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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  • Ike

    As usual, keep in mind that Fox’s comedies are powerhouses in adults 18-34. Based on the huge amount that advertisers are paying for “New Girl,” clearly the 18-34 demo commands a big premium over regular 18-49. So Mindy and Raising Hope are not in as much danger as it would first appear. Ben & Kate, though… even a strong 18-34 is unlikely to help that show.

    I’d love to see some 18-34s ratings posted here, or just 18-34 rankings for Fox’s sitcoms vs. other shows, if anyone has them.

    You can see that Fox’s shows are especially strong with younger viewers by looking at the ratio of 18-49 vs. total viewers. Usually this suggests a strong 18-34 rating. 54% of the people watching Raising Hope were 18-49s (1.6 x 1.3 = roughly the number of 18-49 viewers, then divide that into the number of total viewers, 3.82 in this case, and multiply by 100 for the percentage). The Voice = 45%, NCIS = 23%, Dancing = 21%.

    New Girl = 66%, Go On = 47%, Happy Endings = 38%, NCIS:LA = 23%.

    (Anti-disclaimer: I don’t currently watch anything on broadcast on Tuesday nights. So, I have no mutt in this fight.)

  • HalCapone

    @Devin, @CharlieSheen

    Guaranteed Monday Night Football will not be returning to network television–ever. In fact, it is just a matter of time when all NFL games will be only broadcast on cable, including NBC’s ratings juggernaut, Sunday Night Football. The business model on cable is just so much more attractive for media companies like Comcast (and ABC/Disney), able to collect both advertising dollars and carriage fees.

  • CharlieSheen

    @ eridapo

    We’re talking about in the future for DWtS if it continues to drop to the point where ABC will either have to move it or cancel it. Right now its not in any immediate danger so it can stick to the Monday-Tuesday schedule for now.

    I have heard of La Academia and I found that to be a unique concept with the Big Brother element. It wouldn’t hurt for ABC to try but its the fatigue of these new singing shows that’s a concern. Maybe they can try to duplicate the ballroom dancing genre with a show similar to that.


    Isn’t the Voice doing much higher than it did last year for its result shows? This top 10 they have is very talented. I can see ratings going up once the repeats hit on opposite networks toward its finale. DWTS needs some tinkering next season. They need changes. The All Stars was their lowest rated season. I expect the finale will come down between Apollo/Shawn. I really would love to see Melissa/Tony take it all cause they haven’t won yet.

  • Wendy

    Holy crap. WTF happened? With the exception of The Voice (and even 3.8 for this show is very low), all shows were only in 2s and 1s?! Sons of Anarchy must be pulling folks away or people just don’t give a crap about TV, at all.

    Shocked as all hell to see even perennial demo fave “New Girl” so way down.

  • Oliver


    I have heard of La Academia and I found that to be a unique concept with the Big Brother element

    ABC tried a similar format with The One: Making a Music Star and it bombed.

  • Wendy

    Whoops, I see NCIS also got a 3.0, but still, bad night.

  • eridapo

    18-34 data is very limited…. I compiled this info. from published information provided by sonofthebronx (check facebook or twitter)

    Average of 18-34
    Nikita 0.25
    Hart of Dixie 0.5
    Blue Bloods 0.7
    Fringe 0.75
    The Good Wife 0.825
    Beauty and the Beast 0.833
    Supernatural 0.85
    Arrow 0.9
    30 Rock 1
    CSI: NY 1
    Guys with Kids 1
    Last Resort 1.05
    The Mentalist 1.05
    Chicago Fire 1.1
    CSI 1.1
    Grimm 1.1
    Up All Night 1.1
    666 Park Avenue 1.125
    Elementary 1.2
    Law & Order: SVU 1.3
    The Neighbors 1.3
    Last Man Standing 1.4
    Person of Interest 1.4
    Scandal 1.4
    Criminal Minds 1.5
    Malibu Country 1.5
    Nashville 1.5
    Suburgatory 1.6
    The Vampire Diaries 1.6
    Parks and Recreation 1.7
    Revenge 2.05
    American Dad 2.1
    The Office 2.15
    Cleveland Show 2.2
    Bob’s Burgers 2.3
    Grey’s Anatomy 2.5
    Two and a Half Men 2.55
    Glee 2.6
    Once Upon a Time 2.625
    Family Guy 2.767
    The Simpsons 2.95
    Modern Family 3.1
    Big Bang Theory 3.35

  • ToXiX

    Good GOD, get rid of Ben & Kate.
    Better continue filming the rest of the Goodwin Games.

    Fox is pathetic other than Animation Domination.

  • Steph

    I would be worried about NCIS if everything else wasn’t down. It’s been an off season for so many shows.

  • Antonio

    How Ben & Kate got a full season pick up is beyond me. I guess FOX just gave up this season.

  • Joe

    wow, bad night overall.

    ouch for New Girl, its losing the young audience.

  • CrimTV

    New Normal’s 1.8 is very healthy out of Go On’s 2.3 :)

  • Justin121

    Bigges Winner:

    Hart of Dixie

    Other winners: Emily Owens. That’s it.

    – that what I was saying. All Emily Owens has to do is rise 0.1-0.2 and be safe. Calling it doomed after three episodes was way too early.


    Voice – first sub-4.0 Monday-Tuesday episode. Uh, oh.

    Instead of pre-empting the Tuesday episode, 2 episodes aired on Wednesday and Thursday.

    Would it have killed NBC to air one episode, instead of 3, during election week?

    Voice is totally getting Millionair’d.

    And before anyone says they HAD to do that because Idol does it, they didn’t. Idol isn’t the constitution. There are a million ways around it.

    Everything else seems like a loser, especially the 1.1 club. But the reality of broadcast television is that 1.0 is the new 2.0. Big uh, oh.

    Private Practice would’ve been dead years ago if it weren’t for Grey’s / Shonda.

  • Bobby C

    I’m in love with Emily Owens, MD!

  • Brandy

    Justin,Bobby, EO was just cancelled.

  • Katie

    Glad for HoD! I thought Emily Owens was a cute show its too bad its doing Nikita-bad. ABC is just a mess. Happy Endings and Apt 23 have dismal numbers. Private does also but that’s over in a few episodes. ABC should try all new shows on Tuesday in Jan. They can’t really do worse.

  • silvit


    Yes, many old cable channels like TNT and USA are going down. I kept repeating it during the summer. But it’s quite obvious when you see their programming. In TNT case for example, their schedule consists in repeats of old shows (L&O, CSY:NY, Charmed) or repeats of underperforming shows which don’t do great not even in their original broadcast run (The Mentalist, Castle).
    TNT is repeating the same L&O episodes for years (check for example its ratings in 2007). It’s obvious that even repeats lose their power after they have being shown hundred of times. Yet, NBA on TNT keep getting higher ratings. Meaning, people watch TNT, just not their stale programming.

    And while cable channels like TNT and USA are losing viewers, other cable channels are gaining new ones (E!, Bravo, Lifetime, History Channel just to name a few). Just check their PR releases where they highlight that.

    Maybe, just maybe viewers are getting tired of the SAME episodes of the SAME procedurals? ;-)

    Many cable original shows are getting new high, so people clearly want to check NEW things. Network tv is not giving it to them.

    Robert and Bill have posted many times the broadcast/cable ratio and it’s easy to see that people is shifting to cable. Maybe just to watch Teen Mom instead of Castle. Still cable is. :D

  • SmG

    Parenthood was great as always, and good for HoD !

  • @ramirescl

    Oh, awful numbers for Vegas, Ben and Kate, Apt 23 and Private Practice.

    The just need to be erased right now!

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