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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  • jessica

    i think last night episode of go on went up also due to the fact courtney cox guest started

  • SJ

    I’m glad for Body of Proof. It has a very real chance at beating Nashville and Revenge this week, not to mention Red Widow… Like I said, it wouldn’t surprise me if it got renewed again but there likely won’t be a time slot for it in the fall. Unless ABC moves Nashville to mid-season, which I don’t expect.

    Splash crashed. Good. Now can it please be gone forever?

    Go On may get renewed, but it really, really shouldn’t. It will just sink next year (assuming it’s moved, which I have to think it will be). TNN still dead.

  • rob60990

    “DWTS is dying. Remember when it used to go toe-to-toe with AI.”

    No. They were close in total viewers but even the days when DWTS pulled 4s, American Idol was pulling about double that.

  • Petar Ivanov

    Body of Proof is so strange case at least from ratings prospective. I mean last season this show was so low than with DWTS go up and now start low and again up full mess. Interesting to see tv by the numbers vomment about that show.

  • john

    Go On is NBC’s Talking Dead. Can’t survive w/o its lead-in.

  • Mon

    Who watches BOP – a medical examiner sticking her nose on everything outside the morgue? Has she been promoted to detective?

  • Cougar Town Forever


    I have no sympathy for Smash. It had the Voice as a lead in last year and was heavily promoted, and it couldn’t retain its viewers. This year, it got a fair bit of promotion by NBC. Smash isn’t failing because NBC sunk. All things considered, I think they have been very fair to the show, and are even going to show the entire season (on Saturdays, but still) for its fans. Smash didn’t sink because no one gave it a chance; it sunk because people tried it and then gave up on it.

  • MichaelChickless

    Go NCIS twins! Triplets?

    The momentary luster has come off of Golden Boy….

    Splash belly-flopped.

    Smash is up, but not enough to really matter.

  • Jarrod

    A season 4 for BoP?

    Congrats to NBC on Smash’s ratings! They should take what they can get at this rate. A season 3 may just be coming after all!

  • jT

    New girl will bounce back

  • J.G.

    BOP keeps cheating death over and over again. I can’t remember a show so lead-in dependent as BOP is.

  • Cougar Town Forever


    Good point.

  • Patrick Ausgewahlt

    NBC scripted average is like a 1.5 right now. Go On was at a .9 on the renewal. It’ll go higher next week

  • Ted Craig

    Go On didn’t air at 9 in Detroit last night.

  • michael

    I enjoy BoP and I am just now discovering it. I hope it makes it to season 4.

  • SS

    You beat me to it Ted. We had a sports special on in the Detroit market on NBC at 9.

  • Jay

    NBC need to put some shows they’re not going to cancel after The Voice (e.g. SVU or Chicago Fire)…

  • Sel

    Body of Proof – renewed, and this time 22 episodes!

  • Steph

    Still good for NCIS considering it was against The Voice.

  • Michael

    The problem with DWTS is it skews old. The viewership is clearly there, irrelevant I know!

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