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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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.

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  • Bee

    OMG the voice. the show actually ROSE from last week!? holy crap. i dislike the show and find SO much of the talent to be mediocre (and then am shocked every time when the judges drool over someone.), but this is impressive.

    BOP not doing well, but not 100% dead.

    why was new girl a repeat? the mindy project was HILARIOUS last night and they wasted it like that? ugh. oh well, at least it got a 1.4. it did about as well as it you’d expect.

  • Ash

    You know your a bad show when you lose about 9 million viewers from your lead in and drop almost 3 points in the demo. Looking at you TNN.

  • networkman

    The Voice pulls in 13-14 million viewers, while American Idol now pulls in 12-13. I don’t feel The Voice is a huge mega hit. Right now it just happens to skew younger than American Idol which is in its 12th season.

    NBC should allow last night’s episode of The New Normal to be its series finale. Alot of viewers tuned out for the second episode. Without The Voice as a lead in, it will continue to remain in the low 1’s for demo. The second episode tied Mindy Project which followed a repeat episode of New Girl.


    remember these numbers are with ncis and ncis la in reruns

  • Melissa

    My prediction was spot on. Hopefully a 4.4 in the finals.

  • Dan

    The New Normal and Golden Boy are dead, not sure what to make of Body of Proof but since ABC has had no hits this year, a renewal could happen.

  • Ash


    The new judges seem to more liked than the previous ones. It’a probably why more people are tuning in.

  • Elliot


    One could almost go hunting in between the episodes because of how many commercial NBC aired. The 1.4 (will probably be adjusted up) belongs to the core fans. The 1.9 has many that just were interested. They left because NBC invited them to leave with all the way. Put 40 minutes in a 60 minutes slot, that’s what you get.

    1.4/1.5 would’ve probably been TNN demos week after week if Go On hadn’t drowned this year.

  • Jenny

    The New Normal will likely adjust down, but it was all the way down to a 0.7 a couple weeks ago. Now it’s able to be in 1.9 range? The Voice lead-in or not that is still a huge surge.

  • john

    The New Normal’s abysmal performance does make Revolution look better.

  • Just here

    Almost dropped another 50% from 9 to 9:30, the reason being is that, people tried the new normal after the voice then realized that how horrible show was so watched sownthing else. Also remember all 9 shows were repeat other tha. The DWS… So why would you renew that low rated and terrible show of the New Normal. People just hate that show. It is number #1 show to be canceled with viewers.(see beat).

  • Carmen

    Well, The New Normal rose to a 1.9 (until the finals come out later) and then dropped a half a demo point in the 9:30 hour.
    NBC will probably use the 1.9 as a reason to somehow renew the show in some manner, but the end result will be the same.
    That is, NBC will waste another scheduling spot on some niche show that will never be much of a success even with the big lead, and will crash the moment the lead is gone.

  • Ultima

    And NCIS drops to #2 for the season behind Sunday Night Football.

    CBS responds by moving the NCIS repeat in two weeks to 9pm so they can classify it as a special. ;)

  • Stella

    NCIS and NCIS:LA repeated very well :)

  • Billy

    The Voice is now bigger than American Idol. No doubt about that.

  • TimsDale4ever

    Here’s to NN! Outstanding episodes last night. I do realize the show turns a lot of people off, but I find the show refreshing — instead of the standard sitcom where the cast of young people are trying to hook up with someone. That kind of show is all over the dial and everyone is trying so hard to create the next FRIENDS.

  • Seth

    The New Normal is an absolute HIT. 1.9 is strong for NBC. They will renew this.

  • CrimTV

    I don’t understand why NBC didn’t wait to air the remaining episodes of Go On/TNN until The Voice came back?

  • RyanCanada

    i love TNN but i think nbc would be stupid to renew TNN or GOON, they two have had great lead ins and without it, there nothin, i think whitney should be renewed tho.

  • Billy

    NCIS and NCIS:LA had higher repeat ratings than the CBS Monday sitcoms. How about that. The Tuesday dramas now do better than the Monday sitcoms in originals and repeats. That is really a change at CBS.

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