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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  • Petar Ivanov

    @Ash who said:
    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.

    I think you are wrong. From months if not year i am talking about POI spinoff with female lead. I think they tested that with sarah shaki episode as main lead. Not sure how happy CBS are but it was 2.9 beating today ncis red 2.6 and even with last week 2.9. Now there are a lot of options for PoI spinoff and that is really good. The whole HR part of the show is utter brilliance from Nolan/Abrams. It is very dark and gloomy. It is a nice contrast to some of the lighter situations with Fince & Fusco. The Elias character is OUTSTANDING & Root is creepy. There really is just so much to like about POI and so much options for spin off.

  • Brian

    Go Body Of Proof! coming back to life again!

  • JP

    On a totaly different topic – my favorite show of all time is Seinfeld – just curious of what type of numbers it pulled in when it was the most popular show on TV and was it the highest rated show during that period like The Waliking Dead and TBBT??? I did not visit this web site during that time.

    Thanks for any info you can provide.

  • Lukes

    Wow, the Voice created big ripples! even touching the comatose New Normal and Smash!

  • karin

    BOP airing the worst shows 1,7 is terrible

  • alffan

    Body of Proof seems to be DWTS lead-in dependent. Knowing that ABC should order 22 episodes and run them after both seasons of DWTS next year. Then run something else in the Spring.

    I didn’t like the re-boot at first, but I am a Mark Valley fan and I’m seeing the chemistry there. The stories have vastly improved along with the ratings. As long as Windell Middlebrooks is on, I’m happy – the man is a star in the making. Get him a sitcom.

    As far the Voice goes, NBC might consider shifting it to 9pm so can it lead into a new drama in the fall, rather than this mess at 9pm. Parenthood could take the Thursday 10pm slot since its audience will likely follow it and it would be a good lead out from their sitcom block. SVU also could be an option for another night.

    ABC needs to figure something out. The constant reality show changes aren’t working. If they knew what each other was doing, DWTS might do better at 8pm and the Voice at 9pm.

  • Ashton Butcher

    The Voice once again saves NBC’s ass and Go On deserves no credit for going up that retention is horrible and this is a show that’s a real loser that should be cancelled without The Voice. If NBC really wants to take advantage of a real Monica and Chandler reunion then you just get the two together and get them both off of their loser comedies and put them together in a Friends spin-off on the two characters and problems are solved. I think I’m no longer after this week ever going to have New Normal come out of my mouth its not worth my energy. Poor Smash again.

    NBC is just wasting the post-Voice timeslots.

    A real network in CBS dominated the night once again in viewership with NCIS and LA, we’ll have to see where LA moves to next season I’m really interested in seeing that.

    FOX again not worth going over.

    Splash fell pretty hard but still got solid numbers if these numbers can hold then I will consider Splash a minor surprising success for ABC I’m actually surprised the numbers are this good to be honest.

    The theme today seems to be about how important lead-ins are and I can echo that as you can just look at Body of Proof as another example of a show benefiting greatly off of DWtS. Anybody who disputes anything about lead-ins is a moron and should be ignored.

  • DEF

    Am I the only one who had some sports program on between the Voice and Smash where Go On and The New Normal should be? They weren’t on for me…

  • Martha

    Maybe CBS thinks too much of their NCIS stuff.

    Many old NCIS fans are not impressed with NCIS-Red .. while still trying to warm up to NCIS-LA.

    Even the Tiva (Tony+Ziva) chemistry in the mother ship is getting extremely boring and old :| but CBS is going to milk it out till the end.

  • Spencer

    Go On has good numbers right now..with a good lead-in. But it totally collapses without a lead in like ‘The Voice’. So, while it will get good numbers for a possible renewal next year…it will have major issues if it does not have a lead-in.

  • Michael Z

    Shouldn’t The Voice comps include year-over-year???

  • Ashton Butcher

    @ DEF

    Not sure about The Smash part but I was definitely watching sports last night mainly that soccer match with US and Mexico. I’m really getting to the point where I’ve really limited how much broadcast TV I watch these days its absolute trash TV these days.

    @ Martha

    Those same stuck up NCIS marks never really got into LA so who cares what they think, Red should be alright as long as CBS puts it on behind NCIS and they let LA shine on its own.

  • Sarah

    I bet The New Normal finale can retain more of The Voice than what Go On did yesterday…

    TNN and GO should have switched times from the beginning…

    I see everywhere TNN’s final episode advertised as “season finale” but not “series finale”. They could attract more people by saying that it is a series finale. If they don’t say it, I guess the decision is still in the air. Actually, my bet is that they are going to save the show no matter what. Without or without The Voice, TNN’s average demos are OK. Nothing guarantees NBC that a dozen new comedies will perform better than TNN, so…

    The New Normal was funnier at the beginning. It was a comedy. Then it turned into a drama. That’s when things went wrong. I think Murphy will re-tool the series if they continue it…

    TNN has proved to be a great retainer. It will work well next year after any 2.0 show. I’m sure…

  • Oliver

    @NBC Fan

    Go On is this year’s Up All Night. It will be renewed for a second season and then the ratings won’t improve. Then, NBC will try to fix it, but that won’t work either so it’s eventually cancelled.

    Preach it, brother.

    TNN got 0.7 in 18-49 and 0.4 in 18-34. Anything can do better than that. ThE show is dead.

  • Oliver


    On a totaly different topic – my favorite show of all time is Seinfeld – just curious of what type of numbers it pulled in when it was the most popular show on TV and was it the highest rated show during that period like The Waliking Dead and TBBT??? I did not visit this web site during that time.

    According to Broadcasting and Cable, in 1997-98 Seinfeld averaged 18.0 in 18-49.

  • NBC Fan


    Have you forgotten that the show hit a 0.7 last week. That’s lower than any of NBC’s new comedies’ lowest rating of the season.

  • Oliver

    And, yes, Seinfeld was the highest-rated and most-watched show on television that year.

  • Dan

    ABC might see it as Body of Proof beating Smash and Golden Boy as a reason that it could get a fourth season, I see it as ABC renewing it for the same reason they did last year, to fill a hole in the schedule and because its not looking to horribly should numbers keep going up.

  • Petar Ivanov

    @Ashton Butcher
    Those same stuck up NCIS marks never really got into LA so who cares what they think, Red should be alright as long as CBS puts it on behind NCIS and they let LA shine on its own.

    ncis LA won’t survive without NCIS lead in. Even with that is losing and droping a lot. Without NCIS will be around 2.0 next season if not under that. Only way these 3 can stay alive all is on tuesday. And if NCIS don’t drop a lot next season. That is big if.


    Some people really DO NOT READ FACTS. The voice premiered higher then it did last fall and then this Tuesday’s airing it was up viewers versus last falls Tuesday which had zero competition as voice premiered against no competition in fall. It will be adjusted up. Again it seems Christina and ceelo abscene did nothing for the ratings.

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