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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  • John

    I would like to see how Community or Parks and Rec would do after the Voice since clearly Go On and TNN are heavily reliant on it. Not saying it will work or be a lot better than Go On and TNN, but both have better ratings on a far more competitive night

  • Networkman

    It is ashame that Go On was still not able to skew younger than New Girl, even though it has the strong lead in from The Voice. Of course, it did garner more viewers. NBC will most likely try and keep Matthew Perry for one more year, retool the show and see how it does paired with Micheal J. Fox.

  • A-Man

    My predictions: Courtney Cox/Voice just got Go On renewed. I think Go On gets 1.6 without Courtney Cox but with Voice lead in. New Normal is done. Whitney canceled. Community renewed for final season.

  • JeffT

    Re: Smash. It’s over. The death knell was proclaimed last week with the move to Saturday night. Sam came back and my wife, a big fan, couldn’t remember who that was.

  • Kangarookeeper

    The Voice was adjusted up 2 tenths to 4.1, which is better demo than last year!

  • Jonny C…. formerly Jon


    You’re forgetting the last few episodes will be behind the Office….here’s hoping it does well at that timeslot.

    As for Whitney… nope. It has the most chance of getting renewed out of three ( Go On, Whitney, and Community) because it had been stable for it’s entire season.

  • Kate

    Wow lookie here, ‘NCIS’ now has competition against it’s time slot the past 2 weeks and guess what, it’s below 20 million viewers. All smoke and mirrors with it’s inflated historic ratings when gee whiz there was nothing up against it for 7 weeks when it was averaging 20 million viewers.

    LOL @ ‘LA’ I see part 2 of the Transformer Team took a nose dive, if CBS picks up this farce of a proposed show by Shane Brennan they are out of their mind. If they do, I see a cancellation notice with in 6 weeks.

  • JJF

    Looks like Body of Proof will continue to be midseason filler. It’s doing pretty great now. I’d be surprised if it didn’t get the renewal now. Maybe they’ll split Nashville/BoP or Revenge/BoP like they did with PP this year.

  • Holly


    All smoke and mirrors with it’s inflated historic ratings

    I know. Now it’s only getting a pathetic 18 million. The nerve of them pretending anyone watches the show! Both the NCIS’s will get canceled by May.

  • Kate

    @ Holly

    ‘NCIS’ will never get canceled as long as it’s over 10 million viewers, keep in mind the grandaddy of the procedueral dramas, ‘CSI’ during the William Peterson years average weekly 25 to 26 million viewers and the season average would rest at 26 million Live Viewers, I wounder if they used the skewed DVR number back in the day, ‘CSI’ would have had over 30 million viewers,and it did get 35 million Live Viewers during a Quentin Tarantino directed episode.

    As good as ‘NCIS’ has been during it’s top drama run, this season is the first time it will retain the Number #1 Show in the US, beating out ‘Sunday Night Football’, ‘Amercian Idol’, and ‘Dancing With The Stars’.

    I love Classic ‘NCIS’, which are the Donald Bellisario Seasons 1-4. I feel he had more imagination on how the characters were writtien. Gibbs was their boss, not their daddy. Abby was a bright quirky bubbling person, not a large whiny infant. Tony was a competent think smart work harder SFA. Now he’s the shows clown and idiot. Then of course we have our shows expert go to agent, sex kitten ninja Mossad Barbie doll, who constantly lies to her boss and teammates and then quivers her little lip, so that Daddy Gibbs will sweep her infractions under the rug. I hope Cote finds her new job in the Spanish film industry and does not resign. Ziva must go.

  • Holly


    I’m sorry, I thought the sarcasm would be obvious…

  • alvar


    Your Save Body of Proof comments are getting a bit repetitive. ABC takes no notice of these pesky little fan campaigns – they’re in business to make profit, not to keep viewers happy. From memory there’s been fan campaigns for GCB, 666 Park Ave, The River, Last Resort, Apt 23 – none of which have been successful. So how about you save your time and effort and just enjoy your show while its still on the air?

  • Martha

    NCIS will sink without Cote.

  • Roger

    Great move CBS, really knocking it out of the park with Golden Boy vs Vegas.

    Nothing will do well after NCIS. I guess Vegas didn’t look too bad now?

  • John

    Christina, PLEASE COME BACK to the Voice!!!!

  • jim

    What do we think Smash would have got if it had been DIRECTLY after The Voice?

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