On another of those strangely soft primetime nights — overall TV usage was down some 9 percent in the 8 o’clock hour — several shows hit all-time lows in the demo on Wednesday.
Among them: Glee returned from hiatus to 6.7 million total viewers and a 2.7 rating, down 10 percent from its winter finale; NCIS: Los Angeles (12.8 mil/2.3) dropped 13 and 23 percent; Dancing With the Stars (13 mil/2.3) fell 17 percent; and CBS’ Unforgettable (9.5 mil/1.8) slipped double digits to get bested by fellow bubble show Body of Proof‘s season finale (10.2 mil/1.9).
8 pm | NCIS (17.3 mil/3.1) slipped 7 and 11 percent, hitting a season-low demo, but still was Tuesday’s most-watched program. The Biggest Loser (6.7 mil/2.2) packed on 4 and 10 percent. Last Man Standing (6.7 mil/1.7) was down two tenths in the demo, while Cougar Town (5 mil/1.5) saw a 13 percent gain in audience.
9 pm | The Voice (8.9 mil/3.5) led the night in the demos, gaining 9 percent week-to-week. New Girl (5.3 mil/2.7), now back to a strong(er) lead-in, was up 15 and 17 percent, priming Raising Hope (4 mil/1.9) for a 19 percent jump. Ringer (1.22 mil/0.5) reaped a rare uptick, gaining 16 percent and a tenth.
10 pm | Body of Proof, as noted, led the hour yet was down a tick from its penultimate hour. (Mmmm, missing brains!) Placing third, Fashion Star (4.65 mil/1.8) nonetheless saw gains of 13 and 20 percent.
What were you tuned into this Tuesday night?