NBC edges CBS on the strength of ‘Voice’
Hit singing show averages a season-low 3.4 in 18-49s
May 15, 2013
The night’s highest-rated show lifted NBC to a very narrow victory over CBS on Tuesday.
“The Voice” drew a 3.4 adults 18-49 rating, according to Nielsen overnights, with a 9 p.m. episode that fell 8 percent from last week to its lowest rating this season.
NBC finished the night with a 2.4 adults 18-49 rating and 7 share, with CBS just behind with a 2.3/7.
CBS had the night’s No. 2 show, “NCIS,” which drew a 3.2 at 8 p.m. for its season finale, up 3 percent from last week. It was down 11 percent from last year’s season ender.
Lead-out “NCIS: Los Angeles” also rose slightly, 4 percent, over last week to a 2.5, though it was off 17 percent from last year’s finale.
ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars Results” was another show to see week to week gains, rising 6 percent to a 1.8 at 9 p.m., no thanks to its lead-in, “Wipeout,” which slid to a series-low 1.1 at 8 p.m.
Fox’s season premiere of “So You Think You Can Dance” was off 14 percent from last year, drawing a 1.9 at 8 p.m.
The network’s comedies, airing their season finales, were even to last week with “New Girl” drawing a 2.1 and “The Mindy Project” a 1.3.
NBC finished first for the night among 18-49s with a 2.4 average overnight rating and a 7 share. CBS was a close second at 2.3/7, Fox third at 1.8/5, Univision and ABC tied for fourth at 1.4/4, Telemundo sixth at 0.7/2 and CW seventh at 0.3/1.
As a reminder, all ratings are based on live-plus-same-day DVR playback, which includes shows replayed before 3 a.m. the night before. Seven-day DVR data won’t be available for several weeks. Forty-eight percent of Nielsen households have DVRs.
CBS began the night in the lead with a 3.2 at 8 p.m. for “NCIS,” followed by NBC with a 2.0 for a repeat of “Voice.” Fox was third with a 1.9 for “SYTYCD,” Univision fourth with a 1.4 for “Porque el Amor Manda,” ABC fifth with a 1.1 for “Wipeout,” Telemundo sixth with a 0.5 for “Pasion Prohibida” and CW seventh with a 0.3 for the movie “Leap Year.”
NBC took the lead at 9 p.m. with a 3.4 for a new “Voice,” while CBS slipped to second with a 2.5 for “NCIS: LA.” ABC was third with a 1.8 for “Stars,” Fox and Univision tied for fourth at 1.7, Fox for “New Girl” (2.1) and “The Mindy Project” (1.3) and Univision for “Amores Verdaderos,” Telemundo was sixth with a 0.7 for “La Patrona” and CW seventh with a 0.3 for its movie.
At 10 p.m. NBC led with a 1.7 for “Grimm,” with ABC second with a 1.4 for “Body of Proof.” CBS and Univision tied for third at 1.2, CBS for “Golden Boy” and Univision for “Que Bonito Amor,” and Telemundo was fifth with a 1.0 for “El Señor de los Cielos.”
CBS was first for the night among households with an 8.2 average overnight rating and a 13 share. ABC was second at 5.3/9, NBC third at 4.6/7, Fox fourth at 2.5/4, Univision fifth at 1.9/3, Telemundo sixth at 0.9/1 and CW seventh at 0.7/1.
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