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[10/17/12 - 08:46 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Voice," NBC News Dominate the Night
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for tuesday, october 16, 2012)

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

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Due to the live Presidential Debate coverage, Fast Nationals for ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC are approximate.]

NBC (12.13 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.7, #1) overshadowed the competition on Tuesday with its mix of "The Voice" (12.08 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 4.6, #2), "NBC News Special" (12.69 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.0, #1) and "Debate Analysis" (10.56 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 4.0, #3).

ABC (11.53 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.5, #2) then took home a distant second place with its lineup of "Dancing with the Stars" (12.69 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.1, #7), "ABC News Special" (11.54 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.9, #4) and "Debate Analysis" (9.20 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.4, #5).

Next up was CBS (8.23 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.9, #3) with a repeat of "NCIS: Los Angeles" (8.15 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.4, #12) followed by its "CBS News Special" (8.66 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.3, #6) and "Debate Analysis" (7.10 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.9, #8).

Meanwhile, FOX (4.01 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.6, #4) offered up new episodes of "Raising Hope" (4.28 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T9) and "Ben & Kate" (2.91 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.2, #13) alongside "FOX News Special" (4.34 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T9) and "Debate Analysis" (3.83 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.5, #11).

And finally, a new "Hart of Dixie" (1.32 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.6, #14) lead into the debut of "Emily Owens, MD" (1.69 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.5, #15) on The CW (1.51 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #5). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Dixie" delivered a 0.9 rating while "Emily" posted a 0.8 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - Hart of Dixie
+4.55% - The Voice
0.00% - Dancing with the Stars
-5.56% - Raising Hope
-20.00% - Raising Hope

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+142.11% - The Voice (vs. The Biggest Loser 12)
-14.29% - Hart of Dixie (vs. 90210)
-19.23% - Dancing with the Stars
-37.50% - Emily Owens, MD (vs. Ringer)
-52.78% - Raising Hope (vs. The X Factor)
-66.67% - Ben & Kate (vs. The X Factor)

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," 2.6/6 with an encore telecast; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.1/5 with an encore; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.6/8; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.8/5.

* In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.9/4 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.6/3 with an encore; "Nightline," 1.4/5; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/4.

* At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.4/5 in metered-market households with an encore) beat CBS's first-run "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.1/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/4 in 18-49 with an encore) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).

* At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.9/4 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.4/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (10/18/11):

FOX (10.15 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.8, #1) was the network to beat on Tuesday thanks to special editions of "The X Factor" (9.94 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 3.6, #3) and a second "The X Factor" (10.35 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 4.0, #1).

CBS (15.41 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.2, #2) then claimed the silver with its lineup of "NCIS" (19.01 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.8, #2), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (15.33 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.3, #4) and "Unforgettable" (11.87 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.5, #7).

Next up was ABC (10.68 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.4, #3) with week two of "Last Man Standing" (10.20 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 3.0, #5) followed by the premiere of "Man Up!" (7.80 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 2.4, #8) and fresh installments of "Dancing With the Stars" (13.55 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.6, #6) and "Body of Proof" (9.50 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T10).

Meanwhile, NBC (5.09 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.9, #4) offered up new episodes of "The Biggest Loser 12" (5.15 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T10) and "Parenthood" (4.97 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 2.0, #9).

And finally, new episodes of "90210" (1.44 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.7, #13) and "Ringer" (1.79 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.8, #12) on The CW (1.62 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #5) closed out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "90210" delivered a 1.2 rating while "Ringer" posted a 1.1 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+16.67% - 90210
+8.70% - Unforgettable
0.00% - NCIS: Los Angeles
0.00% - Ringer
0.00% - Body of Proof
-2.56% - NCIS
-4.76% - Parenthood
-5.00% - The Biggest Loser 12
-9.09% - Last Man Standing
-18.75% - Dancing With the Stars

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+36.36% - Last Man Standing (vs. No Ordinary Family)
+14.29% - Ringer (vs. Life Unexpected)
+9.09% - Man Up! (vs. No Ordinary Family)
+5.26% - Parenthood
0.00% - Body of Proof (vs. Detroit 187)
-3.85% - Unforgettable (vs. The Good Wife)
-9.52% - NCIS
-15.38% - NCIS: Los Angeles
-16.13% - Dancing With the Stars
-24.00% - The Biggest Loser 12
-30.00% - 90210 (vs. One Tree Hill)

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," 2.8/7 with an encore telecast; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.5/6 with an encore; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.4/8; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.5/5 with an encore.

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.9/4 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.8/4 with an encore; "Nightline," 1.1/5; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3 with an encore.

At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.3/5 in metered-market households with an encore) tied CBS's first-run "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 with an encore) tied "Late Late Show" (0.5/3).

At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/4 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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