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

    I know that, but EO is not rating well.Yet you seem to be the only one that thinks is.IIts a deccent show, but its ratings are bad(worse than HOD this time last year).

  • silvit


    That’s not quite what the article stated. First of all, the ratings they are referring to are not about all the cable world, but only about the top 20 channels. Which, given how many cable channels exist, is something different. Still, among them, while some of them had big losses -notably USA and TNT- others, like I stated previously, like TBS or The History Channel had big increases. So nothing new. We see that everyday in the cable posts.

    Moreover, the numbers they provide are only limited to a few channels, the already aforementioned ones, which rely on repeats of old shows. So the overall picture is lacking.

    It’s more a case of big old cable channels which can’t keep up with times. Then, the 15 out of 20 channels taking a hit refers to overall DAY performance, not primetime (and in fact later in the article they mentioned how much TBS and the History channels are up in prime-time).

    I still have to see evidence that people watch less cable than a year ago during primetime. Which is the point I’m making.

    FInally, the article did mention how cable originals keep being successful. So this proves that people want to see originals and maybe not so much repeats.

    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.

    Still less and less people, hence the people getting tired of them argument, hence the declining ratings in primetime of the channels which airs them (see the ratings they were getting in 2007 for example). And this perfectly explains the numbers of the article you posted, which was about the first quarter of this year, aka when channels like TNT and USA are filled up with repeats even in primetime.

    This also explains the choice made by TNT to try to expand their schedule to an all year around schedule. They know their repeats don’t work anymore. Most of the time their shows don’t appear in the top 100 and morning repeats of Supernatural do better.

    People prefer to watch repeats of duck dinasty, simply put. ;-)

    If you can provide a decrease in the overall primetime viewership of cable, then my argument doesn’t stand a chance. If not, I’m right.

  • vcoolwater

    Hart of Dixie was saved due to Hulu views being extremely high. Basically they made money off the show due to commercials on Hulu.

    As for the international market. Does anyone know how the show is performing? I doubt the quirky southern setting would be appealing to foreigners.

  • Justin121

    Relativity, along with a set of circumstances, lead me to believe MD can pull a Dixie.

  • lizzie

    keep up the great work Hart of Dixie!!!!

  • Justin121

    …And even if it doesn’t, the question here is: does it recieve a full-season order or does it not?

    If current ratings are good enough to pull a Dixe, i.e. gets a second-season renewal, it should have no problems getting those back nine.

  • Brandy

    A 0.3_0.4 are bad even for CWs standards,which have lowered reccently and are lower than other networks.GG at 0 4_0.3 is ending cause of those ratings and got a final season cause Mark was genrous(90210 will get the same)&Nikita at 0.3_0.4 is only still on air to try to get to syndicated.In 2009,CW axed and pulled Beautiful Life which premiered at 0 6 after only episodes and 2010,Life Unexpected got cancelled 0.7 .So no,a 0.5 premire and down to 0.3_0 4 from there is NOT Good.l liike the show too but even I can see its ratings are bad,cancellation is coming.CW standards havent lowered that much that EO ratings are good to them and now they have a hit in Arrow is a hit,theyll be less leniant too poor performers/lower rated shows.

  • Brandy

    Vccoolwater,doing well online helped HOD but its not the only reason it was saved.HoD was steady through the season,grew its audience whereas Ringer &SC lost most of thier viewrs.Hart is also cheap to produce and was doing the best of the new shows,doing better than a lot of the lineup and the last three weeks of the season was the third highest rated show.It might do well internationally,i dont know(not doing well online or internationally was the final nail in Ringer and SC coffins.

  • Justin121


    It’s not like we’re in May already.

    Emily Owens can grow to acceptable ratings level.

    Why is that so difficult to grasp?

  • Cj morton

    @ Paul
    Unforgettable is not cancelled!!!

  • Networkman

    CBS has to decide quickly what they are planning to do with Vegas. For it to lose the hour in demo when it has a stronger lead in than Parenthood is pathetic. And then it drops 5 million viewers from NCIS:LA. I don’t understand why this drama got a full season. Golden Boy should premiere in the timeslot come January.

    Ben & Kate is a loser. The Goodwin Games episodes should not have been reduced. And Don’t Trust the B… should be cancelled effective immediately. If ABC is truly attemtping to save Happy Endings, they would put repeats of Modern Family on a 9pm followed by Happy Endings.

  • Melissa


    I dont believe my eyes!!! Greys had better ratings than NCIS!!! lool

    Grey’s Anatomy has beat NCIS for years, and even this season Grey’s Anatomy has been the #1 network drama 4/5 times.

    I’m so disappointed with Private Practice. Does anyone remember the days where it would consistently register in the 4’s after Grey’s Anatomy? Sigh. Honestly, Private Practice was already dying in its post-Grey’s Anatomy slot, but when Scandal replaced the former, that just pulled the trigger. Private Practice and Grey’s Anatomy were a perfect match to air side by side, and ABC ruined that. Scandal hasn’t even gotten close to the numbers Private Practice used to pull in that slot.

    On the positive side, Private Practice had good retention last night, lol. Last night’s episode was a failure though – the concept was good, but it should have been focused on Addison, not Sam. Addison and Charlotte are the only characters I stick around for, and they were barely in it. Dancing With the Stars is such a flop – hard to believe considering how successful it once was. ABC has some serious problems – the only successful nights are Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday.

  • Dan

    @Bplus Id move Shark Tank to Thursdays at 8 and put ABCs comedies fridays at 9. ABC probably wont pull Apartment 23 but with 19 eps this season it will air All and be cancelled in May

  • Brandy

    Justin,maybe cause it lost viewers after the pilot and after that.Just cause it rose once,dosent mean 0.4 is good or its getting renewed or a backorder or that itll keep raising in ratings or stay sready there.Shows usually loose viewers (watch in Jan and march in)& Hart is the exception to the rule.EO third episode barley had a million viewersAlmost every show to hit 0.4_0 5 or lower has been cancelled_Ringer,Hellcats,Melrose Place,Remodeled,H8tr,Life is Wild,CwNow or Online Nation,Plain Jane,18to Life,even Secret Circle had a few 0.5_0.6 at the end of the season and was cancelled.Beautiful Life premiered at 0.6 & was cancelled after two episodes.

  • Brandy

    Hart premiered at 0.8 and EmilyOwens hasnt matched its premiere 0.5 or higher..Also,0 5_0.6 is barley tolerable & “ok”,middling on CW,just goes to show how far they fallen in 3 years when 0.6_0.7 was unbearable and meant cancellation.

  • Kangarookeeper

    For those of you who think that The Voice is dropping, don’t forget that it was a results show and results show are always lower than performance shows. Even AI does poorly with their results shows. A 3.8 is an excellent rating for The Voice’s results show.

  • Brandy

    Plus,EO isnt growing out of its leadin like HoD did last year(Ringer&SC were cancelled partly for thier failure to do so too)& the fact EO hasnt gotten a backorder like Arrowand Beauty by now means it most likley wont,more scripts dosent automatclly mean more episodes(ask Life Unexpected who had 13 episodes,2 scripts ordered but remained at 13 episodes for that season).

  • Sarah

    What the hell happened to the comedies on ABC? I bet last season’s Cougar Town numbers are looking pretty good right now.

  • Jon

    Not sure what the appeal of apt 23 is around here. I have tried to watch it but it is very painful. It’s even more painful to have to listen to James Van Der Beek for a half hour is much to much. I agree Babygate, the show just isn’t funny, and I think the ratings are starting to bare that out.

  • Jon

    I think CBS might move unforgettable back into that timeslot sooner than we think. I am amazed at how low Vegas continues to drop. It’s too bad because it is a good show.

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