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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  • Billy

    The Voice is down some this week. I wonder if people are tiring of it a bit.

  • Monica

    ABC should consider reducing cycles for DWTS as well as getting, you know, actual stars for the show.

    CBS should abandon NCIS Red. The franchise clearly isn’t strong enough to support a third show, and given how many great pilots CBS has and how little room is available, I see them going with something else.

  • Brandy

    Happy HoD is up!

  • eridapo

    Expect Grimm to be adjusted down due to Voice overrun. Look for a tenth to two tenths in the finals.

  • MichaelChickless

    NCIS, good. NCIS: LA, not so much. Go CSI: NY!

    ali “Revolution hit a 1.7 last night in the finals.”

    Wasn’t it a 1.8?

  • Holly


    These I think good numbers

    Let’s try it this way, The Mindy Project will be the second lowest rated show on FOX this week. It is lower rated than nearly everything on FOX, CBS, and ABC. A 1.3 wouldn’t even be good on NBC.

  • Samunto

    Hannibal is new. It has buzz. A double punch of a new episode last night and tomorrow may have given it enough eyeballs to keep it flying the flag Thursdays. People might tend to try sth new than what has been there for a while.

    The Tuesday 9pm slot could use a new hot drama NBC. New Girl is pretty resistant to much.

  • Rich

    I predict The Voice will adjust up in the finals,even if it’s just a mere tenth of a point.

  • CBSviewer

    Final numbers will be Live+SD or just Live ?

  • Oliver

    Not bad for Grimm, but not well enough to suggest it won’t returning to Friday in fall. I don’t think it’s a very good fit with The Voice.

  • Holly


    Final numbers will be Live+SD or just Live ?

    The daily numbers we see are always Live+SD. We rarely see Live numbers outside of reports touting DVR gains.

  • tvwatcher

    Good for Grimm! :D

    The question is: next season, where should NBC put Revolution and will it start to get Samsh-like numbers? :D

  • CBSviewer

    @ Holly

    Thanks ! I had doubt because it is not written at the top like it is usually.

  • mando

    NBC should put Parenthood on 9:00 Tuesday and Grimm on 10:00 on Monday

    But NBC does want to put new dramas or sitcoms to boost but it has failed so many times.
    Stop being an idiot, NBC!!

  • Michael

    Just to let people know, The Voice is actually a repeat tonight. I don’t know why the schedule has it as a new episode. The LIVE episodes start next week, which will include Wednesdays. However, that doesn’t start this week.

  • BlueAndGreenHair (former BigFlop)

    dwts needs a younger and cool host.
    the SRN (former abc) should change the entire Tuesday programming, it is horrible!!

  • slardbarg

    Anyone think a Voice, Sixth Gun, Grimm night would be a winner for NBC on Tues next year?

  • zth


    Yes, The Voice is a recap show tonight, not necessarily a repeat.

  • DanaK

    “Just to let people know, The Voice is actually a repeat tonight. I don’t know why the schedule has it as a new episode. The LIVE episodes start next week, which will include Wednesdays. However, that doesn’t start this week.”
    It’s technically not a repeat. If you click on the link, the description says the following: “The best moments of the season so far; the top 16’s journey; previously unseen footage of the coaches.”

  • DanaK

    So Voice tonight is basically a clip show.

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