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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  • LNJFan


    Exactly what I was thinking! If RFL is adjusted down, it would be below CF’s average and CF’s lead in was less than 45% of The Voice. RFL should move to Wednesday nights and put the Law and Order SVU/Chicago Fire combo on Tuesday nights.

  • Steph

    I’m not surprised. Most ratings go down at this time of year. Although The Voice combined with the week off hurt my NCIS a little bit. I wish CBS would’ve scheduled more breaks for NCIS when The Voice wasn’t on. That way they could’ve run through May without any breaks. Now we have to wait two more weeks for the next episode.
    Sidenote: last night’s episode was awesome.

  • Dan S

    Wow ratings we’re late coming out today. Pleased to see RFL crash in its premiere. I realize the 1.6 is the same as Hannibal but that show didn’t have the benefit of The Voice as its lead in but instead had low rated Go On. While I admit BOP was well viewed its 1.4 won’t save it. See Harry’s Law from last season that also had many viewers but low demo.

  • k:Alex

    In two weeks Chicago Fire & Hannibal behind The Voice :D

  • MichaelChickless

    That’s about what I predicted for Not Ready For Love.

    What is going on with NCIS?

  • Cougar Town Forever

    Considering that it followed the Voice, the RFL premeire was terrible. Started at a 2.1 and then fell to a 1.2. The NBC train wreck continues.

  • Kyle H

    We watched NCIS last night on DirectTV – it had a horrible noisy audio feed. We stopped watching. Not sure if this effected anyone else.

  • John A

    Wow Ready for Love totally bombed. ANTM repeated decently for CW.

  • Steph


    No it’s definitely not the lowest. They had 15.10 in season 7 and have had a couple in the 16 million range since then.

  • jT

    go new girl!!

  • Michael Z


    How Giuliana and her what’s-his-name hubby have jobs on TV is beyond me. I watched ten minutes of this disaster and I’m even more shocked than ever that Paul Telegdy still has a job. Clearly the bosses at Comcast do not watch TV or track ratings.

  • Rare

    NBC is ridiculously stupid for wasting the post-Voice slot on Ready for Love. Why not put Hannibal there? Or Go On? Or even try something like Parks, Community, or Chicago Fire there to boost their ratings? Mindbogglingly stupid move and I’m glad to see that it failed.

  • Bizarro

    Good for HOD!

  • gerry

    wow, i didn’t expect that low a number for RFL. though, i could care less about it so whatevs.

    nice and steady HOD!

  • CC

    Weird anomaly for NCIS, it was a great episode as usual…

  • ytr

    I think HOD is definitely getting renewed :D CW, just do it already :D And same thing with Nikita :D

  • JustSaying

    -If ABC cancel it without a schedule change, they are pretty dam stupid aren’t they!

    Almost as stupid as someone who thinks liking a facebook page will save the show.

  • eridapo

    Those NCIS numbers are puzzling…

    Establish shows like NCIS do not drop 6 tenths of a point even after a week hiatus. Pure statistics would suggest maybe a loss of a couple of tenths but not 6 tenths and a loss of 2 million viewers. Remember.. There were no major sporting events last night, and it was not the “eve” of some Holiday. DST.. It didn’t affect NCIS two weeks ago, so why should it do so now. Weather? Why didn’t other 8PM shows get affected. Hells Kitchen held as did HOD

    The ratings two weeks ago had DST and The Voice Premiere, and NCIS still did a 3.2 versus the Voice’s 4.1.
    3/26/2013 ratings:
    The Voice 7.7/12 12.407 4.1/12
    NCIS 11.5/18 18.62 3.2/ 9

  • Ram510

    I was really hoping BoP would see an increase but its just so old skewing. Maybe when they made all those changes they should’ve focused on getting young actor to draw a younger audience

    GB is cancelled, CBS isn’t even advertising it anymore

  • martha

    The latest POI episode on 4/4 beats both NCIS & NCIS/LA.

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