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


    True. Also NBC KILL all networks in 18-34 demo yesterday with young the voice and revolution and beat them today too. Advertisers pays millions $s for 18-34 the most. That is why last year 2BG and NG were gold mine.

  • BigBrotherFan

    Why would NBC renew a show that got a .7 on it’s own? and a 1.2 when it has a decent lead-in? The only hope for THE NEW NORMAL is NBC selling it to the CW. GET REAL, PEOPLE! Go On has a shot now but once the voice goes back to normal numbers LIKE THIS or lower that could change. NBC i hope isn’t this dumb.

    Xtina is laughing at your 3’s :D

    Numbers are numbers…despite whats going on with THE SUPREME COURT and that decision will be over in June when THE NEW NORMAL is canceled or repeats. From a business stand point it be a dumb move and all these fanboys for THE NEW NORMAL… C’MON CW numbers for MONTHS!

    before one of you jump up and call me a homophobe because some of you have when I dared to attack Ryan Murphy or The New Normal please know I know two gay couples as wonderful friends to me and I fully support this union that is legal where I live.

    The new normal is a bad show with HORRIBLE ratings.

  • Travis

    Go On and The New Normal did not air on WDIV in Detroit. Whitney finale will not air tonight in Detroit.

  • Petar Ivanov


    What air than…..

  • casuals

    @ BigBrotherFan

    Exactly TNN is a pathetic comedy with pathetic ratings its not worth renewing something like that can only put up a 1.4 behind a 3.9 and 2.1 lead-in. I think Whitney and Guys with Kids with no help has accomplished those same ratings that TNN got tonight.

    @ Petar Ivanov

    I disagree LA has done pretty well on its own in repeats before. I think it’ll be okay on its own its not totally lead-in dependent but it won’t get anywhere near the numbers its getting now but it will be a success. Now Red just because its new has to be on behind NCIS.

    I agree who cares what fanboys think.


    Another thing about Christina where is her big tour? It was cancelled and her lotus cd was a major flop. Interesting she crashed the season 4 premiere IMO she doesn’t want shakira honing in on her seat. I really couldn’t stand xtina she was one of the rudest judges I saw on any of these shows. I think that’s how she is in real life.

  • Oliver

    THR: CBS Renews 14 Series Including 2 Comedies, 7 Dramas, 3 Unscripted and 2 Newsmagazines

    The comedy renewals include 2 Broke Girls and Mike and Molly, which join the previously picked up half-hours How I Met Your Mother and The Big Bang Theory.

    On the drama side, the network has added additional seasons of NCIS: Los Angeles, Person of Interest, Elementary, Hawaii Five-0, The Mentalist, Blue Bloods and The Good Wife.

    On the unscripted front, The Amazing Race, Survivor and Undercover Boss will also return. Newsmagazines 60 Minutes and 48 Hours will also be back.

  • Networkman

    Even though I really enjoyed Golden Boy, I know that it is a goner. Body of Proof winning the 10pm hour just sealed Golden Boy’s fate. Body of Proof is more compatible with Dancing with the Stars than Golden Boy is with NCIS:LA. It could also be that 3 hours of drama is too much nowadays. Viewer fatigue may set in by 10pm. I feel it is hard for any network to program 3 hours of dramas and for viewers to stick around by time the third one airs.

    Also if Nashville does poorly or garner worse ratings than Body of Proof, I feel ABC should renew BOP and simply cancel Nashville. BOP is also starting to pull in decent numbers when it comes to viewership. Keep it paired with DWTS and it could see a 2.0.

  • BigBrotherFan


    Agreed 100% the show should not be renewed because NBC is scared of upsetting a certain demo…FUTHERMORE, I don’t know a single gay person who actually watches the show. I know some ladies, though..and me up until episode 17.

    Xtina didnt plummet the Voice a full point the next day it aired…FACT!

  • BigBrotherFan


    “simply cancel Nashville”

    Sure because NASHVILLE has seen the likes of a 1.2 ratings week after week. Suuuuuuuuuure Buddy…Sure..Makes today sense! :s

  • James

    TNN hasn’t been on air enough time to build a fanbase. I totally agree with Sarah. All this show needs are minor changes and a decent lead-in. Do you think Mindy would be doing its ratings without New Girl? Do you think Body of Proof would do theirs without Dancing? Of course not! Stop saying TNN is lead-in dependent. Big news: Most shows are! Last week TNN did a 0.7 because it was marked as a repeat, NBC then suddenly changed the schedule, no one noticed. Before that, the lowest was a 1.0 after a 1.1 by Go On. That’s not bad. At least TNN can retain audience from its lead-in. When the lead-in works, TNN works. Almost all of the other comedies on NBC this year can’t say the same. Bottom line: TNN is not dead at all.

    NBC will use the ratings of its entire season plus the big finale after The Voice as a reason to green light a second season. Both Go On and NBC season averages (this is: counting Fall) are still at the top of the rank in front of every other show. In a few weeks, watch NBC press release citing these numbers to earn both series a second season. Not too mention the whole fuss going on with gay marriage right now. Murphy and NBC need TNN on air next year yes or yes.

  • casuals

    @ BigBrotherFan

    Yeah that’s the thing too and I’m glad you brought it up, I’m just being honest but the gay community doesn’t even know what the show exists, they know more about Smash and Glee than this show. I know Greenblatt pushes the whole gay agenda thing and I don’t mind that but try to find something that’s more relatable like Will & Grace for godsakes. They would’ve been better off taking Partners instead.

    TNN a total waste of time and a total waste of spot on a schedule. Please remove that show from the schedule as soon as possible.

  • Networkman

    NCIS:Red may be overkill for the franchise. NCIS:LA drops by .5 in the demo and three and a half million viewers from NCIS. I can see NCIS:Red garnering low 2’s and maybe 11 million. It will be a modest success and viewers may start to tire of the first two installments. I would prefer CBS to pick up Intelligence, Beverly Hills Cop and Hostages before Red. I feel those dramas have the potential to skew younger than Red. Also Red’s cast just doesn’t seem as appealing to me.

  • casuals

    “simply cancel Nashville”

    “Sure because NASHVILLE has seen the likes of a 1.2 ratings week after week. Suuuuuuuuuure Buddy…Sure..Makes today sense! :s”

    Doesn’t Nashville like Glee make good money off of the music merchandise so if Disney owns the show it actually works like a Disney Channel or CW show where its merchandise revenue makes up for its domestic ratings.

  • Oliver



  • Joseph A

    I liked night # 1 of The Voice , will stream night # 2 today :)

    BTW ,, can not stand what American Idol has become

  • Laura

    Pretty sure that New Girl will be adjusted to a 2.3 again. Hell’s Kitchen once again ran into the New Girl episode.

  • Networkman

    @BigBrotherFan, I guess you didn’t understand what I meant. I am aware of the 1.2. Nashville would perform much worse on its own. What Body of Proof had from the start of this season was a loyal fanbase. Its viewers without DWTS:results were already higher than Nashville. Now it has potential for growth with the DWTS:results lead in. Similar to Castle, it is a show that is really compatible with Dancing. Also in my opinion, Nashville’s quality really has start to plummet. Its ads even reduce it to silly bed hopping. I would prefer to see Connie Britton as lead in Red Widow over what she is doing now.

  • Networkman

    I really hope that viewers will give The Mindy Project another chance. It has really gotten better over the past few weeks. There is more chemistry amongst the cast and better writing. It actually provides some laugh out loud moments.

  • casuals

    @ Networkman

    Trust me I’ve seen a recent episode of it and its still horrible never coming back again. That show doesn’t deserve to comeback with New Girl.

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