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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  • roberto

    I’m not surprised at Private Practice. The first 3 episodes of the season were very boring. They should have started the season with an episodes like what we saw last night. It was amazing…

  • WoWza

    Yay X Factor repeat :-).

  • Reward

    I miss Ringer ):

  • CrystalBall

    EOmd is dead, the only question reamining is when will it be axed and how it is gonna be replaced …

  • Brian J


    it all depends on what else ABC might do in the slot. It desperately needs another night of comedy and/or another type of comedy away from a family-oriented show. It’s impossible to say where these shows will end up, but if at least one of them can stabilize to a 2.0, ABC would probably be pretty happy.


    @ Omabin

    Never ever, ever count out The Good Wife, like EVER!

  • Brandy

    I like EO,last nights episode was really good,better than the pilot.Wish H oD was doing better but it got renewed with 0.5-0.6 last season so hopefully it gets renewed again.EO I doubt will be pulled before it airs all episodes cause 1.theyd have to run repeats and can only show a episode 3 times and Pedowitz is trying to increase hours of original programming 2 they have nothing to put there and I doubt Cult or Carrie Diaries are ready yet.

  • k:Alex

    I say it again, CBS is the Old People Station

  • WoWza

    Lol at any media reports of a failed x factor performance. It was literlaly a repeat.

  • rob60990

    “On ABC, Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars earned a 2.2 up from last week’s 2.4 adults 18-49 rating.”

    DWTS pulled a 2.0 last Tuesday.

  • Michael

    This is what Simon gets. He spends more time criticizing other talent shows, mainly The Voice than worrying about his own show.

  • Toni

    The CW needs to move GG to Friday’s to finish it out, cancel 90210 and EOMD and move Nikita to Tuesday’s to pair with Cult. Bring out Cult or the Carrie Diaries early. I doubt they’re much better but can they be worse?

  • Timbo

    The only show I care about on Tuesdays is Hart of Dixie, and while a 0.5 isn’t great, it could be worse…I’m still confident it could get a third season if it stays steady between 0.5 and 0.7

  • samunto

    Happy Endings did better than i had expected. App 23 did alright. Unfortunately these ratings tend to fall after the premiere.

    Vegas is already at 1.5 in fall after being renewed?! What did i say, come spring it’ll be at around 0.9-1.1. Parenthood held up well.

  • OMG

    There is clearly some things going on that we do not know since New Girl is actually the show that charges the 4th most expensive ad rates this season after Sunday Night Football, American Idol Wednesdays and Modern Family!

    I wonder whether the type of audience New Girl attracts are the ones that are very much the people advertisers are after?

  • Mae

    I think CW just ordered 3 additional episodes of Emily Owens too. That may have been (was) a mistake.

    A 0.3 is just terrible. No other way around it. HoD is not faring much better. I expect to see 0.4 and 0.3’s in the Spring for HoD. I really don’t think Emily Owens will make it that far.

    I don’t have high hopes for BatB either. I think it will go below last week’s 0.7.

    For CW’s sake, I really, really, really hope the Carrie Diaries does well for them…

  • senor chang

    One bright spot for the night: Go On only dropping a tenth with increased comedy competition and The Voice dropping half a ratings point. That it seems to have settled in the mid-high 2s is more than good enough for NBC.

  • Hmm

    I don’t know what Fox expected for that X-Factor episode. They screwed up and paid for it. It was basically a recap on a night the show does not normally come on.

  • Mary

    You guys have to chill with the “CBS is for old people” crap. I’m 41 and I’ve been watching most of CBS’s shows for YEARS.

  • What happened?

    Oh my God!!!! :'(

    What happened to my X Factor??? :(

    Where are you stans when Britney needed you????!!!

    I hate y’all!!!!!!!

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