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.


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.

  • PurpleDrazi

    Body of Proof sure is steady. Steady at a real low number mind you…but steady.

  • Ashley

    The Voice is so much better this season. Keep Shakira and Usher. Don’t let Xtina come back even if she wants to. I bet looking at the ratings and her lack of success touring will make her come running back. NCIS is still a phenom even in repeats.

  • John A

    Wow a NCIS repeat got 2.1 it a beat TGW lol.

  • Fred

    ABC should move or cancel SPLASH asap.
    NBC should do the same for READY FOR LOVE.
    Both don’t deserve such high profile slots.

  • Paul

    Body of Proof will probably be renewed for a midseason order again as filler. Its ratings hold up enough to justify it, but not to a permanent timeslot or a full season order.

    NBC must move Ready for Love. Not using the best lead-in the network has. But what moves to its place? Hannibal? So late in the season to move everything around.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Sara Bibel

    Half Hours:
    Homes A18-49 P 2+
    8:00 p.m.
    8.1/13 4.1/14 56 12,937
    5.7/9 1.3/4 24 9,027
    3.3/5 1.0/3 35 4,927
    2.9/5 2.0/6 75 4,639
    1.0/2 0.6/2 62 1,448
    8:30 p.m.
    8.9/14 4.8/14 60 14,626
    5.9/9 1.3/4 24 9,432
    3.6/6 1.1/3 34 5,463
    2.8/4 1.9/6 78 4,526
    0.8/1 0.5/2 68 1,198
    9:00 p.m.
    3.1/5 1.8/5 63 4,761
    7.6/12 2.0/6 30 12,339
    8.0/12 2.1/6 29 12,240
    1.5/2 1.2/3 89 2,358
    0.5/1 0.2/1 54 631
    9:30 p.m.
    2.1/3 1.2/3 65 3,140
    7.6/11 2.2/6 32 12,219
    8.4/13 2.2/6 29 12,668
    1.2/2 1.0/3 87 1,959
    0.5/1 0.3/1 58 685
    10:00 p.m.
    2.0/3 1.2/3 67 2,916
    5.3/8 1.6/4 33 8,412
    6.2/10 1.5/4 26 9,331
    10:30 p.m.
    1.8/3 1.0/3 63 2,676
    4.7/8 1.4/4 32 7,454
    5.7/10 1.3/4 26 8,653

  • senor chang

    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.

    It’s my understanding that The Voice will go to two hours on Tuesday soon. I’d air special episodes of Hannibal (so two eps a week, Tuesday/Thursday at 10) and banish RFL into Saturday oblivion.

  • Dan S

    Ready For Love is ready to be cancelled. I can’t believe NBC is wasting the post Voice timeslot on Tues for this low rated fluff. Despite a decent lead in BOP got edged out by the soon to be canned GB. Not too likely that show will be back.

  • Max Vrany

    @George, they were switched so the NCIS repeat could be called a “special” and not drag down NCIS’s season average and force CBS PR to stop calling it “TV’s #1 Show”.

  • Alex

    What’s high profile about Tuesday 8PM opposite NCIS and The Voice?

  • senor chang

    Also, it’s kind of amazing that everybody who watches Ready For Love apparently hates it so much that literally half of the audience can’t make it to the end. That says all you need to know, really.

    Save Splash, a decentish night for ABC. The repeats of NCIS and the FOX comedies did fairly well, too. And Golden Boy looks like it’s stabilized, more or less.

  • Abc123

    I believe that CBS switched the NCIS’s last night to try and let the mothership boost Golden Boy, since they were both in repeats.

  • Claudia

    HOD had its time, Cancel :)

  • Michael

    What was the half hour breakdown for The Voice? That list above is cluttered! Please and thank you! =)

  • TimsDale4ever

    RFL is so hokey like the rest of those dating shows. Gorgeous people who apparently have problems finding a mate — so stupid and made up and SCRIPTED! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that it has bombed!

  • James D.

    Wonder if NBC would consider giving Trump a chance on Tuesdays after The Voice? He’s always complaining about lousy lead-ins (among other things), so why not give CA a good lead-in and see how it does? Either way, Ready for Love was not ready for primetime (when was the last time, not counting sporting events, that a show dropped 75 PERCENT from its lead-in in overall numbers?).

    Splash needs a life preserver.

  • A

    Ready for love is a terrible overly complicated show.

  • Dan

    My guess is Body of Proof may be renewed for midseason. On one hand the numbers are down but on another they are higher than Private Practice in the same slot, and ABC could use the drama should one flop this fall. ABC should move Nashville to sundays at 10, keep all other dramas in their current slots, air new dramas Tuesday at 10, Wed at 10 and Thurs at 8 (SHIELD) and hold Body of Proof in case one of those dramas really flop. Or they could just not renew BOP.

  • Fred

    It is so frustrating watching networks make such crucial errors.
    NBC’s season average is being reduced thanks to 2 hours of Ready for Love.
    NBC will have little chance beating FOX by season end if they leave things alone.
    NBC would be better off expanding The VOICE. These types of shows can be easily padded with extra performances by stars or past contestants or even the judges themselves.

  • Alex

    @James D
    Wonder if NBC would consider giving Trump a chance on Tuesdays after The Voice?

    And what fills the open two hours on Sunday night?

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