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[10/31/12 - 11:05 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: Two-Hour "The Voice" Powers NBC to Demo Victory
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for tuesday, october 30, 2012)

Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night:

NBC (10.81 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 4.0, #1) was the top demo draw on Tuesday with a special two-hour "The Voice" (12.06 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 4.6, #1) followed by the "NBC News Special: Sandy's Fury" (8.32 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.9, #3).

CBS (15.06 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.6, #2) then finished in the number two spot with originals from "NCIS" (18.33 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.4, #2), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (16.12 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.8, #4) and "Vegas" (10.74 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T7).

Next up was FOX (3.79 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.7, #3) with new episodes of "Raising Hope" (4.09 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T7), "Ben & Kate" (3.07 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T10), "New Girl" (4.81 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.3, #5) and "The Mindy Project" (3.19 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.5, #9).

Meanwhile, ABC (6.89 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.5, #4) offered up a new "Dancing with the Stars" (11.79 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.9, #6) alongside week two of "Happy Endings" (4.72 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T10) and "Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23" (3.37 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.2, #13) plus "20/20: The Perfect Storm" (4.82 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.3, #12).

And finally, originals of "Hart of Dixie" (1.38 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.6, #14) and "Emily Owens, MD" (1.01 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #15) on The CW (1.19 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #5) closed out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Dixie" delivered a 1.0 rating while "Emily" posted a 0.5 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+20.00% - Hart of Dixie
+13.33% - Vegas
+12.20% - The Voice
+6.25% - NCIS
+3.70% - NCIS: Los Angeles
0.00% - Raising Hope
0.00% - Ben & Kate
0.00% - Emily Owens, MD
-13.64% - Dancing with the Stars
-14.81% - New Girl
-21.05% - The Mindy Project (vs. 10/9/12)
-26.32% - Happy Endings
-29.41% - Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - The Voice (vs. The Biggest Loser 12)
+31.82% - NBC News Special: Sandy's Fury (vs. Parenthood)
-12.82% - NCIS
-13.64% - Dancing with the Stars (vs. Last Man Standing/Man Up!)
-14.29% - Hart of Dixie (vs. 90210)
-17.65% - NCIS: Los Angeles
-26.09% - Vegas (vs. Unforgettable)
-34.29% - New Girl
-35.00% - 20/20: The Perfect Storm (vs. Body of Proof)
-40.00% - The Mindy Project (vs. Raising Hope)
-41.38% - Raising Hope (vs. Glee)
-50.00% - Happy Endings (vs Dancing With the Stars)
-51.72% - Ben & Kate (vs. Glee)
-57.14% - Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 (vs. Dancing With the Stars)
-62.50% - Emily Owens, MD (vs. Ringer)

In late-night metered market ratings (via NBC's press release):

* In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 3.1/8; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 3.0/8; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.1/7; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.7/5.

* In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 1.0/5; "Late Show," 0.6/3; "Nightline," 1.0/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3.

* At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.5/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.4/5). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49) beat "Late Late Show" (0.4/3).

* At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.9/4 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (11/1/11):

CBS (15.41 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.2, #1) held onto the top spot on Tuesday thanks to fresh installments of "NCIS" (19.38 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.9, #1), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (15.59 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.4, #3) and "Unforgettable" (11.27 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.3, #T8).

FOX (6.97 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.0, #2) then claimed the silver with the return of "Glee" (7.43 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.9, #4), a season low; "New Girl" (7.53 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 3.5, #2), a series low; and "Raising Hope" (5.49 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 2.5, #7).

Next up was ABC (11.04 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.3, #T3) wiht new episodes of "Last Man Standing" (9.30 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.6, #6), "Man Up!" (6.41 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.8, #12), "Dancing With the Stars" (15.21 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.8, #5) and "Body of Proof" (10.06 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.0, #11).

Meanwhile, NBC (6.02 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.3, #T3) offered up new episodes of "The Biggest Loser 12" (6.38 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 2.3, #T8) and "Parenthood" (5.29 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 2.2, #10).

And finally, new episodes of "90210" (1.50 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.7, #14) and "Ringer" (1.80 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.8, #13) on The CW (1.65 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #5) rounded out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "90210" delivered a 1.2 rating while "Ringer" posted a 1.2 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+21.05% - The Biggest Loser 12
+12.00% - Dancing With the Stars
+10.00% - Parenthood (vs. 10/18/11)
+5.26% - Body of Proof
0.00% - 90210 (vs. 10/18/11)
0.00% - Ringer (vs. 10/18/11)
-2.50% - NCIS
-5.26% - Man Up!
-7.14% - Last Man Standing
-8.00% - Unforgettable
-8.11% - NCIS: Los Angeles
-13.79% - Raising Hope (vs. 10/4/11)
-17.14% - Glee (vs. 10/4/11)
-18.60% - New Girl (vs. 10/4/11)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+250.00% - New Girl (vs. FOX News Special)
+150.00% - Raising Hope (vs. FOX News Special)
+76.92% - Unforgettable (vs. CBS News Special)
+69.57% - NCIS
+52.63% - Glee
+41.67% - NCIS: Los Angeles
+22.22% - Parenthood (vs. NBC News Special)
+17.65% - Body of Proof (vs. ABC News Special)
+16.67% - Dancing With the Stars (vs. Dancing With the Stars/ABC News Special)
+9.52% - The Biggest Loser 12 (vs. The Biggest Loser/NBC News Special)
-11.11% - Ringer (vs. Life Unexpected)
-16.13% - Last Man Standing (vs. Dancing With the Stars)
-30.00% - 90210 (vs. One Tree Hill)
-41.94% - Man Up! (vs. Dancing With the Stars)

In late-night metered market ratings (via NBC's press release):

In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 3.0/8; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.7/7; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.6/9; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.9/6.

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 1.0/5; "Late Show," 0.7/3; "Nightline," 1.2/5; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/4.

At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.4/5 in metered-market households) tied CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.4/5). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.4/3).

At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.9/4 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.4/4 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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