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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  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

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

    And yet, bafflingly, somebody at the CW thought it would be a good idea to air it.

  • david

    good job NBC last night. the CW is having a really bad week so far. I hope Arrow turns it around tonight.

  • Frank

    PP is over, no one can save that show

  • SPM

    Flop of Dixie did just what I predicted


  • Brandy

    Ron, SC was at 0.5 last spring and would be getting 0.4 s now too.

  • Tim

    Wow! Things are changing for NBC.
    NBC wins Tuesday too.
    CBS is in real trouble, even the powerful NCIS only got a 3.3. Ooops.

  • TV Host


    I love Christina Aguilera too! :)
    I’m so happy for her.
    She recently received a humanitarian award given by no less than US Sec. of State, Hilary Clinton.
    In addition to that, her show, The Voice is a huge hit, the #1 show on Mondays and Tuesdays. :)

  • Dan

    Parenthood help on to The New Normal well. I expect the series to continue another season.

  • Tessa

    I’m officially worried about Supernatural tonight. It looks like this is a CW problem not a problem of its individual shows. I hope it’s not an effect of the NYC blackout.

  • POI

    i think the ratings for a show cant fall 3 tenths just like that there is something wrong here.

  • julie

    FOX comedy lineup is a disaster. Under 2.0 and 3-4M viewers is not what they were expecting, I’m thinking. New Girl is holding but down considerably from last season. Hope they have more series in their pipeline. They need to bring Masked back from semi-retirement.

  • Oskar

    So, I assume Sons of Anarchy crushed it at 10pm, yet again :)

  • Dan

    @Bill – For 6 years CW has made bad decision after bad decision, finding new and creative ways to get lower and lower ratings (Look at LA Complex even for summer). The only good thing they’ve done is give finales for long running WB shows (Smallville, One Tree Hill). My guess is after 2016 when their contract runs out they are done.

  • BigBrotherFan

    The biggest problem with the CW is that the audience CWried to hard to get ahold of in 2007/2008 are in their early to mid 20’s now. Much like myself at 25 I used to watch alot of CW shows throughout 2007-2010 but I can’t really relate to anybody from 90210 anymore (even though all those actors our my age now) it all seems very juvinile now and I rather spend my time with a show I can relate to.

    Many of the fans that started with the network (THE CW) are now just finishing college or starting in the workforce. Likely switching over to Comedies such as “The New Girl”, “The Mindy Project” and “The Big Bang theroy”. Dramas skewed at 20-somethings and as the Generation matures that started with the CW are flocking to HBO, SHOWTIME, ETC. now. If the CW doesn’t start changing it’s programming to target it’s now grown up 20-something audience then they will continue to fall.

    They made a good effort with “Melrose Place” in 2009 and I can see how “Hart Of Dixie” brings back memories from the days of THE WB (which many my grew up with). “Nikita” is a good effort and maybe “The Vampire Diaries” to an extent. However, “Gossip girl” is so dated and 90210 has lost it’s appeal to the people who started with it in their late teen 20’s in 2008. “Supernatural” is an aging show and I doubt anyone over the age of 20 will follow Beauty and the Beast.

    great example of this can be seen with ANTM. All the girls who made that show a hit years ago are either in the workforce, have kids or to busy to bother with it anymore. Most are likely aging from 20-35 now.

  • J-Boy

    HaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHa… 0.4 for HOD! I bet CW wishes they had Secret Circle back now… serves them right… enjoy your bottom of the barrel ratings CW!

  • Eridapo

    @ Dinaminjo

    Someone ask that question on the Monday thread. Here is the answer;

    The size of the affect is dependent on the ratings of the program in the local market. The Houston Texans are undefeated and have a huge fan following. Without knowing the actual numbers and simply comparing the ratings for NFL games when air in local markets, we can say that the game probably scored a 20+ demo share in the Houston area.

    Example: 20 Share in Houston and 2.0 in the rest of the country. 100-2=98% (balance of the country not carrying Football)

    Math = 20*.02+2*.98=.4+1.96= 2.36

    Example: 10 Share in Houston and 2.0 in the rest of the country

    Math =10*.02+2*.98=.2+1.96= 2.16

    Thus the large demo share in a city like Houston can have huge impacts in the ratings of as much as 2/10 to 4/10.

    Since the ratings for the CW are small anyway, the impact on the ratings would be too small. Instead of movement in the tenths, the movement will be in the one hundreds.

    Example: CW scores a 2.0 in NY and .5 everywhere else. The Cablevision impact is 3% so 97% unaffected.

    Math = 2*.03+.5*.97= .06+.485=.545 round up to nearest tenth is .5 (No effect on the ratings).

    Example: CW scores a 1.0 in NY and .5 everywhere else

    Math = 1*.03+.5*.97= .03+.485=.515 round up to nearest tenth is .5 (No effect)

    Given the history of CW shows, it is unlikely that any of its shows would score anything above a 1.0 share in any area of the country (much less NY). The probability is had the CW shows aired in NY the ratings would be consistent with the rest of the country (around a .5).

    Football is a different beast. Its demos when air locally are in the 20+ range.

  • Dan

    @Julie – FOX only has 1 midseason comedy The Goodwin Games that will likely replace Ben & Kate so they are stuck for this season.

  • Laura

    Arrow tonight I will not watch because I do not like Stephen Amell is not ‘a good actor (a piece of wood Canadian).

  • Petar Ivanov

    The Voice is down 30% an still beat tham all like monster. lol………..

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “So, I assume Sons of Anarchy crushed it at 10pm, yet again”

    Based on last week’s 2.4, I think it’s reasonably likely they beat broadcast again, yes. We’ll have the cable ratings at about 4pm Eastern.

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