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.

For more information see Numbers 101 and Numbers 102.

  • ROLY


  • TheFrenchGuy

    Cote de Pablo signed for Season 11 or not yet ?

  • Jon

    I was surprised POI was moved since it does so well in that timeslot

  • Edward

    Roly, the word is season “finale”. “Finally” means something else,

  • bjssp


    Is TV down from last year, overall? I thought it was still up…

  • MFitz

    Melanie WTF are you talking about NCISLA got its but kicked at 9 here’s the facts •From 9-10:01 p.m. ET, “The Voice” (3.4/10 in 18-49, 10.2 million viewers overall) convincingly won its new time period, with margins of 36 percent over CBS’s “NCIS: LA” (3.4 vs. 2.5) and 89 percent over ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” Results Show (3.4 vs. 1.8).So get glasses learn math or get a clue all you haters need to see the truth THE VOICE is the new Number 1 reality show and may be last one standing in a year or two you mark my words

  • jackson

    SYTYCD down 25%. Ouch! Why hasn’t this dud been cancelled? And New Girl, WTF? Worst written episode EVER! Embarrassingly bad.

  • Ultima

    Coulson is pretty much the r2d2 of the avengers…

    Could be worse, he could be the C-3PO of the Avengers. ;)

  • Jimmy Bodnar

    This weeks final episode of Golden Boy was fantastic TV. The 9/11 storyline was one of the best I have ever seen. As a first responder and retired NYPD they nailed it. It’s a shame CBS didn’t give this show a chance. The storyline was getting better and better and with the addition of Michael Madsen and Robert Burke as new characters the show was taking off. In my opinion it was a modern NYPD Blue. Gonna miss it.

  • TJ

    Does anyone know the 1/2 hour ratings?

  • Ultima

    @Jimmy Bodnar
    It’s a shame CBS didn’t give this show a chance.

    They DID give it a chance. They ordered a pilot for the script, liked it, and then picked it up to series. After it previewed on Tuesdays, they decided to leave it there. It just never found enough of an audience to remain on the air, but it DID have a chance.

    Unless you’re one of those people that think that getting a chance involves dozens of episodes and multiple seaons to find an audience. Of course, in that case, since they would need far fewer new shows, something that was only picked up for midseason like Golden Boy WOULD NEVER HAVE AIRED!

  • Katie

    I don’t understand why The Voice has dropped. Usually live shows get better ratings than the other rounds during the show and they have some really great singers.

  • Ultima

    Usually live shows get better ratings than the other rounds

    That has not been the case in the previous three cycles.

  • Jon

    Grimm isn’t a show that lends itself well to new viewers. If you haven’t followed the storyline from the beginning you would probably be lost. I have followed from day one and am a huge fan, but I can definetly see how people who might have turned it on for the first time a few weeks back, have now decided not to get invested in it. It’s pretty much down to it’s friday viewing numbers, which I suspect about 99 percent of them are the hard core loyal fans of the show.

  • John Walsh


    Exactly Jon, just like Fringe or Chuck, just to quote recent examples.

  • Alex

    @John Walsh
    Grimm is doing fine on tuesdays…

    Although it is being out rated by a repeat of The Voice at 8PM. Although that repeat of The Voice is probably going to be NBC’s fifth or sixth best rated hour of the week so…

  • MFitz

    Katie the Voice is doing great based on the overall numbers this spring(Which have been lousy imo). As for this live show does better you might be correct if you are talking about American Idol as they historically over last 12 years have had higher live show averages(Except currently LOL).The voice is in its 4th cycle(they have 2 cycles like DWTS).The Voice on the average has had higher levels in the blind and battle rounds and a drop off in lives. The facts are as a percentage this has actually gotten better each cycle as there has been growth in there live and results shows. I agree its weird that these shows shed a million or so people in the lives now but its been a weird season so far. However, the trajectory for The Voice is excellent. If they can keep continuity with the judges(That Killed Idol and X-factor)they can rule that Genre for the next several years.

  • Alex

    Is TV down from last year, overall? I thought it was still up…

    Still up on the Fall cycle I would guess. Not sure about the last Spring cycle which had the Super Bowl boost.

  • John Walsh


    I never said that Grimm wasn’t doing fine. (It’s not doing great, but I know its ratings are fine). What I meant is that Grimm isn’t a show for everyone and it’s also too serialized so it’s not easy to get more viewers on the way.

    But you said something that I wasn’t aware of. I don’t live in USA and I don’t follow The Voice. So the voice’s episode which goes on air before Grimm isn’t live or even all new?

  • a p garcia

    Saw NG because I am a Taylor Swift fan. I like BOP and CBS ought to pick it up. NCIS had a good episode last night. I am glad that CBS passed on NCIS: Red I barely can stand NCIS:LA and even less is NCIS: Red. I just had a feeling Grimm does not belong on Tuesday but Friday.

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