late 70s tv show call “Emergency”.

  • Jeremy

    How does New Girl get a 2.8/7 and only 4.99? Everyone must’ve been in the 18-49 age range…? I’m confused.

  • Brian J

    @Bill Gorman:

    It’s definitely true that the networks cancel things more quickly than they move them around. I should have been more clear on that.

    But while they are constantly adjusting to a changed lanscape and new competition, I suspect they make their jobs harder by adjusting their schedules so frequently, whether it’s from one season to the next or from one part of the season to another. With a little more stability, shows might have a chance to grow or at least be kind of stable.

    Look at “The Middle.” It’s crept up a little bit each season and it’s been in the same time slot for three seasons now, and before that, was in the time slot for half its first season after “Hank” was cancelled. It was sold into syndication, and once that starts, it could see new viewers watch its live broadcasts.

    Or it might not. It’s hardly a guarantee that being in the same spot and being in syndication will help a show. But it might. If it does, it makes it easier for a new show to launch, which helps the entire schedule.

  • JJ

    Go On will go up next week when The Voice has a normal episode!!!!

  • Mitchell

    Not sure if I should be happy or apprehensive now that they saved The Goodwin Games for midseason

  • The End

    @gabriel borges

    New Girl = Skews Younger
    Vegas = Skews Older


  • The End

    Oh and my prediction that pretty much no one else went with on that topic weeks ago that The Mindy Project would collapse was pretty much spot on. Nice to see there.

  • Babygate

    @The End
    I’m not a Mindy Project fan but it’s too soon to say it’s collapsed. I mean, in relation to what? 1.7 for Saving Hope and 1.6 For the new Ben and Kate? Fox would have to cancel all of them otherwise, they have just set a new (lower) standard.

  • Ultima

    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.

    While that is a theoretical situation, how often does it actually come up? (I really don’t pay much attention to viewership numbers.)

    I’m sure there are plenty of examples of a sitcom being renewed over a drama with those numbers, but they were unlikely to actually be competing against each other for a timeslot.

    You can’t really compare sitcoms, dramas, reality competitions, docu-realities, sports and newsmagazines with each other because the economics differ greatly and so much of it is dependant on what the network wants and not necessarily the head-to-head ratings.

    I think it most cases, people complaining about low rated, high viewership programs being canceled are completely missing the fact that the show (usually a drama) would still be near the bottom if you used 25-54 or total viewers. There’s going to be exceptions (e.g. Harry’s Law), but for the most part poor-performing shows are poor-performing no matter which metric you use.

  • Ale

    Boy the CW probably misses Smallville, 1.53 is the rating of a Smallville repeat.

  • JudgeJim

    Loved New Girl last year, but first two episodes this year are trash. Not funny to see Jess hook up with some idiot. Schmidt is the only one worth watching.

  • Ultima

    How does New Girl get a 2.8/7 and only 4.99? Everyone must’ve been in the 18-49 age range…? I’m confused.

    Approximately 70% of New Girl’s viewers are aged 18-49.

    Meanwhile, only ~25% of NCIS and NCIS:LA’s viewers are aged 18-49 (but they still pull in more ad revenue per spot because the rate is priced on the rating, not the age skew).

    For reference, a 1.0 rating is 1.265 million viewers (for Adults 18-49).

  • The End


    Noted, perhaps I was hasty there. Will be expecting this to end up with 2-3 smiley faces in the near future on the renew/cancel index.

  • Ultima

    Boy the CW probably misses Smallville, 1.53 is the rating of a Smallville repeat.

    About as much as CBS misses I Love Lucy and Gunsmoke. :roll:

  • Jon

    Go Vegas. Best new show on TV

  • Brian J


    Be concerned with how Fox treats “Goodwin Games.” Will it have to fend for itself, or will it be surrounded by something strong, like “Idol”?

  • Justin121

    2.0 is becoming the new 3.0 for boradcast networks.

    I guess that makes 3.0 the new 4.0.

    Shows that got / expected to get 3.0 in week 2:

    2 Broke Girls
    NCIS: LA
    Crriminal Minds
    2.5 Men
    Once Upon A Time

    Roughly, each night only 2 shows can hit 3.0, aside from the big boys [Grey’s, Voice (4.0s), ModFam, BigBang (5.0s)].

    I shall update this post at the TV Ratings Sunday thread when each show has actually aired 2 episodes (Criminal Minds and RVG could leave the list, while Person of Interest might inter).

  • steven m. burton

    Vegas is not doing well. It may be this season’s Harry’s Law. Strong numbers in total viewers, but low demo numbers. Nothing was able to save Harriet Korn and her law partners. Remains to be seen if Dennis Quaid and Michael Chiklis will get another season. Something to ponder though, NBC shed Harry’s Law with bottom-of-the-heap standings among the networks. CBS is #1 and can afford to jettison shows that are solid, but not great hits.

    With Vegas not pulling any better numbers than that, why get rid of Unforgettable? For that matter, why did they ever tamper with Tueaday night at all in the last 2 or 3 years. The Good Wife had good ratings and decent demo numbers in that timeslot. Unforgettable did not improve on those numbers and it is starting look as if Vegas won’t either.

  • Jen

    @Colin: PP is in its 6th season, and take a look at PP’s first season ratings and see which one’s better

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