TV Ratings Tuesday: 'The Voice' & 'Dancing With the Stars' Rise, 'Hart of Dixie' Down, 'Ready for Love' Sinks, 'Splash' Dives to a Low

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April 17th, 2013

Hart of Dixie April 16

Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 2.4/7 1.6/5 1.5/4 1.5/4 1.5/4 0.4/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 1.7/6 0.9/3 1.4/5 1.3/4 0.8/3 0.4/2
Total Viewers (million) 6.843 9.814 x3.371 3.596 8.880 0.990


NBC was the number one network in adults 18-49 while CBS was on top with total viewers.

On NBC, The Voice earned a season Tuesday high 4.5 adults 18-49 rating, up 2 percent from last week’s 4.4. Your predictions were too optimistic. Ready for Love scored a 1.3 adults 18-49 rating down 13 percent from a 1.5 for last week’s premiere.

On CBS, Golden Boy garnered a 1.5 adults 18-49 rating, even with last week.

On ABC, Splash notched a series low 1.1 down 8 percent from last week's 1.2 adults 18-49 rating. Dancing With The Stars earned a 2.1 adults 18-49 rating up 5 percent from last week’s  2.0. Body of Proof scored 1.4 adults 18-49 rating, matching last week’s performance.

On FOX, Hell’s Kitchen earned a 1.9 adults 18-49 rating, even with last week.

On The CW, Hart of Dixie scored a 0.5 adults 18-49 rating down 17 percent from last week’s 0.6.

Broadcast primetime ratings for April 16, 2013

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (Millions)
8:00 NBC The Voice 4.5/14 13.78
FOX Hell's Kitchen 1.9/6 4.58
CBS NCIS: Los Angeles - R 1.3/4 9.23
ABC Splash 1.1/3 5.20
CW Hart of Dixie 0.5/2 1.32
9:00 ABC Dancing With the Stars 2.1/6 12.45
CBS NCIS - R 2.1/6 12.28
NBC Ready for Love (9-11PM) 1.3/4 3.37
FOX New Girl - R 1.2/3 2.36
CW America's Next Top Model - R 0.2/1 0.66
9:30 FOX The Mindy Project - R 1.0/3 1.96
10:00 CBS Golden Boy 1.5/4 7.93
ABC Body of Proof 1.4/4 8.99


via press note:

In Late-Night Metered Markets Tuesday night:
  • In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 2.5/7 with an encore telecast; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.1/5 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.6/7.
  • In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 Wednesday results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 0.7/4 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.5/2 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.9/5.
  • From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET Wednesday night, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.5/5 in metered-market households and a 0.5/3 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.
  • From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.1/4 in metered-market households with an encore) tied CBS's first-run "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.1/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 in 18-49 with an encore) 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 with an encore and a 0.3/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


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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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  • Wright

    Hopefully HOD rises when the final ratings are in

  • Charles

    Oh No, Dixie. Hope it gets adjusted up.

  • CBSviewer

    Wow at NCIS repeat :)

  • Dillan

    Odd for HoD considering it rose in total viewers.

  • Michael

    Queen Shakira showing Mark Burnett why she’s the highest paid judge on The Voice! I can’t get enough of her on this show. I love her extensive vocabulary knowledge, educating the men! <3 She also compared a performance to Tangerine Ice Cream! <3

  • BenA

    If NBC doesn’t move Ready for Love to another timeslot next week, I will be SURPRISED! This show has no business of airing at all, let alone after The Voice!

    It rated lower than Celebrity Apprentice and that didn’t have a lead-in at all. This is despicable if NBC keeps it on Tuesdays for the rest of the run!

  • Seth

    Ready for Flop

  • New_AMZ

    NBC must delete “Read for love” now.

  • Densino

    No New NASHVILLE AGAIN tonight???

    What the hell are ABC doing??

    It was finally building up “some” momentum

  • gerry

    curious to see half hours, but i imagine HOD will adjust up. its typically in the .6 range…

  • Charles

    It’s weird to see Dixie matching a .5 again, after 3 or 4 weeks holding a .6… Nevermind, HoD is a lock for renewal, for sure!!!

  • charlie

    i still dont get why dancing with the stars gets low demo but high averagely high views, i really like dwts but its always low in demos, 12 million is good isnt it?

  • George

    I don’t watch the NCIS’s, but isn’t the original usually in the 8 o’clock hour, and the LA version at 9? Were the flipped last night?

  • s0303

    ready for love needs pulled or moved…once the voice goes to 2 hours, they should move hannibal behind it…

  • Michael

    Giuliana Rancic fan-base isn’t supporting her on Ready For Love? What a bust! Such a waste of a lead-in, launch a show worth getting that post-The Voice time slot.

  • Charles

    @Densino Nashville will return only on May 1st.

  • Douglas from Brazil

    Body of Proof is doind better than Private Practice in the fall.

  • Dave

    Hart of Dixie down down down! :D

  • Alex

    Anyone know why CBS switched the NCIS repeats last night? Seems a bit random…

    Anyway another good night for The Voice which continues to be impressive. A not so good night for Ready for Love although it held up better than I was expecting. For all those that will once again declare that NBC should pull it the question of what they replace it with remains. They’d have two hours leading out of The Voice to fill repeats really shouldn’t be an option and neither is juggling the schedule a few weeks before the end of the season. They’re just going to have to plough ahead and hope things don’t get much worse.

    Also have NBC announced what they’re planning to air out of The Voice finale this time around? I assume that’ll be two-hours again. If it holds up over the run it might be worth putting an episode of Hannibal on after that. Or I suppose they could go for a 90-minute final and preview the new Michael J Fox comedy out of it.

  • Samunto

    I swear even a repeat of SVU could do better than Ready for Love. This is sooo low. NBC has got to move this dud! I bet without The Voice it’ll do a 0.3!

    Great for The Voice!

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