‘Voice’ boosts NBC’s Tuesday

Results show tops in demo as Fox's 'New Girl' hits low

The first results show edition of ”The Voice” was Tuesday’s top program among young adults, contributing to another low for Fox comedy ”New Girl,” which will be glad to see the return of ”Glee” as its lead-in next week.

With CBS in repeats, ABC and NBC tied as the night’s top network in adults 18-49 while Fox tied Univision for third.

According to preliminary national estimates from Nielsen, ”The Voice” results show averaged a 3.2 rating/8 share in adults 18-49 and 8.4 million viewers overall to win its hour and the night in the demo. While these numbers are considerably lower than what Fox sees for its results shows on Thursday, ”Voice” did have to compete with the results show of ”Dancing With the Stars” on ABC (2.7/7 in 18-49, 15.4 million viewers overall), which fell about 10% week to week but was the night’s most-watched program overall. Compared to NBC’s 9 o’clock hour average in March with ”The Biggest Loser,” ”The Voice” represented a nice 39% improvement in 18-49 (3.2 vs. 2.3).

Earlier in the evening, NBC’s ”The Biggest Loser” was up week to week (2.0/6 in 18-49, 6.3 million viewers overall), while ABC was competitive in the demo with a ”Dancing With the Stars” recap special (1.8/6 in 18-49, 9.5 million viewers overall). And at 10, ABC had the better of things with ”Body of Proof” (2.0/5 in 18-49, 10.8 million viewers overall) over NBC’s ”Fashion Star” (1.5/4 in 18-49, 4.1 million viewers overall), which merely matched its week-ago score despite a stronger lead-in.

Elsewhere, Fox’s comedy anchor ”New Girl,” continued its recent slide by losing a few more ticks week to week (2.3/6 in 18-49, 4.6 million viewers overall), ranking third for its half-hour. Also, ”Raising Hope” was up a bit leading off the night (1.6/5 in 18-49, 3.9 million viewers overall) and ”Breaking In” was down slightly at 9:30 (1.3/3 in 18-49, 2.7 million viewers overall). Next week will see the return of ”Glee” to the 8 o’clock hour, which should provide a boost for ”New Girl.”

CBS aired repeats of ”NCIS” (1.9/6 in 18-49, 11.4 million viewers overall), ”NCIS: Los Angeles” (1.5/4 in 18-49, 8.6 million viewers overall) and ”Unforgettable” (1.2/3 in 18-49, 6.7 million viewers overall). And CW, which is losing viewers in some markets due to the Tribune-DirecTV squabble, aired a repeat ”90210” (0.3/1 in 18-49, 0.7 million) and an original ”Ringer” (0.4/1 in 18-49, 1.0 million viewers overall).

Preliminary 18-49 averages for the night: ABC and NBC, 2.2/6; Fox, 1.6/5; Univision, 1.6/4; CBS, 1.5/4; CW, 0.3/1.

In total viewers: ABC, 11.9 million; CBS, 8.9 million; CBS, 6.3 million; Univision, 3.7 million; Fox, 3.6 million; CW, 0.8 million.

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