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.

  • Michael

    Hart Of Dixie deserves to be renewed with these numbers. It’s that little show, that continues to perform moderately well for the CW.

  • 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.

    Can I say that Bella’s dad is on the show, AKA Charlie Swan, or how about the whole young teen girl in a post apocalyptic world who funny enough possess the same skills as Katniss Everdeen.

  • turnitup

    Happy Endings and B in 23 just aren’t funny – they sacrifice comedy for the sake of being clever and delivering catch-phrases they hope will catch on and turn into mini cultural phenomenons. Shows without their own clear agendas just do everything they can to catch a little of the Seinfeld glory. But Seinfeld was both clever and funny. You could enjoy it for either, or both. These two ABC shows are too much of the former, and not enough of the latter. So the young un-demanding crowd will stay hooked, but people who’ve already been through these types of shows have no interest. So they hold a small core of their demo, and they’ll never break out beyond that. Put these actors on shows with better writing. Most of them deserve it.

  • Phill


  • Just Desserts


    You say that these shows do not have large ratings because they are too clever!?

    Then that means that you and the general American audience are not?

  • POIfanatic

    #eridpo: “Bella’s dad. same skills as Katniss ”

    And? An old actor and a skill set, but not the same personality? That’s it? Two things which wouldn’t keep anyone interested after 3-4 episodes! You’re basing your judgement off of THAT! Tells a lot about a person. I hated Charlie until a few episodes back. And there are a multitude of other awesome characters. Have a good day.

  • Dude

    Not surprised at The Mindy Project after FOX murdered it in scheduling. This is what happens when you put a new show on hiatus for two weeks. Add that to Happy Endings and Don’t Trust the B— an apparently if a comedy show is good, no one will watch.

  • Glue

    one of The Only shows i can call ‘daring’ is Apartment 23

  • POIfanatic

    Not comparing dramas and comedies, Glue.

  • BigBrotherFan

    First, I Happen to like THE MINDY PROJECT but I missed it yesterday.
    Second, WHAT HE HECK ABC??? Why are you putting the young skewing comedies that appeal to trendy 20-somethings (such as MYSELF) after a old skewing, washed up reality/competition series that clearly doest have a leg to stand on!

    …..and renew THE NEIGHBOURS? ABC has good shows but in all honesty SUBERGETORY is not holding on to the MF lead-in as well as Happy Endings did.
    Here’s how it needs to be

    8pm: LMS
    8:30pm: REBA SHOW or NEW COMEDY
    9:00PM: Subergatory
    9:30pm: NEIGHBOURS
    10pm: Body of Proof / PP

    8:30 Subergatory
    9: Modern Family
    9:30: Happy Endings

    Scandal is great and I am sure it can do a 1.7-2.0 on its own. Other than the creator it doesnt have much common stuff with GREYS unlike PP that has got by season AFTER SEASON because it was placed after GREYS for the longest time! I still cant believe garbage like PP made it past DIRTY SEXY MONEY! Get with it ABC if you cancel yet another great show like HAPPY ENDINGS OR NASHVILLE I AM DONE WITH ABC FOR GOOD!
    FREE UP SOME SPOTS AND GET RID OF DWTS! ITS NOW MASSIVELY Bringing down most of the shows that follow. HECK, I hate CASTLE but I can see the argument from its fans regarding its lackluster lead-in .

    EMILY OWENS IS OKAY BUT Will get cancelled for sure

  • Dude

    People have different senses of humour. Just because something isn’t funny to you, doesn’t mean it’s not funny.

  • eridapo

    Now looking at all the Tuesday comedies other than New Girl, the ratings are terrible. All of them are under a 2.0.

    From what I’ve seen of them, I’m not surprised. They are not funny. The attempts at humor fail almost all the time.

  • Glue

    “And? An old actor and a skill set, but not the same personality? ”

    OBVIOUSLY she doesn’t have the same personality. A brick wall has more personality than The REVOLUTION Lead actress. The girl that plays the lead seriously is BORING, I stopped watching the show because;

    1) I couldn’t stand her
    2) It is just a BAD show

  • POIfanatic

    I almost forgot!
    CBS must drowning in agony for ordering a back none for Vegas. I like that show, but lets face it, it was never going to hold on to the audience even with the stars, especially with an older-skewing setting and awful premiere. The network’s new shows have all tanked already (yes, even Elementary won’t make it and thank God for that)

  • Just Desserts


    I think the problem with all the Tuesday’s comedies is that they do not have a laugh track so the sheeple won;t get the cue.

    The only thing that helps New Girl is that Zoey is HOT!!!!

  • POIfanatic

    must be*
    back nine*

  • POIfanatic

    1 – It still depends. I’m on the fence with her character. She;s having a mental breakdown by the looks of it.
    2 – HELL NO

  • Neil

    ABC Don’t Trust The B in Apt. 23 1.2/3 3.37

    I Don’t Trust ABC to keep it on the schedule.

  • Glue


    You missed Apartment 23, and I don’t want ABC Moving Suburgatory to Tuesday so it can get canned, like these shows (I REALLY LOVE THOSE SHOWS (HE, Apt. 23)) ABC Can’t keep putting shows On Tuesday to start a comedy block. It WON’T WORK.
    SUBURGATORY Is already One of the most Underrated show on TV (AND THE MIDDLE) so there is no point in moving it.

    ALSO, i kinda get the Apt. 23/HE Combo because They both revolve around groups of friends. So they can appeal to the same audience. ALSO The Middle/The Neighbors/Modern Family/Suburgatory Combo appeal to the same audience.

    But the idea of moving Nashville to Sunday and HE/Apt. 23 To Wednesday at 10 is a fantastic idea!

  • eridapo

    @ POIfanatic

    Yes, we all make snap judgements. I watch two episodes, and I hate the show. Like I said I am a fan of the genre, the entire premise of the show is a ripoff of all those genre shows that came before (Jericho, Flash Forward, and The Event). I stuck with those shows till they went away, but I was not going to stick with Revolution when I hated the lead actress. Heck the entire “no power” so lets get back to the early 19th century requires a suspension of disbelief that I was not willing to make.

    As I see in your handle, you like POI and so do I. To me POI exemplifies good story telling, and I did not see Revolution having any of those elements.

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