TV Ratings Tuesday: 'The Voice' & 'NCIS' Slip, 'Body of Proof' & 'Hart of Dixie' Flat + 'Ready for Love' Premieres Low

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April 10th, 2013

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Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 2.4/7 2.2/6 1.8/5 1.6/5 1.5/4 0.4/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 2.0/7 1.3/4 1.7/6 1.4/5 0.9/3 0.4/1
Total Viewers (million) 6.882 12.834 3.956 3.879 8.681 0.956


NBC was the number one network in adults 18-49 while CBS was on top with total viewers.

On NBC, The Voice notched a 4.2, down three tenths from last week’s 4.5. The premiere of Ready for Love earned a 1.6. Your predictions were too optimistic.

On CBS, NCIS earned a season low 2.6, down six tenths from its last original's 3.2. NCIS: Los Angeles was even with its last original's 2.6.  Golden Boy earned a 1.5, up two tenths from last week's 1.3 adults 18-49 rating.

On ABC, Splash garnered a series low 1.2, down two tenths from last week's series low 1.4 adults 18-49 rating. Dancing With The Stars  earned a season low (results show) 1.9, down four tenths from last week’s  2.3. Body of Proof was even with last week's 1.4 adults 18-49 rating.

On FOX, Hell’s Kitchen scored a 1.8, down two tenths from last week's 2.0 adults 18-49 rating. New Girl was even with its last original's 2.2. The Mindy Project garnered a 1.5, up two tenths from last week's 1.3 adults 18-49 rating.

On The CW, Hart of Dixie was even with the 0.6 it earned a month ago

Broadcast primetime ratings for April 9, 2013


Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM NBC The Voice 4.2 13 12.95
CBS NCIS 2.6 8 16.67
FOX Hell's Kitchen 1.8 6 4.40
ABC Splash 1.2 4 5.17
CW Hart of Dixie 0.6 2 1.24
9:00PM CBS NCIS: Los Angeles 2.6 7 13.94
FOX New Girl 2.2 6 4.22
ABC Dancing With the Stars 1.9 5 11.82
NBC Ready for Love (9-11PM) 1.6 4 3.85
CW America's Next Top Model -R 0.3 1 0.67
9:30PM FOX The Mindy Project 1.5 4 2.82
10:00PM CBS Golden Boy 1.5 4 7.89
ABC Body of Proof 1.4 4 9.06

via press note:

  • In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 2.4/6; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.9/8; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.3/6.
  • In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 Wednesday results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 0.8/4; "Late Show," 0.7/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/4.
  • From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET Wednesday night, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.4/5 in metered-market households and a 0.4/3 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.
  • From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.3/5 in metered-market households) beat 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) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).
  • 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.

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  • Tommy

    SAVE BODY OF PROOF! Like the official SAVE BODY OF PROOF facebook page now and let’s get a season 4! :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

  • Rebecca

    Ah, there you are….forget what I just posted on the Monday finals thread, wondering why the Tuesday ratings prelims were taking so long today. Good for NG and Mindy, the only shows I watched from last night besides Cougar Town’s season finale.

  • gomer

    steady as a metronome for Hart of Dixie!

  • Marlo

    Yay HOD is flat :D I’m happy that Hiatus didn’t affect it too much :D

  • Cyrax86

    NBC cannot catch a break!

    I believe that’s the lowest rating for NCIS in nearly 9 years (the first season).

  • Tommy

    Body of Proof is on fire with viewers in millions but needs that 18-49 rating to increase. Body of Proof is ABC’s second most watched scripted show in viewers in millions behind Castle. If ABC cancel it without a schedule change, they are pretty dam stupid aren’t they!

  • Mark

    Golden Boy’s numbers are actually not that horrible especially since its not well known and its in a 10pm slot.

  • Castillions

    Woaaah! That’s low for NCIS! :(

  • Glen

    Is Ready for Love ready for the cancellation bear?

  • Jamie


    Get an actual grip.

    Is this the first time NCIS: LA has matched NCIS? They’re unstoppable!

    Hart of Dixie is the steadiest show in all of television!

    IMO, Ready for Love did OK.

  • Ali

    Hahahaa! Crash and Burn Ready for Love!! I say put smash behind the voice at 9pm and you will build yourself an audience.

  • Michael

    The Voice will adjust upwards, as usual!

    I don’t know what’s taking Mark Pedowitz so long in renewing Hart Of Dixie? The show is steady, as it goes. It has no supernatural elements and is the highest rated non-supernatural show.

    NBC is wasting The Voice lead-in to launch uninteresting shows! Can they move Chicago Fire to Tuesday nights?

  • andri

    Congratulations are in order for not falling for jlo duet softening up the xenophobic remarks made by bff Longoria.A little mottled tbrown in subliminal endorsement for Shakira was secondarily strewn in the mix.

  • Ali

    oh and I think Hart of Dixie has earned its renewal!!!

  • Blake Williams

    Hey, NCIS……How about a JAG reunion next season ?

  • Tommy

    Anyone got the 1/2 hour ratings?

  • Joseph

    I wonder if “Ready For Love” slipped in each succeeding half-hour.


    F@ck NBC!

    They give Ready for love the Voice as lead in and it gets the same ratings as Hannibal, which came after some low rated sh@t sitcoms.

    They should put Hannibal behind The Voice, ASAP!!!!

  • Juan

    Quick solution:
    Immediately move Grimm after The Voice Tuesdays and follow it by Hannibal. Two shows that are actually compatible and can stand on their own. Let Ready For Love burn off on Fridays with Fashion Star, again, another compatible pairing.

  • eridapo

    Per Marc Berman…

    Splash 1.1 4.97/ 1.2 5.36
    DWTS 1.8 11.07 / 2.1 12.56
    BOP 1.5 9.44/ 1.3 8.69

    Voice 3.8 12.14/ 4.6 13.76
    ReadyLove 2.1 5.37/ 1.6 3.72/ 1.3 3.24/ 1.2 3.05

    NCIS 2.6 16.36/ 2.7 16.98
    NCISLA 2.7 14.11/ 2.6 13.77
    GB 1.6 8.26/ 1.4 7.52

    HOD .6 1.33/ .5 1.15

    Hells 1.8 4.37/ 1.7 4.42

    Since there was a software glitch at TVBTN, could there have been a glitch with Nielsen last night. Those NCIS numbers are awfully low. I believe it was the lowest rated episode in years.

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