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.

  • Alan

    Bye Emily Owens :( Too bad, it’s a good show! Too good for The CW.

  • taylor

    ABC needs to rethink their Tuesday comedy block. Both shows are too good to be left for dead in their current timeslots.

  • TV Host

    Good job for The Voice!~
    BEAST!!! :)

  • Oliver


    No, the comedies at 9pm are down because The Voice was in the 9pm hour.

    Everything else is pretty much where it was last week.

  • GoalTV

    The Voice is unstoppable.

  • jT

    new girl still destroyed happy endings…next season around this time new girl will be prepping for it’s post Superbowl spot.

  • s0303

    looks like a lot of these shows won’t be coming back next year…

  • Rikki

    Hoping HE/APT23 being way down this week is because of Hurricane Sandy pre-emptions and going on against The Voice this week.


    The Voice IMO is still a beast and still doing great numbers. IMO the talent is miles better from last season. I loved the steal in the battle rounds and the knockout rounds were good. Now we are onto the new playoff rounds before we got into the live shows. I think what they have done is narrow more and more to get the best of the best contestants in the live final rounds. I am really enjoying the show this season. The contestants are much better, the coaches are firing on all cylinders chemistry wise and its been a great show. I wonder how they show will be affected when Shakira and Usher are on the show. How will it change?

  • steph

    you know what’s sad is that Emily Owens M.D is probably the best show on tuesday nights, yet it’s the lowest rated. I hate seeing awful shows renewed (Happy Endings, Scandal, Gossip Girl) and great shows canceled (Emily Owens M.D, Ringer) :(

  • eridapo

    If ever there was proof of how inflated the Revolution’s numbers are, we have it.

    NBC News at 10PM scored a 2.9. Yes folks that Voice lead-in will give any show a ratings boost.

    This is why NBC held Revolution back. NBC knows The Voice is the only thing holding Revolution up.

  • Mike

    If Happy Endings and Don’t Trust the B in Apartment 23 does well in Canada. Could it be renewed in Canada but not the USA

  • Petar Ivanov

    WHat happen with 9 pm hour………..

  • Brandy

    Raising Hope may not have strong ratings, but it’s very consistent. The second highest rated comedy of the night too.

  • PHIL

    Did the CW switch around HOD with Emily Owens? If they did the move did not work

  • Glue

    Oh God, Please Apartment 23, Go UP. You’re Fantastic.
    But I don’t think ABC should Cancel Apartment 23 because HE Got 1.4 and Apartment 23 got a 1.2, Not that far from its lead in. HE has been on the air for three years and It proves that the show never really had an audience, It just got its ratings from MF. HE SHOULD be ready to be a lead in, but it’s obviously not and its hurting a really good show. I think ABC Should have kept the Wednesday like this.

    Fall Season: September-December/January

    8:00 – The Middle
    8:30 – Suburgatory
    9:00 – Modern Family
    9:30 – Happy Endings (13-22 Episodes – No Breaks)

    Christmas: January-May/June

    8:00 – The Middle
    8:30 – Suburgatory
    9:00 – Modern Family
    9:30 – Don’t Trust The B—- In Apartment 23 (13-22 Episodes – No Breaks)

    Yeah, I know that means not giving the new shows a chance but this is an amazing format

  • KT

    :( So sad for Apt 23. Love that show.

    But at least HoD is steady!

  • Anna

    Hart of Dixie rocks! Third Season, here we go :D

  • Steph

    Glad to see NCIS is back up even with the power outages.

  • panda22

    @Mike….nope, they are US shows, this is not not the CANADIAN show saving Hope that got renewed in Canada but axed by NBC in the US

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