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Body of proof

Body of Proof is an American medical drama television series that ran on ABC from March 29, 2011, to May 28, 2013, and starred Dana Delany as medical examiner Dr. Megan Hunt.

The series was created by Chris Murphey and produced by ABC Studios. It was canceled by ABC after three seasons.

Plot

The series stars Dana Delany as Dr. Megan Hunt, a medical examiner. The show focuses on Hunt's efforts to balance the demands of her professional life, dealing with solving cases and analyzing bodies, with her personal life, trying to reconnect with her estranged daughter.

Hunt was a top-flight neurosurgeon, until she had a life-changing automobile accident and then accidentally killed a patient on the operating table. This resulted in her resignation, and retirement from the profession altogether.

Cast

  • Dana Delany as Dr. Megan Hunt
  • Jeri Ryan as Dr. Kate Murphy
  • Geoffrey Arend as Dr. Elliot Gross
  • John Carroll Lynch as Detective Bud Morris
  • Windell Middlebrooks as Dr. Curtis Brumfield
  • Nicholas Bishop as Peter Dunlap
  • Sonja Sohn as Detective Samantha Baker
  • Joanna Cassidy as Mrs. Hunt
  • Mary Mouser as Lacey Fleming
  • Mark Valley as Tommy Sullivan (season 3)
  • Elyes Gabel as Adam Lucas (season 3)
  • John Carroll Lynch as Bud Morris (seasons 1-2)
  • Jeffrey Nordling as Todd Fleming
  • Cliff Curtis as Derek Ames
  • Nathalie Kelley as Dani Alvarez
  • Jamie Bamber as Aiden Welles
  • Luke Perry as CDC Officer/Health Commissioner Charlie Stafford
  • Annie Wersching as Yvonne Kurtz
  • Richard Burgi as District Attorney Dan Russell
  • Lorraine Toussaint as Police Chief Angela Martin
  • Marisa Ramirez as Officer Riley Dunn
  • Micah Berkley as Officer James Wood

Ratings

The series premiere of "Body of Proof" (which aired on Tuesday, March 29, 2011) drew 14 million viewers. It finished in the top 10 in Nielsen ratings for the week, and was the second-most watched premiere of the 2010–11 season, following the CBS series "Hawaii Five-0."

ABC ran the second episode on Sunday April 3, 2011, but it dropped to 8.5 million viewers. The third episode aired two days later and drew 11 million viewers and once again, the show won its time slot.

The first season of the series averaged 13.68 million viewers, making it the second most-watched scripted drama on ABC.

Season Timeslot (EST) Number of Episodes Premiere Finale TV Season Overall rank 18–49 rank Overall viewership
Date Viewers
(millions)
Date Viewers
(millions)
1
Tuesday 10:00 pm
9
March 29, 2011
13.94
May 17, 2011
10.33 2010-11 #13 TBA 13.35
2 20
September 20, 2011
9.65
April 10, 2012
10.05 2011-12 #44 TBA 9.89
3 13
February 19, 2013
6.75
May 28, 2013
7.45 2012-13 #34 TBA 10.39

Awards & Achievements

Organization Category Nominee(s) Result
Environmental Media Awards Television Episodic Drama Episode "Broken Home" nominated
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