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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  • Brandy

    Great for HOD and at least EOMD rose.

  • Justin121

    I guess they deleted the Emily Owens Cancelled post.

    0.5, 0.3, 0.3, 0.4

    Isn’t bad for a new CW show.

    Give it at least a few more weeks.

  • CharlieSheen

    Pay more attention to Emily Owens money it makes overseas and you’ll get your answer. So far its not doing too good like TSC and Ringer but there’s still time for a turn around.


    Isn’t it crazy when ABC’s Friday lineup is pulling better numbers than its Tuesday. ABC has to be happy with ABC Friday its one of their stronger nights LOL.

  • Montecore

    Why aren’t more people watching Sons Of Anarchy?

  • TimsDale4ever

    Yeh for NEW NORMAL!

  • Bizarro

    Hart of Dixie was so good last night and I watched the first 3 mins of DWTS just to see The Goodess of Pop Kylie do the locomotion!

  • chezmoi

    I worry about the NCIS ratings and its future. When the earnings of the star is massive then unless it climbs over 20m SOON then my favourite show could cease this year. However, perhaps the cover of TV guide might change things or the moving of dwts.

  • chezmoi

    IS it possible to include UNI like you do CW in the program ratings?

  • eridapo

    @ Silvit..

    You said in your previous post that decline for broadcast this year is due to viewers shifting to Cable, but that is not what the article I posted shows.

    What the article states is that overall Cable is down this year which contradicts your assertion The key is that both Cable and Broadcast are down this year, and it probably has to do with the growth in DVR penetration from 42% to 46% (a 10% growth in a year). If DVR penetration is up 10%, it follows that growth would correspond to a 10% drop in Live+SD viewers. Coincidentally the average drop for Live+SD this year is about 10% for broadcast.

    In addition people might be tired of watching those procedurals on Cable, but NCIS, CSI, L&O, Castle, and the Mentalist are still placing in the Cable top 100 in their respective nights.

  • TVDxItachi

    HOD Seems pretty good. Im a guy and the EPs were better then average. Bilson was so charming and of sexy as hell. As for Emily- i gave it a random Ep and it was really bad last night. Hopefully it gets better for the cast sake.

  • Bobby

    This Comedy block on all 3 networks is killing all of them. ABC really should move HE and APT23 somewhere else. Is it possible to put HE back at 9:30 on wednesday, suburgatory back to 8:30 on wednesday and move the neighbors to Tuesday? I’d rather see HE live than APT23 even though I like both shows so much.

  • Dan

    They NEED to do something with their comedy blocks…all these networks airing sitcoms at the same time is not beneficial for any of them. I am getting really nervous for Apt 23. The show is so funny and I don’t want it to get cancelled! ABC really should move Apt 23 and Happy Endings asap.

  • glover

    Can’t believe Happy Endings didn’t get a large fan base to follow the show in its new timeslot. It’s a great comedy.

  • Tony ^_^

    No!!! “New Girl”!! :o But it’s okay. FOX is 4th place among all networks so standards are lower and 2.0+ on FOX is great!

  • Adam

    Although moving Dancing With The Stars to Thursday/Friday seems like a great idea, there would need to be significant changes. As someone has already said, Greys Anatomy would need to move to 10pm, something that I don’t see happening. Second, two of the judges (Bruno and Len) also are judges on the BBC version here in the UK which airs Saturday/Sunday nights. Forgive me if I am wrong as I am not good with time difference, but 9pm Friday in America is about 2/3am Saturday morning in UK. So as the BBC version rates much better than ABC’s I dont see the two judges agreeing to stay with the show, therefore ABC would need a revamp of the judges or the Friday results show would have to be prerecorded on Thursdays. I just do not see it working im afraid.

  • SJ

    Wow, bad night all around. Private Practice, Apartment 23 and Ben and Kate all at series lows of 1.1? That’s unacceptable. Sadly, Apartment 23 is going to get cancelled. But since ABC didn’t even see it fit to air all season 1 episodes, I really hope they air all the remaining episodes of the show (season 1 and 2) before they cancel it.

    That Happy Endings couldn’t at least bring a 2.0 crowd with it to its new anchor position is one of the biggest surprises of the season for me. In its defense, it was off for about seven months with just a few repeats sprinkled in between. Hopefully it finds a new home on a different network next year. Maybe TBS will finally give us the Cougar Town/Happy Endings comedy block ABC never did.

    Speaking of ABC, it looks like Private Practice is airing two episodes next week, on Tuesday and Wednesday. I’d also like to add that I’m not sad for the show’s series low ratings last night, because it was definitely THE worst PP episode ever. Making character point-of-view episodes was a bad idea. Focusing on an unpopular character that has already run his course (Sam) to kick things off – even worse.

    I’m giving Mindy one more episode and then I’m out. It’s pure garbage and the ratings reflect that.

    The episode of Go On that aired last night had been on the internet for two weeks, just FYI. I know that usually doesn’t make a difference when it’s a day or two, but two weeks… who knows.

    The Voice seems to be fading somewhat. DWTS is dead. ABC has got a real problem on its hands next fall.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “IS it possible to include UNI like you do CW in the program ratings?”

    We used to several years ago, but changes to our processes have made it difficult enough to not be worth it.

  • Brandy

    Justin121,what fantasy world do you live in?0.5 for a premiere, 0.3_0.4 absolutley are horrible especially for a new show,especially so early in the season eve on CW.Itll fall to 0.1 in spring or after the winter holiday hiatus.I cant believe you actually think thats good.Its tied in demo with GG for lowest rated cw show this week.

  • Justin121

    Brandy, a fantasy world where Hart of Dixie beat Ringer and Secret Circle.

    Check Fall 2011 ratings and May 2011 renewals for reference.

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