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NBC's 'Voice' is night's most-watched program in 18-49

With fresh episodes of “NCIS” and “NCIS: Los Angeles,” CBS edged NBC and “The Voice” for the top spot in primetime TV on Tuesday.

According to preliminary nationals from Nielsen, “The Voice” (4.0 rating/12 share in the 18-49 demo, 12.4 million viewers overall) was the night’s top-rated program – despite sliding from the previous week – but the one-two punch of “NCIS” (2.7/8, 16.8 million) and 9 p.m. timeslot winner “NCIS: Los Angeles” (2.6/7, 13.9 million) helped the Eye carry the night.

In a spread-the-wealth evening, ABC finished first at 10 p.m. with “Body of Proof” (1.5/4, 9.3 million), besting CBS’ “Golden Boy” (1.4/4, 8.0 million) and the second hour of NBC’s “Ready for Love” (1.0/3, 2.6 million).

At 8 p.m., “The Voice” and “NCIS” came in ahead of Fox’s “Hell’s Kitchen” (1.9/6, 4.7 million), ABC’s “Splash” (1.1/3, 4.9 million) and the CW’s “Hart of Dixie” (0.4/1, 1.2 million).

Bridesmaids at 9 p.m. were ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” (2.0/5, 12.4 million), the first hour of  “Ready for Love” (1.3/4, 3.5 million in its final Tuesday airing before “Grimm” moves into the slot), repeats on Fox of “New Girl” (1.3/3, 2.5 million) and “The Mindy Project” (1.0/3, 2.0 million) and a CW repeat of “America’s Next Top Model” (0.3/1, 0.9 million).

Preliminary 18-49 averages for the night: CBS 2.2/6, NBC 2.1/6, Univision 1.6/4, ABC 1.5/4, Fox 1.5/4, CW 0.3/1.

In total viewers: CBS 12.9 million, ABC 8.8 million, NBC 6.2 million, Univision 3.5 million, Fox 3.5 million, CW 1.0 million.

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