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TV Ratings Tuesday: 'New Girl' Steady, 'Raising Hope' Debuts Down, 'Hart of Dixie' Debut Solid, 'NCIS,' 'The Mindy Project', 'Go On, 'The New Normal' All Down

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October 3rd, 2012

Scoreboard CBS NBC FOX ABC UNI CW
Adults 18-49: rating/Share 2.9/8 2.2/6 2.0/6 1.7/5 1.5/4 0.5/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 1.7/6 1.7/6 2.1/7 1.1/3 1.3/4 0.5/2
Total Viewers (million) 15.145 6.002 3.992 8.712 3.581 1.095

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

On CBS, NCIS earned a 3.6 adults 18-49 rating, down 12% from last week's 4.1. NCIS: Los Angeles scored a 3.1 adults 18-49 rating, down 9% from last week's 3.4. Vegas garnered a 2.1 adults 18-49 rating down 16% from last week's 2.5.

On FOX, the season premiere of Raising Hope scored a 1.7 adults 18-49 rating, down 45% from a 3.1 for last season's premiere on Tuesday, September 20 at 9:30PM, which it followed the highly rated season premiere of New Girl. The second episode of Ben And Kate earned a 1.6 adults 18-49 rating, down 24% from last week's 2.1. New Girl garnered a 2.8 adults 18-49 rating, even with last week's premiere. The Mindy Project notched a 1.9 among adults 18-49, down 21%  from last week's 2.4.

On NBC, The Voice best of the auditions clip show earned a 2.9 adults 18-49 rating, down 31% from  last week's 4.2. Go On scored a 2.2 18-49 rating, down 19% from last week's 2.7. The New Normal garnered a 1.7 among adults 18-49 down from 15%  last week's 2.0. among adults 18-49. Parenthood notched a 1.7 adults 18-49 rating down 6% from last week's 1.8.

On ABC,  Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars, garnered a 2.1  adults 18-49, even with last week. Private Practice earned a 1.6 adults 18-49 rating, down 16% from last week's 1.9.

On the CW, the season premiere of Hart Of Dixie scored a 0.7 adults 18-49 rating down from a 0.8 for its series premiere on September 26, 2011 at 9PM but up from a a 0.6 for its season finale on May 15, 2012.The Next earned a 0.3 adults 18-49 rating, matching its last original episode on Thursday  ,September 27.

Broadcast primetime ratings for Tuesday, October 2, 2012:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (Millions)
8:00 CBS NCIS 3.6/11 18.50
NBC The Voice (Clip Show) 2.9/9 8.22
FOX Raising Hope (Season Premiere) 1.7/5 3.89
ABC Dancing with the Stars (Clip Show) 1.3/4 8.21
CW Hart Of Dixie (Season Premiere) 0.7/2 1.54
8:30 FOX Ben And Kate 1.6/5 3.26
9:00 CBS NCIS: Los Angeles 3.1/8 14.87
FOX New Girl 2.8/7 5.07
NBC Go On 2.2/6 5.99
ABC Dancing with the Stars 2.1/5 11.80
CW The Next 0.3/1 0.66
9:30 FOX The Mindy Project 1.9/5 3.75
NBC The New Normal 1.7/5 4.61
10:00 CBS Vegas 2.1/6 12.07
NBC Parenthood 1.7/5 4.48
ABC Private Practice 1.6/4 6.12

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Via Press Note:

In Late-Night Metered Markets Tuesday night:

  • In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 2.7/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.7/7; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 2.9/7; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.6/5.
  • In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 0.8/4; "Late Show," 0.8/4; "Nightline," 1.0/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3.
  • At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.4/5 in metered-market households) trailed CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.5/5). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49) trailed "Late Late Show" (0.6/4).
  • 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 ratings are "live plus same day" from Nielsen Media Research unless otherwise indicated.

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

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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.

 
  • ReallyTired

    The Mindy Project is bad, it’s crazy.

    Get this … they did 5 minutes on spousal abuse jokes! Funny, huh?

    #BoycotFox

  • Ike

    @John_M, if I am not mistaken, iTunes gets about half of the revenue, and the TV production company gets about the other half. (As I’m sure you know, the production company is often co-owned with the network that the show is broadcast on, but not always. For example, Warner Bros. produces Fringe and sells it to Fox for broadcast, so half the iTunes sales of Fringe would go to Warner, not Fox.)

    Given that sales of TV shows on iTunes are in something like tens of thousands (?) and not millions (that’s if I am to believe what the moderators here have said), it’s not a lot of revenue.

  • Bookworm

    The New Normal was given a premature full order. I wasn’t too hyped about the show to begin with but despite that, I honestly didn’t believe it would be around longer. I was taken back by the full season order and clearly I had reason too.

    What the hell happened at the 10pm slot?

    But Jesus Christ, Private Practice is at a 1.6? It debuted at a 1.9 but dropped to a 1.6 in the second week? Please tell me these last 13 episodes is it’s last. With Kate leaving and those kind of numbers, I honestly don’t expect it to last very long.

    Vegas ;I didn’t expect it to take such a drop by the second episode. I figured it would go up or down a .1 but this is a .4. I hope it stays there though, no more drops; steady is going to get them further.

    What happen to Go On though? It premiered at a 3.4 but in its third week it is already down to a 2.2. This is going to be a very low ranked season. Minus the bigger one such as Grey, MF, OUAT, and BBT.

  • Bookworm

    Sorry not debut, premiere for PP but still, I’m really shocked by this one.

  • Ike

    @Eddy, your conclusion is wrong. The total viewers were all that was reported in newspapers in the old days, but that doesn’t mean the advertisers wanted total viewers.

    From roughly the late 70s onwards, the advertisers preferred demos. But Nielsen was more tight-fisted with that info back then. Plus reporters were possibly not as savvy about how much demos mattered. And it was not the information age yet.

    But demos did matter. We, the public, just couldn’t see them yet.

  • John_M

    Given that sales of TV shows on iTunes are in something like tens of thousands (?) and not millions (that’s if I am to believe what the moderators here have said), it’s not a lot of revenue.

    At the moment it’s not a lot of revenue – but that’s not to say it won’t be – or that it’s not growing.

    Let’s say you try and create a show purely available on itunes – by subscriptoin

    Again – the technologies seem to be changing but I don’t see the networks adjusting to take advantage of the new technologies.

    I’m not lambasting the current system – it is what it is – I just don’t see the networks actively seeking new revenue streams to keep up with the new technologies – they instead fight them tooth and nail

  • Babygate

    Premiere week out of the way and the ratings are beginning to normalize. Wow, the television landscape is sure changing and it will only get worse. DVRs, online viewing and other mediums have obliterated the concept of ‘appointment television’. Who’s going to rush to watch something when they can watch it online or on demand at their leisure. ABC needs an overhaul. When their best rated drama is 9 years old and none of the other newer dramas can come close to its ratings, it’s not good. And Modern Family leaves every other comedy in the dust. Private Practice is done. Last night’s touted 100th episode was a snoozer and the ratings reflect it. 1.6 is really, really bad. ABC killed it when they moved it to Tuesdays. Maybe that’s why Kate Walsh decided to jump ship. I’m sure she didn’t appreciate being shafted like that. Here’s hoping Nashville will be a game changer. It sure looks like it could be.

  • Cyrax86

    ABC is a non-entity in the 10 pm slot so far this season, at least NBC has Revolution and CBS has Elementary (and CSI?). They must pray for Nashville to do decently.

  • John_M

    @Eddy
    Just do some research man, Google it young man. Back in the day the newspapers never reported the demos it was only the household shares and viewership.

    So in other words, you don’t know – you are extrapolating based on faulty information. You have no idea how the network paradigm worked back then – you just think you do – and PS – i’m old enough to remember ‘back in the day’ as you so fondly remember. Your statement doesn’t prove that it was ‘done differently’ back then – it just reinforces the fact that there were less outlets for this information than there are today…but thanks for sharing your ‘nostalgia’ – you know – false facts that you remember fondly but aren’t really true?

  • KJ Styles

    I don’t understand the hate for Vegas. It’s a really good show. I like it a hell of a lot better than that overrated, unrealistic garbage called Revolution.

  • Tony ^_^

    Yay! “New Girl”!! Adjust up!! :D

  • John_M

    Get this … they did 5 minutes on spousal abuse jokes! Funny, huh?

    Modern Family does jokes about how the dumb husband lusts after his father in laws wife or how the daugheter can’t wait for her to get fat from pregnancy – or how UTTERLY stupid their daughter is – bad parenting is funny too I guess

  • John_M

    I don’t understand the hate for Vegas. It’s a really good show. I like it a hell of a lot better than that overrated, unrealistic garbage called Revolution.

    You’re right, Vegas is realistic.

    Ignoring the fact that Vegas was set up as a ‘criminal enterprise’ long before the show takes place – or the high ranking female district attorney in a time when working women were a rarity – or the sherrif breaking the law constantly – those are all very realistic.

    I love how you talk about how yo udon’t understand ‘hate’ for one show and then spew pointless hatred towards another.

  • John_M

    I don’t understand the hate for Vegas. It’s a really good show. I like it a hell of a lot better than that overrated, unrealistic garbage called Revolution.

    Most television shows (and i’m including reality shows folks, cause they aren’t) are unrealistic

  • Eddy

    @ Ike

    Not sure about your newspaper but I got the shares. You guys don’t have to try and prove me wrong just do your own research on Google if you weren’t born back then.

    @ Bookworm

    When people were doubting New Normal they clearly had a reason to do so and tonight proved their doubts. I never really got fooled by Go On either. I knew that if you put either one of those two shows on a Thursday they would fall like the rest of those comedies. The Wednesday comedies are not looking as bad in comparison depending on their ratings from tonight.

  • RG-X

    I knew Vegas wouldn’t last – it’s a cable show – not a network show – Time periods like that do NOT work on Network – (Pan Am, Playboy)

    I was hoping Hope, ben & Kate would do better.

    parenthood staying flat – but needs a better lead in.

    Good Bye – New Normal!

  • s0303

    won’t be long before the new normal is getting around a 1.3 like up all night…

    good for hart of dixie and new girl…

  • Eddy

    @ John_M

    Hey bro who was the one asking the questions me or you? If you believe it was faulty information then why did you even waste your time without it? hhhhmmmm…..

  • RG-X

    Parenthood; I think will be safe – it’s beating Private Practice and soon will be over Vegas – (in 2 weeks) – then it will be the number one show in its time-period.

  • John_M


    Hey bro who was the one asking the questions me or you? If you believe it was faulty information then why did you even waste your time without it? hhhhmmmm…..

    You made a statement – I asked what your information was based on – I don’t believe someone just because they say so – and then I discovered your ‘pronouncement’ about how it used to be done differently was based on hogwash and poppycock. There’s always the possibility you had a job that was in the advertising field that allowed you some insight, but your answer demonstrates that wishful thinking is how you make conclusions.

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