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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  • SimonSays

    LOL @ the voice not dropping for battles like the haters wanted to desperately. :)

    The power of Godtina Aguilera.

  • Petar Ivanov

    NBC beating CBS? CBS has competition on Tuesday now!

    YEP! Their expensive and aging shows with SAME OLD FACES i mean AGING ACTORS are killing all network. Only fresh faces and shows are 2BG and POI!

  • John_M

    I’m not really sure why the CW even aired Dr Horrible, it’s been out for years, and it’s ‘audience’ (which is limited to Jossites like me) probably all own it and or have seen it multiple times, without commercials.

    Why not just burn off an episode of H8R or something like that?

  • jt

    GO might be adjusted down while NG might be adjusted up.
    NG is really skewing young and doing it well.

  • Ash

    Man somebody need to spread out the Nielsen boxes cause this is just crazy.

  • RyanCanada

    I hope hart of Dixie adjusts up, love that show, New Normal, New Girl, And Raising Hope were sooooooo good… ben & kate was alright… Havent watched Parenthood, still on my PVR tho…

  • KarenM

    Does this mean Vegas is going to get renewed? It’s such a cushy spot.

  • getmilk

    Wow..CW…at HOD managed to get over 1 million viewers. Maybe it’ll adjust up.

  • John_M

    LOL @ the voice not dropping for battles like the haters wanted to desperatel

    Irony…thick with irony

  • Justin121

    GREAT for NBC

    Ouch’s every where else…

    Did Hart of Dixie really lose half its audience within a week?

  • John A

    Im pissed Ringer was axed now with all the cw shows flopping. May as well kept that flop too.

  • Brittney

    And before someone comes in trying to claim Cablevision had anything to do with The CW’s drops, we haven’t had The CW since summer and their shows managed decent ratings last week so that’s not it.

  • Petar Ivanov

    NBC kill them all. NBC is in batle for second network now…..

  • Ryne

    Is it because of non-availability of CW?

    That sounds like another bingo excuse square to me!! Haha

  • John_M

    Man somebody need to spread out the Nielsen boxes cause this is just crazy.

    One thing Nielsen is quite good at I’m sure is determining the sample needs of its boxes as a representative sample of America as a whole

  • Adam

    how did both NCIS & NCIS LA drop 5 tenths but keep the same viewing figures

  • Baqinardo

    Last week The Voice was recap, that’s probably why HoD was high.
    Poor CW. Thank god Arrow isnt gonna air against The Voice.

  • were123

    NBC really got up last night, happy to see Go On higher (although of course, it’s because The Voice was up sharply from last week’s clip show). Fans of The New Normal and Parenthod must be thrilled, and so NBC, now the have at least 6 scripted shows to break 2s this week (Revolution, Go On, The New Normal, Parenthood, and likely SVU and Office)
    As for FOX they must be happy to see Raising Hope raising a little and see New Girl and Mindy Project steady, however things doesn’t seem to bode all that well for Ben&Kate, which unless gets a little bit better rated it will likely get axed to make room for another comedy

  • John_M

    how did both NCIS & NCIS LA drop 5 tenths but keep the same viewing figures

    Old People

  • RyanCanada

    GO On, is only a hit due to its lead in, if you swap places with TNN and GO ON, then the ratings would be opposit, lets wait untill january when The voice hasnt premiered yet, that will be the real test,

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