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

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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.
  • terid

    I love Body of Proof, very well acted. The characters play very well off one another. Perfect amount of comic relief in tense situations. Look forward to watching every week. Please do not cancel. Body of Proof and Castle are the only shows I watch on ABC.

  • Donna Steinberg

    We LOVE Body of Proof, and the cast. Smart, fun, and sexy. Our favorite show. PLEASE renew it for a third season!

  • lishlove

    For the love of God these ratings HAVE TO count for something!! Body of Proof number 1? Come on, renew it renew it!!!

  • Lana Pearson

    Please renew Body of Proof! It is one of my most favorite shows on tv!!!

  • david

    Cougar Town is one of the best comedies on TV, please renew and move it back to Wednesdays with a more appropriate lead in!!!

  • Mary Johnson

    I love Body of Proof and Parenthood too; I hope both get renewed for another season! I am used to tuning into each one and get excited when I hear they are starting a new season so please bring them back!

  • Ed M

    If the most recent episodes are any indicator, the addition of Luke Perry to the cast as a main antagonist to Dr. Hunt will be brilliant. If ABC cancels Body of Proof, then I will know I can leave them without ever looking back, and I won’t lose any sleep over it. Come ABC, business is business, and BOP is GOOD business.

  • Renee

    I love Body of Proof!! It’s in my top two shows of the week. I so hope they renew it!!

  • Naomi

    Renew Body of Proof and Castle 10x. only watch these interesting programs that stimulate TV.

  • Dan

    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.


    Maybe a different time slot but with 10 million viewers, the folks at ABC must not be thinking straight.

  • Frank D.

    The only reason I watch TV is for this program, only one that ranks with NCIS

  • Barbara

    Please keep BOP on, one of the best shows on ABC, age group 65-69..

  • Patricia

    Body of Proof has everything..drama, mystery and a touch of humor.
    The characters in this show grow on you. I think it is a perfect
    mixture and ABC will be making a mistake to cancel. Shows like these
    sometimes take a season or 2 to even catch on. As someone else mentioned
    I think Sunday (replacing DHW’s)slot of 9pm would be great.

  • debbie voss

    Love Body of Proof–hope they don’t cancel it. It would be a shame because it is always entertaining.

  • Luveza

    Pleaseeee renew Body of Proof for a third season. Its by far the best show I have ever seen. Once i start, I can’t stop.

  • wmb

    Renew Body of Proof for a third season

  • tatiana

    PLease renew body of proof one of the best show really !
    Cougar town tooooooo

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