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.

  • KarenM

    The networks don’t care about their shows anymore. That’s why people are turning to cable and PBS for their entertainment. CBS has the best TV shows but they promote the Hell out of them when they premiere and then for the second season the writing’s crappy and they’re not advertised (H50/PoI).

    CBS doesn’t need another NCIS because NCIS LA sucks! NCIS was good but it’s just aging.

  • sara smith

    How are you saying Body of Proof is doing so horrible it has at least 3 million more viewers then Once upon a time and Revenge.

  • Dave

    Cult cancelled

  • KarenM

    Hannibal would crash and burn on Tuesdays as well because it’s on NBC and if it doesn’t get great word of mouth. They might renew it for one more season then they’ll pull the plug. I don’t know if I want to stick with a show on NBC. I don’t trust that network anymore.

  • Samunto

    I was spot on with Ready for Love. And The Voice ran till 9:01 meaning RFL will be adjusted down maybe even 2 tenths!

    Let’s all hope NBC will move Hannibal to Tuesdays (though that might mean moving The Voice to 9pm as Hannibal is more of a 10pm show. And we don’t want so many scenes cut out!

    I think NCIS last hit such a low in 2008 up against Idol.

  • ma

    Used to be a big NCIS fan but last several seasons the writers have done their best to kill Ziva/Tony chemistry .. not to mention the ever childish Abby and dumb DiNozzo …

  • KarenM

    @ma, hmmm…I thought NCIS was killed when they started pushing the Tiva chemistry. It was great before that. Of course I can’t stand Ziva so…

  • Hillbilly

    Look like Lindsay Lohan gave Letterman a boost.

  • Samunto


    I had the same thought with Grimm Tuesdays at 9 but repeats of CF are more likely to give it exposure to more eyeballs.

  • Michael

    NeNe Leakes,

    You have to make sure you bring the drama next season on RHOA! Phaedra Parks is currently the best thing about it! #Bloop

  • Skylar James

    @sara smith: because viewer numbers dont matter at all, its the demo that counts, and OUAT and Revenge both do a lot better.

  • Mark Wood

    Hart of Dixie was preempted in the third largest market. Expect changes with finals. Should also impact Top Midel encore that no one cares about.

  • Alex

    Not a particularly good night for anyone.

    After spiking on Monday night The Voice dropped for its final blind audition show but that’ll play second fiddle to Ready for Love. I suppose NBC can at least take comfort in the fact that they tried something even though its crashing and burning. The half hours aren’t pretty and help to once again demonstrate to the Revolution naysayers that a Voice lead-in simply isn’t enough. People actually have to want to watch the show.

    CBS had a worrying night. That’s a big drop for NCIS did its audience just assume it was in repeats or pre-empted by basketball or something? We’ll see how quickly/if it rebounds or not. That LA held makes the motherships drop even more puzzling. Its something to pick apart.

    ABC had a predictably awful night. Not above a 2 during the entire night. Time to go back to the drawing board. On the subject of Body of Proof ABC I don’t see how ABC can renew it. Although if its as cheap as fans want it to be and making as much revenue from international sales as fans want then I guess ABC could make a case for pushing it to the summer schedule. Or ABC Studios could try and sell it to cable.

    Fox not looking great either although New Girl is at least holding this season. They desperately need to get it into a solid comedy block though but given the comedies Fox have renewed that seems unlikely to actually happen.

  • two

    “How are you saying Body of Proof is doing so horrible it has at least 3 million more viewers then Once upon a time and Revenge.”

    Because of a little thing called ‘ratings’.

  • Anthony Parello (AP076)

    Posted April 10, 2013 at 11:54 AM
    “The networks don’t care about their shows anymore.”

    What a senseless statement. Are the networks not sending their shows flowers anymore? No dinner and a movie nights? No sweet kisses or heavy petting?

    The cable and PBS shows that out rate their network counterparts are still relatively rare I believe. Millions upon millions still tune into network programming and will continue to do so.

    As to spending money to advertise TV shows. Even accounting for dollar value differences, now probably more than any time in history, is more time and money spent (across countless platforms) on promoting network tV shows.

  • Hardline_Pro

    WTF NCIS?!

  • Dan

    Hart mof Dixie will be renewed and its official, NOTHING can retain The Voice at this point. Ready for Love is a huge flop but maybe NBC can find a better replacement for next season.

  • Masterbreel

    Is that the first time NCIS and NCIS:LA rate the same?

  • charmedcraft

    I’m glad I was wrong about RFL; I thought for sure all the Bachelor/ette fans would watch. Hopefully people start getting tired of those types of shows already.

  • eridapo

    @ Bill G.

    Was that a series low for NCIS?

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