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.

  • senor chang

    I was thinking that new episodes of Hannibal could air at both Tuesday and Thursday. Two new episodes a week, finishing in late May or early June instead of late June (as it will if it continues to air one episode a week).

  • Michael


    Well, according to Christina Aguilera herself, she took a leave of absence in order to support her album and go on a worldwide tour. Lets be honest, the girl hasn’t gone on tour, since 2006! She’s just not a touring act, I suppose.

  • Dan

    If that NCIS repeat is any indication, we may see a timeslot change next season. A 2.1 is RIDICULOUS.

  • r0ckmypants

    @Justin121 – As I said in my comment, it’s also below 20/20. I’m sorry, but you can’t spin its numbers to make it look like it’s doing well. It’s not. It may be doing well enough for ABC to get another shortened season, since clearly there are factors other than ratings which go into this decision (otherwise it would have been canceled last year), but that doesn’t make it a hit.

  • Holly


    Why would CBS determine the scheduling of their highest rated drama based on a repeat?

  • Alex

    @senor chang
    When was the last time a scripted drama aired two original episodes a week? Not an idea that I can get behind at all if nothing else its asking the audience to make far too big a commitment to a new series. Plus you still have the issue of what the hell you air Tuesday 9PM. You can’t put a repeat there if you’ve originals of Hannibal at 10PM.

  • Alex

    Why would CBS determine the scheduling of their highest rated drama based on a repeat?

    Because apparently they do this every year. Don’t you remember all those examples of CBS foreshadowing a shows new place on the schedule by test running repeats there? Like that time they… erm… I’ll get back to you…

  • James


    When Do No Harm was canceled and replaced by repeats of L&O: SVU, I don’t see any harm on the ratings of all-new L&O:SVU. Repeats and originals do not share the same plot.

  • Alex

    So not only do you want NBC to air repeats out of The Voice you don’t even want them to be narrative repeats. And last I checked Hannibal has only aired 2 episodes so far. Its repeats are going to have to be pretty close to the originals airing on Thursday. I’m also not sure why Chicago Fire would see any benefit from airing repeats from the start of the season given that its a drama with on going storylines. And they aren’t going to have time to repeat the entire season of Chicago Fire so its not even going to help with season two either since people who have only watched the repeats on Tuesday night will be massively behind…

  • glen

    Well BenA, maybe NBC will send Ready for Love to Saturday nights to end it’s run. Ironically, if it accompanies Smash on Saturday night then NBC may have almost a full night of original programming on Saturday. Seriously though, based on the 18-49 Ready for Love is only holding onto something like 29% of The Voice’s audience. They need to air something that has better retention and the post-The Voice timeslot is a valuable one for NBC to develop new shows in.

  • eridapo

    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).

    BoP Average 1.36
    PP Average 1.33

  • senor chang

    The Voice goes to two hours soon, doesn’t it? It’s arguable whether double-pumping Hannibal is harming the show, but honestly it’s at least something. It might be a good idea for NBC to experiment with building a new show’s audience with the cushion lf The Voice’s humongous lead-in: worst case scenario, it stays right where it’s at.

  • Nick

    Good for The Voice.

    Hell’s Kitchen! Get back over a 2.0 already!

    I think this really goes to show that CBS being in repeats has absolutely no affect on the rest of the networks. Its either NCIS or nothing for its viewers.

    NBC needs to figure this out. Ready for Love is a total bust, but what can they do? If they had just stuck with the comedies and Parenthood all season, they wouldn’t be in this predicament. I think they should seriously consider switching Celebrity Apprentice and Ready for Love ASAP. CA could really benefit from a higher profile timeslot.

  • senor chang

    Just going to point this out for everybody:

    1. If Hannibal airs on Tuesdays, it’ll air at 10. Behind two-hour episodes of The Voice. It’s replacing one-hour installments of Ready For Love.
    2. It will continue to air episodes on Thursdays.

  • senor chang

    Whoops, poor wording. The above comment is just my opinion, not something that will undoubtedly happen.

  • Lainey

    HOD’s overall viewership was actually higher this week, even though their share was a little less. Hopefully it get adjusted up- I need a 3rd season of Tuesday nights in Bluebell! Lol

  • Justin121


    It may be doing well enough for ABC to get another shortened season

    ’nuff said!


    Christina is vacationing with her son. Her album tanked really bad and it was given a thanksgiving Christmas push and she mass promoted it on the voice and then her big tour was shelved. She’s talented but she has no like ability factor. Now she took a break from the only thing she had going for her and her replacement is a huge major upgrade who is beautiful, smart and sweet. If she wasn’t such a witch people would like her. Perez Hilton even stated meanest celebrity u ever will come in contact with is xtina

  • Alex

    @senor chang
    The Voice goes to two hours soon, doesn’t it?

    Not permanently I wouldn’t have thought. I can’t see where the results show are going to get an extra hour of content from. Maybe a two hour special for the Knockout and/or Playoff stages of the competition though.

  • Brian

    Body Of Proof still holding it’s weekly 9 million viewers..it needs a better day !and deserves a 4th season renewal!

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