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.

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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  • Robsten_Fan

    GoodBye Golden Boy… :)
    Ih bin fun.. :D

  • r0ckmypants

    @bjssp – “Speculation” is meaningless. Everyone thought Zooey Deschannel was going to win last year too.

  • SS

    I forgot SYTYCD was starting this week and am probably not the only one. Just too many season finales airing this week. I might see tonight’s (better time for me), but I probably won’t be looking for it until next week.

  • jT

    it’s been awhile sj.

    The ratings were same as last year, silly boy.

  • Samuel

    Honestly… not bad for New Girl. It’s not on par with it’s previous ratings, but it’s holding it’s own there with some heavy competition.


    That’s actually pretty solid for a results show for the voice. The first results show of the season that fairly well well after next week the voice won’t have any competition. It ended solidly in June last time around. Next season person of interest should do much better then what’s airing after Ncis la. It might even build viewers from Ncis la.

  • BigBrotherFan


    It’s tanking now without her, though. I think people tuned in to see the new judges.

  • Edward

    BBF, you do not know what you’re talking about re: Hannibal. That show is much closer to getting renewed than you know. Keep throwing fits. It’s fun to watch.

  • bjssp

    LOL at myself. Looks like I started a rumor about TMP and the Emmys. Who knew it was so easy?

    Also, TV is hardly sinking. It will be adjusted up, and it’s quite possible it might see some legitimate increases in the coming week as it’s one of the few new options on the air.

  • BigBrotherFan


    Umm..Did I miss something? last I checked it had not been renewed. Give me a break, fanboy!

  • joel

    Playing some new fan excuse bingo squares – the gender card and the race card. I think if you looked you could find countless examples in entertainment history of gender and race making no difference because of the determining factor being quality of the material.

  • jT

    I don’t see agent coulson being enough to keep viewers watching shield..

    I don’t understand why they’re making coulson the lead instead of sam jackson or cobie.

  • bjssp


    I was just kidding, as I stated at the end of my first comment.

    Also, @SJ, do you really think the first episodes of NG were that bad? I liked them more than some of the ones from this season.

  • Hatim


    I’m pretty sure this is just the normal trajectory the live shows take with an upturn as it gets towards the finale
    I’d assume its averaging slightly higher or the same as the fall season, and will probably end that way too.
    I personally think Cee Lo is the most missed of the coaches because the live shows are less entertaining this season without his theatrics

    Either way with Cee Lo and Xtina back for season 5, itll keep things fresh and enjoyable, this rotating coaches is a good initiative

  • BigBrotherFan

    I think Golden Boy failed on CBS because THEO JAMES is way to young to star in a CBS show..maybe if he was like late 30’s or early 40’s? I get the premise of the show but it’s all wrong for CBS.

    …I think it may of lived on FOX

  • Edward

    All I will say is you clearly do not know as much as you think you do. Compare the C3 ratings of Rookie Blue and Hannibal. Both are low cost. Both make money for their networks. ABC keeps renewing Rookie Blue because it’s smart for their business. Follow the crumbs.,,

  • Holly


    I don’t understand why they’re making coulson the lead instead of sam jackson or cobie.

    Cobie is currently busy with HIMYM and I seriously doubt they were going to be able to tempt Jackson to a weekly broadcast TV show.

  • BigBrotherFan


    Wait a minute? CeeLo is coming back? agh. Great! :(

    I would of thought they keep Shakira and just ditch him all together.

  • Alex

    Wow, DWTS has moved into Harry’s Law territory with regard to the demo / total viewers ratio.

    Not quite. Harry’s Law was pulling 8+ million viewers and not breaking a 1 in the demo.

  • BigBrotherFan


    You can’t compare a 100% Canadian production to that of Hannibal..You can’t. Sorry play again.

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