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.

  • JulieDawn

    No adjustment for BATB – good. So on just a repeat it did the same demo (with higher viewers I believe) than original Cult in the same timeslot, and several original 90210 eps.
    It’s not dead yet.

    I do agree with those who say HOD is pretty much a lock for renewal now, barring a disastrous slide over the next couple of months.

    And I only watched Smash once last year, didn’t do anything for me, but I’m still shocked at the downfall in ratings this year.

  • tommie

    Smash is an obv renewal now tbh.

  • Danak

    Clarke, I don’t think many people think Smash will be returning next season, though you never know what Greenblatt will do. I do think fans are worried that NBC will pull the series before all this season is shown. However, Greenblatt has been a big promoter of the show, so hopefully they’ll leave it or throw it to Saturday to burn off.

  • Charmed

    Yay Hart :D It might even get up to a 0.7 soon :D

  • Samuel

    If Idol’s at these numbers, NBC is in for a rude awakening when The Voice premieres.

  • rob60990

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

    Neither show is in danger of returning. Anyone who says otherwise is an idiot. Even if ABC renews BOP, it will likely be another midseason renewal but either OUAT nor Revenge will get cancelled over it.

  • CrimTV


    Just because all midseason shows are bombing doesn’t mean The Voice will, The Following broke the trend and has managed to remain mostly in the high 2’s for it’s whole season so far when other shows are falling flat on their faces!

  • Dan

    ABC will spin Body of Proof’s positive rise from The Taste if they havent already.

  • Dan

    @Rob60990 – Revenge and Once Upon a Time will return no matter if Body of Proof was a hit or a flop.

    @RSH – I doubt BOP will go below 1.0, with DWTS its likely BOP will rise maybe to 1.5 but It will still be cancelled. Its just like how The Voice will help Go ON The New Normal, and Smash, just not enough for the latter 2 to be renewed.

  • Ultima

    ABC will spin Body of Proof’s positive rise from The Taste if they havent already.

    ABC has the best press releases. I always liked when they would schedule a repeat of Lost or Grey’s at 8pm before an original and then say the show improved 150% on its lead-in! ;)

  • rob60990

    Anyone who believes The Voice will pull the same numbers it was pulling in the fall is delusional. I expect mostly low to mid 3s.

  • Michelle

    I love Go On. I wish it had a larger viewership.

  • Shepherd

    I predicted .7-.8 for Smash, and even though I was just giving a range, I’ll pretend that I was predicting both the preliminary and the final numbers and simply refer to myself as The Wizard for the rest of the day. lol

    I’ve very surprised that BOP got a 1.3!!

  • Zth

    @Ultima: Are you, by any chance, an employee at American Idol? It definitely feels like it.

  • snoot

    Can’t wait to see Idol in the 2’s against TBBT Thursday

  • Shakira

    @ rob60990.. Sorry, but you’re wroooooooooong. You will see.

  • David Howell

    With the adjustments, the combined 10pm broadcast total went up to… 3.7! Still below what Duck Dynasty managed on its own on A&E in the same hour six days earlier!

    Remember how NCIS made its name as Idol counterprogramming? It’s done it again! The damage went to Wife Swap instead, unsurprisingly really.

    I said 24 hours ago HOD should move to likely renewal. I suspect the bear is giving up hope of getting his paws on the show after another 0.6.

  • CBSviewer

    Wow NCIS: Los Angeles was adjusted up of 590,000 viewers !

  • Ultima

    Are you, by any chance, an employee at American Idol? It definitely feels like it.

    Why is that – because I don’t blindly hate the show? :roll:

  • Zth

    @rob60990: Sorry, the truth is that The Voice is “in” and American Idol “out” in terms of trending.

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