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.

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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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  • Carl

    DWTS needs new producers, at least one new judge, and several new pros. The problem isn’t the casting as much as the rest of the show. Kellie Pickler is a lively, fun personality – why is she just Derek Hough’s mannequin?

    The show’s attempts at drama are transparent and embarrassing. Take Len yelling about Kellie and Derek. Many fans smelled this as fake from a mile away. Then they’re in a likely fake bottom three. It’s just old and desperate.

    The show stopped being fun years ago. I don’t care about pretentious vanity pieces, boring, unlikeable pros, and a dour, overly scripted atmosphere.

  • Ultima

    do people really believe The voice has run its course?

    Yes. Do non-crazy people believe that? No.

    Golden Boy is actually a good show. Too bad it wasn’t given a fall debut slot.

    Indeed. While it’s easy to point at Made in Jersey as a big mistake after the fact, as I remember it a year ago, Golden Boy had plenty of buzz and seems like it would have been a great fit with CSI:NY and Blue Bloods.

    Wonder why CBS went with Made in Jersey instead.

  • Fred


    In recent years any garbage with Jersey in the title was picked up by various networks, due to the popularity of Jersey Shore on MTV.
    Thankfully the Jersey fad is over. And I live there!

  • josh m

    Can somebody explain to me how anybody likes the voice? Such a boring show it’s not better than x factor or american idol.

  • Fred

    @josh m

    What is awful to some is amazing for others.

    I have absolutely no interest in the NFL,NBA or MLB, but the ratings prove otherwise.
    I find OUAT to be one of the most entertaining shows ever, but some of my peers find it to be nonsense. When LOST was on, the same scenario.

    As for The Voice, I agree with you. Much too tedious.

  • WoWza

    FOX ofcourse wishes Mindy was higher, but this si the kind of show that can gain a following through the summer and is likely on many peop[les list of shows to catch up on throughout the summer. I can honestly see it neing okay for FOX next season. FOX wanted to renew something, so it was a good option to renew Mindy. They are trying to have a sort of comedy block, obviously, so they wanted to keep one of their shows. Even if it ends up being a replacement, or something to the effect, it is okay. I recommend it airing in Sept instead of Jan because people will forget about it otherwisse . Look for it be airing after raising hope in the fall , or for New girl to lead the night, followed b mindy, then a new comedy (a big hit comedy with lots of buzz) and then raising hope.

  • WoWza

    This seems best, especially if the new comedy that has buzz is able to likely stand on its own, because people wills ick around for mindy to watch the new show, and the new show with buzz will be a goold lead for hope (which already ahs a loyal audience).

  • The End

    @josh m

    Not everyone can share you refined taste in television Sir ;)

  • two

    Looks like Ron finally got tired of having his ass handed to him.

  • Benjamin Glatt

    Grimm. GRIMM. NBC should really move it back to Friday for the fall, if only because it FEELS like a Friday show. I also don’t know how anybody can actively dislike Grimm; it’s fresh idea with a talented cast and generally spot-on writing. I don’t get what the problem is with that.

  • mary marchant

    Grimm may be popular with the younger set but I am a 74 year old senior citizen and I LOVE Grimm. I just purchased the first season DVD.

  • Martine

    OH God I hope Grimm can hold those ratings when they send it back to Friday, which they really should do. Its not doing much better at all. It was at 1.6 now its at 1.9, and who knows if it will hold that? Its not assured a renewal with that on a tuesday night. I still think its best to put it back and quickly. When will people learn that lead ins are just not that big a deal. If anything people are already tired of watching tv if they just finished watching a show. I am so totally amazed at how stupid tv exec thinking is, its no wonder that networks are all losing viewers.

  • nickDALLAS

    grimm was good this week. glad it has been renewed.

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