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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  • jT

    park and recreation would get 2.7s behind the voice

  • Erin


    Actually KS doesn’t live in the states, so he’s probably actually asking.

    @KS, no idea. I guess people didn’t like what they saw in the season premier.

  • Colin

    Vegas is dead after this season (if not earlier). No question about that.

  • Duncey

    The full-season renewals are pretty bad this year as Ben & Kate, Mindy Project, and New Normal are all struggling badly and Go On is starting to slip too. Partners is outperforming all of these programs except Go On and that’s only because Go On has the strongest lead-in out of these comedies.

    Parenthood is actually first in the demo with smaller help than Vegas and PP.

  • Potato

    I was thinking that would happen with Dr. Horrible… it’s not 2008. Everyone who wants to see it has already seen it.

  • Burr

    I’d say move Vegas to fridays, seeing as only old people watch it anyway, move H50 to Tuesdays at 10, but what to put on Mondays at 10? I’m thinking POI, see how it does with some real competition. Glee and Office are dying.

  • CBS

    What’s happening!!!

  • suzie

    Maybe they should put hOD on at 9pm so it doesn’t have to deal with the voice.

    Can you imagine if Ringer was renewed it would be getting 0.2’s

  • Justin121

    – Glad Go On bounced back / New Normal+Parenthood at 2.0 / NBC can win Tuesday with *only* one hour of The Voice

    – Raising Hope is looking good for FOX. Good news for RH, not so good for FOX.

    – NCIS down A LOT. NCIS: LA down to the 2s slready? Vegas steady. It might see a season 2.

    – ABC needs hit dramas/sitcoms on Tuesday and cancel PP and DWTS-R.

  • The Old Woman

    @Peter Ivanov

    You do realize that when you talk about aging actors, your favorite show POI has one of the oldest casts don’t you? All the main actors on that show are in their mid forties and fifties compared to other shows with younger actors. And they are not fresh faces either. What a stupid excuse.

  • Max

    Let’s hope CW goes lower and lower. It’s sad and funny, that Univision is beating it!!

  • Sid

    Parenthood still performing solid for NBC.

  • Tyler

    Yes, Parenthood! This makes me so happy.

  • Spencer

    CBS should replace Vegas with Golden Boy and replace Made In Jersey with Undercover Boss quickly!

  • Byron

    Oh no, Hart of Dixie. :(

    Oh no, the CW.

  • Amy

    Yes Go Parenthood! Hope this makes their reneweal chances better!


    GO ON was amazing last night!

  • Kavyn

    Was last week’s HOD horrible or something? The ratings are pretty bad compared to last week.

    Arrow has to be a hit but looking at these ratings it sounds like it’ll flop too, even with Supernatural (imo the two fanbases don’t click other than the girls who watch because the dudes are hot)

    CW’s done if they don’t do something soon. Even if Arrow premieres with 1.0+ it’ll only decline until it stabilizes. I’m seriously expecting a bloodbath for the new shows.

  • Sarah

    How much longer do we thing The CW will exist?

  • Ryne


    My bad, but it just sounded like one of those excuses people use that should be on the bingo card.

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