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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  • jT

    New girl will posting 4s after the superbowl with damon waynes jr.

  • Ultima


    That’s what they said about Duke Nukem Forever! ;)

  • Data

    @Ultima: Are your talking about that remake from Seth MacFarlane? Didn’t FOX put that one on hold? Or cancelled it altogether, even?

  • Joe

    Honestly, Ben & Kate is doing better than The Mindy Project right now, all things considered. FOX should try to slot it behind New Girl for a week to see how it does.

  • Mickey


    Yeah, EOMD skews older than HoD. It takes EOMD 3.4 million viewers to get a 1.0 in the demo, whereas it would take HoD only 2.3 million viewers.

    HoD is holding its own at least in a very competitive spot.

  • AniMatsuri

    Looks like the comedies are cancelling each other out when go head to head.

  • Bob

    Everything is not down. NCIS did pretty well. Poor NCIS gets ZERO respect around here.

  • eridapo

    @ Petar Ivanov

    What is up Petar? LOL….

  • Jon

    What is going on with Vegas? It’s such a good show. Chiklis and Quaid are stellar.

  • Nick


    I’m not so sure if the tweaked format has anything to do with it. Generally, ratings go up as the fall continues because more people watch TV as the cold weather sets in. The opposite is true in the spring – more people tune out as weather warms, which might have been why The Voice has fallen in the battle/live rounds both seasons.

  • jT

    the Flintstones is in development hell.

  • Anthony

    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.

    Actually, Happy Endings has only aired after Modern Family for one season (last year), it’s first season it was ran in the 10:00/10:30 timeslot. And when it ran after Modern Family many of the episodes followed a repeat so that it could make way for Apt. 23 to air after MF. Also, why isn’t 7 episodes enough to establish a fan base? Shows do it all the time, and do it without the benefit of a networks highest rated show (hell MF and the Middle did it on a night that was completely brand new shows). ABC wasn’t happy with it’s performance after MF so it moved it (similar to how it also moved HE and Cougar Town). There is no problem with that.

  • Ali

    It looks like the comedies are killing each other and with the voice on top, it’s a mass murder…

  • Ultima

    Are your talking about that remake from Seth MacFarlane? Didn’t FOX put that one on hold? Or cancelled it altogether, even?

    Seth MacFarlane says it’s not dead, it’s just not a priority at the moment. FOX is still interested.

  • KT

    I don’t understand the appeal of reality TV, but I’m clearly in the minority. To me, reality TV should have died out by the early to mid-2000s.

  • Petar Ivanov

    9&10 pm hour in Tuesday is so weak now. Without big football games in Monday and Thursdays. Without USA big ratings in Mondays and still so much down. That shows that networks put their best shows on Mondays and Thursdays.

  • Samuel

    Mindy’s drop was to be expected, it hasn’t been on for 3 weeks!

  • POIfanatic

    “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.”

    No, that’s the proof right there that Revolution is a beast in the drama genre. It held up for SIX episodes with an above 3.0 rating with literally no bleeding at all after the first 3 episodes. If the News had continued for the next few weeks, it’d fall to below 2.0. This was a special and yet its below Revolution’s ratings in the only episode its ever going to get.

  • were123

    The Voice killed everything at 9PM, but when the lower rated (but still good for NBC) Go On and The New Normal comes back, I expect New Girl, The Mindy Project, Happy Endings and Don’t trust B to bounce back, althoug the last two will still be at rating troubles

  • a p garcia

    FOX should lead Tuesday with B&K, then RH. This should give NG better ratings.

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