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[04/17/13 - 08:24 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Keeps Demo Crown with "The Voice"
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for tuesday, april 16, 2013)

Here are the highlights of the 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night:

NBC (6.843 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.4, #1) was the top demo draw on Tuesday with a new installment of "The Voice" (13.782 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.5, #1) followed by week two of "Ready for Love" (3.373 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T7).

CBS (9.814 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.6, #2) then was the most-watched network despite repeats of "NCIS" (9.230 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T7) and "NCIS: Los Angeles" (12.279 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T2) alongside a new "Golden Boy" (7.933 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.5, #5).

Next up was ABC (8.880 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T3) with originals from "Splash" (5.195 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.1, #10), "Dancing with the Stars" (12.454 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T2) and "Body of Proof" (8.992 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.4, #6).

Meanwhile, FOX (3.371 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T3) offered up a new "Hell's Kitchen" (4.583 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.9, #4) plus repeats of "New Girl" (2.358 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.2, #9) and "The Mindy Project" (1.959 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.0, #11).

And finally, a new "Hart of Dixie" (1.323 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #12) and a repeat of "America's Next Top Model" (0.658 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #13) on The CW (0.990 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) closed out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Dixie" delivered a 0.9 rating while "Model" posted a 0.4 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+10.53% - Dancing with the Stars
+7.14% - The Voice
+5.56% - Hell's Kitchen
0.00% - Golden Boy
0.00% - Body of Proof
-8.33% - Splash
-16.67% - Hart of Dixie
-18.75% - Ready for Love

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+104.55% - The Voice (vs. The Biggest Loser 13)
+66.67% - Hart of Dixie (vs. 90210 (Repeat))
0.00% - Golden Boy (vs. Unforgettable (Repeat))
-12.50% - Dancing with the Stars
-17.65% - Body of Proof (vs. Private Practice)
-20.83% - Hell's Kitchen (vs. Glee)
-26.67% - Splash (vs. Last Man Standing/Cougar Town)
-45.83% Ready for Love (vs. The Voice/Fashion Star)

In late-night metered market ratings (via NBC's press release):

* In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 2.5/7 with an encore telecast; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.1/5 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.6/7.

* In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 Wednesday results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.7/4 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.5/2 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.9/5.

* From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET Wednesday night, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.5/5 in metered-market households and a 0.5/3 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

* From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.1/4 in metered-market households with an encore) tied CBS's first-run "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.1/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 in 18-49 with an encore) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).

* At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (4/17/12):

FOX (5.40 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.3, #T1) and NBC (6.68 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.3, #T1) split the demo crown on Tuesday as the former offered up new episodes of "Glee" (6.18 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 2.4, #T4), "New Girl" (5.31 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 2.7, #3) and the season finale of "Raising Hope" (3.93 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.9, #8).

The Peacock then offered up fresh installments of "The Biggest Loser 13" (6.87 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.2, #6), "The Voice" (8.75 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 3.3, #1) and "Fashion Star" (4.41 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T11) - ties its lowest rating to date.

A competitive third place went to CBS (12.41 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.2, #3) with an original "NCIS" (17.62 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.0, #2) - its season low - followed by repeats of "NCIS: Los Angeles" (11.32 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.0, #7) and "Unforgettable" (8.28 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T11).

Meanwhile, ABC (8.70 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.9, #4) served up new episodes of "Last Man Standing" (6.43 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.6, #10) - its series low, "Cougar Town" (4.62 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.4, #13) - tied as its series low, "Dancing With the Stars" (13.80 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.4, #T4) and the relocated "Private Practice" (6.78 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.7, #9) - a series low.

And finally, a repeat of "90210" (0.76 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #15) led into the season finale of "Ringer" (1.16 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.5, #14) on The CW (0.96 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "90210" delivered a 0.5 rating while "Ringer" posted a 0.7 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+4.35% - Dancing With the Stars
0.00% - New Girl
0.00% - The Biggest Loser 13
0.00% - Raising Hope
0.00% - Ringer
-3.23% - NCIS
-5.71% - The Voice
-5.88% - Last Man Standing
-6.67% - Cougar Town
-22.73% - Private Practice (vs. 3/15/12)
-11.11% - Glee
-16.67% - Fashion Star

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+45.45% - Last Man Standing (vs. Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution)
+43.48% - The Voice (vs. The Biggest Loser)
+36.36% - NCIS (vs. NCIS (Repeat))
+35.71% - Raising Hope (vs. Traffic Light)
+27.27% - Cougar Town (vs. Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution)
+22.73% - New Girl (vs. Raising Hope)
0.00% - Ringer (vs. Hellcats)
-4.35% - The Biggest Loser 13
-17.24% - Dancing With the Stars
-29.17% - Private Practice (vs. Body of Proof)
-35.14% - Glee
-40.00% - Fashion Star (vs. Parenthood)

In late-night metered market ratings (via NBC's press release):

In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 2.3/6 with an encore telecast; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.6/7 with an encore; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.3/8; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.9/6.

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.8/4 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.7/3 with an encore; "Nightline," 1.0/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.

At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.2/4 in metered-market household with an encore) tied CBS's first-run "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.2/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49 with an encore) topped "Late Late Show" (0.4/2).

At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.9/4 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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