TV Ratings Tuesday: 'NCIS', 'Go On', 'The Voice' Down, 'The Mindy Project', 'Dancing With the Stars', & 'The New Normal' Up, 'Hart of Dixie' Hits High

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November 14th, 2012

Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 2.6/7 2.5/7 1.7/4 1.6/4 1.4/4 0.5/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 2.1/7 1.3/4  1.7/5 1.6/5 1.0/3 0.5/2
Total Viewers (million) 7.085 14.324 3.468 3.980 6.524 1.555



NBC was the number one network in adults 18-49, while CBS won with total viewers.

Note: Unless otherwise noted, all comparisons are to Tuesday, October 30, because regular programming was preempted for election coverage last week.

On NBC, The Voice earned a 3.8 down from a 4.6 adults 18-49 rating for its most recent Tuesday episode, but up 27% from last Thursday’s results show.  Go On scored a 2.3 adults 18-49 rating, down 4% from a 2.4 for its most recent episode on October 23.  The New Normal. garnered a 1.8 adults 18-49 rating, up 6% from a 1.7 for its October 23 episode. Parenthood  notched a 1.8 adults 18-49 rating down 5% from a 1.9 for its October 23 episode.

On CBS, NCIS earned a 3.0 adults 18-49 rating, down 12% from a 3.4 for its last episode.. NCIS: Los Angeles scored a 2.8, adults 18-49 rating even with its last episode and tying its season low. Vegas notched a 1.6 adults 18-49 rating, down 6% from a 1.7 for its last episode.

On ABC, Dancing With the Stars: All-Stars scored a 1.9 adults 18-49 rating, up 6% from a 1.8 for it most recent episode. Happy Endings earned a 1.4 adults 18-49 rating, even with its last episode.  Don't Trust the B in Apt 23 garnered a 1.1 adults 18-49 rating, down 8% from a 1.2 for its prior episode. At 10PM, Private Practice earned a series low 1.1 adults 18-49 rating, 21% down from a 1.4 for its last original episode on October 23.

On FOX, Raising Hope scored a 1.6 adults 18-49 rating, down 6% from a 1.7 for its most recent episode. Ben and Kate garnered a 1.1 down 21% from a 1.4 for its previous episode. New Girl earned a 2.2 adults 18-49 rating, down 4% from a 2.3 for its prior episode. The Mindy Project notched a 1.7 adults 18-49 rating, up 13% from a 1.5 for its last episode.

On the CW, Hart of Dixie scored a season-high 0.7 adults 18-49, up 17% from an 0.6 adults for its previous episode. Emily Owens M.D. earned a 0.4 adults 18-49 rating, up 33% from a 0.3 for its most recent new episode.



Broadcast primetime ratings for Tuesday, November 13, 2012:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (Millions)
8:00 NBC The Voice 3.8/11 10.98
CBS NCIS 3.0/9 16.89
ABC Dancing With the Stars 1.9/5 11.95
FOX Raising Hope 1.6/5 3.82
CW Hart of Dixie  0.7/2  1.68
8:30 FOX Ben and Kate 1.1/3 2.48
9:00 CBS NCIS: Los Angeles 2.8/7 15.68
NBC Go On 2.3/6 6.32
FOX New Girl 2.2/6 4.34
ABC Happy Endings 1.4/4 4.75
CW Emily Owens M.D.  0.4/1  1.43
9:30 NBC The New Normal 1.8/5 4.75
FOX The Mindy Project 1.7/4 3.23
ABC Don't Trust the B in Apt. 23 1.1/3 3.18
10:00 NBC Parenthood 1.8/5 4.74
CBS Vegas 1.6/4 10.41
ABC Private Practice 1.1/3 3.66


Via Press Note:

> In Late-Night Metered Markets Tuesday night:
> * In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The
> Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 2.6/7; CBS's "Late Show with David
> Letterman," 2.7/7; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.0/8; and "Jimmy
> Kimmel Live," 1.8/6.
> * In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results
> were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.9/4; "Late Show," 0.5/3;
> "Nightline," 1.0/5; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3.
> * At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.4/5 in
> metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig
> Ferguson" (1.3/5). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late
> Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.4/2).
> * At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.9/4 in
> metered-market households 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.

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  • acr

    What the hell happened with New Girl?! Hope it gets adjusted up. That was probably the funniest episode of the season.

  • iMember

    @Luke Just in: CW cancelled Emily Owens.

    That’s not a joke by the way. CW has officially cancelled the show.

  • Rosa

    comparing same time this year to last year, POI is the only one that’s gaining ratings among CBS procedurals.

  • yiop2886

    H50 or Mentalist should definitely move to Tuesdays at 10p the worst move CBS made was moving The Mentalist away from NCIS they need to makeup for that.

    Comedies did dreadful I agree with the guy said New Normal should turn into a multi-cam like Up All Night.

  • Mike

    Hope The Voice keeps dropping. Maybe next time around they won’t have so many weeks in between the auditions and then the live shows where the public votes matter. They have dragged it on long enough and it is starting to show. Also the talent is just not that great, at all.

  • Brian J


    I agree in regards to “Go” and “Girl” and the lead-in. The thing is, it’s beating the show now, at least this week. (We’ll see if that stays the same when the finals are released.) Assuming “Voice” rallies in the coming weeks, which could easily happen, it could beat it by even more, which likely means “Normal” beats “Mindy” yet again.

    “Girl’ is far from being in danger, but it could be the start of a sign that it’s not nearly as strong as Fox needs it to be.

  • silvit


    Just think about that… DVR penetration went up by 4% points overall, and more than half the people in the all important demo are now using DVR to watch television. Half.

    Nothing new or unexpected. This didn’t prevent cable shows, reality included, to rise significantly though, even in their live+ same day. More and more people are watching cable and abandoning network tv. DVR is not the problem. It’s the suckitude of broadcast networks which recycle stories, characters, plots…

  • eridapo

    @ CharlieSheen

    Unless they condensed DWTS performance show to an hour, the movement to Thursdays does not make sense. Greys is still a potent and very profitable source of income for ABC. If you move it to 10PM, Greys will see a drop in ratings of nearly a half point (the 10PM factor). If you move it to another night, what night will you move it to. Do you move to Tuesday’s to anchor a new night or to Monday to rebuild the night. Neither of those two days make much sense… it is too risky for ABC….

    If anything, ABC must start looking at a replacement reality show for either DWTS or the Bachelor. Those two shows are still performing better than their scripted counter parts, but they are showing their age. Like NBC did with the Voice, ABC needs to shop around for a reality competition…. If I were to suggest one, I would look to Television Azteca’s “La Academia” which is one of Mexico’s (and Latin America’s) most successful reality shows. “La Academia” is a mixed of American Idol meets The Voice meets Big Brother… It is a talent competition in which the contestants are mentor, but you get to see them living together and going about their classes (either singing, acting, or dancing).


  • don juan

    Cougar town, happy endings, b in apt 23 all had modest success on Wed night only to be moved to Tuesday and crash and burn.

  • TC

    How’s dies Parenthood have a 1.8 rating and 4.7mil viewers and Vegas get a lower 1.6 but has 10.4mil viewers???

  • CP

    Why in the world did the Mindy Project go up. And PLEASE move Vegas to Fridays so maybe it has a chance (too optimistic, I know). It’s a great show and I wish more people would give it a chance.

  • were123

    HoD is now in a much more better position than Beauty & The Beast.
    CW will probably renew TVD, Arrow, SPN, HoD and Nikita (because of syndication), and so they will have to cancel Emily Owens, and choose between 90201 and B&TB, and considering that CW likes giving final seasons, B&TB Futures seems all but bleak.

    I’m surprised that ABC did so bad, Happy Endings is the best rating for scripted show on the night for ABC with a 1.4!!!! Apt 23 and PP in 1.1 is just bysmal!

    FOX is also doing reaally bad, even New Girl doesn’t seem to be able to keep it up, it just manages to survive somehow

    Go On still has room to fall a little, but The New Normal can’t. Parenthood is safe, it wins the timeslot, it’s at 10PM and it’s on N-B-C

  • mike

    Mindy was great last night, Beyonce Pad Thai and the Halloween episode was great I think its finally starting to work. My complaint is Anna Camp needs to be utilized a little better have her work at office or something.

  • Nick

    When you make a show for 12 year olds(New Girl) you can’t be surprised when they get bored and find something else to do.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “That’s not a joke by the way. CW has officially cancelled the show.”

    I have seen only unconfirmed reports so far, but it may indeed be news today.

  • ash

    the real test for go on will be to get a 2.0 rating without a voice lead in.. it may do it as it has found some fans already..

  • israelCD

    Good 4 HART OF DIXIE !!!

  • Michael

    You would think “Don’t Trust The B in Apartment 23″ would have rated higher, given that People announced their Sexiest Man issue today. The episode was related to this.

  • W

    All of CBS shows did well. Vegas is a much more entertaining drama than Unforgettable from last season.

  • eridapo

    @ silvit

    Fragmentation has been an issued for a while now, and it wouldn’t explain why the ratings this year have dropped as much as they have.

    Bill and Robert have pointed out that each year we see Network declines, but even they have posted that the drop this year “seems” much higher than normal….

    You also state that Cable viewing is higher (please post a link to verify), but I would say that other than a few shows (like TWD) most cable viewing is down when compare to previous years.


    with the cable business finally reaching saturation when it comes to adding new subscribers, and viewers blessed with more on-demand choices than ever, many top cable channels have recently experienced their worst ratings declines ever.


    Perhaps unable now to tap a regular infusion of new cable and satellite subscribers, big cable channels like USA Network, TNT and — most notoriously — Nickelodeon are seeing major ratings declines, in some cases for the first time ever.

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