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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33 Comments · Read them below or add one

  1. says

    I thoroughly enjoy Body of Proof. However, I too don’t think that Mark Valley’s character adds anything of value to the show. Delaney’s relationship with her TV mother and the questions about her father add nothing to the show. Let’s see more involvement of the lab assistance. They are interesting and funny.

    The show’s writers need to get busy!

  2. LJ says

    I love the show, but ratings haven’t really improved that much. I hope ABC can renew this show because I like the characters and I think the stories are well scripted. Ratings mean everything and I’m surprised Body of Proof doesn’t do better in the ratings. I’m just hoping for another season.

    • Kayla says

      I hope they renew for another season also. The shows really good and im surprised that the show doesn’t have better ratings, but everybody doesn’t get to watch every episode or everything like they and I think that should be taken into account. The ratings have picked up in the recent episodes so hopefully that continues and another season is picked up!!!

  3. Madonna says

    I’m so pleased to see the ratings finally pick up for ep’s 5 and 6, it’s a really good show and I’m sure it’ll be great with Mark Valley adding a great depth! Hope things continue to do well so we can enjoy another season at least!!!!

  4. Duane says

    I like this show and agree with a few reviewers here too. More lab assts. and less bitchiness from Dana’s character. This season I wish someone would smack her upside her head and say GET OVER IT, on the death of her investigator.

  5. LENA STEPHAN says

    i love this show the lab techs are really funnyI HOPE THEY BRING BACK THAT ACTOR THAT WAS ON TUES SHOW WITH T
    HE SEXY ACCENT WHAT IS HIS NAME

  6. Chris Smith says

    Loved the show until you brought in Mark Valley. There’s absolutely no chemistry between these two. You watt see chemistry, watch Castle. That’s chemistry! And, you’re not going to get that with Mark Valley!!!

    Replace him with someone who can bring out her softer side!

  7. barbara novak says

    We love Body of Proof. However last night’s episode–March 19, 20013–was conf using. The original murders were not solved nor was the comment about Delaney’s father’s “suicide. What happened with the plot. We agree that Jeri Ryan ould leave the show, she’s unappropriate for the character. And, hopefully Delaye’s mother is being written out, another character not needed. We would like to see more of the “lab doctors”, their characters are funny and interesting.

    • Uncle Gibby says

      I love this show. As far as Jeri Ryan leaving the show, that’s plain ridiculous. Did you see the ratings soar when she had expanded screen time ( that was advertised heavily!!! ).
      Jeri is a major asset. She has proven it time and again over the past 16 years. Other than that, I do believe the writers are a tad inconsistent. Hopefully, they will step up their
      game.

      • pablo escabar says

        I quite agree. Jeri brings wonderful assets to the show and is why are began watching the show regularly…well, that and Golden Boy is atrocious.

  8. Walter says

    My wife and I really like the show .Please keep it .like many viewers we tape most of the shows to watch later. Like hockey when hockey is on or another show we might like. I often wonder if when they do the viewer ratings are the PVR watchers included? There seems there are too many good shows cancelled while they keep these stupid reality shows on air.

  9. roy burton says

    I Love Body Of Proof, It’s One Of My Favorite Shows, The Second Favorite Show Is Rizzoli & Isles Those Are Two Of My Favorite Shows, & I Personally Think That Doctor Isles & Doctor Hunt Should Team Up & Solve A Case Together. Anyway My Message Is Not Only To ABC But To TNT Aswell Keep Your Primetime Shows On The Air They’re Great!. Thank You & God Bless You Roy Burton

  10. Janet says

    I also love this show and hope it continues. I am just now watching it from the beginning. I never knew it was on. Saw the previews from another TV season DVD and looked it up only to find the only way for me to see it was to download from itunes. So far, I have enjoyed season one and looking forward to starting season 2. Was able to start watching on TV with the 3rd season opening. Very good, but also disappointed to see Peter not in it. I liked him. Are people not aware of this show?

  11. says

    I have always liked this series & I think the new season started out strongly, though I was fond of the investigator Peter that was let go. I love the forensic “odd couple” of Curtis & Ethan. To me the character that is least necessary is that of Jeri Ryan. Megan always acts like she is in charge so she might as well be. I would like to see Megan be a bit less smug & make a few mistakes now & then.

  12. Sue Grosdidier says

    I didn’t get to watch it since the Kansas City area was pre empedocles by a major gas explosion on the Plaza Shopping Center, K C MO.

    Wish I could see it somewhere.

  13. Diana Huebner says

    I love this show. Please continue with it. You have cancelled the others that I loved but this one keeps you guessing and coming back for more. I votte for many more seasons.

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