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[05/22/13 - 08:34 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Voice" Tops Demos, "DWTS" Finale Leads Viewers
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for tuesday, may 21, 2013)

Here are the highlights of the 11 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night:

NBC (7.791 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.3, #1) was the demo champ on Tuesday with its mix of "Devastation in Oklahoma" (8.162 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.0, #3), "The Voice" (9.993 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.1, #1) and the season finale of "Grimm" (5.220 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.7, #5).

ABC (11.547 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.1, #2) then was a competitive second place with its "The Bachelor's Funniest Moments" (4.746 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.2, #9) special followed by the two-hour season finale of "Dancing with the Stars" (14.948 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.6, #2).

Next up was FOX (4.586 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.9, #3) with week two of "So You Think You Can Dance" (4.586 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.9, #4).

Meanwhile, CBS (7.536 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #4) offered up repeats of "NCIS: Los Angeles" (7.704 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T7), "NCIS" (7.752 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T7) and a second "NCIS" (7.155 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.4, #6).

And finally, rebroadcasts of "The Vampire Diaries" (0.770 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T10) and "America's Next Top Model" (0.579 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T10) on The CW (0.674 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Diaries" delivered a 0.3 rating at 8:00/7:00c and "Model" a 0.4 rating at 9:00/8:00c.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+44.44% - Dancing with the Stars
0.00% - So You Think You Can Dance
0.00% - Grimm
-8.82% - The Voice

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - Devastation in Oklahoma (vs. America's Got Talent (Repeat))
+6.25% - Grimm (vs. Dateline NBC: 20th Anniversary Special)
-3.13% - The Voice (vs. America's Got Talent)
-7.69% - The Bachelor's Funniest Moments (vs. Dancing With the Stars Recap)
-18.75% - Dancing with the Stars
-47.22% - So You Think You Can Dance (vs. American Idol/Glee)

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," 2.5/6; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.4/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.7/7.

* 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," 0.6/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.8/4.

* From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET Wednesday night, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.6/5 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" (1.3/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "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) 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 and a 0.3/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (5/22/12):

FOX (11.02 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.6, #1) posted its best Tuesday since February 28 thanks to the penultimate "American Idol" (14.39 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 4.2, #1) and the season finale of "Glee" (7.64 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 3.0, #4).

ABC (14.58 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.6, #2) then was the most-watched network with its "Dancing With the Stars Recap" (8.78 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.3, #9) followed by the two-hour season finale of "Dancing With the Stars" (17.48 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.2, #T2) - its lowest-rated finale ever.

Next up was NBC (6.55 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.1, #3) with its mix of an "America's Got Talent" (5.29 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T6) encore, a new "America's Got Talent" (9.29 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.2, #T2) and the "Dateline NBC: 20th Anniversary Special" (5.05 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T6).

Meanwhile, CBS (8.64 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.5, #4) offered up repeats of "NCIS: Los Angeles" (7.47 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.1, #10), "NCIS" (9.16 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T6) and a second "NCIS" (9.29 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.8, #5).

And finally, a repeat of "Hart of Dixie" (0.89 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #11) led into a new "The L.A. Complex" (0.45 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #12) on The CW (0.67 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Dixie" delivered a 0.3 rating while "Complex" posted a 0.3 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+45.45% - Dancing With the Stars
+20.00% - Glee
0.00% - The L.A. Complex
-5.88% - America's Got Talent
-12.50% - American Idol (vs. 5/16/12)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+3.23% - America's Got Talent (vs. The Biggest Loser)
-28.89% - Dancing With the Stars
-32.26% - American Idol
-33.33% - The L.A. Complex (vs. Hellcats (Repeat))
-34.78% - Glee
-57.89% - Dateline NBC: 20th Anniversary Special (vs. The Voice)

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," 2.5/6; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.5/6; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 4.4/10; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.2/7.

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.8/4; "Late Show," 0.6/3; "Nightline," 1.2/5; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3.

At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.3/5 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" (0.5/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).

At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.9/4 in metered-market households 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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