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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  • Marc

    Tuesdays at 8 is awful for ABC. Maybe should try MC and LMS there? BOP actually rebounding nicely. TNN and GoOn might be saved by Voice so they can have an excuse to renew. I’m guessing NBC is too politically correct to dare cancel a show for gays right now no matter the ratings.

  • L

    And yet again, The Voice becomes NBC’s savior, lifting series out of turmoil. It’s sad that The Voice is wasted on two comedies that clearly don’t have an audience outside of The Voice.

  • Dave S.

    I like the reboot on BOP, I hope it hangs on. Glad to see it do well.

  • John

    Not worried at all about The Voice. The Tuesday shows have generally always been lower rated since they air for only 1 hour in the earliest hour of primetime.

  • jj

    There might be hope for Body of Proof. *fingers crossed*

  • Riii

    For one hour show it’s not bad for the Voice, but I still kind of expected something around 4.2 – 4.3.

  • PurpleDrazi

    And Splash came crashing down.

    Dear TV watching public, I am starting to regain my faith in you. Just a little…

  • Petar Ivanov

    After a problem with internet i am here again.

    The voice win again. True rating winner. Body of proof can be the show that will take advantage from extreme low tuesdays. 10 pm on tuesdays are joke.

    NCIS LA spin-off look from worse to dead.

  • forg

    and Smash hit 1.0 maybe for the last time ever since it will move Saturday already

  • Michael

    OMG, the whole English to Country translation dictionary stunt was hilarious! Shakira is so adorable!

  • Mi

    LMAO, Body of Proof is like a cat with 9 lives or a cockroach. It just won’t go away..
    And this site looks too weird today.

  • Petar Ivanov

    @The chemistry between the original 4 Voice coaches is what made the show. But I believe people will stick around for Shakira and Usher as they get used to it.

    The show is still doing amazingly well. Bitter fans need to stop being delusional

    I agree. the best reality show all over the world. Go the voice.

  • JacobYates

    Why does it say that Golden Boy earned an x from a 1.7?

  • Craig

    Look at 9 pm, you can clearly see what shows cater to what audience – a near-draw in demo but a massive difference in total viewers…

  • feinn

    With all these extra batb reruns it appears the cw is trying to save it…but so far results are not positive

  • Clarke

    I think Go On will be returning. I don’t watch the show (or anything else on NBC for that matter), but I think the show will work on NBC’s thursday lineup. TNN on the other hand is still dead.

  • Nick

    CBS moved Vegas to Fridays for Golden Boy?

  • Fumbuck

    I guess The Voice is no different than all of the other reality shows, it’s ratings are taking a dive too!

  • NBC Fan

    The Voice jumped at 8:30(3.5 to 4.3)

    Go On still retained less than half of The Voice’s 8:30 number.

  • eridapo

    NCIS 3.1 17.932/ 3.1 18.193
    NCISLA 2.6 14.576/ 2.6 14.069
    GB 1.5 8.484/ 1.2 7.675

    Voice 3.5 11.139/ 4.3 12.895
    Go On 2.1 5.642
    New Normal 1.4 3.584
    Smash 1.1 3.337/ .9 2.884

    Splash 1.6 6.495/ 1.7 6.837
    DWTS 2.2 12.608 /2.4 13.539
    BOP 1.7 9.968/ 1.6 9.199

    HK 1.9 4.737/ 1.9 4.402
    NG 2.2 4.264
    TMP 1.5 2.810

    I know it has been said that lead ins do not matter, but the numbers today comfirm that they sometimes do. Without the Voice GO ON is nothing, but with the Voice it suddenly starts generating “decent” numbers. The ratings jump nearly 1 full demo point. The same holds for BOP. Give it DWTS as a lead in. and suddenly the demo jumps 4 tenths of a point and viewers by more than a million. A weaker NCIS leads to a weaker NCISLA and GB..

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