TV Ratings Tuesday: 'The Voice' Dips, 'Body of Proof' Finale Down, 'Extreme Weight Loss' & 'Brooklyn DA' Premiere Low

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May 29th, 2013

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Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 1.9/6 1.8/5 1.4/4 1.2/3 1.1/3 0.2/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 1.4/5 1.6/5 1.2/4 0.8/3 0.7/2 0.2/1
Total Viewers (million) 6.576 4.958 3.409 5.293 7.272 0.680


NBC was the number one network in adults 18-49 while CBS  was on top with total viewers.

On NBC, The Voice Recap garnered a 1.7 adults 18-49 rating, down 15 percent from a 2.0 two weeks ago. The Voice scored a Tuesday series low 3.0 down 6 percent from last week's 3.2 adults 18-49 rating.

On ABC, the season premiere of Extreme Weight Loss (titled Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition in its previous seasons) earned a 1.2 adults 18-49 rating, down 20 percent from a 1.5 for its previous season premiere on Sunday, June 4, 2012, for its lowest-rated premiere ever. The series finale of Body of Proof tied its series low with a 1.2 adults 18-49 rating down 14 percent from a 1.4 on May 14 and down 27 percent from a 1.9 for last year’s finale on April 10, 2012. Your predictions were too optimistic.

On FOX, So You Think You Can Dance earned a 1.8 adults 18-49 rating down 10 percent from last week’s 2.0.

On CBS, the series premiere of Brooklyn D.A. garnered a 1.0 adults 18-49 rating down 23 percent from a 1.3 the debut of Dogs in the City on Wednesday, May 30 2012 and ranking as the lowest-rated CBS Tuesday debut ever.

Broadcast primetime ratings for May 28, 2013

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (Millions)
8:00 FOX So You Think You Can Dance (8-10PM) 1.8/5 4.96
NBC The Voice Recap 1.7/5 6.38
ABC Extreme Weight Loss (8-10PM) - Season Premiere 1.2/3 4.21
CBS NCIS - R 1.1/4 8.64
CW Hart of Dixie - R 0.3/1 0.89
9:00 NBC The Voice 3.0/8 10.44
CBS NCIS: Los Angeles - R 1.2/3 8.19
CW America's Next Top Model - R 0.2/0 0.47
10:00 ABC Body of Proof - Series Finale 1.2/3 7.45
CBS Brooklyn DA - Series Premiere 1.0/3 4.99
NBC The Office - R 1.0/3 2.91
In Late-Night Metered Markets Tuesday night:
  • In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 2.2/6 with an encore telecast; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.1/5 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.8/5 with an encore.
  • In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 Wednesday results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 0.6/3 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.5/2 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3 with an encore.
  • From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET Wednesday night, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.1/4 in metered-market households and a 0.3/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.
  • From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.1/4 in metered-market households with an encore) tied CBS's first-run "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.1/4).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.3/2 in 18-49 with an encore) tied "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).
  • At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.1/1 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

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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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  • Billy

    1/2 hour ratings?

  • Jonathan

    Time for everyone to say, “The Voice is doing X Factor numbers!”

    X Factor is looking much better after the collapse of American Idol and this low rated Voice season.

  • Jon2762638923

    How the hell does 10pm NBC go from a lead in of 10.44m to 2.9m. Even for a rerun, that is terrible!!

  • Illinois

    Can someone tell me if NCIS is very low or it is a normal rating for a repeat ?

  • fourat sakka

    bad for body of proof

  • NBC Fan

    Strange how the Voice and So You Think You Can Dance went down with less competition.

  • John A

    I was hoping for a 1.5 for BOP Finale. Oh well goodbye BOP.

  • r0ckmypants

    Looks like all the promotion ABC did for Motive has paid off: it’s doing better than almost everything else on the schedule.

  • Tom K

    All I watched was SYTYCD! Always GREAT talent on that show!

  • Patrick Ausgewahlt

    A rerun of a show that just had it’s series finale almost two weeks ago. It was a repeat of the Office finale which scored a 3.0 rating by itself. That is equaling the Voice right now

  • Samunto

    If SYTYCD is already doing a 1.8 this early in the season how low will it drop as the season progresses?

    You’re not even making alot of sense at this point in the season. You should wait till the fall to see how further X Factor falls.

  • Hatim


    Name me one x factor results show that got above a 3 last seaaon

  • Fred

    Fantastic Body of Proof episode. Very satisfying conclusion. I had no idea would end like that. Dana Delany is one of the most youthful ( near 60 year old) I have ever seen. Great actress as well.
    I will miss BOP dearly.

  • Grey

    Wow, “NCIS” sure did repeat poorly.

    I tried to watch “BOP” (I watched the show regularly the first season and wanted to see how everything ends. But I fell asleep right after they pulled the file from the wall. I’ll have to catch it again ON DEMAND – with some coffee. I have to admit, it was boring. I hope Delaney gets another, BETTER, series. She’s great and deserves it.

  • rob60990

    Except for The Bachelorette, ABC will likely have yet another bad summer.

    CBS was just better off with another hour of NCIS or even a POI rerun than Brooklyn DA.

    Is it September yet? :/

  • JJ

    Hart of Dixie repeats surprisingly well. Not bad for a series with a small yet loyal audience.

  • David

    Wow. Bad numbers for BOP. I think it’ll be cancelled. I enjoyed B-DA, but from those numbers it seems I was about the only person watching.

  • Mon

    Having watched the condensed version of The Office finale last night, I must say NBC did a noble job extending the real finale by a few minutes. It was so much better.

  • Fred

    !A 3.0 for any show (even THE VOICE) is still impressive this close to June. The 1.7 for the recap isn’t too shabby either.
    THE VOICE has been quite boring lately, so I’m not surprised it dropped. NBC is still very pleased I’m sure.

  • Chuck_T

    Nothing did all that great, which is becoming increasingly the case with broadcast TV.

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