Tuesday, October 3, 2012 ratings — Two shows returned last night — Hart of Dixie and Raising Hope — while the rest of the schedule was filled with original episodes of Dancing with the Stars, Private Practice, NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles, Vegas, The Next, Ben and Kate, New Girl, The Mindy Project, Go On, The New Normal, and Parenthood.
On CBS, powerhouse NCIS drew a 3.6 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 18.5 million viewers, down by 12% in the demo. That was followed by NCIS: Los Angeles which registered a 3.1 in the demo (down 9% week-to-week) and 14.9 million.
At 10pm, it was the second installment of Vegas. That drew a 2.1 in the demo with 12.1 million viewers. This series dropped by 16% in the demo which isn’t unexpected for a second week but puts the show in unhealthy territory ratings-wise.