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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  • joel

    @ Nancy,
    The difference is Community gets its ratings standing on its own, leading off the top of an hour. Mindy only got renewed because it rides New Girl’s coattails.

  • Fumbuck

    The Voice keeps sinking!

  • TJ

    1/2 Hour ratings?

  • NBC Fan


    Shows that start with a big first season and then dip in the second usually don’t rebound. Also, Scripted shows almost never get a long term boost from the Super Bowl.

  • Alex

    I feel its worth pointing out that a repeat of The Voice was the fifth highest rated show of the night. A night where everyone (excluding The CW and obviously NBC) were all original. I’m not entirely sure what that says but it says something….

  • David

    Hmm…I love Mindy but its obviously not a ratings hit. I also love the sound of ABC’s new show Trophy Wife. I think unless TW is a complete flop (which I doubt, being on a night anchored by Shield), there’s no doubt it will be TMP. Question is, will The Mindy Project both be able to hold up against The Voice’s second half hour, the higher rated of the two?

  • rob60990

    Ryan, The Voice is not ending until end of June.

  • David

    *will The Mindy Project AND Trophy Wife both be…

  • jT

    @NBC Fan

    New girl lead in this season averaged a freaking 1.3 demo.

    The viewers are still watching on demand, dvr, and online.

  • MichaelChickless

    Go NCIS twins!

    Grimm isn’t doing much better here than it was on Fridays.

  • BigBrotherFan

    I told y’all about Hannibal-you laughed-I was right!

    I told y’all about the voice not doing amazing without Christina- I was right!

    Christina will be back in the fall :)

    When does the voice wrap?

  • Alex

    Not that I want to be cynical about this but I’d just point out that The Mindy Project is not only headlined by a woman but an Indian woman that’s all kinds of diversity points right there. Also its 18-34 numbers aren’t terrible. In a related note just tenth difference between Fox’s 18-49 and 18-34 average last night it would seem.

  • Carmen

    Wow, DWTS has moved into Harry’s Law territory with regard to the demo / total viewers ratio.
    I guess that show has pretty much shot its wad. . . at least with 2 series a year. Maybe it’ll bounce back a bit with as a once a year show.

    Grimm did not do particularly well vs. 2 cancelled series and following the Voice.
    I think the fans who have in the past clamored for it to be moved into the Mon – Thurs schedule should give up that notion. It is perfectly slotted where it is on Friday.

  • BigBrotherFan

    Looks like ABC made a good decision get rid of that old battle-axe Dana Delany Body Of Proof. I don’t want to see some 80-year-old chick in skimpy outfits-It’s gross!

  • Edward

    A broad show will be helped by getting a broad lead in. A narrow show will also be helped but not nearly as much. Grimm is broader than Hannibal so it was the better choice for this four week gap.

    House was the first show that worked after Idol for this exact reason, Chicago Fire looks like NBC’s broadest scripted show so it has a shot of growing next season,

  • ethan

    Revolution beats Grimm again in the post-voice slot!!!

  • SJ

    I don’t know what Fox was thinking with Mindy Project. I’ve grown to kind of like the show, but if Fox thinks Mindy is getting Emmys or anything for this role, they’re mistaken. I hope they only gave it 10-13 episodes for next season. It looks like it could be gone by Christmas.

    Wow, New Girl didn’t rise at all for the finale? It will never rebound. And too bad too, because it actually grew into a decent comedy this season after an abysmal first batch of episodes back in 2011 which probably got it the ratings it has now.

    I expect ABC to dominate the comedy field in the fall with The Goldbergs and Trophy Wife so that NBC won’t even premiere its new comedies there.

    I hope TNT, USA or WGN America picks up Body of Proof. It feels like such a waste to let a decently performing show that’s already halfway to syndication just disappear.

    This is the final season of SYTYCD, for sure.

  • Alex

    I told y’all about the voice not doing amazing without Christina- I was right!

    Isn’t The Voice’s average for this cycle up vs. the Fall cycle?

  • A

    They should have waited until after DWTS to premier SYTYCD. SYTYCD is competing with a dance show that is nearing the end of its cycle, of course more people will watch DWTS than SYTYCD.

  • BigBrotherFan


    CBS should pick up Body Of Proof. It’s a much more better fit for their network and their audience.

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