TV Ratings Tuesday: 'The Voice' Falls, 'Grimm' & 'Hart of Dixie' Steady + 'Dancing With the Stars' & 'NCIS:LA' Up

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May 8th, 2013


Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 3.0/9 2.2/6 1.8/5 1.5/4 1.3/4 0.4/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 2.2/7 1.2/4 1.7/6 1.3/4 0.8/3 0.4/1
Total Viewers (million) 9.436 12.380 4.006 3.836 7.666 0.948


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

On NBC, The Voice earned a 3.6, down three tenths from last week's 3.9 adults 18-49 rating. Grimm was even with last week's 1.9 adults 18-49 rating.

On CBS NCIS garnered a 2.9, down two tenths from last week's 3.1 adults 18-49 rating. NCIS: Los Angeles earned a 2.4, up two tenths after last week's series low 2.2 adults 18-49 rating. Golden Boy earned a 1.2, down a tenth after last week's 1.3 adults 18-49 rating.

On ABC, Splash earned a 1.0, up a tenth after last week's series low 0.9 adults 18-49 rating. Dancing With The Stars scored a 1.7, up two tenths after last week's series low 1.5 adults 18-49. Body of Proof earned a 1.4, down two tenths after its last original's 1.6 adults 18-49 rating.

On FOX, Hell’s Kitchen earned a 1.9, down two tenths from last week's 2.0 adults 18-49 rating. New Girl scored a 2.1, up a tenth from last week's 2.0 adults 18-49. The Mindy Project was even with last week's 1.3 adults 18-49 rating.

On The CW, Hart of Dixie was even with last week's 0.5 18-49 rating.


Broadcast primetime ratings for May 7, 2013

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM NBC The Voice (8-10PM) 3.6 10 11.15
CBS NCIS 2.9 9 16.99
FOX Hell's Kitchen 1.9 6 4.67
ABC Splash 1.0 3 4.36
CW Hart of Dixie 0.5 2 1.24
9:00PM CBS NCIS: Los Angeles 2.4 6 13.02
FOX New Girl 2.1 6 3.97
ABC Dancing With the Stars 1.7 4 10.51
CW America's Next Top Model -R 0.2 1 0.65
9:30PM FOX The Mindy Project 1.3 3 2.71
10:00PM NBC Grimm 1.9 5 6.01
ABC Body of Proof 1.4 4 8.14
CBS Golden Boy 1.2 3 7.13
In Late-Night Metered Markets Tuesday night:
  • In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 2.4/6; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.2/6; 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," 0.6/3.
  • From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET Wednesday night, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.4/5 in metered-market households and a 0.4/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.
  • From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.2/4 in metered-market households) tied CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.2/4).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).
  • At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/3 in metered-market households and a 0.3/3 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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  • BigBrotherFan

    I think RON knows he’s wrong now that is why he started bullying me

  • Melissa


    I give you credit for not giving up on Ron. :lol:

  • Ultima

    I give you credit for not giving up on Ron.

    Hopefully not too much. It was like shooting fish in a barrel… with dynamite. ;)

  • BigBrotherFan

    CBS should of never moved VEGAS from this slot it was doing better and Sarah Jones is extremely hot!

  • Richard Steven Hack

    Body of Proof episode was again bizarre. Start with a plane crash, end up with a drug deal gone wrong. One has to give the writers credit for complicated and implausible plots. :-)

    Then Meghan’s about to sleep with one guy but then VERY against character goes all to pieces when the cop is just missing. That was SO jarringly unlike the character that it virtually ruined the episode. It was clearly a desperate attempt to make the character more likeable, which is the show’s number one problem.

    I still see it being renewed for one more 13-episode season, but that will be its last. The show just doesn’t “work” that well. And without firing the lead, it can’t be fixed.

  • TJ

    Hope Body of Proof is adjusted up. :)

  • W

    NCIS, NCIS LA and Vegas were doing fine!

  • BigBrotherFan

    Richard Steven Hack

    That woman comes across like a SOCIOPATH!

  • Ultima

    NCIS, NCIS LA and Vegas were doing fine!

    No. The last two weeks Vegas aired on Tuesday night…

    NCIS 3.7, NCIS:LA 3.1, Vegas 1.5

    NCIS 3.5, NCIS:LA 2.7, Vegas 1.5

    Seven of the last eight episodes it aired on Tuesday were either a 1.5 or 1.6. That’s just not going to cut it, which is why CBS shipped it off to Fridays.

  • BigBrotherFan


    Yeah but it seemed to level off there, Ultima. This GOLDEN BOY show is doing really bad.

  • Bob

    I love Hell’s Kitchen….absolutely reliable. A 1.9 in priliminary and a 2.0 in the final every single week.

  • Rachel


    Typical @Ron behavior. Just ignore him.

  • Ultima

    Yeah but it seemed to level off there, Ultima. This GOLDEN BOY show is doing really bad.

    No, it’s doing about the same or better than Vegas would have done.

    Golden Boy Tuesday ratings – 1.8, 1.6, 1.5, 1.7, 1.4, 1.3, 1.5, 1.5, 1.4, 1.3, 1.2

    The only way you could argue Golden Boy is doing worse than Vegas is if you assume that, unlike every other show, Vegas would have maintained it’s winter ratings throughout the spring. That’s a ridiculous assumption.

    Also, even if it did maintain a 1.5 rating, that’s still not good enough for a renewal.

  • DanaK

    Jeanne Cooper of “The Young and the Restless” soap opera has died (see TVLine.com)

  • Jon

    do people really believe The voice has run its course? These rounds typically fall off from the auditions, also tv as a whole falls off this time of year. It will close well for the finale, and will be back in the high 4’s come this fall. The voice is nowhere near being done, anyone thinking otherwise is just being a hater.

  • Jon

    Golden Boy is actually a good show. Too bad it wasn’t given a fall debut slot. Not many mid season replacement shows ever amount to anything, so it had an uphill climb to say the least, especially in a tuesday timeslot that has been pretty rough on new shows the past few seasons.

  • theCroup


    Aside from all the good points others have brought up, I think you missed the one about how income and net worth does not equate to spending on goods that network advertisers are hawking. Most 18-24 year olds don’t have a lot of money but they are at a stage in life where they are going to be spending most of what they earn. They are going out to the big chain restaurants for dinner, going to the movies, buying masstige brand name clothes, buying the latest electronic toys and flat screen TVs for their kitchens.

    People 50 and greater, not so much. They have adult children and grand kids that they have put/are putting through college. They probably have mortgages to pay, full garages and are thinking of retirement in a few years. They have more money, but they’re generally not dumping it on the latest and greatest in the same way that younger folks do. They’re also not looking to buy the latest fashions from The Gap, eat at McDonald’s or debating Coke v. Pepsi. They consume differently (and mostly on different goods and services) and advertisers are aware of that and will buy ads accordingly.

    BTW, the tween and young teen demo is actually a pretty valuable demo too (the one that keeps Nick and ABC Family and the Disney Channel afloat). That group pretty much doesn’t have any real income or direct spending power (even with generous allowances), but it turns out a lot of $$$ gets spent at their direction and on their behalf by their busy parents who do have money. That’s a prime example of the fact that while ad rates do factor in things like household income and spending power, how that power translates into actual spending is much more important. By that measure, youth is king.

  • josh2770

    expecting “the voice” “grimm” and “NCIS” to be adjusted
    but the main thing i am wondering is why all the CW shows have such poor viewers and terrible ratings?

  • Max Vrany

    @Bob, FOX loves that even more than you. Not to mention a whole season of Hell’s Kitchen is most likely cheaper* than a single episode of Glee.

    *I know nothing about the economics, other than that a single episode of Glee used to cost $3 million.

  • BigBrotherFan

    I agree that it likely would not of got renewed and I guess we’ll never know if it’s numbers would of survived spring.

    Thanks! :)

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