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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  • suzie

    What is happening to the CW, how can a show fall so much, why is nobody watching? It always has bad ratings but this is ridiculous, there’s only so long a channel can last with those kind of ratings.

  • Ash


    To me it’s outdated in need a upgrade because it’s killing shows.

  • GoTVGo

    Really enjoying The Voice this season.

  • adaaanski

    Wow the voice is a monster. Dominated the night.


    The Voice is unstoppable this is fantastic numbers as IMO the STEAL was the most brilliant game changing move. It took the most boring round and made it super exciting. The talent also this season is fantastic. The Voice is unstoppable.

    IMO DWTS is dumb to move the results show to 8pm as people will tune out less for it. DWTS results thats solid for the show. I am loving this season but I hate Bristol staying on. I know she was brought for ratings but god damn shes such a little snot.

    Vegas is staying steady right now. I am sure CBS will be renewing it very shortly. I am really enjoying the show. Its a very good show.

  • Timbo

    Hart of Dixie is a great show and is finally coming into its own and becoming really good. At this point however, I am not worried for the show, but I am worried for the network. If the network survives, Hart of Dixie might very well survive with it, but if the CW continues to drop, I do not know how it will sustain itself and produce anything.

  • Ali

    Wednesdays (Arrow, Supernatural) and Thursdays (The Vampire Diaries, Beauty and the Beast) will save the CW. I expect even their friday line-up with Nikita and ANTP will do better than monday and tuesday.

  • John_M

    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 opposite

    Id bet money you’re wrong. Subject matter of The New Normal (cause it’s not the nashville network) would turn more people away then Go On. There’s too much on that show for ‘closet bigots’ to turn off

  • richard

    parenthood was really good last night. i hope it goes on for years to come. an underrated show to say the least. if it stays on this level it should. plus nbc owns it apparently. just found that out.but thats good.

  • Observer

    LOL, Dr. Horrible was the only thing I watched last night!

  • Sid

    I really hope Arrow and Beauty turn out to be hits for The CW.

    90210 and Gossip Girl are showing age but after such a solid start, wtf happened to Dixie?

  • jT

    I’m soooooooo glad this is christina’s last season on the voice.

  • John_M

    When Did Nick Jonas and Marc Anthony become ‘superstars’? The best thing marc anthony ever did was co-star in big night – and he didn’t talk

  • Hr Drew

    Go On is a fake, we saw its real numbers last week.

    New Normal needs to go.

    Why were those FOX comedies picked up for full seasons with those embarrassing numbers.

  • SteveO

    It will be interesting to see how Tuesdays shape up after ABC’s comedies launch next week.

  • lou

    How can anyone say that Go On is a hit? Look how much it drops from the Voice? I don’t understand the analysis.

  • Spencer

    Vegas is so going to die. A 2.0 is terrible for CBS.

  • Zach

    Ouch at Hart of Dixie. I’m wondering how well Arrow and Supernatural will do tonight. Probably not better than a 1.0. Good for Mindy. If it stays in that range I think it will be good. It deserved its renewal because of 18-34 which I imagine is even more impressive because it is obviously skewing very young. And yay parenthood. Same rating as Vegas with a higher share. Just a matter of time before its the number one show on at 10 on Tuesdays.

  • CrystalBall

    I’m thinking Gossip Girl, 90210, HoD are crushed because of the voice.

  • Rebecca

    Darn, I didn’t know Dr. Horrible was on! Loved that.
    Really enjoying Go On, NG and RH. Watching TNN right now and soon B&K and Mindy. Too much on Tuesday night for me to watch them all in one go. My attention span is better during the day, lol.

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