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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  • littlefrancy

    I hope Hart of dixie will improve its final Ratings!

  • silvit


    More in the line, long hiatus= The Voice competition ;-)

  • Ultima

    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 wish people would stop watching and tried other shows.

    Why can’t people like the things that I like?! :cry:

  • Reece

    I dont understand how Happy Endings isn’t getting better ratings. It’s easily one of the funniest shows on tv right now. The show seems to have a pretty big fanbase online anyway, not sure why that doesn’t reflect in the neilsens.

  • Petar Ivanov


    Never say never. BUT with sure will not be ready for 2014 that is more correct answer.

  • Spike

    @Reece cuz nielsen is dated especially among the young adults. i cant remember the last time i actually watched something live or on the actual channel for that matter

    what are they donna do in a few years when most shows can barely hold a 0.2 demo

  • HappyMan

    Why the hell are people not watching happy endings. Beat Show Ever!!!!!!

  • Dude

    So long Don’t trust the B… Your journey ends here.. Dead for sure! I’m happy for the Neighbors though. Now it has a real chance of getting renewed and I SO LOVE THAT SHOW!! :D :D

  • RyanCanada

    @HappyMan i totally agree with you! ugh it frustraits me

  • eridapo

    @ silvit

    Heck .. Smash was cr_p anyway. I hated the show even before it premiere.

    I don’t dislike Revolution, I’m a fan of the fantasy-scifi genre, but I don’t think it is a good show when compare to Kripke and Abrams’ other shows. Revolution to me, since I only saw the first two episodes, was NBC’s attempt to cash in on the success of “The Hunger Games” and “Twilight”, but the lead actress sucks.

    BTW I Love Elizabeth Mitchell… I love her in Lost and “V”

  • Just Desserts

    It sucks that Mindy still got better ratings than the B!tch :(! If the B!tch just had a New Girl lead-in, it might have better ratings. The post-Modern Family slot is just wasted on Suburgatory. Hope the B!tch and Happy Endings does better next time.

  • Person of Interest

    NO Happy Ending i want more season its an amahzing show comeon people you watch friends and how i met your mother but not this its as good as both maybe not friends but still it is one of the best comedies out there, and the cw should cancel a disaster of a show which is emily owns and they should keep HOD because its ratings are stable and rising at times which is good for the network as it has the same rating as B&B which is aired after TVD i think people dont want to watch a action packed show after TVD because all the action shows there got tanked and fell so why not try and put HOD there im not a fan of HOD but think it deserves it. The mindy project should get canceled its after the strongest show on fox and it get a 1.5 and ben and kate get almost that much with airing at 8:30 and yes i am a fan of ben and kate and i hate the mindy project but i hate it because its bad and should not be called a comedy while i didnt think i will like ben and kate but i did and i want more fox is really skrewing things up here with giving its worst show a 24 episode order.

  • Lainey

    YAY Hart of Dixie!! I love that show! Glad it’s holding steady/going up!

  • silvit


    Heck… I thought Smash was of a cheesyness it was unbearable. I don’t like Revolution, it’s cheesy, trying to be a less edgy Walking Dead, with bad dialogues, plots and all. ;-)

  • eridapo

    @ Ultima

    LOL.. I completely blank with the Fox schedule…. I thought baseball had screwed the schedule these past two weeks…

  • r0ckmypants

    Why do so many think New Girl will get the post Superbowl slot? It’s more than a year away, and Fox is falling hard. Don’t you think they’d want to build up a new show rather than boost one of the few already successful ones?

  • Harmiel

    @Ultima TMP is off for 3 weeks, not two week. It is stated ABOVE that the last ep.aired last Oct.10.

  • Ultima

    One guy thinks that Revolution will see a ratings increase if it moves to 8pm and the other guy thinks that Damon Wayans is going to be recast in New Girl and propel it to 4.0 ratings again, yet I’m the delusional one? 8O

  • Just Desserts


    It still depends on Family Tools and …Parents…Life if both shows get a better rating than the B!tch then the B!tch is screwed but if all of them are even then there is a tiny chance of the B!tch getting renewed.

    Sophomore shows get a little more slack than freshies, that said Happy Endings is going to get renewed no matter what. It;s a ratings anomaly and still gets new season despite having sucky ratings.

  • Kyle

    So Apartment 23, Ben & Kate, The Mindy Project, Emily Owens and Vegas are pretty much dead right? It was a really bad choice of ABC putting their young-skewing comedies after the clearly old-skewing DWTS.

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