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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  • Starship

    No, it doesn’t. 90210 has reached it’s syndication number of episodes, so if they don’t have place for it on next year’s schedule they can always give it a final 13 episode send off mid-season like they did with One Tree Hill. If the CW has to choose between BatB and HoD at the end of the season, it’s quite obvious they’ll go for the consistent performer which is closer to syndication; however I can see both getting renewed if BatB doesn’t fail miserably in the Spring.

  • Dave

    Delighted for Dixie, just hope there is no adjustment down.

  • ash

    “Not really surprising considering the 4.1 lead-in. NBC is wasting this timeslot.”

    even with a voice lead in new girl was easily beating go on but this week a 2.2 for new girl is way down …

  • Hmm

    Tuesday’s 10pm ratings make Monday’s looking fabulous

  • Nancy

    Tiny Yay for Mindy it was a great episode last night too.

  • eridapo

    @ RJ…

    Thanks for the reminder.

  • POI

    Good for HOD now i think its gonna get renewed

  • mula

    ABC really has to keep DWTS to only 1 cycle a year. if they try to do another cycle in the winter, they’ll definitely regret it

  • Dan S

    If anyone is going to blink 1st @ 9pm it’ll be ABC. They just can’t compete & needs to schedule a drama there or even Shark Tank. The only other night for them to expand comedies is on Fri. Hate to see Apt 23 getting its clock cleaned for what is a very funny show.

  • LT

    Terrible night of ratings. Wonder what happened?

  • Dennis

    Why NCIS is “so bad” ???

  • Nick

    Private Practice? What in the hell? NBC comedies and Parenthood fairly steady . . . wish PH could hit a 2.0 again!

  • Clarke

    I’m an avid TV watcher but I do not have any interest in ANY of the Tuesday night shows on network TV. Does anyone else feel the same way? I can honestly say I have never watched a full episode of any of these shows.

    Wednesdays on the other hand is a night of too many shows I like. I watch, The Middle, Neighbours, GWK, Criminal Minds, CSI, Survivor and XFactor. Even my DVR can’t handle the amount of shows I watch on Wednesdays.

    I wonder why SO many shows I like are on Wednesday but NONE are on Tuesday…am I the only one?

  • bluejays

    Sad to see New Girl lower again, love that show.

    NBC takes ten pm again, who’d have thunk it, and without a massive lead in.

    How old is Vegas skewing??? I mean over ten million viewers but only a 1.6 demo.

    NCIS LA stays down, would have thought it might rebound this week, it’s actually not doing as well as POI now, and it has way weaker competition.

    I have no words for apt 23!!

  • Holly


    Hart Of Dixie is the highest rated CW show (non-supernatural).

    Is Arrow actually supernatural? I know the source material included characters with super-human capabilities, but I don’t think this show has brought any of that in, at least not yet. And while though the genetic-experiement-gone-bad premise could classify Beauty and the Beast as sci-fi, I don’t think it is supernatural either.

  • vcoolwater


    Both Hart of Dixie and Beatuy and The Beast are stable right now. Both shows are in 0.5-0.7 range. Why is it a foregone conclusion that Hart of Dixie will be renewed over Beatuy and The Beast?

    We don’t know what is in CW’s minds. Hart of Dixie is still a toss up and will have to fight for a slot next year.

  • Jarrod

    ABC has been pulling shows for weeks and the putting them back and then pulling them and putting them back. Honestly, their shows have been airing inconsistently to the point that nobody has any clue when they’re on. I will admit that PP ratings don’t surprise after the news of it’s upcoming ending, but last nights episode was actually atrocious, so I can also see why it continued to spiral down.

  • Emery Jason

    My suggestion for ABC: Move Nashville to 9pm Tueday, and move HE/Apt23 to 10pm Wednesday after Suburgatory

  • Dave


    HOD 8:00 – 0.7 / 1,797
    8:30 – 0.6 / 1,567

  • Barbie

    Vegas is going buhbye real soon. Maybe they should get Hawaii Five-0 to pair up with the NCISs…

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