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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  • zth


    A huge percentage of the NCIS’ viewers are 50+ (heck, probably over 50% are 60+ even).

  • Jon

    @Maggie…..I think this time of year is when a lot of your younger viewers are watching less tv. Traditionally April and May things kind of wind down.

  • Jon

    @Jan……People watch NCIS for two main reasons, one is the characters and the actors who play them are so good at what they do. They have created these people you genuinely care about. They are funny, they are witty and they truly are one big family. Besides that is the creative story lines and arcs that the show creates. They aren’t afraid to kill off a main character or put peoples lives in peril as they have done this season with Director Vance’s wife getting murdered, and with the assasination of Ziva’s father. I understand that this type of show is not for everyone. You can’t watch it without your thinking cap on. But to call it trash, is just simply not fair, nor is an accurate picture of truly one of the history of televisions best shows. You obviously know nothing about it

  • DeanW

    NCIS was pretty low last night but don’t worry it’ll bounce back next week. I think CBS needs to move it away from The Voice (it got 3.9 when The Voice was not on). maybe on Wednesday at 8 or 9.

  • Jeremy

    @DeanW i don’t think CBS would move their number 1 show that has been in the same timeslot for 10 years, just because of the Voice, or one off night.

  • Alex

    Plus what would CBS put on against The Voice exactly?

  • snoot

    New Girl better without the A.I. lead in?

  • DeanW

    @ Alex

    Maybe Survivor.

  • networkman

    Viewers left in droves as Ready for Love continued into its second hour. And it ended up coming in dead last in the 10pm hour. NBC made another costly scheduling mistake. Why wouldn’t they want Hannibal to air after The Voice?

    And The Voice seems to really be effecting NCIS. It is going lower than I would want in both demo and viewership. I still feel a third installment is not needed.

  • chrisss

    @ networkman

    I guess NBC aired Ready for Love instead of Hannibal after the Voice because if they aired Hannibal after The Voice they’d need to found another hour of programming for Tuesday 10pm and another hour of programming for Thursday 10pm and NBC don’t have anything else on the bench.

  • Alex

    Viewers left in droves as Ready for Love continued into its second hour. And it ended up coming in dead last in the 10pm hour. NBC made another costly scheduling mistake. Why wouldn’t they want Hannibal to air after The Voice?

    How would they get away with doing that? They’ve been very clear they want Hannibal airing in the 10PM hour so they’d have to shift Revolution somewhere else or move The Voice an hour later on Tuesday.

  • Rebecca

    I totally agree with you about Mindy. The pilot was so-so to me (not good but not terrible, at least not the worst I’d ever seen) – I kept watching and yes, as soon as that funny ex-con Morgan became a nurse on the office staff the show got much better and keeps improving. It is funnier than New Girl IMO (NG still has its moments now and then, and I haven’t missed any episodes of either show). Very glad Mindy has a second season coming. I’ve noticed one of the nurses is gone (a receptionist, I guess) because now they just have the mousey girl, Morgan and the old lady, who has been back for a handful of episodes now (they first fired her before they brought in Morgan). My favorite on the show, though, is still Dr. Danny. He’s great with Mindy and Morgan.

  • Darkridedan

    @ Nick

    I think that’s a great idea. Celebrity Apprentice isn’t the highest rated show, but seems to have enough of a following that the Voice audience may stick around and catch up on or discover a new guilty pleasure.

  • Jon

    @Rebecca…..Yeah I believe that season 2 will be a breakout season for Mindy for sure. Also the New Girl started out really slow this season, after ending on such a high note in season one. I found myself laughing less earlier in the year, and many episodes left me feeling empty. I must say since January the show is on fire and in particular the last 4-5 episodes have been back to some of the magic they captured in season one.

  • Kate

    NCIS got 16 million viewers last November, ‘Shell Shock Part 2′, so I don’t know why people are freaking out, twice this season it was at 16 million viewers.

    And keep in mind ‘NCIS’ always gets ratings in the 20 million viewer range in January and Februrary, because it’s winter time and people are inside, once the weather gets warmer out, there’s a thing called a DVR and I would rather be outside doing things then sitting on the sofa and watch the Mossad Wonder Woman Action Figure have her latest tragedy. Hello this has been done before, Director Shepard went on a mission to kill ‘The Frog’ because he killed her father. Then we had the same thing with the siblings during Season 7, vendetta against Gibbs for killing their father, who had killed his wife and daughter. Repetitive story lines over and over again.

    And it’s not the greatest TV Show in TV History, it’s never ever gotten 25 million live viewers, it got 22 for ‘Shiva’, skew in 3 million for the DVR number and it got 25 million viewers for ‘Shiva’ in January. ‘CSI’ every week during William Peterson’s era as lead actor, got 26 to 27 million live viewers a week and would finish out at #1 with 26 million viewers for the season. ‘NCIS’ will be lucky to get 21 to 22 million viewers at the end of the season.

    During Donald Bellisario’s run as Show Runner the characters were entertaining he knew how to write them. Gibbs was their boss, touch Gunny, now he’s their daddy. (By the way, he’s to young to be 40 something DiNozzo and Abby’s father) We had intelligent witty Abby, whose now reduced to a whiny infant, had a smart Senior Field Agent, whose now reduced to the bullpen idiot. Snarky McGee, and of course Warrior Barbie and her many skills Ziva, who repeatedly lies to her boss and teammates and gets away with it.

    I want the team to solve the crime of the week and quit the soap opera drama. If I want to watch a soap I’ll DVR ‘General Hospital’. It was a great show from seasons 1 through 5, even the USA Nework airs mostly ‘Bellisario Seasons’ during it’s marathons because the ratings are higher, then the Brennan|Glasberg seasons. I challege anyone to watch Season One’s writing compared to now, the quality is a lot better and gee whiz Gibbs even cracked a smile and was funny back then, compared to the staring in space in the middle of the Squad Room now.

  • Kdolphins

    SAVE Golden Boy!! Want a 2nd season!!!

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