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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  • rob60990

    Shocked DWTS Results show went up. Bye bye Splash. OK for Body of Proof. Not that good but still may get a midseason renewal.

    The Voice continues to drop.

    ANTM got a .2, not .4.

  • RyanCanada

    GRIMM was great last night, and New Girl and the Mindy project were Hilarious omg! such well done shows.

  • Ashley

    The Voice is still doing good. Happy Grimm hasn’t gone down. :-)

  • Percysowner

    Just a note, Grimm was preempted in Cleveland last night in favor of a special on the three abducted women who were rescued after 10 years.

  • bety

    I thougt that Hod woud be up for the finale…. at least it’s still steady

  • TimsDale4ever

    I’m soooooooooooooooo glad DWTS and VOICE have apparently run their course. If the networks want to continue them I would suggest having each on 1 hour and week and speed the process up. I haven’t watched DWTS for the past several seasons and never VOICE but it still feels like to me they are both on 10 hours a week each. Yuk!

  • Michael

    Tonight is the night who will come out victorious between American Idol and The Voice. Tomorrow is going to be interesting!

  • rob60990

    Terrible for The Mindy Project. FOX will regret its renewal next year.

  • Winston

    I love HoD but after last nights finale, it deserves to move to Friday.

  • Chuck_T

    The reason DWTS is crashing is because they have run out of B level stars, C level stars and now are on D level stars.

  • Michael

    TimsDale4ever, if The Voice has “ran its course” than so has everything on television last night, since The Voice came out on top yet again for the night.

  • Eliot

    Body Of Proof deserves a 22-episode renewal. It’s strong, it’s in fact stronger than Once and Revenge in terms of viewers, if only it’s 18-49 demo was stronger. It’ll get a fourth season, for sure. (It better!) :D

  • TJ

    I’m pleased that Grimm was able to shore up the night somewhat for NBC. I miss it on Fridays, though, and since I want it to go on for another four or five seasons I’m fine if they put it back there.

  • TV Viewer

    NCIS will probably adjust up as it tends to do.

  • todd35

    Was it just me or was Blake “hammered” last night on the Voice. That was more than excitement, he showed all the signs of drunken giddiness.

  • Mr Mumble

    The inexplicably early pick-up of Mindy gives all the bubbly comedies on ABC and NBC hope. Since Mindy is unlikely to get help from New Girl next season it could very quickly fall to 1.0s.

  • Melissa

    It’s sad that The Voice is collapsing, but it makes sense because the live shows are really boring.

  • BlueAndGreenHair (former BigFlop)

    I can’t stop laughing, seriously, SRN (fromer abc) numbers are the worst of this season.
    CW is not alone !!!

  • eridapo

    It’s sad that The Voice is collapsing, but it makes sense because the live shows are really boring.

    So where do you see it when they get to the top 5? Like Idol or lower? Say at 3.0

  • Skylar James

    Ok the write up is a mess, you guys should proof read before publishing…

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