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[05/01/13 - 08:33 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Voice," "Grimm" Put NBC on Top
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for tuesday, april 30, 2013)

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

NBC (9.745 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.1, #1) was the top draw on Tuesday thanks to a special two-hour "The Voice" (11.622 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.7, #1) and the relocated "Grimm" (5.990 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.0, #T4) which delivered a season high.

CBS (12.785 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.2, #2) then had to settle for second place with originals from "NCIS" (17.676 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.0, #2), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (12.928 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.2, #3) and "Golden Boy" (7.750 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T9).

Next up was FOX (3.896 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.8, #3) with its mix of "Hell's Kitchen" (4.660 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.9, #6), "New Girl" (3.634 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 2.0, #T4) and "The Mindy Project" (2.631 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T9).

Meanwhile, ABC (7.776 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #4) was out of the hunt with its lineup of "Splash" (4.288 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #11), "Dancing with the Stars" (10.581 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #8) and "Murder Mystery: Amanda Knox Speaks" (8.461 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.7, #7).

And finally, a new "Hart of Dixie" (1.203 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #12) and a repeat "America's Next Top Model" (0.545 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #13) on The CW (0.874 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) closed out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Dixie" delivered a 0.7 rating while "Model" posted a 0.3 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+53.85% - Grimm (vs. 4/26/13)
+25.00% - Hart of Dixie
+11.11% - NCIS
0.00% - Hell's Kitchen
-7.14% - Golden Boy
-7.50% - The Voice
-9.09% - New Girl (vs. 4/9/13)
-13.33% - The Mindy Project (vs. 4/9/13)
-15.38% - NCIS: Los Angeles
-18.18% - Splash
-25.00% - Dancing with the Stars

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+42.31% - The Voice (vs. The Biggest Loser 13/The Voice)
+33.33% - Grimm (vs. Fashion Star)
0.00% - NCIS
-4.76% - New Girl
-7.14% - The Mindy Project (vs. New Girl (Repeat))
-16.67% - Hart of Dixie (vs. 90210)
-19.05% - Murder Mystery: Amanda Knox Speaks (vs. Private Practice)
-20.83% - Hell's Kitchen (vs. Glee)
-26.67% - NCIS: Los Angeles
-27.78% - Golden Boy (vs. Unforgettable)
-33.33% - Splash (vs. Last Man Standing/Cougar Town)
-34.78% - Dancing with the Stars

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," 2.9/8; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.4/6; 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," 0.7/3.

* From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET Wednesday night, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.4/5 in metered-market households and a 0.4/3 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" (1.2/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).

* At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/4 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/2 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 (5/1/12):

CBS (14.29 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.6, #1) moved into the top spot on Tuesday thanks to new episodes of "NCIS" (17.25 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.0, #T2) - its season low, "NCIS: Los Angeles" (15.01 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.0, #T2) and "Unforgettable" (10.63 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.8, #9) - tied as its series low.

NBC (6.74 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.3, #2) then had to settle for the silver despite the season finale of "The Biggest Loser 13" (7.13 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T6) followed by new episodes of "The Voice" (8.86 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 3.1, #1) and "Fashion Star" (4.23 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.5, #10).

Next up was FOX (4.79 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.1, #3) with its fresh installments of "Glee" (5.95 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 2.4, #4) and "New Girl" (4.39 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T6) alongside a repeat of "New Girl" (2.86 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T11).

Meanwhile, ABC (8.93 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.9, #4) offered up its original mix of "Last Man Standing" (6.49 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T11) - its series low, "Cougar Town" (4.99 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.3, #13) - also its series low, "Dancing With the Stars" (13.42 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.3, #5) - tied as its series low (excluding specials) - and "Private Practice" (7.62 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T6).

And finally, new episodes of "90210" (1.19 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.6, #14) and "The L.A. Complex" (0.57 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #15) over on The CW (0.88 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #5) closed out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "90210" delivered a 1.0 rating while "Complex" posted a 0.4 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+30.43% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. 4/10/12)
0.00% - NCIS (vs. 4/17/12)
0.00% - Unforgettable (vs. 4/10/12)
0.00% - 90210
0.00% - The L.A. Complex
-3.13% - The Voice
-4.17% - Dancing With the Stars
-4.55% - Private Practice
-4.55% - The Biggest Loser 13
-6.25% - Fashion Star
-11.11% - Glee
-12.50% - Last Man Standing (vs. 4/17/12)
-13.33% - Cougar Town
-19.23% - New Girl

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+10.53% - New Girl (vs. Raising Hope)
+5.00% - Private Practice (vs. Body of Proof)
+3.45% - NCIS: Los Angeles
0.00% - 90210 (vs. One Tree Hill)
-14.29% - NCIS
-19.23% - The Biggest Loser 13
-20.69% - Dancing With the Stars
-22.22% - Last Man Standing (vs. Dancing With the Stars Recap)
-25.00% - Unforgettable (vs. The Good Wife)
-25.00% - The L.A. Complex (vs. Hellcats)
-27.78% - Cougar Town (vs. Dancing With the Stars Recap)
-33.33% - Glee
-44.64% - The Voice
-73.21% - 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," 2.5/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.5/6; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.4/8; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.0/6.

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," 1.0/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/4.

At 12:35 a.m., "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" (0.4/2).

At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/3 in metered-market households and a 0.3/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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