After a strong start last week, ABC’s Dancing with the Stars result show (3.1/8 in adults 18-49, 15.6 million viewers) and new drama Body of Proof (2.4/6, 11.1 million) were both down by double digits in adults 18-49: by 28% (Dancing) and 23% (Body of Proof). A factor in the decline was ABC’s 8 PM anchor. Last night, the network aired the season (and probably series) finale of No Ordinary Family (1.5/4). That was flat with the series’ most recent original two weeks ago but down a whopping 44% from the Dancing recap show ABC aired in the hour last week. And, even with the declines, Dancing and Body of Proof still won their time slots in 18-49, with Body of Proof also finishing No. 1 in total viewers at 10 PM.
CBS’ NCIS (3.6/11, 18.8 million) somewhat inexplicably fell 8% from last week in the demo for a season low despite weakened competition at 8 PM. But, despite the fact that its lead-in NCIS: LA (2.7/7, 12.6 million) was a repeat this week vs. an original last week, The Good Wife (2.0/5, 10.6 million) was up a tenth (5%) from last week when it faced the premiere of the 10 PM slot’s new ratings leader, Body of Proof. With No Ordinary Family dragging down ABC’s average, CBS topped the night in 18-49 (2.7/8) and total viewers (14 million). NBC was status quo, with both The Biggest Loser: Couples (2.7/8) and Parenthood (1.9/5) flat versus last week. Fox and the CW aired reruns.
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