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.

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  • steph

    @ phil

    no they didn’t.

  • joel

    I’ve always had no doubt Ben & Kate would do better at 9:30pm than Mindy Project does.

  • DenverDean

    These ratings will be adjusted down like Monday night and not counted in season (like Monday’s).

  • adaaaann

    I would like to point out it was an NBC SPECIAL report and that is not true. Remeber SMASH? Your point falls apart there.

  • KatieBell

    Happy to see HoD go up.

  • Anthony

    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

    And where did Apt 23 get it’s ratings from?

  • Petar Ivanov


    You are so predictable and pathetic. Its almost lauphable already. Like Smash right. Or Go On……Come on you and your stupid show Casle are just boring. Sorry.

    ps Tuesdays 9 pm and 10 pm now are officialy lowest rated hours in week.

  • eridapo

    DWTS 1.9 11.463 /2.0 12.115

    NCIS 3.3 18.009/ 3.4 18.648
    NCISLA 2.8 16.242/ 2.7 15.996
    VEGAS 1.8 11.212/ 1.6 10.266

    Voice 4.1 10.900/ 4.6 11.811/ 4.7 12.628 / 4.9 12.881
    NBC News 3.4 9.172/ 2.5 7.462

    HOD .6 1.5 / .6 1.260
    EOMD .3 1.043 / .3 .975

  • Sammie

    Nooo! Happy Endings! Ugh, please ratings Gods, Happy Endings is the best comedy out there right now, let it rise!

  • Oliver

    I agree in one way: it’s going to be fun watching how Smash does without a big lead-in.

  • senor chang

    I agree, but that pretty much goes for ANY new show. Audiences take a while to build–and Revolution has been doing a much better job of capitalizing on the advantage while it can, at least compared to just about every other show NBC has ever slotted behind a big lead-in.

    If it gets moved to another slot in its second season (which almost undoubtedly will happen), things should get much more clear, but for now, it’s doing just fine.

  • Ram510

    What happened to ABC’s comedies???

  • Justin121

    OUCH @ ABC

    FOX new comedies are a-ok

    No show got a 2.0 rating outside The Voice, NCISs and New Girl.

  • Oliver

    The Voice.

  • Joe

    The 2.9 was likely due to the hurricane coverage. I’m sure The Voice helped, but I don’t think it would’ve been that high if it was any old report.

    And Smash fell below a 2.0 even with the lofty Voice lead-in.

  • Bee

    last night’s ratings, esp. for ABC, need to be dumped. pre-emptions, power outages (i lost power right in the middle of happy endings!), the voice as competition, and general sandy madness. hope they all recover next week. thank goodness PP didn’t air actually. it would’ve gotten a 1.0.

  • Kaylie

    Sandy ruined New Girl. I want Raising Hope to at least hit a 2.0-2.5 this season and stay steady there. Its steady at a 1.6 & 1.7, I wish it’d rise.

  • Wolf

    Seems like just about everythings down a bit this week because of the Hurricane coverage.

  • Dennis

    NCIS: LA has 16?

  • Glue

    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

    “And where did Apt 23 get it’s ratings from?”


    How Long Has HE Been airing after MF? 2 YEARS. About 35 Episodes. APT 23 Had 7 EPISODES. What i meant was that HE should have already established a fan-base. I highly doubt a show can establish a FULL Fan-base after 7 episodes. They should have kept Apt 23 In the Wednesday Lineup. UNTIL AT-LEAST A FULL 22-30 Episodes.

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