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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.

 
  • gerry

    i think TNN stands a chance of renewal. I kind of thought this smash turnabout would happen. i think it will be a short season, but my thought is that the execs aren’t going to want to p*ss off ryan murphy. like his stuff or not, he’s really hot for tv right now, and i think with the spike nbc is likely to give TNN a bit more life as to avoid burning that bridge. we shall see.

  • Tommy Mickens

    Cj morton wrote: @ 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.

    LOL, I guess you’re going to be crying into your tub of ice cream when TNN gets renewed.

  • sally

    i watch NCIS and NCIS LA, GOLDEN BOY stinks

  • theCroup

    I think this experiment proved that TNN and GoOn are about even draws on their own and about even draws after The Voice. If the season had started with TNN airing right behind the voice and GoOn airing behind TNN, they probably would have pretty much swapped ratings. Basically, if the network were to renew only one of the show, it could just choose which one they like better based upon cost and sub-demos and fit with future planned shows.

    No telling if NBC would have had true hits if they had nurtured the shows through better scheduling, but I think NBC might just consider both shows expensive lesson learned and start clean next season.

  • mando

    i really dont understand why NBC tries to save TNN which is not funny at all. This show just forces people to learn from the show. Its ratings is so aweful compared to Guys with kids which had steady ratongs.

  • jimmers

    So many scripted shows out there that are capable of being hits and America intends to watch singing/dancing competition shows?

  • Ultima

    @Tommy Mickens
    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!

    A few? During the 9:30pm half hour, DWTS beat The New Normal 2.3 to 1.4. Overall it beat it by ~33%.

    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

    No, it didn’t. They both had a 1.4 rating.

  • Adam

    On the post asking to guess The Voice audience many people said TNN would just repeat its last week 1.3. Well… hello? 1.9 and 1.4 in your face :) TNN needed to be protected, not Go On. I admit that the series have gone from better to worse, but that is something Murphy suffers from in all his series. If he’s given the chance to retool TNN I’m sure he’ll do a fine job.

  • Mario

    Just a quick question, does the number of views mean anything when it comes to ratings I know that the number of demo is very important but does the a mount of views count in any single way, for example dancing with the stars, I love that shows and the viewers are always high most of the time higher than the voice.

  • Oliver

    Man, The New Normal fans are just the craziest.

  • Charlie

    Where all the people saying that TNN killed Smash? There’s 1.4 waiting for you. Oh, hi 0.9! Smash just wasn’t good enough…

  • Tom

    @Remote Patrolled – I agree with you. Love the show and I actually don’t think it’s as stereotypical as most say but if it gets a second season (which it very well could since I see it as a bubble show) they need to make some changes. Jane and Rocky definately need to be featured more on the show. Especially Jane who, after last night’s episodes, has grown into a much more rounded loveable character. I also feel the episodes as a whole should be more cohesive. This season some episodes, especially the overly preachy ones, didn’t fit in with the rest of them and just felt very out of place.

    One person they can’t change however is Bryan. I have grown to absolutely love him. They could have made him the stereotypical ‘woman’ in the relationship but instead fleshed him out as a well rounded, softer and more emotional character while still being a man with his own stront opinions and beliefs.

  • Greg

    Soon we’ll be seeing Revolution rating a 1.9. Then things will get very interesting.

  • targetviewer

    Those of us who don’t love TNN aren’t “homophobes” as someone incorrectly stated here. In fact, a lot of us are gay. The show just has so many problems. It’s simply not funny, and the characters are flat and unsympathetic, end of story. And hopefully, end of series.

  • zth

    @Mario who said:
    Just a quick question, does the number of views mean anything when it comes to ratings I know that the number of demo is very important but does the a mount of views count in any single way, for example dancing with the stars, I love that shows and the viewers are always high most of the time higher than the voice.

    No, the number of viewers doesn’t count at all. There might be other demos such as 18-34 that count, but the number of viewers does not.

  • Tommy Mickens

    theCroup wrote: I think this experiment proved that TNN and GoOn are about even draws on their own and about even draws after The Voice. If the season had started with TNN airing right behind the voice and GoOn airing behind TNN, they probably would have pretty much swapped ratings. Basically, if the network were to renew only one of the show, it could just choose which one they like better based upon cost and sub-demos and fit with future planned shows.

    No telling if NBC would have had true hits if they had nurtured the shows through better scheduling, but I think NBC might just consider both shows expensive lesson learned and start clean next season.

    I think you’re exactly right about the even draw part. The only reason TNN has done worse is because it airs after Go On all season and Go On has been sinking all season. If they had been swapped TNN would’ve done the same or better than Go On, as proven by the same ratings after Voice.

    But unlike you, I think NBC will renew both. I’m not a fan of Go On, but I can see that NBC likes it and wants it to succeed (probably they like that it’s got a “star” and Friends connection in Perry and thinks the show could grow), just as I can see they like TNN and want it to succeed (probably they want a gay comedy on their network, and the Ryan Murphy connection).

    I think both will be renewed, and both probably retooled a bit for next season. They could sink next season, but with the right care (and that means not the kind of care Up All Night got) and the right scheduling, they do have the potential to grow next season. It’s happened on many sitcoms before – slow first seasons with steady rises after.

  • Charlie

    Let’s take a deep breath…

    Back in the fall, The Voice, Go On and TNN killed their competition week after week. NBC’s most regretted mistake was to give two freshman comedies Betty White as their lead-in. They needed a most powerful lead-in in order to retain their still-to-new audience. Without it, Go On went downhill, and so did TNN. You can’t blame them. And you certainly can’t blame The New Normal. These past weeks I was even on whether TNN and GO would be renewed. Now I’m 75% positive on TNN. Still have to see what can GO do on Thursdays…

  • TVDude

    I still think TNN’s dead. It’ll get adjusted down in the finals, plus it’s second episode dropped to a 1.4 (which also might get adjusted down). NBC won’t keep it behind The Voice next season and we know how well it does without The Voice, so why bother renewing it? Even Whitney would rate better in a different time period, and no, I’m not saying NBC should renew Whitney.

    Renewing Go On will allow NBC to save face and renew a new sitcom this season so there isn’t any logical reason to keep TNN around. It’ll get a press release, but don’t look for it on the schedule next fall unless NBC’s just lost all hope in their new shows. At the very best, it’ll be a midseason replacement, but don’t look for that to last too long if it comes back that way.

  • zerg

    Uh? The new normal is renewing a show that without The Voice got 0.9?Really?So Smash(1.2-0.8) is a certain renewal…I don’t care if the show is bad/good, I’m looking, for this show, only at the ratings

  • John P

    Is this the first time that The Voice has beaten DWTS in total viewers?

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