Tuesday Final Ratings: 'Biggest Loser' & 'DWTS' Adjusted Up; 'Raising Hope' Adjusted Down

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April 18th, 2012

The Biggest Loser and Dancing With the Stars were both adjusted up a tenth while Raising Hope was adjusted down a tenth in adults 18-49 ratings versus Tuesday's preliminary ratings.

Broadcast primetime final ratings for Tuesday:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM CBS NCIS 3.0 9 18.080
FOX Glee 2.4 7 6.230
NBC The Biggest Loser 2.3 7 6.960
ABC Last Man Standing 1.6 5 6.510
CW 90210 -R 0.3 1 0.680
8:30PM ABC Cougar Town 1.4 4 4.450
9:00PM NBC The Voice: Results 3.3 9 8.860
FOX New Girl 2.7 7 5.220
ABC Dancing With the Stars: Results 2.5 7 14.170
CBS NCIS: Los Angeles -R 2.0 5 11.170
CW Ringer 0.5 1 1.200
9:30PM FOX Raising Hope 1.8 5 3.790
10:00PM ABC Private Practice 1.7 5 6.530
CBS Unforgettable -R 1.5 4 8.190
NBC Fashion Star 1.5 4 4.460

Nielsen TV Ratings Data: ©2012 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

  • Neal

    Postscript: Forgot to mention that the reason I don’t comment on zap2it anymore (for months now) is because you now have to “log in” — that is, have a (and let zap2it know) a yahoo or google or twitter or facebook account. NFW.

    (From what I’ve noticed virtually nobody else comments on zap2it articles anymore either. Which may have been the intent, I don’t know.)

  • Neal

    P.P.S. — Okay, I just read the title of Rick Porter’s article again and now I think I understand what he was talking about in terms of the Simpsons episode: One of the last lines of that episode (after “Skinner” [Tanzarian] is re-installed as principal skinner, and the judge insists that everyone pretend the episode never happened, is “let us never speak of this again.”

    Seems a bit of a stretch to me to equate that to the Hope episode, since they talk about Lucy so often (too often in my opinion), and there is no reason to expect they won’t continue to do so next season (since they thought she was dead before, and they think she is dead now).

    Although I certainly hope they stop mentioning that Hope’s mother was a serial killer(or “cereal killer” as the sign on the church said this week!). In fact, as much as I like Martha Plimpton, I’ve really cringed a few times when she’s been on talk shows promoting the show — all she can seem to talk about sometimes is that aspect of the show, which I really think discourages people (who don’t already like the show) from watching it.

    Personally, I think after the first season’s wonderful Christmas episode (which was all about getting the town to stop thinking of Hope as a serial killer’s baby), no further reference should have been made to it (either within the show or by those promoting it). I think the ratings (and quality) likely would have been better if that had been done.

    (The one exception to this rule would of course be this season’s wonderful christmas episode, which speculated what life would be like if Hope had never been born.)

    (Other appearances of Lucy, such as in last year’s finale, have been subtle enough to be very funny to devout fans of the show without putting off those who are just starting to sample the show by specifically mentioning that she is a serial killer and Hope’s mother.)

    Okay, I’ll really stop now. Promise.

  • Rebecca

    I’ve only made a few comments on Zap2it now and then, and I did it via Yahoo since I didn’t like the other sign-in options. Thanks for that RH article link – I didn’t see that one before, and I, too, look at those headlines a lot. I wouldn’t get the Simpsons references since I haven’t seen The Simpsons in about 9 years. We (Hubby and I) DID see a resemblance to Seinfeld’s finale as soon as the RH gang was in the courtroom. We were not big fans of the Seinfeld finale…although after further viewings it got a bit better. I haven’t seen Martha Plimpton on any talk shows – maybe once on Ellen, but I don’t remember much of what she said. You’re right about how they shouldn’t keep promoting the show by mentioning Hope’s mom was a serial killer…it is a fact, though – and really, if someone was a serial killer that label sticks with them forever. And now she’s gone for good. Luckily, she had run far enough after Sabrina before being struck by the bus, I bet little Hope didn’t see her mom die. Not that she ever knew her mom AS her mom. But anyway, overall it was a good episode – I think part 2 made up for the weird ending of part 1 (although bringing Lucy back from the assumed dead was a bad idea IMO). Let’s hope season 3 is good. More often than not, the show is very good.

  • Neal

    I like your positive outlook, and I’m also hoping for the best.

    I’m actually glad to read that I wasn’t the only one who missed the zap2it RH article — I was really feeling stupid. And I’m glad I found it and was able to share it with you (and perhaps others).

    I hope the powers that be at zap2it take note that two big fans of RH (and regular zap2it readers) almost completely missed the article. (I suspect it wasn’t listed on the front page, even though they routinely list far less important stuff on the front page, at least briefly.)

  • Ringer Fan

    I have to believe that Ringer will be renewed. The fat woman has not sung yet. Buffy was poorly rated the first year but went on to be one of the best shows on the WB. This is a primetime soap opera. It’s not a Law and Order episode where everything is neatly wrapped up at the end of the show. Ringer has too much competition in a Tuesday timeslot. There’s too much reality shows on. The audience needs something that’s different. The CW is a network that wants to be different. It has a different demographics as compared to ABC, CBS and NBC. The CW still connects. Let’s hope the heads of the CW judges the show on it merits.

  • Marianne

    TBL SUCKS this year. Awful, nasty, bully contestants. Nobody deserves to win and I hope the show goes down in flames with this group.

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