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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  • John_M

    Not for nothing but a little editing before publishing would be awesome. There’s no rush. The masses will come.

    The Season Premiere of NCIS got a 4.1 last week, this week wasn’t also the season premiere was it?

  • DeeAgeaux

    Its wierd New Normal extended already with subpar numbers.

    I guess NBC has nothing on deck.

  • Greg

    Nice start for Hart of Dixie. Great to see Parenthood beating Private Practice.

    Mindy already very low. Ben and Kate lower, but solid considering its lead in.

  • Eridapo

    @ Mitchell

    Exactly. There was so much talk yesterday of the Monday ratings slide for some shows, but when you look at them in context with Tuesday and Factor no competition from Football Monday’s results are looking rather great.


    Go On :(

  • Dan S

    Ouch for the new Fox comedy lineup. New Girl is the only show registering a pulse & too bad for Vegas. It handily won its time period but its competition was even weaker.

  • danny94

    Ouch GOON and New Normal are dropping I wonder if nbc are regretting that back 9. Not good for private practice either if kate walsh is leaving after this season then why dont abc just announce this as the final season so the fans can get a proper end

  • RyanCanada

    wish Raising hope was higher, was a hilarious episode last night, loved New Girl, Mindy, The New Normal, and Ben & kate, also Hart Of Dixie was a great episode last night! love that show, i hope it adjusts up

  • The Old Woman


    OUCH@ NBC!!

    That shows that without the major voice lead in they get, both comedies suffer.

    Vegas seems stable and decent for a 10 pm show.

  • Nope

    Shouldn’t Raising Hope be above the Dancing Clip Show in the chart?

  • Ram510

    Fox comedies just aren’t good

    Wow those half hour #’s for DWTS are awful

  • suzie

    @Lovelee – you can watch it online, but im not sure if im aloud to post torrent site on this website.

  • sam

    Tina Fey >>> Mindy Khaling

  • John A

    Nice to see HOD start ok. Hopefully it dont drop too much.

  • Ryan

    Nice to see New Girl holding up.

  • Justin121

    Everything is down 0.5 from last week. What happend?

    Hart of Dixie premiered OK.

    NBC back to being NBC.

    FOX really down. But then again, so are ABC and CBS.

  • fringewillget5seasons

    What a bad night all around. CBS all down, Fox comedies are NBC-tier along with NBC’s and ABC has no big plays.

    HoD wasn’t shamefully low at the least.

  • Bee

    damn. NBC crashed without the voice.

    new girl is saving FOX from not having it’s tuesday comedy block look like NBC’s thursday comedy block.

    ABC just announce this is the final season of PP already. if it doesn’t get a proper ending, i will punch a puppy.

  • omabin

    Very happy about New Girl, holding all of its premiere audience is a very healthy sign! Also very solid start for Hart of Dixie, I hope it’s not adjusted down! I think 0.7 will be automatic renewal this year for the cw. Go On dipped a lot though, it should have stopped the bleeding for now. People who have been arguing for NBC to move it away from the voice, it’s clearly way too soon, it has to remain there AT LEAST until the end of the season. New normal is very weak though, these are thursday comedies results. That full season order may have come a little too soon. The Fox comedies are also crashing besides New Girl.

    As for the 10pm, Parenthood did the usual, PP did terribly but it will end after these 13 eps regardless of what they say so it doesn’t really matter and Vegas did poorly, but in a selfish way, it kind of makes me happy because it makes H50 look better (its timeslot is definitely more competitive). Also, it remains to be seen how csi fares facing competition and how elementary does post-premiere, so H50 might not look so bad after all is said and done.

  • Mon

    Episode 2 of Mindy and Vegas were much better than their pilots. Too bad many decided not to give them a watch this week.

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