Primetime Ratings: 'Splash' Has Solid PremiereNBC's lineup hits series lows 3/20/2013 11:37:56 AM Eastern
ABC's diving competition series Splash premiered to a
2.6 rating with adults 18-49, according to Nielsen overnight numbers. That was
well above what the time slot had been averaging with Celebrity Wife Swap
and The Taste, which
both aired there recently. A special Dancing With the Stars: Exclusive First
Look drew a 2.1 at 9 p.m. and Body of Proof rose 25% to a 1.5. ABC
tied Fox for second in the demo with a 2.0/6.
CBS won the night with a 2.6/7. NCIS returned from a
week off down 9% to a 3.1 and NCIS: Los Angeles remained even with its
last original at 2.8. Golden Boy rose two tenths to a 1.7.
Fox's Hell's Kitchen was down a tenth from last week
to a 2.1, New Girl declined 4% from its last episode in February to a
2.2 and The Mindy Project was even with another 1.7.
On NBC, Betty White's Off Their Rockers notched
a 1.0, down 23% from its last original 8 p.m. episode. A second episode at 8:30
garnered a 1.1, up 22% from last week. Go On fell 9% to a series-low 1.0
while The New Normal also dropped 22% to a series-low 0.7. Smash,
which will move to Saturdays, fell 11% to a tie its own series-low 0.8. NBC
finished in fourth with a 0.9/3.
The CW rounded out the evening with a 0.3/1. The special iHeartRadio Album
Release Party With Justin Timberlake drew a 0.4 rating.