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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  • Joel

    Body of proof still draws over 8 million viewers. Not sure why they cancelled it, I bet the replacement won’t do as well. I don’t get why everyone hates Dana Delaney so much, she plays the role well but I do see where they have her playing a character in her 40’s when she is in her late 50’s.
    Hey for her age she looks great though

  • Alex

    coulson is not popular enough to lead a show by himsel.

    Marvel jumped the gun here and should have waited for himym…..

    That’s nice but you haven’t told me what shows with more popular superheros got cancelled. I also think as much as Marvel/ABC might be overestimating the popularity of Coulson you’re probably underestimating it as well. Maria Hill might be a better known character to comic book fans but I don’t think she’s more well known to the general audience than Coulson and certainly I don’t think Cobie Smulders is an especially huge star. She isn’t even the star of the sitcom she’s part of.

    SHIELD will be fine though (assuming its any good) so it doesn’t really matter. Its trading off the Marvel name (its right there in the title) and the success of The Avengers more than anything else.

  • Hatim

    Why didn’t they bring in hawk eye too for the tv series?

  • Celoriu

    Has it become very difficult for the writers on this site to point out which episodes are season/series finales? It’s basic information.

  • Alex

    Why didn’t they bring in hawk eye too for the tv series?

    Because Jeremy Renner has a successful movie career.

  • ravi

    @Kumar, Dude, shut up, you sound like an idiot. No offense.

  • spin

    The Mindy Project is seriously one of the best shows of the season, and the finale last night was amazing. People are missing out.

  • Sammo


    I see what you did there.

  • Michael

    I honestly thought Taylor Swift would have increased viewership.

  • John Walsh


    Well if everything goes fine, I guess nothing prevents Cobie Smulders to join SHIELD in a hypothetical second series right?

  • Sammo

    I saw this on another board. Either the author is deranged, or an expert at sarcasm:

    “I, for one, am tired of all the critics pointing out that The Mindy Project is the lowest-rated show on Fox. To them I say: SO WHAT?!

    Fox has a golden opportunity to build goodwill for Mindy’s show, and to free her creatively. Namely, DON’T CHARGE ADVERTISERS FOR COMMERCIAL TIME ON IT! Instead, spend next season charging slightly higher rates for hits like IDOL, TOP CHEF, and NEW GIRL. Then, throw in MINDY for free!

    That way, Mindy won’t have to worry about ratings and can spend the second season finding and honing her awesome voice!

    I should add that Fox could make up the difference by charging DOUBLE for The Mindy Project in the THIRD season, because by the then it wil have blossomed into a bona fide hit, and wil probably have an audience size similar to THE BIG BANG THEORY.”

  • Melanie

    Golden Boy really pulled down the night for CBS.
    LOL at New Girl not getting a bump for the season finale.
    Grimm is doing well- holding its own and it helped NBC win the night. Without it, the two NCIS won the 8-10 block.
    I hope BOP gets picked up by a cable channel.

  • s0303

    maybe nbc will finally realize that grimm is a friday show and keep it there, but i kind of doubt it…

  • John Walsh

    Grimm is doing fine on tuesdays and it’s helping NBC to win the night! I don’t think NBC expected much more than that. Grimm is not a show for everyone. Grimm is just plugging a hole here and maybe getting a few new fans and next season it’s back on Friday where it belongs.


    NBC already knows that. Grimm will be back to fridays next season, it’s official.

  • POIFanatic

    @alex coulson is not popular enough to lead a show by himsel.

    Marvel jumped the gun here and should have waited for himym…..

    But the Avengers Initiative and its universe is very hot and will stay hot for the foreseeable future.

    Cobie Smulders can join the show in season 2 as a regular if she so wishes and I read somewhere that she could reprise her role in a little way during season 1 itself and it wouldn’t come in the way of her HIMYM contract.

  • Kumar

    Ravi stop self hating, Mindy is our sister, we should support her no matter what from who say cancel Mindy because of rating.

  • jT

    “But the Avengers Initiative and its universe is very hot and will stay hot for the foreseeable future.”

    Hulk, iron man, hawkeye. black widow, and captain america are the hot.

    Coulson is pretty much the r2d2 of the avengers…

  • John Walsh

    “Coulson is pretty much the r2d2 of the avengers…”


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  • Jamie04

    I though New Girl would do much better. Too bad. I don’t watch it anymore, but surprised it didn’t do better.

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