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[05/15/13 - 08:45 AM]
ABC's "Dancing with the Stars: The Results Show" Is Up in Adults 18-49 and Tops "The Voice" by 1.4 Million Viewers Head-to-Head
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, May 14.

[via press release from ABC]

ABC's "Dancing with the Stars: The Results Show" Is Up in Adults 18-49 and Tops "The Voice" by 1.4 Million Viewers Head-to-Head

Up week to week (+5%) and year to year (+5%) on the night, ABC earned second to CBS' Tuesday season finale lineup in Total Viewers, leading NBC by 11% and Fox by 95%.

In the 8pm hour against CBS' NCIS finale and the season opener of Fox's So You Think You Can Dance, ABC's special Wipeout boosted its time slot week to week by 10% in Adults 18-49 to match a 5 week-high in the hour - since 4/9/13. Wipeout improved its hour year to year by 33% in viewers and by 10% in Adults 18-49, over original programming on the same night last year.

Celebrating the show's 300th episode, ABC's DWTS: The Results Show shot up over its lead-in (+64%) and posted its 2nd week of Adult 18-49 growth (+6%). Soap opera star Ingo Rademacher was the next celebrity to leave the competition this season. Tuesday's most-watched unscripted series, ABC's dancing results show outdrew NBC's The Voice by 1.4 million viewers in head-to-head competition in the hour and defeated Fox's comedy finales among Adults 18-49 (+6% over New Girl/Mindy Project).

Gaining 4% week to week, ABC's Body of Proof was the most-watched TV show during Tuesday's 10 o'clock hour for its 7th straight telecast.

Quick Take for Tuesday, May 14, 2013 (Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)

Gaining Viewers Week to Week and Year to Year, ABC Takes Second on Tuesday

A Special "Wipeout" Improves its Hour by 10% in Adults 18-49 Week to Week

Gaining for the 2nd Straight Week in Adults 18-49, the 300th Episode of "Dancing" Outdraws NBC's "The Voice" by 1.4 Million Viewers in Head-to-Head Competition

"Body of Proof" is the Top Draw in its Slot for its 7th Consecutive Telecast

Tuesday Night (8:00-11:00 p.m.)

Up week to week (+5%) and year to year (+5%) on the night, ABC (8.2 million) earned second to CBS' Tuesday season finale lineup in Total Viewers, leading NBC by 11% (7.4 million) and Fox by 95% (4.2 million).

"Wipeout" (8:00-9:00 p.m.)

In the 8:00 p.m. hour against CBS' "NCIS" finale and the season opener of Fox's "So You Think You Can Dance," ABC's special "Wipeout" boosted its time slot week to week by 10% in Adults 18-49 (1.1/4 vs. 1.0/3) to match a 5 week-high in the hour - since 4/9/13. "Wipeout" improved its hour year to year by 33% in Total Viewers (4.4 million vs. 3.3 million) and by 10% in Adults 18-49 (1.1/4 vs. 1.0/3), over original programming on the year-ago evening.

"DWTS: The Results Show" (9:00-10:00 p.m.)

Celebrating the program's 300th episode, ABC's "DWTS: The Results Show" shot up over its lead-in (+64%) and posted its 2nd week of Adult 18-49 growth (+6% - 1.8/5 vs. 1.7/5). Soap opera star Ingo Rademacher was the next celebrity to leave the competition this season. Tuesday's most-watched unscripted series, ABC's dancing results show outdrew NBC's "The Voice" by 1.4 million viewers (11.6 million vs. 10.2 million) in head-to-head competition in the hour and defeated Fox's comedy finales among Adults 18-49 (+6% over "New Girl"/"Mindy Project" = 1.7/5).

"Body of Proof" (10:00-11:00 p.m.)

Gaining 4% week to week (8.5 million vs. 8.2 million), ABC's "Body of Proof" was the most-watched TV show during Tuesday's 10 o'clock hour for its 7th straight telecast.

A note about increasing DVR penetration and year-to-year rating comparisons: Year-to-year rating comparisons based on the Live + Same Day data stream are distorted by the level of DVR penetration in the Nielsen sample, which has jumped up to 48% currently, from 44% at the same point in 2012. More viewers are watching shows on their own timetables, which may not be reflected in the overnight next day numbers. The only truly valid year-to-year comparison would be one based on the Live + 7 Day metric, once those stats are released by Nielsen.

Source: The Nielsen Company (Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings), 05/14/13.





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· BODY OF PROOF (ABC)
· DANCING WITH THE STARS (ABC)
· MINDY PROJECT, THE (HULU)
· NCIS (CBS)
· NEW GIRL (FOX)
· SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE (FOX)
· VOICE, THE (NBC)
· WIPEOUT (ABC)









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