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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  • charmedcraft

    poor splash; there’s no way it could have competed against the voice.

  • s0303

    i predicted a 2.1 for go on…following the voice, plus courtney cox guest starring helps a lot :) go on held the demo as well as revolution did…take the voice away from revolution and it will free fall like go on did :)

  • bjssp

    I hope The Voice adjusts up to a 4.0. It’s no surprise the NBC comedy’s went up, but are they worth renewal? Probably not.

  • Dan

    Go On will be renewed likely because of this boost, The New Normal will probably be cancelled and Body of Proof could be renewed. If Body of Proof keeps beating Golden Boy & Smash then it has a good chance.

  • Dan S

    Wow like sheep people actually stuck around to watch Go On. No matter since I still think the show is toast. It possibly could get a pity renewal for spackle like Whitney. I maintain that Revolution should move to Tues at 9pm next season & pair up with Believe or 6th Gun.

  • Samunto

    BoP is now close to Castle’s level. If it holds this a renewal is imminent.

    I had honestly expected The Voice to be higher than 4.0 but then again those are the same levels it did last season.

  • RyanCanada

    yay BOP

  • Cougar Town Forever

    I think it is fair to say that the Voice has made the transition to the two new judges just fine. The numbers are holding there own, and will very likely beat AI this week.

    DWTS is dying. Remember when it used to go toe-to-toe with AI. Those days are done (unless AI keeps seeking.. The show needs to find a way to invigorate itself, or its only going to get worse.

  • sally

    i watch NCIS and NCIS LA, i dont like Golden Boy so i watch cable,i dont like singing,dancing shows

  • Grey

    Unfortunately I think “BOP” was up because of the episode forcused on a supporting character instead of the lead. That’s not a good reason for an uptick and even more proof people don’t like how the lead character has changed.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “If Body of Proof keeps beating Golden Boy & Smash then it has a good chance.”

    Results vs. opposing networks, irrelevant.

    Relative intra-network ratings, plus unknown tax benefits, perhaps relevant.

  • r0ckmypants

    @eridapo – Go On didn’t improve nearly 1 full demo point, it improved MORE THAN 1 full demo point.

    Good to see the NBC comedies nipping at Fox’s heels again.

  • Dave

    Body if Proof night survive after all.

    Wtf at Go On’s dependence of The Voice!

  • Luis

    In a race for renewal between 3 sitcoms, it’s not fair that GO ON got that huge lead-in
    while WHITNEY and COMMUNITY don’t.
    GO ON is such a terrible show! WHITNEY is the best and it deserves a third season.

  • Petar Ivanov

    @eridapo who said:
    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..

    ME: My friend best examples from this season are 2 broke girls and new girl. 2BG with TBBT reruns hit its season highs and with partners and rules of eng ratings dip hard. Even worse for NG fox stay it in the midle of nowhere and that show almost collapse. I think is normal but only for NEW show(until season 3) to be lead in dependent. But there are NO excuses for NCIS LA in season 4 to be lead in dependent. Its like Grey’s anatomy to be lead in dependent. Althou some shows like privite practise were dependent till the end of their lifes but still made 100 episodes on abc.

  • Alex

    Predictably (and thankfully) Splash crashes through the floor in week two. Its a truly terrible format.

    Meanwhile The Voice (again predictably) boosts the NBC line-up. Go On is obvious proof that lead-ins can make a huge difference however I’d point out there’s a fairly big difference between a 30 minute sitcom airing at 9PM an hour long drama airing at 10PM. For example look at the drop off NBC experiences across the 9PM hour. And I suspect when/if we see quarter hour break downs Go On will experience a pretty steep drop from the first 15 minutes to the second. There are clear signs when shows are being propped up by their lead-in. The break downs we’ve seen for Revolution don’t suggest that’s the case (as much as I might wish otherwise).

    Also Tuesday 10PM is just a complete wasteland.

  • r0ckmypants

    @Grey – That’s a new season high… if people haven’t been watching Body of Proof previously this season, how would they know the episode was about a supporting character? Or that the main character has changed?

  • were123

    Bill, if BoP keeps this rating next week, will it be upgrade to toss up?

  • zth

    Wow, the daylight savings really affected The Voice at 8PM, but HUGE jump at 8:30: from 3.5 to 4.3 – nearly a full rating point. No reason to be worried – the Monday show should still be in the high 4’s tomorrow. And there was a 1 minute overrun as usually, so The Voice will probably adjust up a tenth to 4.0 and Go On down a tenth to 2.0.

  • KevinSW

    Tuesday Nights at 10 are the nights of Parenthood and Body Of proof, sure not on the level of the big other 10 PM shows (Scandal, Elementary, Monday 10PM shows, Chicago Fire and CSI) BUT performing Decently, is Body of proof can keep this up…Season 4 is surely a lock.

    I say, Go On keep, sure lead in dependant but still manages to pull off good numbers with a good lead in, if it can keep above the 1.7 on Thursday, it’s safe, the 1.4 for The New Normal, not deserving of renewal, both Whitney and Guys with Kids, performed like that at one point, with no Lead in and harder competion.

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