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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  • KarenM

    @Anthony Parello (AP076), the first seasons of H50 and PoI were pushed on TV and on the Internet like crazy and now I don’t see anything about these shows anymore. H50’s second season killed it because of the crappy writing and PoI is hardly mentioned anywhere. Maybe the producers are too busy making other “hit” shows that they neglect to follow through with their current shows. Either that or I’m just not seeing the advertising done by CBS.

  • BigBrotherFan

    Renew HARD OF DIXIE now, please! I like this show! :)
    Ready for LOVE tanked I knew it would when NBC announced it at there upfronts. NBC needs to get away from this trash! Please use slot to help GO ON or Chicago Fire BUT DO NOT put Hannibal there..a 1.6 is horrible!
    Hell’s Kitchen is so boring now. Same Old. Same Old. Trailer trash cast and Ramsey being his one note self. Please people TIRE of this crap already!
    Splash down more than 50% after what…? 3 or 4 airings…Going the way of THE FLOP AKA THE TASTE
    Just get rid of DANCING WITH THE STARS already!!!!!!!!!! or shorten this crap to one cycle!
    GOLDEN BOY doing just about what Vegas was and i bet it’s average is way lower! No way CBS picks up this loser! Chi is great but Theo is a joke!
    Minday is not holding up very well. :(

  • Anthony Parello (AP076)


    You are just not seeing the advertising done by CBS.

    Obviously though shows about to begin or in their first season receive more advertising than shows in their 3rd or 5th season.

    As to any change in the quality of H5O, I am unable to comment as I never thought it had one ounce of quality to it in the first place.

  • BigBrotherFan

    Before my dramatic haters rush in to bash me

    H.A.R.T of Dxie

  • BigBrotherFan


    Thanks for the HOD pic! TANZIE is a total babe I love her!

    Between Zoe, Lemon and her I’m in heaven watching that show!

  • Melissa


    Establish shows like NCIS do not drop 6 tenths of a point even after a week hiatus.

    Grey’s Anatomy dropped five tenths (3.1 to 2.6) on 3/14 after being on hiatus since 2/21.

    Was that a series low for NCIS?

    No. It got a 2.1 on 5/4/04. It averaged a 2.7 in its first season, and dipped into the low 2’s multiple times.

  • Lance

    RFL will be burned off on Saturday ASAP. Expect “expanded” editions of The Voice and encore episodes of Hannibal to fill in quickly.

  • solelle

    I likes me some HOD

  • Lance


    POI not advertised??? I barely watch CBS except sports and daytime for the most part but when I do, ALL I SEE is ads for POI! (And that’s enough to make me switch the channel … )

  • zth

    That’s really low for NCIS.
    The Voice will adjust up maybe even two tenths, the rating for Ready for Love is beyond terrible. I stayed to watch the first hour, but it was terrible, an over-complicated and even more devoid of any meaning version of The Bachelor.
    It will drop hard to low 1s if it stays there next week. I actually thought it could premiere to a high number if the quality was there.

  • TimsDale4ever

    I’m embarrassed to admit I actually liked READY FOR LOVE! Go figure…..

  • Jon

    @ AJ…..I am a late comer to the Mindy project. I watched the pilot and I said man does this show ever suck, and in all fairness at the time it just hadn’t worked out all the kinks. About 3 weeks ago I read an article praising the creative changes the show has taken as the season went along, and how now it was one of the critics favorite sitcom. So what I did was start with about episode 10 and watched them all the way through to the current episode. I am hooked on it. The evolution of the characters is phenomenal. The laughs are non stop, and the addition of Morgan Tookers is one of the keys to this all working out. With him the direction of the show was allowed to change, and he never fails, his comedic timing is spot on. I then went back and rewatched the pilot, which still sucks, and then the first few episodes after it, things were still building, and then bam bring in Tookers, subtract ned ryerson, and this is a perfect example of how sometimes you just have to let things marinate for awhile. Unfortunately sometimes a bad pilot kills you, but in this instance it looks like people are finally starting to tune back in.

  • Jan

    Thank god people are starting to shy away from this moronic CBS procedural trash. Maybe there’s hope for television after all.

  • zth


    I never watched any other episode of The Mindy Project after the pilot.
    I have to say, I had a headache after that pilot – one of the worst pilots I’ve ever seen. That pilot was just TOXIC. It might be better now, but I’m still not going to check it out after that ridiculous pilot.

  • grey

    What happened to “NCIS” :-0 and “Golden Boy” bounces up and down, doesn’t it?”

  • MichaelChickless

    @AJ “Why do so many New Girl viewers switch off before Mindy Project?”

    Maybe they don’t like Mindy as much as Zooey. I know I don’t. (Though I don’t watch either show.)

    @”Your predictions were too optimistic”

    I think RFL will adjust down to my 1.5 prediction.

  • Jon

    No surprise here on the ready for love bit. Really, do we need another one of these things. I still don’t understand what kind of person would want to do this kind of show, and even more baffling are the people that think it’s real. If you watched last weeks episode of the Middle it was funny how caught up Frankie is with the bachelor, but the sad reality is I’m sure there are people so obsessed in real life, that they would actually get depressed because the guy chose the woman they didn’t want him to choose.

  • Nick

    NBC should try Celebrity Apprentice on Tuesdays after The Voice. Stick Ready for Love on Sundays and give CA some more exposure. I bet it would be able to do a lot better than it is now on Sunday, and do much better than RFL already is doing on Tuesday.

  • Maggie

    curious…how does NCIS have such a low rating with so many viewers? how come its not a 4 something?

  • Jon

    @zth…..It’s really a totally different show now. I understand your reservations, I had them myself about peeking back in. Give it a shot go to like episode 10 like I did, worst case scenario your out 22 minutes of your time and you can come back on here and curse me for wasting your time. Best case scenario you like it and keep watching it. Who knows maybe I’m just starved for more sitcoms to watch.

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