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

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


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


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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  • Kavyn

    @SPM Well the first season ended with a 0.6, to be honest I was expecting to see HOD get a 0.5. Maybe others were expecting higher, who knows? lol

  • KG

    I don’t get why people don’t love Mindy… I was laughing out loud the entire episode last night. I thought it was just because I was tired, so I watched Go On immediately afterward (which I also really enjoy) but wasn’t laughing with the same intensity.

    Clearly this means that I find Mindy freaking hilarious! It would be very sad to see her canceled.

  • Kaylie

    Go New Girl!!! Seems like thats all people cared about from Fox viewers.

  • SarahL

    The second episode of The Minday Project was pretty good. Danny so has it bad for Mindy. I know that the show won’t last long, but I am enjoying it anyway.

  • nikki

    that will be hod highest rating all season i bet… that show is terrible.

  • Dean-W

    CBS didn’t realize that every Show they put after the NCIS franchise is a flop (except The Good Wife !) ? They should put a show with, at least, two seasons with a fanbase to win the whole night like Hawaii Five-0, Person of Interest or The Mentalist.

  • Zach

    I wouldn’t be so sure. Last season HOD premiered to a .8 and at one point in the fall climbed to a .9. I believe that was out of an episode of Gossip Girl that got a .5. HOD is a self starter and even though its ratings have been all over the place it does better than a lot of the line up on the CW.

  • denny

    Can NBC trade Partners for New Normal? They need Partners.

  • Colt

    [@SPM, until we see how the other CW shows do, declaring HOD dead is comical.]

    No one is declaring it dead, just saying its not exactly doing great even by Cw standard, it could be in trouble. It got lucky to get renewed for a season season its numbers are not all that, and still aren’t all that. I think this show seems to be floating with no real purpose, and I can only see it bleeding numbers.

    That is true, we dont know how HOD will do compare to other CW shows. Cult and Beauty and the Beast, already seem very weak, Emily Owens is meh too, so it may get lucky again if CW has much worse dead weight again.

  • v

    Maybe if CBS named it NCIS:VEGAS, it would be a hit.
    It even lost a good chunk of old viewers, just a dull show overall. I hoped it would be better.

  • Brian

    Looks like Private Practice is done!

  • simonal

    itunes makes them pennies

  • simonal

    No one needs Partners.
    Too bad they stole a show from Fox from 1995.

  • simonal

    Tired —
    Mindy was framing her co-worker. There was not even a fictional wife beating on that show. How crazy for someone to be upset? Are you offended by zombies with fake blood on Halloween?

  • simonal

    NCIS: Vegas would not be a hit because it would still be a boring period piece.

  • Shenna

    I thoght Dancing with the Stars was very good loved the opera singer former DWTS gal. I tried New Girl and didn’t think it was that bad I hope it stays on a bit longer. Vegas was also good and I alaways like Mindy.
    The New Normal I didn’t care for so it will probably last longer than the others.

  • -blackmail

    I’m so happy for Hart of Dixie!!

  • Dan

    CBS should have just kept Unforgettable if they were just going to get the same ratings out of Vegas with a much larger budget.

  • Austin

    666 needs to last, the mid seasons are mistresses and red widow…….BORRRRRIIIINNNNNNGGG! I guarantee if one of these two shows replace 666 that they will get much worse ratings because the concepts are dumb!!

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