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.

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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  • r0ckmypants

    @David – It was canceled, two weeks ago.

  • rob60990

    “Wow. Bad numbers for BOP. I think it’ll be cancelled.”

    It already was cancelled.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Sara Bibel

    As requested, half hours:
    8:00 p.m.
    NBC VOICE 5/28-NBC
    4.1/7 1.6/5 44 6,279
    5.6/10 1.0/3 20 8,344
    3.0/5 1.0/3 38 4,256
    3.1/5 1.7/6 61 4,741
    0.6/1 0.3/1 52 977
    8:30 p.m.
    NBC VOICE 5/28-NBC
    4.1/7 1.7/5 47 6,477
    6.0/10 1.2/4 22 8,937
    2.9/5 1.1/3 42 4,038
    3.2/5 1.9/6 67 5,160
    0.5/1 0.3/1 57 802
    9:00 p.m.
    6.5/10 3.0/8 51 10,256
    5.5/9 1.1/3 23 8,082
    2.9/5 1.2/3 45 4,166
    3.0/5 1.8/5 69 4,904
    0.3/1 0.2/0 56 501
    9:30 p.m.
    6.7/10 3.1/8 52 10,619
    5.5/8 1.3/3 26 8,289
    3.0/5 1.3/4 49 4,397
    3.1/5 1.9/5 67 5,027
    0.3/0 0.2/0 63 438
    10:00 p.m.
    NBC R-OFFICE 5/28
    2.4/4 1.2/3 57 3,532
    3.7/6 1.0/3 32 5,500
    4.9/8 1.2/3 27 7,314
    10:30 p.m.
    NBC R-OFFICE 5/28
    1.6/3 0.9/3 61 2,292
    3.0/5 0.9/3 33 4,480
    5.2/9 1.1/3 24 7,584
    Bottom Line Averages
    4.2/7 1.9/6 51 6,576
    4.9/8 1.1/3 25 7,272
    3.6/6 1.2/3 35 5,293
    3.1/5 1.8/5 66 4,958
    0.4/1 0.2/1 56 680

  • Dan S

    I’m starting to think Mark Valley is the kiss of death to TV series. He joined Harry’s Law in its 2nd season & then it got cancelled. He then hooks up with BOP & now it’s cancelled. Thankfully he left Fringe early enough before dragging it down to cancellation numbers. I rather enjoyed the 1st season of Human Target but it’s 2nd season retooling was disastrous.

  • TimsDale4ever

    Illinois, uh…..Probably because the OFFICE is at best a mediocre show and a repeat to boot. ???

  • KarenM

    Who wants to see a cancelled show? How about trying Hannibal in the timeslot after The Voice. A show worth saving!

  • a p garcia

    Great BOP episode and story wrapped up. Will miss BOP I really felt it would be renewed.

  • r0ckmypants

    @KarenM – GET OVER IT. That Office repeat brought in the same numbers as a Hannibal original.

  • Fred


    When I’m tired, everything bores me. Trust me, last nights BOP was anything but boring. You will be happy you watched the finale. I also love Dana Delany. I followed her career from way back in the 80’s with China Beach – to the more recent Desperate Housewives . Very talented and beautiful lady.

  • Jacob

    Maybe if the Voice didn’t have 10,000 performances and didn’t wait till the last possible minute to announce who advances and who doesn’t. I’m curious to see how my favorite summer show AMERICAS GOT TALENT does next week


    The Voice had higher viewership then last week although it was against much stiffer competition. The Voice results show will adjust up so it should be close in demos to what it did last week. Its still doing well. I mean we are entering June which is much lower viewing month. The Voice still doing better then Idol’s result shows which were in the 2’s and matching the performance shows. Its still solid business for the Voice. I think it will have a solid finale when it reachs third week of June. Its still much higher then the X Factor.

  • Fred

    Mark Valley of BOP was also good in Boston Legal. One of my all time favorite shows. He will be back soon. Good actor with bad luck lately.

  • TheFrenchGuy

    I’m a little worried about NCIS. Does low rated repeats mean the Show will take a hit in the fall or it’s just because people already watched the episode and didn’t want to watch it again ?

  • HalCapone

    A putrid ratings night all around. It appears as if everyone has gone to the beach or at least the summer mindset is setting in now. Have both NCIS repeats ever been so low? The Voice is starting to wobble as it builds towards its finish–shouldn’t a competition show like that be building rather than falling (I don’t follow any of these cheesy singing competition shows so I honestly don’t know if this is normal)? Too bad the Body of Proof series finale limped over its finish line but at least it won its time slot. I think Dana Delany is an exceptional actress so I hope she comes back to television soon. Brooklyn DA is DOA.

  • BigBrotherFan

    Why did ABC renew NASHVILLE and not that old people show BODY OF PROOF

    I dunno…

    1.9 Vs 1.2

    That’s why! now lay off oldies ABC was justified in axing this

  • Jacob

    @HalCapone American Idol fell throughout the season so no, as all shows do after the premiere they fall.

  • rob60990

    “Does low rated repeats mean the Show will take a hit in the fall”


    “or it’s just because people already watched the episode and didn’t want to watch it again?”


  • Lisa

    Actually, Mark Valley hasn’t had bad luck “lately.” It dates back quite a ways and includes failed shows such as Pasadena back in 2001-02 and Keen Eddie in 2003-04. Valley wasn’t the lead of Boston Legal anyway. People remember that show for Shatner and Spader. At a certain point with specific actors, it’s time to question whether it’s worth giving them major roles in shows. Valley just does not seem to be popular. Of course, I don’t like him since I met him at a public appearance and he was basically a jerk, so…

  • MichaelChickless

    Ouches galore, though The Voice fared decently.

  • Gregg

    I was really looking forward to Brooklyn DA, but it was incredibly boring. I couldn’t believe how they could take true stories so fraught with intensity, drama, and pain, and make them seem so dull.

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