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[05/15/13 - 08:22 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Inches Past CBS for Demo Crown
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for tuesday, may 14, 2013)

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

NBC (7.445 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.4, #1) held onto the demo crown on Tuesday with its mix of a "The Voice" (6.627 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.0, #5) recap special followed by new episodes of "The Voice" (10.195 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 3.4, #1) and "Grimm" (5.513 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.7, #8).

CBS (12.870 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.3, #2) then claimed a close second place with the season finales of "NCIS" (18.159 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.2, #2), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (13.350 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.5, #3) and "Golden Boy" (7.101 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.2, #11).

Next up was FOX (4.158 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.8, #3) with the return of "So You Think You Can Dance" (4.962 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.9, #6) followed by the season finales of "New Girl" (4.055 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 2.1, #4) and "The Mindy Project" (2.652 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.3, #10).

Next up was ABC (8.178 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #4) with a special edition of "Wipeout" (4.432 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.1, #12) alongside the penultimate weeks of "Dancing with the Stars" (11.586 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.8, #7) and "Body of Proof" (8.517 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.4, #9).

And finally, the feature "Leap Year" (0.926 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #13) on The CW (0.926 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Leap" delivered a 0.4 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+10.34% - NCIS
+5.88% - Dancing with the Stars
+4.17% - NCIS: Los Angeles
0.00% - New Girl
0.00% - Body of Proof
0.00% - The Mindy Project
0.00% - Golden Boy
-5.56% - The Voice
-10.53% - Grimm

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+10.00% - Wipeout (vs. Cougar Town/Cougar Town)
+6.25% - Grimm (vs. Fashion Star)
0.00% - The Voice (vs. America's Got Talent)
-8.57% - NCIS
-16.00% - New Girl (vs. Glee)
-16.67% - NCIS: Los Angeles
-18.18% - Dancing with the Stars
-20.83% - So You Think You Can Dance (vs. Glee)
-22.22% - Body of Proof (vs. Private Practice)
-48.00% - The Mindy Project (vs. Glee)
-60.00% - Golden Boy (vs. NCIS: Los Angeles)

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," 2.0/5.

* 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," 0.5/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/3.

* From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET Wednesday night, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.3/4 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" (1.4/5 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" (0.5/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.4/3).

* At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.9/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/3 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 (5/15/12):

CBS (16.32 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.2, #1) posted another win on Tuesday thanks to the season finale of "NCIS" (18.70 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.5, #1) followed by the two-hour season finale of "NCIS: Los Angeles" (15.12 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.0, #3).

NBC (8.58 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.8, #2) then claimed the silver with night two of "America's Got Talent" (10.41 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 3.4, #2) plus the season finale of "Fashion Star" (4.92 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.6, #8).

Next up was FOX (6.03 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.5, #3) with a new "Glee" (6.03 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.4, #5) alongside a second "Glee" (6.03 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.5, #4).

Meanwhile, ABC (7.78 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.7, #4) offered up originals of "Cougar Town" (3.35 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T9), another "Cougar Town" (3.31 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T9) - a series low, "Dancing With the Stars" (12.94 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.2, #6) - a series low for results shows - and the season finale of "Private Practice" (7.05 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.8, #7).

And finally, the season finale of "90210" (1.09 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #11) and a new "The L.A. Complex" (0.57 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #12) on The CW (0.83 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) closed out the night. 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):
+23.08% - Fashion Star
+20.00% - Private Practice
+16.67% - NCIS
0.00% - NCIS: Los Angeles
-4.35% - Dancing With the Stars
-7.69% - Glee
-16.67% - 90210
-33.33% - The L.A. Complex
-33.33% - Cougar Town

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+38.89% - Glee - 9:00 (vs. Raising Hope/Breaking In)
+21.43% - America's Got Talent (vs. The Biggest Loser)
+5.26% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. NCIS: Los Angeles/The Good Wife)
-7.89% - NCIS
-18.18% - Private Practice (vs. Body of Proof)
-28.57% - 90210 (vs. One Tree Hill)
-31.43% - Glee - 8:00
-37.14% - Dancing With the Stars
-58.33% - Cougar Town - 8:30 (vs. Dancing With the Stars Recap)
-58.33% - Cougar Town - 8:00 (vs. Dancing With the Stars Recap)
-60.00% - The L.A. Complex (vs. Hellcats)
-64.44% - Fashion Star (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," 2.7/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.8/7; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.3/8; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.5/5 with an encore.

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.8/4; "Late Show," 0.7/3; "Nightline," 1.0/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3 with an encore.

At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.4/5 in metered-market households) trailed CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.5/5). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.4/3).

At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.9/4 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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