ABC's 'Body Of Proof' Wins Again at 10PM, 'Cougar Town' Hits Season Highs in Viewers and Adults 18-34

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April 11th, 2012

via press note:

With Last Man Standing, Cougar Town, DWTS Results Show and Body of Proof opposite all-original competition, ABC registered as the 2nd-most-watched TV network on Tuesday to CBS, outdrawing NBC by 3.0 million viewers and Fox by 4.1 million viewers.


At 8pm opposite CBS’ top-rated NCIS, ABC’s Last Man Standing ranked #2 in viewers, edging out the return of Fox’s Glee and leading NBC’s The Biggest Loser by 8%. In fact, ABC self-starter Last Man Standing finished as Tuesday’s most-watched comedy overall, attracting 1.4 million more viewers than Fox’s Glee-led New Girl at 9pm.


  • · Continuing to improve its time slot year over year, Last Man Standing boosted the half-hour for ABC by 1.3 million viewers and by 21% in Adults 18-49 over season-premiere programming on the year-ago night (Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution).


In the 8:30pm half-hour, despite facing the return of Glee to the time slot, ABC’s Cougar Town surged 14% over its last telecast 3 weeks ago in Total Viewers, generating its most-watched telecast of the season. In addition the ABC comedy gained 9% in Adults 18-34, equaling a season-high rating.


During the 9 o’clock hour, ABC’s DWTS Results Show emerged as the most-watched TV show for the 3rd week in a row, soaring above its NBC unscripted competition (Voice Results) by 4.1 million viewers. ABC’s dancing results program stood as Tuesday’s #2 TV show overall, behind only CBS’ NCIS. In addition, the wide-appealing ABC unscripted series ranked #2 in the hour with Adults 18-49 and key Women (W18-49/W25-54). Actress and co-host of ABC’s The View, Sherri Shepherd was the third celebrity to leave the competition this season.


In the 10pm hour, ABC’s season finale of Body of Proof ranked #1 in Total Viewers, Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54, leading the time period on each measure for the 2nd week in a row. In addition, the ABC drama won its slot for the 3rd straight week with key Women (W18-49/W25-54).


  • · ABC’s Body of Proof generated its 2nd-most-watched telecast this season. Additionally, the show tied its best Adult 18-34 number since the beginning of October – since 10/4/11.
  • Ryan

    Man, is there any way this recent uptick in viewers can get Body of Proof renewed? I know it’s obviously because of having a lead in like Dancing with the Stars, but the last few episodes have been so good!

  • little_big_man

    What happened to all the comments?

  • tv_viewer


    The cancellation bear was tired of reading boring comments so he decided to delete all those comments from this morning (9 AM – 11 AM Pacific daylight time).

  • me

    I didn’t see Body of Proof. but I did see both Last Man Standing and Cougar Town. and they were both really good! (I haven’t heard anything yet about if they are coming back next season.)

  • Alexis

    So happy for Body of Proof! I hope the numbers help!

  • Nick

    Body of Proof doesn’t even need a giant lead-in like DWTS. It just needs something better than The River (Feb), Celebrity Wife Swap (Jan), or The Middle repeats (what it was stuck with in December).
    It could survive on Sun, as it would be perfect with OUAT and/or GCB. Friday wouldn’t be bad either, as it would be competing with just news and realities.
    Save Body of Proof!

  • Melissa Mathis

    I love Body of Proof!

  • SG

    RENEW Body of Proof! Season 3.

  • Linda

    Please renew body of proof one of the best shows on TV

  • ed

    i love Cougar Town!
    Please renew it ABC!

  • Dan

    @Bill or Robert – Would this uptick in viewers mean anything for a possible Season 3 of Body of Proof or is it likely dead. ABC has a lot more returning shows this year than it did last year but maybe BOP isnt dead.

  • Jean

    Body of proof is brilliant it has everything a series could want, some funny lines,edge of the seat action especially in the last few episodes. I love it and hope it gets another season be a shame if it was to go.

  • Linda

    I love Body of Proof…Especially the last few episodes. I hope ABC gives it a third season.

  • Melinda Muse

    I love Body of Proof I never miss it. You just can’t take it off.Don’t the viewers have a say. I say let it stay.Please ABC give it another season

  • Cheryl

    Renew Body of Proof what an incredible show…great storylines and actors!

  • Deb

    Please renew Body of Proof. It is a much better show than most of the stuff you see on tv.

  • Ken Massey

    My wife and I love Body of Proof. We certainly hope it is not cancelled.
    The last few episodes have been great.

  • Stephen B

    PLEASE renew Body of Proof! I LOVE the show so much!

    Please give it a Season 3.

  • dee digrazia

    i love body of proof we watch castle and body of proof the only abc shows we do watch


    Come on abc, give me another season of BOP. its a great show. besides, i think after this season you will never worry about ratinbgs

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