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.

  • Harmiel

    NBC should start airing The Voice’s new episodes, replays, specials, and absurdities. Oh, change their name to TVC – The Voice Corporation.

  • Daw Johnson

    @Tom, have you ever watched “Ben & Kate.”

    Most credible viewers & critics would reveal that it’s hardly “trashy” and in fact more charming and amusing on a bad week than “Happy Endings” at its best.

    I mean, nothing against “Happy Endings” as there is merit there, but the idea of portraying it as some sort of high-art is ludicrous.

  • atlanta

    If New Girl is the best Fox has for after the superbowl next year, after a year of development, Fox should just close their doors. BTW, that’s a back handed compliment for New Girl.

  • Vincent

    You have to delete the shows that have a listen too low. Numbers are numbers, and the majority is always right.

  • buttondiet

    It looks like Don’t Trust the B. fans (me included) will have to make the most of this show while it lasts :(


    FOX tried their comedy Tuesday based all around New Girl. Bad Idea.

  • Nick

    The Voice is a beast. It’s amazing how NBC’s fortunes have all changed because of one show. Who would’ve thought this would be a hit 2 years ago? After NBC rushed production, after everyone pretty much considered it a rip-off of X-Factor . . . now it’s killing everything in its path.

  • Ultima

    If New Girl is the best Fox has for after the superbowl next year

    The Flintstones!

  • joel

    Yeah, it was those pesky selective power outages that only hit the houses of people who would have been watching ABC.

  • Bee

    and for the love of God ABC, PLEASEEE get better promos for the tuesday comedies. i feel like i say this every other week on this site. but as long as the commercials are annoying and not funny, there’s no difference between airing them once a week or once every hour. people won’t watch.

  • Tony ^_^

    Nooo! “New Girl”! :o It’s all the fault of the stupid “Voice”. Bahh! >_<

  • Greg

    Poor Happy Endings and Apartment 23. Such good shows. I hope this was because of The Voice and Hurricane Sandy, otherwise we are screwed.

    Dredful ratings for The Mindy Project too. What a catastrophic night for good comedies.

  • silvit


    Or just a case of if it ain’t broken, don’t fix it. Why NBC should move Revolution out of The Voice (at least not until the next season)? They are killing Mondays with their combo, something that can’t be said for the other days. It’s a win-win for them.

  • TV Host

    I wanna be fair.

    I guess the other reason why shows at 9pm tumbled terribly apart from Sandy’s effect is The Voice’s presence.

    The Voice does not normally tread beyond the 9pm hour on Tuesday. That gives the answer. It shook up the ratings of other shows in that time slot.

    Don’t worry, everything will be back to normal when The Voice officially leaves the Tuesday programming next week. :)

  • jT

    @alanta “after a year of development, ” Did you see whats it’s lead in is?

    New girl’s lead in thus far
    A dying glee and a soon be canceled comedy…..The superbowl is just the boost it needs….plus damon wayne will be able to return by then after happy endings is done

  • Daw Johnson

    By the way, aren’t Happy Endings & Don’t Trust the B proof that there’s merit to the “retentionistas” comment?

  • Petar Ivanov

    Only RVN DVR rating – 2.1 demo, beat all NBC scripted shows.

    But i want RVN not at 10 pm, but in mondays at 8 pm or 9 pm until end of the season(after the voice is over in december) so next season to be anchor show in tuesdays or wednesdays for other NBC dramas.

  • eridapo

    @ adaaaann

    No it doesn’t. People forget that the Voice in the Spring fell to the mid 3s when it went to the battle and live rounds. Thus the ratings fall of Smash was consistent with the fall in The Voice. The producers of the Voice knew the Battle rounds and the live shows were weak spots of the show, so they tweak the formula this time around. The tweaks worked because the Voice has not fallen this time, it has gone up.

  • jT

    @tvman new girl can’t do it by itself.


  • MDM

    Looks like I’m not the only who gave up on Don’t Trust The B.

    Ben and Kate is such a charming and funny show, it has really grown on me. Just great characters and fun, often hilarious writing. Hoping it gets a pity second season in the hopes that it will grow.

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