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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  • TimsDale4ever

    I guess Amanda Knox will be on a new reality show at some point called “Real murder or not”.

  • David

    I know this isn’t to do with today’s ratings, but I thought I’d mention it anyway. Now I know these blogs rumours have to be taken with a grain of salt, but apparently ABC will cancel the obvious Happy Endings and Red Widow, as well as Body of Proof and Malibu Country. Body of Proof is apparently going to be cancelled because this year the network thinks its new round of pilots is more balanced and has more procedurals, which means ABC will no longer need spackle Body of Proof. As for Malibu Country, I hear its the same case and the network thinks they have a stronger show in the pilot King John, which has a lot of insider support hence no need for Malibu Country. Obviously I know these may be false, but they would make sense as remember last year ABC didn’t pick up any procedurals, there only other one being Castle.

  • NBC Fan

    Will there be a Family Tools poll?

  • Nikki

    Parenthood does fine on its own.. this past season was its best yet. The ratings were up all around. Its proven to survive in the 10 pm slot for 4 years and holds an auidence. 5th season should do the same. Looking forward to it.

  • JenniLee22

    Every time you guys report on Ready For Love you lower the rating that the show actually got. Last week they scored a 1.3 not a 1.0. Which means even though it was announced a week earlier that they were cancelled and all promos pulled for the show they were still able to maintain their audience from the second episode. And all this despite a smaller lead in from the Voice. Get your facts straight.

  • John

    The first episode of Grimm after The Voice scores just a 2.0 (which will get adjusted down). Not too bright for its future in the timeslot. The entire audience might be those who normally record the show on their dvr on fridays. It’ll be interesting to see its ratings in the following weeks.

  • Michael

    JenniLee, actually the last airing of Ready For Love (April 24th)

    NBC Ready For Love (9-11PM) 1.1 3 2.86 FINALS

  • John

    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.

    If you want to see real greatness of Indians, see their works in NASA, in the medical field, in animation (CGI), mainly in scientific and philosophical fields. But, Mindy is definitely no “hit”.

  • Bob

    Hell’s Kitchen is the most stable show on TV. Every week the same thing…1.9 and finals will be a 2.0….never any change.

  • James

    I wonder if splash is actually hurting DWTS or if people have finally gotten tired of the same ole’ thing week after week.

  • Michael

    First it was Skating with the Stars, now Splash! What’s ABC going to come up with next, as far as talent reality shows go?

  • PurpleDrazi

    I don’t get all this talk about moving Grimm to Tuesday. NBC isn’t “trying out” the show in that timeslot. They are using it to plug the hole and perhaps hoping to maybe grab a few new viewers in the process.

    There is no way they are going to leave Grimm behind The Voice and no proof that Grimm would continue to do well behind any other show.

  • Patrick Ausgewahlt

    The reason Mindy was renewed was because Raising Hope only needs 20 episodes for syndication. I would not be surprised if it only got 20. Mindy and New Girl do VERY well in 18-34 year olds, especially with women. I remember back in the day when this site posted 18-34 ratings too. One year the premier of Ugly Betty beat Survivor in 18-34, but lost in total 18-49. I’m not sure how important 18-34 is, but I assumed its more important than 25-54 made up rating.

  • Rebecca

    I hope NOTHING. The celebrity competition shows just seem to have people getting hurt. Dancing, skating, DIVING OFF HIGH PLATFORMS. Just dumb IMO.

  • Rebecca

    ^ That said, I’d watch Battle of the Network Stars if they ever brought that back, lol. Obstacle courses and track meet events would be fun with today’s TV stars.

  • Fred


    Yeah, those were fun back in the days.

    I also enjoyed Celebrity Edition: Who Wants To Be A Millionaire in the late 90’s early 00’s.

    ABC made fortunes on those shows. Would love to watch those types of programs again.

  • BigBrotherFan


    I’m inclined to agree with you. I feel they should cancel all these CELEB shows. The only one that does medicore is CELEB APPRENTICE and DANCING WITH THE STARS the rest will be canceled.

    I really wish this to be the final cycle for DANCING WITH THE STARS it’s not even doing well..Didn’t HAPPY ENDINGS get that rating on Tuesday a few times? Either that or cast ACTUAL stars not Z list people. Like KRISTIE ALLEY was a smart cast they should think more going that route, find washed up former HUGE Tv stars at least people will know who they are. When they announce the cast it’s like a bunch of throw back flash on the radar has beens.. This is why I don’t watch this kinda crap! that and I hate dancing (watching) roo! The cast celebs like Pamela Anderson, too! that’s exactly the tip they need! I actually watched the segements between breaks on 24 I think for her.

    Red Widow and Happy Endings are pretty much just missing a formality announcement. I can’t help but think they must be considering BOP for maybe another 13 episode season. I have no idea about the quality of the show but still it’s been steadily growing. I can see Malibu Country getting canned, though. No mention of NASHVILLE? It’s a bubble show..renewed?

  • BryBry

    Wonder how DWTS would do in the summer? Didn’t it start its first season in the summer or am I mistaken?

    If not, since network-TV Sunday’s are becoming the new Friday’s (as far as ratings go minus football), maybe the DWTS performance show should be on Sunday, results show on Monday?

    @David – ” As for Malibu Country, I hear its the same case and the network thinks they have a stronger show in the pilot King John, which has a lot of insider support hence no need for Malibu Country”

    I hope that’s not true. I really enjoyed Malibu Country in spite of the uneven writing. It’s a great show for the whole family. :(

  • Jelly86

    There is nothing great about Grimm’s rating. It will probably end up with a 1.8 or 1.9 just like Revolution. Grim has a cult following the most of the NBC sitcoms, i.e. 30 Rock, Community and Parks. I would send Grim back to Friday but at an earlier time 8:00 followed by a new drama and Dateline at 10:00 pm. The Voice is down and lost out to CBS in viewers from NCIS and NCIS: LA. I hate The Voice and don’t see why it’s such a big deal. I’m sure that by next year the ratings will be down. All the singing and dancing shows have peaked. Next year’s numbers for X-Factor, Idol and Dancing will not be good. I do agree that CBS should forget about doing a third NCIS. There is no need for it – it’s overkill. CBS has plenty of new dramas that can air instead. I’m glad that we’re finally down to one CSI, since, CBS: NY will not be returning along with Golden Boy, Vegas and Rules of Engagement.

  • todd35

    I was turned off by just the promo for Grimm. I guess some people like that kind of show, but not me.

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