TV Ratings Tuesday:'The Voice' Rises, 'NCIS' Up, 'New Girl', 'The Mindy Project', 'Happy Endings' & 'Don't Trust The B' Down

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October 31st, 2012

Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 4.0/10 2.6/7 1.7/5 1.7/4 1.5/4 0.5/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 3.1/9 1.6/5 1.7/5 1.6/5 1.0/3 0.5/1
Total Viewers (million) 10.809 15.062 3.789 4.082 6.885 1.194


Due to Hurricane Sandy, Fast Affiliate Ratings for Tuesday include more pre-emptions than usual and are likely impacted by power outages. Final National numbers for Tuesday night are expected to be released later today.


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

On NBC, a two hour episode of The Voice earned a 4.6 up 6% from a 4.3 adults 18-49 rating for last week’s one hour episode. At 10PM, a NBC news special Storm Sandy garnered a 2.9 adults 18-49 rating.

On CBS, NCIS earned a 3.4, up 6% from last week’s season low of 3.2. NCIS: Los Angeles scored a 2.8 adults 18-49 rating, matching last week’s season low. Vegas notched a 1.7 among adults 18-49, up 6% from last week’s 1.6..

On ABC, Dancing With the Stars: All-Stars scored a series low 1.9 adults 18-49 rating, down from last week's 2.3 adults 18-49 rating. Happy Endings earned a 1.4 adults 18-49 rating, down 22% from a 1.8 for last week’s premiere.  Don't Trust the B in Apt 23 garnered a series low 1.2 adults 18-49 rating, down 29% from a 1.7 for last week’s premiere. At 10PM, a special storm-themed episode of 20/20 earned a 1.3 adults 18-49 rating.

On FOX, Raising Hope scored a 1.7 adults 18-49 rating, even with last week. Ben and Kate garnered a 1.4, matching last week’s performance. New Girl earned a 2.3 adults 18-49 rating, down 15% from last week’s 2.7. The Mindy Project notched a 1.5 adults 18-49 rating down 21% from a 1.9 adults 18-49 rating for its last original episode on October 10.

On the CW, Hart of Dixie scored a 0.6 up 20% from last week's 0.5 adults 18-49 rating. Emily Owens M.D. earned a 0.3 adults 18-49 rating, even with last week.



Broadcast primetime ratings for Tuesday, October 30, 2012:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (Millions)
8:00 NBC The Voice (8-10PM) 4.6/12 12.06
CBS NCIS 3.4/9 18.33
ABC Dancing With the Stars 1.9/5 11.79
FOX Raising Hope 1.7/5 4.09
CW Hart of Dixie 0.6/2 1.38
8:30 FOX Ben and Kate 1.4/4 3.07
9:00 CBS NCIS: Los Angeles 2.8/7 16
FOX New Girl 2.3/6 4.81
ABC Happy Endings 1.4/4 4.72
CW Emily Owens M.D. 0.3/1 1.01
9:30 FOX The Mindy Project 1.5/4 3.19
ABC Don't Trust the B in Apt. 23 1.2/3 3.37
10:00 NBC NBC News Special - S 2.9/8 8.32
CBS Vegas 1.7/4 10.74
ABC 20/20 - S 1.3/3 4.82


Via Press Note:

In Late-Night Metered Markets Tuesday night (averages currently
> exclude seven markets, including some of the country's biggest: New
> York, Philadelphia, Boston, Washington, Baltimore, Hartford,
> Providence and Columbus):
> * In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The
> Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 3.1/8; CBS's "Late Show with David
> Letterman," 3.0/8; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.1/7; and "Jimmy
> Kimmel Live," 1.7/5.
> * In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results
> were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 1.0/5; "Late Show," 0.6/3;
> "Nightline," 1.0/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3.
> * At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.5/5 in
> metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig
> Ferguson" (1.4/5). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late
> Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49) beat "Late Late Show" (0.4/3).
> * At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.9/4 in
> metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/3 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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Fast Affiliate Ratings: These first national ratings, including demographics, are available at approximately 11 AM (ET) the day after telecast, and are released to subscribing customers daily. These data, from the National People Meter sample, are strictly time-period information, based on the normal broadcast network feed, and include all programming on the affiliated stations, sometimes including network programming, sometimes not. The figures may include stations that did not air the entire network feed, as well as local news breaks or cutaways for local coverage or other programming. Fast Affiliate ratings are not as useful for live programs and are likely to differ significantly from the final results, because the data reflect normal broadcast feed patterns. For example, with a World Series game, Fast Affiliate Ratings would include whatever aired from 8-11PM on affiliates in the Pacific Time Zone, following the live football game, but not game coverage that begins at 5PM PT. The same would be true of Presidential debates as well as live award shows and breaking news reports.

Rating: Estimated percentage of the universe of TV households (or other specified group) tuned to a program in the average minute. Ratings are expressed as a percent.

Share (of Audience): The percent of households (or persons) using television who are tuned to a specific program, station or network in a specific area at a specific time. (See also, Rating, which represents tuning or viewing as a percent of the entire population being measured.)

Time Shifted Viewing – Program ratings for national sources are produced in three streams of data – Live, Live+Same Day (Live+SD) and Live+7 Day. Time shifted figures account for incremental viewing that takes place with DVRs. Live+Same Day (Live+SD) include viewing during the same broadcast day as the original telecast, with a cut-off of 3:00AM local time when meters transmit daily viewing to Nielsen for processing. Live+7 Day ratings include incremental viewing that takes place during the 7 days following a telecast.

For more information see Numbers 101 and Numbers 102.

  • BigBrotherFan


    That and it kinda made itself to be a serielized show, now its turning into CASE OF THE WEEK stuff that CBS always does.

    Look how the ratings tanked after they gave more focus to JASON O’MARA LOL! Honestly, they need to focus more on HEADLEY to get those 18-49 NUMBERS UP! If the dont it will be cancelled

    ….and im sorry but wasnt JASON O’MARA the father to Headley’s character now he referred to QUAID as ‘POP’ HUH?

  • Ram510

    ABC needs to learn that their comedies on Tuesdays just aren’t working besides the old skewing ones like Last Man Standing.

    Hopefully TBS can save Happy Endings too. Or ABC can move Neighbors somewhere else and put Happy Endings back on Wednesday

  • POIfanatic

    @eridapo: Thank you. Its fine. Its your opinion. Btw it has steam trains, bicycles and everything that people were impatient about before. Personally, I couldn’t take the cheesiness of Jericho after 4 episodes. FlashForward and The Event were never really dear to me. Infact, I haven’t liked a single show with a sci-fi premise since Fringe. To me, Revolution bursts with flashes of greatness that I haven’t seen before. The potential it has is staggering. The characters, except for a couple of them, are amazing and the actors are remarkable. It has a few kinks that will be worked out in the hiatus, and that isn’t enough for me to stop loving this show. Just my two cents.

  • Brandy

    Yay for HoD.I like Emily Owens MD but its not gonna make it.

  • BigBrotherFan

    @ Glue

    Subergetory= Not holding the MF audience as well as Happy Endings did. Fits much better with THE MIDDLE.
    The Middle= Agreed. Very underrated. Deserves a post MF slot for atleast 2 weeks and I would bet it could get a 3.0+ no problem then put it back at 8 pm where it should stay around a 2.8-3.1 it just needs better exposure. With that said, I dont watch it not my kind of show. I can appreciate it and am happy for its fans. Its steady!
    Happy Endings=Needs to be saved. Period. Best comedy on TV!
    Dont Trust the B in Apt 23= I have no idea where this could do well and I like it tons, too but if something has to go to save Happy Endings I wont be upset.
    NASHVILLE= Agree 100% :)

  • POIfanatic

    @BBF: Whoever thought it was a good idea to give one of the most reviled characters from last season (Terra Nova’s stupid dad) the spotlight, should be fired. Its too soon and its brightly etched in everyone’s minds. Well, it will never be renewed. Enjoy it while it lasts.

  • Skylar

    @BBF: Happy Endings doesnt deserve the post MF slot, it didnt hold the audience that well…

  • SPM

    LOL Flop Of Dixie still stuck at 0.6


  • SPM

    Oh and LOL @ Floppity Owens mahaha

  • TimsDale4ever

    H Endings is actually a very well written and acted show — surprised the ratings aren’t better. And the 1.4 shocks me with this young a cast.

  • Robin


    You and max are the two most annoying people on this site

  • Dave

    Delighted that Hart of Dixie moved up to a 0.6, i hope it holds it in the finals, its just a great little show.

  • SPM

    @ Robin

    So what

  • John

    @ SPM: Are you and Max buddies or one and the same person in crazy town?

  • SPM

    @ John

    I have no idea who this max is, if you choose to believe we are the same person so be it the powers that be on this site can see otherwise.

  • Brandy

    John, speaking of Max, maybe he’ll quit bashing Revenge now that Scandal got a full season.

  • TN

    @ Skylar: If you think Suburgatory is holding to that MF lead in well and better than HE, you really need to recheck your facts.

  • Skylar

    @TN: and you need to learn how to read properly, because I didn’t even talk about Suburgatory. HE had its chance, it didn’t deliver. Suburgatory wont be there next year either.

  • John

    @ Brandy: That is hoping for too much. Max needs his weekly fix and will never stop no matter what. Keep ignoring the haters.

  • tv log

    NBC! Broadcast Go On instead of 30 Rock! Tonight! NBC or ABC! Hurricane Sandy is not interest if Brian Williams or Diane Sawyer does sit watch people die!

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