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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.

 
  • BigBrotherFan

    Carl

    What self respcting gay person would watch this crap?

    TheY basically show all gay was men drama loving, attention seeking, feminine, cry baby, emotionally crazy, wine loving, WEST HOLLYOOD LOVING, clothing obsessed men STEREOTYPES all around with this show!

    I’m *sure* there are gays who aren’t into FASHION and don’t live in WEHO or NYC…heck I know most of them!

  • Ultima

    @bjssp
    But The Voice is up from where it was last fall.

    I don’t recall saying it wasn’t. It is down from last year, however (although that could change over the course of the next month or so, we’ll see).

    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

    How does next spring’s schedule have anything to do with what NBC will renew in May?

    NBC isn’t going to be able to start its midseason Sunday lineup until the second weekend of March, so it’s unlikely they’ll schedule any returning scripted programming on the night.

    Additionally, most of their midseason programming will be new shows which can take advantage of promotion during the Olympics.

    It’s very likely that all of their renewed scripted programming will be on their fall schedule. Subsequently, I think a Fall 2012 to Fall 2013 or a Spring 2012 to Fall 2013 comparision is very appropriate in this case.

  • Melissa

    The 5’s and 6’s that The Voice notched in the beginning of its second season certainly were the result of a Super Bowl boost. Yes, The Voice’s first season saw the first two episodes above 5.0, but the show dipped into the 4’s and 3’s for the rest of the season. Season one’s average without the first two episodes was 4.35, and that season ended with a 3.7.

    It’s likely that without premiering after the Super Bowl, The Voice would’ve began its second season with numbers similar to the majority of season one. Why would the second season be pulling series highs in the 6’s after a first season that for the most part stayed in the low-mid 4’s? It was the Super Bowl boost.

    After all, when it finally went below 5.0, it trickled downwards for the rest of the season, and perked up only for the finale. Also, aside from the finale, the Tuesday episodes of season two never even cracked a 3.6!

    Following the downward trajectory in season two, there was no reason to believe season three would do better, but it did! The Monday episodes of season three were higher than the post-Super Bowl boost Monday episodes of season two, and the season three Tuesday episodes were significantly above the season three Tuesday episodes.

    Then, The Voice premiered its fourth season up double digits from the prior premiere, and as of now, is up versus season three. I remember many people said this current season would be significantly down versus season three, but the recent ratings say otherwise.

  • Richard Steven Hack

    Body of Proof still groping for ratings by using sex in huge doses. :-)

    Now they’ve shipped Mark Valley’s boring male partner off to the weeds and shipped in the Latina hottie from Spartacus to be the new young sex symbol on the show – Dana is in her fifties and Jeri is in her forties – not that it matters in her case as last week proved. :-)

    Desperate for ratings much? :-)

    The episode wasn’t bad. I have to give the writers credit for coming up with weird medical issues with a twist. Last night they start out with a “zombie apocalypse” – cribbing from “The Walking Dead” and wishing they had ratings anywhere near! :-) – which instead turned into a serial killer. Not the most plausible serial killer in history, I suspect, though. :-)

    If they don’t get back up to near 2.0, I still think the show is doomed. And so far the episode plots have been…well, almost ridiculous.

  • Melissa

    Correction: When I said “and the season three Tuesday episodes were significantly above the season three Tuesday episodes”, I meant “and the season three Tuesday episodes were significantly above the season two Tuesday episodes.”

  • BigBrotherFan

    Richard Steven Hack

    DUDE, JERI RYAN IS A MAJOR COUGAR! C`mon!

  • Tommy Mickens

    Ultima wrote: 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.

    Now see, this is interesting.

    So, I don’t keep up with that stuff as well as you, but here’s what I’d like to know then – If they kept the same hours and if they cut back hours for comedies next fall, how many comedies are they looking at renewing in any case? This is what really matters, because there’s a hierarchy. It goes:

    P&R (renewed)
    Community
    TNN/Whitney/Go On (with the edge to Go On)
    The rest

    What’s the least number they may renew? What’s the most they may renew? If they renew five or more, I see TNN as a lock. If they renew four, I think the fourth spot is between Whitney and TNN but I still think TNN would beat Whitney out. If they only renew three, then I do agree that TNN is probably done, but it sounds surprising to me that they’d only renew three. And of course, this is also contingent on whether or not other sitcoms still airing rise or flop hard in the rest of their runs.

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

    You say this, but not really, because people edit it back. For some reason, it’s become the *standard* for tv articles that only the total viewers are noted for episodes, which here at this site we all know is pretty stupid. So if anyone tries to edit demo info in, there’s a very good chance others would edit it right back out as not *standard* for the article.

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

    Betty White also had a very different viewing audience, which is why the other shows both sank after it.

    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.

    Then explain to me one thing you haven’t explained yet:

    Why then, did NBC put the last three New Normals on in its BEST primetime real estate? And not only that, for its last two, it even took Go On off the schedule so that TNN could air right after?

    I haven’t heard an explanation from you for that yet.

  • zth

    @Melissa who said:
    “The 5?s and 6?s that The Voice notched in the beginning of its second season certainly were the result of a Super Bowl boost. Yes, The Voice’s first season saw the first two episodes above 5.0, but the show dipped into the 4?s and 3?s for the rest of the season. Season one’s average without the first two episodes was 4.35, and that season ended with a 3.7.

    It’s likely that without premiering after the Super Bowl, The Voice would’ve began its second season with numbers similar to the majority of season one. Why would the second season be pulling series highs in the 6?s after a first season that for the most part stayed in the low-mid 4?s? It was the Super Bowl boost.

    After all, when it finally went below 5.0, it trickled downwards for the rest of the season, and perked up only for the finale. Also, aside from the finale, the Tuesday episodes of season two never even cracked a 3.6!

    Following the downward trajectory in season two, there was no reason to believe season three would do better, but it did! The Monday episodes of season three were higher than the post-Super Bowl boost Monday episodes of season two, and the season three Tuesday episodes were significantly above the season three Tuesday episodes.

    Then, The Voice premiered its fourth season up double digits from the prior premiere, and as of now, is up versus season three. I remember many people said this current season would be significantly down versus season three, but the recent ratings say otherwise.”

    Nice analysis, Melissa. I agree with every point.

  • Samunto

    The Voice twicked the format in season 3 which started seeing ratings rise. It doesn’t look like they’re doing something different this season. Then you have 2 new judges who the audience seems to like and are getting very good press.
    Word of mouth spreads and more people tune in. People, remember it’s spring when ratings traditionally hit lows. But The Voice is hitting highs compared to fall when NBC had SNF on. The rest of the schedule is in shambles yet The Voice is doing extremely well.

    Do not underestimate this show. But then again, many cats here predicted a ratings downfall and are now seeing the opposite. It would probably be hitting highs in total viewers (yes no one cares about those) if it didn’t have to face DWTS.

  • Ultima

    @Tommy Mickens
    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.

    Have you ever read the comments on a Bubble Watch or Renew/Cancel Index post? People disagree with Bill and Robert all of the time. They even disagree with each other!

    I do agree that arguing with you is like arguing with a brick wall, however.

  • bjssp

    @Ultima:

    “How does next spring’s schedule have anything to do with what NBC will renew in May?”

    Because shows don’t need to take up a time slot for the whole season. If NBC wants to renew a show like Community, it’ll probably only do so for a final, shortened season. That way, it gives it more episodes for syndication, but it can also introduce a new sitcom in the second half of the season. Two birds, one stone, essentially, and you yourself said that NBC’s midseason schedule would revolve mostly around new programming. So, what don’t you understand?

    As far as programming on Sundays, there’s nothing that prevents the network from doing it the second week of March. It’d be slightly risky, because they’d probably need to program new stuff on Easter Sunday, but that’s hardly a deal breaker. They’d only run into the first week of June if they scheduled 13 episodes and, if they delayed new programming a week because of Easter, into the second week. Right now, The Voice will end on June 18 and Hannibal will end on June 27.

    It would seem pretty easy to put Hannibal and another drama, with or without something else new, on Sundays–if it’s renewed.

    And that’s just for 2014. In 2015, it won’t have the Olympics messing with its schedule. It will have the Oscars possibly delaying things a week, yes, but it will also have the Superbowl itself.

  • zth

    @Tommy Mickens:

    You’re just kidding yourself: The New Normal will not be renewed. In fact, I think that Parks, Go On, Community, and even Whitney have better chances to be renewed. You have to undersatnd that without The Voice as a lead-in, TNN finale would have gotten a 0.7-0.9 rating, which is extremely low. Any other show after The Voice would have been able to pull at least the 1.9 (or 1.8 after the downward adjustment) that TNN did last night.

  • bjssp

    @Richard Steven Hack:

    Based on your finely honed tastes and your sense of humor, I was wondering what you thought of my idea described yesterday:

    “…is there any other answer than to merge The Following and various CW shows like The Carrie Diaries?…I can see a situation where Joe Carroll gets hold of a time machine and travels back and forth to the 1980s and, instead of studying literature, studies medicine. He can then try to hunt down teenage Carrie Bradshaw before becoming a forensic expert/medical examine for the NYPD, which will allow him access to the same hospital Emily Owens, MD works at and, when he comes back to the present time, to have easy access to the detectives on Beauty and the Beast. No word yet on how The Secret Circle or The Vampire Diaries will factor in or whether Kevin Bacon and his crack team of FBI buddies have it in them to do a crossover and save the cast of Happy Endings, Whitney, The New Normal, and Don’t Trust The Bitch in Apartment 23, however.”

  • Adam

    @zth

    Why do you ignore (on purpose, I guess) that TNN low demos are due to (aka strictly related) to Go On lows? Not to mention that the 0.7 and 0.9 happened on a day when the guides everywhere marked TNN as repeats, but they were not! You cannot take a part for the whole. And actually, the whole picture is that TNN season average is 1.6 making it the 3rd most watched comedy only behind P&R and Go On. So, you think the network won’t take all this into account?

  • andri

    Dismayed the voice made a 4.3 rating aside from a 3.9 or below ratio. Rationale dictates sweeps have ended w/
    higher ratings for body of proof and the like from re-airing of repeats.surprised no surplices for splash.

  • Tommy Mickens

    Ultima wrote: Have you ever read the comments on a Bubble Watch or Renew/Cancel Index post? People disagree with Bill and Robert all of the time. They even disagree with each other!

    I do agree that arguing with you is like arguing with a brick wall, however.

    Well now, that’s just rude! Maybe you should be banned. ;)

    Yes I always read the comments (just rarely comment myself, let alone comment nearly this much). I know there’s always disagreements, but there are some regular posters, who are always posting, who ALWAYS seem lock-step with whatever Bill’s predictions are, even ones that turn out to be wrong. You know as well as I do there are some very regular posters who never disagree with him and always defend whatever his logic is. That is almost the definition of hive mind.

    I give credit where it’s due and disagree where it’s due.

    You know TNN shouldn’t be “certain”, or at least, you should. Bill Gorman even admitted it about ALL NBC sitcoms last week even though he didn’t change the official predictions. At the worst, TNN should be “likely” to be cancelled, but I’d have it as “toss up” and if pressed, I’d predict it will get renewed. Or, let me put it this way. I predict it would be the fourth renewed sitcom, after P&R, Community and Go On (not in order they’re actually renewed, in order of likelihood of renewal). And I think NBC will renew at least four sitcoms, and NBC seems to like the show and want to help it out, so yes, I’m hopeful it’ll be renewed.

    If I end up being wrong and TNN is cancelled, I think it will be because of one of the other sitcoms’ ratings going up the rest of the season which we can’t predict right now, or NBC renewing less than four sitcoms.

  • zth

    @Adam:

    Yes, the lows of The New Normal and Go On are correlated. But this just means that without The Voice as a lead-in, people were just not interested at all in any of them (more uninterested in TNN, as it was one or two tenths lower than GOON the weeks in which The Voice was not on).

    You have to put yourself in NBC’s shoes. You have to build a new schedule for next year and you will not put TNN in the same night as The Voice, as you want The Voice to be a lead-in for new shows. So what would you expect from The New Normal without a lead-in? Maximum a 1.0 (probably a 0.8-0.9, more realistically). If you consider this enough to renew it, then go for it, but NBC won’t do it, and pretty much nobody else would.

  • NeNe Leakes

    Hello people but you some of you are seeing TNN for more than what it is. It is not the voice of the gay generation, but it is simply a PAYCHECK! If ya’ll were the right kind of bitches you would see that. Bloop!

  • Melissa

    For those arguing that “soar[ing]” is the wrong term to describe The Voice’s weekly growth, consider this: The preliminary rating for last week’s Tuesday episode was 3.9. This week’s preliminary rating is 4.3.

    3.9 to 4.3 could definitely be considered “soaring”. After the finals adjustment, it will probably be up half a point versus last week.

  • Tommy Mickens

    Adam wrote: @zth

    Why do you ignore (on purpose, I guess) that TNN low demos are due to (aka strictly related) to Go On lows? Not to mention that the 0.7 and 0.9 happened on a day when the guides everywhere marked TNN as repeats, but they were not! You cannot take a part for the whole. And actually, the whole picture is that TNN season average is 1.6 making it the 3rd most watched comedy only behind P&R and Go On. So, you think the network won’t take all this into account?

    Thank you for the season average numbers. I was looking for them and couldn’t find them anywhere. And I totally agree with you.

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