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.

  • Alex

    Yeah because the actual Dancing with the Stars show is doing so well airing opposite The Voice on Monday nights that a recap show airing against an original Voice on Tuesday night is going to do great numbers…

  • catsrule

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

    They were switched so the repeats of both shows wouldn’t count in the season averages.

  • Alex

    Not to mention that NCIS will grab a decent percentage of the older viewers The Voice isn’t grabbing at 8PM and likely dent Dancing further.

  • Carl

    Wouldn’t a third year mean the greater likelihood of t.v. syndication and more money for CW? There isn’t one HOT program on CW, as far as ratings.

    Heart of Dixie would do much better to return to the “fish out of water” storylines over the nighttime soap stuff. The soaps aren’t doing well in the daytime, so it is expected that they likely will do that great during prime time . CW soap storylines just have not grabbed much ratings.

  • tv_viewer

    I wish Splash would go below a 1 rating so that airing Zero Hour would make sense but I predict Splash hovering around 1.0 like Duets.

  • Carl

    The Voice seems to never manage a successful lead-out. Weird.

  • Fred


    In reference to Ready For Love:

    I’m talking about post Voice slots not when NBC aired the low rated sitcoms w/o the strong lead in. NBC would be better off padding The Voice an extra hour and airing a rerun drama at 10:00. NBC actually has some decent performing dramas.

  • Carl

    Not the same Carl as the post close above me – will have to change my handle I guess.

  • Chris

    Hope Body of Proof gets renewed although it’s numbers aren’t great, hopefully midseason replacement!

  • Justin121

    Wow Body of Proof 9 million viewers.

    True it is, DOA BoP, beating former semi-hit Praicate Practice Fall ratings.

    That HAS to be noted.

  • Michael

    Once day, Dancing With The Stars will have a legit celebrity take part on the show. Hasbeens fighting to extend their 15 minutes of fame.

  • Brandy

    @Claudia, what happened to “BATB fans dont bash other shows” ect?HOd is stable in the ratings, gets the same demo as BATB without the great leadin BATB has in its second season.BATB wont be getting 0 5_0 6s in its second season,especially after its moved from VD.Also, HoD & BATB are basically tied for fourth highest rated cw show.Furthermoee, some would and do and will say BATB had its time,chance .Cancel.If you want to cancel HoD based only on ratings of 0 5_0 6 demo, then youll have to cancel BATB too, cause they both get 0 5_0.6 demi.You do know that bashing Nikita like you did on fri and HoD today wont help BATB get renewed right?Thatll itll only make you look immature ect.Dont be like the Nikita,SC,Ringer fans bashing the lower rated cw shows cause you feel threatened that your shows may not be renewed or if its canceeled, to try to make a point.Dont a year from now be posting Renew BATB, they shouldve renewed BATB like the Ringer and SC fans.Plus, HoD is very likley to,be renewd, while BATB is in the bubble and could go either way.

  • Fake Me Out

    Holy crap on a cracker Batman! I’m not much of a retentionista except sometime in the extremes such as getting a 1.3 out of a 4.5 especially when you start off against only one other new show and 3 repeats … ladies & gentlemen, ‘Ready for Love’! Let’s hear it for the NBC Schedule Monkeys, aren’t they great folks! [sound of single, slow, dripping with sarcasm clap]


  • Chris

    Hope Body of Proof gets renewed although it’s numbers are not great, hopefully a midseason replacement for next year:)

  • Joel

    BOP is steady if nothing else and it usually gets 9-10 million total viewers. It will probably get renewed again for another mid season run because the ratings are no worse than any other show they have had on at 10 pm on Tuesday.

  • Alex

    I’m talking about post Voice slots not when NBC aired the low rated sitcoms w/o the strong lead in

    By my count The Voice’s Spring return boosted the Tuesday line-up to a 1.4 average with Go On and then a 1.3 average without it. And that assumes that the Tuesday line-up wouldn’t have fallen after the initial Voice bump the first week and that seems a big assumption. The truth is that Ready for Love is even with the Voice assisted Tuesday line-up.

    And again why do people think running repeats out of The Voice isn’t a waste again?

  • r0ckmypants

    @Justin121 – What’s so great about Body of Proof beating Private Practice’s fall ratings? Private Practice was canceled because of those numbers; it’s not like Body of Proof is performing some great feat by doing better than a canceled show. That 1.4 makes it the second lowest-rated 10pm show on ABC, behind only Red Widow. Even 20/20 did better last week.

  • zth

    @alex who said:

    And again why do people think running repeats out of The Voice isn’t a waste again?

    Well, I don’t necessarily agree with this, but the argument is the following: repeats of shows that will be renewed next year might bring in additional viewers for them, while Ready for Love, although original programming, is 100% going to be cancelled. I see some sort of logic in this, even though it’s not a perfect reason.

  • Fred


    Obviously DWTS will lose out to The VOICE. But it would surely improve upon SPLASH’s 1.1

  • SS

    @ Carl (the first?:)) Nashville is a nighttime soap (not complaining – I like Nashville). HOD is better classified as romantic comedy and this fan thinks that the show is much improved over last year. I liked the fish out of water stuff OK, but that is hard to sustain and it seems like the writers have found a niche that suits them.

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