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TV Ratings Tuesday: 'The Voice' Softer on Tuesday; 'New Girl,' 'Breaking In' Go Low; 'Raising Hope' Inches Up; 'Body of Proof' Steady, But...

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April 4th, 2012

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ABC and NBC dueled to a tie with advertiser coveted adults 18-49, though ABC won the night decisively with press release friendly total viewers.

Both the Dancing with the Stars recap and the results show were lower than the previous week with adults 18-49, down 0.2 and 0.4 to 1.8 and 2.7 adults 18-49 ratings respectively. Body Of Proof was steady vs. last week with a 2.0 adults 18-49 rating, but last week it was adjusted down a tenth with adults 18-49 in the finals and if there was any DWTS overrun, that could be the case again this week.

An hour of The Biggest Loser at 8p was steady (albeit at season lows) vs. last week's two-hour telecast with a 2.0 adults 18-49 rating.  The Voice's first Tuesday elimination show of the season debuted to a 3.2 adults 18-49 rating, 22% lower than Monday's two-hour telecast. That's down 3% from the first results show, but comparisons are tough since it aired on a different schedule last year. But last night's telecast was down a 54% from its first Monday telecast this season (that came on the heels of the huge post-Super Bowl episode the night before).

On Fox, Raising Hope was up a tenth to a 1.6 adults 18-49 rating, but New Girl dipped three tenths to a season low 2.3 adults 18-49 rating.  Breaking In was down a tenth to a 1.3 adults 18-49 rating.

Without a new 90210 in front of it, Ringer was down a tenth to a 0.4 adults 18-49 rating.

Late-night results are below the primetime data.

Broadcast primetime ratings for Tuesday, April 3, 2012:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating Viewers (Millions)
8:00 NBC The Biggest Loser 2.0/6 6.27
CBS NCIS (R) 1.9/6 11.38
ABC Dancing with the Stars: Encore Performance 1.8/6 9.50
FOX Raising Hope 1.6/5 3.92
CW 90210 (R) 0.3/1 0.65
8:30 FOX Raising Hope (R) 1.4/4 3.13
9:00 NBC The Voice 3.2/8 8.35
ABC Dancing with the Stars: Results 2.7/7 15.40
FOX The New Girl 2.3/6 4.58
CBS NCIS: Los Angeles (R) 1.5/4 8.63
CW Ringer 0.4/1 1.01
9:30 FOX Breaking In 1.3/3 2.65
10:00 ABC Body Of Proof 2.0/5 10.76
NBC Fashion Star 1.5/4 4.15
CBS Unforgettable (R) 1.2/3 6.74

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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," 2.3/6; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.8/9; 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," 1.0/5; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3.
  • At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.3/4 in metered-market household) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.1/4).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-4) 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 and a 0.3/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

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

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