Ratings: NBC’s ‘The Voice’ slides, but helps ‘Go On’; ‘Body of Proof’ a sleeper hit

The VoiceWell, NBC may have just learned a valuable lesson when it comes to the state of their programming: they should have just left “Go On” off of the air until “The Voice” came back with new episodes. The Matthew Perry comedy was winking link a stone the entire time that it was off the air earlier this year, but the moment that it returned to TV Tuesday, we suddenly have the best ratings for the show since the fall.

Even though “The Voice” dropped to a 3.9 rating in the 18-49 demographic, “Go On” posted a 2.1, which is its best performance since the 2.4 it previously scored after the show. Meanwhile, “The New Normal” also nearly doubled its rating to a 1.4, and even “Smash” increased its rating to a 1.0.

Ultimately, you have to think that “The New Normal” and “Smash” are still very much done, but this may be just enough for NBC to greenlight a “Go On” season 2, especially since they really have nothing else to work from when it comes to comedy. (Then again, you have to wonder who well “Community” or “Parks and Recreation” could have done in this timeslot.)

On a different note, is anyone paying attention to what “Body of Proof” is doing? At one point, we wrote this crime series off as just a filler show that should have never been renewed; however, it won the 10:00 p.m. timeslot with a 1.7 rating, scored nearly 10 million viewers following the “Dancing with the Stars” results show (2.3), and is improving every week. Its number are now about even with “Nashville” and are not that far below “Revenge,” and this is something ABC could bring back as a utility player.

Sadly, we don’t know about “Splash,” as that show lots a full point and dropped from a 2.6 to a 1.6 in its second week on the air.

What did you watch on TV Tuesday night? Be sure to share some of your thoughts below, and you can also read a full review of “The Voice” Tuesday night over at the link here.

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