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.

  • omar

    Go On rating good bec. it’s funny

  • omabin

    @Bill Gorman,

    “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.”

    I disagree with this 100%. From last season alone:
    – Bones move to Mondays
    – Private Practice move to Tuesdays
    – Withney move to Wednesdays
    – Up All Night move to Thursdays
    – Raising Hope temporary move to 8pm to anchor the failed comedy block from last spring

    None of these were burn-offs or death sentences, seeing as all of them came back this year. I do agree that people around here (myself included) tend to suggest way too many moves during season for what networks really do, but they do move stuff around, especially come midseason to make room for the new shows to debut.

  • Josh

    Strong ratings once again for CBS with NCIS. The unprecedented top drama.
    Vegas is going to get cancelled soon. Actually, i prefer Made In Jersey to Vegas. It should be on a cable network instead, a show with the cowboy theme. I think the fact that it is on network television provides a lot of restrictions and boundaries. Maybe CBS will cancel MIJ and move Vegas to the friday night slot, opening this slot to their midseason entrances or Unforgettable.

    FOX is still getting abysmal ratings. Its off to a rocky start and i doubt it’s getting better anytime soon. The comedy line up is down significantly from last year. New Girl is still strong, which is good. Hopefully Raising Hope gets higher ratings next time around, although it’ll probably be renewed as long as it continues average ratings due to syndication. Ben & Kate has the highest chance of going first, but The Mindy Project isnt typically good either, especially with New Girl as its lead in.

    NBC took a hit tonight. Go On did OK, but hopefully ratings stabilize. It’ll get at least a full season, so i’m happy for that. The New Normal is horrible, quality wise and ratings wise. NBC made a bad choice to renew it. Without Go On as a lead in, i dont think i’ll do well on its own. But it has great DVR’s, so who am i to say. I don’t think it deserves to have been renewed for the full season though.

  • Callie

    Vegas ties H5O–but more in total viewers thats true—but competition is much stronger on Mon at 10:00 then on Tues at 10:00

  • bigbrotherfan

    The problem with VEGAS is Jason O’Mara. He’s supposed to act like a partner to Dennis Quiad but offers nothing as his partner and brother. I don’t think it’s any of fault of the actor it just seems like they have too many characters and he gets the short end of the stick, so to speak. As a viewer of 25-years of age I can understand why it’s so old skewing. They had a great moment between Dennis Quaid and Talyor Handley that was a real father/son moment and kind of proves it should of just been those two all along so Taylor could get more screen times and get more viewers in their 20’s. I mean, there was no mention of Jason O’Maras character or even him talking to his son after he shot that guy. It’s clear they have no idea what to do with him. They need to cut him out of the trio. Throw in a good looking female love interest for Hadley and you may raise those 18-49 numbers. Again, no major focus on Chikilis character and thats a mistake.

    I like the show and I see hope for it but they need to change up the casting here. There is too much going on. I still don’t know any of Quiads, O’Maras or Hadleys backstory and its epiosdes 2. It seems like they just jump right into the solving of random murders.

  • bigbrotherfan

    I’ll never understand the mentality of network exec’s. If it ain’t broke-don’t fix it! CBS is a perfect example with moving TGW to Sundays. It did well on Tuesdays and I don’t get why the moved it against another heavily skewed female drama DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES. This could of been the season for CBS to moved the Mentalist there instead and launch a new drama at 10pm. They didn’t take that chance and ABC beat them to the punch now. We all know how that turned out for them. They can still save that night by flipping TGW and Mentalist slots. With 666 Park Ave not doing great they should do it now before ABC finds a hit in that slot after REVENGE.

  • JC

    PPP :(

  • Tyler

    @ Nick

    “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.”

    And OTH averaged that 0.8 all of last season. I mean I’m not trying to say it’s some superior show that got amazing ratings but it certainly did better than HOD and would be continuing to do better than HOD. However, who cares? 9 years is something HOD will never achieve and is plenty enough for OTH.

  • Jim c

    I think cbs need to switch Vegas to 9.pm Tuesday
    And Lcis los Angeles at 10.pm Tuesday

  • Jim c

    I think cbs needs to switch Vegas to 9 pm Tuesday.
    And put Ncis Los Angeles on at 10 pm Tuesday.

  • chezmoi

    Is NCIS retaining viewers year on year meaning that its median or average age is increasing? Is the number of 18-21 year olds viewing this show negligible?

  • db

    The CW or CBS should invest in a live Star Trek show, it’s what the public really wants!!!!!

  • William Haney

    Wonder when Biggest Loser will return to Tuesday nights?

  • Bill

    @ Nick

    “NCIS- A freakin’ powerhouse”

    Let us remember that it is the demo that is important, not necessarily the total viewership. 3.7 is not a powerhouse rating. I concur that for that horrible Tuesday night lineup it is, but compare it to Thursday’s or Sunday’s lineup and it’s nothing.

  • Kalleb

    How the hell did NCIS adjust up exactly? Shares/Neilson ratings went from 4.1 to 3.7 and ratings also went down.. Seriously? Must be a typo..

  • AlexFan

    NCIS is the best procedural show on TV. NCIS-LA is only as good in ratings as it is with such a wonderful lead in and it’s on at 9:00. Move NCIS-LA to another night and it’s numbers go down and this is coming from a person who loves NCIS-LA.

  • Denise

    Why was NCIS a repeat this week? Did anyone else recognize it from last season?

  • Mark

    NCIS-LA is amazing. The acting is very good, I like the comedy in it, and the stories are always interesting. Love that show! Hopefully, it continues to beat the competition.

  • JCQ

    Go On….keep on! This show has a great balance of humor and touching moments. It has more intelligent wit than any other sit-com being produced today. The writers have great characters to explore and the actors already have a great chemistry together. In addition, my entire family laughs out loud raging in age from 16 to 54. Great show!!

  • Rob Bates

    I love Parenthood. I got hooked on seasons one and two on Netflix. Go Sarah Braverman you rock.

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