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TV Ratings Tuesday: 'The Voice', 'Go On' & 'Parenthood' Hit Highs, 'Hart of Dixie' Falls + 'Vegas' Steady

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October 10th, 2012

Scoreboard NBC CBS FOX ABC UNI CW
Adults 18-49: rating/Share 2.9/8 2.8/8 2.0/5 1.7/5 1.7/5 0.3/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 2.4/8 1.6/5 1.9/6 1.1/3 1.6/5 0.3/1
Total Viewers (million) 7.627 14.993 4.000 9.157 3.938 0.865

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NBC was the number one network in adults 18-49, but CBS won with total viewers.

On CBS, NCIS earned a 3.3 down  from last week's 3.7 adults 18-49 rating. NCIS: Los Angeles scored a 2.9, down two tenths from last week's 3.1 adults 18-49 rating. Vegas was even with last week's 2.0 adults 18-49 rating.

On FOX, Raising Hope scored a 1.8, up a tenth from last week's 1.7 adults 18-49 rating. Ben And Kate earned a 1.5, down a tenth from last week's 1.6 adults 18-49 rating. New Girl garnered a 2.7, down a tenth from last week's 2.8 adults 18-49 rating. The Mindy Project was even with last week's 1.9 among adults 18-49,

On NBC, The Voice earned a 4.4, way up from last week's a 3.0 adults 18-49 rating (for the auditions recap episode) and a three-week Tuesday high. Go On scored a 2.8, up seven tenths from last week's 2.1 18-49 rating and also a three week high. The New Normal garnered a 2.0, up three tenths from last week's 1.7 among adults 18-49.Parenthood notched a 2.0 up four tenths from last week's 1.6 adults 18-49 rating and is a season high.

On ABC,  Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars, was even with last week's 2.1  adults 18-49. Private Practice was also even with last week's 1.6 adults 18-49 rating.

On the CW,  Hart Of Dixie scored a 0.4, down three tenths from last week's 0.7 adults 18-49 rating. The television premiere of the five year old online video Dr. Horrible's Sing Along Blog earned a 0.2. adults 18-49 rating.

 

Broadcast primetime ratings for Tuesday, October 9, 2012:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM NBC The Voice 4.4 13  11.93
CBS NCIS 3.3 10  18.09
FOX Raising Hope 1.8 5  4.11
ABC Dancing with the Stars: All Stars (Clip show) 1.2 4  8.239
CW Hart Of Dixie 0.4 1 1.20
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8:30PM FOX Ben And Kate 1.5 4  3.33
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9:00PM CBS NCIS: Los Angeles 2.9 8  15.10
NBC Go On 2.8 7  6.95
FOX New Girl 2.7 7  4.99
ABC Dancing with the Stars: All Stars 2.1 6  13.18
CW Dr. Horrible's Sing Along Blog 0.2 1 0.57
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9:30PM NBC The New Normal 2.0 5  4.96
FOX The Mindy Project 1.9 5  3.569
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10:00PM CBS Vegas 2.0 5 11.78
NBC Parenthood 2.0 6  4.99
ABC Private Practice 1.6 4  6.05

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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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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.

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  • nikki

    Well this was fun.. ill be back tomorrow to see the fate of arrow. Im sure it wont be good. And i hope people start to develope a sense of humor between now and then. Doubtfull i know.

  • John_M


    Well this was fun.. ill be back tomorrow to see the fate of arrow. Im sure it wont be good. And i hope people start to develope a sense of humor between now and then. Doubtfull i know.

    Comedy is subjective, I don’t believe you have a sense of humor for instance

  • danny94

    Yeah!!! So happy for parenthood!!! Sucks for HOD

  • Erin

    @Nikki

    If you think that every other network starts new shows in the 8 pm slot then not only do you not get the basics of lead ins and outs, you are blind to scheduling period.

    Go On, The New Normal, The Mindy Project, and Vegas are all new shows. None of them are at 8. You were saying?

    Nikita launched at 9. Gossip Girl launched at 9(moved to 8 then moved back to 9). Heart of Dixie launched at 9. Beauty and the Beast will launch at 9.

    Assuming you are over 30 (which you would have to be to be older than I am) when you start behaving as if you are older, I’ll address you as an elder.

  • nikki

    John im not suprised. But im actually a pretty funny person.. acually more sarcastic then anything. What might be your problem with me. I wont conform to the crap they show on tv and everyone else will.?

  • Lucas

    You now stop and notice that NBC is the highest rated network on 3 of the 6 week days that are relevant for TV. Who would’ve thought.

  • THE OLD MAN

    @ John M

    Sheesh, spelling it out for them, making it easy

    dantas was tooo wide open with that one, had to come in for the save

  • Percysowner

    @Nikki And The CW domed secret circle by giving it long breaks, putting it at 9 when all other new shows started at 8. If they would of put it before VD it would of done better. All new shows start in the 8 o’ clock spot. Why didnt the secret circle? They were to worried that if they put VD at 9 the little girls who watch it would be in bed or on their way to bed. Theyd lose ratings on the only show that does well on the network.

    Sadly all of the CW shows got long breaks. The CW started their season early last year so they wouldn’t have to compete with other premiers. That left lots of time that had to be put into breaks so their shows could have new episodes for the all important sweeps period.

    As to starting at 9:00. In most cases having a good lead-in helps ratings. TCS was placed after the CW’s strongest show. It was based on books by the author of The Vampire Diaries, so there should have been an overlap in audience. TVD and TSC were similar types of shows, supernatural dramas with attractive leads. All of that was meant to give TSC a real shot at becoming a hit. An 8:00 slot means a show has to self-start, i.e. the premise must catch people’s attention all on its own. It also means people have to find it based on promotion, so if they missed the promotion they won’t even know to look. Placing TSC after TVD meant that at the very least everyone watching TVD saw the announcement that TSC would be coming up next, which is as good promotion as they can get, reminding people of the show right before it comes on. It also would get the people who don’t change channels, and yes, even with remote controls, many people forget to change the channel. TSC could not have been put in a better place to succeed. It failed. I gave it my standard 4 shows to see if it catches me treatment and it just didn’t. I have heard that it improved as the season went on, but many people give a show just so much time before deciding that it’s not worth it. If TSC got really good, it did so too late to keep its early audience. BTW, Ringer had the same problem. It started out with a bang and then people just stopped watching.

    The CW wants to succeed as a network. They make the choices that they believe will give them the best chance at succeeding. When they weighed HOD, 90210, TSC, Ringer and Nikita they decided, rightly or wrongly, that HOD, 90210 and Nikita were their best bets. Nikita is the odd one here, but believe me you didn’t want TSC going after a fading ANTM on Fridays and TSC wasn’t pulling the numbers to justify the prime slot of being after TVD.

  • John_M

    John im not suprised. But im actually a pretty funny person.. acually more sarcastic then anything. What might be your problem with me. I wont conform to the crap they show on tv and everyone else will.?

    Well, there’s your martyr complex. Your belief that your taste is better than anyone elses – it’s just different – your belief that a show you liked was run into the ground by the network airing it out of, what I can only think of as spite, the fact that you don’t deal in reality.

    My problem is that there are too many people like you – and they’re allowed to reproduce

  • John_M

    You now stop and notice that NBC is the highest rated network on 3 of the 6 week days that are relevant for TV. Who would’ve thought.

    One of those nights is buoyed by football – which is great for 17 weeks – but then what?

  • John_M

    BTW – not assuming anyone here knows the answer but is advertising on NBC Sunday nights in a two tiered system – there’s ‘nfl ad rates’ and then a second ad rate when the other stuff is on? Or do they average it all out over the season?

  • THE OLD MAN

    Looks like we may hit 400 comments today

    SO LET’S GO POSTERS–THE COUNTDOWN TO 400 STARTS NOW

  • Erin

    @Percysowner

    As I recall, Nikita had to pitch for their lives. Either the show runner is good in a room or he/she said something darn convincing. We’ll see Friday.

  • gustavo

    I hope tonight:Nashville get great numbers,because the Premiere….i already watched it…was very good.

  • Lucas

    @John_M It’s still a gigantic improvement over the network that had half a season of football and half a season of The Voice last year, and that was it.

    I wouldn’t be surprised if NBC ended this year in 3rd or even 2nd, even with no Super Bowl.

  • Ted Craig

    I wonder how much the baseball playoffs affected NCIS numbers.

  • nikki

    Erin im sorry but you dont know me and ive been watching tv for a while now. You can say whatever you like.. i get that your shows werent touched so you dont understand when a good show gets screwed because the network doesnt know how to promote a show. And my mistake im not older then you.. i figured by the way you attacked everyone who didnt agree with you you were younger. Im 26… so my mistake. And may i ask who are you to address my behavior. I had some sarcastic statements im sorry you dont have a sense of humor but my behavior is fine thank you.

  • bsp

    The rating for broadcast nets in general look mighty dismal for October. Wait until they begin fading as the year progresses… it’s going to look like a limbo party! “How loooowww can you go?”

    “Vegas” is the ONLY new show of the season that I’m watching, already. I’m going to give “Chicago Fire” and “Nashville” an audition as well.

    Seeing some of these stinkers makes me wonder why the nets can’t do more advance market research, test audience viewings, etc., to ID what people will like. Did they really expect “Partners” to be a hit? “Animal Practice”? Really? To each his own… or not.

    That said, the “ratings” (traffic) must be really good for TVBTN. I’ll be post #350 or so. Business is booming!

  • Brandy

    Nikki, are you kidding?Besides Ringer and VD, SC was the show most promoted show. They gave it a Fri. Rerun after the premiere and a weeklong marathon of it instead of the usual VD one in Dec or Jan before they came back from hiatus. Also, on tvbtn,tvline ect, all I read from viewers was how bad the show was:acting was bad ,writing was bad, Britt was annoying,they focused too much on teen stuff/Cassie/Adam,Jake triangle,how there was chemistry with the cast, that Gale Harold and Phoebe Tonkin were the only things about or on the show or were the only good actors,how the chatting for spells was annoying ect.90-95% of viewers gave negative feedback.Futhermore, no network wants thier shows to fail or tries to get them to fail.Yes, there were hiatuses but all CW shows had them and VD,HoD did fine still.All shows on tv have hiatueses,abcfamily and other cable channels have 6 months to a year hiatus between seasons or 3 months or more to finish a season a season-Cover Affairs started in June took four weeks off in Sept then back in OCt or Nov to finish season three.Rizzoli & Isels started season three in June through beginning of Sept and will return in Nov to finish season three.Pll returns in Jan after going on hiatus at the end of August.Lying Game returns 10 months after season one ended with season two.It shouldn’t be hard for people to keep up with thier shows,I never missed a episode of mine when they came back.SC had a audience at first, then people didn’t like it so they stopped watching.Thats not CWs fault.

  • John_M

    And may i ask who are you to address my behavior. I had some sarcastic statements im sorry you dont have a sense of humor but my behavior is fine thank you.

    Do you see the irony there darling nikki?

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