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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  • The End

    @John A

    No network puts all their eggs in one basket.

  • John A

    @Vance There is no way to Know how Ringer would be doing. Its all guess work on your part. Im not saying Ringer would be doing well but it would probably doing as badly as GG 90210 or HOD.

  • nikki

    Brandy, i do realize its a buisness but other networks dont seem to follow that statement so intently. Sometimes quality should come into play. And no i dont expect everyone to like the shows i like but i do believe there is such a thing as a quality show and a not quality show. And while i understand its about the money.. does that make all of it right. Money plays to much of a part in society, im a firm believer of living within your means. See our problem here is that my views are very different from most, you see white i see black. I can pretend that i think its okay for a network to cancel a good, different show that may not pull in fantastic rating because they can renew another show thats the same as lots of other shows on tv, and doesnrt pull in good ratings nor is very good at all. Because its cheaper to produce.

  • Tom

    @ The End I think there are a few people posting on this site who feel duty bound to police what’s going on. When they do that with poorly expressed witticisms, it’s time to call them on it.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    @Patrick Gillease, you have transcended merely clueless and have reached belligerently idiotic! An achievement!

  • Nick

    New Girl’s ratings will slowly shrink as the 12 year olds that watch it find something better to do.

  • CrimTV

    Just a question when calculating how much the network is down on that night from last season, do you mean October 9, 2011 or the closest Tuesday? (So October 4, 2011)?

  • John A

    @The End CBS and ABC started almost all its shows 2 weeks ago. Airing all original shows each night might have helped them.

  • Brandy

    Nikki, how do you determine quality?by what you like?So if you’re running CW & determining which shows are “quality” , you’d keep the shows you like like SC but dump the others like Gossip Girl and Hart of Dixie because you don’t like them/ dont think they’re quality right?

  • John A

    @Brandy just let it go and let the TSC fans whine.

  • Brandy

    Nikki, I think Hart of Dixie’s a good show but you don’t so ….how would your idea of “quality” work here?What would you do?

  • Ultima

    @John A
    How come CW didnt premiere that Emily Owens show?

    They’re trying to premiere shows against the debates (when the big four won’t have any regular programming on). They’re doing this for Supernatural, Beauty & the Beast, and Emily Owens.

  • Chicago Fire vs. Nashville

    Well I’m guessing this is the last new commercial before Chicago Fire premieres:

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    @CrimTV, Nielsen ratings weeks end on Sunday. That’s the cutoff day for comparisons. However, we get the weekly data on Tuesday, so that’s when we write about it.

  • Ultima

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

    TV viewership as a whole continues to rise. Broadcast viewership continues to decline.

    The primary factor is audience fragmentation. When there are only a coupe choices, it’s easy to get viewers – when there are hundreds of choices, not so much.

  • Ultima

    I know it has NOTHING to do with this topic, but why doesn’t the CW air the Superbowl?

    In order to get in on the Super Bowl rotation, the network must have regular season NFL broadcast package (which currently costs ~$1 billion per year).

  • John A

    @Ultima ok thanks didnt realise that.

  • nikki

    brandy, i would of cancelled shows like 90210 thats horrible, and does horrible. and id cancel Nakitia because that show is pretty horrible too. I believe heart of dixie did better then both of those last season, so it would end up staying alive. Its not that i only want to see the shows i like stay alive its that id like to see the shows that deserve to stay alive alive.

  • Ultima

    @Douglas from Brazil
    I said twice and I say again…NBC will finish as N#2 behind CBS this season…

    NBC is in batle for second network now

    You two do realize that NBC only airs Sunday Night Football through December, right?

    They don’t have the Super Bowl again and will be tossing up horrid ratings most nights outside of Monday/Tuesday.

    Also, The Voice is down 30% from last season! It’s not going to magically see a huge ratings jump in the spring.

    It’s very unlikely that NBC even maintains last years 2.5 season average and equally unlikely that FOX falls 0.7 ratings point in one year.

  • cas127

    Can two losers make a winner?

    *Private Animal Practice*

    How about three?

    *Private Animal Practice, Mob Doctor*

    Covers the romantic intrigues behind the scenes at an illegal clinic that patches up pets used in crimes…


    *Private Animal Practice, Mob Doctor – SVU*

    For baby animals.

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