TV Ratings Tuesday: 'The Voice' Tuesday Premiere Dips But Boosts 'Go On', 'Splash' Dives, + 'Body of Proof' Up

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March 27th, 2013


Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 2.4/7 2.2/6 1.9/5 1.9/5 1.3/4 0.3/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 1.3/4 1.8/6 1.7/6 1.1/4 1.1/4 0.2/1
Total Viewers (million) 13.488 6.580 4.053 9.774 3.312 0.898


CBS was the number one network in adults 18-49 and with total viewers.

On CBS, NCIS earned a x from last week's 3.2 adults 18-49 rating.  NCIS: Los Angeles garnered a x from last week's 2.9 adults 18-49 rating. Golden Boy earned a 1.4, down three tenths from last week's 1.7 adults 18-49 rating.

On NBC, The Voice notched 3.9 adults 18-49 rating, which is down eight tenths from yesterday's 4.7 premiere rating but down only a single tenth from last fall's 4.0 Tuesday premiere rating. Go On earned a 2.1, up a point and a tenth after last week's series low 1.0 adults 18-49. Your predictions were too pessimistic. The last time Go On aired behind The Voice it earned  a 2.4 adults 18-49 rating. The New Normal scored a 1.4, up seven tenths from last week's 0.7. Smash earned a 1.0, up three tenths after last week's series low  0.7 adults 18-49 rating.

On ABC, Splash garnered a 1.6, down a full ratings point from last week's 2.6 adults 18-49.. Dancing With The Stars  earned a 2.3, up two tenths from the 2.1 adults 18-49 rating last week's DWTS special earned in the same time period. Body of Proof scored a season high 1.7, up two tenths from last week's season high 1.5 adults 18-49 rating.

On FOX, Hell’s Kitchen scored a 1.9, down a tenth from last week's 2.0 adults 18-49 rating. New Girl scored a 2.2, down a tenth from last week's 2.3 among adults 18-49 The Mindy Project garnered a 1.5, down two tenths from last week's 1.7 adults 18-49 rating.


Broadcast primetime ratings for March 26, 2013

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM NBC The Voice 3.9 12 12.02
CBS NCIS 3.1 9 18.06
FOX Hell's Kitchen 1.9 6 4.57
ABC Splash 1.6 5 6.66
CW Here Comes Peter Cottontail -R 0.4 1 1.14
9:00PM CBS NCIS: Los Angeles 2.6 7 14.32
ABC Dancing With the Stars 2.3 6 13.07
FOX New Girl 2.2 6 4.26
NBC Go On 2.1 5 5.64
CW Beauty and the Beast -R 0.2 1 0.66
9:30PM FOX The Mindy Project 1.5 4 2.81
NBC The New Normal 1.4 4 3.58
10:00PM ABC Body of Proof 1.7 4 9.58
CBS Golden Boy 1.4 4 8.08
NBC Smash 1.0 3 3.11

via press note:

In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 2.6/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.4/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.2/6.


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," 0.6/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.8/4.


From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET Wednesday night, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.3/4 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" (1.2/4 in metered-market households) tied CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.2/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 in 18-49) tied "Late Late Show" (0.4/3).


At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/3 in metered-market households and a 0.2/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.



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  • James

    Given a 2.1 and a 1.4 in demo Go On and The New Normal be renewed, but NBC has already lost confidence with them. For Go On, it’ll probably be dumped to other nights next season. The decision over TNN will be tougher, as its ratings just rise from terrible to okay so sudden. But if it’s renewed it’ll get the same treatment as Go On. Smash must go.

  • a p garcia

    Expected GO to go up but I was to opponistic, BOP looks like it will see another TV season. Go BOP.

  • Richard Steven Hack

    Body of Proof is obviously straining for ratings and it appears to be working.

    First we had the “occult” episode with weird events happening.

    Last night we had Jeri Ryan stripped to bra and panties in a hot sex scene within five minutes of the show opening – and THEN a close up shot of her chest while the cops are affixing a wire!

    And finally, we had a gay madam coming on to Dana (who looked like she was considering it!) :-)

    I mean, seriously? This show is turning into soft core porn!

    If that doesn’t show how desperate they are for ratings, I don’t know what does. Not that other shows don’t do that as well, but this has never been the BOP’s motif before this season, even when they tried to get Meaghan a boyfriend last season as well as having her boring investigator romancing Nathalie Kelley.

    In any event, it appears to be working – although I think we should wait for the finals.

    If the show can make it back up to 2.0 – which I still doubt – I would have to predict a renewal.

  • Petar Ivanov

    Chicago fire with spin-off. I read it in deadline.

    May be in the end CBS will order PoI spin-off. CF is bot even on PoI world. Ithink will be way better than ncis la spin off.

  • Petar Ivanov

    i mean Not no bot sorry.

  • rob60990

    A Chicago Fire spinoff? lmao and I thought ABC considering a OUAT spinoff was a bad idea…

  • romo

    I dont like the new color scheme – TOO BRIGHT.

  • TomSFBay

    Body of Proof obviously pairs well with DWTS. I think it will get a renewal (assuming that ABC produces the show, which I’m not 100% sure about).

  • David Howell

    The one thing DWTS does: provide an ultra compatible leadin for ABC’s procedurals. BoP is a legitimate bubble show now, and I’d fancy it for renewal given the advantageous economics. ABC would have to make sure every show has a DWTS leadin, as the pairing works (the show didn’t benefit at all from a bigger Batchelor leadin).

    Splash was always going to suffer against Voice, but even that rating tops what Stars in Danger got against almost zero competition.

    No surprise NCIS held up as the only scripted original in the hour on broadcast. If anything I’m surprised it fell at all. Golden Boy is done now, given that The Mentalist is a clearly better option.

  • Michael

    “Miami Fire”


  • Petar Ivanov

    @A Chicago Fire spinoff? lmao and I thought ABC considering a OUAT spinoff was a bad idea…

    I guess that is NEW NORMAL out there. At least for nbc and abc. Even 2.0 shows will get spinoffs.

  • Ash

    @ Petar Ivanov

    Having a POI spinoff isn’t such a great idea. POI is good because of the relationship between the four main characters and the complex plots and characters. Another show will hue not have the same connection (I could always be wrong about that). Plus. In not cases, spin-offs are never as good as the original.

  • PurpleDrazi

    “Chicago fire with spin-off. I read it in deadline.”

    Seriously? That’s crazy. CF is doing OK in the ratings but it is not a masive hit. Why would you make a spin-off of a show that is only moderately successful?

    Oh wait…it’s NBC…

  • Ram510

    I’m happy for Go On and BoP! Go On will definitely be renewed and BoP has a shot if it get to a 1.9-1.7 and finish strong like it did last season

  • SJ

    ABC can run Body of Proof with DWTS, ordering 18 episodes a season. It’s not that the show is lead-in dependent (it did worse with the higher rated Bachelor as its lead-in), it’s just that DWTS is the only thing it’s compatible with. ABC should put Shark Tank at 8, and keep DWTS at 9 and BoP at 10. They could air a new two-hour reality show from 9-11 from January to March. But like I mentioned, unless ABC moves one of its returning dramas to mid-season, it’s hard to imagine BoP coming back in the fall.

  • Ram510

    And for people saying Go On is lead dependent I would say the correct term is NBC is Voice dependent!

  • LJ

    Holy crap how awful was NCIS Red! Kim Raver is always nice to see and Grimes is solid but the rest are just awful. John Corbett is looking old and blubbery. I definitely understand why he’s never been cast in anything action related. The whole thing was just sooooo slow. It was like it was made for people who think the Jesse Stone movies are just way too fast and furious.

  • MichaelChickless

    @Mon “Who watches BOP – a medical examiner sticking her nose on everything outside the morgue? Has she been promoted to detective?”

    Does anyone here remember Quincy ME?

  • alex

    The ratings of The Voice are disappointing. The only reason it premiered so high last night was due to the fact people were curious about Shakira and Usher and people did not like it, the fall season of the voice went up against Monday Night Football and premiered 4.2 vs a 4.8 this spring and the Tuesday episode of the voice premiered to a 4.0 vs a 3.9. The drop is waaaaaaaay more significant no matter how you put it. Looks like America didn’t love Shakira and Usher as much as Xtina & Cee-Lo.

  • Jazz

    I loved Quincy

    NBC might as well do a spinoff of Revolution. Since I don’t know if anyone has walked to California. They could just have it where the West Coast has been sitting pretty, wondering why they haven’t heard from anyone else over the last 15 years. NBC struggles and makes decisions in ways that hurts my head. Cause if there is magic in Storybrooke then there is power somewhere in the U.S.

    I liked Go On yesterday. Probably the 3rd and last episode I caught this year. Nothing says DVR me about that show.

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