TV Ratings Tuesday: 'Body of Proof' Rises as 'The Voice', 'Golden Boy', 'Hell's Kitchen' & 'Hart of Dixie' Fall

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April 24th, 2013


Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 2.2/6 2.1/6 1.5/4 1.5/4 1.5/4 0.4/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 1.3/4 1.7/6 0.9/3 1.3/4 1.3/4 0.3/1
Total Viewers (million) 12.907 6.178 8.846 3.498 3.491 1.047


CBS was the number one network in adults 18-49 and with total viewers.

On NBC, The Voice earned a 4.0, down six tenths from last week's 4.6 adults 18-49 rating. Ready for Love was even with last week's 1.2 adults 18-49 rating. Your predictions were too pessimistic.

On CBS a new NCIS was flat with its last original's 2.7 adults 18-49 rating. NCIS: LA earned a 2.6, down a tenth from its last original's 2.7 adults 18-49 rating. Golden Boy garnered a 1.4, also down a tenth from last week's 1.5 adults 18-49 rating.

On ABC, Splash was even with last week's series low 1.1 adults 18-49 rating. Dancing With The Stars earned a 2.0, down two tenths from last week's 2.2 adults 18-49. Body of Proof scored a 1.5, up a tenth from last week's 1.4 adults 18-49 rating.

On FOX, Hell’s Kitchen earned a 1.9, down three tenths from last week's 2.2 adults 18-49 rating.

On The CW, Hart of Dixie scored a series low 0.4, down a tenth from last week's 0.5 adults 18-49 rating.


Broadcast primetime ratings for April 23, 2013

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM NBC The Voice 4.0 12 12.45
CBS NCIS 2.7 8 16.76
FOX Hell's Kitchen 1.9 6 4.71
ABC Splash 1.1 3 4.86
CW Hart of Dixie 0.4 1 1.22
9:00PM CBS NCIS: Los Angeles 2.6 7 13.94
ABC Dancing With the Stars 2.0 5 12.34
FOX New Girl -R 1.3 3 2.53
NBC Ready for Love (9-11PM) 1.2 3 3.05
CW America's Next Top Model -R 0.3 1 0.87
9:30PM FOX The Mindy Project -R 1.0 3 2.05
10:00PM ABC Body of Proof 1.5 4 8.61
CBS Golden Boy 1.4 4 8.01
  • In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 2.7/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.4/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.1/6 with an encore.
  • In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 Wednesday results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 0.8/4; "Late Show," 0.6/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/4 with an encore.
  • From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET Wednesday night, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.4/5 in metered-market households and a 0.4/3 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.
  • From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.3/5 in metered-market households) tied CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.3/5).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 in 18-49) tied "Late Late Show" (0.4/3).
  • At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/3 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.

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  • jess

    while i love HOD last night’s episode was just awful and seemed like a filler episode.

  • touchsucks

    ouch at HOD

  • Hubert R. Wentland

    HoD will adjust up hopefully? 0.4 would be a series low not marked previously in the finals

  • Lisa

    Just a note that Hart of Dixie was pre-empted in Chicago because of the Cubs game! I had to Tivo the 10:30 showing.

  • rob60990

    Go Body of Proof. Get your midseason renewal. ;)

    Yikes at Hart of Dixie.

    Say whatever you want about ABCs scheduling but they wouldnt dare air a show already announced cancelled after their highest rated show.

  • lar83

    Dixie, darling, what happened ?

  • Randy

    fall Body of Proof….fall, one of the most unlikeable lead actresses on TV

  • jess

    everything just dropped last night

  • Binaldi

    Is it me or is 2012 -2013 the worst tv season for ratings except Big bang theory, modern family, and the voice

  • John A

    HOD neck and neck with other CW loser Nikita.

  • Jeff R.

    Ready For Love will adjust down, maybe even two tenths. It went from a 1.6 to a 1.1 at the half hour. The Voice must have had a couple minute overrun…

    Why on Earth didn’t they extend The Voice to two hours THIS WEEK and put Hannibal on at 10?

  • Billy

    These CW numbers are so low. I don’t know how the entire network can make any money.

  • Bee

    yikes. not a good night. lots of things down. hope scandal and grey’s do well thursday.

  • Steph

    Not bad for NCIS considering the time of year. I’m still basking in the amazingness that was that episode, so I’m happy.

  • Billy

    The NCIS’s have settled into these mid 2’s. Kind of low for those shows.

  • Colin

    BOP is adjusted up a tenth not down.

  • jess

    @Amanda the post days BOF was down a tenth when it should be up a tenth.

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  • Abc123

    Oh how I hate the mid-spring ratings time of year. Tuesday nights, aside from the Voice and NCIS’s is just dismal. Hopefully things rise a bit toward finale time.

  • Illinois

    No NCIS ! Hopefully it will be adjusted up.

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