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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  • colt13

    Ratings weren’t as good as hoped for, but Happy Endings and Apt 23 killed it last night.

    Ben and Kate is growing on me. Ben is a man/child sort of like Chris Elliott in Get a Life.

  • jT

    i wonder what sj has to say right now

  • rob60990

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

    I believe New Girl does very well in the 18-34s.

  • WoWza

    Also, complaining about X Factor ratings is not productive and is a waste of your hate.

    It was already renewed for season three because the only other shows they have outside of annimation are Glee and The New Gir, and Gordan Ramsey, and Idol. Literally. Done. That is it. The Mindy Project is moderately a hit, along with Raising hope and Bones. Theey are fine for renewal. But any “hits” if we can call them that are X Factor and New GIrl and Glee (yes stil glee you haters out there… its performing up to FOX standards of hit especially in its time slot). So. I know its hard to do, but the end goal is renewal. Really. Not numbers. If its renewed I dont give a flying rats left toe.

  • Nick

    NBC would be smart to extend Parenthood to around 18 episodes again! That said, are they planning on replacing it with Smash in Spring?

    It’s amazing how consistent NBC’s scripted shows have managed to rate, shows like ‘Parks & Rec’ and ‘Parenthood’ were kind of bottom of the barrel a few seasons back but now pulling only slightly lower numbers they’re managing to hold their own against the other 3 nets!

  • eridapo

    With the ratings drops we are seeing this season, people should not compare Veagas’ ratings to Unforgettable. It is possible that Unforgettable’s ratings could have been much lower.

  • Toni

    @Mary, agreed! I only watch NCIS and NCIS LA but they are good procedural’s. I started watching Elementary and because of Jonny Lee Miller’s charisma, I love it.

  • jT
  • hammard

    Anyone else find the skewing of EOMD odd? The average viewers is about the same of Hart of Dixie but it get’s almost half the 18-49. Are there a group of over 50s who hate Rachel Bilson but love Marie Gummer? Or is it Teens?

  • mula

    @ Simon is a cow:

    reading is fundamental. the x factor has ONLY dipped below a 3.0 in demo twice:

    -last week when they cut in and out of it b/c of baseball and aired the mindy project/ben & kate in between it

    -the other time when was last night b/c 75% of the episode had already aired last week

    what part of that is hard for you to grasp? the voice is stronger than the x factor, there’s no debating that but x factor has been consitent and only faced a bump in the road b/c of fox’s incompetence

  • Steph

    I made a point to watch HE and Don’t Trust the B last night… love both shows and hope they go up! Emily Owens has gotta be dead. Mamie Gummer is okay but not lead material IMO.

  • Jess

    HOD is pretty steady for CW standards given its competition. Not to mention Pretty Little Liars aired their Halloween Special last night at 8:00pm. It will be interesting to see how it faired in the ratings.

  • JP

    Such a shame to see HE and Apt23 do so poorly. ABC did these shows a disservice by this new schedule. That The Neighbors is doing what it’s doing after MF is just… ugh, it’s just so terrible.

    I can see HE’s numbers improving with the +7, but not Apt23. ABC needs to add that show to OnDemand services.

  • daniel

    I think next week Don´t Trust The B … will rise because this week was against The X Factor even that the X factor wasn´t big,2.4 is bigger than high 1s that Mindy Project is pulling,i don´t expect either too see HE going down too much predict 1.8 for HE and 1.9 for ap 23 and if they stay there maybe they have a chance to survive.

  • Timbo

    Not surprised by the performances of Happy Endings and Don’t Trust the B. I thought they would be a tad higher, but let’s be honest. As far as ABC comedies go, this Tuesday block is considered second tier to Wednesday. I also think they premiered WAY too late in the season because Tuesday is already jam packed with comedies and by this time in the season, people have already settled in on which ones they might watch. ABC definitely got lost in the shuffle by coming in too late in the game.

    It’s actually a shame, because Don’t Trust the B, which I found mildly amusing last season and was surprised about its renewal, was actually extremely hilarious last night. I understand that it is a little too bizarre to appeal to a broad audience though, so even though I was surprised by how good it was, I don’t expect the ratings to improve at all.

  • Brian

    Saw Apt. 23 for the first time last night. Yikes, is that how you define comedy these days? Just brutal. I’m a huge fan of HE; not happy with the writing of last night’s show at all.

  • omabin

    Coming back to Bill’s headline for CBS this week, I think Vegas is out of the race. It’s a rookie, so syndication usually isn’t a factor, I think it’s out. CBS will not suffer with these awful ratings for four seasons. Even on a friday it would probably be at 1s, not acceptable. Grimm is doing better than this on friday. That says something.

    This means it’s between the good wife, csi ny and the mentalist. I actually think the good wife might get to stay, but that’s a very tough call right there. The thing is, I think that they will want to leave one of The Good Wife/The Mentalist on Sunday in order not to rebuild the night from scratch. Yet, it’s possible that both survive and one is moved to friday.

    I could see something like this:
    8 Undercover Boss
    9 Good Wife
    10 Blue Bloods

    9 Hawaii Five-0 (as much as I wish it could avoid sundays for many more seasons)
    10 Mentalist

    On the other hand, a CSI NY/Blue Bloods on Friday might work better in the end, which would have the good wife getting the boot. A mentalist move to friday would surprise more, since they have no vested interest in it, and because i dont see any of the current cbs shows compatible with the good wife on sunday (not that they cared about it before). If Elementary keeps falling though, it might actually go decent enough with it. I don’t know, I am just rambling at this point. But bottom line: Vegas is out of the equation and the ending decision will come down to scheduling, as Tassler herself admitted that the decision between NY and Miami came down to.

  • ronnie

    Ringer should be renewed by the cw.

  • Buddy

    Asking Happy Endings and Apartment 23 to go up again New Girl, Go On, New Normal, etc. after they have been on the air over a month was just a ridiculous expectation. ABC could not have expected more than this. Honestly.

  • Jiji Moran

    I wonder if CBS is happy with “Vegas” pulling a 1.2 demo.

    I said “Vegas” is crud from the first show, and it is. So is “Elementary”, which is soooooo bland.

    I think networks should hold on ordering new episodes/seasons until a show has kept the audience without a ratings-hog lead-in. If the show stands on its own, then it’s a hit. If it depends on the lead-in, get rid of it.

    That’s …umm… elementary.

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