happy endings s3 premiere ratings TV ratings: 'Happy Endings' has modest premiere Tuesday and 'Parenthood' beats 'Vegas' in 18 49Fast National ratings for Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012

The three-network comedy logjam at 9 o’clock Tuesday night tilted toward FOX and NBC, as “New Girl” was the adults 18-49 leader among the trio and “Go On” scored the most viewers. ABC’s “Happy Endings” and “Don’t Trust the B—- in Apt. 23,” meanwhile, opened their seasons with fairly modest numbers.

CBS once again dominated the night in viewers, but NBC scored a demographic win thanks to “The Voice” and “Parenthood,” which led its drama counterparts at 10 p.m. The CW’s “Emily Owens, M.D.” dropped a good amount in its second week.

CBS scored 14.8 million viewers and a 9.4 rating/15 share in households in primetime, nearly doubling the 7.5 million and 5.0/8 for second-place ABC. NBC (7.05 million, 4.3/7) came in third. FOX brought in 4.7 million viewers and a 2.9/5 with a lineup that extended to 10:30 p.m. The CW (1.2 million, 0.9/1) trailed.

NBC led the adults 18-49 demographic with a 2.7 rating, topping CBS’ 2.5. FOX took third with a 2.1. ABC averaged 1.8 and The CW 0.4.

]]>8 p.m. CBS: “NCIS” (17.35 million viewers, 10.9/17 households)
ABC: “Dancing With the Stars: All-Stars” (12.7 million, 8.3/13)
NBC: “The Voice” (10.9 million, 6.5/10)
FOX: “Raising Hope” (4.1 million, 2.4/4)/”Ben and Kate” (3.05 million, 1.8/3)
The CW: “Hart of Dixie” (1.3 million, 0.9/1) 18-49 leader: “The Voice” (4.1) 9 p.m. CBS: “NCIS: Los Angeles” (16.25 million, 10.3/16)
NBC: “Go On” (6.4 million, 3.8/6)/”The New Normal” (4.5 million, 2.9/4)
FOX: “New Girl” (5.2 million, 3.1/5)/”The X Factor” (5.3 million, 3.3/5)
ABC: “Happy Endings” season premiere (5.9 million, 4.0/6)/”Don’t Trust the B—- in Apt. 23″ season premiere (4.3 million, 2.9/4)
The CW: “Emily Owens, M.D.” (1.1 million, 0.8/1) 18-49 leader: “NCIS: Los Angeles” and “New Girl” tied at 2.7 10 p.m. CBS: “Vegas” (10.7 million, 7.0/12)
FOX: “The X Factor” (6 million, 3.7/6 from 10 to 10:30)
NBC: “Parenthood” (4.8 million, 3.2/5)
ABC: “Private Practice” (4.6 million, 3.3/5) 18-49 leader: “The X Factor” (2.4) Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company. More ratings at Zap2it: Daily, weekly and cable