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.

For more information see Numbers 101 and Numbers 102.

  • AJ

    Why do so many New Girl viewers switch off before Mindy Project? Are they going to bed? Watching the second half of DWTS? What dummies!

    Don’t they know what they are missing…Mindy Project is as good if not better than New Girl.

  • Gabe

    Wow! Didn’t NCIS celebrate its best ratings ever a few months ago. I think it was 25m viewers. What happened ? Not that I mind. I’d be glad to see it go.

    Also, lol @ Ready for Love. The more scripted shows, the better!

  • KarenM

    That’s not good for NCIS. CBS promotes this show more heavily than shows like H50 and PoI in which I hardly ever see any promotion on…especially PoI.

  • DryedMangoez

    Commenter Juan on the first page actually posted a good idea:

    8pm THE VOICE
    9pm GRIMM
    10pm HANNIBAL

    Though I’m against Grimm moving from Fridays, I think to be able to put Hannibal on Tuesdays, it’ll need a compatible lead-in. And NBC can’t waste the post-Voice slot by sandwiching a SVU or Chicago Fire repeat between two new shows. Could be interesting, but NBC should really just send Ready for Love back to its original Sunday slot.

  • DryedMangoez

    Celebrity Apprentice would’ve probably done better in the slot than Ready for Love.

  • AA

    Thats really bad for Ready For Love

  • Michael

    I’m ready for Giuliana Rancic to spin the “success” of RFL on E News tonight lol!

  • DenverDean

    Based on the one-time test TV really boosted CF. NBC should move SVU and CF to Tuesdays, they could do real damage – especially at 10 p.m. CF is not maximizing potential with CSI and, of course, Duck Dynasty.

  • rob60990

    Lmao at Ready for Love. I overestimated Eva Longoria. I thought her as host would attract slight interest.

    CBS does not need another NCIS.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “Those NCIS numbers are puzzling…”

    No error here.

  • Jenny

    Hart of Dixie is flat with the hiatus, and number 5 on Itunes currently. It’s getting renewed no doubts about it.

  • David Howell

    Univision might have won the broadcast hour at 10 – their 10pm telenovela was getting 2.2m in 18-49 last week per their press release today, and I’m quite sure that’s at least 1.5 demo points.

    Have they ever done that in-season before?

  • JD

    Cancel that POS Ready for Love, NBC, and get Hannibal in there! The same numbers with a quarter of the lead-in. Don’t know why they didn’t put it there in the first place.

  • omabin

    For months I have been saying that NBC should have left the newmagazines alone on fridays and have put Grimm and Hannibal on Tuesdays after the voice. I actually don’t like the idea so much now since Grimm already returned from the hiatus and Hannibal has already premiered and I don’t like moving around shows so much during season, but hell, maybe it is still better, who knows. Ready for Love is a waste of the voice lead in

  • KarenM

    Maybe NCIS will be adjusted up.

  • NeNe Leakes

    Ready For Love? Not! The New Normal will still be cancelled though. :-(

  • nicko

    Come on NBC save Hannibal from a sinking ship and move it to Tuesdays and move Ready for Love to Sundays!

    I think NBC should revised their schedule (again):

    8:00 The Voice (Repeats) / Comedy Reruns
    9:00 The Voice Results Show
    10:00 Hannibal

    Hannibal still have a lot of episodes left and the only NBC scripted show this season that is well-received by critics. Give Bryan Fuller his first hit show!

  • martha

    looks like viewers are not “ready for love”.

  • DanaK

    I’m actually surprised by RFL tanking so badly, especially in its 2nd hour. I think its audience number in the last half hour (3.05 million with a 1.2 demo) is about the same as Smash was getting with a 0.9 demo. Being a Smash fan, I can’t help but laugh a little at that. But for now, it’s actually doing better in the 10pm hour than Smash was and doing better in the 9-11 pm timeframe than the previous shows were. We’ll see if that lasts.

  • gerry

    don’t count your chickens just yet, NeNe! LOLz

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