TV Ratings Tuesday: 'Dancing With the Stars' & 'Ben and Kate' Up, 'Private Practice', 'NCIS' & 'Vegas' Hit Lows + 'Happy Endings' & 'Don't Trust the B' Premiere (Way) Down

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October 24th, 2012

Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 2.7/7 2.5/7 2.1/6 1.8/5 1.5/4 0.4/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 2.0/6 1.2/4 2.3/7 1.3/4 1.2/4 0.5/2
Total Viewers (million) 7.049 14.772 4.731 7.458 3.639 1.210


NBC was the number one network in adults 18-49, but CBS won with total viewers.

On NBC, The Voice earned a 4.1, down half a ratings point from last week's 4.6 adults 18-49 rating. Go On earned a 2.5, down a tenth from the 2.6 its last original earned. The New Normal earned a 1.8, down  from the 2.0 its last original earned Parenthood earned a 1.9, down a tenth from its last original's 2.0 18-49 rating.

On FOX, Raising Hope was even with last week's 1.7 among adults 18-49. Ben and Kate garnered a 1.4, up two tenths from last week's 1.2 adults 18-49 rating  New Girl was even with 2.7 its last original earned. The X Factor earned a 2.4 adults 18-49 rating. However, it should be noted that last night's X Factor aired out of pattern and was reduced to an hour, so these low ratings are not entirely unexpected.

On ABC, Dancing With the Stars: All-Stars earned a 2.2 up from last week's 2.0 adults 18-49 rating. The premiere of Happy Endings earned a 1.9, up from from its 1.7 season two finale rating but way down from last year's 3.1 adults 18-49 rating. The premiere of Don't Trust the B in Apt 23 earned a 1.7, way down from last season's 2.9 premiere rating and 2.4 finale rating. Your predictions for both of these were too optimistic Private Practice earned a 1.4, down from its last original's 1.6 18-49 rating and is tied for a series low.

On CBS, NCIS earned a 3.2, down two tenths from its last original's 3.4 and is a season low, NCIS: Los Angeles earned a 2.7, down three tenths from its last 3.0 rating and is a fall low. Vegas earned a 1.5, down half a ratings point from its last original's 2.0 rating and is a series low.

On the CW, Hart of Dixie scored a0.5, down a tenth from last week's 0.6 adults 18-49 rating. Emily Owens M.D. earned a 0.3, down two tenths from last week's 0.5 adults 18-49 premiere rating.



Broadcast primetime ratings for Tuesday, October 23, 2012:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM NBC The Voice 4.1 12 10.91
CBS NCIS 3.2 9 17.35
ABC Dancing With the Stars: All Stars 2.2 7 12.71
FOX Raising Hope 1.7 5 4.13
CW Hart of Dixie 0.5 2 1.31
8:30PM FOX Ben and Kate 1.4 4 3.05
9:00PM CBS NCIS: Los Angeles 2.7 7 16.25
FOX New Girl 2.7 7 5.23
NBC Go On 2.5 7 6.41
ABC Happy Ending -P 1.9 5 5.93
CW Emily Owens MD 0.3 1 1.11
9:30PM FOX The X Factor (9:30-10:30) 2.4 6 5.63
NBC The New Normal 1.8 4 4.49
ABC Don't Trust the B 1.7 4 4.28
10:00PM NBC Parenthood 1.9 5 4.79
CBS Vegas 1.5 4 10.72
ABC Private Practice 1.4 4 4.56


Via Press Note:

In Late-Night Metered Markets Tuesday night: 

*	In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The
Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 2.7/7; CBS's "Late Show with David
Letterman," 3.0/8; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 2.9/7; and "Jimmy
Kimmel Live," 1.6/5.  

*	In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results
were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.9/4; "Late Show," 0.7/3;
"Nightline," 1.0/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3.

*	At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.4/5 in
metered-market households) trailed CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig
Ferguson" (1.5/5).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late
Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49) tied "Late Late Show" (0.5/3).

*	At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/3 in
metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/2 in adults 18-49
in the 25 markets with local people meters.

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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  • eridapo

    NCIS 3.1 17.13/ 3.2 17.57
    NCISLA 2.8 16.49/ 2.6 16.01
    Vegas 1.7 11.28/ 1.4 10.16

    The Voice 3.7 10.29/ 4.5 11.52
    Parenthood 1.9 4.82/ 1.8 4.76

    HOD .6 1.36/ .5 1.27
    Emily .3 1.11/ .3 1.10

    DWTS 2.1 12.09/ 2.4 13.33
    PP 1.5 4.59/ 1.4 4.53

    XF 1.8 5.23/ 2.4 5.98

    Only one scripted show managed to get above a 3, and all scripted shows at 10PM fell below a 2.0.

    The Premiere of the ABC comedies proved to be disappointing, and it did not seem to affect the other comedies on FOx or NBC.

    The CW is dead on this night thought HOD did pick up a bit.

    Vegas really took a hit last night, but it does seem that CBS took a hit last night after the 9PM hour (both NCISLA and Vegas were down 3/10s or more).

  • omabin

    Also, I think H50 might end up the season as the highest rated 10pm drama on CBS again if Elementary bleeding looks anywhere like Vegas. We shall see…

  • rob60990

    Good to know Modern Family lead-in was put to great use last year. Is anyone really surprised both Happy Endings and Apartment 23 are below a 2.0? I expect Apartment 23 cancelled in a few weeks while Happy Endings gets its episode order cut.

    Wow did CBS jump the gun giving Vegas a full season.

    New Girl held up well.

  • taylor

    @Dude no sh*t it has better ratings then HE and A23, look at its timeslot

  • Rick

    Something tells me Happy Endings’ DVR 7day+ will be a lot higher this year, especially being on against so many other shows. Would be interesting to see what those numbers are if they still post that stuff.

  • John A

    LMAO at ABC Comedies. Not surprised they flopped.

  • manda

    Hart was really good last night. Hate that I couldnt watch it live. Busy. Had to watch it on thier site this morning! :( But I hope this little show doesnt go anywhere but up anytime soon! But hey it’s beating all the other non golden cw shows of vd supernatural and arrow.. :) so that counts for something…

  • silvit


    Finally the NCIS/CSI/AZY are falling! About time! If they didn’t, that’s all we would get in the years to come!

  • jsjsdj

    The X Factor Rating?

  • ingmarhappy

    Poor Emily Owens. I dont watch it and dont intend to, but these ratings are sad. Poor Grey’s rip-off.

    Nice for Parenthood! Hope it doesn’t adjust down. Good that this is PP’s final season.

  • Steph

    Geez everything is down. NCIS will probably be adjusted up to 18 million and that’s not bad. 17.35 isn’t bad either. It’s still number one in viewers.

  • HB

    Mondays and Tuesdays are HORRIBLE for CW!

  • Jamie

    The CW needs to pull Emily Owens off the schedule this afternoon.

  • Jess

    Emily Owens writing is just terrible. Can we find another Super Hero for Justin Hartley to be??

  • RyanCanada

    stupid old people, dancing is killing HE and APT23, like seriously, HE had the highest viewers out of all the shows expect Go on, but we know why, its massive lead in

  • Oliver

    HE/Apt 23 go straight on the bubble.

    Vegas is dead. Parenthood is going to be renewed, and its reduced order is looking a bit ridiculous right about now.

  • Anthony

    Parenthood #1 (on broadcast) in the 10pm slot. Good for it.

  • SweetD

    How long until ABC moves happy endings and apt 23 to 8PM? The DWTS lead in makes no sense…. And would be a better lead in for PP…….


    WOOHOO GO ON!!!!!

  • The old Woman

    Wow, look at Vegas. It skews so old!

    NBC shows seem to be stable, so that’s good.

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