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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  • Alex

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

    Actually by my count assuming Body of Proof isn’t adjusted down in the finals its average is exactly the same as Private Practices from the Fall (a 1.3).

  • Marsinvestigations1@gmail.com

    May 1 Nashville returns for the final 3 of the season. Barring a collapse it’s all but assured to return next season. Recent episodes have been up in 18-49 and even a dip to the 1.6 range for the last 3 will not kill it at this point.

  • Dave

    Amazingly low number of people under 50 watching broadcast television from 9-11.

  • Alex

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

    I wouldn’t bet on it. Especially not a recap show. The team of The Voice and NCIS would be a lot for it to over come.

  • Randy

    Please drop more Flop of Proof…one of the most unlikeable lead actresses on TV.

  • starship

    HoD will get back to its 0.6 by the end of the season (it might even adjust up tonight) and it will probably be at the 0.6 level for its premiere next year too, I’m not really worried about it.

  • Alex

    Plus extending Dancing Results by another hour isn’t free.

  • Marc

    I’d be interested to see repeats of the Friday comedies in place of splash. Can’t do much worse and could be decent counterprogramming with no other comedies airing at the time.

  • Chuck_T

    Why doesn’t NBC use the timeslot after Voice to help a good show like Chicago Fire or Hannibal attract more viewers?

  • senor chang

    That’s my reasoning for getting Ready For Love off of Tuesdays ASAP. It’s true that it’s a sliiiiight improvement over what was there before, but leaving it there has no long-term benefit for NBC. It wastes the only night other than Monday where the network has any leverage and it should be used as a foundation for sustaining other shows to build strength.

    That doesn’t mean you have to air repeats, again (and since a lot of people, myself included, are arguing for Hannibal at 10PM it’s clear NBC has other options), but I honestly think even that would benefit NBC more than leaving a turkey there just because there were bigger turkeys in the slot before it.

  • Justin121

    “Your predictions were too optimistic”

    Mine weren’t. I voted a 4.5-4.6.

    OK that is one of the funniest replys on TVByTheNumbers EVER

  • Alex

    @senor chang
    NBC don’t really have other options for Tuesday night though and that’s the problem.

    Hannibal appears to be holding an audience on Thursday night why would NBC want to then move it to a completely different night just a few episodes into its run? Meanwhile if you set up a permanent repeat slot for Hannibal on Tuesda night it just encourages viewers not to watch it on Thursday night. This is a problem if you want to drive viewers to Thursday night and NBC do. It also means you can’t charge such high ad rates for the Thursday night airing nor the Tuesday night airing. The same is true for slotting a show like Chicago Fire or another other drama on the NBC slate. Moving them to either a completely new time slot for originals this late into the season is ridiculous and setting it up as a permanent repeat particularly during the week just drives viewers away from original airings.

    The argument of moving Celebrity Apprentice to Tuesday night has a little more traction but that leaves 2 hours open on Sunday. Now in theory you could put Ready for Love there instead but how badly would it collapse without The Voice? And would whatever up swing The Apprentice might see on Tuesday out of The Voice make-up for the huge declines NBC would no doubt see on Sunday?

    I suppose the potential alternative is to cut Ready for Love down to an hour or 90 minutes. It would be easier to fill a 30 minute or 60 minute slot than a 120 minute slot. They could in theory burn Save Me off on Tuesday at 10:30 (rather than over the summer). The first 90 minutes of Ready for Love didn’t actually horrifically last night. It didn’t do especially well either but still. Its not likely though.

  • bluejay72

    anyway, The Voice will be adjusted up so what’s the big deal with “too optimistic”?

  • TheFrenchGuy

    I think CBS tried NCIS at 9PM because they want to move it there next season (maybe to boost Red at 10PM). Is that possible ?

  • Michael

    Every week, Shakira has a word of the day!

    Last week: Diaphanous

    This week: Juxtaposition

    The educated Queen continues to educate the boys lol.

  • jen

    CBS didn’t air NCIS at nine to “protect its average ” or to bolster GB. As they do every year at this time they are testing possible schedule moves for next year. Note Elementary is on tonight and 2 Broke Girls at 9 on Thursday.

    As schedule moves go this is probably a good one. Putting NCIS at 9 might help prevent a fourth? straight year of failed Tuesday shows.

  • Alex

    repeats of shows that will be renewed next year might bring in additional viewers for them

    It might also drive viewers away from original airings to the repeat.

    If I know I can watch a repeat of Hannibal Tuesday night at 10PM for example I’ll probably go there given how crowded Thursday 10PM is. And we’ve seen that there’s crossover between the Wednesday night 10PM dramas so putting a repeat of Chicago Fire on Tuesday night potentially just drives viewers to that so they can watch Nashville or CSI instead.

  • Justin121


    Second lowest out of five 10pm shows (hot hit Scandal, old veteran Castle, and only a tenth below hyped-up Nashville) isn’t bad at all.

    Body of Proof is beating expectations. That is all that matters.

    It got renewed despite really low ratings twice.

    The first as the face-saving renewal of the year and the second was a complete shock.

    Its chances this year are a lot better than its chances last year. That’s what we should be focusing on. (No one will be shocked this year.)

  • Melanie

    @TheFrenchGuy I was thinking the same thing — putting the stongest one of the franchise in the middle may shore up the whole night

  • Ashley

    @ JD, I hope you’re wrong when you said Christina already signed for next season. If so, what the heck! Nooooo…She just ruins a good show.

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