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.

  • joel

    Unlike New Girl and Go On it has no likable characters. It’s just one big self-absorbed affectation.

  • Ultima

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

    Being off for two weeks is the same thing as three weeks between episodes.

    No one goes around saying their show was off for a week just because it only airs once a week…

  • Matt

    @Tony ^_^-

    Knowing my luck they’ll probably pair New Girl, which I love, with Mindy Project, which I can’t stand.

  • Ian

    No! Apt 23 and HE! I gunna go die in hole now. So sad

  • eridapo

    @ X-Tina Factor

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

    Yeah…. I know he is protective of his shows. I will get on him for Revolution, but I will not go there with POI.

    I know if I were to start going after POI (which I like), he would blow a gasket. Heck he might even buy a plane ticket from Eastern Europe to straighten me out. LOL

  • Perdix

    Goodwin Games coming up. XD

    To TVBYTHENUMBERS: I think the X-Factor will air tonight as a live show. The sched. on the upper right side doesnt reflect tha.

  • Julia

    Weren’t the ratings all down yesterday because of the storm? And many people not being able to see the episodes???

  • POIfanatic

    @eridapo: I’d love to see the references towards the crappy Hunger Games and Twilight in Revolution. I really would. Except for the lead actress knowing hunting and archery, this show is nothing like them. Infact, its the boldest and most daring show on network tv right now. The show has been improving and if you don’t like it, fine. We’re cool. Just don’t pull **** out of your behind and proclaim it as a fact.

  • Oliver

    Arguably the most interesting rating of the night is the one no-one is paying much attention to: DWTS getting a series low 1.9.

    If it falls much further then ABC will have to give serious consideration to replacing it, and that’s a lot of hours of programming.

  • Just Desserts


    I;m starting to wonder…

    Had ABC placed Last Resort behind Dancing it would probably have better ratings since it would get the same audience (military types, retired, old people, conservatives).

    And if the B!tch and Happy had been on Thursdays before Grey’s, their ratings would also be up since the same people that watch that cheesy doctor show (hippies, twenty-somethings, young people, liberals) skews in favor of those comedies. Plus ABC could take credit in beating NBC’s comedies.

    It’s a scheduling disaster for ABC that’s their problem.

  • Oliver

    @Just Desserts
    Putting HE/Apt 23 up against TBBT/TaaHM would have been a scheduling disaster.

  • Vik

    Is it me or do no comedies on ABC ever do that well anymore unless they’re on Wednesday nights? is that the only night people like to watch ABC because it’s the night Modern Family is on?

  • eridapo

    @ POIfanatic

    Infact, its the boldest and most daring show on network tv right now

    LOL…. Now who is pulling things out of their ***

    Nothing we say here is stated as a fact. It is all our subjective opinions….

  • jT

    @ultima i did say damon waynes would help…i implied happy endings will be done by 2014 so he can return

  • Charmed

    Yes Hart Of Dixie, if it keeps up these ratings it will be renewed over B&TB, although they get the same HOD is closer to syndication.

  • Ultima

    Infact, its the boldest and most daring show on network tv right now. … Just don’t pull **** out of your behind and proclaim it as a fact.


    Pot, kettle, etc.

  • eridapo

    @Just Desserts

    I agree about Last Resort moving to Tuesday’s at 9PM. My guess ABC was afraid that it would get swamp by NCISLA, so they sought a night where there were no other shows with similar demos.

  • Spencer

    I don’t want to play the Bingo Game but Happy Endings is up against NEW GIRL and NCIS:LA! Not fair Happy Endings is a great show! :'(

  • jjhill83

    I’d move NASHVILLE to Sundays after Revenge, then shuttle the non-family-based ABC comedies (Happy and Apt23) to Wednesdays at 10. Couldn’t hurt them at this point, and could only help Nashville.

  • Just Desserts


    Whether its TBBT + .5 Men & Factor + Idle

    or NCIS & The Voice & The Triple Comedy Death Match (always won by New Girl)

    It would still be a ratings disaster for them but at least they would beating Community/30 Rock/Up All Night in ratings which is way better than what they are getting against Goon and Normal.

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