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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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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  • Kangarookeeper

    Adam Lambert finished second on AI.

  • CBSviewer

    @ TV viewer

    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.

    Every CBS shows you listed (except Rules of Engagement) were not promoted as Series Finale. For example CSI: NY final episode was promoted as an “anticipated Season Finale”. That’s maybe why viewership wasn’t very high.

  • Jon

    First off I am by now means a Voice fan. I’ve watched it once in awhile. Seems to me it is the only show right now that can maintain relatively descent ratings given the fact it is almost June, we are coming off a labor day weekend, yet it is still getting 10-12 million viewers at about a 3.0. Nothing else all summer long will even come close to that, except maybe AMGT. Comparing it to x-factor ratings from last fall seem pointless. X-factor would kill to have a 3.0 into June of a tv season. Ok we get it your a hater of the show, but quit slinging garbage around here, it just makes you look stupid

  • Jon

    Excuse me not labor day but memorial day.

  • Jazz

    Sorry, this isn’t directly related but does anyone know where I can find the ratings for The Haves and Have Nots. It was on OWN last night.

  • Jon

    The voice honestly should start a month or so earlier so it is done by now. Get rid of the battle rounds, they get so boring. Get to the actual live show faster, and extend the actual live part of the show. If it was up to me I would have auditions, then figure out your best in house off camera and go right to the live shows where people can vote.

  • HalCapone

    Were Monday final ratings ever published or is it still Memorial Day delay?

  • Kangarookeeper

    I am guessing that we will be getting finals for Monday and Tuesday later today.

  • Kangarookeeper

    To be fair SYTYCD did go up against The Voice in the 9 pm hour.

  • John S

    Good riddance Body of Proof. Watching this show you’d never believe that 3/4 of the murders in Philly are committed by blacks. Just another crime procedural with a highly diverse crime fighting team and a lily white series of killers.

  • TV Viewer

    @CBS Viewer

    I think almost everyone (especially those who liked to watched the programs), knew that Golden Boy, Rules of Engagement, and Vegas were cancelled when their last episode aired. Especially when they were not renewed with all the other CBS programs in March.

    As far as CSI: NY is concerned; they had their season/series finale on Feb. 22 (not in May along with most of the other shows). CSI: Miami was cancelled in 2012. It was very obvious their chances for renewal were not good and their season finale had a very strong possibility of also being a series finale.

    If CBS had promoted their last episodes as a series finale, people might have thought; ‘the show has been cancelled what difference does it really make if they watch the last episode or not’? NBC, ABC, and Fox tried for some of their shows and where did it get them in the ratings.

    I doubt if anyone was really surprised when these shows were cancelled, execpt for those few individuals who really had hopes some internet poll would save their favorite show at the last minute. Or those who thought it might be picked up by another network. Or maybe the network would cancel and uncancel the show, such as Unforgettable in 2012.

  • fakeem

    1st: Adam Lambert, a glam rocker, did NOT win, though lots thought he should have.

    2nd: Clay came in second during his season. My personal belief is that AI wanted a hetero to win, and rigged the finals for both seasons.

  • Rich

    Of the three singers who’ve won The Voice,Only last year’s winner,Cassadie(sp?)Pope,could be considered country.

    Javier Colon(Team Adam,season two)was an R&B singer and Dia Frampton(Team Blake,season one)a folk singer. She toured with Blake after her win.

    Slightly OT:Despite thier appearances/wins,Dia & Javier were dropped by Universal/Republic. Dia’s back recording with her sister,Meg. Who knows what’s happened to Javier.

  • EveWren

    So you think you can sing?, X Idol, The sing off, Star of the Voice. None of these shows has produced a music star, in the real sense of the word. Kelly and Carrie from AI are execptions. The rest produce a hit single that’s the theme for the X-Games or something and then fade away. It’s time to do awat with these shows. They don’t work.

  • Hey D

    Body of Proof ended on a perfect note. The rating and viewers in millions isn’t so bad if you consider what it was up against. Body of Proof was top of the 10 o’clock hour.

    I will miss Body of Proof, I mean Boppity POOF! RIP.


    These ratings for the Voice are solid. This is very much in line with its normal ratings. The show always falls a bit during live shows which proves to me while the blinds and battles do well they need to tweak the later rounds to keep up a bit more viewership. Last seasons Voice had same issues but its finale had 14 million viewers highest finale ever. For NBC this is a great success. Next spring they are having Voice a month earlier cause of Olympics so it will run until May. I think what NBC thought is give it a three month rest which was a good rest for the show but NBC crashed viewers without the Voice.


    People complaining about IDOLS ratings when The Voice is getting just as low. And this is with NO COMPETITION. The show should be called The Voice: Country Version. 4/6 of contestants are country. Kinda annoying.


    @Eve. Fantaisa, Chris Daughtry, Adam Lambert, Jordin Sparks, Jennifer Hudson, Scotty McCreery, Kellie Pickler, Katharine Mcphee, and the person who had one of the best selling songs last year (Phillip Phillips) would beg to differ…

  • CBSviewer

    @ TV viewer

    If CBS had promoted their last episodes as a series finale, people might have thought; ‘the show has been cancelled what difference does it really make if they watch the last episode or not’? NBC, ABC, and Fox tried for some of their shows and where did it get them in the ratings.

    I think Series Finale can bring back some old viewers. Look at E.R., Friends, House or The Office. Their ratings went up for their final episode because they were promoted as Series Finale. People might think: ‘This is the last episode EVER. Let’s watch the Show for the last time’.

  • Fred


    Agreed that Idol is the best show for making stars. One of the reasons I think it is still relevant despite the ratings drop.
    I mentioned this before, but I find the X FACTOR and IDOL more entertaining than THE VOICE. To me , THE VOICE is only fun during the blind auditions.
    Lately its been a bore fest. Can’t say that about the X FACTOR/IDOL. They may be wildly overproduced, but rarely boring.

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