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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  • Ted Craig

    I wouldn’t be surprised to see ABC cut DWTS down to two hours.

  • John P

    I think the viewers of DWTS have finally got tired of the judges and their biased scoring. The cast this season was very poor and having the same pros (Derek and Mark) constantly getting the best partners is boring the audience.

  • Tim

    Old farts love Dancing With The Nobodies and Amanda Knox.

  • bob

    vegas cant be axed

  • The End

    @vegas cant be axed

    There’s not much left of Vegas in all honesty. The show has already been through the guillotine, the head has already rolled into the basket, the crowd have already cheered as the lifeless body of this show slumps to the floor and out of mind.

    Let the show rest in peace.

  • Twinn

    Mindy was renewed because Kevin Reilly was a big proponent of The Office when at NBC.

  • Mike

    I don’t think they should cancel or cycles of DWTS. They need to move it away from The Voice. There shouldn’t be two competition shows against each other.

  • Jake

    if they move DWTS where r they gonna move it to? in the 2nd half of the season it’d be up against American Idol.

  • David


    They said that Nashville, along with Last Man Standing, Suburgatory, The Neighbors and How To Live are all going to be renewed. They said that ABC execs are keen to have Nashville on the fall schedule as a saving face renewal and since it has a ‘consistent audience’.

  • Rebecca

    I hope ABC announces that some time soon….I’m all for LMS, The Neighbors, and HTL. The others, not so much.

  • Tom


    Huh. It seems like a pretty bold move for Paul Lee not to at least pick up Body of Proof or Malibu Country for midseason. That’s just butt-covering 101. For instance, if King John fails to match the ratings for Malibu Country and you have nothing to replace it with then the Disney higher ups can simply point to that decision and ask why would such a risky decision be made. Whereas, if it’s picked up for midseason and they just end up burning off the episodes by doubling up on weeks at the end of the season you have a clear argument as to why it had to happen. He was covering the networks butt in case people couldn’t appreciate the brilliance of King John. Personally, I’m a big fan of butt-covering. And as a result, I’m steadily working my way up the corporate ladder.

  • Blondie

    Yay for grimm

  • Martine

    If Grimm isn’t adjusted thats great stuff. Its a wonderful show, but its still not a vast improvement. Its best on Fridays, really. The best way to support a show is to leave it exactly in one place and let people get used to it being in one place. Its much better then what I expected at 1.7, unless its adjusted.

  • Martine

    @todd35; Actually most grown up type people like any imaginative well written show. But yes, if you dislike the idea of fantastic elements then the show isn’t for you. Thats exactly why I think the Voice is an awful lead in for Grimm its probably watched by a lot of people who like to watch stupid sit coms, and police procedurals( with no fantasy involved). Their imagination just won’t stretch any further.

  • Em J

    Well I am kinda shocked at New Girls rating! Considering what in fact HAPPENED in that episode! One of the best episodes in New Girl history!

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