TV Ratings Tuesday: 'The Voice' Flat', 'NCIS' Down, 'Parenthood' Matches High, 'Take It All' Grows

Categories: '

Written By

December 12th, 2012

Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 2.6/7 2.3/6 1.6/4 1.5/4 1.3/4 0.5/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 2.0/7 1.3/4 1.4/4 1.5/5 0.9/3 0.5/1
Total Viewers (million) 8.123 14.252 3.827 3.390 4.103 1.250

NBC was the number one network in adults 18-49 while CBS was on top with total viewers.

On NBC, The Voice earned a 3.5 adults 18-49 rating, even with last week. Take It All garnered a 2.3 adults 18-49 rating up 5% from a 2.2 for last night’s premiere. Parenthood notched a 2.0, up 11% from last week's 1.8 among adults 18-49.

On CBS, NCIS earned a 2.8 among adults 18-49, down 22% from a 3.6 on November 27. NCIS: Los Angeles scored a 2.6 adults 18-49 rating down from November 27’s  2.9. Vegas garnered a 1.5 adults 18-49 rating down 6% from a 1.6 on November 27.

On ABC, Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town notched a 1.7 down 23% from a 2.2 on Thursday, December 1, 2011.  Happy Endings scored a 1.3 adults 18-49 rating, even with last week. Don't Trust the B in Apt. 23 garnered a 1.0 adults 18-49 rating, down 17% from last week's 1.2. Private Practice earned a 1.2 adults 18-49 rating, matching last week’s performance.

On FOX, Raising Hope earned a 1.7 up 21% from last week's 1.4 adults 18-49 rating. New Girl garnered a  2.0 among adults 18-49, even with last week. The Mindy Project notched a 1.4, up 8% from last week's 1.3 adults 18-49 rating.

On the CW, Hart of Dixie scored a 0.6, up 20% from last week's 0.5 adults 18-49. Muppets Christmas earned a 0.4 adults 18-49 rating, down 56% from a 0.9 on Wednesday, November 30, 2011.

Broadcast primetime ratings for December 11, 2012:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (Millions)
8:00 NBC The Voice 3.5/10 11.31
CBS NCIS 2.8/8 17.51
ABC Santa Claus is Comin' to Town - R 1.7/5 5.64
FOX Raising Hope 1.7/5 4.03
CW Hart of Dixie 0.6/2 1.42
8:30 FOX Ben and Kate - R 0.8/2 2.27
9:00 CBS NCIS: Los Angeles 2.6/7 14.97
NBC Take It All 2.3/6 7.35
FOX New Girl 2.0/5 4.24
ABC Happy Endings 1.3/3 3.28
CW A Muppets Christmas - R 0.4/1 1.08
9:30 FOX The Mindy Project 1.4/4 3.03
ABC Don't Trust the B -- 1.0/3 2.51
10:00 NBC Parenthood 2.0/6 5.71
CBS Vegas 1.5/4 10.28
ABC Private Practice 1.2/3 3.77


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," 2.5/6; CBS's "Late Show with David
> Letterman," 2.7/7; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 2.9/7; and "Jimmy
> Kimmel Live," 1.5/4.
> * In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results
> were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.8/4; "Late Show," 0.6/3;
> "Nightline," 0.8/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.
> * At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.3/5 in
> metered-market households) tied CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig
> Ferguson" (1.3/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late
> Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).
> * At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/3 in
> metered-market households and a 0.3/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25
> markets with local people meters.


Fast Affiliate Ratings: These first national ratings, including demographics, are available at approximately 11 AM (ET) the day after telecast, and are released to subscribing customers daily. These data, from the National People Meter sample, are strictly time-period information, based on the normal broadcast network feed, and include all programming on the affiliated stations, sometimes including network programming, sometimes not. The figures may include stations that did not air the entire network feed, as well as local news breaks or cutaways for local coverage or other programming. Fast Affiliate ratings are not as useful for live programs and are likely to differ significantly from the final results, because the data reflect normal broadcast feed patterns. For example, with a World Series game, Fast Affiliate Ratings would include whatever aired from 8-11PM on affiliates in the Pacific Time Zone, following the live football game, but not game coverage that begins at 5PM PT. The same would be true of Presidential debates as well as live award shows and breaking news reports.

Rating: Estimated percentage of the universe of TV households (or other specified group) tuned to a program in the average minute. Ratings are expressed as a percent.

Share (of Audience): The percent of households (or persons) using television who are tuned to a specific program, station or network in a specific area at a specific time. (See also, Rating, which represents tuning or viewing as a percent of the entire population being measured.)

Time Shifted Viewing – Program ratings for national sources are produced in three streams of data – Live, Live+Same Day (Live+SD) and Live+7 Day. Time shifted figures account for incremental viewing that takes place with DVRs. Live+Same Day (Live+SD) include viewing during the same broadcast day as the original telecast, with a cut-off of 3:00AM local time when meters transmit daily viewing to Nielsen for processing. Live+7 Day ratings include incremental viewing that takes place during the 7 days following a telecast.

For more information see Numbers 101 and Numbers 102.

  • Dan

    Well the way numbers are down for NCIS 2.8 and 2.6 is the new 3.8 and 3.6. Same with FOX shows ago, what was acceptable a few years ago is now lowered by 1.0. Where Raising Hope would likely get a 2.7 now its geting 1.7 and when New Girl would get a 3.0 its now gettng 2.0.

    NBC is the only network on Mondays and Tuesdays to reverse the trend.

  • Petar Ivanov

    NCIS LA will see series lows against the voice final.

  • Mon

    Another NCIS spin-off really?! Tuesday’s getting more boring. NCIS original is only worth watching.

  • jt

    @Ted Craig if someone offers you money would you deny them?

  • david

    Parenthood was great last night. It was so emotional too. Great to see it back up to a 2.0 again. I really hope NBC reconsiders and fives the show more episodes for this season.

  • Max Vrany

    @svpike, NCIS and NCIS:LA are new next week as well. Just so you’re aware and don’t get caught off-guard at the watercooler*

    And here’s a list of all NCIS airings: http://www.thefutoncritic.com/showatch/ncis/listings/
    Same list for NCIS:LA (hint: they’re the same as NCIS for the determinable future): http://www.thefutoncritic.com/showatch/ncis-los-angeles/listings/

    *Is there even such a thing as the “watercooler show” anymore?

  • Luke

    I love how people are ripping on NCIS and NCIS:LA “massively dropping” from last year.

    Wake up, folks: the majority of all broadcast shows are down. That said, NCISs are still at the top of the pack. No danger for a long while.

  • Monica

    WOW, for all those people complaining yesterday about Hawaii Five-o’s numbers (2.5), they aren’t looking so bad now, are they?


    Go Go Parenthood. IMO one of the best most underated series on television. I hope NBC wisely renews this for a fifth season. Its such a wonderful heartful show that more people should be watching. I absolutely ADORE THIS LITTLE SHOW. The Voice doing solid numbers. Take it All is proving to be a good size hit for NBC its no Deal or No Deal but a hit and something to wisely maybe insert in between Voice seasons.

    ABC is a mess right now. They need tons and tons of help. The comedies are flopping. IMO cancel the Apartment. Move Happy Endings back after MF.

  • Ram510

    So this shows that TNN was dragging Parenthood down. And Parenhood shows it still has some juice left, especially when paired with a decent rated lead in and with actual promos

  • Tracee

    “CBS is in trouble because they have not being able to produce any new megahit in at least 3 or 4 years. So they have nothing to replace NCiS or even CSI, that would has been canceled time ago if CBS would had been able to get anytthimg good, and not just mediocre performers.”


    I agree with you. CBS hasn’t had a blockbuster hit in a while and needs one. Their new shows this year aren’t doing well. POI from last season is doing the best from last season, H50 is definitely underperforming and not doing as well as they hoped.

  • Petar Ivanov

    @I love how people are ripping on NCIS and NCIS:LA “massively dropping” from last year.
    Wake up, folks: the majority of all broadcast shows are down.

    and you like Bill miss the trend. And te trend for some of tham is so fast, so down.

    WIll be interesting to see season to season for NCIS, NCIS LA and CM……..you will see how fast NCIS LA is dying.

  • DeanW

    NCIS will be adjusted up.

  • s0303

    happy endings, apt 23, and mindy project (plus ben and kate) should be cancelled…

    ncis has fallen quite a bit…wonder what it will get in the spring…2.3?

    what happened to muppet christmas and santa claus…both down quite a bit this year.

  • Dennis

    What the hell is going on with NCIS? It’s was a great episode with Joe Spano as T. C. Fornell. This are great episodes with Gibbs/Fornell storys…

  • pw


  • bluejays


    If a show falls – and all the other shows fall then that show is still holding its place in the pack. You always go on about trends but this year NCISLA place in the pack is similar to its place in previous years.

    The point is nearly ALL dramas on CBS (and ABC) are seriously down from last season. The new dramas are doing horribly too, except for Revolution. The season isn’t good overall for the nets. The ten pm hour is collapsing badly and only The Voice and comedies seem able to pull really big numbers anymore.

    I can’t believe that week after week we have these posts: ”Oh HFO is so down cancel it”. ”Oh NCISLA is so down, its finished.” ”Look at Criminal Minds it was huge last year, what happened?”

    Every week people comment on individual shows without looking at the overall trend, and without looking at what the other shows on the same net, in the same time slot, are doing.

  • Luke


    Doesn’t matter… LA is in its 4th season, has a (record?) high-priced syndication deal with USA, and, like most CBS shows do on a seasonal basis (a weird trend IMO), will have season-highs Jan-Feb. Talk to us when you see those numbers.

    Oh, and look at what else is on CBS. H50? Vegas? Mentalist? (painfully) TGW? BB? NY? Elementary? It ain’t going anywhere for a long while.

  • Rebecca

    I still need to watch A23 and HE, but so far I really enjoyed RH, Mindy and NG last night…great holiday episodes.

  • Freddy Arrow

    @John A

    “LMAO at those horrible ABC Comedies.”

    How are shows getting bad ratings funny? I don’t watch the shows, but I just don’t see the humor in lots of other people also making this choice.

© 2015 Tribune Digital Ventures