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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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Scoreboard NBC ABC FOX UNI CBS CW
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

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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

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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.

 

 

Fast Affiliate Ratings: These first national ratings, including demographics, are available at approximately 11 AM (ET) the day after telecast, and are released to subscribing customers daily. These data, from the National People Meter sample, are strictly time-period information, based on the normal broadcast network feed, and include all programming on the affiliated stations, sometimes including network programming, sometimes not. The figures may include stations that did not air the entire network feed, as well as local news breaks or cutaways for local coverage or other programming. Fast Affiliate ratings are not as useful for live programs and are likely to differ significantly from the final results, because the data reflect normal broadcast feed patterns. For example, with a World Series game, Fast Affiliate Ratings would include whatever aired from 8-11PM on affiliates in the Pacific Time Zone, following the live football game, but not game coverage that begins at 5PM PT. The same would be true of Presidential debates as well as live award shows and breaking news reports.

Rating: Estimated percentage of the universe of TV households (or other specified group) tuned to a program in the average minute. Ratings are expressed as a percent.

Share (of Audience): The percent of households (or persons) using television who are tuned to a specific program, station or network in a specific area at a specific time. (See also, Rating, which represents tuning or viewing as a percent of the entire population being measured.)

Time Shifted Viewing – Program ratings for national sources are produced in three streams of data – Live, Live+Same Day (Live+SD) and Live+7 Day. Time shifted figures account for incremental viewing that takes place with DVRs. Live+Same Day (Live+SD) include viewing during the same broadcast day as the original telecast, with a cut-off of 3:00AM local time when meters transmit daily viewing to Nielsen for processing. Live+7 Day ratings include incremental viewing that takes place during the 7 days following a telecast.

For more information see Numbers 101 and Numbers 102.

 
  • Tommy Mickens

    Birthday Boy, Michael wrote: Dear Ultima,

    You should really apply for a job position on this website!

    Well, at least he would’ve read the comments and fixed the posting mistake, even if he is as smug as the rest thinking TNN is “certain” cancellation when it’s obvious that it isn’t.

  • Oliver

    I don’t judge The New Normal on its gay themes, but I have to admit that the real reason I want Go On cancelled is because I really f***ing hate widows.

  • Tommy Mickens

    Ultima wrote: And if I were her, I would fix my mistake when I saw your first comment and then I would ban you when I saw your second.

    People make mistakes and they usually get fixed around here. There’s no need to be a jackass about it.

    This is why it’s good you don’t work for this site then, lol. If people were banned for being perceived to be rude, then Bill Gorman would’ve banned himself long ago, and most of the posters on the site would be gone. He set the tone for the way people act on this site, and I just play along!

    And I’m not rude, my comments are all in good fun. People that work on a site (she’s getting PAID for this, remember) need honest criticism to keep in check. No need to get all sensitive about it.

    Anyway, I doubt she’ll read either of my posts in the first place. Bill and Robert are pretty good about at least reading the first few pages of comments (and have fixed many, many mistakes that way), but I’ve rarely seen Sara post or seem to read any comments. You’d think it’d be part of her job description since many people point out easily fixable mistakes in the early comments.

  • Anthony Parello (AP076)

    I tend to think NBC should use the ratings of Whitney (even though it is a probable renewal) and Up All Night as an example of what will happen if they choose to renew another poorly rated sitcom, like The New Normal, for a second season.

  • Nikkirose

    I was still holding out hope for Smash. Now that I see the ratings continue to get even lower (who are these boobs with the nielsen boxes?!?), I officially give up. :-(

  • Anthony Parello (AP076)

    @Tommy Mickens
    “even if he is as smug as the rest thinking TNN is “certain” cancellation when it’s obvious that it isn’t.”

    Try and help me out here. When did it become smug to point out on a ratings site, where renewal/cancellation decisions are part of the daily discussion, that some shows are in fact certain to be cancelled? Especially when they then provide compelling arguments and evidence to support that prediction.
    Is it simply because they have committed the egregious crime of not agreeing with you?

  • MARTY

    tommy you ever thing that the ratings for the full hour of ncis la may have been better than new normal? i dont know if so your show was beaten by a repeat!

  • MARTY

    think sorry bad typing

  • Alan

    FOX made a huge mistake by renewing Mindy Project. NBC should renew New Normal and put it on Thursdays or Mondays.

  • bjssp

    @Ultima:

    But The Voice is up from where it was last fall. I don’t know why some people are so reluctant to look at the trajectory of a show that way, but they are and I think they are misguided to do so. It’s still way early in the new season, but if it stays where it is, it will be up from where it was in the fall. That’s not anything to sneeze at.

    Also, in its first season, it high a high of 5.7 exactly once. Excluding the first episode, which was a 5.1, it never went over 5.0, although you could argue that the constant time slot changes from week to week were the cause of that. Also still, last season, it went down almost every single week, and even when it went back up, it went right back down. This time, it’s up, although again, it’s still early.

    As for as the number of comedies and dramas it will order and how it will affect the newsmagazines, I don’t think anything in particular. My point was that I don’t think they are thinking in such static terms and that you need to consider both the fall and spring seasons, especially in light of the fact that it will almost certainly be the last season for a show like Community and a show like Parks, which may easily mean a shortened episode order, because Sundays could be wide open. (Seriously, if you are going to bring back The Apprentice, make it a summer show.) NBC could quite easily order 3 or 4 more dramas and keep the same number of comedy slots open, especially if it gives its veterans shortened final seasons.

  • pinkie

    the new normal should be renewed.it gives voice to the gay community.it is the one and only gay show in broadcast tv.why not give gays a chance to shine?

  • bjssp

    @Alan:

    I don’t think it made a mistake in renewing TMP. It pairs nicely with NG and, according to some critics, has finally found its footing. The bigger mistake Fox made is in not using a show like Idol or TXF to promote its scripted shows. Do we really, truly need two hours of both of those shows on Wednesday? I can understand the reasoning behind moving Glee to Thursdays, but it takes up another valuable piece of real estate.

    NG is getting a test run this Thursday after Idol. I’m not sure what numbers would be needed to convince Fox to air it that night or on Wednesday next season, but they should seriously consider it.

  • Tommy Mickens

    Anthony Parello wrote: @Tommy Mickens
    “even if he is as smug as the rest thinking TNN is “certain” cancellation when it’s obvious that it isn’t.”

    Try and help me out here. When did it become smug to point out on a ratings site, where renewal/cancellation decisions are part of the daily discussion, that some shows are in fact certain to be cancelled? Especially when they then provide compelling arguments and evidence to support that prediction.
    Is it simply because they have committed the egregious crime of not agreeing with you?

    The smugness is the “certain” label, and they all know it.

    Even last week, Bill Gorman said on his NBC post something like he won’t make a prediction at the moment on ANY NBC sitcom (even though he seemed to have forgotten that he left a few on “certain” to be cancelled which is a prediction, lol).

    There is compelling arguments as for why it MAY be cancelled, but honestly there’s too much hive-mind here. Bill Gorman announces it’s certain to be cancelled, so the hive mind jumps in and everyone will argue with a brick wall as to why there is NO chance at all that it could possibly be renewed.

    Obviously, what they point out is valid and good points as to why it could be cancelled. But there are also valid points as to why it may be a toss-up and *gasp*, get renewed, which I’ve been pointing out.

  • Anthony Parello (AP076)

    @Tommy Mickens
    “Bahahahaha. Read it and weep all you homophobic TNN haters!”
    ” If people were banned for being perceived to be rude, then Bill Gorman would’ve banned himself long ago, and most of the posters on the site would be gone. He set the tone for the way people act on this site, and I just play along!”

    I just went back and read this comment of yours. If you think saying something like that is in the spirit of the sarcastic comments Bill Gorman makes then you are seriously delusional.
    Calling folks who do not agree with your assessment of the renewal chances of The New Normal, homophobic is in fact deeply offensive behavior and one which they would do well to consider banning you for.
    Even if they were commenting on the quality of the show itself, that does not make them homophobic. You belittle the grave circumstances under which the use of that term should be used when you toss it around at folks who merely disagree with our about a TV show. It is just a TV show.

    And yes for the record I am gay and I too believe the show, quantitatively in terms of ratings, is more likely to be cancelled than not and that qualitatively it is well…….lacking.

  • Tommy Mickens

    PS – If Bill Gorman changes his official prediction on TNN, you can be sure the hive mind will follow along and instead of all these certain posts on its cancellation, all the sudden you’ll be seeing about-faces of “oh, well, yes, obviously it did rise for its last shows so maybe it will get renewed – the numbers might support it!”

  • Ultima

    @Tommy Mickens
    LOL, I can’t believe you’re using the excuse of “we should compare the sitcoms against the dramas”. Everyone knows the networks have niches – dramas, sitcoms, reality, etc. – and base their renewals on the best rated of each niche.

    Um, no. Networks do change their balance between dramas, sitcoms, reality, newsmagazines, etc. based on what is working both for them and overall.

    NBC likes sitcoms and always have, and it’s not like this is the first season of dismal for NBC.

    And yet the went from nine hours of sitcoms in 1997 to only four hours less than three years later. Eventually, by 2004, they cut down to only two hours of comedies and were at that level for most of last decade.

    Up until this past fall, they only had three hours of sitcoms on their schedule. It’s completely reasonable to expect that after the comedy expansion didn’t work, that they would revert back to what they were doing before.

    But what about the entire season?

    Full season numbers aren’t useful for making predictions, so most people ignore the fall ratings after a while.

    off topic – WHY does wikipedia only include total viewer numbers? So stupid. It should really be standard for them to include the demo too

    You know, anybody (including you!) could edit the pages. ;)

    they threw Go On and TNN to the wolves airing after Betty White.

    A show that had higher ratings than both Go On and The New Normal.

    Now that it’s not after Betty White anymore, it recovered.

    I’m guessing it “recovered” not because it’s not after Betty White, but because it’s after The Voice.

    You do realize that the ratings for Off Their Rockers are in line with NBC’s average, the ratings for The Voice are significantly higher than NBC’s average.

    ANY show other than The Voice could have aired at Tuesday 8pm and you would be making the exact same argument.

    they don’t dismiss a show’s good ratings just because it’s after another highly rated show.

    Nonsense. The single best example of this is Union Square. It was a top ten show overall, but couldn’t even get a back nine because of its low retention out of Seinfeld.

    Also, they’re not going to simply ignore how The New Normal did when The Voice wasn’t on. Those are the more important numbers anyways, unless you actually think it’ll have that sweet lead-in for a couple more seasons.

  • Carl

    @pinkie, TNN is for a subset of the gay community (mostly rich white gay men). I think that’s great, but I also don’t think it is doing anything that a dozen other shows haven’t already done, and if anything it just pushes people away.

  • Tommy Mickens

    Anthony Parello wrote: I just went back and read this comment of yours. If you think saying something like that is in the spirit of the sarcastic comments Bill Gorman makes then you are seriously delusional.
    Calling folks who do not agree with your assessment of the renewal chances of The New Normal, homophobic is in fact deeply offensive behavior and one which they would do well to consider banning you for.
    Even if they were commenting on the quality of the show itself, that does not make them homophobic. You belittle the grave circumstances under which the use of that term should be used when you toss it around at folks who merely disagree with our about a TV show. It is just a TV show.

    And yes for the record I am gay and I too believe the show, quantitatively in terms of ratings, is more likely to be cancelled than not and that qualitatively it is well…….lacking.

    Geez, I’m getting a lot of attention today.

    I didn’t say everyone who hates TNN is homophobic, but have you been reading all the ratings thread for weeks and weeks? Because, surely, there are some homophobic commenters on this site. I’ve seen posts here like, “Gays suck and are gross, we don’t need to be watching that on tv” etc. etc. and those same people could be reading our posts now, even if they aren’t posting.

    Also, all you have to do is go on Bill Gorman’s NBC post for this week and see which show is number ONE voted as most likely to be cancelled. Yep, The New Normal. I could see it up there, but above 1600 Penn, Up All Night and Guys With Kids? Yeah, there’s something else making that happen rather than rational people voting based on ratings…

    You’re obviously taking it as if I’m talking about every single person who doesn’t like TNN, or the people discussing it the most at this very moment. I was posting into the ether, since I’m sure there’s some homophobic people reading my posts, and I’m saying “In your face, homophobes!” for these good ratings for a gay show.

  • BigBrotherFan

    Why in the WORLD would NBC renew THE NEW NORMAL? WHY? The show was struggling to get above a 1 without the voice and was THE LOWEST RATED COMEDY FOR WEEKS ON END! Get real, people!

  • TVDude

    TNN will get canceled, either this season or next season, because if renewed, it won’t air behind The Voice and we all know how well it does without The Voice. Why bother renewing a show that has no chance of long-term success and was given a well written ending creatively? Even if Community pulls a 1.0 rating, would NBC rather have a 1.0 or a .7? Especially if Sony gives Community away for enough episodes to get 100 (like they did with Rules of Engagement on CBS).

    The “well the rest of the NBC lineup is terrible” argument doesn’t work either since almost every other show (aside from 1600 Penn) out rated TNN every time (including the might be canceled Whitney and Community). Assuming TNN get’s a downward adjustment, both Whitney and Community managed to get high 1’s ratings without being behind The Voice, so it’s hard to justify TNN’s ratings, even comparing it other shows with horrible ratings.

    —–
    So let’s look at next season. The post-Voice slot will likely go to two new sitcoms. The Wednesday block will probably disappear. Community and Parks will probably stay right where they are. Go On will probably be at 9:30pm Thursdays and new show at 9pm. Where would TNN go? Three new comedies isn’t that hard to believe.

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