'Voice' Sings Loud NBC on Tuesday

CBS first in overall viewers for the night

Buoyed by a small rise in “The Voice” from the previous week, NBC was tops Tuesday among viewers 18-49 in primetime.

CBS was fourth in the demo among the English-language broadcasters — trailing Univision as well — but first in overall viewers, according to preliminary nationals from Nielsen, despite not winning any timeslots on the night.

At 8 p.m., “The Voice” (4.3 rating/13 share in 18-49, 13.6 million viewers overall) delivered the highest rating for any Tuesday primetime telecast on the broadcast networks since its season finale Dec. 18.

The singing competition easily topped its timeslot competitors, Fox’s “Hell’s Kitchen” (1.9/6, 4.7 million), ABC’s “Splash” (1.4/4, 5.7 million), CBS’ repeat of “NCIS” (1.4/4, 10.9 million) and the CW’s rerun of “Hart of Dixie” (0.3/1, 0.7 million).

ABC took over the top spot at 9 p.m. thanks to “Dancing with the Stars” (2.2/6, 13.6 million), which beat out the final two episodes of the freshman season of NBC’s “The New Normal” (1.9/5, 5.0 million immediately after “The Voice,” followed by 1.4/4, 4.6 million). The 9 p.m edition offered the show’s top preliminary rating since Oct. 9, while the 9:30 p.m airing was its top rating in that slot since Jan. 15.

Rounding out the 9 p.m. broadcasts were a repeat of “NCIS: Los Angeles” on CBS (1.6/4, 10.0 million), a repeat of “New Girl” on Fox (1.3/4, 2.8 million) followed by a fresh episode of “The Mindy Project” (1.4/4, 2.7 million) and the CW’s zero-share rerun of “Beauty and the Beast” (0.2/0, 0.6 million).

For the second week in a row at 10 p.m., ABC’s “Body of Proof” (1.5/4, 8.7 million) finished ahead of CBS freshman “Golden Boy” (1.3/4, 7.7 million). Coming in third in the hour on broadcast was NBC’s “Smash” (0.9/3, 3.0 million).

Preliminary 18-49 averages for the night: NBC 2.3/7, ABC 1.7/5, Fox 1.6/5, Univision 1.6/5, CBS 1.4/4, CW 0.2/1.

In total viewers: CBS 9.5 million, ABC 9.3 million, NBC 7.0 million, Univision 3.8 million, Fox 3.7 million, CW 0.7 million.

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