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.

Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2012 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

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  • Remote Patrolled

    Those X Factor numbers are terrible!

    I’m an X Factor fan and I have no idea how the live shows are playing out this year – when do they air, number of contestant eliminations, etc!

    By the time the live shows start next week X Factor will effectively have been off air for two weeks!

    Well done Fox – you screwed your number one show – way to go!

  • peter

    YAY Parenthood! What an amazing show!

  • Simon is a Cow

    Funny how mula ignores how X Factor has gone from 3 somethings ratings to consistantly 2. They said The Voice would go down after the blind auditions, but it went up. Just accept that X Factor isn’t as strong a show as the Voice and get on with it.

  • POI


  • Ram510

    And if course those numbers for Vegas come after it gets its full season order

    This year sucks for CBS

  • bluejay72

    I soooo love The Voice!~ :)

    The table only proves that nothing can beat it on any day that it’s on!!!

  • senor chang

    The big problem with Tuesday night is that it is completely overstuffed. I can see almost all of the eight comedies on the night being able to at least do decently, but with a three way race on this night, none of them will ever break out.

    Absolutely awful for Vegas. And here I was thinking that Harry’s Law skewed old last year…it might bounce back next week, though.
    Impressive for Parenthood to stay steady with increased competition in the hour when both of the other 10PM dramas suffered.

    Ben and Kate will still be cancelled, but up is up.

  • WoWza

    Parenthood deserves this. Great…. what a success for NBC.

  • bluejays

    If someone had told me last year that NBC would beat ABC and CBS at ten without a direct The Voice lead in I’d have laughed at them. Those ten pm numbers are a real surprise. In fact NBC is doing good all night. The others not so much. NCIS is still strong but CBS have got to be getting concerned.

    NCIS LA already down to spring levels is not a good sign at all. Vegas numbers are horrible and its not up against that much competition with PP only pulling a 1.4 and Parenthood a 1.9

    Sad to see those numbers for Private Practice, the overall viewers are terrible.

    Sad to see The Voice doing so well when its such crud.

  • Alexis

    Holy CRAP @ Emily Owens.

    There’s no WAY Nikita isn’t getting renewed. BaTB lost 40% of its audience in week 2, EOMD is a flop and a half, and Cult doesn’t look like it’s going to be successful (although I wish it would be, because I think the premise is really intriguing). Plus, GG is ending and 90210 most likely too. Other than Arrow, this looks like another bad year for the CW’s freshmen shows.

    At least Nikita is on the verge of syndication and gets the CW rave reviews to improve the network’s image.

  • jT

    happy ending will fall too…ITS ONLY THE PREMIERE EPISODE!!!!

  • SPM

    LOL @ Flop of Dixie


  • Poweranimals

    Wow.. Emily Owens is officially an epic fail. I wouldn’t be surprised if they pull it before it even makes it to midseason.

  • Tom

    No real surprises here.

    Vegas backorder proves to be one of no options, not actual merit.
    ABC comedy block mediocre, at best.
    Even CW can’t keep EOMD on the air with those numbers. (Arrow repeats on Fridays in Spring?)
    Fox 8pm comedy block continues to be a bad idea.

    Parenthood plugging away towards a syndication fulfilling order.


    Looks like NBC is now taking hold on Tues as The Voice still over 4.0 & PH takes 10:00 (that’s the real WOW here)

    CBS seriously starting to falter w/ NCIS season low, LA under 3.0 & Vegas 1.5, the latter two losing their hours

    Absolutely on target w/ HE 1.9 & DTTB 1.7, too many yucks for one hour; DWTS still hanging tough, but 9-11 serious cause for alarm

    RH about where it should be & NG may soon be ratings champ @ 9:00–comment for XFAC reserved

    EOMD now tied w/ Nikita for that dubious 0.3 distinction

  • eridapo

    The XFactor numbers are inflated. Other sites have the half hours as

    XF 1.8 5.23/ 2.4 5.98,

    so the average should be 2.1 demo and 5.605 viewers

  • don juan

    the Tuesday night bloodbath continues.

  • lala

    lol look at all the nikita fans popping out of no where



  • battye

    NBC need to do something to boost the numbers of Go On. It’s got one of the best spots on the schedule, ideally it would be pulling closer to 3.0 than 2.5.

    I’m not sure when the repeats period starts for NBC, but maybe they should be airing a few mini-marathons to get more viewers interested in the show. It’s at that peculiar point where the ratings by themselves are pretty good – so the show is not DOA – but a little bit short of being a sure thing.

  • Jess

    I don’t see them pulling Emily Owens early. Theres nothing for them to replace it with besides reruns. It will get to the half way point and get replaced by Cult or they may switch BATB to the death slot.

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