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.

  • Chris O.

    Does anyone have Saturday’s iCarly and Big time rush rating? Yes; I know I’m on the wrong page but there hasn’t been any response on The Cable Top 25 page. Thanks.

  • Paulo PT

    Of course, everything is down at 9pm, second hour of The Voice explain a lot!

  • Michael

    Holy shiz! DWTS all time low and then the floor falls out for ABC. Wuh woh.

  • Brian J

    [happily types this as he finally found working wifi]

    It’s such a shame ABC didn’t work to establish a comedy block on Tuesdays when “Dancing” had more power. Perhaps the series will be better for the network in the spring, which would benefit its Tuesday sitcoms.

    CBS is strong as always.

    NBC is doing pretty well, all things considered. I’m still kind of perplexed at its decision to put “Smash” here in the spring (and other things, which I will comment on in the other thread). I mean, I get it’s Greenblatt’s pet project and that it did very well with wealthy audiences, but (a) “Parenthood” won its timeslot the past two times it was on, (b) it’s one of the better reviewed shows on television, and (c) it’s getting very close to syndication. I think it was Ultima who said the plan was to split it up into smaller seasons until it got to the right number of episodes and that it was a lock for renewal now. Is that right, Ultima?

    It’ll definitely be interesting to see how well NBC’s comedies do when “Voice” isn’t on and then when it comes back.

    As for Fox, it’s doing okay, but it probably could be doing better.

  • Justin121

    A bold move would be killing the lead on Revolution in the midseason finale to insure people coming back.

    We have to go back…


    I think ABC needs to make changes to DWTS next season. IMO they should ditch Brooke Burke she is the most dull host. Maybe give the gig to Melissa Rycroft who I adore. Melissa/Tony IMO are my favorite couple this season because its no gimmicks bells or whistles with them. They do an amazing job with keeps to the rules of the dance while having great chemistry. Also bring Paula Abdul back IMO who brought much needed energy to panel as a permamnent judge. Get great fun celebrities. I think while I am liking the all star season the key and fun of DWTS is seeing the good versus bad dancers and seeing them develop there way to the finals. IMO make it a one season show. I think ABC should air the Bachelor as a fall season. They will lose numbers but expand the show. Do Bachelor from September to end of November. Then end of January/Early February launch DWTS as a super one season. Have it be a three month show. Also make the shows shorter as well and more consise. It needs fine tuning.

  • Dan S

    Would killing Charlie on RVN be considered a cliffhanger ? I know a lot of people don’t like her character. Too bad for Apt 23 tanking so badly. I guess putting comedies on Tues weren’t such a good idea going against other comedies on Fox & NBC.

  • Justin121

    NBC handling of Parenthood is one of the best any network has treated any show ever.

    A serilized drama (where less is more, ie no filler) that runs straight through with no breaks.

    It has never even gotten close to being cancelled.

    What/why do people ask for more?


    If the spring Voice doesn’t work with new judges. I think what NBC should do is keep the Voice as a one season show have it go from September all way through Mid January. Make it a four month show ala Idol and let the live shows go all the way through. Then launch America’s Got Talent end of March and have it go through the summer into about end of July. U start AGT sooner for the real season and then it stays in summer while it continues to do good numbers. U protect the Voice as a one season show, u give people momentum to watch the show and let the four original coaches time off to dow hat they need to do. I think two Voices is too many and IMO u can’t reduplicate chemistry those four have it in spades and it must be a bust with Shakira and Usher.

  • Samunto

    Basically DWTS rated lower than The Neighbours, The Middle….. Will ist recover next season even if they go out of their way to hire D-listers instead of the Z- listers they have now?!
    How will Celebrity Apprentice perfom?!!!

  • Linda

    Hey CBS, HF-0 would do better than Vegas in that timeslot !!!

  • Steph


    I agree!

  • Anna

    I love Happy Endings, its a very funny, well written show. I don’t know why they moved it off of Wednesday nights, it fit better there.

  • ralph

    Vegas……..not too good!

  • SarahL

    Horrible ratings for The Mindy Project. Disappointing.

  • Tim

    DWTS messed up with an All Stars season…maybe next season its numbers will be up with a new cast of actor people used to love. I love the show and don’t want it gone, I’m hoping its just the fact that its an All Star season.

  • thetruthisoutthere

    The numbers look similar to when there are no storms. Which could mean that numbers are fudged all the time. If ratings really took the storm into account a show that usually get eleven million viewers, would not get eleven million on storm night, they would get something like 7 million because they would loose at least 4 million of East Coast viewers. This proves that all ratings are fixed.

  • ronnie

    Bring RINGER back!!!!!! The show ended with a twisted revelation that needs to be solved.CW,Emily Owens is doing so bad.pls bring Ringer back.Ringer had great ratings last fall.Emily Owens is a flop from day one.its imdb score is only 5.5 .that is so bad.The worldwide demand for Ringer has increased(check out the no of followers of Save Ringer on Facebook.pls quench the thirst of crazy fans,oh CW!

  • John

    @ thetruthisoutthere: It might be negated by all the other people who stayed indoors and watched tv rather than go out. Netflix reported more than 20% increase in viewership.

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