Tuesday Final Ratings: 'The Voice' & 'The Mindy Project' Adjusted Up; 'Happy Endings' & 'Take It All' Adjusted Down

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December 12th, 2012

The Voice and The Mindy Project were each adjusted up a tenth while Happy Endings and Take It All were each adjusted down a tenth among adults 18-49  versus the preliminary Tuesday broadcast ratings.


Broadcast primetime final ratings for Tuesday:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (Millions)
8:00 NBC The Voice (8-9:01PM) 3.6/10 11.52
CBS NCIS 2.8/8 17.65
ABC Santa Claus is Comin' to Town - R 1.7/5 5.61
FOX Raising Hope 1.7/5 4.03
CW Hart of Dixie 0.6/2 1.41
8:30 FOX Ben and Kate - R 0.8/2 2.19
9:00 CBS NCIS: Los Angeles 2.6/7 15.12
NBC Take It All (9:01-10:01PM) 2.2/6 7.18
FOX New Girl 2.0/5 4.18
ABC Happy Endings 1.2/3 3.22
CW A Muppets Christmas - R 0.4/1 1.06
9:30 FOX The Mindy Project 1.5/5 3.07
ABC Don't Trust the B -- 1.0/3 2.49
10:00 NBC Parenthood (10:01-11) 2.0/6 5.73
CBS Vegas 1.5/4 10.33
ABC Private Practice 1.2/4 3.87


Nielsen TV Ratings Data: ©2012 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

  • John A

    And nobody is hating just pointing out these shows are complete flops.


    Not sounding old here, but what does ROFL mean?

  • JoeRobby

    Also, even though “Happy Endings” is struggling, it is clear that there is a consistent fan base. With Santa as the lead-in, the numbers were very similar to previous weeks with DWTS as lead-in (and DWTS has much higher numbers). While not exactly high ratings, it does say something about consistency in viewership. Two examples: 1.8 and 6.89 (Shark Tank – Dec 4th), 2.0 and 13.01 (DWTS – Nov 20th), 1.8 and 5.61 (Santa Claus).

    Side note: fascinating how much higher the total viewership is for DWTS, even though 18-49 is the same for all three shows. I don’t know how to interpret that.

  • Nick

    @ The Old Man ROFL means Rolling On the Floor Laughing

  • JoeRobby

    “Arrested Development,” “My So-Called Life,” and “Samantha Who?” were also flops. Ratings have little to do with longevity (in the sense of whether or not people remember a show) past a show’s death. Quality usually has more to do with that. Given critical acclaim and support at ABC, I’d beg the point that “Happy Endings” is quality comedy even if people are considering it a “flop.”

  • DKD

    I’m just not seeing The Mindy Project going past this season, no matter how badly Fox is doing this season.

  • SJ

    I don’t get all the Happy Endings hate. Sure it’s doing horribly, but way to kick it while it’s down. My guess is that it will see a fourth season, although I bet it won’t be on ABC. Apartment 23 will just be lucky to get to air all the episodes that were produced.

  • rob60990

    I watched Take it All again last night since there was nothing else on. The only thing turning me off from this show are the contestants. I mean you go a whole show wondering if you will win anything only to get greedy at the end and try to win everything. I mean 3 prizes plus cash isn’t enough? I’ll admit I can be a risk taker too but stuff like this turned me off Deal or No Deal after a while.

  • John A

    Nah if the show was that good it wouldnt be sinking that much. It started the season with a 2.0 i think and now at a 1.2 that is pathetic.

  • John A

    Surely it has a audience after 3 seasons but doesnt appear too.

  • JC

    Time to put Dont Trust the B out of its misery. I really liked the show last season, but this season has been an abomination and I’ll keep watching it because it is on, but they need to pull the plug so I’ll stop watching and stop being disappointed.

  • The Rookie

    Talking about quality flops, how about Better of Ted and Andy Ritcher controls the universe? Two cult and cool shows.

  • Joe

    No down adjustment for Hart of Dixie :D
    If it stays like this it will definitely get renewed over BatB :D

  • David Howell

    Someone is going to be taking a serious hit on Happy Endings. The only question is whether it’s ABC by cancelling it on about 60 episodes, or Sony by literally giving away a season and change to get it to syndication.

    If Take It All can get anywhere near those numbers tonight with no Voice lead-in, it’s an absolute lock for a return. Not sure how White Elephant: The Game Show can play outside of December, but I suspect we may be finding out at this rate. Interestingly, the game show fandom reacted overwhelmingly negatively to the endgame, and anticipated a huge drop-off last night in the ratings…

  • Tyler


    What do you mean no DVR lift? The show got a 45% lift in the last L+7. I get that it’s your schtick to hate on the show (why? I have no idea), but at least know what you’re talking about.

  • ToXiX

    Abc & Fox may as well throw in the towel on Tuesday’s.

  • cass rowland

    abc is lucky that there wendesday friday comides are doing well because tuesday is just a disaster

  • SJ


    Actually, they’re mixing up seasons 1 and 2 this fall, as six episodes from last season didn’t get to air when they were supposed to. All the storylines revolving around JVDB and Dancing with the Stars are from season 1 and they are a bore. Season 2 episodes are better.

  • Kyle7

    @JoeRobby: I’ve never fully understood it either. I think it’s in part because those people care too much about relatively unimportant things. There may also be a sense of betrayal if they’re told something is good and they don’t like it, where they feel the need to continually trash the work they didn’t like to make themselves feel better about not liking it. The fact that society seems to encourage a bipolar view of things, where something’s either the greatest thing or the worst thing ever with no middle ground, probably factors into it as well.

  • rob60990

    Percentages in DVR are useless. For example a few weeks ago, Nikita would rise from a .2 to a .4 which is 100%. The last DVR ratings for Happy Endings went from a 1.1 to a 1.6 so it didn’t crack a 2.0 in DVR. Heck even a 1.6 for Live plus Same Day is atrocious.

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