Tuesday Final Ratings: 'The Voice', 'Parenthood' & 'NCIS' Adjusted Up; 'Go On', 'Hart of Dixie', 'Happy Endings' & 'The Mindy Project' Adjusted Down

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November 14th, 2012


The Voice, Parenthood, and NCIS were each adjusted up a tenth while Go On, Hart of Dixie, Happy Endings and The Mindy Project were each adjusted down a tenth among adults 18-49 versus the preliminary Tuesday broadcast ratings.


Broadcast primetime final ratings for Tuesday:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (Millions)
8:00 NBC The Voice (8-9:01PM) 3.9/11 11.15
CBS NCIS 3.1/9 17.05
ABC Dancing With the Stars 1.9/5 12.11
FOX Raising Hope 1.6/5 3.73
CW Hart of Dixie 0.6/2 1.62
8:30 FOX Ben and Kate 1.1/3 2.39
9:00 CBS NCIS: Los Angeles 2.8/7 15.77
NBC Go On (9:01-9:31) 2.2/6 6.09
FOX New Girl (9-9:31PM) 2.2/6 4.35
ABC Happy Endings 1.3/4 4.36
CW Emily Owens M.D. 0.4/1 1.38
9:30 NBC The New Normal (9:31-10:01PM) 1.8/5 4.66
FOX The Mindy Project (9:31-10PM) 1.6/4 3.17
ABC Don't Trust the B in Apt. 23 1.1/3 3.10
10:00 NBC Parenthood (10:01-11PM) 1.9/5 4.82
CBS Vegas 1.6/5 10.41
ABC Private Practice 1.1/3 3.72


Nielsen TV Ratings Data: ©2012 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

  • BigBrotherFan

    I want to know who the genious at ABC was to think that an old skewing show like DWTS was gonna help or even be well paired with Happy Endings. One of the worst decisions, ever! They should of premired HE earlier atleast giving it a bit of a head start against TNG and GOON.

  • Kaio

    What’s your problem with HoD? This is getting boring. HoD’s fans don’t talk about other shows. So let them be happy.

  • eridapo


    Nice article on the median age of some of tv’s most popular shows…

    What I found interesting in the article is that the median age for the majority of shows on television are above 40. Shows like Greys has a median age in the 50s, and MF’ median age is 46.

    Think what that implies… If a show fails to add new younger viewers each year, by the sheer natural aging of the audience it has will move it out of the coveted demo.

    For example… MF median age is 46. MF could keep the same viewers it has now for the next four years, but it could well see its demo drop each year simply because the people that are watching the show are growing older. The case could be in four years time that the show’s audience is still the same size, but people could assume because of lower demos that people are no longer watching….

  • Verus

    What happened to Fox this season ?

    Just atrocious numbers for most shows in the demo and even worse is the amount of people watching in total.

  • Hugh

    Ooooh so many 1.1’s! Bad news.

    FOX needs to do something to get New Girl back up to mid to high 2s

  • Sarah

    What I don’t get about Private Practice is the main draw has always been centered around Kate Walsh, although characters like Cooper/Charlotte have always been good. They knew before the show was cancelled that Walsh was out after 13 episodes so why did they waste the show on crap like last night instead of utilizing it’s biggest draw? Although anything would have been better than that Sam episode.

  • Christian

    Melissa ur a stupid b!tch. How does it feel?

  • Tom

    @ Christina If TSC came back, two things would have to happen. First, the show would have to be recast because the original cast would be too old. Second, the show would have to be broadcast on another network. Sci fi is a difficult genre to sell. Just look at Firefly. That show has a substantial cult following, but didn’t come back even after a successful movie sequel. The fact is that the CW is now virtually synonymous with low quality programming and that doesn’t draw viewers.

    At the time it was cancelled, TSC differed from all the other low rated CW shows that were renewed in that it was positioned for an interesting second season story arc. However, the CW cancelled it for monetary reasons which implies that it wasn’t going to spend money promoting it under any circumstances. I’m also convinced that the erratic manner in which the CW scheduled new episodes during the show’s last ten or so episodes hastened its ratings decline. The haphazard presentation of episodes made the show increasingly hard to follow and suggests that the CW bosses had already given up on it. In short, the CW mishandled the show and would likely have continued to do so even if it had been renewed for a second season.

  • Josh

    Way to go Parenthood!! Love this show hope it sticks around for a while longer

  • J-Boy

    I love Apt23… I will be sad if it’s cancelled!

  • Nikki

    Awesome for Parenthood, they should of ordered more episodes for this season. Haha at Heart of Dixie getting adjusted down. All that happiness wasted earlier today.. :)

  • Melissa


    Melissa ur a stupid b!tch. How does it feel?

    That’s offensive, and I hope someone on this site blocks you.


    PP in its prime was only ever drawing low 3s. I wouldn’t tout that as some standard of success.

    Really? Because in 2009 it got a 5.4, 5.8, and 4.5. Low 3’s my ass.

  • Tyler

    Part of me is like, “WTF why isn’t NBC ordering more episodes of Parenthood?!” but the other part of me realizes that spring ratings are woeful and with Parenthood skipping out on that, maybe that’s better. Either way, season 5 here we come!

  • Dan

    Even if HoD got adjusted down to a 0.6 it’s still pretty good. It will be renewed sorry haters!!!

  • whizzer

    CW is a shameful network. No no-brainer really watches it

  • HalCapone

    Why were ratings off so much last evening? No football game or Walking Dead on cable? It’s a real tragedy that Happy Endings (and to a lesser degree, Apt 23)has lost so many viewers this year. Happy Endings is the best comedy on television that hardly anyone watches, especially since moving to Tuesday. Not a good pairing with Dancing With The Stars which seems to kill everything that follows it. Come ABC, do something quickly to save these shows!

  • JJA

    Forget the ratings for one second, I don’t think Hart of Dixie is as good this year. Since HOD is made by the same people who make Gossip Girl, I’m starting to worry.

    Say what you want about Nikita, but that show keeps producing good episodes despite the bad ratings.

  • Justin121

    REVENGE is more successful than Flop Practice ever was.

    Private Flop never had a “prime”. It always lurked in the shadows of original mega-hit Grey’s Anatomy.

    Pulling big numbers for an episode or two because you did a “special episode” of a spin-off of a mega-hit is hardly reason to brag.

    Besides, everything was higher five years ago. You’re cheating using inflation.

    REVENGE in its prime pulled mid-high 2’s and moved to anchor Sunday at 9 — is something you’ll be hearing when a 1.0 is a hit for the broadcast networks.

    FYI, today a 2.0 is a hit. During PP’s supposed “prime”, lower than a 3.0 was a flop.

  • Networkman

    Go On is underwhelming. For it to tie New Girl in the demo even though it has a stronger lead in with The Voice is disappointing. The New Normal’s numbers are now comparable to NBC’s Thursday night comedies. It should simply be a one season show. NBC should move it to Thursday come midseason with the other comedies that will end this year. 1600 Penn should air after The Voice and then Go On should move back to the 9:30pm slot.

    ABC should try Private Practice @9pm after DWTS:result and then move the comedies back to the 10pm hour. Happy Endings may do better away from The New Girl. Another option would be to put a repeat of Modern Family after DWTS and then air Happy Endings @9:30pm. Either way, Don’t Trust the B… should be cancelled effective immediately.

  • Networkman

    I actually enjoyed last nights episode of Private Practice. Alfre Woodard is a strong actress and I really enjoyed watching Taye Diggs acting alongside her and Richard Roundtree. I thought it was a very emotional/heartfelt episode.

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