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.

  • Jon

    You would think the Voice would die off a bit. Don’t people ever tire of that stuff. It’s too bad because people are missing out on good shows by watching it.

  • Duxxxx

    Would Happy Endings get renewed for syndication or is too far away considering Season 1 only had 13 episodes?

  • Andy

    Too bad for Happy Endings, it was a very good episode last night. ABC should have moved Neighbors and Suburgatory to Tuesday and had Happy Endings on Wednesday at 8:30 and Don’t Trust The B in Apt23 at 9:30 on Wednesday.It would have been interesting to see what Parenthood’s numbers would have been with the Voice as a lead in? I hope it’s back next week.

  • Tony ^_^

    I agree that “New Girl” and a new comedy should get the post-Super Bowl slot next year. FOX wants the Tuesday Comedy Block to work and “New Girl” is their only bright spot for them so they’ll try to get out as much as they can from “New Girl.”

    Plus, FOX owns/maks it so they’ll try to get it into syndication as soon as possible.

  • Ultima

    Would Happy Endings get renewed for syndication or is too far away considering Season 1 only had 13 episodes?

    Being one of the few ABC comedies actually produced by ABC will probably buy it some extra life.

  • Ashley

    Not surprised by the numbers on The Voice. However, the show yesterday was no where as entertaining as Monday’s show. Actually, it was kinda bad and boring. The producers knew what they were doing when they put the two best teams on Monday night. If the nights would’ve been flip flopped, I bet the numbers would be much lower. Anyway, it’ll be interesting to see the numbers b/c there seems to be a few good singers and lots of not great singers. I wonder if people will continue to tune in. Probably, just to see the good ones.

  • Ultima

    It’s too bad because people are missing out on good shows by watching it.

    Yeah, I sure that they’re miserable watching a show that they enjoy. :roll:

  • Percysowner

    I realize that all these ratings may well adjust in the finals, but for now it looks like the CW made a good call renewing Hart of Dixie. EOMD is pretty much DOA.

  • Oliver

    Sony are reportedly very keen to get Happy Endings into syndication. It’s extremely likely to get there, even if it finishes its life on cable.

  • X-Tina Factor

    Since people are talking about the FOX 2014 post superbowl spot, I think it would be wise to air Raising Hope too, after new girl. That might increase the ratings for both show and FOX’s Tuesdays could be similar to CBS Mondays. And I think FOX should try an episode of raising hope back on the 9:30 pm timeslot for an episode.

    @eridapo I think Petar is angry because you said Revolution’s ratings rely on the ratings of The Voice.


    Reserve comments until finals

  • eridapo

    Considering the competition, CBS held. NCIS went up 2/10, NCISLA was steady, and Vegas was up a 1/10.

    Fox was down, but it is more likely due to the long hiatus than anything weather related or the Voice.

    CW…. As usual… not much to talk about.

  • silvit


    Smash kept falling week after week, unlike Revolution which stabilized.

  • jT

    @x-tina by next year raising hope will be in burn off mode to get to syndication.

  • Kellix

    I Agree. People are missing out on good shows by watching the voice. Singing competitions were fun to watch back when Idol was popular… now it’s just boring. I’ve tune in to watch the Voice and honestly I don’t understand why people like it so much?! I find it boring. I gave XFaxtor a chance too and thought it was much more entertaining than the Voice but I stop watching. Singing completions are just boring now, I wish people would stop watching and tried other shows.

  • Spike

    glad to see Raising Hope is still doing good, last nights episode was hilarious + its probably a cheap show to make

  • Pinkle

    I already said this in the renew/cancel thread, but I’ll say it here, too.

    With The Voice not returning until the end of March, ABC needs to leave the Tuesday 9PM comedy war and move Happy Endings and Apartment 23 to Tuesday 8-9PM in January. These shows should be able to beat, or at least not do too badly against Betty White and the FOX family comedies.

    Because of the move, The Family Tools and How To Live with Your Parents get delayed to replace failures (Malibu Country?) or shows that end their seasons early (The Neighbors and/or Suburgatory?)

    Most of ABC’s comedy woes come from scheduling (especially the scheduling of Happy Endings!!!)

  • Ultima

    Fox was down, but it is more likely due to the long hiatus than anything weather related or the Voice.

    New Girl was on last week; Mindy Project was only off for two weeks; the other two have been on every week.

    Is anything more than a week off a “long hiatus” now?

  • RyanCanada

    Happy Endings is the funniest show on primtime! pisses me off that people arnt watching it, i hope The voice dies already, i hope HE and Apt23 adjust up

  • Petar Ivanov

    @ 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

    But even with the voice, ratings are too low at least at 9 pm. In mondays with footbal games around 6.0 in demo ratings are way better.

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