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[04/03/13 - 08:26 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Voice" Rises in Latest Victory
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for tuesday, april 2, 2013)

Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night:

NBC (6.981 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.3, #1) claimed the top spot on Tuesday with its mix of "The Voice" (13.611 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.3, #1), "The New Normal" (4.972 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T3), the season finale of "The New Normal" (3.556 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T7) and the Saturday-bound "Smash" (3.067 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.9, #13).

ABC (9.331 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.7, #2) then took home the silver with fresh installments of "Splash" (5.714 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T7), "Dancing with the Stars" (13.597 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.2, #2) and "Body of Proof" (8.681 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.5, #6).

Next up was CBS (9.544 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #4) with repeats of "NCIS" (10.882 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T7) and "NCIS: Los Angeles" (10.020 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.6, #5) plus a new "Golden Boy" (7.729 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T11).

Meanwhile, FOX (3.727 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.6, #3) offered up a new "Hell's Kitchen" (4.740 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T3), a repeat of "New Girl" (2.750 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T11) and a new "The Mindy Project" (2.682 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T7).

And finally, encores of "Hart of Dixie" (0.748 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #14) and "Beauty and the Beast" (0.632 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.2, #115) on The CW (0.690 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) rounded out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Dixie" delivered a 0.3 rating while "Beast" posted a 0.1 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+10.26% - The Voice
0.00% - Hell's Kitchen
0.00% - The New Normal
-4.35% - Dancing with the Stars
-6.67% - The Mindy Project
-7.14% - Golden Boy
-10.00% - Smash
-11.76% - Body of Proof
-12.50% - Splash

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+115.00% - The Voice (vs. The Biggest Loser 13)
+26.67% - Hell's Kitchen (vs. Raising Hope/Raising Hope (Repeat))
+8.33% - Golden Boy (vs. Unforgettable (Repeat))
+7.69% - The Mindy Project (vs. Breaking In)
-18.52% - Dancing with the Stars
-22.22% - Splash (vs. Dancing With the Stars (Repeat))
-25.00% - Body of Proof
-40.00% - Smash (vs. Fashion Star)
-40.63% - The New Normal - 9:00 (vs. The Voice)
-56.25% - The New Normal - 9:30 (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," 2.5/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.3/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.3/6.

* In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 Wednesday results were: �The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,� 0.7/4; "Late Show," 0.4/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.8/4.

* From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET Wednesday night, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.2/4 in metered-market households and a 0.3/2 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) tied CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.1/4 with an encore). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49) tied "Late Late Show" (0.2/2 with an encore).

* 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 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (4/3/12):

NBC (6.26 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.2, #T1) and ABC (11.89 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.2, #T1) split the demo crown last night as the former served up its new lineup of "The Biggest Loser 13" (6.27 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.0, #T4), "The Voice" (8.35 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 3.2, #1) and "Fashion Star" (4.15 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T9).

The Alphabet then served up an encore of "Dancing With the Stars" (9.50 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.8, #7) followed by a new "Dancing With the Stars" (15.40 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.7, #2) and the penultimate week of "Body of Proof" (10.76 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.0, #T4).

Next up was FOX (3.57 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.6, #3) with its mix of "Raising Hope" (3.92 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.6, #8), a repeat of "Raising Hope" (3.13 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.4, #11), "New Girl" (4.58 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 2.3, #3) - another season low - and "Breaking In" (2.65 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.3, #12) - likewise, another season low.

Meanwhile, CBS (8.92 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #4) offered up its all-repeat trio of "NCIS" (11.38 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.9, #6), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (8.63 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T9) and "Unforgettable" (6.74 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.2, #13).

And finally, a repeat of "90210" (0.65 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #15) lead into a new "Ringer" (1.01 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #14) on The CW (0.83 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "90210" delivered a 0.3 rating while "Ringer" posted a 0.6 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+6.67% - Raising Hope
+5.26% - The Biggest Loser 13
0.00% - Fashion Star
-4.76% - Body of Proof
-7.14% - Breaking In
-8.00% - New Girl
-10.00% - Dancing With the Stars
-20.00% - Ringer

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+109.09% - New Girl (vs. Raising Hope (Repeat))
+44.44% - Breaking In (vs. Traffic Light (Repeat))
+33.33% - Raising Hope (vs. Glee (Repeat))
+33.33% - Ringer (vs. Hellcats (Repeat))
+18.52% - The Voice (vs The Biggest Loser)
-12.90% - Dancing With the Stars
-16.67% - Body of Proof
-21.05% - Fashion Star (vs. Parenthood)
-25.93% - The Biggest Loser 13

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," 2.6/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.3/6; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.8/9; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.0/6.

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," 1.0/5; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3.

At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.3/4 in metered-market household) 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 18-4) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).

At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/4 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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