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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  • Lisa

    Bad for The New Normal, and it does horrifically poorly without The Voice to prop it up. NBC should dump this one and Go On, along with most of its other comedies.

  • Elliot

    “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)…”

    If we were in the year 2000 i’d say no. Being in 2013 and looking at the ranks, i’d say yes. By NBC standards, this is great. By ABC or CBS standards, it wouldn’t. But for NBC is a chance to do it better next year and help rebuild the channel. Someone else already posted all the series that if they had been cancelled on S1 it would have meant a big mistake for the network. IMO canceling TNN would be like repeating one of those mistakes.

    “NBC need to be leading the Voice into shows like Chicago Fire, SVU and Hannibal”

    So you’d take the audience mirage for any of these but not for Go On or TNN? Plus, NBC has learned that airing post-Voice doesn’t guarantee anything. If anything they should air new shows premiere, but that’s it. Anything behind it will always be a mirage.

  • alexjones

    the mindy project got a 1.4? why the hell was this renewed? heaven knows what ratings it’ll be getting next season.

  • networkman


    exactly, I stated that The Voice is younger skewing than American Idol. It’s demos are better. It is simply the latest fad. It has alot of hype surrounding it so it is pulling in the younger demographics. What I was saying is that American Idol is doing good to be in the high 3’s in its 12th season.

  • TomNYC

    TNN did a great job last night tying up all the loose ends. The 9:30 episode was its series finale. There really is nowhere else to go with the show and I say this as a fan that has watched the entire season!

  • Elliot

    “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.”

    Not quite right. TNN pulled 0.9 after a lead-in Go On of 1.0. What did you expect? Go On drowned, so did TNN. After the Fall season, NBC should have saved Go On and TNN like they did with Revolution. If their plan was to air them without The Voice, at least they could have given them an stablished lead-in, not Betty White…

    When Animal Practice happened, expectations were different. TNN kept the demos for the first episodes. It was not until Go On weakened that TNN weakened too…

  • Tommy Mickens


    Please fix your mistake and put The New Normal above NCIS LA at the 9:00 hour. Thanks!

  • SJ

    @Crim TV

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

    Because neither of them could even hit a 2.0 rating with the lead-in that more than doubled that. I think it’s fairly obvious.


    Because Mindy had one more episode to air than New Girl.

    NG has a 25-episode order, but they used one episode to launch Ben & Kate and another one to lead into the re-edited X Factor episode that got cut short due to rain (?) or something, I can’t really remember. That leaves 23 NG episodes to lead into 24 Mindy episodes. Hence the repeat.

    I have a horrible feeling that NBC will renew TNN, but they really, really, REALLY shouldn’t.

    As for ABC’s dramas, I wonder what they do if it comes down to Body of Proof vs. Nashville, which it’s looking like it might. BoP will have 42 episodes, while Nashville will be at 21 (why did ABC cut one episode, by the way?), so do they choose the newbie to save face, or do they go with a veteran with an established audience and a likely candidate for syndication?

  • Sarah

    Needless to say Dancing With The Stars takes most of The Voice audience even if it’s a different network. They’re aimed at the same people. If only The New Normal was aired Wednesdays after Modern Family, I’m sure many people would switch to NBC and watch it…

  • Rebecca

    Watched both TNN episodes (they could have been meshed together into one long episode, except for the opening credits airing for both. Before the second one started they said, “…season finale continues” as if it was one long episode) – could easily serve as the series finale if it turns out that way. Also watched Smash. Bernadette Peters is back, and Liza Minelli will be on it Saturday.

    Enjoying Mindy a lot – it’s one show I might re-watch this summer, since all the episodes should be on hulu plus. Greatly improved from its pilot, and any scene with Danny or Morgan is fun. I’m glad it’s already renewed.


    Damn the voice soared from last weeks premiere. It seems the great talent we are seeing coupled with how much chemistry this coaching panel has. Shakira and usher are huge upgrades from Xtina and ceelo. What a difference a panel that’s engaging that is having fun versus the awful chemistry the idol panel has. Idol needs to go back to three judges cause four doesn’t work.

  • Jay

    @Elliot – I meant it’s better that The Voice viewers sample shows that will likely be renewed than shows that will likely be canceled since, if they like them, they’ll be able to stick with those shows and the ratings next year will reflect that…

  • PurpleDrazi

    I have a feeling BOP might get renewed which is kind of disappointing. It’s not a *bad* show but it could do so much better. I miss Dana acting the heck out of a well written, interesting character like she did on China Beach. Which, by the way, was *FINALLY* released on DVD. Those of you not familiar with that show should check it out and see what Delaney can do when she has good writing behind her.

  • PW

    sad when you only have one show people will watch on ur network lol go NBC LMAO sad sad

  • Jay

    Yeah, NBC need to learn from the failure that was Up All Night and cancel TNN and Go On…

  • MichaelChickless

    Those repeats of NCIS certainly didn’t help Golden Boy get off the mat.

  • Mark

    Good point, Sarah. I second it for next season!

    Anyway I think TNN is renewed since day 1. Great cast, gay themed, Ryan Murphy… With the Supreme Court debating on gay rights it wouldn’t be smart to lose the only show (at NBC) that can tackle this issues.

    Out of all the twenty something comedy pilots for next season, none deals with gay. I think NBC will give Murphy a second season to re-tool the show and maybe if it fails, then second season will be the last. But definitely not season one.

  • Cj morton

    @ Mark – ok, your living in a pipe dream. TNN has about a 10% chance at renewal. One ok rating, with a gigantic lead-in means nothing. It won’t be back.

  • Rebecca

    I agree, China Beach was an excellent show. Not just for Dana but also for Marg Hellgenberger (later on CSI).

  • Mark

    Forgot to mention that, the tagline “Series finale” has a lot of power among viewers. If NBC had so clear that they were going to cancel TNN, they’d have use it. The repeated usage of “season finale” makes me hopeful. Call me delusional :D

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