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Tuesday TV Show Ratings: Happy Endings, Don’t Trust the B, Emily Owens MD, New Normal, Vegas, Go On

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 ratings — Season premieres: Happy Endings and Don’t Trust the B in Apartment 23. New episodes: The Voice, NCIS, Dancing with the Stars, Raising Hope, Ben and Kate, Hart of Dixie, NCIS: Los Angeles, New Girl, Go On, The New Normal, The X Factor, Parenthood, Vegas, Private Practice, and Emily Owens, MD.

On NBC, The Voice had the best demo of the night, registering a 4.1 rating with 10.9 million viewers. Week-to-week, the demo was down by 11%. Go On drew a 2.5 rating (-4%) with 6.4 million and The New Normal garnered a 1.8 rating (-10%) with 4.5 million. Parenthood capped the night with a 1.9 rating (-5%) and 4.8 million viewers.

On CBS, there were also a lot of declines. NCIS attracted a 3.2 demo rating (-6% episode-to-episode change) with 17.4 million viewers. NCIS: Los Angeles followed with a 2.7 rating (-10%) and 16.3 million — tying New Girl in the demo. Vegas, which was give a full season order yesterday, attracted a meager 1.5 rating (-25%) with 10.7 million viewers.

On ABC, Dancing with the Stars grew by 10% in the demo to a 2.2 rating with 12.7 million viewers.

At 9pm, it was the season premiere of Happy Endings with a 1.9 demo rating and 5.9 million viewers. Compared to last season’s debut, the sitcom was down by 39% in the demo (vs a 3.1 rating) and down by 18% in viewership (vs 7.3 million).

The season premiere of Don’t Trust the B in Apartment 23 drew a 1.7 demo rating and 4.3 million viewers. Compared to last season’s debut, the sitcom was down by 41% in the demo (vs a 2.9 rating) and down by 38% in viewership (vs 6.9 million).

The network’s surely not regretting the recent decision to end Private Practice. The medical spin-off drew a 1.9 rating (-13%) with 4.6 million viewers.

On FOX, it was an unusual night with two-and-a-half hours of primetime programming. Raising Hope held steady with a 1.7 rating and 4.1 million viewers. Ben and Kate attracted a 1.4 rating (+17%) with 3.1 million and New Girl drew a 2.7 rating (0% change) with 5.2 million. The special night of X Factor garnered a 2.1 rating (-9% change compared to last Wednesday’s) with 5.6 million.

And on The CW, Hart of Dixie drew a 0.5 rating (-17%) with 1.3 million. In its second week, Emily Owens, MD attracted a 0.3 rating — down a whopping 40% — with 1.1 million.

What do you think? Why were so many shows down last night? Do you think Happy Endings or Don’t Trust the B are in trouble? How about Emily Owens? What were you watching last night?

 

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Sonya October 25, 2012 at 10:02 pm

Not surprised at all that Emily Owens, MD is down in the ratings. Nothing from the pilot could persuade me to tune in for week two. I couldn’t even finish 10 minutes of the pilot. It is a horrible replacement for shows on the CW Network like Ringer and The Secret Circle. The only sure bet CW has in it’s fall lineup is Arrow. It’s really sad that the network can’t get it together and keep the good shows on that viewers ACTUALLY want to watch. This is one show that will not make it a full season.

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Fred W October 24, 2012 at 8:59 pm

I think Emily Owens is for very young teens. I thought the pilot was terrible. It should be cancelled.

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Mari October 24, 2012 at 6:27 pm

I love the new show, Emily Owens MD! Unfortunately, I can only watch it at Hulu.com. I think it’s the best new show this season. I think it appeals to all audiences. I’m surprised the ratings aren’t higher. I think they need to advertise this show a lot more than they do. It wasn’t until recently that I started hearing about the show on the radio. We need more shows like this… and less shows like Grey’s Anatomy.

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