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[05/08/13 - 08:27 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: Two-Hour "The Voice" Coasts to Demo Victory for NBC
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for tuesday, may 7, 2013)

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

NBC (9.436 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.0, #1) was of course the network to beat with a special two-hour "The Voice" (11.149 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.6, #1) and a new "Grimm" (6.009 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T5).

CBS (12.380 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.2, #2) nevertheless was the top overall draw with its mix of "NCIS" (16.992 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.9, #2), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (13.023 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.4, #3) and "Golden Boy" (7.125 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.2, #10).

Next up was FOX (4.006 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.8, #3) with originals from "Hell's Kitchen" (4.674 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T5), "New Girl" (3.965 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 2.1, #4) and "The Mindy Project" (2.710 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.3, #9).

Meanwhile, ABC (7.666 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #4) offered up the season finale of "Splash" (4.355 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.0, #11) alongside new episodes of "Dancing with the Stars" (10.505 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.7, #7) and "Body of Proof" (8.138 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.4, #8).

And finally, the season finale of "Hart of Dixie" (1.243 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #12) and a repeat of "America's Next Top Model" (0.654 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #13) on The CW (0.948 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) closed out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Dixie" delivered a 0.8 rating while "Model" posted a 0.3 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+13.33% - Dancing with the Stars
+11.11% - Splash
+9.09% - NCIS: Los Angeles
+5.00% - New Girl
0.00% - Hell's Kitchen
0.00% - The Mindy Project
0.00% - Hart of Dixie
-2.70% - The Voice
-3.33% - NCIS
-5.00% - Grimm
-6.67% - Body of Proof (vs. 4/23/13)
-7.69% - Golden Boy

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+28.57% - The Voice (vs. Fashion Star/The Voice)
-3.33% - NCIS
-6.67% - Body of Proof (vs. Private Practice)
-16.67% - Hart of Dixie (vs. 90210)
-18.75% - The Mindy Project (vs. New Girl (Repeat))
-20.00% - NCIS: Los Angeles
-25.00% - New Girl
-26.09% - Dancing with the Stars
-26.92% - Hell's Kitchen (vs. Glee)
-37.50% - Splash (vs. Last Man Standing/Cougar Town)
-40.00% - Golden Boy (vs. Unforgettable)
-55.81% - Grimm (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," 2.4/6; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.2/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.2/6.

* 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," 0.5/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3.

* From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET Wednesday night, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.4/5 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" (1.2/4 in metered-market households) tied 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 0.3/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (5/8/12):

NBC (9.20 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.3, #1) was the top demo draw on Tuesday thanks to the two-hour season finale of "The Voice" (11.60 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 4.3, #1). Leading off the night was a special early edition of "Fashion Star" (4.41 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.3, #12) - its lowest rating to date.

The silver then went to CBS (14.35 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.7, #2) with new episodes of "NCIS" (17.82 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.0, #T2) - its season low - and "NCIS: Los Angeles" (14.50 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.0, #T2) plus the season finale of "Unforgettable" (10.73 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.0, #7).

Next up was FOX (5.49 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.4, #3) with its mix of "Glee" (6.49 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.6, #5), the season finale of "New Girl" (5.53 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 2.8, #4) and a repeat of "New Girl" (3.44 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.6, #9).

Meanwhile, ABC (8.35 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.8, #4) offered up its season finale of "Last Man Standing" (6.60 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.7, #8) - tied for its series low for results shows - followed by new episodes of "Cougar Town" (4.72 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T10), "Dancing With the Stars" (13.31 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.3, #6) and "Private Practice" (6.09 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T10) - its series low.

And finally, originals of "90210" (1.32 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #13) and "The L.A. Complex" (0.68 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #14) on The CW (1.00 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) closed out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "90210" delivered a 0.9 rating while "Complex" posted a 0.4 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+38.71% - The Voice
+33.33% - New Girl
+21.43% - Last Man Standing
+15.38% - Cougar Town
+11.11% - Unforgettable
8.33% - Glee
0.00% - NCIS
0.00% - NCIS: Los Angeles
0.00% - Dancing With the Stars
0.00% - 90210
0.00% - The L.A. Complex
-13.33% - Fashion Star
-28.57% - Private Practice

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+27.27% - New Girl (vs. Raising Hope)
+19.44% - The Voice (vs. The Biggest Loser/The Voice)
+7.14% - NCIS: Los Angeles
0.00% - Unforgettable (vs. The Good Wife)
0.00% - 90210 (vs. One Tree Hill)
-14.29% - NCIS
-15.00% - Last Man Standing (vs. Dancing With the Stars Recap)
-25.00% - Cougar Town (vs. Dancing With the Stars Recap)
-27.78% - Glee
-28.13% - Dancing With the Stars
-28.57% - Private Practice (vs. Body of Proof)
-40.00% - The L.A. Complex (vs. Hellcats)
-50.00% - Fashion Star (vs. The Biggest Loser)

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," 3.0/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.6/6; 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," 1.0/5; "Late Show," 0.6/3; "Nightline," 1.0/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.

At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.4/5 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) tied "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).

At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 1.0/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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