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[04/15/14 - 10:38 AM]
"The Voice" Generates Two of the Top Five 18-49 Ratings on the Big 4 Networks for the Week of April 7-13
NBC spins the numbers for the week of April 7-13.

[via press release from NBC]

"THE VOICE" GENERATES TWO OF THE TOP FIVE 18-49 RATINGS ON THE BIG 4 NETWORKS FOR THE WEEK OF APRIL 7-13

Season to Date, NBC Ranks #1 in 18-49, Up 21% vs. One Year Ago and Holding the Lead This Late in the Season for the First Time in 10 Years

'SVU,' 'Chicago Fire' and 'About a Boy' Join the Monday and Tuesday 'Voice' in the Week's Top 30 Primetime Programs on ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox

Monday's 'The Voice' Grows Week to Week Despite NCAA Competition, is the Night's #1 Non-Sports Telecast in 18-49; A Special Monday 'American Dream Builders' Earns the Show's Top Numbers to Date

NBC Ties for the Tuesday Win as 'The Voice' Scores the Night's #1 Rating in 18-49 and 'Chicago Fire' Logs Its Sixth Straight Original to Finish #1 or Tied for #1 Among ABC, CBS and NBC in the 10 p.m. Hour

Wednesday's 'SVU' Grows 24% Week to Week to Match its Top 18-49 Rating Since Premiere Week in September; 'Chicago P.D.' Equals its High Since February

NBC is the #1 Non-Sports Net in Primetime Saturday Night With the Big 4's Top Non-Sports Show in 18-49, the 10 p.m. 'SNL' Encore

Sunday's 'Crisis' Grows Week to Week in 18-49, While 'Believe' and 'American Dream Builders' Increase in Total Viewers

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. - April 15, 2014 - With the Monday and Tuesday editions of "The Voice" generating two of the week's top five adult 18-49 ratings among primetime programs on the Big 4 networks, NBC has averaged a 1.4 rating, 4 share in adults 18-49 and 5.4 million viewers overall for the week of April 7-13, according to "live plus same day" viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research.

The Monday edition of "The Voice" ranked #3 among the week's primetime shows on the Big 4 networks in adults 18-49, while Tuesday's "Voice" finished #5 (rankings exclude sports pre- and post-game shows). Also ranking in the top 30 were: "Law & Order: SVU" (tied for #14), "Chicago Fire" (tied for #21) and "About a Boy" (tied for #25). Excluding sports, the Monday "Voice" was #2 among Big 4 primetime programs in adults 18-49 and #1 in teens 12-17.

Among the NBC shows preempted or in rebroadcast last week were "The Blacklist," "Revolution," "Hollywood Game Night" and Friday's "Dateline NBC."

Through 29 weeks of the season, NBC ranks #1 among ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in adults 18-49, adults 25-54, all key adult-female demos and other key measures. It's the first time NBC has ranked #1 in 18-49 this late in the season in 10 years (since the 2003-04 season).

NBC's 2.9 rating in adults 18-49 is the network's top average at this point in the season in five years (since a 2.9 in 2008-09). Versus one year ago, NBC is up 21% season to date in adults 18-49 (2.9 vs. 2.4).

Thru the season's 29th week (thru April 13), NBC has won 78 nights in adults 18-49 among the Big 4 networks, more NBC nightlong wins than for any full September-to-May season since 2003-04 (83 wins).

In total viewers, NBC ranks #2 for the season with an average of 9.7 million viewers, which is its biggest overall audience 29 weeks into the season in eight years (since 2005-06, 9.9 million). Versus one year ago, NBC is up 38% season to date in total viewers (9.7 million vs. 7.0 million).

Primetime averages for the week of April 7-13 in adults 18-49 are: CBS, 2.1/7; ABC, 1.5/5; Fox, 1.5/5; NBC, 1.4/4; and CW, 0.3/1. In overall total viewers, the weekly averages were: CBS, 10.0 million; ABC, 6.2 million; NBC, 5.4 million; Fox, 4.9 million; and CW, 1.0 million.

Season-to-date averages are: NBC, 2.9/8; Fox, 2.6/8; CBS, 2.4/7; ABC, 2.1/6; and CW, 0.8/2. In overall total viewers, the season averages are: CBS, 10.9 million; NBC, 9.7 million; Fox, 7.7 million; ABC, 7.5 million; and CW, 1.9 million.

NBC highlights for the week of April 7-13:

Monday: Despite competition this week from CBS's NCAA Basketball coverage, "The Voice" (3.5 rating, 10 share in adults 18-49, 12.0 million viewers overall from 8-10:01 p.m. ET) grew 3% week to week in 18-49 rating (to a 3.5 from a 3.4), while retaining 97% of the prior week's result in total viewers (12.0 million vs. 12.3 million). "The Voice" was the #1 non-sports telecast of the night in adults 18-49 by a margin of 59% (3.5 vs. 2.2 for ABC's "Dancing With the Stars"). Despite the basketball competition, "The Voice" ranked #1 for the time period in all key adult-female demographics and was the time period's top non-sports program on the Big 4 nets in all key demographics.

A special Monday telecast of "American Dream Builders" (1.5/4 in adults 18-49, 5.1 million viewers overall from 10:01-11 p.m. ET) scored the show's highest Nielsen results to date in adults 18-49 and total viewers, topping ratings for each of the show's three regular Sunday telecasts so far, including the prior highs set by its March 23 debut (0.9/2 in 18-49, 3.603 million viewers overall).

Tuesday: NBC tied for #1 Tuesday night in adults 18-49, led by the #1 show of the night, "The Voice" and a time-period win at 10 for "Chicago Fire."

"The Voice 6" (2.9/9 in 18-49, 11.1 million viewers overall from 8-9:01 p.m. ET) was the #1 show of the night in adults 18-49 and ranked #1 in its time period in adults 18-49 and other key measures. "The Voice" grew substantially from half-hour to half-hour in all key measures, including gains of +19% in adults 18-49 (to a 3.1 rating from a 2.6), +11% in adults 25-54 (3.9 vs. 3.5) and +16% or 0.7 of a point in women 25-54 (5.0 vs. 4.3).

"About a Boy" (1.7/5 in 18-49, 6.9 million viewers overall from 9:01-9:31 p.m. ET) ranked #2 in the time period among the Big 4 nets in adults 18-49, 18-34 and 25-54, as well as total viewers, ahead of comedy competition on ABC and Fox in each of those measures.

"Growing Up Fisher" (1.5/4 in 18-49, 5.5 million viewers overall from 9:31-10 p.m. ET) finished #2 in the half-hour among ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in adults 18-49, 18-34 and 25-54, as well as total viewers, ahead of comedy competition on ABC and Fox in each of those categories. Growing Up Fisher" retained a best-yet 88% of its 18-49 lead-in from "About a Boy."

With its first original telecast in three weeks, "Chicago Fire" (1.8/5 in 18-49, 7.0 million viewers overall) won the 10 p.m. hour in adults 18-49 and other key measures. It was the sixth consecutive "Chicago Fire" original to finish #1 or tied for #1 in the time period among ABC, CBS and NBC in adults 18-49 and the seventh original in a row to generate an 18-49 rating in the 1.8-1.9 range. From its first half-hour to its second, "Chicago Fire" maintained or increased its rating in all key measures, despite the 10 p.m. hour.

Wednesday: "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (2.1/6 in adults 18-49, 7.4 million viewers overall from 9-10:01 p.m. ET) grew +24% week to week in adult 18-49 rating (to a 2.1 from a 1.7) and by +26% or 1.5 million persons in total viewers (7.4 million vs. 5.9 million). In 18-49, it's the highest-rated "SVU" since Jan. 8 (2.1) and matches the show's highest 18-49 rating since the season premiere on Sept. 25 (2.7). In total viewers, this is the top "SVU" since Feb. 26 (7.782 million). "SVU" tied that night's 9-10 p.m. rating of "American Idol" in adults 18-49 (with a 2.1 rating vs. a 2.1 for the second hour of "Idol") and "SVU" beat "Idol" head to head in men 18-49 and adults, men and women 18-34. L+7 Time-Shifting: The March 19 "Law & Order: SVU" increased in 18-49 by 71% in L+7 (2.63 vs. 1.54).

For its second half-hour from 9:30-10 p.m. ET, "Law & Order: SVU" pulled within a tenth of a rating point of first-place "Criminal Minds" in adults 18-49 (2.2 vs. 2.3) and moved ahead of "American Idol" (2.1 that half-hour). For the 9:30-10 half-hour, "SVU" ranked #1 among the Big 4 ahead of "Criminal Minds" and "Idol" in adults, men and women 18-34. .

"Chicago P.D." (1.6/5 in 18-49, 6.5 million viewers overall from 10:01-11 p.m. ET) equaled its highest adult 18-49 rating since the "SVU" crossover episode on Feb. 26 (2.2) and also hit a total-viewer high since that Feb. 26 edition (8.0 million). In total viewers, "Chicago P.D." grew week to week by 13% (6.5 million vs. 5.7 million). In the time period, "Chicago P.D." finished within a tenth of a point of the slot lead among ABC, CBS and NBC in adults 18-49 (1.6 vs. 1.7 for "CSI") and ranked #1 among those networks in adults, men and women 18-34. L+7 Time-Shifting: The March 19 "Chicago P.D." grew in 18-49 rating by 66% in L+7 (2.34 vs. 1.41).

Thursday: "Community" (0.9/3, 2.6 million viewers overall from 8-8:30 p.m. ET) matched its week-ago rating in adults 18-49 and was up week to week by +2% in total viewers (to 2.6 million from 2.5 million). L+3 Time-Shifting: The prior "Community" grew in 18-49 rating by 28% in L+3 (1.13 vs. 0.88).

"Parks and Recreation" (1.0/3 in 18-49, 2.6 million viewers overall from 8:30-9:01 p.m. ET) built on its lead-in in all key demos, including a gain of +11% in adults 18-49, +25% in adults 18-34 (to a 1.0 rating from a 0.8) and +33% in women 18-34 (1.2 vs. 0.9). L+3 Time-Shifting: The previous "Parks and Recreation" grew in 18-49 rating by 36% in L+3 (1.54 vs. 1.13).

A "Hollywood Game Night" encore (0.9/3 in 18-49, 2.6 million viewers overall from 9:01-10 p.m. ET) grew from half-hour to half-hour in nearly all key measures, with gains of +43% in adults 18-49 (to a 1.0 rating from a 0.7), +33% in adults 25-54 (1.2 vs. 0.9) and +33% in women 25-54 (1.6 vs. 1.2).

"Parenthood" (1.1/3 in 18-49, 3.7 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET) ranked #2 among ABC, CBS and NBC in adults 18-34 (with a 1.0 rating) and women 18-34 (1.4). Versus its lead-in, "Parenthood" was up +22% in adults 18-49 (1.1 vs. 0.9) and up +40% in total viewers (3.7 million vs. 2.6 million). L+7 Time-Shifting: The March 27 "Parenthood" grew in 18-49 rating by 72% in L+7 (to a 2.39 from a 1.39) and increased by 2.3 million persons in total viewers (6.7 million vs. 4.4 million).

Friday: The NBC News Special "Brian Williams Reporting: 108 Hours: Inside the Hunt for the Boston Marathon Bombers" (0.7/3 in 18-49, 3.7 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET) grew from its first half-hour to its second in most key measures, including a gain of +14% in adults 18-49 (to a 0.8 rating from a 0.7).

"Grimm" (1.1/4 in 18-49, 4.7 million viewers overall from 9-10:01 p.m. ET) built on its 18-49 lead-in by +57% in 18-49. "Grimm" retained 97% of its week-ago result in total viewers (4.7 million vs. 4.9 million). L+7 Time-Shifting: The March 21 "Grimm" grew in 18-49 rating by 70% in L+7 (2.64 vs. 1.55).

"Hannibal" (0.7/2 in 18-49, 2.2 million viewers overall from 10:01-11 p.m. ET) grew week to week in total viewers by +3% (to 2.247 million from 2.179 million). L+7 Time-Shifting: The March 28 "Hannibal" grew in 18-49 rating by 62% in L+7 (1.58 vs. 0.98) and increased by 1.2 million viewers overall (to 4.4 million from 3.2 million).

Saturday: NBC was the top non-sports choice among the Big 4 networks Saturday night in adults 18-49 and total viewers, with the 10 p.m. ET "Saturday Night Live" encore the #1 primetime show, excluding sports, on the Big 4 in 18-49.

"Dateline Saturday Night Mystery" (0.7/3 in 18-49, 4.4 million viewers overall) grew from its first half-hour to its fourth by +80% in 18-49 rating (to a 0.9 rating from a 0.5) and +42 or 1.5 million persons in total viewers (5.1 million vs. 3.6 million). In its six weeks on the schedule, "Dateline Saturday Night Mystery" has generated NBC's six top total-viewer results in the time period, excluding sports, in more than two years (since Jan. 21, 2012).

A rebroadcast of "Saturday Night Live" (0.9/3 in 18-49, 2.9 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET), with host Anna Kendrick and musical guest Pharrell, scored the highest 18-49 and total-viewer results for these 10 p.m. rebroadcasts since March 8. This week's "SNL" 10 p.m. encore jumped versus the prior week's rebroadcast by +29% in 18-49 rating (to a 0.9 from a 0.7) and +21% in total viewers (2.9 million vs. 2.4 million).

Sunday: "Dateline NBC" (0.8/3 in 18-49, 4.4 million viewers overall from 7-8 p.m. ET) reported the network's top 18-49 rating in the time period since March 23 and biggest overall audience in the slot since March 9.

"American Dream Builders" (0.7/2 in 18-49, 3.1 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET) is even with the prior week's 0.7 in official nationals and up +6% in total viewers (3.1 million vs. 2.9 million). "American Dream Builders" is up or even half-hour to half-hour in every key measure, including gains of +50% in adults 18-34 (to a 0.6 from a 0.4) and +40% in women 18-34 (0.7 vs. 0.5).

"Believe" (1.0/3 in 18-49, 4.3 million viewers overall from 9-10 p.m. ET) equaled the prior week's 18-49 rating and was up +2% in total viewers (4.3 million vs. 4.2 million). "Believe" grew +10% half-hour to half-hour in adults 18-49 (to a 1.1 from a 1.0) and was up or even half-hour to half-hour in every key measure. Versus it lead-in, "Believe" was up +43% in adults 18-49 and up +41% or more than 1.2 million persons in total viewers. L+3 Time-Shifting: The prior week's "Believe" grew in L+3 by 69% or 0.67 of a rating point in 18-49 (to a 1.64 from a 0.97) and by 2.1 million viewers overall (6.3 million vs. 4.2 million).

"Crisis" (1.1/3 in 18-49, 4.1 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET) grew 10% week to week in adults 18-49 (to a 1.1 from a 1.0) and was also up 10% versus this week's 18-49 lead-in. L+3 Time-Shifting: The prior week's "Crisis" grew in L+3 by 62% or 0.63 of a rating point in 18-49 (to a 1.64 from a 1.01) and by 1.9 million viewers overall (6.4 million vs. 4.5 million).





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· ABOUT A BOY (NBC)
· AMERICAN DREAM BUILDERS (NBC)
· BELIEVE (NBC)
· CHICAGO FIRE (NBC)
· CHICAGO PD (NBC)
· COMMUNITY (YAHOO)
· CRISIS (NBC)
· DATELINE NBC (NBC)
· GRIMM (NBC)
· GROWING UP FISHER (NBC)
· HANNIBAL (NBC)
· HOLLYWOOD GAME NIGHT (NBC)
· LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT (NBC)
· PARENTHOOD (NBC)
· PARKS & RECREATION (NBC)
· SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE (NBC)
· VOICE, THE (NBC)





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