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

Categories: '

Written By

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.



Fast Affiliate Ratings: These first national ratings, including demographics, are available at approximately 11 AM (ET) the day after telecast, and are released to subscribing customers daily. These data, from the National People Meter sample, are strictly time-period information, based on the normal broadcast network feed, and include all programming on the affiliated stations, sometimes including network programming, sometimes not. The figures may include stations that did not air the entire network feed, as well as local news breaks or cutaways for local coverage or other programming. Fast Affiliate ratings are not as useful for live programs and are likely to differ significantly from the final results, because the data reflect normal broadcast feed patterns. For example, with a World Series game, Fast Affiliate Ratings would include whatever aired from 8-11PM on affiliates in the Pacific Time Zone, following the live football game, but not game coverage that begins at 5PM PT. The same would be true of Presidential debates as well as live award shows and breaking news reports.

Rating: Estimated percentage of the universe of TV households (or other specified group) tuned to a program in the average minute. Ratings are expressed as a percent.

Share (of Audience): The percent of households (or persons) using television who are tuned to a specific program, station or network in a specific area at a specific time. (See also, Rating, which represents tuning or viewing as a percent of the entire population being measured.)

Time Shifted Viewing – Program ratings for national sources are produced in three streams of data – Live, Live+Same Day (Live+SD) and Live+7 Day. Time shifted figures account for incremental viewing that takes place with DVRs. Live+Same Day (Live+SD) include viewing during the same broadcast day as the original telecast, with a cut-off of 3:00AM local time when meters transmit daily viewing to Nielsen for processing. Live+7 Day ratings include incremental viewing that takes place during the 7 days following a telecast.

For more information see Numbers 101 and Numbers 102.

  • cc

    Splash took a dive, hope it keeps sinking.

  • Petar Ivanov

    @LMAO, Body of Proof is like a cat with 9 lives or a cockroach. It just won’t go away..

    Tuesday 10 pm is open door for any show right now. Smash and weak CBS no matter vegas or now GB make that happen. Tuesday 9 pm is other open door and expect next season NBC to use it.

  • forg

    Body of Proof’s ratings is fun to observe at, it got its highest lead in with Bachelor for the premiere but it just got 1.2 and now with lower DWTS it hit a season high. I guess ABC should just stick with this combo and just find a stronger 8 PM show

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “I know it has been said that lead ins do not matter, but the numbers today comfirm that they sometimes do.”

    Who, with any sense, says “lead ins do not matter”?

    Of course they do.

  • martin

    YAY for SMASH & Go ON — both went UP! and the 3 day & 7 day should show increases as well!!!!!!!!!

  • Michael1

    Next week is the moment of truth for “The New Normal.” It will air directly after “The Voice” for a full hour. If it can retain over 60% of its lead-in, it just may make NBC forget about all those new episodes that lost to reruns of “The Big Bang Theory”…on TBS!!!

  • Michael

    “I know it has been said that lead ins do not matter, but the numbers today comfirm that they sometimes do.”

    They certainly do, but I don’t think they should rely so heavily on it. Some shows have to shine on their own terms.


    The voice did really well for a one hour show against stuff competition and the new judges. I remember comparing it to the fall it was up against zero competition as the voice premiered 2 weeks before premiere week. The new judges are fresh and I am loving the talent.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “CBS moved Vegas to Fridays for Golden Boy?”

    Vegas, already dead.

    Golden Boy, was possibly not dead. In fact, was dead.

    Fans of dead shows, continuing to whine about which is more dead.

  • PurpleDrazi

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

    I’m guessing this site probably uses a template which they copy/paste in and then update the numbers. Amanda just missed or hasn’t updated those with an ‘X’ yet.

  • eridapo

    Memo: Smash has moved to Saturdays (translation: Canceled)

  • Liam

    Great ratings for Body of Proof. This season is improving story-line wise and the ratings are also getting better. Also the half hour drop is still good: 1.7/1.6. If they remain stable for the rest of the season then we may get a 13 episode season 4.

  • oilspill

    oh, the what could have beens… i just wish Smash could have had the The Voice lead-in when the second season premiered. NBC was foolish to have left it on its own. and with the improved everything this season on Smash, who knows, it may have been able to save itself eventually.

  • Densino

    @Bill Gorman

    are u saying Golden Boy could be renewed?
    I don’t think so

  • JacobYates

    Splash viewers at 666. Too bad these aren’t final,numbers.

  • Tommy

    BODY OF PROOF is on fire with ratings. With a “The Walking Dead” style episode next Tuesday, hopefully the show will increase further. :) SAVE BODY OF PROOF – like the page on facebook.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “are u saying Golden Boy could be renewed?
    I don’t think so”

    Of course not, you’re misreading it.

  • Grey

    Totally don’t like the overly big zap2it header!!!! >:( Or the preleminary numbers and final numbers now apparently being “lumped together” so to speak instead of listed separately. I know my opinion doesn’t matter but there it is.

  • Billy

    NBC will probably keep Go On, but we all know it can simply live off The Voice lead in and nothing more.


    CBS #1 in demo & viewers–’nuff said

    NBC’s entire lineup benefits from the Voice (that roars, ratings wise)

    At least Splash crashed (there may still be hope) as DWTS & BOP ticked up for ABC

    Entire FOX slate down & NG can only dream of last year’s ratings

    APB still out for the CW, though Peter Cottontail did the Nikita for the netlet

© 2015 Tribune Digital Ventures