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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  • dantas

    Great for NBC! The New Normal is a great show. So is Go On. Hope both of them get second seasons!

    Good to see NCIS above 3.0 after all these years. It has to be the most old-skewing show I’ve ever seen in my life… right?

    Wow, CW. These are your summer numbers, you’re aware of that, right?

  • Steph

    I love how people keep saying the only people who watch NCIS are old people. It’s not true but hey keep thinking that.

  • HB

    It will be VERY interesting to see how both Arrow and Supernatural perform tonight.

  • Wright

    HOD falling just makes SPN look that much better for renewal. Can’t wait for Arrow and SPN tonight.

  • Jamie

    Could the ‘next day’ online viewing on their website or The CW App be working against them? While i was watching HoD i thought to myself i could watch it tomorrow and instead watch The voice.
    Any thoughts?

  • thesnowleopard

    Wow, Hart of Dixie. That’s a huge drop for the CW!

  • Justin121

    I think all CW shows will be hitting series lows including the Vamp Diaries and SPN. Arrow will be lucky to hit 0.7.

    As for those who say Go On is “being protected”. LOL. It’s barely airing its 5th episode.

    OF COURSE it’s being proteceted. That’s how you establish hits.


  • Chuck_T

    This season NBC is competitive on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday and Friday nights they hold their own with Grimm and Dateline.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “Quit it with the Cablevision crap…”

    I’m pretty sure that anyone that doesn’t immediately understand how little Cablevision matters in the grand scheme of things is never going to. If after you reveal the 3% number they still refuse to understand, I’d save your fingers.

  • Dan S

    Wow at HOD scoring only 0.4 for a new episode. If Arrow doesn’t get at least 1.0 I fear the CW may in fact be finished. It always amuses me when I see shows like Vegas & Parenthood both scoring 2.0. Yet Vegas has over twice the audience total. Vegas would make a good fit on Fri to replace the dreadful MIJ.

  • alexis

    Ratings are dropping every year. Why are some of you making it such a big deal that CW’s shows only manage to pull a 0.4?

    I wonder why DWTS is still airing on ABC?

  • scifi

    The New Normal is absolutely not normal!

  • Dan

    Raising Hope has risen which is good, but Ben & Kate looks one and done in terms of a season. 19 episodes will be produced and aired but its done after that.

  • were123

    Agree, 90210 and GG may be getting their bad rating because of their age, but HoD too? It’s a little weird. The CW is in a really bad place. If Arrow doesn’t turn a hit they might be done for, and even more if TVD goes below 1.0 this season and they would be crying if Beauty and the best does worse than TSC. CW is going to have a looooong season ahead (NBC at least has The Voice)

  • Ram510

    Nice to see Voice, Go On and Parenthood up. Clearly TNN isn’t that great

  • richard

    @ john m on page 4.

    lol. yeah, thats a weird ad

  • Brandy

    OhNo OMG @ Dixie. I hope it rebounds next week.Robert, HoD got a 0.7 last week.

  • Byron

    The CW should really work HARDER. Disappointing results thus far.

  • Michael

    If Arrow doesn’t premiere with a 1.0 (at least) CW is in serious trouble!

  • r0ckmypants

    Why can’t people see things objectively? The New Normal is doing very well for NBC. It’s not “struggling” or “failing” or “bombing,” as so many are quick to say. It’s doing better than both Wednesday night comedies and 3 of 4 Thursday night comedies. It beat its direct competition in the Fox comedy block. That’s not a failure.

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