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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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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.

 

 

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.

 
  • Ultima

    @bjssp

    I’m simply trying to predict the shows that NBC will renew.

    They have 15 hours to program in the fall, which is going to include both new programming and probably all of their renewed scripted shows.

    Based on the performance of their fall shows and the availability of midseason replacements, they’ll give some shows full seasons. If certain older shows only have a shortened season (e.g. Community), then that’s a hole the know they’ll have to fill come midseason and will effect the amount of new programming they order and the number of full season orders they make. However, it has nothing to do with their fall schedule or which shows will be renewed.

    Of course, if they know they’ll have holes, they may hold some veteran programming to fill it, but given that it is an Olympics year, I doubt any of their scripted programming will be held (excepting Hannibal if it hits).

  • Carmen

    And through 241 comments on this post

    todays winners of the “I’m going to get the last word” are:

    1) Tommy Mickens – 22 posts

    2) Ultima – 19 posts

    3) BjssP – 11 posts

    4) Zth – 10 posts

    Great job(s) You’ve shown nobody gets the last word on you.

    You have combined for 26% of the total blog comments

  • Ultima

    @Melissa
    Sorry, but it’s ridiculous to think that “effective promotion” can elevate ratings to significantly higher levels than the majority of the previous season.

    I said promotion, buzz, entertainment coverage, etc. How else do these shows grow? How did Idol grow? It certainly wasn’t through people getting hooked on repeats. Same thing with The Voice. It’s a hot, buzzed about show, people start watching.

    Sure, the Super Bowl takes it a step further and basically force feeds it to people. But a month after the Super Bowl, when the battle rounds started and the ratings shot up – that was all buzz, promotion, etc. That had nothing to do with the Super Bowl.

  • Ultima

    @Carmen
    You have combined for 26% of the total blog comments

    Actually ratings conversation is trumping FLOPPITY FLOP comments? We’ll have to remedy that! ;)

  • Melissa

    @Ultima

    You’re one of my favorite commenters on this site, so I greatly respect your opinion, but I’m sorry to say that I disagree with you about this. :? In my opinion, all the buzz was a direct result of the post-Super Bowl airing and the word of mouth by the millions of new viewers that got hooked for about a month after the Super Bowl.

  • NeNe Leakes

    @Carmen

    NeNe will say who has the last word boo!

  • Tommy Mickens

    Carmen wrote: And through 241 comments on this post

    todays winners of the “I’m going to get the last word” are:

    1) Tommy Mickens – 22 posts

    2) Ultima – 19 posts

    3) BjssP – 11 posts

    4) Zth – 10 posts

    Great job(s) You’ve shown nobody gets the last word on you.

    You have combined for 26% of the total blog comments

    You took the time to count our posts? I’m flattered!

    But in the long run I’d never win because I don’t bother to post most of the time. I’m celebrating today because of The New Normal’s great ratings yesterday (even if they are adjusted down) when most people were predicting its first show last night wouldn’t even get a 1.4.

    Thanks for the kudos, btw. And great job to you too for being such a good mathematician.

  • Ultima

    @Melissa
    You’re one of my favorite commenters on this site, so I greatly respect your opinion, but I’m sorry to say that I disagree with you about this.

    Nothing wrong with having a difference of opinion! :)

    One final thought on ratings trajectories and such. While The Voice was headed down its first season, keep in mind that Idol was exactly the same. Its ratings would continuously decline all season, but then it would be up across the board the next year.

  • TV Addict

    UGH!!!! Why not air #Community after every single airing of The Voice and Sunday Night Football and The Superbowl and Modern Family and The Big Bang Theory and NCIS and Duck Dynasty?!? IT’S SO SIMPLE PEOPLE.
    #sixseasonsandamovie

  • Kangarookeeper

    Melissa is the voice of reason. Ultima likes to spin ratings to discredit The Voice. I remember last spring people (who don’t like The Voice) saying that you can’t include the ratings for The Voice after the Super Bowl because they are inflated. So which is it, do we include the inflated ratings or not. If we do, The Voice did incredibly well last spring and people like Ultima should have been praising the ratings.

  • Kangarookeeper

    So in the end The Voice did soar as it gained an extra two tenths in the final ratings.

  • Ultima

    @Kangarookeeper
    So which is it, do we include the inflated ratings or not.

    Last year I said the episode airing after the Super Bowl should be ignored. I’m still saying that. I’ve remained consistent.

    People who want to spin the numbers for The Voice wanted everything to count last year, so that it looked better, but now want to ignore more than a month’s worth of “inflated” ratings so they can argue that the show is up year-to-year. They’re the ones being inconsistent.

    Also, I never said The Voice was doing bad last season. I said it was doing worse than American Idol, which it was.

  • Kangarookeeper

    My whole point was that Voice haters kept saying that the only reason The Voice did well was because of inflated post SB ratings. However they are very quick to compare ratings from this year with the inflated ratings from last year. You can’t have it both ways.

    I am not sure if you were one of those haters. If you weren’t then I like the fact that you have been consistent all along.

  • Melissa

    @Ultima

    People who want to spin the numbers for The Voice wanted everything to count last year, so that it looked better, but now want to ignore more than a month’s worth of “inflated” ratings so they can argue that the show is up year-to-year. They’re the ones being inconsistent.

    I hope you’re not talking about me, because I’ve always thought that the early season two ratings were inflated. :smile:

  • Richard Steven Hack

    BigBrotherFan: “DUDE, JERI RYAN IS A MAJOR COUGAR! C`mon!”

    That’s why I said it doesn’t matter in her case as last week’s episode proved. Despite being in her forties, she’s SMOKIN’! :-)

    You’ll note, however, that Hollywood biases require them to have at least one hot chick in her twenties on the show – Nathalie Kelly last time and Marisa Ramirez now. And of course Mary Mouser as the daughter for the pedophiles. :-)

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

    Doesn’t matter. Nikita will kill Carroll because no one except Division is allowed a time machine. :-)

  • bjssp

    @ABCDEF:

    The problem with that is that there’s a very good chance CBS will put four sitcoms on Thursday next season. Fox could also make a play for the 9:00 hour with, say, New Girl and The Mindy Project.

    I know am a broken record at this point, but NBC would be wiser to put the MJF show on Tuesdays, where it could dominate. NBC could then move some shows to the night the following season.

  • bjssp

    @Ultima:

    “People who want to spin the numbers for The Voice wanted everything to count last year, so that it looked better, but now want to ignore more than a month’s worth of “inflated” ratings so they can argue that the show is up year-to-year. They’re the ones being inconsistent.”

    Who is doing that?

  • bjssp

    @Ultima:

    And I’m trying to say that you need to consider the whole season and the real estate that is currently empty. You seem to think, and not entirely without merit, that NBC will go heavy on the dramas, because that’s what’s working for them, but I don’t think this is necessarily the case.

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