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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  • Tim

    Tuesday television show rankings based on rating:

    1. The Voice
    2. NCIS
    3. NCIS: Los Angeles
    4. Go On
    5. New Girl
    6. Dancing with the Stars
    7. Vegas
    7. Parenthood
    7. The New Normal
    10. The Mindy Project
    11. Raising Hope
    12. Private Practice
    13. Ben and Kate
    14. Dancing with the Stars Clip Show
    15. Hart of Dixie
    16. Dr. Horrible’s Sing Along Blog

  • Dennis

    I hope NCIS falls no again…

  • Alexis

    Wow, the CW executives need to be on suicide watch.

    Seriously, though… dropping from 0.7 to 0.4 in one week? Seems really odd. Maybe HoD will be adjusted up.

  • Tom

    KoolRebel: The Secret Circle cast has dispersed and the show is dead. However, like you, I’m still harboring a grudge against Pedowitz for cancelling the show. And, unless Arrow tuns out to be more than the usual CW drivel, I have little doubt that the CW will have yet another failed season. However, regardless of how we feel, the CW still stands to make close to a billion on its Netflix and Hulu deals simply by continuing to produce its rubbish. That explains why Pedowitz ordered extra episodes of the incredibly rancid Hart of Dixie. When the CW brings back a third installment of the LA Complex, you’ll see precisely how depraved the network’s management really is. So, I’m happy to kiss the CW off. Getting burned by the Secret Circle cancellation taught me a lesson..

  • Erin

    Frankly, no. Television isn’t free. Remember those thousands of people I talked about? They all have to be paid. Every network makes decisions based on money. Even cable, except they rely more on subscriptions than ad revenue.

  • thesnowleopard

    What else do you do in your spare time? Trade peanut butter recipes with aliens from Vega? Make planes crash with the power of your mind?

  • Erin

    Totally unrealated,

    It’s nice to see some familiar faces back here

  • Anon

    My TV listings keep insisting “The Mindy Project” is a comedy. I have watched every episode and I am still waiting for the humor to break out.

  • Tom

    @ thesnowleopard We sit on the edge of our seats waiting for guys like you to entertain us with incisive and witty comments.

  • James

    The Voice was beated monday ratings the first hour


    8:00pm 4.0
    8:30pm 4.7


    8:00pm 4.0
    8:30pm 4.8


  • sally

    i watch ncis,ncis la and vegas, i dont like the voice or dwts

  • LisaM

    Do people even watch TV anymore? Ratings today compared to say, 20 years ago. We can’t imagine how far they have dropped.

    My plug:

    Watch Arrow and Supernatural! Do it! :-)

    Ok, back to work.

  • The End


    To be fair, if some people thought before they made a comment here, those that make witty, snarky remarks wouldn’t have much to do. I can see both sides of the coin here. That said, some people do need to show a little more respect towards others, it’s not their fault if they’re new to ratings/tvbythenumbers and make obvious mistakes with their postings. Repeat offenders, well, I find some comments aimed at them amusing personally.

  • alexis

    I thought KoolRebel was being sarcastic, mocking the secret circle’s fans. So, it’s just me thinking that way?
    @James, good for the voice!

  • The End


    I disagree. Nielsen increase their sample size pretty much all the time, although abount 20,000 households make up the ratings system today, it was like a lot less 20 years ago, less than 2000 people even.

    The value of each Nielsen box needs to be adjusted each time this occurs.

  • Brandy

    Nikki, I understand, but tv networks are a business about money just like all business and companies.For Example, if a employee at job want doing thier job well or always playing hooky ect they would be fired.SC was supposed to bring in and keep viewers, it didntbso it was “fired” aka cancelled.One thing though, quality is subjective though. For Example, SPN is the second highest rated show on CW and it’s fans think its the best show on earth.Well I’ve tried it,but didn’t like it.What you think is quality,not everyone does-Parenthood for example you love it and I couldn’t make it through the pilot.Tv networks aren’t a charity keeping shows cause a small audience like them or cause they’re “quality” and they can’t afford to,tv shows are exspensive to produce.CW have cancelled shows I like :Hellcats,SC,Melrose Place,Beautiful Life so I get being upset about that, however, it does no good to boycott the network ect.I can think of only a few times a network has “uncancelled” a show-Jerico, Family Guy,Unforgettable I’m sure a few more I can’t think of or don’t know right now, but my point is its incredibly rare for networks to care much about viewers outcry over cancelled shows& bring them back cause life goes on,new shows are put on.

  • nikki

    @ tom be careful they are going to tear you apart.. lol i had my share today. to bad you missed it.

  • The End

    @t is its incredibly rare for networks to care much about viewers outcry over cancelled shows

    Actually the more decent networks care about viewer opinion, but if no ones watching the show in question, there isn’t much that can be done there. You said it yourself, it’s a business.

  • Vance

    @daniele, no, that is far from the truth. Ringer would be pulling 0.1-0.2 right now. There was never any justification to renewing it, as it was a laggard early on.

  • John A

    How come CW didnt premiere that Emily Owens show? Its premieres are stupid. Last week it was SPN and HOD this week Arrow and whatever airs after TVD this week. And next week Nikita. Why not premiere everything the same week?

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