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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  • PurpleDrazi

    Glad for Grimm. The number will probably drop a bit in the finals but at least it did OK.

    Let’s not get the moving boxes out yet though. Given the circumstances, this doesn’t really prove anything (except that Ready for Love was total crap.)

  • Michael

    Oh okay, a recap. I thought it was a repeat from the battle rounds. Thanks for the clarification.

  • Fred

    Notice how Voice is NEW tonight, but Idol is LIVE.
    Perhaps Voice is a recap.

  • Percysowner

    I will say that those who missed The Voice last night didn’t miss much. But that isn’t why the ratings dropped slightly, because no one could know that Usher and Blake’s teams would be meh (except for Michelle)

  • juoiter

    the voice is hurting dancing with the stars

  • pete5125

    Mindy project, rates very young, and has a bankable star, so Fox gave it another season, Keep in mind Fox has only kept 3 live action comedies past season #2 in the last decade, Til Death, Raising Hope, and New Girl… before that Bernie Mac and Malcolm in The Middle.

    Fox has to find a way to get a block going if they want to have a live action sitcom block…I don’t know why this is a huge desire for Fox Since they have maybe had twelve live action sitcoms make it past the 4 year mark in their history, Til Death, Bernie Mac, Malcolm, Married W/Children, Martin, Livin Single, 70s Show, In Livin Color, Gary Shandling, Tracy Ulman, Duet/Open House

    Most of those they only made about 80 or so episodes…

  • zth

    The Voice was a bit down last night, but it still looks really strong relative to the other shows last night.

    Basically, NCIS: LA, Golden Boy, Splash and DWTS earned series lows.

  • zth

    Oh yes, and series low for Mindy Projects as well.

  • sally

    I watch ncis,ncis la, don’t like golden boy so I watched reruns of law and order svu on usa network.i cant stand singing or realty shows

  • andri

    Make decisions second. Fox, I am abysmally dismayed u renewed Mindy project & the new girl .Only an enticement luring Nbc is newsworthy. Let next season of glee b the last. Bones is the least optional prospector for renewal.Listen to the ratings.

  • Richard Steven Hack

    Amazing for Grimm. Maybe the CW should move Nikita to Tuesday. :-)

    (It’s a joke, morons…)

    I also managed to download episode four of Hannibal last night – the one that was pulled allegedly for “sensitivity” reasons. I really didn’t see any particular reason in the episode to pull it. There was little violence actually shown compared to earlier episodes and none done by any children except at the very end when a gun was pulled on Graham by a child. The story was about a woman conditioning abducted children to kill their families. The only real macabre part was the FBI busting in on one crime scene to happy Christmas music. :-)

    Thus I conclude that Bryan Fuller pulled it for PR reasons. He knew the show was not doing well, and speculated that pulling an episode would make a media splash and gain viewers enough to outweigh the loss of viewers due to the hiatus.

    Clearly he was wrong. Episode five didn’t do better than episode three last week.

  • TVDude

    That’s decent for Grimm, better than I predicted (mid-1’s). It’ll get adjusted down like everything behind The Voice does, but it’ll at least tie Revolution’s 1.8 which is impressive since The Voice was lower rated than Monday.

    All of the low numbers overall does make me wonder: where are the viewers? Was something big on cable or were more people out last night? It’s interesting.

  • Michael

    “Was something big on cable or were more people out last night? It’s interesting.”

    People are enjoying the weather, as they should!

  • Tim

    Grimm is a great show, and so much better this season. I was happy with it on Fridays but I can understand NBC trying to get a few more demo points with this switch.
    Those NCIS shows don’t look that hot since The Voice started. In defense of NCIS LA , the Voice strongest numbers were from 9 to 10 pm.

  • Douglas from Brazil

    Hannibal wouldn’t do better after The Voice.The show is facing bad publicity after the idiot Bryan Fuller decided to pulled episode 4.He knew the show has violence,why he decided to produced?I don’t think Hannibal can recover from now.

  • Bob

    Can I say how much I love Holly? I’d read this just for her excellent, no-nonsense, informative comments.

  • bluejays

    Good results for Grimm – if it holds up or only drops one in the finals it will beat Revolution.

    Wow – in a bad way – at NCISLA.

  • David Howell

    Those Grimm ratings relative to Revolution brings out the retentionista in me. We know how strong Grimm is in isolation (mid-1s), we know how strong Revolution is with the Voice lead-in (low-2s and falling), and now we have a data point for Grimm with a Voice lead-in (1.9 after finals, probably).

    And Grimm has stabilised. Revolution hasn’t. I don’t expect it to even see out its second 22.

    Still, it did better than Ready for Love…

  • Sarah

    NCIS :) Hopefully it gets adjusted up.

  • cimmer

    Love Grimm but I want to see the final rating. Last week due to NBC’s preemption etc, some people had already watched the Friday ep online. I’ll be happy if it hits 1.8. I still don’t know that Tuesday at 10 is the best time for the show.

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