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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  • Mary


    I’m the opposite. On Tues. I watch NCIS and PH while DVRing PP. I also had to DVR Covert Affairs early this morning and in the Winter will be DVRing White Collar. Oh, yeah. Leverage & Rizolli & Isles are coming up soon.

    As for Wednesday, all I have is Criminal Minds & American Horror Story.

  • ronnie

    The new normal is very awesome.i love it!!!!!!

  • TVDude

    Fox’s Tuesday line up reminds me so much of NBC’s Thursday lineup. It’s not quite as bad, but still not great.

    Then again, what would Go On and TNN’s ratings be like if Whitney and Guys with Kids aired before it instead of The Voice? At least Fox can say their comedies are holding themselves up.

    The Office looks like it is NBC’s only comedy this season that can hit above a 2.0 without The Voice’s help. Even TNN can’t seem to hit a 2.0 on a night The Voice has a 3.8. That’s two full rating points within an hour.

  • POI

    i hate the mindy project i want it to fail but kinda happy for the fan because the fans make the show and although i hate it there are many who dont.

  • Nikki

    lol at everyone so excitied about heart. Dont get used to it it wont happen to often. It that a record high for the show?? It must be if everyones so happy.. pathetic lol. On a side note good for Parenthood even though it went down since the last episode. That goes to show you what happenes when you give long breaks to a show the ratings dip. A 3 week break brought down Parenthood.. stop that NBC before you kill a great show. Dont act like the CW now, look how that works for them.

  • Nola

    Good 0,7 of HOD?how do you keep a show seen by a few viewers with a rating so low! delete all the shows that go under 1,0……

  • Anna


    Thank you! I hope HoD won’t be adjusted down.

  • eridapo

    Interesting article on Variety:


    What stood out on the article is this little tidbit:

    In Nielsen’s national sample, DVR penetration has risen to 46% this fall (from 42% a year ago), and among adults 18-49 it is up to 51%. Overall DVR playback, meanwhile, is up 8% in total viewers and 3% in adults 18-49.

    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.

  • Jarrod

    Parenthood has been smashing the demo at it’s time slot. Honestly, how stupid was NBC not to give it the full 22? It deserves a 24 episode pick-up in my opinion, but alas, they’ll put stupid Smash in it’s timeslot come Spring.

  • Jared

    Happy to see Hart of Dixie up this week. Great episode..as usual.

  • Alan

    Great for Emily Owens, hope it gets adjusted up.

  • tv#1

    It would be nice to see Go On adjusted up. I think the show is great. It is becoming one of the best comedies on TV.

    Fox’s Tuesday night comedy block is a mess. I have trouble believing that they will be going with this same line up for the rest of the season. They really should move Glee back to Tuesdays at 8.

    Finally, too bad about Happy Endings and Don’t Trust the B- in Apt 23. They are also both good comedies that deserve higher ratings.

  • Rick Wright

    New Girl has stopped being about Zooey, Schmidt is the star now. This change holds consequences for the ratings.

  • atlanta

    yay, let all these rom coms kill each other off so we can get some variety back on our tv sets….like maybe some good drama shows.

  • Jared

    The ratings for Private Practice are pathetic. What happened to Tuesdays on ABC???

  • r0ckmypants

    @TVDude – You consider a 1.6 from Raising Hope and a 1.1 from Ben & Kate “holding themselves up?”

  • Jarrod

    The CW will renew:
    -Beauty and the Beast.
    -Hart of Dixie.
    -The Vampire Diaries.

    The CW will cancel:
    -Emily Owen, M.D.
    -Gossip Girl (final season as it is).
    -The Carrie Diaries.

  • Sam

    Next season Tuesday will be NCIS night. Three of them LOL

  • Skylar James

    for ABC i’d do this:

    8pm Shark Tank
    9pm Nashville
    10pm PP

    10pm Happy Endings / Apartment 23

    8pm LMS / Malibu
    9pm DWTS

  • Mary


    As much as I like Parenthood, I wouldn’t exactly call a 1.8 to a 1.6 “smashing the demo”

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