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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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.

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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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  • Don

    Ready for Love is a demo loser. Also look at viewership…it shed 10million eyes from The Voice. Not too late for NBC to give this post-Voice prime slot to another show. Too bad they don’t have anything left off their bench.

  • Michael

    Christina Milian needs to stay productive. NBC just give her a post-The Voice mini talk show. Where she can give her elaborate thoughts on each performance, have participants as guests, etc.

  • Ram510

    I was really hoping BoP would increase but it looks like its a goner

  • zth

    The Voice will adjust up two tenths like usually and Ready for Love one/two tenths down.
    That will lead to:
    The Voice 4.7
    Ready for Love 1.1/1.2
    That’s just TOXIC programming. RfL will retain around 25% of The Voice, after adjustments. NBC should move it to Fridays/ Saturdays immediately.

  • Fred


    Any night or time other than Saturday night, is high profile for low rated shows such as SPLASH or READY FOR LOVE. They simply don’t warrant a Tuesday night time slot.

  • MichaelChickless

    Ready For Cancellation?

    “Your predictions were too optimistic”

    Mine weren’t. I voted a 4.5-4.6.

  • Michael1

    Wow, ready for love. :( Suddenly that 40% retention rate for the finale of “The New Normal” doesn’t look quite so bad.

  • Alex

    NBC’s season average is being reduced thanks to 2 hours of Ready for Love.

    Is it? As bad as Ready for Love might be I’m pretty sure its performance is still an upgrade on what NBC was doing on Tuesday night 9-11 January-March.

    As an example lets look at Tuesday March 6

    9PM: Go On – 1.1
    9:30PM: The New Normal – 0.9
    10PM: Smash – 0.8

    Here’s what Ready for Love did last night

    9PM: 1.8
    9:30PM: 1.2
    10PM: 1.1 [Averaging 1.2 and 1.0 half hours so not exact]

    That’s higher. Even if we look at the Tuesday line-up when it was aided by The Voice’s Spring launch it was in the exact same ball park as where Ready for Love is right now. In truth I don’t think Ready for Love is dragging down the NBC average at all. In fact there’s an argument to be made that it might be helping it.

  • James

    A re-run of Parenthood at 9 and Chicago Fire at 10 will do better than Ready for Love. Plus NBC can use The Voice to promote these shows!

  • zth

    Looking at the half hour ratings, The Voice scored a 4.8 Ready for Love had 1.8 i its first hour. That’s 3 FULL RATING POINTS lost in one single hour, probably 3.3 pints lost after adjustments. I’ve never seen such a TOXIC lead-out.

  • Don

    if Dracula is ready, put it on Tuesday in 2-3 weeks. start marketing it for May sweeps.
    NBC may have found its niche programming in gore and dark series (Grimm, Hannibal, and to some extent SVU)

  • Alex

    Any night or time other than Saturday night, is high profile for low rated shows such as SPLASH or READY FOR LOVE. They simply don’t warrant a Tuesday night time slot.

    And what, exactly, do you think ABC has that’s going to do noticeably better than Splash in that Tuesday 8PM slot? Its performing horribly but its not an especially nice slot to fill right now.

  • Fred

    NBC might have higher ratings at 9;00-11:00 if they just aired reruns of The Voice. Cable does this sort of thing all time. Where 1 night is mostly devoted to 1 show, new episode surrounded by reruns.

  • zth

    Actually, I made a mistake in my post above: it’s even worse for RfL:

    It should have been:

    “Looking at the half hour ratings, The Voice scored a 4.8 just before 9, and Ready for Love had 1.8 just before 9:30. That’s 3 FULL RATING POINTS lost in half an hour.”

  • American

    It seemed like a good combination, unscripted reality with unscripted reality, but the reality is that from the Voice’s 4.5 and RFL’s 1.3, there’s a good 3.2 drop plus more drop likely from finals. That’s absolutely terrible considering such a huge lead-in. Sometimes I wish I ran NBC, because I saw this would bomb from the promos. Dating shows are terrible! So what to do? Leave it, and waste a HUGE-for-NBC lead-in, or move Hannibal with the confusion of mixing up the schedule and double exposure? Whatever happens, Ready for Love is Ready for the Bear!

  • Alex

    if Dracula is ready…

    It isn’t.

    A re-run of Parenthood at 9 and Chicago Fire at 10 will do better than Ready for Love.

    So NBC is wasting The Voice lead-in by trying to launch Ready for Love out of it but not by airing repeats out of it? That’s a curious theory.

  • Fred


    Expanded padded DWTS. More dancing, recaps and singing performances.
    Its like a variety show anyway.

  • JD

    ABC has absolute brain dead scheduling. Anyways, The Voice is doing awesomely, and Shakira is such a breath of fresh air. We don’t need Christina back, thanks (even though she’s signed on for season 5…). Ready For Love is an embarrassment. Repeats of Hannibal would do better in the spot, or move the new episodes to Tuesday and have repeats on Thursday.

  • zth

    I just oticed that the NCIS repeat basically won the 9 PM hour, being tied with DWTS (I’m not sure which on one because of the rounding). That’s really impressive.

  • Justin121

    Haha at 12 million viewers with only 2.1 ratings :D

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