TV Ratings Tuesday: 'So You Think You Can Dance' Returns Down, 'NCIS' & 'NCIS:LA' Rise + 'Grimm' Dips

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May 15th, 2013

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Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 2.4/7 2.3/7 1.8/5 1.4/4 1.4/4 0.3/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 1.7/6 1.4/5 1.7/6 0.9/3 1.2/2 0.3/1
Total Viewers (million) 7.445 12.870 4.158 8.178 3.651 0.926


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

On NBC, The Voice earned a 3.4, down three tenths from last week's 3.7 adults 18-49 rating. Grimm earned a 1.7, down a tenth from last week's 1.8 adults 18-49 rating.

On CBS NCIS garnered a 3.2, up a tenth from last week's 3.1 adults 18-49 rating. NCIS: Los Angeles earned a 2.5, also up a tenth from last week's 2.4 adults 18-49 rating. Golden Boy matched last week's 1.2 adults 18-49 rating.

On ABC, Wipeout  earned a 1.1 adults 18-49 rating, tying its series low. Dancing With The Stars scored a 1.8, up a tenth from last week's 1.7 adults 18-49. Body of Proof matched last week's 1.4 adults 18-49 rating.

On FOX, the premiere of So You think You Can Dance earned a 1.9 adults 18-49 rating. Last year's premiere earned a 2.4 adults 18-49 rating,(and a 2.2 from 8-9PM). New Girl matched last week's 2.1 adults 18-49 rating. The Mindy Project was also flat with last week's 1.3 adults 18-49 rating.



Broadcast primetime ratings for May 14, 2013

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM CBS NCIS 3.2 10 18.16
NBC The Voice -R 2.0 6 6.63
FOX So You Think You Can Dance 1.9 6 4.96
ABC Wipeout 1.1 4 4.43
CW Leap Year (8-10PM) -R 0.3 1 0.93
9:00PM NBC The Voice 3.4 10 10.20
CBS NCIS: Los Angeles 2.5 7 13.35
FOX New Girl 2.1 6 4.06
ABC Dancing With the Stars 1.8 5 11.59
9:30PM FOX The Mindy Project 1.3 4 2.65
10:00PM NBC Grimm 1.7 5 5.51
ABC Body of Proof 1.4 4 8.52
CBS Golden Boy 1.2 4 7.10
In Late-Night Metered Markets Tuesday night:
  • In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 2.5/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.3/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.0/5.
  • 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," 0.5/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/3.
  • From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET Wednesday night, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.3/4 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" (1.4/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.1/4).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.4/3).
  • At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.9/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/3 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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  • Samuel

    Yikes. This is all kinds of bad.

  • Hatim

    thats impressive for a voice results show

  • CBSviewer

    Go NCIS and NCIS: LA !!!! The Finale were AWESOME. LA is finally not so low against The Voice :)

  • Dante

    It is going to be A LONG summer for SYTYCD.

  • Rebecca

    I saw most of Mindy, funny as usual. I need to stream NG later. We’re saving Grimm on the DVR to watch on Friday since we have no time before then. I forgot Wipe Out was on at 7 here; otherwise I could have let the kiddo stay up to see it.

  • mando

    Grimm’s rating is no longer a big deal. NBC should concern about Chicago fire competing against POI next season.

  • Confusion

    Grimm obviously doesn’t need to be moved from Fridays. Was that the final season 2 episode of New Girl? this season never seems to end.

  • joel

    I wonder if Mindy will get yanked off the air a couple of episodes into season 2, or even before season 2 begins.

  • rob60990

    Thats the best Mindy can do for its season finale? Lol. Hope ABCs comedies destroys both these losers.

  • Alex

    Mindy Project was so, so good. People are missing out.

  • John A

    Hope BOP can land a Cable network. Not bad numbers really

  • Factor Flop Pigney

    The voice looks like Factor x a Failure

  • bjssp

    Might Grimm adjust up? As always, I take these ratings with a slight grain of salt, as the only way to judge the show fully would be after a promoted move before a full season and then leaving the show there for the season.

  • jT

    New girl will rebound.

    Next season it will finally get a decent lead in………. AFTER THE SUPERBOWL!!

    And damon waynes junior is rumored to be returning as the 6 roommate

  • Chuck_T

    Looks like Grimm won its timeslot again.

  • Nancy

    @ Joel
    No it won’t Mindy is FOX’s Community.

  • senor chang

    It seems like generally, dramas after The Voice retain around 50% of the lead-in.

  • bjssp

    @rob60990 and Joel:

    There’s speculation that Mindy Kaling is the front runner for not only being nominated for Best Comedy Actress, but to win, so…

    I think Fox is right to stick with the pairing, for now, at least. They are similar in tone and format. If it’s still struggling in the second half of next year, some changes might need to be made, but for now, it works. Not everything clicks right away.

    By the way, I just made that Emmy comment up. I’m sure speculation exists in Kaling’s head, though.

  • Samunto

    Grimm just doesn’t have mass appeal unfortunately. Not gaining even abit from The Voice.
    CBS can surely live with low to mid 2s for NCIS:LA next season. NCIS will probably be dented abit by SHIELD so LA will have a lower lead-in.

  • RyanCanada

    is next week the season finale of The Voice and Grimm? if so that should be a season high for the both of them.

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