TV Ratings Tuesday: CBS Tops Night; 'Body Of Proof,' 'Parenthood' Rise; 'Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution' Starts Low

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April 13th, 2011

Scoreboard CBS NBC ABC Uni FOX CW
Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 3.0/8 2.4/7 2.3/6 1.4/4 1.2/3 0.3/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 1.7/5 1.6/5 1.5/5 1.6/5 1.1/4 0.3/1
Total Viewers (million) 15.158 6.487 10.644 3.430 3.467 0.688

CBS topped the nights adults 18-49 ratings on a generally steady night for the Eye. NCIS's 3.8 adults 18-49 rating was identical to last week's, while NCIS:LA's 3.3 rating was down 6% from its last new episode two weeks ago. The Good Wife's 2.0 rating was even with last weeks.

On ABC, the premiere of Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution drew a 1.4 adults 18-49 rating, a tenth of a point less than the typical No Ordinary Family rating in the same timeslot. That's better than all its Friday ratings except the premiere, but that's not saying much. Dancing with the Stars Results scored a 3.0 rating, down 6% from last week. Body Of Proof seems to be settling in for the long haul, its 2.5 adults 18-49 rating was up a tenth (4%) of a point from last week.

NBC's The Biggest Loser dipped 7% vs. last week to a 2.6 adults 18-49 rating, while Parenthood's 2.0 rating was up a tenth of a point (5%) from last week.

The only original episode on Fox, Traffic Light, tumbled 18% from its last new episode two weeks ago to a 0.9 adults 18-49 rating.

Late-night ratings are below the primetime data.

Broadcast primetime ratings for Tuesday, April 12, 2011:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00 CBS NCIS 3.5 11 18.111
NBC THE Biggest Loser: COUPLES 2.3 8 6.906
FOX Glee  - R 1.3 4 4.078
CW One Tree Hill - R 0.3 1 0.855
8:30 CBS NCIS 4.1 12 20.303
NBC THE Biggest Loser: COUPLES 2.4 7 6.918
FOX Glee  - R 1.4 4 4.297
CW One Tree Hill - R 0.3 1 0.658
9:00 CBS NCIS:  LOS ANGELES 3.4 9 15.572
ABC Dancing with the Stars RESULTS 2.8 8 14.588
NBC THE Biggest Loser: COUPLES 2.6 7 7.212
FOX Raising Hope - R 1.1 3 3.205
CW HELLCATS - R 0.2 1 0.603
9:30 ABC Dancing with the Stars RESULTS 3.2 8 16.337
CBS NCIS:  LOS ANGELES 3.2 8 15.118
CW HELLCATS - R 0.2 1 0.635
10:00 ABC Body Of Proof 2.6 7 11.852
CBS THE Good Wife 2.1 5 11.360
NBC PARENTHOOD 2.0 5 5.227
10:30 ABC Body Of Proof 2.3 6 10.447
NBC PARENTHOOD 2.0 5 4.959
CBS THE Good Wife 1.9 5 10.482

via NBC press note:

In Late-Night Metered Markets Tuesday night:

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," 2.8/7; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.5/8; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.7/5.

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 0.9/4; "Late Show," 0.7/3; "Nightline," 1.1/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3.

At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.2/4 in metered-market households with an encore) trailed CBS's first-run "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.3/5). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49 with an encore) topped "Late Late Show" (0.4/3).

At 1:35 a.m., Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 with an encore in metered-market households and a 0.3/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

NOTE: All national ratings are "live plus same day" from Nielsen Media Research unless otherwise indicated.

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