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Body of Proof: Season Three Ratings

Body of Proof season three ratingsAfter two seasons of mediocre ratings, ABC is shaking up Body of Proof by dropping some characters and adding others. Will their gamble pay off and bring in better numbers or will the show be cancelled instead? Stay tuned!

The third season of Body of Proof typically airs Tuesday nights on ABC. This season, the castmates are Dana Delany, Jeri Ryan, Geoffrey Arend, Windell D. Middlebrooks, Mary Mouser, Elyes Gabel, and Mark Valley.

Here are the TV show’s ratings for the 2012-13 season, the best way to tell if Body of Proof is going to be cancelled or renewed for a fourth season. These figures will be updated as the weeks progress so be sure to bookmark and return to this page:

Final season averages: 1.4 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 8.03 million total viewers.

Episode 03-13: Tuesday, 05/28/13
1.2 in the demo (-14% change) with 7.45 million (-13% change).
Season averages: 1.37 in the demo with 8.03 million.

Episode 03-12: Tuesday, 05/14/13
1.4 in the demo (0% change) with 8.60 million (+4% change).
Season averages: 1.38 in the demo with 8.08 million.

UPDATE: ABC has cancelled this series and won’t be bringing it back for 2013-14.

Episode 03-11: Tuesday, 05/07/13
1.4 in the demo (-13% change) with 8.24 million (-12% change).
Season averages: 1.38 in the demo with 8.04 million.

Episode 03-10: Tuesday, 04/23/13
1.6 in the demo (+14% change) with 9.35 million (+5% change).
Season averages: 1.38 in the demo with 8.02 million.

Episode 03-09: Tuesday, 04/16/13
1.4 in the demo (0% change) with 8.94 million (0% change).
Season averages: 1.36 in the demo with 7.87 million.

Episode 03-08: Tuesday, 04/09/13
1.4 in the demo (0% change) with 8.98 million (+5% change).
Season averages: 1.35 in the demo with 7.73 million.

Episode 03-07: Tuesday, 04/02/13
1.4 in the demo (-13% change) with 8.56 million (-11% change).
Season averages: 1.34 in the demo with 7.55 million.

Episode 03-06: Tuesday, 03/26/13
1.6 in the demo (+7% change) with 9.59 million (+14% change).
Season averages: 1.33 in the demo with 7.39 million.

Episode 03-05: Tuesday, 03/19/13
1.5 in the demo (+25% change) with 8.42 million (+28% change).
Season averages: 1.28 in the demo with 6.95 million.

Episode 03-04: Tuesday, 03/12/13
1.2 in the demo (-8% change) with 6.60 million (0% change).
Season averages: 1.23 in the demo with 6.58 million.

Episode 03-03: Tuesday, 03/05/13
1.3 in the demo (+8% change) with 6.59 million (+4% change).
Season averages: 1.23 in the demo with 6.57 million.

Episode 03-02: Tuesday, 02/26/13
1.2 in the demo (0% change) with 6.37 million (-6% change).
Season averages: 1.20 in the demo with 6.56 million.

Episode 03-01: Tuesday, 02/19/13
1.2 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 6.75 million total viewers.
Season averages: 1.20 in the demo with 6.75 million.

Season-to-season, the debut of Body of Proof was down by 45% in the demo (vs a 2.2 rating) and down by 28% in viewership (vs 9.41 million).

Reference point: The 2011-12 season averaged a 1.7 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 8.60 million viewers.

Note: These ratings are collected by the Nielsen company and are the final national numbers. These are different from the fast affiliate numbers which are just estimates of the actual ratings and are reported on by most other outlets. The final nationals are typically released within 24 hours of the programming or, in the case of weekends and holidays, a couple days later.

What do you think? Do you still like the Body of Proof TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for a fourth season?

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Pat October 15, 2013 at 6:19 pm

I absolutely cannot believe Body of Proof has been cancelled. One of our favorite shows. I agree with other comments that Reality Shows SUCK. The best shows always are cut, probably because they are too descent. I really don’t care to see people hopping in and out of bed in every other scene. Guess I will take up knitting and forget the TV.


Jan June 30, 2013 at 1:51 am

LOVE THIS SHOW!!!!!!!! Why cancel all the good ones? REALITY SHOW SUCK!!! BRING IT BACK!!!!!


Dave June 5, 2013 at 10:09 pm

It is unfortunate that ABC management does not have the fortitude to continue with a quality series such as Body of Proof even though ratings are not high enough. In the past quality shows were moved to different time slots to determine if the competition or daily demographics were factors. Now it appears the network gurus simply cut and chase. As ABC’s shortsightedness becomes more apparent one could close their eyes and easily mistake the management of ABC for NBC (remember Harry’s Law). Too bad.


fiona June 5, 2013 at 9:48 am

Why do all the truly good shows get cancelled? This is a clever, sassy, interesting show with skilled acting. And to replace it with trash like the Mistresses. Sad commentary on what the population wants.


Christiana Lyons June 4, 2013 at 11:24 pm

I love Body of Proof and was devastated when I heard it was cancelled. I am 18 and really only watch crime dramas and this was my favorite one. I had a little bit of a different style of show, but that’s why I liked it so much. The characters and the stories were awesome. I loved everything about this show. I am NOT ready to see it go yet!


PR June 4, 2013 at 8:23 pm

Keep the show on the air! Great show and great cast!!!


Peter cheveres June 4, 2013 at 7:26 am

Another great show being canceled! Love this show! Please reconsider, put it on Wednesday night, there is nothing on on that night!


Ron Thompson May 23, 2013 at 2:05 pm

Sad to see a quality show with strong female characters go! ABC should really consider moving BoP to ABCFam, where BoP ratings would be more than enough to renew.


Ann May 15, 2013 at 10:33 pm

I love Body of Proof, Dana Delany is a very good actress..Why can’t the program return in mid season? ABC please don’t cancel Body of proof..


Cristie May 12, 2013 at 1:25 am

Love Delany!! Love her tough character.Sad ABC wants to cancel. Need tough woman characters!!


Jamie May 11, 2013 at 3:28 am

Sad that BoP is being canceled. If it belonged to a different studio it might have been a diff story, rizzoli and isles survives with similar viewing figures. For those who prefer better acted, quality shows rather than the zero acting embarrassment inducing lows of reality TV, the choices are seriously depleted.


toni vecchio May 5, 2013 at 11:30 am

i love body of proof don’t cancel it


Kristen May 1, 2013 at 10:22 pm

I love Body of Proof. Hope there will be a fourth season.


Cris April 27, 2013 at 10:48 am

Europa love this show too – is translated to many languages. Dana Delany is very pretty woman, we want to look at her still. Greetings from Spain.


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