Body of Proof lost more than 20 percent of its premiere audience in its second week; 11.07 million watched the third episode Tuesday. (Sunday's special episode attracted 8.44 million post-Desperate Housewives viewers.)
Freshly minted Peabody winner The Good Wife lured 10.57 million on CBS. The margin between the two shows shrank considerably from a week ago, when it was 13.85 million viewers vs. 9.99 million. Proof also fell 23 percent in the advertiser-coveted 18-to-49 demographic to a 2.4 rating, whileWife rose 5 percent to a 2.0 rating. (Parenthood finished a distant third over on NBC with 4.73 million.)
In prime time's first hour, NCIS got the largest audience of the night — 18.79 million viewers. The first hour of The Biggest Loser: Couples drew 6.85 million, while the finale — likely the series finale — of ABC's No Ordinary Family lured 5.69 million against reruns of Glee on Fox (3.87 million) and the CW's One Tree Hill (758,000).
At 9/8c, the Dancing With the Stars results program reeled in Tuesday night's second-biggest viewership: 15.77 million, though it was down 28 percent in the 18-to-49 crowd to a 3.1 rating. A rerun of NCIS: Los Angeles (12.56 million viewers), Loser's second hour on NBC (7.77 million), repeats of Raising Hope (2.99 million) and Traffic Light (2.04 million) on Fox and Hellcats (672,000) on the CW trailed behind.