Tuesday Final Ratings: 'American Idol', 'NCIS', 'Smash' & 'Body of Proof' Adjusted Up

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March 6th, 2013

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American Idol, NCIS, Smash, and Body of Proof were each adjusted up a tenth among adults 18-49 versus the preliminary Tuesday broadcast ratings.

Broadcast primetime final ratings for Tuesday, March 5:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (Millions)
8:00 FOX American Idol (8-10PM) 3.5/10 11.72
CBS NCIS 3.4/10 20.81
ABC Celebrity Wife Swap 1.5/4 4.14
NBC Betty White's Off Their Rockers - R 1.0/3 3.56
CW Hart of Dixie 0.6/2 1.50
8:30 NBC Betty White's Off Their Rockers 1.1/3 3.56
9:00 CBS NCIS: Los Angeles 2.8/7 16.24
ABC The Taste 1.2/3 3.19
NBC Go On 1.1/3 3.07
CW Beauty and the Beast - R 0.3/1 0.73
9:30 NBC The New Normal 0.9/2 2.44
10:00 CBS Golden Boy 1.6/5 9.40
ABC Body of Proof 1.3/4 6.59
NBC Smash 0.8/2 2.68


Nielsen TV Ratings Data: ©2013 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

  • Kitsune

    Hart of Dixie’s coming back.

    Die, Body of Proof, die! I want Revenge and OUAT back next season so any sign of stability is bad news in my book. :I

  • danny94

    Glad to see BOP Up, Only a few thenths between it and Nahsville

  • robin

    HOD up a little in viewers too. I don’t even watch it but its now certain to be renewed at least its better than BATB

  • lukas

    Go American Idol! this is the best season!! <3

  • Abc123

    Was thinking NCIS would adjust up to tie Idol, but they both adjusted up. Nevertheless, Idol is definitely on the decline but will still be around for a couple more seasons. (NCIS will be too)

  • Quadrey

    CBS and their press releases :/

  • Mayans

    @ lukas, you’re kidding right? Are you by any chance a Nicki Clown Minaj fan?

  • panda22

    The final nail in Smash’s coffin!..wow!
    A 0.8 and woeful 2.68m viewers, axed….not only that but NBC has chosen NOT to give Smash the big lead in on March 26th, its giving that slot to that new reality crap version of The Batchelor – NBC style.

    HoD…yay!, its a survivor!….season 3!

  • Kitsune

    American Idol’s at sub-Voice levels now, ain’t it? And last season of the Voice was ridiculously stable and had incredibly good talent all around. Money says The Voice will top AI once all is said and done. :) I predict The Voice will start in the 5s (hype for Usher and Shakira) then settle somewhere in the 3s. It all depends on the talent though, of course.

  • Mike


    Hopefully American will fall below 2.9 by seasons end and so that next season will be it final year… This shoe got old after its first few seasons.., its horrible

  • Cyrax86

    Wonder if BoP outrates Nashville during May sweeps…

  • Lauren

    Hello Hart Of Dixie season 3!!

  • Ultima

    American Idol’s at sub-Voice levels now, ain’t it?

    In the fall, The Voice averaged a 4.2 rating; so far this season, Idol is averaging a 4.6.

    I predict The Voice will start in the 5s

    You’re going to be disappointed.

  • Tommy

    BODY OF PROOF increased in VIEWERS! Woo! Hope it continues. :) Remember to go and like the SAVE BODY OF PROOF facebook page. :)

  • Clarke

    Still atrocious numbers for Smash. People who think it and TNN are returning next season are delusional. NBC is in dire need of a hit drama/comedy that ISN’T lead-in dependent.

  • rob60990

    Season high for BOP! ;)

  • Dave

    CW should just renew Hart of Dixie and Nikita now!

    Let the others sweat it out till May.

  • Chris Parker

    too bad for Smash… I love the show, but these numbers are crazy bad

  • Aniin

    HOD<333! Steady as a rock and definitely getting a season 3!

  • Richard Steven Hack

    Body of Proof was next to ridiculous last night. The gore was almost on a par with The Walking Dead. :-) Tim Dekay from White Collar gave an excellent performance as a religious fanatic, but that was about it.

    Dana Delany’s character was even more unlikeable than usual, insulting both a doctor and a nurse within five minutes of the show starting and snapping non-stop at the two comic relief doctors. And then after all her “it ain’t magic” snorts they end the episode with a clear example of at least telepathy. :-)

    Stupid doesn’t begin to describe it.

    This show is utterly doomed. It will never see 2.0 again, which appears to be the only reason it was renewed last season.

    By end of this season’s run, it will be doing sub-1.0 numbers. No doubt about that at all.

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