Chalk Up Another Big Ratings Win for NBC — as a New Show and a Returning Show Both Come Through

Sep 19, 2012  •  Post A Comment

With one returning show and one new show both pulling their weight, NBC cruised to a huge win in the Tuesday night ratings. Citing Nielsen overnights, TVbytheNumbers.com reports that the Peacock Network’s talent show “The Voice” and its new comedy series “Go On” led the way.

“The Voice” was the top show of the night in the key 18-49 demo with a 4.5 average rating, followed by “Go On” with a 3.3. NBC chalked up the third-best and fourth-best numbers too, with “The New Normal” delivering a 2.2 and “Parenthood” pulling a 1.8.

“The Voice” was up 13% from the 4.0 it delivered last Tuesday, while “Go On” was down slightly from a 3.3 a week earlier.

With CBS airing all reruns and ABC putting up only a modest fight — the two-hour “20/20” special “The Greatest TV Shows of Our Time with Barbara Walters” delivered a 1.6 in 18-49 — the only real competition came from Fox. But Fox’s two-hour “So You Think You Can Dance” managed only a 1.6 average.

That left NBC well out in front in the demo for prime time overall, averaging a 3.1 rating to place ahead of Fox (1.6 average), Univision (1.5), CBS (1.5) and ABC (1.4). CBS’s lineup of reruns was strong enough for a narrow win in total viewers, where CBS averaged 8.8 million to edge NBC’s 8.7 million. Trailing were ABC (6.3 million), Fox (4.6 million) and Univision (3.6 million).


  1. only cuz they are the only network who started their season eary wait till next week they will be back in the cellar!! mark my words!!

  2. Which words would you like us to mark? ‘cuz’ and ‘eary’ are my top choices.

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