Ratings: The Voice Hits Tuesday High, But Ready for Love Drops; Dixie Is Up But Down

Ratings The Voice Hart of DixieNight 2 of The Voice‘s Battle Rounds drew 14.2 million total viewers and a 4.6 demo rating this Tuesday night, per Nielsen finals, dominating its time slot and more than doubling the demo of any other Tuesday program.

The singing competition also hit a new Tuesday high for this cycle.

Leading out of that mighty performance, however, Ready for Love held onto a paltry 3.2 mil/1.2, down 8 percent from its week-ago premiere. That’s retention of not even 30 percent, folks. (And I thought my dates went bad.)

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Elsewhere on the night….

* ABC’s Splash (5.2 mil/1.1) ticked down a tenth, the Dancing With the Stars results show (12.5 mil/2.1) rose some and led its hour in total audience, and Body of Proof (9 mil/1.4) was flat but outdrew Golden Boy.

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* Leading out of NCISverse repeats, Golden Boy (8 mil/1.5) was flat but eked out a demo win in the 10 o’clock hour.

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* Fox’s Hell’s Kitchen 4.6 mil/2.1 was up 11 percent, per finals, to tie its season high.

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* The CW bubble show Hart of Dixie (1.32 mil/0.5) rose 10 percent in total audience yet ticked down a tenth in the demo.

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  1. Sam says:

    Give the slot to Hannibal! Maybe not now, let it establish itself on Thursdays, but if it begins to drop, give it the slot. It must be renewed.

    • Daniela says:

      I agree. HANNIBAL deserves the chance. It’s a great show and it would certainly do better than READY FOR LOVE. Cancel it & give HANNIBAL a fair chance, NBC!!!

  2. Mika says:

    I for one am happy to see NBC’s new reality shows failing. Maybe it will inspire them to start developing better programming and move away from these insipid reality shows. I wish the broadcast networks and take a cue from cable. People will watch quality made shows, but they are no longer looking to the traditional networks for these shows.

  3. ST says:

    Jeez, for that they bumped Smash to Saturdays? They should have at least given it a real shot with a Voice lead in. Biggest NBC mistake, starting Smash earlier in the season than the Voice. Should have just paired them together from the beginning.

  4. Martin says:

    NBC shows have absolutely terrible retention out of The Voice.

    Maybe they should put a procedural on after it in the fall, it works for ABC, to a degree. Maybe SVU or one of the Chicago series or if they have another cop show in the works, they always seem to do the best out of reality shows like the voice.

  5. Lynda says:

    Put Smash back on at 10!!!!

  6. ace says:

    Shoulda kept Smash there. With The Voice lead in it would have done better than RFL. Plus it has a way higher DVR percentage.

  7. Boiler says:

    Hope Hart of Dixie not a bubble show!! Nice to see the reality crap that NBC replaced Smash with bomb!!

    • Brandy says:

      According to Deadline in Jan and 3 weeks ago,Parade,Broadcast tv Buzz,Tvline,HoD is safe.I agree with on both things you said.

  8. greysfan says:

    NBC wasted an opportunity here to place Hannibal after The Voice and instead gave us this Ready to Love crap instead. Serves them right. Just because one show rates its socks off doesn’t mean the show following will. Even Smash would have been a better option. They could/should have held it off and instead look where that show has ended up.

  9. cjeffery7 says:

    Any indications about the Deadliest Catch premiere yet? I didn’t know it was premiering tonight but I happened to flipping channels cause there was nothing else worth watching. I was VERY happily surprised.

    • Matt Webb Mitovich says:

      No, and barring historic gob-smacking numbers, I can’t imagine I’ll find time/the wherewithall to report.

    • iMember says:

      It got a 1.6 in the Adults 18-49 Demo with 3.47 million viewers.

      Also, for anyone who watches Awkward. the premiere got a 0.9 with 2.13 million viewers. So really great news all around!

  10. Ettie says:


  11. The Beach says:

    RFL is a truly awful show and NBC deserves what it gets for putting that drivel on tv. I watched 30 minutes of the first show and had to turn it off. It’s so bad it almost makes The Bachelor/Bachelorette seem Emmy-worthy.

  12. Jared says:

    My question is where the hell are 10 million going at 10pm on NBC? its not like theres any significant cable shows on at the moment like Covert Affairs/WhiteCollar/Justified…?

  13. Pia says:

    I’m loving the Wade/Lemon dynamic on Hart of Dixie. The story line is a growth opportunity for both characters so I hope they keep it a business-only relationship.

  14. Leondre says:

    The Voice-4.6
    Hell’s Kitchen-2.1
    Ready for Love-1.2

  15. SB says:

    This is Eva Longoria’s what, 3rd attempt at a failed reality show? What does she know about dating? Her basketball ex-husband cheated on her so many times that she had to get an STD test – while… wait for it.. married!

    Eva: just call Hugh Hefner. Stop working so hard and delaying the inevitable.

  16. KC says:

    What NBC should program on Tuesdays: 8pm- The Voice; 9pm: Smash; 10pm: Hannibal