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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  • Tommy Mickens

    Sara, the New Normal and NCIS should be switched in the table at the 9:00 hour!

  • Billy

    Splash has completely cratered as expected. This is a waste of time filler for ABC.

  • Mark

    To me TNN being renewed won’t be a surprise. Now even “the” surprise. NBC doesn’t have much to choose from. I mean if ABC renews The Neighbors, which is The Middle dependent, NBC should renew both Go On and TNN. Just put them in different places. Back to back didn’t really work because Go On kept sinking. Go On might be able to find its target on Thursdays while TNN shall be on Wednesdays along new comedies.

  • zth

    Superb for the Voice. Will get a 4.4 after it is adjusted up due to the 1 minute overrun, as usually.

  • Jay

    NBC need to be leading the Voice into shows like Chicago Fire, SVU and Hannibal, not shows which are about to be (or at least definitely should be) canceled…

  • zerg

    Do u think NBC will renew a show that got 1.9(or lower) and 1.4 behind a massive 4.3(or 4.4)…

  • CBSviewer

    Golden boy is DOA !

  • Joel

    If BOP keeps at the 1.5 level it will get renewed. No other show in that time slot for ABC has done any better in a couple of years. They are also getting to the point where if they can get a 5 year run they can syndicate the show.

  • Elliot

    Before yesterday’s episode The New Normal was the three best comedy show on NBC behind P&R and Go On if you count full season averages. It actually was 1.55. With its recent 1.9 and 1.4 it will remain 3rd, with a better average. Whitney, Guys With Kids, 1600 Penn, Up All Night, etcetera, all behind. NBC would be nuts not to give TNN another chance.

  • Seth

    Smash is not a hit.

  • zth


    The viewers comparisons are totally irelevant. The Voice is outperforming American Idol by a big difference in terms of demo (the ratings of American Idol are 60% of those of The Voice last week and probably even lower this week.)

  • Tommy Mickens

    Bahahahaha. Read it and weep all you homophobic TNN haters!

    TNN did the same numbers as Go On, which is a bubble show, in the same time slot as Go On. Proves that the ONLY reason Go On has been getting better ratings is its time slot before TNN.

    TNN was only a few tenths away from being the number 1 show at the 9:00 hour and was only a few tenths off from DWTS!

    Even TNN’s second show was a 1.4, which is great by NBC sitcom standards, and it beat an all-new The Mindy Project over at Fox, which has already been renewed for a second season.

    Are all of you ready to cwy yo wittle hawts owt when TNN gets that renewal?

  • Bobby

    I think that TNN and GOON are in the same position. Both pull great numbers airing right after the voice(TNN matched Go On in that spot tonight) and the second episode of TNN got what it usually gets in the 9:30 slot. Granted..both crash and burn when left alone, but not really sure why GoOn is favored more than TNN.

  • Remote Patrolled

    I’m a New Normal fan – but who knows if it stands a chance of a second season!

    If it does come back I’d give it a retool. More Nene and Ellen Barkin. Less ‘issue of the week’ preachiness. I’m a gay man and even I find the way the show deals with topics heavy handed.

    But when the show works it’s really funny and clever – so I hope it gets another shot

  • Actually

    The Mindy Project is an underperforming turd that should never have been renewed, full stop.

  • networkman

    Mindy Project did good being down only .1 after following a repeat of New Girl. It seems to have its own fanbase, now it needs to garner new viewers. Hopefully more exposure will do that.

  • John

    I think you all forgot that TNN was pulling a 0.9 without The Voice lead in. TNN fate was sealed a long time ago.

  • zth

    It doesn’t matter at all, but it’s pretty nice that The Voice beat Dancing with The Stars in terms of viewers too.

  • Oliver


    Animal Practice averages 1.58. NBC would be crazy not to renew it!

  • SS

    Now that Justified is done for the season, I guess I will check out Golden Boy next week.

    I know they were reruns, but has NCIS:LA ever beat NCIS in the demo? That was kind of surprising.

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