TV Ratings Tuesday: 'The Voice' Dips, 'Grimm' Rises, 'NCIS' Up, 'New Girl' Down, 'NCIS: Los Angeles' & 'Dancing With the Stars' Hit Lows

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May 1st, 2013

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Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 3.1/9 2.2/6 1.8/5 1.4/4 1.4/4 0.4/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 2.3/8 1.3/4 1.7/6 1.2/4 0.9/3 0.4/1
Total Viewers (million) 9.745 12.785 3.896 3.429 7.776 0.874


Note:  Overall television usage was down 4 percent from 8-10PM last night.

NBC was the number one network in adults 18-49 while CBS was on top with total viewers.

On NBC, a two hour episode of The Voice earned a season low 3.7 down 10 percent from last week's 4.1 adults 18-49 rating. The timeslot premiere of Grimm scored a 2.0 adults 18-49 rating up a big 54% from last week’s 1.3 and up 100 percent from Ready for Love’s 1.0 from 10-11PM last week. It was Grimm’s highest rated episode since October 26, 2012. Your predictions were accurate.

On CBS a new NCIS garnered a 3.0 up 7 percent from last week's 2.8 adults 18-49 rating. NCIS: Los Angeles earned a series low 2.2, down 19 percent from last week’s 2.7 adults 18-49 rating. Golden Boy tied its series low with a 1.3, down 7 percent a from last week's 1.4 adults 18-49 rating.

On ABC, Splash earned a series low 0.9 down 18 percent from last week's 1.1 adults 18-49 rating. Dancing With The Stars scored a series low 1.5 down 25 percent from last week's 2.0 adults 18-49. The special Murder, Mystery: Amanda Knox Speaks garnered a 1.7 up 6 percent from Body of Proof’s 1.6 adults 18-49 rating in the time period last week.

On FOX, Hell’s Kitchen earned a 1.9 down 5 percent from last week's 2.0 adults 18-49 rating. New Girl scored a 2.0 adults 18-49 rating down 9 percent from a 2.2 on April 9. The Mindy Project garnered a 1.3 adults 18-49 rating (matching its series low) down 13 percent from a 1.5 on April 9.

On The CW, Hart of Dixie scored a 0.5 up 25 percent from last week's series low 0.4 adults 18-49 rating.


Broadcast primetime ratings for April 30, 2013

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (Millions)
8:00 NBC The Voice (8-10PM) 3.7/11 11.62
CBS NCIS 3.0/10 17.68
FOX Hell's Kitchen 1.9/6 4.66
ABC Splash 0.9/3 4.29
CW Hart of Dixie 0.5/2 1.20
9:00 CBS NCIS: Los Angeles 2.2/6 12.93
FOX New Girl 2.0/6 3.63
ABC Dancing With the Stars 1.5/4 10.58
CW America's Next Top Model - R 0.2/1 0.55
9:30 FOX The Mindy Project 1.3/3 2.63
10:00 NBC Grimm 2.0/5 5.99
ABC Murder, Mystery: Amanda Knox Speaks 1.7/5 8.46
CBS Golden Boy 1.3/4 7.75


In Late-Night Metered Markets Tuesday night:
  • In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 2.9/8; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.4/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.2/6.
  • In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 Wednesday results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 0.8/4; "Late Show," 0.5/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/3.
  • From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET Wednesday night, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.4/5 in metered-market households and a 0.4/3 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) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.2/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).
  • At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/4 in metered-market households with an encore 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.

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  • DanaK

    A 1.3 for a Fox show is not a hit, no matter how many times you say it.

    Really bad numbers for the most part last night.

  • TheFrenchGuy

    The Voice will air two-hour episodes on Tuesday until the end of the season ? I think NBC is killing it. Now it airs on Monday (2 hour), Tuesday (2 hour) and Wednesday (1 hour)

  • David

    Not surprising for the 9pm shows. This is the first week The Voice is shown in that hour, and sucked on the ratings of the shows in the 9pm hour.

  • WoWza

    The Voice is still doing well mind you, just not much better than IDol, if better at all? at the same point.

  • Holly


    No, those numbers are solid for Mindy. The show is hit that’s why renewed. Don’t hate, ok.,/i>

    Yes, Mindy got renewed, but only on The CW could a show getting a 1.3 be considered a hit. On Fox, its a desperate attempt to get a foothold in live-action comedies.

  • Chris

    At this point ABC should’ve just left Happy Endings and Dont trust the B to die off on Tuesdays.

  • Holly

    Sorry, messed up my tags on that…

  • John A

    Glad BOP didnt air last night. Be back down to 1.2 with DWTS being so low.

  • Sarah

    Ouch! Is that a series low for NCIS-LA?

    CBS ought to rethink NCIS-Red.

  • John A

    Why did FOX renew Mindy?

  • Tony JJ

    ABC needs to cancel DWTS results show next season and start from scratch. Put SHIELD on at 9 pm. 2 new comedies (they have some male centric ones that could work good, and a new drama at 10. What’s to lose? A 1.5 is just embarrassing and just wasting space.

  • Tony JJ

    2 new comedies at 8*****

  • American

    Wow, NCIS LA really dipped! What happened?
    Also, good for Grimm.

  • Michael

    In comparison to last year:

    NCIS 17.25 3.0/9
    Today: 3.0/10 17.68

    NCIS: Los Angeles 15.01 3.0/8
    Today: 2.2/6 12.93

    Dancing with the Stars: Results 13.42 2.3/6
    Today: 1.5/4 10.58

    The Voice 8.86 3.1/8
    Today: 3.7/11 11.62

  • Kumar


    You don’t know that Mindy Kaling is very popular in US. These I think good numbers, that’s why renewed. It’s great to see Indian doing big things like this.

  • mando

    Grimm proves that it would do better if it airs on Monday after The Voice.

    NBC needs to put more faith in Parenthood, Chicago Fire and Grimm.

    They will grow into big hits like ABC dramas 10 years ago.

  • Parvati G.oddess

    Bill, Robert, Amanda, Sarah could you do a poll for Survivor’s ratings prediction? It might go to 3’s tonight. Thanks you.

  • Billy

    ABC needs to rest DWTS. Two cycles a year is too much.

  • Ash

    Voice doing a lot better at this point in the year than it did last year

  • Shiro

    just ignore Nikki. she’s a nuisence. always give negative comments to CW series.

    wow, wow, wow. 1.3 for Mindy. why did FOX renewed it again? or FOX is just stupid because too rush to renewed their show??

    Grimm will be adjust down. my guess is 1.9 or 1.8 but still beat the crap of crappy Revolution.

    Hannibal deserved better than Revolution!

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