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Ratings News - 4th April 2012 *Full Tables Added*

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Metered Market Tuesday Ratings
ABC Leads; The Voice Improves the 9 p.m. Hour on NBC

Tuesday 4/03/12
Metered Market Results

ABC 8.8/14
CBS 6.1/10
NBC 4.3/ 7
Fox 2.6/ 4
CW 0.7/ 1

-Percent Change from Year-Ago Evening – Tuesday 4/05/11
CW: +40, ABC: +13, Fox: + 4, NBC: - 4, CBS: -35


Dancing With the Stars (ABC), NCIS R (CBS), The Voice (NBC)

-Honorable Mention:
Body of Proof (ABC)

-Losers (excluding repeats):
Raising Hope (Fox), Breaking In (Fox), Ringer (CW), Fashion Star (NBC)


-Ratings Breakdown:
Dancing With the Stars led ABC to Tuesday overnight victory, with the live Results Show at a dominant 11.4 rating/18 share at 9 p.m. Comparably, that was right on par with the 11.6/18 one year earlier, and it was the highest rated show of the evening. Dancing With the Stars led into solder skewing crime solver Body of Proof, which won the 10 p.m. hour with a 7.6/13 (opposite a repeat of Unforgettable on CBS). Retention for Body of Proof out of the 9:30 p.m. portion of Dancing With the Stars (11.5/18) was 66 percent. While nothing is a guarantee, chances are ABC will renew Body of Proof for a third season.

Earlier in the evening on ABC was an abridged version of last week’s installment of Dancing With the Stars at a second-place 7.3/12 in the overnights at 8 p.m. (which was just two-tenths of a rating point behind an encore telecast of NCIS on CBS – 7.5/12).

In an all repeat night, the aforementioned encore of NCIS on the Eye net led into NCIS: Los Angeles (#2: 5.9/ 9) and on-the-fence Unforgettable (#2: 4.9/ from 9-11 p.m.

In time period premiere news, a Tuesday 9 p.m. one-hour edition of The Voice on NBC finished third with a 5.7/ 9 in the overnights. Comparably, that outdelivered the second half of The Biggest Loser on the year-ago evening (5.3/ 8 on 4/05/11) by eight percent, with growth out of the 8:30 p.m. portion of The Biggest Loser (4.4/ 7) of 30 percent. One week earlier, the 9-10 p.m. portion of The Biggest Loser averaged a 3.9/ 6 on March 27. Although competing Dancing With the Stars doubled the overnight rating of The Voice, results among adults 18-49 (and other young demos) will certainly be more competitive.

The Voice led into recent entry Fashion Star, which was no star at a last-place 3.1/ 5 at 10 p.m. One year earlier, Parenthood averaged a 3.4/ 6 on 4/05/11. Earlier in the evening on NBC was a one-hour edition of tired The Biggest Loser at a third-place 4.2/ 7 at 8 p.m.

Elsewhere, the final week of Fox’s live action two-hour Tuesday sitcom block did not impress. Sophomore Raising Hope at 8 p.m. opened with a fourth-place 2.8/ 5 at 8 p.m., which was seven percent below the first-half of an encore telecast of Glee on 4/03/11 (3.0/ 5). Next was a repeat of Raising Hope (in place of I Hate My Teenage Daughter) at a fourth-place 2.2/ 3 at 8:30 p.m. New Girl at 9 p.m. perked up to a 3.6/ 6 at 9 p.m. (#4), which will put Fox in a more competitive time period finish among adults 18-49. But surprise returnee Breaking In dipped to a mere 1.9/ 3 (#4) at 9:30 p.m.

On The CW, a repeat of 90210 (#5: 0.5/ 1) led into a 0.9/ 1 (#5) for on-the-fence Ringer at 9 p.m. While Ringer did build by 80 percent in the overnights out of the encore telecast of 90210, a 0.9 is still…well…a 0.9.

Source: Nielsen Media Research data

Source: Marc Berman@TVMediaInsights