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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  • Eridapo

    NBC is the Voice now. Like Fox is Idol.

    The Voice falters, and down goes NBC.

    The Clip show did well, but it just shows how the Voice inflates the results of those shows immediately following it — Revolution, Smash, and Go On.

  • Robert

    HoD will adjust down to 0.6. Since it fell to that rating in the half hour. So i would not say solid

  • Mark

    If The New Normal beats the other NBC comedies, it’ll finish its full season which is likely. As for a second season, that’s a different story altogether.

  • dantas

    Holy s**t, NBC! I wonder if those full season orders made yesterday helped Go On & The New Normal do all the way down…

    Go, CW!

  • Adam

    It seems strange that almost every show was down last night

  • Petar Ivanov


    I saw it last week, but i was not sure, this week i am sure its trend so i am asking why all 10 pm shows are so down in second half for all networks even cbs procedural dramas?

  • Marcos

    I wish that raising hope was higher. It’s such a underated show. its one of the best comedies out there

  • Ram510

    Like I said yesterday NBC should’ve waited on the back 9 for The New Normal. Personally I don’t think the show is very good

  • Jeff R.

    Wow, spring ratings are going to be UGLY! A 2.0 will look like a HIT!

  • Ricky

    Ouch @Go On. Are the viewers getting complacent now that its full season has been announced? Too bad, last night’s episode was the best one yet. To think it was neck and neck with New Girl last week, and now that crapstorm is outdoing it! :(

    I see TNN fell bigtime, too. If NBC doesn’t regret giving it a full season yet, they certainly will very soon.

    Glad the NCIS’s stayed relatively solid. Poor Vegas, it’s falling hard and fast. The high viewership might grant it a full season, but then it’ll just end up being this year’s Unforgettable (surprise un-cancellation optional).

    And poor, poor Raising Hope. At least it’s outranking Ben and Kate, and hopefully Mindy will slide too so RH can get renewed again as Fox’s second-highest-rated sitcom. We need more of those delightfully quirky Chances, but going against NCIS is not doing wonders for its ratings. If Fox were smart they would try using New Girl as counter-programming instead. Not that it would eat away much of NCIS’ audience.

  • romo

    Tuesday is a good nite to catch up on my dvr stuff from other nites.

  • OERM

    PP needs to go back to Thursday


    But I Believe Go On will go up next week when the voice isn’t showing clip shows.

  • Tom

    Yep, NN seems like the kind of renewal NBC regrets come Spring, but the Murphy name probably all but guaranteed it anyway. Go On’s continued drops have to worry them.

    Fox’s 8pm comedy block is borderline, MP isn’t doing well, Vegas probably won’t make it through the year, PP is ending soon. Not much new or hopeful here.

  • targetviewer

    Those numbers don’t reflect the quality of the new FOX comedies. “The Mindy Project” was excellent last night. Very funny and subversive, and the actors have great chemistry. Here’s hoping FOX gives it the chance it deserves.

  • SJ

    Is it bad that I feel a little schadenfreude that The Mindy Project is failing? I cannot remember a show that overhyped completely falling flat on its face right out of the gate.

    Overall, expected drops for almost everything (didn’t expect Private Practice at a 1.6 just yet, though – and for its 100th episode!) and no one really gets bragging rights for last night. Pity… there are some good programs on this night.

  • Tyson

    Suzie, don’t post torrent sites here.

    If Private Practice’s producers don’t know to prepare a season finale that can serve as a series finale, the fault is theirs rather than ABC’s. PP is lucky to have lasted this long.

  • cwTV watch

    Of all the networks. CW is probably the only one that is happy this morning. HOD held up, self-starting at 8.. with very little promo. Things are looking good for Supernatural Tonight.

  • James

    Raising Hope keeping its head above the water of cancellation just slightly, I think.

    If it says around Mindy Project ratings then it’ll get the renewal to get to 88 episodes.

  • were123

    Raising Hope is safe because of syndication, but Ben&Kate and The Mindy Porject are looking bad. New Girl is the only show that is saving FOX’s Tuesdays (and the whole week) even a little bit.

    Go On is Voice dependant, so when The Voice raises next week Go On (and The New Normal because of that) will raise.

    Vegas is most likely dead, dropping to 1.9 in the half hours is baaaad.

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