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.

For more information see Numbers 101 and Numbers 102.

  • James

    Overall these stats seems to suggest that fewer and fewer people are watching network television. The big 4 need to change the way that they do business.

  • Christian


    Dancing with the Stars has “only” been on for about 8 years. It’s American Idol that has been on for about 11 years.

  • Ram510

    I don’t know if The Voice is going to catapult Grimm to over a 2.0 or not but I’m sure it’ll help Grimm win its time slot

  • Holly


    Overall these stats seems to suggest that fewer and fewer people are watching network television. The big 4 need to change the way that they do business.

    Since the primary issue is audience fragmentation due to the number of options. What do you suggest the networks do change the trend?

  • Christian


    It’s really hard to compare last year’s Tuesday episodes of The Voice since they didn’t start airing until April 3rd when the show was already in its 10th week!

  • a p garcia

    This will bolster BOP being renewed.

  • Hiatus

    So CBS successfully shed 2-3 million pesky 10pm viewers by running golden boy which is horrible and killed vegas in the process.

    NCIS la gets dumber each week. How many gun fights can they have each week?

    NCIS still rocks.

  • Skylar James

    @Jarrod: TSC pisses all over those 2 shows

  • outlawz

    C.Beast.S kicking does reality shows where it hjrts

  • outlawz


  • Holly


    There will be excuses like “TV audiences are more fragmented…everything is TIVO’d, etc.”

    All excuses. Just look at TBBT even in reruns. Just look at The Bible, on cable! Huge ratings.

    Yes and no. Nearly every season is the worst TV season for ratings except for a couple of shows. Also, while Big Bang Theory and the Voice are getting great ratings for this year, compared to the ratings a few years ago, neither are especially impressive. The Bible did great for cable, but with 10-11 million viewers, would be about average for CBS.

  • Holly


    So CBS successfully shed 2-3 million pesky 10pm viewers by running golden boy which is horrible and killed vegas in the process

    Vegas was dead long before the move.

  • Glue


    “How are HoD and TCD the worst shows on The CW right now? Did anybody watch that pathetic garbage that was The Secret Circle? Bloody pathetic!”

    1) The Secret Circle isn’t even on anymore!
    2) It was a good show.

  • Cass

    @John A
    HOD neck and neck with other CW loser Nikita.

    Except scoring a 0.4 on a Tuesday is a lot worse than the same on Friday (assuming Nikita bounces back from its 0.3s). Both will be renewed, however, given syndication economics. It’s pointless to say CW shows are losers when well, they kind of all are, since their top shows would all be canceled on any other major broadcast network.

    Out of interest does anyone know why The CW have kept Hart of Dixe at 8PM leading into a repeat of Top Model?

    I don’t know. That’s a good question. HOD has always been a self-starter though and maybe CW would rather not tempt fate with midseason timeslot switch shenanigans?

  • ateofi

    NCIS is below 3.0 – is that season low? The voice is also down quite a bit, but still big demo.

  • ateofi

    This season gets low ratings across the board because all of the new shows are poorly written, period.

    If they actually make something that people Want to watch, it will do great!
    — ———–
    Not necesarily – The good wife is an amazing show and it gets pathetic numbers.

  • Bob

    The Voice dropping due to auditions being done. Not a surprise at all.

  • Tom

    @James: “Overall these stats seems to suggest that fewer and fewer people are watching network television. The big 4 need to change the way that they do business.”

    The audience fragmentation isn’t going away – in fact, we’re seeing yet another split with the rise of serious online providers (Netflix, Amazon, arguably Prospect Park).

    The big 4 will continue with the only options they have left in the short term – cheaper programming, more product placement, streaming deals, and hammering cable providers over retransmission/carriage fees.

  • Boiler

    Don’t know how it affects ratings but i think CW in NY and Chicago preempted for baseball games

  • Dave

    Lmao Dixie down down down! :D

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