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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  • Tina

    The Voice continues to drop because the show is super boring now. Four of the six artist are country singers. Who wants to tune into watch just a country show. Every song is starting to sound the same….lol. NBC is so clueless!


    The Voice always falls a bit when it hits live shows. It always has. Honestly I think the blinds and battles are great. I think they could tweak the Knockouts a bit. Maybe have a few wildcards they could use IMO. Also I think they should pare it down to a top 10. I think they need to tweak the eliminations and live rounds a bit.

  • Bookworm

    I’m sorry to hear about Body of Proof but I knew the ratings would be a mess considering news came out on Monday that there was no hope for the show to be sent to another network. People just gave up at that point. I didn’t even bother watching, I’ll catch it online later.

  • Jacob

    After the blinds I really don’t care because I am always busy and miss the battles and knockouts and yes another country artist is gonna win *suprise*
    I like Blake sometimes but he is so full of himself

  • Ethan

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA Brooklyn DA…when are these networks gonna learn that these cheap reality shos don’t work?

  • K

    @ Dan S

    He did the same thing with Days of Our Lives, when he took the role of Jack Devereaux

  • r0ckmypants

    @Tina – I think you’re the clueless one. The Voice is based on voting; if the viewers vote for mostly country artists, then the viewers clearly want to see mostly country artists. It’s not NBC’s fault that your tastes don’t align with the majority of the voting audience’s.

  • mary 1

    The Voice is turning into Nashville Star more & more. It will continue to hemorrhage viewers as we continue to go down the all country finale that Blake has made possible by rigging his team with average at best country singers.

    Also the Voice elimination show is done poorly with the credits rolling as we find out who’s been eliminated. It’s really a dumb way to do it as you don’t get to hear any last words from the contestant leaving.

    But Country Voice= Ratings loser

  • Kangarookeeper

    What happened to Monday’s final ratings?

  • Jacob


    I was wondering the same thing

  • Samunto

    But true. The Voice was more fun last fall. It’s become abit boring. And i for one are not a country fan and those country acts aren’t making me like the genre more.

  • TV Viewer

    Brooklyn DA could not have been that great a show, because where I live, the local CBS station preempted it in favor of a baseball game. Obviously the network had no faith in it starting it after the end of the regular season.

    Too bad for Body of Proof’s final episode, however, I really doubt if any cancelled series in 2013 had good viewing numbers for their last episode. CSI:NY, Golden Boy, Rules of Engagement, Vegas, The Touch, The Cleveland Show, Smash (to name just a few) all went out with forgettable ratings.

    Programs such as The Office that ended by choice probably had good numbers for their last episode.

  • KarenM

    The networks are going to have a long summer if these numbers continue. Now that school’s almost out most people will stay outside or by the pool and not watch TV.

  • HalCapone

    Regarding The Voice and its country music direction, I believe at least a few American Idol winners or contestants who had any post Idol success were country music singers. Most winners and credible contestants enter oblivion or at least perform at auto dealer openings and the county fair circuit. Mainstream America loves their twangy country music which is why you will never see a hip hop performer winning one of these cheesy singing competition shows. Adam Lambert, a glam rocker, winning Idol a few seasons back was a real shocker but like most Idol winners, he too is mostly fading into oblivion. The Voice is yet to produce any winner with star power. That fact, coupled with overall cheesy singing competition show fatigue, does not bode well for a long Voice run like American Idol. It will be interesting to see what direction the demographic goes for all these shows as the ratings start their inevitable decline. Will it become more middle aged housewives or tweens–the only demographics who still use Facebook?

  • KarenM

    After AI I’m surprised a show like The Voice does well. I thought people were sick of singing competitions but I guess not. I am though!

    I’m from Texas and can’t stand country music but most of America loves it so that’s why The Voice’s going in that direction.

  • Joseph

    Karen M.:

    With no Summer Olympics, you may be right.

    Outside of live sports specials, broadcast-network viewership; this Summer (especially on Fridays and Saturdays) will be quite low.

    In fact, overall TV viewing will be down from last Summer, again be cause there’s no Olympics.

  • Joseph

    I haven’t seen the cable numbers, but I suspect Game 4 of the NBA playoff series between Miami and Indiana on TNT likely drew more viewers than any broadcast-network program (likely nosing-out “The Voice” for that honor).

    Miami’s LeBron James is a hot commodity, one of the few athletes who draws in casual fans to the TV set all by himself.

    ABC obviously hopes Miami makes the Finals (the Eastern series is tied 2-2 at this writing).

    With Miami, ABC will enjoy very high ratings for the NBA Finals and those games will likely be the most-watched TV programs of the entire Summer.

    Without Miami, ABC may get the lowest-ever ratings for an NBA Finals where every game was broadcast live in prime-time.


    Haven’t commented for awhile, so all I can really say is I don’t have a clue what half these shows even are.

    I guess my age is showing!


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