TV Ratings Tuesday: 'Hell's Kitchen' Premiere Dips, 'Golden Boy' Flat + 'The Taste' Finale Goes Low

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March 13th, 2013


Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 2.2/6 1.8/5 1.4/4 1.3/4 0.9/3 0.2/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 1.7/6 0.9/3 1.2/4 0.8/3 0.6/2 0.2/1
Total Viewers (million) 4.439 11.151 3.538 4.916 3.030 0.777


FOX was the number one network in adults 18-49 while CBS won with total viewers.

On CBS,  Golden Boy was even with last week's 1.6 adults 18-49 rating.

On FOX, the 2-hour premiere of Hell's Kitchen earned a 2.2 adults 18-49 rating, down from last year's  2.4. Your predictions were about right.

On ABC, Celebrity Wife Swap earned a 1.6, up a tenth from last week's series low 1.5 adults 18-49 rating.  The Taste finale notched a series low 1.1, down a tenth from last week's series low 1.2 adults 18-49 rating. Body of Proof  earned an 1.2, down a tenth after last week's 1.3 adults 18-49 rating.

On NBC, Betty White’s Off Their Rockers clip show at 8:30 earned a 1.0, down a tenth from last week's  1.1  adults 18-49 rating. Smash earned a 0.9, up a tenth after last week’s 0.8.

Broadcast primetime ratings for March 12, 2013

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM FOX Hell's Kitchen (8-10PM) 2.2 6 5.44
CBS NCIS -R 1.9 6 13.00
ABC Celebrity Wife Swap 1.6 5 5.00
NBC Betty White's Off Their Rockers -R 0.9 3 3.88
CW Hart of Dixie -R 0.2 1 0.84
8:30PM NBC Betty White's Off Their Rockers 1.0 3 3.75
9:00PM CBS NCIS: Los Angeles -R 1.9 5 11.92
ABC The Taste 1.1 3 3.36
NBC Go On -R 0.8 2 2.59
CW Beauty and the Beast -R 0.2 1 0.72
9:30PM NBC The New Normal -R 0.7 2 2.18
10:00PM CBS Golden Boy 1.6 5 8.53
ABC Body of Proof 1.2 3 6.38
NBC Smash 0.9 3 2.89

via press note:

In Late-Night Metered Markets Tuesday night: 

*	In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The
Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 2.5/6; CBS's "Late Show with David
Letterman," 2.4/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.0/5 with an

*	In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49
Wednesday results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.7/3; "Late
Show," 0.5/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/3 with an encore.  

*	From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET Wednesday night, ABC's "Nightline"
averaged a 1.2/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/2 in 18-49 in
the Local People Meters.

*	From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.3/4
in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig
Ferguson" (1.2/4).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late
Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).

*	At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/3 in
metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/3 in adults 18-49
in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Fast Affiliate Ratings: These first national ratings, including demographics, are available at approximately 11 AM (ET) the day after telecast, and are released to subscribing customers daily. These data, from the National People Meter sample, are strictly time-period information, based on the normal broadcast network feed, and include all programming on the affiliated stations, sometimes including network programming, sometimes not. The figures may include stations that did not air the entire network feed, as well as local news breaks or cutaways for local coverage or other programming. Fast Affiliate ratings are not as useful for live programs and are likely to differ significantly from the final results, because the data reflect normal broadcast feed patterns. For example, with a World Series game, Fast Affiliate Ratings would include whatever aired from 8-11PM on affiliates in the Pacific Time Zone, following the live football game, but not game coverage that begins at 5PM PT. The same would be true of Presidential debates as well as live award shows and breaking news reports.

Rating: Estimated percentage of the universe of TV households (or other specified group) tuned to a program in the average minute. Ratings are expressed as a percent.

Share (of Audience): The percent of households (or persons) using television who are tuned to a specific program, station or network in a specific area at a specific time. (See also, Rating, which represents tuning or viewing as a percent of the entire population being measured.)

Time Shifted Viewing – Program ratings for national sources are produced in three streams of data – Live, Live+Same Day (Live+SD) and Live+7 Day. Time shifted figures account for incremental viewing that takes place with DVRs. Live+Same Day (Live+SD) include viewing during the same broadcast day as the original telecast, with a cut-off of 3:00AM local time when meters transmit daily viewing to Nielsen for processing. Live+7 Day ratings include incremental viewing that takes place during the 7 days following a telecast.

For more information see Numbers 101 and Numbers 102.

  • Pavelsauce

    What’s up with the table?

  • rob60990

    FOX put the final nail in the coffin for The Taste when they secretly decided to make Hell’s Kitchen 2 hours.

    Well good news is Golden Boy was steady but it’s still done.

    Look at Smash increasing! ;)

  • Liam

    Body of Proof seems to have stabled out now. I don’t know what ABC will do the ratings are not dropping or rising, which is good in one way and bad in another. If Body of Proof could get that 1.2 on a Friday, I think the show would be fine.

  • Felipe Nikita

    BOP is very stable

  • Christian

    I guess the delay was that they couldn’t believe Smash increased. LOL

  • Oliver

    Smash rose!

    A New Normal repeat gets 80% of its original ratings. It repeats really well!

  • mary

    Those rating at 10pm on Tuesday just don’t move. Seems like BOP would be doomed but whatever else they put there will pull a 1.2 also. I think PP got almost the exact same numbers.

  • ABC hater

    Smash… :(

  • eridapo

    CWS 1.4 4.87/1.7 5.13
    Taste 1.1 3.47/ 1.0 3.25
    BOP 1.2 6.40/ 1.2 6.36

    GB 1.7 8.83/ 1.5 8.23

    HK 2.0 5.15/ 2.0 5.13/ 2.2 5.64/ 2.3 5.84

    Smash .9 2.97/ .8 2.82

    Nice recovery for GB, but its ratings still place it in danger of cancellation. Smash continues its pathetic performance, and under normal circumstances (Greenblatt’s favoritism and the overall shape of NBC) would have resulted in a cancellation announcement by now…

    The 10PM hour on this night is just terrible. I think it is time for CBS to move H50 to this night if it doesn’t want a 3 hour block of the NCIS franchise…

  • Skylar James

    Tuesday’s are depressing, worse than Fridays

  • Christian

    Is that right? CBS won in 18-34? Haha.

  • HalCapone

    Wow for NBC. One show achieves 1.0 and everything else below that. Just breathtakingly bad!

  • Christian

    Ok, it seems that CBS’ 18-34 has been corrected now, lol.

  • Mark

    Hell’s Kitchen should stay in the summer.

  • Martin

    I think the future of both Smash, Body Of Proof, Go On and The New Normal are all up in the air until The Voice and Dancing With The Stars premiere so we can see what their numbers are like with those shows helping them, even if Dwts is on at 8 and Bop is on at 10.

  • Densino


    But has anyone heard???


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  • L

    Oh Smash… Can’t you at least be above a 1.2 so you have at least a slight chance at renewal?

    That being said, Tuesdays at 10 seem to be a death slot– just like Tuesday at 9 has always been The CWs… What is it about late Tuesday shows? Everyone’s exhausted from watching NCIS so they just go to bed?

  • Ash

    Slow day today? It seems only Thursdays and in some case Mondays are the most popular days around here. Can’t blame anyone though considering there wasn’t much to watch last night.

  • Jade

    Considering both CW series were repeats,HoD and BATB seem to really be compatible and share a similar audience. Maybe the network could pair up both next season!

  • Martin

    Also, maybe ABC should renew Body Of Proof and put it on in summer 2014, steady and semi-good enough for a summer run.

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