Tuesday’s primetime television brought more reality, a couple of summer premieres and one series finale. Extreme Weight Loss (1.2/3) kicked off the night on ABC. Back for a third season, the two-hour reality show saw twins desperate to lose the pounds that had plagued them for years. Down 20% from last year’s premiere on June 3, the debut was the series’ lowest yet. Following that, it was the season and series finale of the now-cancelled Body Of Proof (1.2/3). The drama slid 14% from it last original May 14 to tie a series low and fell a whooping 37% from its Season 2 finale on April 10.
NBC began its double shot of The Voice last night with a one-hour special recap (1.7/5) of the final eight performers. Then it was the one-hour live elimination show (3.0/8), which featured a performance from Sheryl Crow with judge Blake Shelton’s team and two contestants from judge Adam Levine’s team sent home. While the highest-rated and most-watched show of the night, Tuesday’s Voice dipped 6% from its May 21 episode to hit a new Tuesday series low. We can expect an adjustment in the final ratings later today. NBC ended its night with an encore of The Office (1.0/3) finale.
CBS won the night in total viewers, with NBC taking No. 1 spot in adults 18-49.
Facing off against the two hours of The Voice, Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance (1.8/5) went to Boston for more auditions. The third week of the show’s 10th season saw Nigel Lythgoe and Mary Murphy joined by Rock Of Ages director and former judge Adam Shankman. It also saw the show tumble 10% from last week but rise 6% rise in viewership to 5 million.
The only new show on CBS last night was the debut of Brooklyn D.A. (1.0/3). The six-part documentary series about the NYC borough’s District Attorney’s office took on the case of a murdered police office among others. There were some harsh ratings realities for the show too: Brooklyn D.A. was down 23% from the premiere last year of docu-series Dogs In The City on May 30. Otherwise, CBS aired encores of NCIS (1.1/4) and NCIS: LA (1.2/3).
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