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.

  • Charmed

    I guess HOD won’t adjust up, it got 0.4 in both half hours :(

  • Mike

    BoP looks steady and that seems good for at least a short season renewal. I wish they hadnt dumped half the cast. I liked it better for the first 2 seasons. I like Mark but i miss the other characters lore than i like him.

  • Holly


    I’m confused. First you pointed to Big Bang Theory and the Voice as examples that people will still tune in if they like a show. Now you’re saying they’re examples of people losing interest in shows. Which is it?

  • Melissa


    TBBT & Voice are going to be down compared to past seasons, they are deeper into runs with no real innovation to show formula to attract many new viewers.

    Neither of those shows are currently down compared to past seasons.

    The Big Bang Theory (5.4 average), is recording its best season ever, topping its 2009-10 season which averaged a 5.3.

    The Voice (4.9 Monday average), is also recording its best season ever, topping its 2011-12 season which averaged a 4.8.

  • Charles

    @ lois You are talking crap. HoD is not going anywhere! It will be renewed, like it or not. It’s preemption fault.So, be quiet and accept that Dixie is going to stay for a long time!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • karin

    How could a 1.5 rating for BOP be good against bad bad shows? Hope ABC cancel it..

  • Freyja


    I never honestly understood why hate on a TV show, I mean to spew hate and ignorance about a show you don’t like then to insult the actors. What does it accomplish, not a damn thing.

    If you hate NCIS so much then don’t watch it plain and simple.


  • Tony JJ

    Tuesdays are a TERRIBLE TV day. ABC needs a revamp on Tuesdays. COMPLETE REVAMP. Cancel the DWTS:R because thats ruining your tuesdays, it’s making the night unstable when The Bachelor runs on Mondays unless they do a Bachelor hour on Tuesdays next season while DWTS:R is on break.

    CBS needs a great new drama on Tuesdays at 10pm. It’s a VERY weak hour for broadcast and they need to take over the hour, VEGAS and GOLDEN BOY aren’t what we want. and I don’t want a third NCIS on tuesdays but that seems very likely. NBC’s a joke post Voice, and The CW is just a mess. CW also needs a revamp on Tuesdays. put a buzzed about drama on at 8pm and hope for an ARROW or THE VAMPIRE DIARIES sized hit.

  • Melanie

    You know, I just don’t think that HOD is as much of a lock for renewal as everybody seems to think. They gave it a season two renewal maybe in hopes it would grow a bit – it didn’t.
    Its been stable, yes. But its ratings are still not great. Does the parent company really want to spend the money on two more seasons to get it to syndication, or will they cut their losses and go with something new instead?
    I think if the CW was certain about it, they would have given it an early renewal along with TVD, SPN & Arrow.

  • MichaelChickless


    Jeez, dude, don’t hold back. Tell us how you really feel!

  • methix0r

    lol at the voice , lol at hod and loll at NCIS , Thats all i got to say, and also HOD will be cancelled BATB has been beating it every week and BATB is maintaining 0.6`s while TVD has been down a bit goodbye HOD its about time

  • Carl

    Do you think spring weather is the reason for TVD and HOD being down? If so I guess that isn’t great for Arrow and SPN tonight.

  • Brandy

    @mwthinx, Actually except four weeks, HoD and BATB have been getting the same 0 5_0 5,only HoD does it without the networks biggest leadin.HoD is certain to be renewed, BATB not so much.Why dont wait til tommorow to see if BATB also falls?Plus, there were sports preemtions and a dead air techical problem which explains HoDs lower than usual ratings.HoD also does very well online,in dve,onDemand, better than BATB.So why do take your HoD hate somewhere else Beastie!You must feel HoD is threatening BATB chances to be bashing it.Why dont also wait to see if HoD afjusts up before saying the lies that BATB beats it every week when theyre tied for fourth highest rated CW show.Dont bash a show you dont watch or just cause you dont like it.BATB may be cancelled cause of its poor retention out of VD btw.

  • Fred


    You do realize that a 4.0 (most likely adjusting up anyway) is a monster rating.
    these days

  • Richard Steven Hack

    With BoP rising and the stable HoD falling, I’d wait for finals before saying anything.

  • Chris

    I’ve never really understood the ratings/share system and always just took the site’s word for it, but I don’t quite understand why “Golden Boy” is so Dead in the Water with 8 Million viewers. I don’t generally like the Cop Dramas, except for Southland of course, but something about this one make me sad to see it go. Probably Chi McBride….

    Can someone throw me a bone here and explain why it won’t be renewed for sure?

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