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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  • Dan

    Bye Bye Private Practice. I can see Vegas getting a full season but maybe not season 2. And NBC should move Go on and The new Normal to Thursdays at 8 and 8:30 in January when 30 Rock and Up All Night ends.

  • HB

    OUCH at CW!

  • Douglas from Brazil

    I wanna see the NBC comedies facing the ABC comedies in 10/23.

  • Guardian Owl

    Well that’s the price CW paid for going niche, they targeted primarily young females for awhile and then ABC family came along and cut them off at the knee. By the time they tried to pivot away by creating shows targeting more broad audiences it was too late, they had been branded with the tween girl demographic stigma.

  • Markitos

    Happy for Parenthood and The New Normal. Sad for Hart of Dixie :( it’s not fair.

  • Clarke

    In all seriousness, will the CW eventually cease to exist (like UPN)? I doubt it is making much, if any, profit from these abysmal ratings… wow.

  • Jaspers

    Mindy’s numbers may have stayed the same, but she LOST the demo to NBC, which is a first.

    Remaining the same while your competition goes up is called losing.

  • Lenka

    Parenthood had incredible episode last night. It´s so gratifying to see it grow. I can´t believe that it got the best number since last November. Way to fight your case, Parenthood.

  • Tom

    @ Suzie In the second season opener, the writers of Hart of Dixie effectively zeroed out the entire first season’s storyline. That’s a feat noteworthy only in that they took a show with a laughable storyline and managed to pretty much finish off what little entertainment value remained. I reluctantly watched the season opener to see if last season’s mess would continue and the writers didn’t disappoint me. So, now it’s adios to HOD. However, as Ultima has pointed out elsewhere, the CW has cut lucrative deals with Netflix and Hulu that will permit it to air disasters like HOD indefinitely.

  • Jenny

    HOD has more viewers then 90210 and GG, but still only got a 0.4?
    Parenthood is looking good for renewal. Raising Hope wish it was doing much better, but it will never be a hit. The Mindy Project is only doing one tenth better with The New Girl lead-in though.

  • Robert

    So if Arrow and Supernatural get good ratings then it must be because 90210,gossip girl and Hart of Dixie are horrible shows but if they tank to then something is seriously wrong

  • grant

    To whoever said nbc will finish second. I highly doubt it. All it has going for it is the voice. An that will crash in spring anyway, even if it.didnt. Big whoopy doo. It will not I repeat not finish second.

  • John A

    I dont watch Parenthood got to give it credit for rising 4 tenths impressive was it a important episode or something?

  • Ted Craig

    With these other shows stable, I really think Apt. 23 is going to fall hard.

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  • s0303

    i’m really getting worried about the cw…i watch tvd and supernatural…wonder if this network can continue with some of these numbers :(

    ncis is really falling a lot…didn’t they start the season with 4.0 and now down to 3.3…of course that’s still good, but seems low for the top cbs drama…

    happy the voice is doing so good…i don’t watch it, but i dislike simon cowell so much, i have to root for the voice…seems like they have their battle rounds problem fixed :)

  • Eridapo

    Quit it with the Cablevision crap…

    The only way for it to have an impact is if the demo share for the NY area for those shows would be above a 10 which is highly unlikely.

    A little Math. Cablevision affects 3% of the Nation. 97% is unaffected.

    Example: Hod 4 demo in NY, .4 rest of nation.
    =4*.03=.4*.97=.12+.388=.508. Rounding up to nearest tenth yields .5. There you have it. A whole 1/10 of a point difference.

    Reality…. Can you name a CW show that scores a 4 demo rating anywhere? None do. It is more likely that the ratings in NY would be no different than the rest of the nation.

    Heck… Even if it did a 1.0 demo a la TVD, the ratings would not change.
    =1*.03=.4*.97=.03+.388=.418 Rounding up to nearest tenth yields .4

  • Dan

    Fox Tuesday is the new NBC Thursday

  • Hubert R.

    The funniest thing about the Voice killing everything it’s put against is that its own numbers aren’t massive. I mean, mid 4’s is of course great, especially for NBC, but this is what few other shows last year were pulling without, and yet none of them managed to kill anyone.

  • poweranimals

    What the heck is going on with the CW? This is getting ridiculous. Can they even survive another year?

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