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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  • Dinaminjo


    Why does football a few days ago airing in 2 or 3% of the markets inflate ratings by 0.3 or 0.4 and Cablevision is not hurting ratings..

    I’m not saying HoD would be 0.7 but 0.1 up is a lot for CW..

  • Dan

    RIP CW 2006-2016

    @Alexis – DWTS is still on the air because it is a cheap dance program and if it wasn’t than ABC would have to pay more for dramas that would probably perform worse.

  • richard

    @ sarah “how much longer do we think the cw will exist?”

    eh probably holding on til they can find a merger. univision id doing ok ;)

  • 47th

    I’m impressed by Parenthood. I’m still afraid there’s going to be a disaster in the finals and it’s going to be adjusted massively down. But for now I’m celebrating.

    It’s also weird because it’s not like it was an ‘special’ episode, just a regular one, but REALLY good. Maybe old fans returned when they heard what the story was.

  • Petar Ivanov

    Very smart move from NBC to put sitcoms in tuesday after The voice. Must make FOX angry. They have so many years great AI lead-in and don’t do it.

    @The Old man/Woman

    I mean that both 2BG and POI are 2 years shows. Not in 10 season ir something. And 2BG lead actress are both 26 years old. For POI Reese is better than James Bond.

    ps And bay the way really don’t care for your opinion. sorry if make you mad.

  • Lee

    Wow, very alarming drops week after week on NCIS & NCIS-LA.

  • Eridapo

    @ Sarah

    At this rate, the affiliates are better off airing repeats of friends or other syndicated shows.

    There really is no reason for them to stay with the CW other than the cost of breaking the contract exceed any potential gains from just walking away.

    I think the affiliates will just fulfill their current contractual obligations and then terminate the relationship.

  • ron

    That wwhats u get for renew a flop show! and cancel TSC, poor CW :s is getting .4 only

    ANd damed The voice stay strong ewww ¬¬

  • Dan

    Unfortunately I expect low ratings for Happy Endings and Apartment 23, maybe lower than NBC but higher than FOX’s comedies.

  • Vance

    @John A, there was never any justification of renewing Ringer. It’d be pulling 0.1-0.2. Renewing it would have been one of the worst decisions that the network could ever make.

  • Mae

    How did HoD manage to drop 0.3??

    Haven’t HoD repeats been averaging 0.4? And now a new episode is pulling a 0.4? I do not get it.

    I am thinking that Arrow will pull decent numbers tonight, and in turn, I think SPN will be steady-ish. I think Arrow will pull a 1.2-1.3 and SPN 0.7-0.8.

    Tough call on SPN though. Last week its competition was the debate. This week they are, for the first time, up against X Factor, Modern family etc. But SPN could get a boost from Arrow. It will be interesting indeed.

  • Max Vrany

    @Jamie, http://www.hulu.com/watch/410918

    And, http://www.cbs.com/shows/ncis/video/, http://www.hulu.com/watch/411124, http://www.hulu.com/watch/410496, http://www.hulu.com/watch/410617 for that matter.

    I know the FOX shows are Hulu Plus/Dish/other providers only, but still.

  • alexjones

    LOL at HOD, byebye!

  • suzie

    I think the problem with HOD is that last season it was such a fun show with likeable characters and the romance with Wade/Zoe had a lot of people interested. But the in first episode of the season, they turned Wade into an arse and Zoe into a dormat – and lets face it HOD is a female oriented show and females dont want to watch Zoe act like that.

  • Lee

    Wow, very alarming drops week after week on NCIS & NCIS-LA.

    added: besides, there’s no NFL football game to compete against …

  • martin

    CW? FLOP!

  • a

    @Max Ugh hush I love the cw shows. Well I hate shows like h8r and oh sit but shows like 90210, vampire diaries, etc. Excited for arrow and beauty and the beast

  • john

    all of these .4’s makes me nervous for the premieres for arrow and TVD (even I know they won’t get anywhere near that low)

  • Brandy

    Alexisis, we make a big deal of it cause we want the CW to survive, want our favorite CW show to survive and 0.4 & a little over a million viewers or below a million viewers like Mon GG & 90210 is really bad and means bad things(cancellation) for the shows ,the network cease to exsist.We know ratings drop each year and that CW has much lower ratings than the other broadcast networks but it has so few viewers already it can’t afford to lose more.

  • Jay

    Hopefully this makes another season of the LA Complex more likely

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