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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  • s0303

    cbs needs to forget the new ncis spinoff…ncis still gets good ratings, but not high enough to warrant another spinoff…

    not good for hod…that show is so boring though…

  • Patrick Ausgewahlt

    I feel like NCIS will adjust up. It skews old. But not that old. I say it will adjust to a 2.8 rating. The Voice will also adjust up. Ready for Love will adjust down. I have never watched NCIS, but I was hoping for a scripted show at #1. It’s be 12 or so years since CSI had that honor. Even longer for a sitcom (Friends).

  • Shiro

    “I’m so happy HoD is down. Worst show on The CW! Die, HoD, die!”

    said someone who use TCD picture (TCD? oh, is that the ACTUAL worst CW show right now??)

  • zth

    The Voive will massively adjust up (two or three tenths, while Ready for Love will probably adjust two or three tenths down. They said that all the other episodes of Ready for Love will be available online, starting next Tuesday.

  • Nick

    What happened to The Voice? Down 6 tenths, that’s a lot.

    Hell’s Kitchen hit a 2.2 last week? I thought it was at a 2.1. Either way, it’ll adjust to a 2.0.

  • zth


    It will be probably down only 4 tenths in finals. Maybe even three given the overrun of The Voice and the dismal ratings of Ready for Love.


    @randy bop isnt so bad the main actress is fine to me .. but to each there own

  • greysfan

    Body of Proof is doing well if you ask me. Other than Scandal and Castle its a pretty solid performer. Sure 1.5 isn’t good but the tv landscape has changed. I actually think because its an ABC produced show it will be renewed. Fingers crossed anyway.

    The Voice is awesome this season. Please NBC keep Usher and Shakira and give Cee-Lo and Christina the boot for good. It was been the best season of The Voice so far. The talent is amazing. NCIS wow what an ending. I predict 20m+ and possibly record ratings next week for the show. Its a big ask but NCIS went there.

  • HotLatino4GayMarriage

    Yes, HoD fans, it will be adjusted up like it was last week, oh no, it wasn’t! Hahaha!

  • SG

    Love Body of Proof and Dana Delaney, smart show!

  • DeanW


    Maybe the new NCIS spinoff will increase the ratings of the mothership like LA did in 2009. Remember each time CSI had a new spinoff its ratings went up. Whan Miami premiered in 2002, CSI got 25 million viewers and when NY arrived in 2004 the motheship was around 27 million.

  • Funeral Dinner

    If ABC don’t have a new mid season filler, Body of Proof will probably be renewed.

  • Wright

    Hopefully HOD adjusts up. I hated the Zoe and George storyline though. Jonah and Wade are OK for Zoe, but not George. I was bored with them the first time around and please no Wade and Lemon.

  • HotLatino4GayMarriage

    I hated Dana in Desperate Housewives, which made me dislike her and I won’t watch any show she’s on, I know, I’m crazy, haha.

  • Al

    I’m still amazed – and seriously impressed – that NCIS is still able to pull off those kinds of numbers after a decade on the air. Roll on Gibbs & Co.!

  • zth

    Also, The Voice is up a whooping 20% vs the same episode last year (4.0 now versus 3.4 back then).

  • Dan

    Body of Prof is doing well and stable enough for ABC where they can keep it. Better than anything else in that timeslot. May as well just use it for midseason because whatever new drama airs in that slot next season, its likely to flop.

  • gerry

    fingers crossed for an upward adjustment for HOD.

  • Fumbuck

    The DWTS results show pulled in as many viewers as The Voice, and it’s been on TV for eleven years, awesome!

  • zth


    Viewers don’t matter for advertising. DWTS pulled in half the ratings of the Voice.

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