urx unit loader TV ratings: 'NCIS' stays on top Tuesday as 'The Mindy Project' and new shows dip
ncis la recruit ratings TV ratings: 'NCIS' stays on top Tuesday as 'The Mindy Project' and new shows dipFast National ratings for Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012

CBS stayed on top of the ratings Tuesday night as “NCIS” and “NCIS: Los Angeles” turned in strong performances. New series “Vegas” fell some from its premiere but remained in the lead at 10 o’clock as well.

NBC’s comedies “Go On” and “The New Normal” both dropped without “The Voice” — which aired a recap episode — providing as strong a lead-in as usual. At FOX, “New Girl” was even with its premiere last week, but new comedies “Ben and Kate” and “The Mindy Project” both fell and “Raising Hope” premiered to pretty modest numbers.

The CW’s first premiere of the season, “Hart of Dixie,” opened slightly below its series premiere last year in viewers but matched its debut numbers with the network’s target audience of adults 18-34.

CBS dominated the total-viewer race Tuesday, averaging 15.15 million viewers and a 9.4 rating/15 share in households. ABC (8.7 million, 6.0/9) was the best of the rest, leading NBC (6 million, 3.9/6) by 2.7 million people. FOX (4 million, 2.4/4) came in fourth. The CW averaged 1.1 million viewers and a 0.7/1.

CBS also led the adults 18-49 demographic with a 2.9 rating, although the margin wasn’t as big. NBC took second in the demo with a 2.2, topping FOX’s 2.0. ABC posted a 1.7 and The CW a 0.5.

]]>8 p.m. CBS: “NCIS” (18.5 million viewers, 11.4/18 households)
NBC: “The Voice” recap (8.22 million, 5.2/8)
ABC: “Dancing With the Stars” results (8.21 million, 5.7/9)
FOX: “Raising Hope” season premiere (3.9 million, 2.4/4)/”Ben and Kate” (3.25 million, 2.0/3)
The CW: “Hart of Dixie” season premiere (1.5 million, 1.0/2) 18-49 leader: “NCIS” (3.6) 9 p.m. CBS: “NCIS: Los Angeles” (14.9 million, 9.2/14)
ABC: “Dancing With the Stars” results (11.8 million, 7.9/12)
NBC: “Go On” (6 million, 3.7/6)/”The New Normal” (4.6 million, 3.0/5)
FOX: “New Girl” (5.1 million, 3.1/5)/”The Mindy Project” (3.75 million, 2.3/3)
The CW: “The Next” (655,000, 0.5/1) 18-49 leader: “NCIS: Los Angeles” (3.1) 10 p.m. CBS: “Vegas” (12.1 million, 7.6/13)
ABC: “Private Practice” (6.1 million, 4.4/7)
NBC: “Parenthood” (4.5 million, 3.0/5) 18-49 leader: “Vegas” (2.1) 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