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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  • Kate

    ‘NCIS’ usually gets around 9 to 11 Million viewers for repeats in the summer months. A lot of people, did not care for ‘You Killed My Father Prepare To Die Part3′ storyline, this has been done before on this show, daddy has been killed, Jenny, Drug Cartel Siblings, and now Ziva her father and of course Vance’s wife.

    How many times can the series show runner keep repeating the same thing over and over again and expect to keep viewers up? And unlike the last 2 versions of this storyline, Gibbs, his team, Abby, Ducky, Palmer, and Vance have all turned into a bunch of criminals to cover up Ziva killing her father’s killer, which by the way would never have happened if Wonder Barbie Action Figure, would have told Gibbs and Tony in ‘Shabott Shalom’ taht she recognized her father’s picture, in the photo that the murdered photographer took. Eli killed the photographer. Hence had she told Gibbs and Tony that it was her dad in the picture, Eli would never had been at the Vance’s house, and Jackie Vance may still be alive, and possibly Eli as well. This was a poorly written storyline to counteract with Cote de Pablo’s contract expiring at the end of Season 10. We all know that Fornell will be alive and well and by episode 3 all will be well with Poppa Bear and his brood of kids. The only problem ‘NCIS’ has next September is it has real competition up against it on ABC, ‘The SHIELD’. Let’s see if 20 million viewers flock out to see repetive story telling by the writers of ‘NCIS’ when there is a real show up against it.

  • Kangarookeeper

    X Factor will be in the low 2’s and high 1’s next season.

  • Chrissy

    Loved Body of Proof last nite! :) so sad it’s ended!

  • tahina

    Body of Proof gave us last night another good reason why the show was cancelled..one of the worst series finale ever. Ugh..

  • gregg

    I’m not a Voice or X-factor fan, but those ratings for The Voice are somewhat alarming. With no competition, they should be much higher. Something must have changed, during the last 5 weeks cause their Eating continue to drop. At this rate, the finale will be 2.8 demo. I, myself dislike most singing reality shows. I just didn’t like the concept. I give it a couple of years, and then it will just become another low-rated show on nbc.

  • Tina

    @R0ckmypants. Sorry, I’m not clueless. The ratings are down because the few folks in the country that still tune in are country fans!

    Yes, the blinds and battles are the peak viewing time for the Voice. But this season seems to be dipping more with hardly any competition. I wouldn’t be surprised if the season finale is a record low.

    NBC is clueless because they have yet to realize they need to go back to it’s original format with one artist from each coach in the final.

  • Tina

    Javier and Dia were both in season 1… Javier won and Dia was runner-up. Javier was not an R&B artist, he’s more Pop.

    Season 2 was R&B singer Jermaine

    Season 3 winner was Cassadee

  • The End


    You’l find that the series finale of Body of Proof was not filmed as a series finale but was actually mearly a Season finale prior to being canceled.

  • Iggy

    I watched Touch and Real Time.

  • CBSviewer

    @ Kate

    NCIS will destroy S.H.I.E.L.D. Mybe not in the first 2-3 weeks but after that the king will take his throne back.

  • Ultima

    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).

    Ouch, another swing and a miss. It only drew 8.1 million viewers, well below The Voice and even less than a repeat of NCIS.

  • The End


    There’s more than enough room for both shows in fairness. As individual viewers aren’t tracked by Nielsen, I’m sure there will be a fair amount of Nielsen households watching both shows even.

  • Justin121

    Brooklyn DOA :D

  • Justin121

    NBC Millionaire’d The Voice. (or Britta’d it, whichever you prefer)

  • Colin

    I’m confused on the half-hour ratings you gave @SaraBiel you gave a 6.0/11 then a 1.1/4 for NCIS. I don’t get the 6.0 one

  • TV Viewer

    @CBS Viewer

    CSI:NY, Golden Boy, Rules of Engagement and Vegas were cancelled by CBS because of low 18 – 49 demo (although the total viewers for Vegas and CSI: NY had decent total viewers). Body of Proof was cancelled by ABC because of low numbers for the 18 – 49 demo, (while the total viewers number were also good).

    I really doubt if programs cancelled because of low numbers in the 18 – 49 demo, would get really great numbers for the series finale, even if CBS and/or ABC spent a lot of money trying to get people to watch the last episode. The viewers weren’t there before they were cancelled. They are not going to show up for the last episode, even if the network had a lot of advertisement trying to get viewers to watch.

    Some people who did not watch a show when it was in regular season, might show up and watch the last episode of a series, but, probably not that many.

    I will admit that CBS, (and probably the other networks as well), are probably happy that the last episodes of cancelled series did not do that well in the ratings. Otherwise, the fans of those shows might try and argue that the networks were wrong in cancelling the programs and try and get them to change their minds.

  • TV Viewer

    Vegas, CSI: NY, and Body of Proof had low 18 – 49 demo numbers and good total viewers. CBS and ABC want programs with good 18 – 49 demo numbers.

  • Billy

    @tv viewer

    CBS have much higher expectations for their network. Ever year, the bottom 3 shows get canceled. This year, it was Vegas, Golden Boy and CSI: New York. Golden Boy was getting such a strong lead in but was losing it. It was bottom of it’s time-slot despite a 14 million lead in and a 2.6 rating lead in from NCIS LA. Before either shows were canceled, All 3 were getting around a 1.2 rating, and 8 million which on CBS is unexceptable. However, on ABC, still seems to renew shows with a 1.7 rating average and 5.5 million viewers (nashville). Body of Proof had a rating average of 1.5 and 9 million viewers. This is why CBS is always the top network and why ABC is fourth place because they cancel the shows with the most potential and the most viewers and keep the shows that have lost viewers.

  • vcoolwater

    Body of Proof always depends on Dancing with the Stars for a rating bump. That why it did so well it first season. Without Dancing it collapsed in the second.

    Without Dancing with Stars, Body of Proof premire to very low ratings this season. The show can’t get good ratings without Dancing with The Stars.

    Since ABC will always keep Dancing with the Stars with Castle and not Body of Proof. ABC made the right decision and cancelled it.

  • Erik

    Why did you compare Brooklyn DA to Dogs in the City when Dogs didn’t air at 10pm last year.

    Or am I wrong in that?

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