TV Ratings Tuesday: 'The Voice' Soars, 'The New Normal' Rises, 'Dancing With the Stars', 'Smash' & 'The Mindy Project' Down

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April 3rd, 2013

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Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 2.3/7 1.7/5 1.6/5 1.6/5 1.4/4 0.2/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 1.8/6 1.0/3 1.6/5 1.5/5 0.8/3 0.2/1
Total Viewers (million) 6.981 9.331 3.727 3.812 9.544 0.690


NBC was the number one network in adults 18-49 while CBS was on top with total viewers.

On NBC, The Voice notched a 4.3 adults 18-49 rating, up 5 percent from last week’s 4.1. Your predictions were  about right. The New Normal scored a 1.9 at 9PM matching Go On’s performance in the time period last week. At 9:30, the season (and perhaps series) finale of The New Normal garnered a 1.4 adults 18-49 rating, up 8 percent from last week’s 1.3. Smash earned a 0.9 down 10 percent from last week's 1.0 adults 18-49 rating.

On ABC, Splash garnered a series low 1.4 down 18 percent from last week's 1.7 adults 18-49 rating. Dancing With The Stars  earned a 2.2 adults 18-49 rating, down 8 percent from last week’s  2.4. Body of Proof scored a 1.5 down 6 percent from last week's 1.6 adults 18-49 rating.

On FOX, Hell’s Kitchen scored a 1.9  down 5 percent from last week's 2.0 adults 18-49 rating. The Mindy Project garnered a 1.4 down 7 percent from last week's 1.5 adults 18-49 rating.

On CBS, Golden Boy earned a 1.3 down 7 percent from last week's 1.4 adults 18-49 rating, for its lowest rated Tuesday yet. It scored a 1.0 in its sole Friday airing.

Broadcast primetime ratings for April 2, 2013

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (Millions)
8:00 NBC The Voice 4.3/13 13.61
FOX Hell's Kitchen 1.9/6 4.74
CBS NCIS - R 1.4/4 10.88
ABC Splash 1.4/4 5.71
CW Hart of Dixie - R 0.3/1 0.75
9:00 ABC Dancing With the Stars 2.2/6 13.60
NBC The New Normal 1.9/5 4.97
CBS NCIS: Los Angeles - R 1.6/4 10.02
FOX New Girl - R 1.3/4 2.75
CW Beauty and the Beast - R  0.2/0  0.63
9:30 NBC The New Normal - Season Finale 1.4/4 3.56
FOX The Mindy Project 1.4/4 2.68
10:00 ABC Body of Proof 1.5/4 8.68
CBS Golden Boy 1.3/4 7.73
NBC Smash 0.9/3 3.07

via press note:


In Late-Night Metered Markets Tuesday night:
  • In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 2.5/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.3/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.3/6.
  • In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 Wednesday results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 0.7/4; "Late Show," 0.4/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.8/4.
  • From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET Wednesday night, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.2/4 in metered-market households and a 0.3/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.
  • From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.4/5 in metered-market households) tied CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.1/4 with an encore). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49) tied "Late Late Show" (0.2/2 with an encore).
  • At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/3 in metered-market households and a 0.3/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.



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  • CrimTV

    Well The New Normal gets the same lead-out rating as Go On but I guess it will be adjusted down due to overrun? :(

  • BigBrotherFan

    spot on about GOLDEN BOY AND BOP LOL

  • Oliver

    So anything NBC airs after The Voice will get a 1.0 boost in 18-49

  • Hatim

    the voice! and looks like it had the same effect on the new normal as go on

  • Mark

    Excellent news for TNN. I think the show has guaranteed itself a second season.

  • Alan

    Wow The voice I think it will hold above the 4 for a while!!!Splash is getting worse

  • Ash

    Damn. DWTS skews old. Almost same amount of viewers as The Voice and 2 demo points lower. Quick question. Were these numbers for The Voice up from last Tuesday?

  • American

    Good for Voice, yeah TNN! Still, renewal’s doubtful.

  • Elliot

    The New Normal demo is kinda indicative that all it needs is a proper before it. I’m expecting NBC to pick it up for a (shorter) second season any moment now.

  • CrimTV

    I think NBC will surprise and renew The New Normal. Why would they air it after The Voice if they had given up on the show?

  • Samunto

    I said it. 4.3!
    And there’s no way that BoP isn’t getting renewed!

  • Michael Rae

    If The New Normal gets a renewal, it might have 13 episodes for second season like Up All Night and Whitney

  • Sergio

    Seriously do you think TNN will be renewed? horrible numbers.. I think it will eat by the bear soon..

  • k:Alex

    End of The New Normal, this lead in was too good for such bad ratings, and I like TNN.

  • john

    The New Normal fell all the way to a 1.4. Excellent news? HARDLY.

  • martin

    hope Smash goes up

  • Lee

    The New Normal is still likely to be cancelled

    Look at the 2nd episode it lost half a ratings point on the 1st one, obviously a a few people didn’t change the channel from the Voice until the New Normal had already started

  • Kyle R

    NBC would be incredibly stupid to renew The New Normal. Any show, literally any show on NBC could get those ratings or higher if aired after The Voice against mostly repeats.

  • Tom

    The New Normal – 1.9

    Yeah, it’s gonna lose two (or even three) tenths in the finals, but if NBC is fishing for a reason to renew, there you go.

    I’d said it before, but The New Normal is THE candidate for a surprise renewal. It may not make business sense in the least, but it (sort of) makes development sense, and that may be enough for NBC to give it 13 episodes next year.

  • Adam

    As someone who works on TV, I don’t understand why NBC didn’t ask for these two episodes to be re-edited as one, so that they could count the demos as one single episode as well. They put so many commercials from the first to the second, making it really clear that we (the audience) were watching two different episodes, that in the end it was like a back-to-back, which implied the risk of losing some audience in the way, as it happened. Nevertheless, the ratings for both episodes are still more than OK for NBC standards. As someone said, all these show needed is better love and protection. NBC protected Go On (big commercials, interviews everywhere) and forgot TNN. Now they’re probably regretting it.

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