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[04/24/13 - 08:28 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Slips Past NBC for Demo Crown
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for tuesday, april 23, 2013)

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

CBS (12.907 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.2, #1) pulled into the top spots on Tuesday with its mix of "NCIS" (16.760 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.7, #2), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (13.949 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.6, #3) and "Golden Boy" (8.013 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.4, #7).

NBC (6.178 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.1, #2) then had to settle for second place with a new "The Voice" (12.445 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 4.0, #1) and the departing "Ready for Love" (3.045 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.2, #9).

Next up was ABC (8.846 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T3) with its lineup of "Splash" (4.865 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.1, #10), "Dancing with the Stars" (12.354 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.0, #4) and "Body of Proof" (9.320 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.5, #6).

Meanwhile, FOX (3.498 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T3) offered up an original "Hell's Kitchen" (4.706 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.9, #5) alongside repeats of "New Girl" (2.532 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.3, #8) and "The Mindy Project" (2.048 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.0, #11).

And finally, a new "Hart of Dixie" (1.217 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #12) and a repeat of "America's Next Top Model" (0.877 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #13) closed out the night over on The CW (1.047 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Dixie" delivered a 0.5 rating while "Model" posted a 0.3 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+7.14% - Body of Proof
+3.85% - NCIS (vs. 4/9/13)
0.00% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. 4/9/13)
0.00% - Hell's Kitchen
0.00% - Splash
-4.76% - Dancing with the Stars
-6.67% - Golden Boy
-7.69% - Ready for Love
-11.11% - The Voice
-20.00% - Hart of Dixie

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+81.82% - The Voice (vs. The Biggest Loser 13)
+52.94% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. NCIS: Los Angeles (Repeat))
+35.00% - NCIS (vs. NCIS (Repeat))
-6.67% - Golden Boy (vs. Unforgettable (Repeat))
-16.67% - Dancing with the Stars
-21.43% - Splash (vs. Last Man Standing (Repeat)/Cougar Town)
-29.63% - Hell's Kitchen (vs. Glee)
-31.82% - Body of Proof (vs. Private Practice)
-33.33% - Hart of Dixie (vs. 90210)
-50.00% - Ready for Love (vs. The Voice/Fashion Star)

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," 2.4/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.1/6 with an encore.

* 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," 0.6/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/4 with an encore.

* From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET Wednesday night, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.4/5 in metered-market households and a 0.4/3 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

* From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.3/5 in metered-market households) tied CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.3/5). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 in 18-49) tied "Late Late Show" (0.4/3).

* At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/3 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 (4/24/12):

FOX (5.54 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.4, #1) claimed the top spot in a tight race on Tuesday thanks to new episodes of "Glee" (6.85 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.7, #2) and "New Girl" (5.20 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 2.6, #3) followed by a repeat of "New Girl" (3.27 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T10).

NBC (6.72 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.3, #2) then had to settle for second place with original installments of "The Biggest Loser 13" (6.76 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.2, #T5), "The Voice" (8.75 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 3.2, #1) - matching its series low - and "Fashion Star" (4.64 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.6, #9).

Next up was ABC (9.28 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.0, #3) with a repeat of "Last Man Standing" (5.66 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.3, #13) followed by new episodes of "Cougar Town" (4.99 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T10), "Dancing With the Stars" (14.16 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.4, #4) and "Private Practice" (8.36 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.2, #T5).

Meanwhile, CBS (9.87 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.7, #4) offered up repeats of "NCIS" (12.32 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.0, #7), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (9.60 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.7, #8) and "Unforgettable" (7.69 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T10).

And finally, the return of "90210" (1.17 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.6, #14) led into the premiere of "The L.A. Complex" (0.65 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #15) on The CW (0.91 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "90210" delivered a 0.9 rating while "Complex" posted a 0.5 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+29.41% - Private Practice
+12.50% - Glee
+7.14% - Cougar Town
+6.67% - Fashion Star
0.00% - Dancing With the Stars
0.00% - The Biggest Loser 13
-3.03% - The Voice
-3.70% - New Girl
-14.29% - 90210 (vs. 3/27/12)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
-4.35% - Private Practice (vs. Body of Proof)
-14.29% - 90210 (vs. One Tree Hill)
-18.52% - The Biggest Loser 13
-20.59% - Glee
-23.53% - New Girl (vs. Glee)
-25.00% - The L.A. Complex (vs. Hellcats)
-31.43% - Dancing With the Stars
-37.25% - The Voice
-37.50% - Cougar Town (vs. Dancing With the Stars: Road to the Finals)
-68.63% - 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," 2.6/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.4/6; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.4/8; 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," 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" (1.8/6 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.1/4 with an encore). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.7/5 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.4/2 with an encore).

"Late Night with Jimmy Fallon," featuring a guest appearance by President Barack Obama, scored the show's top metered-market household rating for a Tuesday telecast in two years (since March 2, 2010) and matched "Late Night's" highest adult 18-49 rating in the Local People Meters since June 14, 2011. Versus "Late Night's" Tuesday season averages, last night's telecast is up 29 percent in metered-market households (with a 1.8 rating vs. a 1.4) and up 40 percent in the Local People Meters (0.7 in 18-49 vs. 0.5).

At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 1.1/5 in metered-market households and a 0.5/4 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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