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

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October 10th, 2012

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


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
8:30PM FOX Ben and Kate 1.5 4  3.33
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
9:30PM NBC The New Normal 2.0 5  4.96
FOX The Mindy Project 1.9 5  3.569
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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  • Pepper

    It looks like 0.4 and 0.5 will be the new normal for the CW’s shows (instead of 0.6 and 0.5 like last year)

    If Arrow isn’t a hit, the CW is done

  • John_M

    Bristol Palin is killing DWTS’s ratings, nobody wants to see that talentless nobody try to dance!

    But they want to see all the other no talent ‘somebodies’ dance?

  • PHIL

    Did not think Go On was going to be a hit

  • jT

    Ben and kate is hurting new girl…………

  • The Old Woman

    NBC doing really well, even though Go On and The New Normal are both getting those numbers due to the Voice. Nice numbers for Parenthood.

    lol@ HOD

  • Jay

    Yeah, gotta wonder about the future of the CW. Man, back in the day I watched half the shows on the WB…now all I watch on the CW are 90210 and the Vampire Diaries and I’m on the verge of quitting both.. They need better shows…or maybe just better writers on their shows.

  • richard

    yes parenthood!

  • EatMorePez

    Poor CW ratings on Monday are apparently contagious to Tuesday

  • John_M

    Ben and kate is hurting new girl…………

    Sure it’s not

  • KarenM

    @Just My Opinion, maybe but DWTS is sooo over no matter what. I was a huge fan and now I’m over it.

  • Brian J

    Solid increases for “GO” and “TNN.” This makes their renewals seem like a great choice. It’s also notable that both shows beat their most direct competitors over at Fox. While it remains to be seen if ABC has any impact in a few weeks, if this keeps up for NBC, it’s a pretty big deal.

    Who cares if they are being supported by “TV”? Right now, this is exactly what needs to happen.

    Also, what a nice gain for “Parenthood.” It’s only one week’s performance that we are talking about, but if this keeps up, I think this makes a case for more episodes. The show is pretty close to being ready for syndication, and since it could go on for many more seasons and going into syndication could help it gain new viewers, in addition to NBC owning the show, I will not be surprised to see it happen.

  • Bee

    OMG hart of dixie. actually, OMG CW. but it’s not surprising really. HOD, 90210, and GG are just not at the same level of other shows.

    good luck to them w. arrow tonight. it’s gotten buzz and promotion, and is one of the most acclaimed new shows of the season.

  • jT

    @phil it’s not a hit.

    Sooner or later nbc will move it to replace the office.

  • John A

    Dear god CW is in real trouble. If Arrow starts at a 0.8 it be a miracle.

  • Sid

    Hart of Dixie is in trouble now.

  • KarenM

    Now I actually can’t believe Drew and Helio won DWTS before. They suck!

  • Anna

    I think this is wrong! ): Hart of Dixie never had a 0.4! What happened? The show is getting better and better.
    I’m sad now.

  • Hubert R.

    HoD, there must be something wrong. Only 0.4 in demo but so many viewers? I hope there’s a mistake o.o

  • Eridapo

    DWTS 1.2 7.92/ 1.3 8.52/ 2.1 12.95/ 2.2 13.41
    PP 1.7 6.66/ 1.4 5.45

    NCIS 3.2 17.69/ 3.4 18.51
    NCISLA 3.0 15.26/ 2.9 14.94
    VEGAS 2.1 12.34/ 1.9 11.21

    VOICE 4.0 11.11/ 4.8 12.75
    PARENTHOOD 2.1 5.09/ 2.0 4.89

    HOD .5 1.24/.4 1.08

  • Ali

    So NBC is king of Monday and Tuesday now… who would have thought!!!

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