Ratings: First DWTS Results Show Dips Hard But Gives Body of Proof Boost; New Girl at New Low

The first results show of Dancing With the Stars‘ 14th season didn’t exactly get off on the best foot.

Drawing 15.3 million total viewers and a 3.0 demo rating, the elimination hour plunged 21 and 30 percent from last spring’s first ouster.

That said, DWTS did bring Body of Proof back to life. With 10 million total viewers and a 2.1 rating, the bubble show enjoyed gains of 34 and 50 percent now that The River has floated away, hitting a season high in total audience.

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Elsewhere on the night….

8 pm | NCIS topped all Tuesday comers in both total audience (with 18.24 million viewers, down 4 percent) and in the demo (steady at 3.4). The Dancing With the Stars “catch-up” special for short-term memory sufferers drew 10.4 mil and a 1.9 rating (which is just a hair above the Last Man Standing/Cougar Town demo average).

Biggest Loser (5.6 mil/1.9) shed 17 percent. Raising Hope (3.77 mil/1.5) slipped a tenth in the demo. 90210 (1.36 mil/0.7) gained a few eyeballs as the kids, like, acted and stuff.

9 pm | DWTS led the hour in viewers/the 18-49 crowd, followed by NCIS: LA (14.7 mil/2.9), which inched up in the demo. New Girl (4.9 mil/2.5) dipped two tenths to hit a new demo low. Breaking In, however, rose slightly to 2.82 mil/1.4. Ringer (1.1 mil/0.5) held steady in the demo but lost a a few more viewers.

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10 pm | Unforgettable (10.4 mil/2.0) dipped a smidgen but led the hour in viewers, while Body of Proof eked out the demo win. NBC’s Fashion Star (4 mil/1.5) dropped another 16 percent.