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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  • Dan S

    Unfortunately for fans of TNN the writing has been on the wall for awhile. 1 decent showing after The Voice doesn’t say the show is saved. Ironic that 1.9 is now considered an acceptable demo. I rarely see ratings troubled shows say series finale unless they have already been cancelled so season finale is appropiate. Regarding BOP I think it could return along with Nashville & just be held for midseason after 1 of ABC’s new shows flame out.

  • zth

    @John P who said:
    Is this the first time that The Voice has beaten DWTS in total viewers?

    No, The Voice did beat Dancing with The Stars in terms of viewers too for most of the fall shows.

  • r0ckmypants

    @Oliver – Have you met the Supernatural fans? Or the Nikita fans? Or the Revenge fans? Or the Scandal fans? Or the Fringe fans?

  • zth

    TNN will 100% be cancelled.
    It will adjust down to 1.8 and 1.3, and it has a few ratings in the 0’s too, so CERTAIN CANCELLATION.

  • a p garcia

    That is a pitiful rating for TNN considering it is after The Voice. Hope BOP is renewed.

  • Carmen

    I don’t watch The Voice (or any reality for that matter so it’s not much of a issue or concern to me), but I find it a little over the top to proclaim a 5% increase (actually .048) to be “soaring”.

    I don’t know how the individualal weeks rounding went, but that .2 could be a near wash from last week (depending on the rounding(s)

    In any event, it is certainly not a “soaring increase”

  • enes

    NBC should also do “The Voice Kids” like Albania , Germany , Netherland did looking how good The Voice works for them !

  • Tommy Mickens

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

    Obviously, I was talking about the 9:00 episode, which I said, not the 9:30 episode. At 9:00 they had only 0.3 ratings difference (2.2 vs 1.9) and only a 1 share difference (6 vs 5).

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

    And TNN beat it in total numbers. So, a tie in demo and beating it in total numbers would equate to most people as TNN beating the Mindy Project for the night. And the Mindy Project is on a network where the sitcoms are doing (marginally) better, and the Mindy Project has already been renewed, and yet TNN is beating/tying its numbers, even though according to many here TNN is “certain” to be cancelled. :eyeroll

  • mando

    NBC always favors TNN and Goon from the start even if their ratings are so dependent on The Voice.
    If NBV really wants to produce new gay themed shows, try another one. TNN is not favored by gays.

  • zth


    The Voice will be adjusted up to a 4.4, which is a 3 tenths increase from last week. You’re right, it is not ‘soaring’, but it’s pretty rare that shows increase from their premiere week (just look at American Idol, which keeps dropping like a rock every week).

  • outlawz

    C.Beast.S still wins in viewers with 2/3 of repeats

  • TV Freeeeek

    TNN was actually good last night. I watched in a couple at first and then forgot about it. Last night was a good bookend to the story. If it gets cancelled- it’s ok- BUT it was a good show last night. Ryan Murphy will just eff it up in the 2nd season anyway like he does EVERYTHING!

  • Chuck_T

    They should put Chicago Fire on after the Voice just to give it a little more exposure.

  • Ultima

    @Tommy Mickens
    If they had been swapped TNN would’ve done the same or better than Go On, as proven by the same ratings after Voice.

    A single data point is fairly weak for proving a point, especially considering it’s a preliminary rating that includes a minute of a much higher rated show. Nevermind that The Voice was up this week and New Girl was a repeat.

  • Charlie

    Mindy is no competition to TNN if TNN is given a proper lead-in. In this case, TNN itself :D

    PS. NBC shouldn’t have aired commercials between the two New Normal episodes…

  • ccemerson

    WoW Smash ratings on Saturdays are going to be HORRIBLE. I can*t understand the network executives logic of airing a show that is dead after such a massive lead in. They had at least two better options, 1) Preview Hannibal (it needs exposure being a new show ) or 2) Double up on Revolution for the week. (they have episodes going in to mid June for Pete*s sake) What a joke :)

  • Elliot

    @Tommy Mickens
    If they had been swapped TNN would’ve done the same or better than Go On, as proven by the same ratings after Voice.

    I’ve been saying this since the beginning of both shows. Go On’s plot is way too concrete and not family-alike that airing after The Voice may not have been the best choice. But of course NBC would protect Perry at all costs… So anyway what’s done is done. TNN could have enjoyed a better life after The Voice, sure. Now I only hope its saved.

  • Ultima

    @Tommy Mickens
    So, a tie in demo and beating it in total numbers would equate to most people as TNN beating the Mindy Project for the night.

    Nonsense. You were talking about demo ratings, they tied. In reality, they probably had a different amount of A18-49 viewers, but we don’t have that information.

    Total viewership is not a tiebreaker, it has nothing to do with A18-49 ratings.

  • Elliot

    My take for next year:

    The Voice
    Michael J Fox
    The New Normal

  • NeNe Leakes

    Thank you to all of my wonderful fans who watched the New Normal last night. Please pray for a renewal so I can continue my reign as a comedic actress. Bloop!

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