ABC's 'Body of Proof' Wins at 10PM with its 2nd Highest Numbers this Season

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April 24th, 2013

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via press release:

With Splash, DWTS: The Results Show and another winning performance by Body of Proof, ABC was the 2nd-most-watched net on Tuesday, outdrawing NBC’s The Voice-led original line up by 2.6 million viewers.  ABC’s Body of Proof won Tuesday’s 10pm hour in Total Viewers (5th week in a row) and Adults 18-49 with its 2nd highest numbers this season.


In the 8pm hour against CBS’ NCIS and NBC’s The Voice, ABC freshman Splash gained audience from start to finish and delivered more viewers than Fox’s Hell’s Kitchen for the 6th week in a row. The new show held even week to week in Adults 18-49, while growing 17% in Adults 18-34.


Jumping from its lead-in, ABC’s DWTS: The Results Show took second place in the 9 o’clock hour with viewers and young adults. Victor Ortiz was the fifth celebrity to leave the competition this season. The ABC dancing results program was up over its comparable fifth telecast of Season 15 by 7% in Total Viewers and by 11% in Adults 18-49.


During the 10 o’clock hour, ABC’s Body of Proof ranked #1, outdelivering runner-up CBS’ Golden Boy by 1.3 million viewers, by 10% in Adults 25-54 and by 7% in Adults 18-49. It was the ABC drama’s 5th straight Tuesday to rank as the most-watched TV show in its slotBuilding week to week in Total Viewers (+4%), Adults 25-54 (+15%) and Adults 18-49 (+7%), Body of Proof marked its 2nd strongest performance this season.


  • DenverDean

    This spin implies there was no DTWS spillover at 10….

  • HT

    I’ve never seen this show, but it seems like if only ABC would stop messing with their shows’ schedules they’d have some solid hit. This show has been moved around like a valet car. They’ve lost viewers to OUAT and Revenge due to similar scheduling issues.

  • Dan

    Splash will be cancelled, DWTS will be renewed and BOP is on the fence but what’s the harm in bringing it back.

    As ABC’s only procedural and winning the timeslot ABC should bring the drama back. Sure its up against no competition, Ready for Love and Golden Boy but that timeslot is low rated anyway. I doubt any new show can perform better.

  • danny94

    @ Dan- Body of proof isn’t abc’s only procedural! Castle??

  • Anthony Parello (AP076)

    “This show has been moved around like a valet car.”

    I am not sure what you are going on about. For 3 seasons the show has aired on Tuesdays at 10pm and this season ABC has aired episodes uninterrupted week to week.


  • Dan

    @Danny94 – Thats true, I forget last year when it was renewed, it was mentioned as ABC’s only something. Maybe medical police procedural. Who knows? but ABC could use it especially after a season of flops and one new drama barely getting by (Nashville)

  • DenverDean

    ABC is foolish for treating BOP like this. Procedurals stablize line-ups – especially one that is filled with so many serialized dramas. Don’t get why they had it sitting on the shelf (meaning those repeats) in advance of return. It’s not like ABC doesn’t have plenty of holes to fill-in.

  • Fred

    ABC should be very patient with Body of Proof. Its a solid procedural and has a decent chance of becoming a long running utility player.

  • wichitahusker

    Hard to imagine abc cancelling a show that is consistently winning its timeslot — especially at 10PM and on Tuesdays no less (which has been a wasteland for abc since NYPD Blue (and to a degree, Boston Legal).

  • Fred


    Your post left a smile on my face. I fondly remember the days when I couldn’t wait to watch NYPD BLUE and BOSTON LEGAL . Classics indeed.

  • Matt

    Save BOP

  • Richard Steven Hack

    BoP adjusted up this week, which surprised me. A 1.6 at this point was unexpected.

    I suspect the show will return for another 13-episode spring season. But that will be its last given season to season drops. And it’s too far from syndication to get any help there.

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