the-voice-april-16-rtgs.JPGFast National ratings for Tuesday, April 16, 2013

“The Voice” put up its best Tuesday numbers of the season, rising three-tenths of a point over last week’s fast national rating in adults 18-49 and adding about 800,000 viewers. It scored the night’s biggest audience in both measures.

Also Tuesday, the “Dancing With the Stars” results show on ABC, “Hell’s Kitchen” on FOX and “Hart of Dixie” on The CW were all up a little. On the flip side, ABC’s “Splash” and NBC’s “Ready for Love” both dropped, with “Ready for Love” losing a staggering 67 percent of its lead-in in adults 18-49 and more than 70 percent of the total audience. “Body of Proof” and “Golden Boy” were flat.

Despite airing reruns in two of its three hours, CBS still led the night in viewers with 9.8 million and a 6.2 rating/10 share in households. ABC (8.9 million, 5.9/9) came in second. NBC (6.8 million, 4.3/7) finished third, doubling up on fourth-place FOX (3.4 million, 2.1/3). The CW trailed with just under a million viewers and a 0.7/1.

NBC led the 18-49 demographic with a 2.4 rating. CBS took second with a 1.6, and ABC and FOX tied for third at 1.5. The CW drew a 0.4 in the demo.

Tuesday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

NBC: “The Voice” (13.8 million viewers, 8.5/14 households)
CBS: “NCIS: Los Angeles” rerun (9.2 million, 5.8/9)
ABC: “Splash” (5.2 million, 3.4/5)
FOX: “Hell’s Kitchen” (4.6 million, 2.8/5)
The CW: “Hart of Dixie” (1.3 million, 0.9/1)

18-49 leader: “The Voice” (4.5)

9 p.m.

ABC: “Dancing With the Stars” (12.45 million, 8.2/12)
CBS: “NCIS” rerun (12.3 million, 7.6/12)
NBC: “Ready for Love” (3.95 million, 2.6/4)
FOX: “New Girl” rerun (2.4 million, 1.5/2)/”The Mindy Project” rerun (2 million, 1.2/2)
The CW: “America’s Next Top Model” rerun (658,000, 0.5/1)

18-49 leader: “Dancing With the Stars” and “NCIS” tied at 2.1

10 p.m.

ABC: “Body of Proof” (9 million, 6.0/10)
CBS: “Golden Boy” (7.9 million, 5.0/8)
NBC: “Ready for Love” (2.8 million, 1.9/3)

18-49 leader: “Golden Boy” (1.5)

Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company.

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Posted by:Rick Porter